12 3, 2020

Jingle All The Way! Online Holiday Story Time

By |2020-12-03T10:00:46-05:00December 3, 2020|

Need a little Christmas? Right this very minute?

Then we have the perfect story time for you! Ms. Mary shares holidays songs and stories from Sarah Kieley and Kevin Henkes. Grab your bells and your shakers and other noise makers, and get ready for a story time packed with winter wonder!

Join us on Thursdays, Dec. 10 and 17, for more holiday story times from our Lake Branch that your family can watch on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

You can also watch live story times that our Children’s Department host via Zoom at 10 am on Tuesdays. Our next one is on Dec. 8 and you can sign up for it here.

12 1, 2020

Revisit Cleveland’s Christmases of Yesteryear

By |2020-12-01T06:00:25-05:00December 1, 2020|

Mr JingelingThe historians from the Lake County History Center will take you on a tour through the Christmases of Yesteryear during a special program we’re hosting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14.

This program will bring back memories of Northeast Ohio’s Christmas traditions, including Mr. Jingeling, Francis the Talking Mule, and more. It will be broadcast online via Zoom and is free to watch. You can RSVP online or by calling us at (440) 257-2512.

11 20, 2020

Holiday origami at Mentor Public Library

By |2020-11-20T16:00:59-05:00November 20, 2020|

Welcome to our online Holiday Origami series with Jenn Cline from the Ohio Paper Folders!

Every week from Nov. 20 until Christmas, Jenn will share a new craft that you can make with paper (and occasionally some scissors and glue.) We’ll post a new Holiday Origami video at 4 p.m. each Friday on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and right here!

We’ll even provide the paper if you want to make some of these crafts on your own. You can pick pages up from the Reference Desk at our Main Branch. Or, if you prefer, call ahead and we can have paper ready for you in our drive-thru.

Jenn’s crafts will be:

(The bold links will go live at 4 p.m. on their respective Fridays.)

You can also follow Jenn on Twitter and Facebook for more origami inspiration.

By the way, if you are looking for craft ideas that you can make at home, check out our Artpocalypse series. At noon each Tuesday, Mr. Josh shares a video with ideas for crafts, art projects, and science experiments that you can do at home!

12 28, 2019

Christmas in a Civil War Camp

By |2019-12-28T06:00:26-05:00December 28, 2019|

Our friends from James A. Garfield National Historic Site have taken us to Gettysburg, Antietam, Atlanta, and beyond during their Civil War lecture series.

But now Allison Powell of JAGNHS leads us somewhere new: Christmas during the Civil War. She depicts for us Christmas scenes from Union camps, Confederate camps, even prison camps, and both home fronts.

She also explains how the war changed Christmas traditions for our nation.

By the way, our Civil War series will continue in 2020. We’ll discuss The Battle Of Middle Creek at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at our Main Branch. As always, the talk is free and open to all. Don’t miss learning about Colonel James A. Garfield’s finest hour.

By the way, if you’re interested in Civil War history, several talks in our Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety.

12 23, 2019

Twas the Night Before Christmas Story Time

By |2019-12-23T05:00:34-05:00December 23, 2019|

Ms. Lisa reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas" in front of our fireplace.

Ms. Lisa reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas” in front of our fireplace.

We enjoyed a special story time by the fireside (sort of) earlier this month

First, we read the classic poem Twas the Night Before Christmas and sang carols. Then, kids crafted their own Santa bears and hats. Finally, they chowed on cookies and sipped on cocoa.

Have a safe and Merry Christmas!

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