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07 4, 2019

Rock the Bears!

By |2019-07-04T06:00:57-04:00July 4, 2019|

Rock the Bears this summer in Mentor!

Rock the Bears this summer in Mentor!

You may have noticed this star-spangled sculpture standing outside of our Main Branch.

Her name is Ursa Major and she’s part of a citywide public-art display called Mentor Rocks the Bears!

You can find Ursa Major and nine other bears (designed and painted by local artists) this summer throughout the city of Mentor.

The bears include:

Mentor Rock the Bears is sponsored by the Mentor’s Community Arts Commission.

By the way, a gala will be held on September 14 and all bears will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting future public art displays in Mentor.

07 1, 2019

The Untold Stories of Mentor, Ohio, with Thomas Matowitz

By |2019-07-01T06:00:03-04:00July 1, 2019|

Thomas Matowitz, the author and local historian who literally wrote the book one Mentor, Ohio, returned to the library to share some of his best stories.

Matowitz is the perfect person to discuss prominent Mentor families like the Garfields, landmarks like the Wildwood Estate, and more. But he also has a mindful of spectacular Mentor stories that nearly nobody else knows, including:

  • Mentor’s only Congressional Medal of Honor recipient
  • the most fatal day in Mentor’s history
  • the tale of the WWII pilot from Mentor who is buried in Normandy.

For more from Matowitz:

Speaking of history, you can also join us for our 200th anniversary party at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12, on our Main Branch lawn. Help make a community mosaic of Mentor with Gail Christofferson of Animal House Glass.

Also, Tom Todd, the Amazing One Man Band, will perform from 6 to 7 pm. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, sit back and enjoy  a little bit of Jimmy Buffett. We will also have cake and contests. All are welcome and no registration is required for our party.



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