10 12, 2021

Halloween Preschool Dance Party

By |2021-10-12T06:00:58-04:00October 12, 2021|

It’s a costume carnival for kids during our Preschool Dance Party on Monday, Oct. 25.

Kids can don their costumes early and groove at our preschool dance party at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, at our Main Branch.

The party is open to all kids (two to six years old) and free to attend. Due to limited space, we require registration. Families can RSVP online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

By the way, kids can also trick-or-treat at the library on Friday, Oct. 29.

10 8, 2021

Celebrate spooky season by painting a monster

By |2021-10-08T06:00:17-04:00October 8, 2021|

Paint your own monster trading cards during a special program at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch on Oct. 21.

It’s almost Halloween, so let’s get creepy and creative!

Kids (ages seven to 12) can use watercolors to paint unique trading cards of their favorite monsters during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, at our Main Branch. Pick from sea monsters, sasquatch, el chupacabra, dogman, the flatwood monster, mothman, and more!

Kids will also enjoy some cryptid-themed treats.

Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

10 3, 2021

Make a Haunted Peeps Diorama

By |2021-10-03T06:00:13-04:00October 3, 2021|

It’s spooky, sweet, and very silly. Tweens can make a Haunted Peep Diorama at Mentor Public Library’s Lake Branch.

We’re hosting a Halloween program that’s both a trick AND a treat!

Tweens (nine to 13 years old) can make Haunted Peeps Dioramas at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at our Lake Branch. You can use the candy to create silly and spooky scenes. We’ll provide the shoebox, Peeps, and other candies and craft supplies. You just bring those twisted imaginations.

Registration is required. Sign up online or call us at (440) 257-2512.

Speaking of candy, kids can trick-or-treat at the library on Friday, Oct. 29.

09 30, 2021

Take the World Tour of Snacks to Mexico

By |2021-09-30T06:00:47-04:00September 30, 2021|

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos early when the World Tour of Snacks stops in Mexico this Oct. 13.

¡Feliz Día de los Muertos! Teens and tweens (those entering seventh through 12th grade) can celebrate with us during a delicious program at our Main Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Young gourmets will enjoy authentic Mexican candy and treats while learning about their country of origin. It’s free to join the our World Tour of Snacks, but RSVP is required. Sign up online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

Speaking of candy, kids can trick-or-treat at the library on Friday, Oct. 29.


09 29, 2021

Ghosts of the Civil War: Shades of Blue and Gray

By |2021-09-29T06:00:08-04:00September 29, 2021|

We’ll be visited by Civil War specters during a special performance on Oct. 12 at our Main Branch.

History buffs, literature lovers, and anyone who enjoys a good ghost story will love the Ghosts of the Civil War program that we’re hosting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at our Main Branch.

Sara Showman (representing the South) and Mark Dawidziak (representing the North) will tell ghost stories from South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Ohio – including a few involving President Abraham Lincoln. Sara and Mark will also share appropriate literary selections from Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Ohio native Ambrose Bierce.

Space is limited, so registration is required. RSVP online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247 to register.

If you’re interested in Civil War history, we host a monthly series on the Civil War with our friends and neighbors, the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. The series continues at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Rangers Allison Powell and Rebecca Hayward will share tips for researching your family members who served in the Civil War. We will be meeting in person at our Main Branch. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

Finally, several talks in the series can be viewed online in their entirety, including:

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