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:

10 31, 2020

All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Halloween Freebies

By |2020-10-31T12:00:18-04:00October 31, 2020|

New releases, graphic novels, and creepy classics! This week, Cailey and Meg discuss all of their Halloween-adjacent favorites, including:

  1. The Missing Season by Gillian French
  2. Mooncakes by Wendy Xu & Suzanne Walker
  3. Swamp Thing by Maggie Stiefvater & Morgan Beem
  4. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Most of the books they discuss can also be borrowed as ebooks using OverDrive or Libby. All you need is your Mentor Public Library card.

10 31, 2020

Trick of Treating at Mentor Public Library

By |2020-10-31T06:00:41-04:00October 31, 2020|


It was so good to see all of you trick or treaters on Friday!

One of the hardest things about this year has been not holding programs INSIDE the library. Don’t get me wrong. We love to see your smiling faces on Zoom, and we’re always happy when you visit the branches. But it’s not the same.

We know things aren’t “back to normal.” But, for one day, it was absolutely beautiful to see you all.

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