11 14, 2019

Celebrating Day of the Dead with art

By |2019-11-14T06:00:37-05:00November 14, 2019|

Elizabeth decorates her sugar cookie skull during our art club's Day of the Dead celebration.

Elizabeth decorates her sugar cookie skull during our art club’s Day of the Dead celebration.

The young artists of our Masterpieces at Main art club filled our story-time room with brightly colored skulls last month.

They weren’t being macabre. Instead, the kids were making artwork inspired by Dia de los Muertos. The holiday is an opportunity for families in Mexico and parts of Central America to get together, celebrate, and remember loved ones who have passed on.

The kids got in the spirit by painting alfeñique skulls, decorating sugar cookies, and even coloring marshmallows with edible gels—all with bold and bright colors.

By the way, our Masterpieces at Main Art Club is always happy to welcome new members. It’s open to all kids (eight to 12 years old.) And you don’t need to paint like Picasso or sculpt like Michelangelo to participate. However, to get the most out of the club, the kids will need to be able to work independently. Also, art can get messy, so dress appropriately.

We’re taking a brief hiatus for the holidays, but we’ll be back in January.

In the meantime, art lovers have other clubs they can check out at the library:

  • Teens and tweens can make melted crayon art at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at The HUB. Create a unique piece of artwork using crayons and a hair dryer. Register to attend online or call The HUB at (440) 205-6011.
  • Studio MPL is now at the Lake Branch! Kids gather each month to make a fun art project. The next meeting is 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16.
  • Kids aren’t the only ones who can get creative. Adults can join us for our Crafty Adults Club at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at our Lake Branch or our Bad Art Club at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, at our Headlands Branch. Both are free to join. We provide the supplies. You just bring your imagination.
  • Finally, if you love art, then you should check our Book & Brush Club. Our Collection Development Manager Barb provides  a visual presentation based on the lives of artists and associated art movements from the club’s book of the month. Like our Masterpieces at Main Art Club, Book & Brush will also return in 2020.
10 30, 2019

Halloween Preschool Dance Party

By |2019-10-30T06:00:58-04:00October 30, 2019|

Striking a pose at Mentor Public Library's Halloween Preschool Dance Party

Striking a pose at Mentor Public Library’s Halloween Preschool Dance Party.

We moved, grooved, shimmied, and shook at our Preschool Dance Party on Monday.

Kids donned their costumes a few days early to dance, make a monster mask, and enjoy a bit of story time.

We’ve had a month full of Halloween fun at the library, and it’s almost over. But you can still search for specters during the Ghostbusters Scavenger Hunt at our Lake Branch and trick or treat at the library on Halloween.

10 21, 2019

Pumpkin Decorating at the Library

By |2019-10-21T06:00:12-04:00October 21, 2019|

No carving necessary when you have creativity.

No carving necessary when you have creativity.

Kids used paint, stickers, glue, and even feathers to decorate pumpkins this week at our Lake Branch. A whole lot of creativity, and no carving necessary.

If you missed the fun, families can decorate pumpkins together from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at our Headlands Branch. This is a walk-in craft, while supplies last. No registration required.

By the way, we love Halloween and have spooky programs for kids at all of our branches. You can peruse them on our event calendar and see which ones that you want to attend. Some of our favorites include:

  • Families can get in the Halloween spirit with spooky stories by the campfire at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, outside of our Lake Branch. We’ll also have crafts, treats and a pumpkin-toss game.
  • Tweens can munch on mystery candy and try guessing what it is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at our Headlands Branch.
  • Kids (ages two to six) can move and groove during our Preschool Dance Party at on Monday, Oct. 28, at our Main Branch. Registration required. Don’t forget your costume!

Of course, you can also search for specters all month long during the Ghostbusters Scavenger Hunt at our Lake Branch and trick or treat at the library on Halloween.

10 16, 2019

Zombie Party for Teens

By |2019-10-16T06:00:54-04:00October 16, 2019|

Mentor Public Library is throwing a zombie-themed Halloween party for teens on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at its Main Branch.

Mentor Public Library is throwing a zombie-themed Halloween party for teens on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at its Main Branch.

We’re throwing a Zombie-themed Halloween party for teens at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at our Main Branch.

There will be games, prizes, and candy. Everyone’s invited to wear their costumes.

The fun is open to all teens (in seventh through 12th grade.) We only ask that you RSVP beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

We love Halloween and have spooky programs for kids at all of our branches. You can peruse them on our event calendar and see which ones that you want to attend. Some of our favorites include:

  • Kids can concoct their own Monster Spray (just one spray keeps the monsters away) at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at The HUB inside Mentor High School. For children, ages four to eight. Registration required.
  • Don't forget that you can trick or treat at the library on Halloween.

    Don’t forget that you can trick or treat at the library on Halloween.

    Kids of all ages can dress like their favorite Powerpuff Girl, Crystal Gem, or secret agent from Codename: Kids Next Door during our Cartoon Network Costume Party from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at our Headlands Branch. There will be games, crafts, and cake. Come dressed as your favorite character from any Cartoon Network show – past or present.

  • Families can get in the Halloween spirit with spooky stories by the campfire at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, outside of our Lake Branch. We’ll also have crafts, treats and a pumpkin-toss game.
  • Tweens can munch on mystery candy and try guessing what it is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at our Headlands Branch.
  • Kids (ages two to six) can move and groove during our Preschool Dance Party at on Monday, Oct. 28, at our Main Branch. Registration required. Don’t forget your costume!

Of course, you can also search for specters all month long during the Ghostbusters Scavenger Hunt at our Lake Branch and trick or treat at the library on Halloween.

10 5, 2019

Cartoon Network Costume Party at our Headlands Branch

By |2019-10-05T06:00:20-04:00October 5, 2019|

Dress as your favorite Crystal Gem during our Cartoon Network Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 19, at our Headlands Branch.

Dress as your favorite Crystal Gem during our Cartoon Network Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 19, at our Headlands Branch.

Kids of all ages can dress like their favorite Powerpuff Girl, Crystal Gem, or secret agent from Codename: Kids Next Door during our Cartoon Network Costume Party from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Headlands Branch.

There will be games, crafts, and cake. Come dressed as your favorite character from any Cartoon Network show – past or present.

The party is free to attend and open to all. We only require that you RSVP. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 257-2000.

Easiest costume: Samurai Jack. All you need is a bathrobe.

Easiest costume: Samurai Jack. All you need is a bathrobe.

By the way, if you love Cartoon Network, you should check out Hoopla. It’s a service where you can stream TV shows, movies, and music to your favorite device. Most importantly, it’s free to use with you library card.

Furthermore, Hoopla has hundreds of episodes from Cartoon Network shows that you can watch right now: classics like Dexter’s Laboratory, Ed, Edd & Eddy, Powerpuff Girls, and Samurai Jack; favorites like Foster’s Home for Imaginary FriendsRegular ShowBen 10, and Codename: Kids Next Door; and newer hits like Steven UniverseOK KO!; and Over the Garden Wall.

You can also stream the first three seasons of Adventure Timeas well as its ElementsStakes and Islands miniseries.

Adult Swim has added some of their most popular series to Hoopla too, including Rick and MortyVenture BrosSealab 2021Robot ChickenBlack Dynamite and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

 

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