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.

 

09 27, 2019

Host your own Halloween film festival with Hoopla & Kanopy

By |2019-09-27T06:00:48-04:00September 27, 2019|

Host your own Halloween film festival for free. All you need is your library card.

Host your own Halloween film festival for free. All you need is your library card.

Do you like scary movies?

You can host your own Halloween film festival with Hoopla, Kanopy and your library card. (If you’re not familiar with Hoopla and Kanopy, they’re both streaming services that you can use with your Mentor Public Library card. Think of them as Netflix — but free.)

Here are some of our favorite frightening films — any of which you can borrow and start streaming now:

Both Hoopla and Kanopy offer their share of horror classics, including:frankenstein-394281_1280

They also have modern screamers like:

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If you’re looking for something funny but still Halloween-appropriate, you’ll enjoy What We Do in the Shadows or even episodes of The Addams Family.

You can stream up to 12 items a month from Hoopla and 10 from Kanopy. There’s also no late fees because the videos automatically return after 72 hours.

You can use either service on your computer, smart TV, tablet or smartphone. Both the Hoopla and Kanopy apps are available for free at the Google Play and iTunes stores.

All you need to get started is a Mentor Public Library card. Click here if you want step-by-step instructions on how to use Hoopla or Kanopy. Or, if you prefer, you can always call or visit us.

 

08 9, 2019

Unlimited streaming of the Great Courses for free on Kanopy

By |2019-08-09T06:00:43-04:00August 9, 2019|

Have you heard of The Great Courses?

They’re a collection of phenomenal lectures series created by esteemed college professors for the general public on fascinating topics like Decisive Battles in World History, Writing Great Fiction, and Physics & our Universe.

They’re engaging, enlightening, and understandable.

The only downside? They can be a touch expensive to buy.

But that’s no longer a problem since Kanopy allows you to stream them for free! If you’re not familiar with Kanopy, it’s a streaming service that lets you watch some of the world’s greatest films and documentaries. And it’s free with your library card!

Typically, you can stream 10 items from Kanopy each month. But, right now, you can stream unlimited Great Courses videos from Kanopy with your Mentor Public Library card.

Learn as much as you want to about history, skills, hobbies, humanities and science.

By the way, if you prefer streaming audio, you can stream more than 100 Great Courses in their entirety as audiobooks using Hoopla. Once again, Hoopla is free to use with your Mentor Public Library card. You can borrow up to 12 items per month from its collection.

05 11, 2019

Stream Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Tru TV & TBS shows for free with Hoopla

By |2019-05-11T06:00:31-04:00May 11, 2019|

Tired of price increases from Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix?

Well, the price for Hoopla and Kanopy two streaming services we offer – hasn’t changed. (It’s still free with your library card.) Moreover, Hoopla has just added hundreds of episodes from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Tru TV and TBS shows that you can stream to your phones, tablets, computers and Smart TVs.

You can now watch episodes from all eras of Cartoon Network: classics like Dexter’s Laboratory, Ed, Edd & Eddy, Powerpuff Girls, and Samurai Jack; favorites like Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Regular ShowBen 10, and Codename: Kids Next Door; and newer hits like Steven Universe, OK KO!; and Over the Garden Wall.

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

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

Finally, you can also use Hoopla to watch Tru TV and TBS hits like Adam Ruins Everything, Last O.G., Angie Tribeca, and Impractical Jokers.

And if none of this is your family’s speed, you can stream Great Courses lectures, Nova documentaries, BBC favorites, episodes of Sesame Street, Nickelodeon classicsDisney films, and dozens of other fun and educational TV shows from Hoopla, as well.

You get to borrow up to 12 items a month.

By the way, if you don’t know how to use Hoopla, we’ve made handouts and how-to videos to help. You can also ask one of our librarians how to use Hoopla the next time that you visit us.

04 10, 2019

BBC favorites now available for streaming on Hoopla

By |2019-04-10T06:00:55-04:00April 10, 2019|

Anglophiles rejoice! Dozens of your favorite BBC shows are now available to stream for free. All you need is your library card.

Hoopla, one of our digital services, recently added more than 90 seasons of BBC shows to its collection where you can stream it for free 24/7.

That includes modern classics (Upstairs, Downstairs), bawdy comedies (Coupling), murder mysteries with a young Daniel Craig (Ice House), dinosaurs (The Lost World), murder mysteries with dinosaurs (Primeval), and Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Hawking.

You can also watch BBC’s classic takes on Robin Hood, Sinbad, and Call the Midwife.

And if the BBC isn’t your family’s speed, you can stream Great Courses lectures, Nova documentaries, episodes of Sesame Street, Nickelodeon classicsDisney films, and dozens of other fun and educational TV shows from Hoopla, as well.

You get to borrow up to 12 items a month.

By the way, if you don’t know how to use Hoopla, we’ve made handouts and how-to videos to help. You can also ask one of our librarians how to use Hoopla the next time that you visit us.

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