08 10, 2021

Join Mentor Public Library’s genealogy club

By |2021-08-10T06:00:57-04:00August 10, 2021|

Research your family history with our new Back to Your Roots Genealogy Club.

Research your family history with our new Back to Your Roots Genealogy Club at our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch.

Our Back to Your Roots Genealogy Club is back, and it’s open to anyone who’s curious about their family history.

We’ll be meeting in person at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at our newly renovated Lake Branch. You can share tips on researching your genealogy, exchange information, and talk shop. All levels of genealogy expertise are welcome.

You can RSVP on our website or by calling us at (440) 257-2512.

By the way, did you know that your library card gives you access to not one, not two, not three, but four different genealogy websites? For free.

They are:

  1. Ancestry — Search for your family’s history through censuses, cemeteries, city directories, military and immigration records, and more public records.
  2. Fold3 — Fold3 allows you to research your family’s military history going back to the Revolutionary War.
  3. HeritageQuest — Similar to our Ancestry database. Browse public records, including censuses that go back to the 18th Century, US Indian census rolls, mortality schedules and more.
  4. African-American Heritage — A genealogy database that specializes in African-American heritage, complete with state-by-state guides and a volunteer-staffed forum.

You don’t need to know much to get started on our databases—a name, somewhere that person lived and it helps to know his or her approximate birth year. And, frankly, if you don’t know your great-grandfather or great-great-mother’s birth year, it usually only takes a single search to find out.

These databases search through millions of public records: census and immigration information, birth/marriage/death certificates, and more. Not only can you view these documents, but you can email them to yourself and your family members.

Give them a look, and share what you find at our Back to Your Roots Genealogy Club!

09 28, 2020

Spooky Stories by the Fire (by the Lake)

By |2020-09-28T06:00:27-04:00September 28, 2020|

Ms. Mary and Ms. Lisa from our Lake Branch will share spooky stories for kids of all ages.

Ms. Mary and Ms. Lisa from our Lake Branch will share spooky stories for kids of all ages.

Families can get in the Halloween spirit with spooky stories by the (digital) campfire at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12. Ms. Mary and Ms. Lisa from our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch will share stories that will put a chill down your spine without terrifying the little ones.

The program will be hosted via Zoom and registration is required. You can sign up online or call the Lake Branch at (440) 257-2512.

07 19, 2020

An introduction know your Instant Pot

By |2020-07-19T13:00:32-04:00July 19, 2020|

Our librarian Ms. Mollie offered an introduction to Instant Pot cooking during a special program earlier this week.

In addition a video of the program, we have PDFs that offer:

Ms. Mollie also recommended the recipes and how-to instructional videos on Instant Pot’s YouTube channel.

By the way, if you’re looking for recipes to try, we have dozens of Instant Pot cookbooks in our collection that you can borrow.

05 24, 2020

Learn about Women’s Suffrage, Fashion & Health in the 1920s

By |2020-05-24T06:00:13-04:00May 24, 2020|

Learn about women's suffrage, fashion and health in the 1920s during a special program at our Lake Branch.

Learn about women’s suffrage, fashion and health in the 1920s during a special online program hosted by the staff of our Lake Branch.

We’re revisiting America in the 1920s as part of a series of programs this year.

The series kicks off with a focus on women’s suffrage, fashion, and health during an online talk at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10. The program will be led by Traci Hoffman from our Lake Branch.

The talk is free, open to all, and will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required. You can sign up online at (440) 257-2512.

Once you register, details on how you can view the program will be emailed to you a day before the program is scheduled to begin. (If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder.)

And you can always peruse our collection if you’re curious about the Roaring Twenties. Remember, you can now pickup items from the drive-thru at our Main Branch and curbside at our Lake and Headlands Branches. Click here for details.

11 30, 2019

Holiday House Party at Mentor Library

By |2019-11-30T06:00:55-05:00November 30, 2019|

Design and build your own graham-cracker house at our Lake Branch.

Design and build your own graham-cracker house at our Lake Branch.

We’ve got a sweet craft for you!

Kids can design and decorate their own gingerbread houses at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at our Lake Branch.

Our program is free and open to all children from kindergarten through sixth grade. However, we do ask that you sign up beforehand. You can register online or call our Lake Branch at (440) 257-2512.

By the way, we’re hosting dozens of holiday programs this December – story times, cool crafts, concerts, and more! Check out what’s happening.

 

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