11 18, 2019

A practically perfect Princess Party

By |2019-11-18T06:00:26-05:00November 18, 2019|

Our princess party at the Lake Branch was packed with little Annas and Elsas.

Our princess party at the Lake Branch was packed with little Annas and Elsas.

The Princess Party this Saturday at our Lake Branch was so cool that you could even say it was… Frozen.

Thanks to all the families who attended and we hope you had as much fun as we did!

 

By the way, if your kid loves Disney princesses, then our shelves are filled with books, music, and (of course) movies that you can borrow.

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.

09 30, 2019

Paint Pouring Party!

By |2019-09-30T06:00:48-04:00September 30, 2019|

Ever heard of fluid art? It’s also called Paint Pouring or Dirty Pouring. We tried it last week with our Masterpieces at Main Art Club.

Instead of painting, you can mix your paint in a single cup and pour it directly onto the canvas. It makes for a stunning, psychedelic image.

Here’s a video if you want to try it at home:

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.

Our next meeting is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. You can register online for your children to join or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

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

  • 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, Oct. 21.
  • 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, Oct. 30, at our Lake Branch or our Bad Art Club at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, 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. Their next meeting is 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at our Main Branch. This month’s selection is “The Modigliani Scandal” by Ken Follett.
09 10, 2019

Tea Time at our Lake Branch

By |2019-09-10T06:00:57-04:00September 10, 2019|

We celebrate the return of Downton Abbey with a special themed tea party.

We celebrate the return of Downton Abbey with a special themed tea party.

We celebrated the return of Downton Abbey with a special tea last week at our Lake Branch.

Patrons enjoyed tea, light snacks, and Downton Abbey-themed trivia and games.

By the way, if you need a refresher before the Downton Abbey movie comes out on Sept. 20, we know this neat place where you can borrow the DVDs for free. (And, remember, it’s savouries, then scones, then sweets.)

Also, we have books you can borrow if you’re looking for suggestions on how to host your own tea party.

09 9, 2019

Cooking comfort foods in an Instant Pot

By |2019-09-09T06:00:33-04:00September 9, 2019|

Learn how to make delicious soups and stews with your Instant Pot at Mentor Public Library's Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch.

Learn how to make delicious soups and stews with your Instant Pot at Mentor Public Library’s Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch.

Discover how to use your Instant Pot to make soups, stews, and other sumptuous comfort foods during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at our Lake Branch.

Librarian Mollie Burns will suggest different recipes you can make, while offering a live demonstration. The program is open to all and free to attend. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 257-2512.

By the way, if you can’t attend this program, there will be an encore session at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Concord Township Community Center (7671 Auburn Road, Concord Township.) You can register by calling (440) 639-4652.

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.

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