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.

08 20, 2019

Get dancing at our Music & Play Club

By |2019-08-20T06:00:11-04:00August 20, 2019|

Kids will love our new music-themed story time on the first Wednesday of each month at our Lake Branch.

Kids will love our new music-themed story time on the first Wednesday of each month at our Lake Branch.

Do you have a little one who loves to sing and dance? Bring them to our Music & Play Club!

This new club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at our Lake Branch. This month, that’s Sept. 4. Kids are welcome with their adult. No registration is required.

Your children will enjoy this music-themed story time, which always includes time for free play at the end.

And, yes, story time is back in session! We host story times almost every day and at all of our branches. Visit our event calendar to see which suits your family best.

07 25, 2019

Defying gravity at our Out of this World Party

By |2019-07-25T06:00:48-04:00July 25, 2019|

Acrobat Annabella didn’t quite blast off when she performed during the Out of This World Party last week at our Lake Branch, but she certainly blew some minds.

She defied gravity with juggling-sticks, contortionist, and tumbling routines during our celebration of the moon landing’s anniversary.

Kids also designed their own frisbees and completed a 9-hole disc golf course during the party.

By the way, don’t forget to enter all of your books or hours read before our Summer Reading program ends on Sunday, July 28. We want to make sure you get credit for all of the reading you’ve been doing this summer.

And it’s not too late to sign up for Summer Reading, if you haven’t already. Even if you only read one book this summer, you still have a chance to win one of our awesome prizes. And the more you read, the better chance you have of winning.

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