07 28, 2019

Travel to the Lake County’s posh, Gilded-Age past

By |2019-07-28T06:00:36-04:00July 28, 2019|

Pine-crest-hotel-picnicDid you know that Lake County used to be the preferred vacation destination for the wealthy in the 19th century?

Specifically, Little Mountain Road in Mentor and Concord Township used to be dotted with grand hotels, bath houses and extravagant amenities for the millionaires who visited.

Travel back more than a century and learn about the hotels of Little Mountain during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at our Main Branch.

The talk is presented by the Lake County History Center and will feature vintage photos of the opulent hotels.

The program is free to attend and open to all. We only require that you register to attend beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, local history lovers should also check out our program about Eliot Ness at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, with renowned Ness expert Rebecca McFarland.

07 3, 2019

Fun is never old-fashioned

By |2019-07-03T06:00:59-04:00July 3, 2019|

Kids play bocce on the Lake Branch's lawn.

Kids play bocce on the Lake Branch’s lawn.

Kids played old-fashioned games like croquet, drop the handkerchief, bocce, and the game of graces earlier this summer at the Lake Branch with our friends from Lake County History Center.

And, while the games might be old-fashioned, fun is never out of style.

By the way, we’re celebrating a little history of our own at Mentor Public Library. This year is our bicentennial. (We look good for our age.)

And everyone is invited to our 200th Anniversary Party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 12, on our Main Branch lawn.

You can help us make a community mosaic of Mentor with Gail Christofferson of Animal House Glass. Also, Tom Todd, the Amazing One Man Band, will perform from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, sit back, and enjoy  a little bit of Jimmy Buffett.

We’ll also have cake and contests. All are welcome and no registration is required to attend our party!

Catch the fun!

Catch the fun!

04 14, 2019

Travel back to 1819 at our Headlands Branch

By |2019-04-14T06:00:35-04:00April 14, 2019|

Woman_Churning_Butter_MET_DP827612As part of our bicentennial celebration, kids can travel back to 1819 during a special program at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 29, at our Headlands Branch.

Our friends from the Lake County History Center will teach kids about churning butter, threshing wheat and other chores that children would have had 200 years ago.

The program is fun, free and open to all kids from six to 12 years old. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call our Headlands Branch at (440) 257-2000.

By the way, we’re celebrating our 200th anniversary all year long with, donation drives, programs that celebrate local history, and (of course) reading! Get all the details here.

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