10 14, 2021

Explore the Urban Legends of Ohio

By |2021-10-14T06:00:17-04:00October 14, 2021|

Do sasquatch, Melon Heads, sea monsters, and other cryptids lurk near where we live? Explore the urban legends of Ohio during a special program at our Lake Branch.

Ohio is stuffed with frightening folktales and chilling legends. Have you heard of Cry Baby Bridge? Helltown? The Melon Heads that were rumored to live in Kirtland?

Our own Ms. Mollie will introduces you to the stories behind the legends of Mothman, the Monster of Minerva, the Lake Erie Monster, and more. She’ll also tell you about the state’s many Bigfoot sighting and the only known Witch Trial to occur in Ohio.

Her talk is free to attend and open to all. It will be 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at our Lake Branch. Space is limited, so registration is required. Sign up on our website or by calling us at (440) 257-2512.

If you can’t get enough of local lore, our YouTube channel has authors sharing some of their favorite stories that they’ve researched:

10 4, 2021

Find the Mystery behind Lake County History

By |2021-10-04T06:00:40-04:00October 4, 2021|

Enjoy a program about Lake County History that combines the haunted and the historical.

You can discover the mystery behind an important part of Lake County’s history during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at our Lake Branch.

Learn the story behind the building that used to be the county poorhouse and now houses the Lake County History Center. Hear the stories of those who lived there and the legend of those who supposedly still haunt its halls. This talk will be presented by our friends from the Lake County History Center and is open to all.

Registration is required. People can sign up on our website or by calling us at (440) 257-2512.

By the way, if you’re interested in local history, we’ve hosted several programs about it – many of which can be viewed in their entirety on our YouTube channel – including:

09 26, 2021

Celebrate & Investigate Mentor-on-the-Lake History with our New Group

By |2021-09-26T10:00:50-04:00September 26, 2021|

Both remember and research the history of Mentor-on-the-Lake with our new Mentor-on-the-Lake History Buffs group. Our first meeting is Oct. 6 at our Lake Branch.

We’ve started a new club at our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch that celebrates and investigates the history of Mentor-on-the-Lake! The first meeting of the Mentor-on-the-Lake History Buffs will be 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Lisa Layton, the MPL associate who started the group, said she got the idea from our patrons who reminisce about the area when they visit us.

“Patrons come in and ask about local history, especially in the summer,” Lisa said. “They stop in and reminisce about the beautiful beach and resort town of its day. They talk about Mentor Beach Playland, Salida Hotel and dance hall. One man told me he was a drummer who filled in at the dance hall there. He said that Lana Turner took him by the hand and led him onto the stage. His eyes lit up when he told the story. He took me back there.”

Lisa loves these little reminiscences and is forming a new group to both remember and research Mentor-on-the-Lake’s rich history.

“Local residents have a story to tell about their history,” Layton said. “It’s time to pull out the boxes of old photos and take a trip down memory lane before the story is no longer there to share.

The group is open to all, and we only ask that people RSVP to join the discussion. You can sign up online or by calling us at 440-257-2512.

08 25, 2021

Revisit Cleveland’s Hometown Rockers from the 1960s & 1970s

By |2021-08-25T06:00:16-04:00August 25, 2021|

Learn about rockers with Cleveland ties during a special program at Mentor Public Library.

Revisit the hometown sounds of Cleveland’s 1960s and 1970s during a special program at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, at our Main Branch.

Local historian and master storyteller Dennis Sutcliffe will transport listeners back to the time of bands like The Raspberries, Glass Harp and James Gang and venues like The Agora, The Plato and Hullabaloo Clubs. He’ll share both memories and music from the era.

Sutcliffe’s talk is free to attend. Registration is required. Sign up on our website or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, if you’re interested in local history, we’ve hosted several programs about it – many of which can be viewed in their entirety on our YouTube channel – including:

07 20, 2021

Enjoy a Celebration Presentation of Cleveland Indians Nation

By |2021-07-20T06:00:51-04:00July 20, 2021|

Journey back through the history of Cleveland baseball during a special program at Mentor Public Library.

Enjoy a fun and enlightening journey through Cleveland Indians history at Mentor Public Library with Martin Gitlin, the author of the Ultimate Cleveland Indians Time Machine Book.

Gitlin’s talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, at the our Main Branch. His presentation will feature videos and photographs of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events and moments in franchise history. It will trace highs like World Series championships and lows like the 1899 Cleveland Spiders earning the worst record in major-league history.

The program is free to attend, though registration is required. You can RSVP online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

Gitlin will also have autographed copies of his book for sale after his talk.

For more on Cleveland Indians’ history:

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