12 22, 2018

New Year’s Resolution: Make More

By |2018-12-22T06:00:53-05:00December 22, 2018|

You can use the new and emerging technologies at The HUB’s makerspace to craft what you imagine.

You can use the new and emerging technologies at The HUB’s makerspace to craft what you imagine.

In 2019, we invite you to create with the newly opened makerspace at The HUB in Mentor High School.

If you have a Mentor Public Library card, you now have access to a:

Music videos! Personalized T-shirts, posters and pint glasses! Stickers, sculptures and etchings! You can make them with the makerspace.

If this sounds enticing but you’ve never heard of a laser engraver or vinyl cutter, then we can help with that too.

We have several programs this January that will introduce you to the makerspace and its resources.

You can:

  • get a tour makerspace and live demonstration of its equipment at either 4 or 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at  The HUB.
  • use the makerspace’s vinyl cutter to make customized drinkware at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Feel free to use one of our glasses or bring your own.
  • create custom tote bags with our vinyl cutter and T-shirt press at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
  • get an introduction to the laser engraver at either 5 or 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21. Get inspired for your next project and leave with an engraved souvenir.
  • learn about the vinyl cutter, as well, at either 5 or 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28. Discover what you can create with the cutter and get your own vinyl souvenir.

All these programs are free to attend. However, some programs are for different age groups. Also, we do ask that you register ahead of time. You can sign up online at our event calendar or call The HUB at 440-205-6011.

Just to be clear, you don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor to use The HUB’s MakerSpace. All you need is a Mentor Public Library card in good standing.

The HUB is open to all from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and is located inside Mentor High School (6477 Center St., Mentor, OH). The Makerspace closes 30 minutes before The HUB.

Additionally, the price for Makerspace use varies by machine. See Makerspace Pricing @ The HUB for details.

For more information – including policies, procedures, and how to make a reservation – visit our MakerSpace page.

12 13, 2018

Library cards for Lake Shore Compact students

By |2018-12-13T06:00:16-05:00December 13, 2018|

One of the Career Technical Education students shows off his new Mentor Public Library card.

One of the Career Technical Education students shows off his new Mentor Public Library card.

We spent a wonderful morning giving Mentor Public Library cards to about 175 Career Technical Education students this Tuesday at Mentor Schools’ Paradigm building.

The students were from the MBA, Allied Health and Graphic Design & Video Production tracks. They all use lynda.com, an online software training database, to help them with their studies. And the school districts pay so the students can access it.

Recently, Lynda.com became one of the dozens of databases you can use for free with your library card. That means the students and schools can access it for free. All the students need is a library card.

We also had the opportunity to show the students the ebooks, digital magazines, streaming music and video, and other online resources they can use with their Mentor Public Library Card.

This is just the beginning of the process. However, by putting library cards in every Mentor High School students’ hands, we can save the school district $37,500 over the next five years.

This is just one of the ways that Mentor Schools and Mentor Public Library have partnered to (one) save the community money, (two) share resources and (three) make those resources available to you.

Just this year, we opened Mentor High School’s renovated school library — now known as The HUB — to the public. It’s open to everyone for study, quiet tutoring and more from 3 to 8 p.m. every Monday through Wednesday. We also host a wide variety of programs there each week.

Moreover, you now use The HUB’s state-of-the-art makerspace!

It contains a:

You can use any or all of these machines to make the project of your dreams. You don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor. All you need is a Mentor Public Library card in good standing. For more information, visit our makerspace page.

We’re grateful for our friends at Mentor Schools. Our partnership with them has made our library card more valuable than ever.

 

 

11 17, 2018

Makerspace @ The HUB

By |2018-11-17T06:00:14-05:00November 17, 2018|

You can now use the new and emerging technologies

You can use the new and emerging technologies at The HUB’s makerspace to craft what you imagine.

 

What do you want to make?

Earrings? Clothing? Customized drinking glasses? Music videos?

Starting Monday, Dec. 3, you can do that and so much more, because you will have access to the state-of-the-art Makerspace @ The HUB in Mentor High School. It contains:

You can use any or all of these machines to make the project of your dreams. You don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor. All you need is a CLEVNET card in good standing.

The HUB is open to all from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and is located inside Mentor High School (6477 Center St., Mentor, OH). The Makerspace closes 30 minutes before The HUB.

 

How does it work?

  1. Before you use the Makerspace for the first time:
    1. Read the Makerspace Policy @ The HUB Procedures & Terms of Service
    2. Complete and submit the Makerspace @ The HUB Agreement (PDF/DOC)
  2. Make a reservation by filling out THIS FORM.
    1. Users with reservations will be Submit Buttongiven priority over walk-in users. Staff and equipment availability cannot be guaranteed for walk-in users, so making a reservation is highly recommended.
    2. Reservation requests will be reviewed by HUB staff members in the order that they are received and as quickly as staff availability allows.
  3. A library staff member will contact you to confirm your reservation. When possible, staff will supply an estimate for the cost of your project.
  4. Reply and approve your reservation and cost estimate, if applicable.
  5. Come to The HUB at your reserved time and create your project.
  6. All costs associated with your Makerspace use must be paid before you are permitted to remove your project from The HUB.

 

What do I need to know?

  • Your use of the Makerspace is subject to the library’s Makerspace @ The HUB Procedures and Terms of Service
  • Makerspace use is available to anyone with a valid library card.
    • Users under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian whose valid library card is in good standing.
    • Users under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult while inside the Makerspace.
  • Maximum time in the Makerspace per person per day: 2 hours
  • Cost: The price for Makerspace use varies by machine. See Makerspace Pricing @ The HUB for pricing information. When possible, the Library will provide a cost estimate prior to the patron’s Makerspace use. This is only an estimate, and the exact and final cost will be determined upon completion of Makerspace use.
  • Materials:  In most cases, users are permitted to bring in their own materials for use in the Makerspace. However, staff must approve the material before it’s used. In some cases, materials may be purchased directly at The HUB. See the Machine-Specific Information section below for details.
  • File Format: Supported file types vary by machine. See the Machine-Specific Information section below for details.
  • Project Size: The size of projects you can make at the Makerspace varies by machine. See the Machine-Specific Information section below for details.
  • Payment: Cash and credit card payments are accepted and will be due upon completion of Makerspace use.  Users are not permitted to remove their project from The HUB until all associated costs have been paid.

Machine-Specific information

  • Laser Engraver
    • Equipment: Epilog Laser Mini 24 (50 Watt)
    • Software: CorelDRAW
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Vinyl Cutter
    • Equipment: Roland Desktop Cutter CAMM-1 GS-24
    • CutStudio
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Large Format Printer
    • Equipment:  HP Designjet Z5200
    • HP Click
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Green Screen Studio
    • Equipment: CAMERA
    • Software available at The HUB: iMovie
    • CLICK HERE for more information
  • 3D Printing is available at our Main Branch 
08 1, 2018

Mentor Public Library invites you to The HUB

By |2018-08-01T06:00:08-04:00August 1, 2018|

The HUB at Mentor High School will now be open for study, tutoring and more from 3-8 p.m. every Monday through Wednesday.

The HUB at Mentor High School will now be open for study, tutoring and more from 3 to 8 p.m. every Monday through Wednesday.

When the school year begins, students will find something new at Mentor High School’s HUB – us!

We’ve teamed with Mentor Public Schools to help you get connected at MHS’s renovated school library, now known as The HUB. It will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. every Monday through Thursday.

The HUB will be available to everyone for study, quiet tutoring and more. It will also host a wide variety of programs like any other branch of your community library.

Furthermore, the community will have a chance to use the resources and technology at The HUB’s top-of-the-line MakerSpace.

We’ll have more information coming soon. For updates, keep your eyes on our website.

08 9, 2016

Travel through time with MHS yearbooks

By |2016-08-09T07:31:16-04:00August 9, 2016|

yearbook-1You can now peruse online copies of more than 40 different Mentor High School yearbooks going back to 1927 on our website!

Wonder how the district has changed over the decades? Want to see what your grandparents looked like as high schoolers? Just want to laugh at some funny hairstyles?

You’re only a click away from decades’ worth of time capsules.

If you have a yearbook that’s not in our collection and you want to add it, let us know. You can never have too many memories.

 

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