08 17, 2021

Join our New Book Club for Nature Lovers

By |2021-08-17T06:00:24-04:00August 17, 2021|

Join us to discuss E.O. Wilson’s “Half-Earth” during the next meeting of our Gathering Moss Book Club.

All are invited to the Gathering Moss Book Club – our new book club for nature lovers, green thumbs and anyone else interested in the natural world around them

We’ll meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Mentor Headlands Community Center (9096 Lake Overlook Drive, Mentor.) We’ll talk about popular naturalist Edward O. Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life.

Register online or call our Headlands Branch at (440) 257-2000 to RSVP for the discussion.

Two more tips for any green thumbs out there:

1. Did you know that you can get free veggie, flower, and herb seeds from our Seed Library? Check out our collection  the next time you visit our Main Branch. Borrow up to 15 packets of seeds per season.

2. By the way, any green thumbs should check out the special collection from Holden Forests & Gardens’ Corning Library available at our Main Branch. In addition to a gorgeous arboretum in Kirtland, Holden also has a spectacular collection of gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books at Corning Library within its arboretum.

Dozens of Corning Library’s books are now available to borrow at our Main Branch. Thanks to a partnership between libraries, you can use your cards to check out books from this special collection. Our typical lending rules apply.

03 3, 2019

Learn about birding at Mentor Public Library

By |2019-03-03T06:00:21-05:00March 3, 2019|

Learn how and where you can start birding with the experts at Lake Metroparks.

Learn how and where you can start birding with the experts at Lake Metroparks.

Lake County is a boon to birdwatchers. Hundreds of bird species call the Mentor Marsh, Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve, Chagrin River Park, Girdled Road Reservation, Penitentiary Glen Reservation, Hell Hollow Wilderness Area and Holden Arboretum home.

Learn how to find and identify the birds in your regions from the experts at Lake Metroparks during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch. No previous experience required.

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

By the way, Lake Metroparks has both a blog and Facebook group for birders, if you’re interested.

We also have bunches of birding books that you can borrow, if you want.

07 30, 2018

Wordplay Writing Club gets wild

By |2018-07-30T06:00:38-04:00July 30, 2018|

Sabine and Claire relax in the Read House backyard and write in their nature journals.

Sabine and Claire relax in the Read House backyard and write in their nature journals.

Sometimes the best place for a writer to find inspiration is outdoors. That’s where our Wordplay Writing Club went earlier this summer.

They visited our Read House yard and wrote in nature journals like John James Audubon, William Thoreau, and Walt Whitman.

Each month, the writers in our Wordplay Club finds different ways to boost their creativity. For example, sometimes they use randomly selected words to create a story or create poems with refrigerator magnets.

Our club is open to all writers in third through sixth grade.

Wordplay Creative Writing Club meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of (nearly) every month at our Main Branch. We took a brief hiatus in July and will return Aug. 8.

You can register your child for Wordplay online by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

John and Julian jot beneath a shady tree.

John and Julian jot beneath a shady tree.

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