04 16, 2019

Discover the green-screen studio at The HUB

By |2019-04-16T06:00:06-04:00April 16, 2019|

Learn how you can use the green-screen studio at The HUB to make your own videos.

Learn how you can use the green-screen studio at The HUB to make your own videos.

Do you want to increase the production values on your YouTube channel or make a music video for your band?

The HUB inside Mentor High School has a green-screen studio with all the hardware and software a budding director needs, and it’s available to use for free.

We’ll even provide an introduction. We’re hosting two introductory sessions on Monday, April 29: one beginning at 5 p.m., the second at 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will take about an hour.

You can learn about the production capabilities of the studio and get inspired for your next video project. The introduction is free and open to everyone. However, due to limited space, registration is required. You can sign up to attend online or call The HUB at (440) 205-6011.

Kids use the heat press at The HUB's makerspace to make trendy tote bags.

Kids use the heat press at The HUB’s makerspace to make trendy tote bags.

In addition to the studio, The HUB’s makerspace also has a laser engraver, vinyl cutter, large-format printer, heat press and more – all of which are available for public use.

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). 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.

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

04 13, 2019

Engineering with Jelly Beans

By |2019-04-13T06:00:21-04:00April 13, 2019|

Kids can win a prize for building the tallest structure out of jelly beans on Saturday, April 27, at our Headlands Branch.

Kids can win a prize for building the tallest structure out of jelly beans on Saturday, April 27, at our Headlands Branch.

Are you ready for this jelly?

Kids can build houses, huts, domiciles and edifices out of jelly beans at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at our Headlands Branch.

The architect who builds the tallest structure wins a prize!

Our program is open to all nine to 12-year-olds. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call the Headlands Branch at (440) 257-2000.

By the way, if you’d rather eat jelly beans than build with them, then we have still have a program for you. We’re hosting a jelly bean tasting for teens at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at The HUB inside Mentor High School.

Teens can sample jelly beans and even learn about their history. No registration required.

04 9, 2019

Getting green with Mentor Public Library

By |2019-04-09T06:00:45-04:00April 9, 2019|

So many crafty programs for Earth and Arbor Day! Make collages, reusable totes and more.

So many crafty programs for Earth and Arbor Day! Make collages, reusable totes and more at Mentor Public Library’s branches.

We’re celebrating both Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 26) soon, so we’re hosting three programs that week where families can find the fun in going green.

First, families can make Earth Day collages any time from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at our Headlands Branch. You can create landscapes, planets or anything else you can imagine out of recycled magazines. No registration required. All ages welcome.

Next, kids can make crafts out of recycled materials during our monthly Green Kids Craft Lab at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, April 24, at The HUB inside Mentor High School. This month’s theme is (naturally) I Love the Earth. Once again, no registration is required.

That same day, adults can make their own crafty, reusable totes at 6:30 p.m. at our Lake Branch. Like our other programs, this one is free to attend. However, we do require that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call our Lake Branch at (440) 257-2512.

Additionally, if you’re looking for another way to recycle, you can come to the Friends of Mentor Public Library’s book sale that weekend. Restock your bookshelves for next to nothing on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28.

The money from these book sales supports library programs and services, including summer reading, author visits, children’s story times and programs, as well as programming for teens.

Finally, if you’re looking books or DVDs to help discuss Earth or Arbor Day with your kids, we literally have hundreds in our collection that you can borrow.

03 5, 2019

Making fun with a laser engraver

By |2019-03-05T06:00:31-05:00March 5, 2019|

Olivia and Kyle watch as the laser engraver carves the pieces of a wooden toy for them to assemble.

Olivia and Kyle watch as the laser engraver carves the pieces of a wooden toy for them to assemble.

Kids used the laser engraver at The HUB’s makerspace to carve wooden toys that they decorated and assembled during a special program last month.

They made airplanes, horses, and even surprisingly adorable gastropods using 21st century technology.

We told you the gastropod was cute.

We told you the gastropod was cute.

It was a lot of fun. But you haven’t missed the fun if you missed that program.

Families have a couple of opportunities to try out the laser engraver this month.

First, teens and tweens can use the engraver to design personalized accessories like necklaces, key chains and bookmarks at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at The HUB. The program is free and open to all 12- to 18-year-olds.

Then, anyone can get an introduction to the laser engraver at either 4 or 6 p.m. on Monday, March 18. Get inspired for your next project and leave with an engraved souvenir.

Additionally, you can learn about the makerspace’s vinyl cutter, as well, at either 4 or 6 p.m. on the following Monday, March 25. Discover what you can create with the cutter and get your own vinyl souvenir.

All these programs are free to attend. However, 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.

By the way, The HUB’s Makerspace is outfitted with a Laser EngraverLarge Format PrinterGreen Screen Studio, vinyl cutter and more. All of which is available for your next project

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.

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

01 22, 2019

Make the change you want to see

By |2019-01-22T06:00:29-05:00January 22, 2019|

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Teens will learn how and where they can make a difference in their community during our Changemaker Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at The HUB inside Mentor High School.

Is your teen looking for a way to earn volunteer hours and make a difference in their community?

If so, they should come to our Changemaker Workshop at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at The HUB inside Mentor High School.

They will learn about different places they can volunteer and causes they can support.

The workshop is open to all teens. You can register to attend online or by calling The HUB at 440-205-6011.

By the way, yes, Mentor Public Library has a new location inside of Mentor High School.

Its renovated library — now called The HUB — is open to everyone for study, quiet tutoring and more from 3 to 8 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. It also hosts a wide variety of programs.

Furthermore, The HUB has a state-of-the-art Makerspace with laser engravervinyl cutter, T-shirt press, large format printergreen screen studio and more. For more information about it – including policies, procedures, and how to make a reservation – visit our MakerSpace page.

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