Monthly Archives: October 2014

James Renner’s Favorite Halloween Costume

Author and journalist James Renner visited Mentor Library earlier this month to discuss the fun, frightening and possibly fictional denizens of this state for his book, It Came from Ohio: True Tales of the Weird, Wild and Unexplained. When we interviewed him about … Continue reading

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10 Favorite Places to Read Outdoors

I love autumn. Summer can get too hot; winter, too cold; and everything makes me sneeze in the spring. But autumn’s just about perfect. And one of my favorite things to do in the fall is read outside. I grab … Continue reading

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Four fun facts about magic, folklore and herbs

Karen Kennedy of the Herb Society of America visited our Main Branch on Wednesday to talk about where folklore, magic and herbalism intersect. Here are four fun facts from her talk: 1. Basil is said to be a protective herb. … Continue reading

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Why James Renner investigates monsters and myths

Author and journalist James Renner spent years collecting stories about the weird and wonderful denizens of this state for his book, It Came from Ohio: True Tales of the Weird, Wild and Unexplained. On Monday, he visited Mentor Public Library and … Continue reading

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Kids meet the animals of Mentor Marsh

The pelts of an opossum, skunk, beaver, raccoon, rabbit, gray fox, and two red foxes—both a summer and thicker winter coat—covered the floor of the Mentor Headlands Library Branch on Saturday afternoon. The kids sat in a semicircle around them and … Continue reading

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