Monthly Archives: March 2015

10 interesting facts about Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross

In honor of Women’s History Month, Carol Starre-Kmiecik visited the Mentor Library to talk about the life of Clara Barton, battlefield nurse and founder of the American Red Cross, while in character as Clara. Here are just 10 things we learned … Continue reading

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Mentor Library helping community grow with seed library

Mentor Public Library is helping seed the community with its new seed library. Gardeners—from the greenest sprouts to experienced green thumbs—can borrow heirloom and organic seeds from Mentor Library for free. Here’s how it works. Anyone with a MPL card … Continue reading

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Studio MPL & the Art of the Imaginary Friend

Studio MPL—Mentor Library’s art club for kids—flexed their artistic muscles by drawing their own imaginary friends on Monday, March 16. The young artists drew inspiration from The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat, which MPL children’s associate … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: The women who defied gravity

For International Women’s Month, Connie Luhta of the International Women Air & Space Museum visited our Main Branch to talk about the female pioneers of aviation. If you missed her talk earlier, you can now see it in its entirety … Continue reading

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Meeting Caroline with the American Girl Book Club

You know our American Girl Book Club? The one where kids make everything from kites to rag dolls to dreamcatchers and talk about classic American Girl books? Well, it just got easier for your child (or children) to join. We’ve now stretched the … Continue reading

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