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Literary Elements

Summer Reading 2014 

May 31st through August 2

Program Guide


July is Know Poe Month @ MPL

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Know Poe Video Contest

Know Poe Events


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Join Mentor Public Library at Atlas Cinema (on Mentor Avenue) on Thursdays in July from 7-9 pm to Know Poe.  We will be showing 4 Vincent Price classic movies based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Registration is required and begins two weeks before the event.  Underwritten by the Mentor Community Arts Commission.  –Some images and sequences may not be appropriate for all ages.

Click on the appropriate link below to register or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

July 24The Masque of the Red Death


Mentor Reads: Know Poe Book Discussions

You’ve read the book, now talk about it. Meet at Walsh Park for a stimulating and enlightening book discussion, led by a Mentor Public Library librarian.

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Monday University: Storm Chasers: Postponed

On Monday, July 14th, Aaron Rigsby of Ohio Storm Chasers will talk about extreme weather and the storms he tracks.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

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On Monday, July 28th, from 6:30-7:30 pm, join us to hear the chills and thrills of Edgar Allen Poe as Jim Knight, our Poe impersonator, performs on the Read House Lawn. Be sure to bring chairs and blankets!

Registration is required. These programs will be held on the Read House Lawn. (Park in the main lot and take the pathway over to the Read House.) Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Knitting Basics: Make it Monday

Come to the library on Monday, August 4th from 6:30-8 pm and learn basic knitting skills. This is a hands-on program, so be prepared to participate and Make It.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Hospice 101

Patients and their families want better end-of-life care. Come on Wednesday, August 6th from 12-2 pm to learn about the care hospice can provide to patients and their families faced with a terminal prognosis. Crossroads Hospice representatives will be speaking at this Lunch & Learn session beginning at noon. Light lunch will be provided. Registration begins July 23.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Healthy Living in Lake County: Re-Do Your Plate with MyPlate

Families and individuals alike are invited join this interactive presentation on MyPlate, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s visual guide to healthy eating. Come in on Wednesday, August 8th from 6-7 pm and learn about the 5 food groups in MyPlate, as well as recommendations for each. Appropriate portion sizes and tips for portion control also will be discussed.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Getting Started with Medicare

On Thursday, August 7th from 6:30-8 pm, learn about medicare basics with Laura Mutsko from Mutsko Insurance Services.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Monday University: Medicinal and Poisonous Plants

On Monday, August 11th from 6:30-8 pm, Ann from the Cleveland Botanical Gardens will present on uses of plants for medical and scandalous needs. For centuries, people have found poisons and saving remedies in the natural world. Learn about common plants that can help or hinder your health.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


LinkedIn & Job Searching: Computer & Cookies

Come eat a cookie and learn about how to use social media website LinkedIn and other job websites to search for jobs and keep up to date with other professionals. We will provide coffee & cookies for participants.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Major Battles of the Civil War: The Siege of Atlanta

Join James A. Garfield NHS staff and volunteers at Mentor Public Library on the Wednesday, August 13th from 12-1 pm for a new talk on “Major Battles of the Civil War!” This month, we shift away from Virginia and head south to Georgia to learn about the siege of the major Confederate population center of Atlanta! Program is free of charge; please make a free reservation by calling Mentor Public Library at 440-255-8811. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the talk.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


The Guns of August: The Origins of the First World War

On Thursday, August 14th from 12-1 pm, Dr. John Foster from the Mentor Public Library Adult Information Services Department will talk about the the origins of the outbreak of the First World War in honor of the 100th anniversary of the event.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Overdrive Digital Bookmobile

On Tuesday, August 19th, stop in anytime from 2-8 pm and visit the Overdrive Digital Bookmobile and discover eBooks and more from your library. The Digital Bookmobile, developed inside a 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer, is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. Stop by for instructional videos, interactive computer stations, gadget gallery with Kindle, iPad, Android, Nook and more! Stop by for this unique learning experience any time between 2 and 8.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the parking lot of the Main Library. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Awesome Antarctica

Trying to beat the heat? On Tuesday, August 19th from 6:30-7:30 pm, refresh with stories of awesome Antarctica. Hear Dave Roberts talk about this beautiful and fascinating continent, its mysterious past and its uncertain future. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested and begins August 5.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Battle of Normandy

On Thursday, August 21st from 6:30-8 pm, presenter Pete Booth will portray a member of the 5th Ranger Battalion and present information about the Normandy Invasion.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Donations!

Do you have books, movies, magazines, etc. that need a good home? Mentor Public Library is now taking donations! Donations can be dropped off outside at the Donations Drop Box on the Driveway Side of Main. We will have an interior lobby box coming soon. Call the library at 440-255-8811 for more information.


Mentor’s Reader

Have MPL librarians’ read anything good lately?  Do they have any book recommendations for you? Find out at Mentor’s Reader, a blog written by Mentor PL’s librarians about their favorite books and the books they are currently reading.  The blog is updated with a new recommendation at least once a week.  Enjoy!

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