Author Archives: MPL Comm Outreach

Level up your GIF game

Tired of the same cliché GIFS: the bored Cookie Monster; Shia Labeouf clapping; the dancing guy with the folding chair; this kid? Then it’s time to level-up your GIF game. Don’t just use them. Create them. Direct them. Teens can learn … Continue reading

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See you at BeachFest!

The city of Mentor’s about to throw the biggest beach party of the summer this Saturday at Mentor Headlands Beach. There will be food, fun, activities and a Master Sand Sculpture Competition featuring five master sand sculptors. And we’ll be … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: The Civil War & Grand Army of the Republic

For years, we’ve partnered with James A. Garfield National Historic Site—our neighbors down the street—for a monthly program about the U.S. Civil War. Their experts have discussed Civil War art, the Gettysburg Address, the role of female spies during the … Continue reading

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Nature Crafts & Games

The theme for our penultimate Make-It Monday was nature. Kids made pinecone birdfeeders and decorated Plant Pals. They also played Garden Bingo and “bee” beanbag. By the way, we have our last Make-It Monday program of the summer at 1 … Continue reading

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Kids globe-hopped through 15 different countries last week in our Read House backyard. They made Guatemalan worry dolls, candy sushi, maracas, and decorated their own Yoruba masks. They also snacked on hummus from Lebanon, pretzels from Germany, and sweet tea … Continue reading

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