Author Archives: MPL Comm Outreach

Egg-celent Experiment during Mad Science Monday

We’ve experimented with squirt guns, bubbles and the five senses during Mad Science Monday this summer. And, this week, things got a little messy. Kids tested the strength of eggs by walking across them. Then they compared different packing materials—from Styrofoam to paper towel tubes—to … Continue reading

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Having Fun at the Lake and Headlands Branches

We have a lot of fun over at our Main Branch on Mentor Avenue with our dragon training and Mad Science Mondays, but you’ll miss a whole lot if you never venture to our Headlands and Mentor-on-the-Lake Branches. Just last … Continue reading

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Forensic Fun at Mentor Library

CSI stood for Children’s Science Investigation during our Forensic Fun program. As we’ve mentioned before, this year we’re dedicating our Summer Reading Program to science. Last Friday, we focused on the science that helps law enforcement solve cases. Kids analyzed … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe for children

As we may have mentioned once or twice already, Mentor Library has dedicated the month of July to Edgar Allan Poe. All month, we’ve been hosting Know Poe events: citywide book clubs, free film festivals, scary video contests; and we … Continue reading

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Paws-ing to read

I’ve been talking about Poe and science so much this summer that I’ve neglected an old favorite—Paws to Read. This program is a personal favorite. It pairs young readers (between the ages of six and 12 years old) with therapy … Continue reading

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