Author Archives: MPL Comm Outreach

Make a Franken-Toy at our Teen Halloween Party

Remember Sid? The kid from Toy Story who mutilated Buzz Lightyear and made all those gnarly Franken-toys? He may have been a bit of a sociopath, but we appreciate his creativity. That’s why teens can make their own mutant toys during our … Continue reading

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Learn about the criminal mind

Are criminals born or made? There have been many studies dedicated to this question and a lot of different theories. Come hear retired Criminal Justice professor Kathy Steinbeck discuss the science behind these theories on Monday, Oct. 3, at our Main Branch. … Continue reading

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Meeting the nocturnal animals of Ohio

Lake Metroparks introduced us to some of the nocturnal birds and mammals that live in the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center at Penitentiary Glen. The center receives and rehabilitates nearly 2,000 injured or orphaned animals each year. Those animals include rabbits, … Continue reading

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Looking at life through the eyes of a Wonder

Sam Drazin doesn’t just want to raise awareness. He wants to raise acceptance. He has Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that affects how his facial bones and tissues developed. Because of it, he suffered from hearing loss and … Continue reading

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Full STEAM Ahead at Mentor Public Library

Starting in October, Mentor Public Library is launching Full STEAM Ahead. For five consecutive Tuesdays, the library will offer hands-on activities that reinforce STEAM curriculum. Each week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of STEAM. Science on Oct. 4 Technology … Continue reading

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