Author Archives: MPL Comm Outreach

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, which launches April 1. 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 … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Party!

We threw a St. Patrick’s Day party for kids at our Lake Branch on Tuesday. We made pinwheels, shamrock wands and cereal rainbows. But, instead of just talking about it, how about we get straight to the cute photos… For … 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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