Author Archives: MPL Comm Outreach

Author James Renner offers tour of Ohio’s weird and wonderful at Mentor Library

Have you ever heard of the Melon Heads, the hydrocephalic test experiments that supposedly still lurk in Kirtland woods? Or the Loveland Frog, the 4-foot-tall amphibian that’s haunted the banks of the Miami River since the time of the Twightwee … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week & Why It Matters

From Sept. 21 to 27, libraries and schools across the country will recognize Banned Books Week. It’s a chance for us to remind you about all the society-changing books that have been banned or challenged. And there’s a good chance … Continue reading

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7 Questions You Should Ask When Picking a College

It’s College Prep week at Mentor Public Library. On Tuesday, Patricia Saddle of the  College Planning Center presented an overview on all aspects of the college-application process. The last time Saddle spoke at MPL, we highlighted some of the worst reasons to … Continue reading

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Be your own hero at Mentor Library’s Comics Club

A bisected page, two large eyes, the beginnings of a mouth—Abby is drawing a superhero she created during the most recent meeting of Mentor Library’s Comics Club. “Her name is Hula,” she explains. “She uses her hula hoop to trap … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Books Begins

Is a young demigod any match for the boy who lived? Will Judy Moody overwhelm the Wimpy Kid? If the Wild Things win, will they celebrate with a wild rumpus? These are just some of the questions leading into the … Continue reading

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