Author Archives: MPL Comm Outreach

The Coming of the French Revolution

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster discussed the origin of the French Revolution during a lecture earlier this week. We’ve posted the talk online in its entirety for this unable to attend. (By the way, sorry for the technical glitches. We hope … Continue reading

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Lake Branch expanding thanks to generous donation

Mentor Public Library’s Lake Branch will receive a substantial upgrade and expansion this year – in large part thanks to the generosity of Francis “Bud” Paulson. The Francis M. Paulson Irrevocable Trust of 1990 provides for the creation of the … Continue reading

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Un-Deniable Un-Birthday Party

Games! Crafts! Alice in Wonderland! Cake! A piñata! We had everything but birthdays at our Un-Birthday Party. As explained in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, an un-birthday is any day that’s not your birthday, which makes un-birthdays easy to … Continue reading

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Life & Legacy of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Our Civil War series continues with the hero of Little Round Top – well, certainly one of the heroes – Brevet Major-General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Many of us know about the heroics of the 20th Maine at Gettysburg. But what about the injury … Continue reading

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Playing the Name Game with our Wordplay Club

What’s in a name? Well, a lot of fun for our Wordplay Writing Club. February 13 is Get A Different Name Day. (It’s a thing, apparently.) To celebrate, our kids’ writing club researched Baby Books for new monikers. Then they … Continue reading

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