Author Archives: MPL Comm Outreach

Juneteenth: The Historical Significance of June 19

Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. But it’s come to have a broader meaning, celebrating the freedom of all black slaves. The date became even more important … Continue reading

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Celebrate Baseball in Cleveland

We’re celebrating the All-Star Game in Cleveland by hosting a trio of baseball historians, authors and fans for a special panel discussion. Scott Longert, Ken Krsolovic and Bryan Fritz will talk about the history of the Indians and baseball in Cleveland … Continue reading

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Celebrating half a century of ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle’s beloved picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar with an obstacle course and crafts last week at our library. For half of a century, librarians (and families) have read along as a tiny caterpillar eats his … Continue reading

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Stellar shows coming to City of Mentor’s amphitheater

Kids can blast off when the Bright Star Touring Theatre company lands in Mentor this summer. Bright Star is a theater company that brings fun and educational shows to your community. They’re performing a pair of free shows on Saturday … Continue reading

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Mixing books and yoga at story time

Kids can stretch their minds and bodies during a fun program that combines story time and yoga at our Lake Branch. The kids will listen to picture books and recreate the stories using yoga poses. This special story time will be … Continue reading

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