Branch Programming

Upcoming events at Lake, Headlands, & The HUB!

(Click here to see our on-going programs)

Registration for most programs opens 14 days before the program.

 


Summer Reading 2019: Universe of Stories

May 22 – July 28, 2019

Adults & Teens & Kids

Get prize basket raffle tickets for every book you read or program you attend.

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Sunny Storytime @ The Hub

Monday, June 17, 2019
3:00 pm – 3:30 pmsun

Join us at The HUB for a special sunny storytime to celebrate the summer solstice. Families can enjoy sunny themed stories, songs, and a suncatcher craft. Ages 6 months to 5 years.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information.

 


Laser Engraver Basics @ The Hub

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm  or  4:30 pm – 6:00 pm! Laser Engraved objects

Learn the basics of using The HUB’s laser engraver at one of these informative presentations. Get inspired for your next project and walk away with an engraved souvenir! All ages welcome to attend.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Games Through The Ages @ Lake

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmGames

Find out how children played before there were video games! Try your hand at some pioneer games and old fashion croquet along with other games from the past. Ages 4-12.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online.

 


Minute to Win It @ Headlands

Saturday, June 22, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmMinute

Have a blast and join us for one minute games and challenges! Ages 9-12 will take part in challenges like Cookie Face, Stack It Up, Suck It Up, Scoop It Up and Movin’ Up! Player with most winning points earns a prize! Attendee must be between the ages of 9 Years and 12 Years old.

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online.

 


Squirt Gun Canvas Art @ Lake

Saturday, June 22, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm    squirt 

Join us on the Lake Branch Lawn for some squirt gun fun! Squirt guns with be loaded with tempera paint. Shoot at a canvas to make your own work of art to take home and keep. Attendee must be between the grades of K and 5.

Please prepare for a messy afternoon!

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online.

 


Books and Yoga for Kids @ Lake

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmFrog Yoga

Listen to the children’s book and recreate the story through yoga poses. Adult and child participation. Attendee must be between the ages of 3 Years and 10 Years old.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online.

 


Blast Off to Storytime @ The Hub

Monday, July 1, 2019
4:00 pm – 4:30 pmrocket

Blast off to The HUB for a space-tacular storytime and craft

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Keep Your Reading Skills Sharp This Summer! @ Headlands

Wednesday, July 3, 10, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmReading

Summer Reading for fun and prizes! Students K-2 can practice sight words,reading and comprehension to keep their skills sharp. The students can work with our Library Associate and Certified Elementary School Teacher. Sign up for 20 minute sessions by calling Headlands Branch.

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000.

 


Headlands Sit & Stitch

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmSewing

Come knit & crochet with us! Bring whatever project you’re working on or look through patterns for inspiration. We have charity crafting ideas, as well as knitting needles and crochet hooks to lend to get you started. We can’t provide formal lessons, but feel free to ask questions of the group!

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000.

 


Independence Day – Library Closed

flagAll Mentor libraries will be closed on July 4th. We will reopen Friday, July 5th.

Mentor staff will be a part of the Mentor Headlands 4th of July Parade. Look for our staff and float at the parade (12:00-3:00 pm) and say Hello!

 


Keep Your Reading Skills Sharp This Summer! @ Headlands

Thursday, July 11, 2019
9:30 am – 10:30 amReading

Summer Reading for fun and prizes! Students K-2 can practice sight words,reading and comprehension to keep their skills sharp. The students can work with our Library Associate and Certified Elementary School Teacher. Sign up for 20 minute sessions by calling Headlands Branch.

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000.

 


DIY Galaxy Tote @ The Hub

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:00 pmGalaxy

Prepare for your intergalactic adventures by making your very own galaxy tote bag. Come by The HUB to learn how to transform a plain, black tote bag into something “out of this world!” Attendee must be between the ages of 7 Years and 12 Years old.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Happy 200th Anniversary Party for MPL @ Read Lawn

Friday, July 12, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm200 Years

Celebrate Mentor Public Library’s 200th Anniversary with art, music, food and fun. Help make a community mosaic of Mentor with Gail Christofferson of Animal House Glass.

Also, Tom Todd, the Amazing One Man Band, will be playing from 6:30 to 7:30. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, sit back and enjoy some summer and family music with a little bit of Jimmy Buffett. We will also offer cake and contests. Come one, come all!

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held on the Read lawn, just east of the Main Library. Parking is at the Main Library lot. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


 

 

 

On-Going Programs

 


Tyke Time @ Headlands 

Thursdays, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Teddy Bear & Book

Join us every Thursday for stories, songs, and rhymes, and a very simple craft  for this younger pre-school story time. Ages 6 Months to 4 years. Kids you must bring a big person to stay with you, and they can have a good time too. No registration required. For additional information contact the Headlands Branch – 257-2000.

 


Tiddlywinks @ Lake

Thursdays, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.Tiddlywinks

Join us for a lively and interactive story time filled with stories, songs, and rhymes just right for little listeners. Open to those from birth to 36 months, but older siblings are welcome! For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512.

 


Storytime Stars @ Lake

Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11 am
Star books

Children ages 6 months to 5 years are welcome to attend this story time at Lake Branch. Enjoy stories, music, rhymes and a craft to take home. Make a star wish! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512.

 


Saturday Crafty Pop Up @ Headlands

Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pmcrafts-1

Come and spend a few minutes making a craft to take home.

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000

 


Wiggle and Play Club @ Lake

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
6:30-7:00 p.m.child-mom reading

Monthly club offers a simplified version of a storytime. This club consists of reading one story along with rhymes and songs. There will be a themed activity for little listeners on the move and each session ends with 15 minutes of play time with educational toys. Lets have some fun! All ages.

Future Meetings:

  • Off July & August
  • September 4, 2019

 


Picking Up STEAM @ Lake

Saturday, June 8, 2019
2:00-3:00 p.m.Curiosity

Explore new ideas every month through science experiments & playful activities. Each session of the series will focus on one aspect of STEAM, science, technology, engineering, art and math. We’ll learn & see new things and challenge ourselves to be more curious about our world. Attendee must be between the grades of 1 and 6.

Future Meetings:

  • July 13, 2019
  • August 10, 2019

 


Let’s Go LEGO Club! @ Headlands

Saturday, June 15, 2019
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Get creative using the Library’s Lego Bricks. We’ll have a theme, but you can do your own thing! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration is necessary! For additional information contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000.

Future Meetings:

  • July 20, 2019
  • August 17, 2019

 


Crafty Adults @ Lake

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
6:30-8:00 p.m.nurse-tie-dye-clipart-1

 

Each month we’ll explore and create a new craft. We’ll supply the materials and you supply the creativity. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your friends and get crafty! Registration is required. Attendee must be 21 Years or older.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online.

Future Dates:

  • July 31, 2019
  • August 28, 2019
  • September 25, 2019

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