Kids can get close to awesome armor at Mentor Library

Kids will be able to see armor up close during the Cool Knights program at Mentor Library.

Kids will be able to see armor up close during the Cool Knights program at Mentor Library.

Ever wished you could get closer to the exhibits at the museum—so close you could touch them?

Kids can live that thrill and see real armor from the European Middle Ages and Renaissance up close during the Cool Knights program at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Mentor Library’s Main Branch.

The armor is from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection and includes a gauntlet, crossbow bolt, close helmet, breastplate, vambrace and more. (It’s OK if your kids don’t know what a gauntlet or vambrace is yet. They’ll learn at the program.)

Kids will even get to touch some of the armor—s0rry, not the helmet—while wearing protective gloves.

This is a hands-on program for first through fifth graders. Each child will need to have one parent with them and nobody younger than first grade will be allowed room.

The program is free. However, we ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up by calling our children’s department at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

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