NASA engineer to discuss Orion spacecraft at Mentor Library

Learn about the NASA spacecraft that will take humanity beyond the moon during a special program at Mentor Public Library.

Learn about the NASA spacecraft that will take humanity beyond the moon during a special program at Mentor Public Library.

We’re hosting a program that will put stars in your eyes.

For one special evening, Aimee Bogner – an electrical engineer at the NASA Glenn Research Center – will introduce everyone to Orion, NASA’s newest spacecraft, during a program at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at our Main Branch.

Orion is designed to take humans farther into space than ever before. Bogner will provide an overview of the Orion spacecraft, its scheduled missions, and NASA’s plans for future journeys to the moon and beyond.

For the first time in a generation, NASA is building a human spacecraft for deep-space missions that will usher in a new era of space exploration. A series of challenging missions awaits, and this new spacecraft will take humanity further than it has ever gone before, including to the vicinity of the moon and Mars.

Everyone is welcome to learn more at Bogner’s talk. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

Learn from and about some of the experiments performed on the International Space Station during a special program on Monday, June 10, at Mentor Public Library's Main Branch.

Learn from and about some of the experiments performed on the International Space Station during a special program on Monday, June 10, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Coincidentally, our Summer Reading theme this year is A Universe of Stories. So throughout the summer, we’ll host different programs with space themes, including:

  • Making galactic jewelry at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at The HUB inside of Mentor High School. Teens can use the laser engraver in The HUB’s makerspace to create their own pendants and necklaces. By the way, as part of our summer reading program, we’re extending hours a The HUB. It be open and available to all (not just Mentor Schools students and staff) from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, starting June 3.
  • The stomp rocket challenge at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at tour Main Branch. Tweens and teens can make their own rockets using plastic bottles and PVC pipes.
  • The opportunity to learn about some of the experiments performed on the International Space Station at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at our Main Branch. Discover some of the combustion and fluid experiments that astronauts have performed in microgravity.
  • A tour across the Milk Way with our Amazing Race across the Galaxy at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, outside of the Read House. Kids will race across the galaxy, completing challenges at each planet where they stop.

Additionally, we’re hosting Marvelous Mondays at 1 p.m. each Monday from June 3 to July 22 on the lawn of our Read House. Each week the we’ll offer different games, crafts and activities that tie into space, planets and even aliens. Then, families can come to Freaky Fridays at 11 a.m. each Friday at our Lake Branch. Every week, we’ll have stellar activities for kids. No registration is required to attend Marvelous Mondays or Freaky Fridays.

And that’s just a smattering of the dozens of programs we’re offering this summer. They are free to attend, though some require registration. To sign up, you can call us at any of our branches.

Finally, everyone – kids, teens and adults – has a chance to win prizes when they participate in our Summer Reading program. The more people read and the more programs they attend, the better chance they have of winning.

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