Family Play Day at Mentor Public Library

Build with LEGO, watch a movie with the whole family, and more during Family Play Day at Mentor Public Library.

Build with LEGO, watch a movie with the whole family, and more during Family Play Day at Mentor Public Library.

Break out the LEGO blocks and bring the whole family to the library for the City of Mentor’s Family Play Day on Saturday, April 8.

You and your family can pick the way that you want to play!

You can:

Finally, we’re breaking out the LEGO blocks so you can build whatever you and your family imagine.

You see, Family Play Day began as LEGO Day. It honored 10-year-old Jacob Goss, whose battle with cancer and love of LEGO inspires all of us to build—not just with blocks, but relationships too.

So bring your family to our Lake Branch at 2 p.m. or our Headlands Branch at 3 p.m. on Family Play Day, and see what you can build with our LEGO.

We’ll provide the blocks. All you need is your imagination… and a little help from your family.

All of our Family Play Day events are free and don’t require registration. Just come out and play!

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A magical story time with Belle

Belle (Allison Lehr) made our story time extra magical.

Belle (Allison Lehr) made our story time extra magical.

We hosted a special story time with tea, sing-alongs, and a VERY SPECIAL GUEST. Belle (Allison Lehr) made the afternoon unforgettable for a lot of young princes and princesses.

She read to the children and lead a sing-along. (Lehr’s a practiced princess, having played the role of Belle in The Fine Arts Association’s production of “Beauty and the Beast.”)

The kids also enjoyed a tea party and made their own enchanted roses.

Visit our Facebook page for more photos from our party, and check out our event calendar for more fun programs at Mentor Public Library.

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Have the safe and satisfying birth you want

Trisha Lawrie, a certified childbirth educator, will discuss how to have a safe and satisfying birth during a program on Thursday, April 6, at Mentor Public Library.

Learn about childbirth options during a program on Thursday, April 6, at Mentor Public Library.

Are you pregnant (or thinking about getting pregnant) and have questions about your child’s birth?

We are hosting a program that may help you find answers.

Trisha Lawrie will discuss how to have a safe and satisfying birth at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, at our Main Branch.

Lawrie is a certified Birthworks instructor. Her website explains that:

BirthWorks is a wonderful program that takes into consideration the experience of giving birth both emotionally and physically. The underlying philosophy of the program is that women instinctively know how to birth their babies… they need only learn to trust themselves and their bodies.

At the library, Lawrie will provide an overview of techniques to avoid Caesarean sections and other types of medical intervention.

Her talk is free and open to everyone. However, we do ask that you sign up beforehand. You can register online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.

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Ohio Means Jobs is hosting job recruitment at Mentor Public Library

Looking for a new job? Get help from Ohio Means Jobs Lake County.

Looking for a new job? Get help from Ohio Means Jobs Lake County.

Ohio Means Jobs is holding a job recruitment from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 5, at our Main Branch.

They are looking for viable candidates to fill positions in the following fields: Skilled Machining, Material Handling, Shipping and Receiving, Electronics, Quality Control and more. These are full-time positions with benefits.

No registration is necessary. Come to the library and speak with employers. Bring at least five copies of your resume, as well.

Also, if you want more help in your career hunt, check out Ohio Means Jobs’ tips for writing a resume and searching for jobs online.

Also, here are 10 courses you can take online (free with your library card) that will teach you employable skills.

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American Girl Book Club meets Caroline

Debbie shares a snack with her two American Girls during our book club meeting.

Debbie shares a snack with her two American Girls during our book club meeting.

Our American Girl Book Club traveled back to 1812 to meet Caroline last week.

Each month, our club gets together to discuss a different American Girl book. Then we make a craft that ties into the book and have a snack.

This meeting, the girls tried hardtack; because Caroline was a sailor and those tough little biscuits were a mainstay in nautical diets. (For what it counts, we let them have a cookie after they survived the hardtack.)

If you have a child who likes the American Girl books or dolls, then she can join the fun. They can even bring their dolls with them, if they like. (Of course, the dolls aren’t required.)

Our next meeting is 4 p.m. on April 5 in the children’s section of our Main Branch on Mentor Avenue. The girls will be meeting Josefina.

You can register your child for the book club on our web site or by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

Even our dolls were excited to celebrate Caroline!

Even our dolls were excited to celebrate Caroline!

Visit our Facebook page for more photos from our American Girl Book Club.

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