Borrow Nintendo Switch games from Mentor Public Library

You can borrow Switch games like Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Splatoon 2 from Mentor Public Library.

You can borrow Switch games like Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Splatoon 2 from Mentor Public Library.

Did your kid get a Nintendo Switch for the holidays? Would you rather not spend hundreds of dollars on games for them?

Easy solution: Borrow the games from us.

Yes, we loan video games too, including titles for XBox One, Playstation 4, and Wii U.

And we have popular Switch titles like Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Minecraft.

By the way, if your children like video games, we have a pair of gamer clubs they can join.

Teens can check out our Clashing Controllers Club. On the third Wednesday of each month, they face off in Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros and other games at our Lake Branch.

And children who are too young for Clashing Controllers can join MPL Arcade. Our next meeting is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, at our Main Branch. In addition to Wii U games, we also play tabletop and board games, so kids can still have fun while they’re waiting for a controller.

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Learn about aromatherapy at the library

Smelling the flowers can be food for you. Learn about aromatherapy on Monday, Feb. 5, at Mentor Public Library's Main Branch.

Smelling the flowers can be food for you. Learn about aromatherapy on Monday, Feb. 5, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Did you know there are medical benefits to stopping and smelling the roses?

Certified aromatherapist Jennifer Langsdale will explain how different scents can affect the way you feel during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, at our Main Branch.

Langsdale will also bring scents for people to sample.

The program is free and open to everyone. However, people are encouraged to register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

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MPL Talks: The Nuremberg Trials

We hosted a special program about the Nuremberg Trials for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

After World War II, surviving Nazi officials faced trial for their crimes. Those trials and their outcomes still impact global politics today.

The speaker was our own Dr. John Foster. In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster earned a doctorate degree in history with a specialization in Modern German History. For previous International Holocaust Remembrance Days, he discussed the life of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel and the rise of National Socialism in Germany.

Foster’s talk is available online in its entirety for those who were not able to join us last week.

Other historical talks by Foster can be watched on our YouTube page, including:

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Terry Pluto is coming to Mentor Public Library

Legendary sportswriter Terry Pluto is coming to Mentor Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Legendary sportswriter Terry Pluto is coming to Mentor Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Sportswriting legend Terry Pluto is coming to Mentor Public Library, and he’s bringing more than 40 years of Indians, Browns and Cavaliers stories with him.

In addition to writing for The Akron Beacon-Journal and The Plain Dealer, Pluto has written more than 20 books, including volumes about the curse of Rocky Colavito, LeBron James, the snake-bitten Browns, the ABAJames againand even his personal faith.

Pluto will talk about all this and more when he visits our Main Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

His talk is free and open to all. He’ll also have his books available for sale and signing.

However, due to demand, we do ask that you register in advance to attend Pluto’s talk. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

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Watch some of the world’s best films with Kanopy & your library card

Kanopy and your library card give you access to some of the best films ever made, including those in the Criterion Collection.

Kanopy and your library card give you access to some of the best films ever made, including those in the Criterion Collection.

Starting Feb. 1, you can stream some of the greatest films ever made for free.

All you need is your library card and our newest digital service, Kanopy.

Kanopy has a collection of more than 30,000 films, including award-winning movies and documentaries from all over the globe.

And you can watch five of them each month on your favorite device—computer, tablet, phone, Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku—for free.

That means you can watch RashomonCharadeA Hard Day’s NightDonnie Darkoand The Great Dictator in a single marathon session. For free. Right now.

Indulge your inner cinephile with masterpieces by Akira Kurosawa, Charlie Chaplin, Federico Fellini, Orson Welles and more.

Watch classics of independent and world cinema. Romance, comedy, warand documentary—all here. Even classic silent films like Metropolis, Nosferatu and Modern Times.

You can watch online or use Kanopy’s app, which is available for free at the Apple and Google Play stores.

So start watching. It’s like having a world-class film festival, tailored to your personal interests, at your beck and call. For free.

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