Lego love at Mentor Public Library

Families can use our blocks to build whatever they imagine during our Lego programs.

Families can use our blocks to build whatever they imagine during our Lego programs.

Three times a month, we break out the Lego blocks at Mentor Public Library.

Then, families can play and build whatever they want.

Usually, there’s some sort of theme. But there’s also no need to follow the theme. You can build whatever your imagination conjures.

You don’t have to register beforehand either. Just come and play. (However, we do ask that kids younger than 8 have an adult with them; and, as with any library program, we ask that you be kind to the other patrons.)

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We have three Lego/Duplo programs a month—one for each of our branches.

You can rock with our blocks at the Main Branch on the first Saturday of the month, at our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch on the second Saturday, and at our Headlands Branch on the third Saturday.

The rules are the same at each branch. You bring your imagination, we’ll bring the Lego blocks, and let’s see what we can build!

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Go Pokémon hunting with us at the library

Hunt Pokémon with us this Saturday at our Lake Branch.

Hunt Pokémon with us this Saturday at our Lake Branch.

Did you know there are four PokéStops and a gym within walking distance of our Lake Branch?

Join your fellow trainers as we visit each one and capture wild Pokémon from 2 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 3!

Our Poké program is free to attend and open to all kids from 10 to 18 years old. However, we do ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or by calling the Lake Branch at (440) 257-2512.

Please bring a charged device with Pokémon Go pre-installed and be prepared to walk.

By the way, Pokémon trainers can also earn gym badges by completing challenges at our Main Branch:

  • for the Boulder Badge, tell a librarian about your favorite book.
  • for the Cascade Badge, play our Who’s that Pokemon challenge.
  • for the Thunder Badge, show us your highest-level Pokémon.
  • for the Rainbow Badge, check out a fiction book.
  • for the Soul Badge, it’s Quiz Time! Go ask a librarian for a question.
  • for the Marsh Badge, find a book about somewhere that you’d like to visit.
  • for the Volcano Badge, show us a screenshot of a Pokémon that you caught at the library. (Yes, we’re a PokéStop, and you never know when we’re going to drop a lure.)
  • for the Earth Badge, find Mewtwo in the library and tell a librarian what he’s saying.

You can earn two badges per week. If you earn all eight badges, you also win a prize!

You can start earning badges now!

You can start earning badges now!

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Coloring at Mentor Public Library

Coloring isn't just fun. It can calm stress.

Coloring isn’t just fun. It can calm stress.

Feeling stressed? Bored? Anxious?

Add a little color to your life. We can help.

Coloring can help decrease stress and worry while increasing focus and concentration—yes, even for adults.

So grab some markers and join the fun! Here are three ways you can get coloring at the library:

  1. Seniors can join our Get Calm Color On program on Tuesdays at our Main Branch. The next get together is 10 a.m. on Sept. 6.
  2. Families can color together during Color Me Headlands on the fourth Wednesday of each month at our Headlands Branch. Our next program is Sept. 28.
  3. Finally, adults can join our Colorful Characters Book Club where we discuss popular new and classic books, and we do it while coloring.

The coloring makes everything more fun and relaxing. It’s also a fun way for new members to break the ice.

The next meeting of the Colorful Characters Book Club is 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, at Mentor Public Library’s MOL Branch.

The club will discuss To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Anyone who wants to join the discussion can borrow a copy of the book from library.

All of our programs are free. However, some require registration. You can sign up on our event calendar or by calling the library.

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Fun at CityFest

Raime didn't want to wait when she found a book she liked on our Pop-Up Library.

Raime didn’t want to wait when she found a book she liked on our Pop-Up Library.

We want to thank the hundreds of families who visited us during CityFest this weekend. We hope you had as much fun as we did and that you found something fun to read on our Pop-Up Library.

The Pop-Up Library will still be out this autumn too. You’ll find it during Great Lakes Mall’s Adventures in Reading program on Sept. 10 and Lake Health’s Employee Wellness Fair on Oct. 6.

Check our event calendar for more Pop-Up Libraries. We could be coming to your neighborhood soon!

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Stop by MPL’s Pop-Up Library at CityFest

Find your new favorite book on our Pop-Up Library.

Find your new favorite book on our Pop-Up Library.

Have you seen our Pop-Up Library out and about yet this summer?

If not, you’ve got a great opportunity this Friday and Saturday at Mentor’s CityFest celebration.

We’ve stocked our Pop-Up with hundreds of books for kids, teens and adult, so feel free to grab one (or even a few) for yourself and your family.

The books are free to keep forever. You don’t need a library card or to return them to one of our branches. (If you like, you can drop the book off in one of our Little Free Libraries when you’re finished.)

In case you’re wondering where the books come from, most of them have been donated to the library, so we make it our mission to find a loving home for them.

So stop by during CityFest and pick something up. It might just be your new favorite book.

You can show us what you found by sharing your new book on our Facebook page or tagging us on Twitter or Instagram.

The Pop-Up Library will still be out this autumn too. You’ll find it during Great Lakes Mall’s Adventures in Reading program on Sept. 10 and Lake Health’s Employee Wellness Fair on Oct. 6.

Check our event calendar for more Pop-Up Libraries. We could be coming to your neighborhood soon!

With our Pop-Up Library, it's always a good time for story time.

With our Pop-Up Library, it’s always a good time for story time.

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