Christmas story time with kids


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The only thing more fun than story time? Holiday story time!

We read, sang and shook our sillies out during the final Deck the Halls story time of 2018 (though not our last story time of the year.)

Kids also made their own Christmas pickle ornament.

Speaking of holidays, we still a few open spots for our Happy Noon Year party at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, at our Main Branch. Children from three to 10 years old can watch the balloons drop without staying up late.

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Kids can celebrate Happy ‘Noon’ Year at the library

Celebrate without staying up late!

Celebrate without staying up late!

Kids can celebrate the start of 2018 and still be asleep by bedtime if they come to the Happy “Noon” Year program at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, at our Main Branch.

Children can get fancied up and come to our party where they’ll enjoy music, games, dancing, snacks and, of course, a balloon drop.

The party is free to attend and open to all kids from three to 10 years old. However, we do require that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

To make sure there’s room for as many kids as possible, we’re also limiting attendance to one adult per family. Thank you for understanding.

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Feed the Birds

Kids can make bird-feeders this Saturday at our Headlands Branch.

Kids can make bird-feeders this Saturday at our Headlands Branch.

Miss the birds?

They haven’t all disappeared for the winter. But it’s easier to find them when you offer them something to eat.

Kids (nine to 12 years old) can make bird-feeders at 2 p.m. this Saturday at our Headlands Branch. We’ll even give you treats to fill it with.

The program is free to attend. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call our Headlands Branch at (440) 257-2000.

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Need a laugh? Stream these comedies now

Stream episodes of "The Dick Van Dyke" and other classic, cult and contemporary comedies for free with Hoopla and your Mentor Public Library card.

Stream episodes of “The Dick Van Dyke” and other classic, cult and contemporary comedies for free with Hoopla and your Mentor Public Library card.

You deserve to laugh. Now.

Fortunately, you can stream hundreds of comedies — shows, movies, audiobooks, even stand-up specials — with your library card and Hoopla.

(If you’re not familiar with Hoopla, it’s a digital service that allows you to enjoy more than 500,000 movies, TV shows, albums, comics, eBooks, audiobooks with your phone, tablet or computer anywhere and at anytime. And it’s free with your Mentor Public Library card.)

Here are some of our favorites but feel free to browse Hoopla’s collection to find yours.

Movies:

  1. 13 Going on 30
  2. Legally Blonde
  3. Guys and Dolls
  4. School of Rock
  5. Clerks
  6. Swingers
  7. Moonstruck
  8. Still Smokin’
  9. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  10. Road to Zanzibar
  11. Harlem Nights
  12. Smoke Signals
  13. Bridget Jones’s Diary
  14. Mystery Science Theater 3000
  15. Attack of the Killer Tomatos

TV Shows:

  1. Dick Van Dyke Show
  2. iCarly
  3. Chappelle’s Show
  4. SpongeBob SquarePants
  5. Roseanne
  6. Cosby
  7. A Different World
  8. Important Things with Demetri Martin
  9. Jeff Dunham Show
  10. Peep Show
  11. Honeymooners
  12. Kroll Show
  13. Third Rock from the Sun
  14. Nathan for You
  15. Clerks (the TV show this time)

Stand-Up Specials:

  1. George Carlin: Back in Town
  2. Trevor Noah: African American
  3. Tiffany Haddish: She Ready
  4. Janeane Garofalo: If I May
  5. Michael Ian Black: Very Famous
  6. Tim Allen: Men Are Pigs
  7. Eddie Griffin’s Dysfunktional Family
  8. The First Howie Mandel Special
  9. Bill Hicks: One Night Stand
  10. Louis CK’s Chewed Up
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Making the holidays brighter with LASERS

Kids could laser engrave ornaments that

Kids use the laser engraver to make Christmas ornaments at The HUB’s makerspace.

Families got to laser engrave their own Christmas ornaments when they visited the newly opened makerspace at The HUB in Mentor High School earlier this week.

The kids personalized ornaments with their favorite things (Darth Vader and unicorns!) or special message to parents and grandparents.

Families watch as the equipment engraves their ornaments.

Families watch as the equipment engraves their ornaments.

Then they got to watch as the laser engraver used light to carve their creations.

You too can make ornaments, personalized T-shirt or other creative Christmas gifts at the makerspace. It’s filled with top-of-the-line equipment, including a:

Just to be clear, you don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor to use The HUB’s MakerSpace. All you need is a Mentor Public Library card in good standing.

The HUB is open to all from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and is located inside Mentor High School (6477 Center St., Mentor, OH). The Makerspace closes 30 minutes before The HUB.

Additionally, the price for Makerspace use varies by machine. See Makerspace Pricing @ The HUB for details.

For more information – including policies, procedures, and how to make a reservation – visit our MakerSpace page.

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