American Girl Book Club meets Maryellen


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Our American Girl Book Club bedazzled sunglasses, hula-ed hoops and made sand art when they traveled back to the 1950s and met Maryellen.

On the first Wednesday of each month, our club gets together to discuss a different American Girl book. Then we make a craft and play games that tie into the book, character or era.

If you have a child who likes the American Girl books or dolls, then they 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 Dec. 5 in the children’s section of our Main Branch on Mentor Avenue. The girls will be meeting Julie.

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

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It’s a party, Charlie Brown

Come to Mentor Public Library for a free screening of a holiday classic on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Come to Mentor Public Library for a free screening of a holiday classic on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Get in the holiday spirit with a special screening of a Thanksgiving classic at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at our Main Branch.

Kids will also get a holiday feast that Chef Snoopy would approve of: popcorn, toast and pretzel sticks!

You can register your family for the free program by calling Mentor Public Library at 440-255-8811 ext. 221.

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Learn coding at The HUB

The Coding Club at The HUB lets you learn programming at your own pace.

The Coding Club at The HUB lets you learn programming at your own pace.

Has your kid checked out our Coding Club yet?

It meets at 4:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Mentor High School’s HUB. Our next meeting is Dec. 4.

Our club uses Khan Academy online courses, so kids, teens and even adults can learn at their own paces. Find out how to animate drawings, design websites and more.

The club is free to attend and open to anyone in fourth grade and higher. You can register to attend online or call The HUB at 440-205-6011.

You can also use Lynda — our newest digital service — to learn coding from home. Lynda offers online tutorials that teach Java, Python, Ruby, Swift and more. You can stream them anywhere and watch as many as you like.

And it’s all free with your Mentor Public Library card.

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Draft wills, POAs & more for free with Legal Forms Library

Draft legal forms yourself with Legal Forms Library.

Draft legal forms yourself with Legal Forms Library.

Legal forms can be confusing. Attorneys can be expensive.

Consequently, it can be a pricey venture if you need help creating a will, affidavit or some other legal form.

Wouldn’t it be great if someone set up a database with different legal-form templates that people could view or even download for free?

Someone (or, rather, someones) did. It’s called the Legal Forms Library, and it’s one of the dozens of databases that we offer access to for free.

There are thousands of form templates for all types of topics: divorce, bankruptcy, power of attorney, name changes, wills, estates and more. (So you know, you’ll need to click through to the Legal Forms Library from the Mentor Public Library site for these hyperlinks to work.) And you can view, download or edit all these templates for free. There are also completed samples that you can view as a PDF or Microsoft Word file. This can give you an idea what your finished form should look like.

There are also legal definitions and explanations for each form, so you can understand what you’re reading.

The forms available on the Legal Forms Library include forms drafted by attorneys for a particular legal matter, forms from public records and participating companies and attorneys. “Official” forms for many states are included, as well.

For more information, you can visit the FAQ section of the Legal Forms website.

By the way, you can also use our databases to search your family history, check product recommendations, learn a foreign language, fix your carget help with your job search or picking your next book.

A final disclaimer here: Mentor Public Library cannot provide legal advice. Users should consult an attorney in all serious legal matters.

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Compete in our Trivia Night at The HUB

Trounce troglodytes at trivia on Monday, Nov. 19, at The HUB in Mentor High School.

Trounce troglodytes at trivia on Monday, Nov. 19, at The HUB in Mentor High School.

Gather your genius friends and compete at Trivia Night at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at The HUB in Mentor High School.

You just bring your brilliant brain and we’ll provide the questions. (And snacks. We’ll also bring snacks.)

You can challenge on your own or in small teams of two to five people. Sign up to compete online or call us at 440-205-6011.

By the way, yes, Mentor Public Library has a new location inside of Mentor High School.

Its renovated library — now called The Hub — is open to everyone for study, quiet tutoring and more from 3 to 8 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. It also hosts a wide variety of programs like any other branch of Mentor Public Library.

Furthermore, The HUB features state-of-the-art makerspace with a 3D printer, vinyl cutter, T-shirt press, laser engraver and more.

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