Children as young as two can learn about science, tech and more by playing with our educational toys.
Practice colors and counting with the Color Chameleon. Improve your motor skills with the EMIDO blocks, puzzles, and MagnaDoodle Sketch Board. Learn about science with our Insect Exploration Kit and My First Microscope.
To celebrate Incredible Kid Day, which is March 15, seniors can come to The Hub and use its technology to make and send photos with special messages to their grandchildren or favorite incredible kid.
The seniors don’t need any experience with using a green screen. Student volunteers from Mentor High School will help them make, edit and send the messages.
All seniors are welcome to participate. No registration necessary.
This program is part of our partnership with Mentor Public Schools to share the resources available at the Mentor High School’s renovated and revitalized library, now called The Hub, at 6477 Center St. in Mentor.
The Hub will open be to the public from 3 to 8 p.m. on March 15.
Students can also check out Fresh Colors—our new art club for teens—at 4:30 p.m. that day. Each month, the club learns about different artists and experiments with different mediums. In March, teens will try their hands at German Expressionism.
The Hub will also be available for study and quiet tutoring, as well.
For more information, call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.
Christina Baker Kline, author of the bestselling novel Orphan Train, will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural Northcoast Writers’ Showcase on Saturday, April 28, at Lake Erie College in Painesville.
Meet “Orphan Train” author Christina Baker Kline during the inaugural Northcoast Writers’ Showcase on April 28 at Lake Erie College in Painesville.
Kline’s keynote will cap a day in which readers and aspiring writers can interact with several published authors, ask them questions about their writing journey, and attend workshops about the craft of writing.
Participating authors include Funky Winkerbean creator Tom Batiuk, local newscaster Romona Robinson, detective-novel writer Les Roberts, Dead Key and Unclaimed Victim author D.M. Pulley, and more.
The showcase begins at 11 a.m. at Lake Erie College’s Arthur S. Holden Center. Authors will have their books available for sale and signing. Throughout the afternoon, people can join workshops led by Batiuk, Roberts and other authors in attendance.
Kline’s talk will begin at 3 p.m. in the college’s Morley Music Hall. She will be available for book signing and photo opportunities following her presentation.
The showcase is open to all and free to attend. However, due to space limitations, those who wish to attend Kline’s talk are required to register beforehand.
Marty Gitlin, author of The Great American Cereal: How Breakfast Got its Crunch, A Celebration of Animation and more
The Northcoast Writers’ Showcase is hosted by the Lake-Geauga League of Libraries, a group of ten public libraries in Lake and Geauga that have combined resources to provide access to the arts and education in the region.
The Lake-Geauga League of Libraries includes Burton, Fairport Harbor, Geauga County, Kirtland, Madison, Mentor, Morley, Perry, Wickliffe and Willoughby-Eastlake Public Libraries.
The showcase is funded by the collective generosity of the library’s foundations, friends groups, Lake Erie College, and the Lubrizol Foundation.