Our sock hop with MaryEllen

Faith keeps her hoop moving during the hula-hoop contest at our sockhop Saturday.

Faith keeps her hoop moving during the hula-hoop contest at our sock hop Saturday.

We welcomed the newest historical American Girl, MaryEllen, with a party—and not just any party. MaryEllen’s a 1950’s girl, so we threw her a sock hop!

There were crafts, games, rootbeer floats, and the girls all learned how to do the twist and hand jive.

The girls try their hand at the hand jive.

The girls try their hand at the hand jive.

The girls also competed in hula-hoop and bubble-blowing contests, but it was all in good fun.

The girls see who can blow the biggest bubblegum bubble.

The girls see who can blow the biggest bubblegum bubble.

We love the American Girl books so much at Mentor Public Library that we have a book club dedicated to them.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a different American Girl book and make a new craft.

Our next meeting is 4 p.m. on Feb. 3 in the children’s section of our Main Branch on Mentor Avenue. The girls will meet Felicity.

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

Alia smiles and shows off the glasses she customized during our sockhop.

Alia smiles and shows off the glasses she customized during our sock hop.

Visit Mentor Public Library’s Facebook page for more photos from our sock hop.

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