Tag Archives: Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch

It’s electric! Making circuits with play-dough

Our STEAM club got a charge out of learning about electricity. (No more puns? OK, we’ll stop.) The kids made circuits out of play-dough, clay and LEDs, which stands for light-emitting diodes. While we usually use metals to conduct electricity, … Continue reading

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A tea-riffic party at our Lake Branch

We concluded our September celebration of Little Women’s 150th anniversary with a tea party at our Lake Branch. The kids decorated fascinators — yes, that’s the fancy name for those little hats — and their new notebooks. They also enjoyed … Continue reading

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Mentor’s Monster Bake-Off

It’s our yummiest competition ever! Kids (kindergarten through fifth grade) can compete to make the spookiest monster out of cookies during our Monster Bake-Off at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, at our Lake Branch. It’s free to participate. We … Continue reading

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Make your own tote for Banned Books Week

From Sept. 23 to 29, libraries and schools across the country will recognize Banned Books Week. It’s a chance for us to remind you about all the society-changing books that have been banned or challenged. And there’s a good chance that … Continue reading

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Two tea parties for a tea-riffic anniversary

Tea for two? How about two tea parties?! We’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women with a pair of parties — one for adults and one for kids. First, adults can enjoy a Civil War-era tea at … Continue reading

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