Tag Archives: Mentor

Hear the untold stories of Mentor

As part of our 200th anniversary, we’re exploring Mentor’s history. And nobody knows more about the city of Mentor than historian Thomas Matowitz. He literally wrote the book on it. Matowitz is the perfect person to discuss prominent Mentor families … Continue reading

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Library History in Photos: On the Move

As part of our bicentennial, we asked for your historical photos from Mentor Public Library. And, wow, did we get a doozy this week. Local photographer David Gartner snapped some gorgeous photos on the day our original library building moved … Continue reading

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5 Facts about the Garfield Family & Mentor Public Library

We’re fortunate to be neighbors with the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. They lead a monthly a Civil War series at our Main Branch and are a wonderful resource to have nearby. Moreover, the Garfield family has a long … Continue reading

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Help us celebrate our 200th anniversary

We know something about stories. We have tens of thousands lining the shelves of our branches. But now the library wants to know your story. In anticipation of our 200th anniversary in 2019, we are collecting: Historic photos of the library (any … Continue reading

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The history of Mentor with Tom Matowitz

Thomas Matowitz—author, local historian, and Mentor resident—recently visited our library to talk about his newest history book, Mentor. In his book, Matowitz traces this history of Mentor from a sparsely populated outpost (one of the first in the Western Reserve) to the … Continue reading

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