Pink-and-chiffon-wearing balletomanes—that is, ballet enthusiasts—filled our Main Branch on Tuesday.
They were there to celebrate dance and learn about ballet with help from the Fine Arts Association.
Jessica Stanich, a teacher from FAA, used the book Angelina Ballerina to teach the children some basic ballet postures and moves. Whenever Angelina would spin, leap or strike a pose, the children would do the same.
The ballet program is part of Mentor Public Library’s celebration of National Library Week.
As part of our week-long celebration of libraries, we’ll also have programs about:
- Volunteering at Mentor Public Library! If you want to know about volunteering opportunities here, come visit us at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at our Main Branch.
- Cupcakes! Teens can compete in a cupcake war at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at our Lake Branch. Decorate a cupcake based on the book of your choice. The winner gets a prize!
- Writing and romance! Romance author Virginia Nelson will talk about her books, writing, and publishing during her visit on 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at our Main Branch.
- Coding! Tweens, if you’ve ever wondered how video games work or how to make them, come visit our Headlands Branch at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.
- The Civil War! Join us for not one but two talks about the American Civil War with experts from James A. Garfield National Historic Site. Learn about the postwar lives of Civil War leaders like Ulysses Grant, Robert E. Lee and more at noon on Wednesday, April 13, at our Main Branch. Then, hear about the military campaign that led to the calamitous Battle of Chickamauga at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, also at our Main Branch.
- Shredding! We’re partnering with Xpress Shredding for our sixth annual Shred Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16. People can drop off as many five document-storage boxes or bags of paper and get them shredded for free.