Monthly Archives: November 2014

Willy Wonka visits Mentor Library for his birthday party

It’s the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, so we threw a birthday party for that clandestine chocolatier Willy Wonky on Saturday at our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch. Kids made their own candy concoctions, tested their Wonkavision and … Continue reading

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Thanks to the volunteers from St. Gabriel

Volunteers from St. Gabriel Parish visited us this Saturday and painted a pair of our second-floor corridors. We owe them our gratitude, just as we need to thank all of our volunteers. No library is better than its community, and we … Continue reading

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Help your heart by skipping the salt

The Lake County General Health District visited us last week and suggested ways in which people can prevent or control high blood pressure. One of their tips was to eat less salt. While we need salt to live, most people eat … Continue reading

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A literary mixtape for Ohio

It began as a conversation with Belfast Central Library. I mentioned a few of my favorite Irish authors and artists, and my counterpart in Belfast admitted to being less familiar with Ohio writers. But this begs the question: If I … Continue reading

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Meeting the girls of our American Girl Book Club

There aren’t a lot of book clubs out there for elementary school-aged girls. But considering how popular our American Girl Book Club is, maybe there should be more. Since we started the book club last year, anywhere between a dozen … Continue reading

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