Monthly Archives: November 2018

9 Picture Books for Hanukkah

Hanukkah begins at sunset on Dec. 2. It celebrates Jewish independence from a Seleucid Syrian king and the miracle in which one day’s worth of holy oil burned in the rededicated Temple for eight days. In celebration of the Festival of Lights, … Continue reading

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Stream classic and quirky Christmas specials with Hoopla & Kanopy

Want to watch something seasonal? Don’t feel like leaving the house? We’ve got you covered — whether you’re in the mood for something naughty or nice. With Hoopla and Kanopy, you can stream tens of thousands of movies, documentaries and … Continue reading

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Story time with the Mentor Ice Breakers

Our friends from the Ice Breakers, Mentor’s new professional hockey team, joined us for a special story time earlier this week. They read stories to the kids, answered questions about being a professional hockey player, and took photos with the children. … Continue reading

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Study rooms now available at our Main Branch

Our Main Branch now has study rooms available to individuals or small groups who need a quiet place to gather and work. We do have a few rules for the rooms. The big ones are: The rooms are available on … Continue reading

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US Civil War: Cycloramas as Art, Entertainment & Memorial

Cycloramas were the zenith of art and entertainment in their heyday — 50 feet high and surrounding you from all sides. These traveling exhibits required specially constructed buildings and were as immersive as modern virtual reality. Some of the most famous … Continue reading

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