05 23, 2020

All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Suspense & Thrillers

By |2020-05-23T12:00:53-04:00May 23, 2020|

Our Reference Librarians Cailey and Meg discuss what they’ve been reading lately. This episode, they share four suspense novels that thrilled them, including

Most of the books they discuss can be borrowed as ebooks using OverDrive or Libby. All you need is your Mentor Public Library card.

You can also pick up books, movies, and other items from the drive-thru at our Main Branch or curbside at our Lake and Headlands Branches. Get all the details here.

05 21, 2020

No Talking in the Library: Chernobyl Blows our Minds

By |2020-05-21T08:00:35-04:00May 21, 2020|

Our Reference Librarians Meredith Tomeo and John Foster love HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries, and they break down every aspect of it — the plotting, casting, music, and (of course) the real history and book on which it’s based.

By the way, you can borrow that ebook Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich on OverDrive and Libby.

You can also put Chernobyl on hold and pick it up from our drive-thru at Main or curbside at our Lake and Headlands Branches.

Join us for a new episode of No Talking in the Library every Thursday. And, for more pop culture with Meredith and John, you can check out the No Talking in the Library archives.

05 20, 2020

Revisit the Battle of Midway during special online program

By |2020-05-20T13:47:21-04:00May 20, 2020|

Rediscover the Battle of Midway during a special program to commemorate its 78th anniversary.

Rediscover the Battle of Midway during a special program to commemorate its 78th anniversary.

Commemorate the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Midway by revisiting one of the pivotal moments in United States history during a special online program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4.

On June 4, 1942, the U.S. Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy fought one of the key battles of World War II near Midway Island. The result would decide the fate of the war in the Pacific. Dr. John Foster, will tell the story of the battle and of the incredible heroism of the sailors and naval aviators who achieved victory that day.

Foster’s talk will be hosted on Zoom and is free to attend. However, registration is required on our event calendar. You can also call the library’s reference desk for assistance registering: 440-255-8811 ext. 216.

Once you register, details on how you can view the program will be emailed to you a day before the program is scheduled to begin. (If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder.)

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War II, US Presidents of the 20th Century, and the Revolutionary War at our library.

05 19, 2020

Online Book Clubs at Mentor Public Library

By |2020-05-19T06:00:32-04:00May 19, 2020|

Our book clubs now come to you! Find out how you can join our Monday Night and It's A Mystery book clubs without leaving your living room.

Our book clubs now come to you! Find out how you can join our Monday Night and It’s A Mystery book clubs without leaving your living room.

You can now join our book clubs online!

While our branches are closed to the public, we’re still offering book discussions via Zoom.

Our It’s a Mystery Book Club will meet online at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. We’ll discuss Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White. It’s a thriller that links a desperate author, a disgraced member of Parliament, and the sinking of the Lusitania. You can borrow the audiobook on Hoopla or the ebook on OverDrive right now.

If you enjoy reading thriller, true-crime, noir, mystery, and detective novels and want to join our Mystery Book Club, you can email mary.pelton@mentorpl.org for the meeting link.

Similarly, our Monday Night Book Club will confer on The Radium Girls by Kate Moore at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 22. The book tells the true stories of the women who became sick by working with radioactive material during World War I. You can borrow the book and ebook on either Hoopla or OverDrive.

Each month, the Monday Nigh Book Club discusses a different bestseller, popular read, or book of interest. Email cailey.williams@mentorpl.org if you’re interested in joining.

Finally, MPL’s Collections Development Manager Barb Hauer hosts our Book & Brush Club that discusses art historical books. While the club cannot meet in the library, Hauer is sharing her prepared talks online. Hauer’s most recent talk is on Henri Matisse and the fauvist movement, which sprang up as a response to impressionism.

Hauer’s talk will be published at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, and can be watched on our website.

05 17, 2020

Get herb, veggie & flower seeds from Mentor Public Library

By |2020-05-17T06:00:19-04:00May 17, 2020|

Pick up flower, herb, and veggie seeds from Mentor Public Library's seed library.

Pick up flower, herb, and veggie seeds from Mentor Public Library’s seed library.

Update: Our Main and Headlands Branches will reopen with limited hours and additional safety measures on Monday, June 8. Click here for details. 

Starting Monday, May 18, you can pick up books, movies, music and other items from the drive-thru at our Main Branch or curbside at our Lake and Headlands Branches.

But there’s another thing you can pick up too: seeds.

You can get free herb, vegetable, and flower seeds for your yard and windowsill gardens from us.

Here’s how our seed library works. Anyone with a CLEVNET card in good standing can check out seeds from us for their own garden. Our collection already has dozens of varieties of seed. You can check out as many as 15 types of seed per year.

Then, you can plant the seeds. Later, after the plants have grown, you can save some of your seeds and return them to us, if they wish.

When calling us to place holds, you can tell us that you also want seeds, and we’ll let you know what varieties are available.

Click here for more information about our seed library.

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