Adults

Registration for most programs opens 14 days before the program. Main, Headlands, Lake

A number of program videos from the library can be found online on MPL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

All in-person programs have been cancelled/postponed until further notice.

 


Artpocalypse! @ Online

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
12:00pmCrafty Pop Up

Mr. Josh from the Headlands Branch is sharing a different craft that kids (or adults!) can make with their family every Tuesday at noon!

This video can be found on MPL’s Facebook page & YouTube channel.

 


Pet Cafe (Teens & Adults) @ Online

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
6:30pm – 7:30pmcollie-mix-2147846_960_720

Registration begins November 10th. Calling all animal lovers! Bring your furry friend and a warm beverage to our online Pet Cafe! We’ll make a seasonal bandana for your pet to wear, play bird-themed bingo, and share our favorite funny stories about our beloved furry friends! There will be a chance to win prizes – both for you and your pet! Hosted by librarian Meg (and her dog Ginger). Feel free to join even if you don’t have a pet! Pick up bandana supplies starting November 17th.  Adults and teens welcome (12+).

 


Serenity With Yoga @ Online

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Receive a free introduction to yoga this February at Mentor Public Library.Enjoy a relaxing yoga session from the comforts of your own home. Wear comfy clothes that are easy to move in and don’t forget to set up your yoga mat or beach towel before we get started!  Yoga instructor: Darlene Kelbach

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration opens on November 11, 2020. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email at the time of registration. Please check your “Spam” folder if you do not see the email.

 


All Booked Up with Cailey and Meg @ Online

Saturday, November 28, 2020
12:00pm – 12:15pmBook

Each week, get 4-6 book recommendations from MPL librarians Cailey and Meg. We’ll rotate between teen and adult books each week, with a different theme for our recommended reads.

View on the library’s Facebook or YouTube page.

 


Take and Make Craft: DIY Sugar Scrub @ Main

Thursday, December 3, 2020
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Take and Make crafts for adults and teens. This week’s craft is DIY Sugar Scrub!

Pick up a kit at the reference desk with everything you need to make a fun craft. Please register in advance to reserve your craft kit. Supplies are limited. Only one craft kit is available per person. One person is not permitted to sign up multiple people or pick up more than one kit.

Registration opens on November 25, 2020. Reserved kits may be picked up starting December 3rd. The Craft kit for this week must be picked up by December 10th.

 


Holiday Origami @ Online

Friday, December 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2020
4:00pm – 4:15pm

People celebrate summer by making paper flowers during our origami program.Create some decorations for your home with paper and some creative origami folding. Jenn Cline of the Ohio Paper Folders will host a series of weekly videos exclusively for MPL where each week she will teach you how to make some festive creations. Paper for the projects will be available at the reference desk for pick up. Please call ahead if you’d like paper placed at the drive-thru.

  • December 4 – Santa Gnome
  • December 11 – Holiday Stars
  • December 18 – 3D Christmas Trees
  • December 25 – Paper Snowflakes

View on the library’s Facebook or YouTube page.

 


All Booked Up with Cailey and Meg @ Online

Saturday, December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020
12:00pm – 12:15pmBook

Each week, get 4-6 book recommendations from MPL librarians Cailey and Meg. We’ll rotate between teen and adult books each week, with a different theme for our recommended reads.

View on the library’s Facebook or YouTube page.

 


The Holly and the Ivy: The History, Customs and Traditions @ Online

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
6:30pm – 8:00pmholly-3906899_1920

Part talk, part performance, this hour presentation by Sara Showman explores the holiday’s history, folk stories and traditions.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins November 10. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email at the time of registration. Please check your “Spam” folder if you do not see the email.

 


Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War: Sherman’s March @ Online

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
12:00pm – 1:00pmcannon civil war

“I Can Make Georgia Howl”: Sherman’s March to the Sea, November-December 1864 (Encore). Union Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman captured the important Confederate city of Atlanta in September 1864.  He then turned his eyes to the Atlantic coast, intending to march across Georgia and then turn north toward South Carolina.  That journey across Georgia has gone down in history as “the March to the Sea.”  Learn more about this famous and fascinating event in this program originally presented in 2014.  SPEAKER: Todd Arrington, James A. Garfield NHS.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins November 10. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email at the time of registration. Please check your “Spam” folder if you do not see the email.

 


Hoarding @ Online

Monday, December 14, 2020
2:00pm – 3:00pmPile of books

Hoarding is often one characteristic of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Chera Ihnat from Kemper House will discuss dementia related hoarding behaviors, give examples, and will give tips on how to handle this aspect of caregiving.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins November 30. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email at the time of registration. Please check your “Spam” folder if you do not see the email.

 


Christmas of Yesteryear @ Online

Monday, December 14, 2020
6:30pm – 7:30pmsheikh_tuhin_Christmas_Vector_Clipart

Northeast Ohio’s Christmas traditions were heavily influenced by downtown Cleveland’s seasonal offerings. They bring memories of Mr. Jingeling, Francis the Talking Mule, lively window displays, and more. Stroll down Memory Lane and reminisce during this entertaining talk.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins November 30. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email at the time of registration. Please check your “Spam” folder if you do not see the email.

 


Take and Make Craft: Bookish Ornaments @Main

Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Take and Make crafts for adults and teens. This week’s craft is bookish ornaments!

Pick up a kit at the reference desk with everything you need to make a fun craft. Please register in advance to reserve your craft kit. Supplies are limited. Only one craft kit is available per person. One person is not permitted to sign up multiple people or pick up more than one kit.

Registration opens on December 10, 2020. Reserved kits may be picked up starting December 17th. The Craft kit for this week must be picked up by December 28th.

 


Serenity With Yoga @ Online

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
2:00pm – 2:45pmyoga

Enjoy a relaxing yoga session from the comforts of your own home. Wear comfy clothes that are easy to move in and don’t forget to set up your yoga mat or beach towel before we get started! This program will be a live Zoom event. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email at the time of registration. Please check your “spam” folder if you do not see the email. Registration with email is required.

Yoga instructor: Darlene Kelbach

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins December 9. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email at the time of registration. Please check your “Spam” folder if you do not see the email.

 


Holiday Library Closures – December 24, 25,  & 26
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All Mentor library locations are closed, December 24, 25,  & 26th.

The library will reopen on Sunday, December 27th.

 


New Year’s Holiday Library Closures – December 31 (5pm) & January 1

happy-holidaysAll Mentor library locations will close @ 5:00pm, December 31.

All Mentor library locations are closed, January 1.

The library will reopen on Sunday, January 2.

 


Donations!

Due to Covid-19, the need to quarantine items, and storage issues, we are temporarily suspending item donations.

Do you have books, movies, magazines, etc. that need a good home? Mentor Public Library is now taking donations! Donations can be dropped off at the Main Library. There is a drop box outside the main doors where items can be deposited. Call the library at 440-255-8811 for more information.


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Have MPL librarians read anything good lately?  Do they have any book recommendations for you? Find out at Mentor’s Reader, a blog written by Mentor PL’s librarians all about the books they’re reading, favorite books, and other book-related topics. The blog is updated with a new recommendation at least once a week.  Enjoy! 

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