Adults

Upcoming events at Main, Lake, Headlands, & The HUB!

 

Registration for most programs opens 14 days before the program.

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

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

 


The Vietnam Wars: War in Indochina, 1945 – 1954 @ Online

Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pmGroup of American soldiers posing with 2 Indonesian men

In the second lecture in his series The Wars in Vietnam, Dr. John Foster traces the history of the French war in Indochina, the direct precursor to the American conflict there. Starting with the defeat of Japan in 1945, the French government sought to reimpose colonial rule in Vietnam, but met fierce resistance from homegrown anti-colonial forces calling themselves the Viet Minh during Japanese occupation. This lecture will carry the story from the first French military engagement until their catastrophic defeat at Dien Bien Phu in May 1954.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins April 8. 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.

 


Mom and T(w)een: Cupcake Wars! (Adults & Teens) @ Online

Saturday, May 8, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmCupcake decorated with hearts and a bow

Ages 10-17. Celebrate Mother’s Day by decorating cupcakes! Each family can pick up cupcake mix and a decorating kit the week prior to the program at the Lake branch. Show off your decorating skills! Let’s see what you can create! You may use extra supplies you have around the house if you’d like. Theme will be revealed at the beginning of the competition.

Program may not be well suited for those with food allergies. Please have cupcakes baked ahead of time. One registration per family.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins April 24. 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.

 


Friends of Mentor Public Library @ Online

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Meeting of the Friends organization.

This is an online event. Once you register you will receive the link to the meeting.

 


Talking to the World with Ham Radio @ Online

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmSignal Link Ham Radio setup

If you enjoy meeting new people, like chatting with pleasure craft skippers in the Caribbean or even having a chess game with someone in California, there is a hobby for you – Amateur Radio. Amateur Radio is a lifelong hobby that is multi faceted, appeals to all ages, and most of all anyone can do it, even the blind and deaf.

If you’re looking for a hobby that will never be boring, one you can even do as a family or are just simply curious, come join us and find out more. You’ll be glad you did!

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins April 19. 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: A Slave No More @ Online

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pmCivil War Cannon

A Slave No More: Two Narratives of Emancipation – In 2007, Pulitzer Prize winning historian David W. Blight published the personal accounts of two young men who found their way to freedom in the war-torn South. Their stories, apparently written just for their families, provide unusual insight into the strength, courage and persistence of men seeking futures in freedom. This presentation will review their narratives, and the lives they forged for themselves after the Civil War.  SPEAKER: Joan Kapsch, James A. Garfield NHS.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins April 28. 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.

 


Turn Your Art into a Business! @ Online

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pmSet of paint brushes with a rainbow of colored paints on them

Have a passion or a hobby that you always wanted to turn into a side hustle or even your main gig?  Come chat with people who’ve done just that!

Local artists from a variety of fields will be joining us to talk about how they got where they are and the steps they took to turn their passion into a living.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins April 14. 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.

 


Hidden History of Lake County, Ohio @ Online

Thursday, May 13, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pmBook Cover for Hidden History of Lake County, Ohio by Jennifer Boresz Engelking

Author visit with Jennifer Boresz Engelking. Her new book, Hidden History of Lake County Ohio was published on April 19, 2021.

Hidden History of Lake County, Ohio is a collection of stories behind the story of Lake County’s most well-known people and landmarks, along with stories that have been lost to time. The book tells of the early pioneers who settled near the coastline and farmed the rich soil, which led the county to be known around the world for its prime agriculture. It uncovers forgotten tales of one of the worst shipwrecks on the Great Lakes and the amusement park later built on the same tragic site. It reveals hidden passageways and secret tunnels. Please register to attend.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins April 29. 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, May 15 & 29, 2021
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, with a different theme for our recommended reads.

View on the library’s Facebook or YouTube page.

 


Our Ohio Inventors – Lake History Center @ Online

Tuesday, May 18, 2021The state of Ohio outlined in blue and red
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Meet the men and women of the Western Reserve that changed the world with their innovations. Registration required. Presented by staff from the Lake County History Center.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins May 4. 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.

 


Adult Take and Make Craft (Adults & Teens) @ Main

Two bird bookmarks made from feltThursday, May 20, 2021
All Day Event

Take and Make crafts for adults and teens. This week we will be crafting cute bird bookmarks!

Pick up a kit at the reference desk at the Main Library with everything you need to make a fun craft, while supplies last. Only one craft kit is available per person. No reservations necessary.

 


Rain Gardens 101 @ Online

Thursday, May 20, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmA grouping of different types of plants and colorful flowers next to a house

Rain gardens are not only beautiful but functional. They help control storm water runoff (rain) from hard surfaces such as roofs and driveways by holding it in place to soak into the ground slowly. In addition, the roots of the plants and soil help to filter pollutants the storm water collects along the way. Storm water pollution is the number one source of pollution on our waterways. Anyone can plant a rain garden!

Natalie Gertz-Young from Lake SWCD will talk about the importance of rain gardens at this online workshop.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins May 6. 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.

 


The Carol Burnett Story @ Online

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmCarol Burnett peeking out of a split doorway waving.

This is the story of a young performer from San Antonio who treks to the Big Apple and is suddenly discovered by Broadway and Gary Moore. And the rest, as they say, is show business history.

Laugh once again with the antics of Carol and her hilarious television ensemble including Vickie Lawrence, Harvey Korman and, of course, the always unpredictable, Tim Conway. Presented by Sal St. George Living History Productions.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins May 11. 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.

 


Holistic Wellness and Yoga @ Online

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmTwo frog statues in yoga poses

This hour long class includes a relaxing yoga session and tips on holistic therapies. This program is a live Zoom event. Details on how to join the session will be sent directly to registrants in an email one day before the event. Darlene Kelbach is the yoga instructor.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins May 12. 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.

 


Urban Legends of Ohio @ Online

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmThe state of Ohio outlined in blue and red

Ohio has many urban legends such as the Melon Heads, Helltown, Cry Baby Bridge and many others.  This program will discuss many of them.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins May 12. 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.

 


Grab & Go Crafty Adults @ Lake

Friday, May 28, 2021
9:00am – 5:00pmBowl with multiple containers of paints

Stop by the Lake Branch and pick up a fun craft kit for adults. Each kit contains everything you need. Pick it up curbside or come inside to the Lake Branch and see our new addition. No registration necessary.

 


Memorial Day – Library Closed – All Branches

Monday, May 31, 2021
9:00am – 5:00pmFlag of the United States of America

All Mentor libraries are closed for the Holiday.

All branches will reopen on Tuesday, June 1st.

 


“Meet Us in the Garden” – Container Gardening @ Online

Saturday June 5, 2021
10:00am – 11:00amThree containers/pots with flowers inside.

Container Gardening – What is it? The Do’s, Don’ts and How To’s. Demo included.

Join the Lake County Master Gardeners in their monthly series of gardening talks.  Free and open to the public!  Programs are online until further notice. Please register with the Master Gardeners at MGVLakeCounty@gmail.com or call with questions at 440-853-2625.

 


Women Spies of Ohio @ Online

Monday, June 7, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmSilhouette of a spy with a package in his hand.

From the Revolutionary War to the World Wars, meet the lady spies of Lake County and Ohio. They risked all for their country, demonstrating courage, ingenuity, intelligence, and tenaciousness. Who were they and what are their stories? Presented by Lake County History Center.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins May 24. 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.

 


Galaxy in a Jar (Adults & Teens) @ Main Lawn

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmGalaxy in a Jar

Join us to turn an ordinary glass jar into an out-of-this-world astronomy craft! All supplies will be provided. This will be an in-person program, taking place on the Main Branch Lawn.  Registration begins May 25 and is required.

Library programs will be conducted in accordance with current health and safety mandates/guidelines which are subject to change.  We encourage all attendees to observe these rules so that in-person programing may continue.  It is up to the individual to determine his or her level of comfort and acceptable risk when attending programs. If you are concerned about public gatherings, please do not attend.

 


Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War @ Online

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pmCivil War Cannon

Ex Parte Milligan: “No doctrine, involving more pernicious consequences, was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government. Such doctrine leads directly to anarchy and despotism.”  When a military tribunal sentenced Lambdin P. Milligan of Indiana to hang for allegedly aiding the rebellious states, his lawyers—including James A. Garfield—stood before the Supreme Court to preserve not only his life but also Reconstruction.  Speaker: Chris Dobeck, James A. Garfield NHS.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins May 12. 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.

 


Donations!

Stack of books 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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