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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.

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

 


A Proper Washington Welcome: History of Inaugural Balls @ Online

Tuesday, January 19, 2021garfield ball
6:30pm – 8:00 pm

How does Washington, D.C. welcome new residents to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? The answer: with a ball, of course! Trace inaugural balls throughout American history, highlighting the inaugural ball of President Garfield at the Smithsonian Institution. Speaker: Allison Powell, James A. Garfield NHS.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins December 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.

 


Influenza 1918: The Deadly Pandemic Hiding Behind WWI @ Online

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pm Flu

The 1918 influenza was one of the deadliest pandemics of the 20th century. More people died of this illness than numerous wars combined. Come learn why the mysterious illness was so deadly, where it might have originated, hear stories about its victimsm and and discover why doctors are still studying it today.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins December 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.

 


All Booked Up with Cailey and Meg @ Online

Saturday, January 23, 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.

 


Holistic Wellness and Yoga @ Online

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmyoga

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

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins January 13. 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.

 


Bloody Sunday 1972 @ Online

Thursday, January 28, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pm

On Sunday, January 30, 1972, British troops opened fire on a civil rights demonstration in the city of Derry in Northern Ireland, killing 13 people. This tragic event accelerated spiraling violence of the period of Irish history now called “the Troubles.” Dr. John Foster of the Adult Information Services Department will present a public lecture describing the events, what led up to them and the terrible consequences that they wrought.

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.

 


Jewelry Workshop (Teens) @ Online

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmJewelry Workshop

Ages 11-18. Join us for a night of jewelry making and trivia with a chance to win PRIZES! Jewelry kits will be available for pickup @ Main beginning January 27th. Please register.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins January 20. 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, February 6 & 20, 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.

 


Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War: Frederick Douglas @ Online

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pmcannon civil war

The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Black History Month Program (Encore)  Frederick Douglass escaped enslavement in Maryland to become the most famous African American in the country and a forceful voice for equality in the United States.  In honor of Black History Month, learn more about his life and lasting impact!  This is an encore presentation of a program originally presented in 2016.  SPEAKER:  Todd Arrington, James A. Garfield NHS.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins January 27. 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.

 


Vincent van Gogh: Through the Eyes of the Artist @ Online

Thursday, February 11, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pmVincent van Gogh: Through the Eyes of the Artist

Learn all about the complicated artist, Vincent van Gogh. Dispel rumors and tales surrounding his life with the true story of passion and obsession. Presented by art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman.

“Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.” -Vincent van Gogh

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins January 21. 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.

 


Foot & Ankle Problems: Lake Health Talk @ Online

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmFoot

Andy Orta, DPM will presemt the Foot and Ankle Problems virtual talk on February 16, 2-3 pm. Dr. Orta is a podiatrist with Foot and Ankle Specialists of Ohio, and the perfect person to share info about foot and ankle problems and treatment options.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins February 2. 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.

 


Astrology for Beginners @ Online

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pmAstrology

Want to know more about Astrology? In this presentation, we will learn the basics of how an astrology birth chart is constructed. We’ll also stroll through the zodiac learning the unique traits of each sun sign and why learning astrology can be helpful in your everyday life. Presented by local astrologer Angie Agnoni of the Lake County Astrological Association.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins January 27. 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.

 


Repetitive Questions: Dementia @ Online

Monday, February 22, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmDementia

When people have dementia, they often ask the same questions – over and over and over again. Chera Ihnat from Kemper house is going to discuss the repetitive question phenomena and what to do about it.

This session is designed to help care givers better understand why people with dementia exhibit repetitive behavior and ask repetitive questions. We will discuss possible causes of the repetitive questions and behaviors and discuss the most frequently asked questions and how to respond to the questions and behaviors.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins February 1. 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, February 24, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmYoga Frog

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 registants in an email one day before the event. Darlene Kelbach is the yoga instructor.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins February 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.

 


Green Book: The Black Travelers Guide to Jim Crow America @ Online

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pminn

The Green Book provided a rundown of hotels, guest houses, service stations, drug stores, taverns, barber shops and restaurants that were known to be safe ports of call for African American travelers.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins February 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.

 


No More Cable: Save Money and Switch from Traditional Cable @ Online

Thursday, February 25, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pmCable

Streaming services are all the rage right now, with so many different options to choose. With cable prices skyrocketing, which streaming services are best for you and your family? Learn about streaming movies and shows over the internet, the many different services out there, and even some free services your library provides. A handout for this event can be found here.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Register to sign up for the 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.

 


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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