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.


Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War: Art @ Online

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
All Day Eventcannon civil war

Art Inspired by the Civil War (Encore). The Civil War was one of the most traumatic and important events in American history.  No aspect of American life was untouched by the war.  This includes literature, music, and even art.  In this encore of a program from 2014, you’ll learn more about some of the classic pieces and styles of artwork most influenced by the Civil War.  Some of these will perhaps be familiar to you, while others may surprise you a bit.  SPEAKER: Mary Lintern, James A. Garfield NHS. This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email. Register here.


Serenity With Yoga @ Online

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
2:00pm – 2:45pmFrog Yoga

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. 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.  Registrations open at 2:00pm Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Registration with email is required.


All Booked Up with Cailey and Meg @ Online

Saturday, July 11, 18, & 25, 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. This week’s theme is teen books inspired by fairy tales.

View on the library’s Facebook or YouTube page.


Take and Make Craft (@Main): Marble Coasters

Thursday, July 16, 2020
All Day Eventmarble-coaster

Pick up a kit at the reference desk with everything you need to make a marble coaster. Please register in advance to reserve your craft kit. Supplies are limited. Only one craft kit is available per person. Reserved kits may be picked up July 16. Registration opens at 9:00am Thursday, July 9, 2020.


Just the Facts: Nonfiction Books @ Online

Friday, July 17 & 31, 2020
12:00pm – 12:15pmBook

Every other week, Ms Mollie from the Lake Branch will highlight two relatively new nonfiction.  Everyone needs a recommendation from time to time, and she can try to help you find your next favorite book!

View on the library’s Facebook or YouTube page.


The Cold War, 1956 – 1963: Crisis after Crisis @ Online

Thursday, July 23, 2020
6:30pm – 8:00pmCold War

From 1956 to 1963, the world seemed on the verge of coming apart. The crushing of democracy in Hungary, the Suez Crisis, and the Cuban Missile Crisis were some of the key features of a period that ended with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Dr. John Foster presents the second in his series of lectures on the history of the Cold War.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email one day before the event will take place. Click to register. Please check your “Spam” folder if you do not see the email within 24 hours of the event.

This program will be recorded and available for viewing at a future date on the library’s website, Facebook, or YouTube page.



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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