Adults

Registration for most programs opens 14 days before the program.

 


The Garfield Family and MPL: A Conversation with Lucretia & James B. Garfield @ Main

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Join widow Lucretia Garfield (portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer, Lead Volunteer-JAGNHS) and her son, James R. Garfield (portrayed by Alan Gephardt, Seasonal NPS Ranger-JAGNHS), in 1910 as they reminisce about their roles in founding the Mentor Library. Registration begins October 29.

Discover the history of the library from the mid-1870s through the turn of the 20th Century while learning more about the various ways the Garfield family contributed to create a resource that “enriches people’s lives and fosters a vibrant and informed community through diverse resources, services, and programs” and ignites “curiosity, connections, and success.”

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Yellowstone Memories @ Main

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:35pm – 7:30pmyellowstone

Yellowstone was the first national park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. Our speaker, Tom Offutt, a frequent visitor to the park since 1947, will cover the women that made Yellowstone what it is today and include information about the wolf program. Mr. Offutt was a board member of the Yellowstone Association and Founding Member of the Yellowstone Foundation.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Village Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Color Me, Headlands

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
7:00pm – 8:30pm!Color

Looking for some quiet time? Join us for a calm evening of coloring at the Headlands branch. Bring the family and color! Supplies provided.

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000.

 


Give Thanks For All @ Headlands

Saturday, November 23, 2019
10:00am – 2:00pmthanks

Join us as we give thanks to family, friends & community with some fun crafts and activities. Walk-in program while supplies last. Fun for all!

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000.

 


Giant Size Fun! @ Headlands

Saturday, November 23, 2019
2:00pm – 3:00pmGame dice

Join us for some Giant Size Fun!  We will play giant versions of Snakes & Ladders, Tic-Tac-Toe, and Jenga!  Bring a friend.

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online.

 


Book Sale at the Main Library 9am – 4:00pm @ Main

Saturday, November 23, 2019  9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019  11:00am – 4:00pmbooks

Used book sale in the Main Library’s Village Room on the lower level.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Village Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Bad Art Club (Adults & Teens) @ Headlands

Monday, November 25, 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pmArt Club

Come to the Headlands Branch as, each month, we explore new mediums & techniques that will help you express your creativity in new ways and give you permission to make something ugly or less than perfect. Making bad art is better than making no art at all!

Registration is required each month and opens two weeks prior.  For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online.

 


Get to Know your Pharmacist: Stay Healthy this Winter! @ Main

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
6:30pm – 7:15pmPharmacist

Cold and Flu season is upon us. Get best practices and tips for staying healthy this winter. Including vaccine information, the importance of knowing your community pharmacist as a health and information provider. Free pill divider for those in attendance (while supplies last). Presented by your neighborhood Meijer Pharmacists. Registration not necessary.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Village Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Bombs, Bullets, and Bribes: The true story of notorious Jewish mobster Alex Shondor Birns @ Main

Monday, December 2, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Historian Rick Porello will join us to talk about his new book on the life and crimes of the notorious Cleveland mobster Alex “Shondor” Birns. Registrations opens on Monday, November 4, 2019

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Village Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Library Tuesdays @ Concord: The Coming of Terror in the French Revolution @ Concord

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
10:00am – 11:30amguillotine

History talk by Dr. John Foster. The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution (at Concord Community Center)

In 1793, the French Revolution which had started as a fight for human rights and justice, descended into a nightmare. Dr. John Foster of Mentor Public Library will talk about how a fight for Enlightenment and democracy became a civil war in which former friends and allies turned on each other with terrifying consequences. Please register through Concord Community Center.

Come join us at the Concord Township Community Center – 7671 Auburn Rd. Concord Ohio. Register at 440-639-4650.

 


Classic Film Club: Miracle on 34th Street @ Main

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
1:00pm – 3:30pmmovie-camera-and-film-clipart-McLLdG7Xi

Attention movie-lovers! Explore the golden age of cinema with a different classic film at each meeting of this bi-monthly club. Enjoy the film, followed by a short discussion. Popcorn provided.  This month’s film is Miracle on 34th Street (1947), starring Maureen O’Hara.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Village Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Color Me Calm @ Main

Thursday, December 5, 12, & 19 2019
10:30am – 11:30am!Color

Looking for some relaxing, quiet time?  Enjoy coloring activities, listen to soothing music, meet new friends and munch on a cookie or two.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Holiday Origami @ Main

Thursday, December 5, 2019
6:00pm – 8:30pmholiday origami

Jenn Cline from the Ohio Paper Folders will do a hands on presentation of holiday origami. Registration opens Thursday, November 21, 2019

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Wrap & Yap @ Main

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:30am – 1:30pmGift Box

Start a new holiday tradition! Wrap your presents at the library. We provide wrapping supplies (paper, tape, scissors & ribbon), hot cocoa, and festive music! Participants bring their unwrapped gifts. Sign gift tags for one another. Limited space available, please register in advance. Boxes are not provided. Registration begins November 23.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Holiday Concert featuring the Erie Heights Brass Ensemble @ Main6358748036944186621892622963_music

Monday, December 9, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pm

The Erie Heights Brass Ensemble will perform an evening of your favorite holiday tunes. Registration begins Nov 4th.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Village Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Tuesday topics: Yoga and Astrology, The Physical and Metaphysical @ Main

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pmFrog Yoga

Come get physical and then metaphysical with us! We will start class with a yoga sequence with a focus on the sign of the month – Sagittarius – and the body parts associated with that sign – hips and thighs. We will then move into a discussion on the basic of astrology – what the heck do people mean when they talk about your sun sign, moon soon, and rising sign? Attend this workshop to find out. Class presented by Kristina Ambrosia – Conn.

No previous yoga or writing experience required, but PLEASE DO BRING A MAT. REGISTRATION BEGINS… Tuesday Nov 26

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Village Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


The Friends of Mentor Public Library Meeting @ Main

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Meeting of the Friends organization.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held in the Frances Cleveland Room on the 2nd floor of the Main Library. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War: Christmas in Camp @ Main

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pmcannon civil war

Christmas in Camp during the American Civil War. Everyone loves to be home for the holidays, but American soldiers are often unable to do so. It’s true today and was also true during the Civil War. How did soldiers in Union and Confederate winter camps mark the holiday season? What did they write in letters home to wives, children, parents, and siblings? This presentation will offer a look at how fighting men on both sides of the Civil War spent the winter holidays. Registrations open on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


DIY Vinyl Gift Mug (Adults) @ The Hub

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
5:00pm – 6:30pmcoffee-mugs

Join us at The HUB and create a gift mug for the holiday season using the vinyl cutter. Ages 18+. Registration begins November 27th.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Crafty Adults! @ Lake

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pmCrafty Pop Up

Each month we’ll explore and create a new craft. We’ll supply the materials and you supply the creativity. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your friends and get crafty! Registration is required. Registrations opens Wednesday, December 4, 2019

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online.

 


Color Me, Headlands

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
7:00pm – 8:30pmcolor

Looking for some quiet time? Join us for a calm evening of coloring at the Headlands branch. Bring the family and color! Supplies provided.

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000.

 


Grinch Holiday Mug (Adults) @ The Hub

Thursday, December 19, 2019
5:00pm – 6:30pmcoffee-mugs

Join us at The HUB for a little Grinchy fun! Learn how to craft a Grinch theme mug using the vinyl cutter.  Ages 18+   Registration begins December 5th.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Christmas Eve & Christmas – Library Closed – All Branches

Tuesday, December 24 & 25, 2019happy-holidays
Closed All Day

All locations closed on December 24 & 25, reopening Thursday, December 26th.

 


Bad Art Club (Teens & Adults) @ Headlands

Monday, December 30, 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pmArt Club

Come to the Headlands Branch as, each month, we explore new mediums & techniques that will help you express your creativity in new ways and give you permission to make something ugly or less than perfect. Making bad art is better than making no art at all!

Registration is required each month and opens two weeks prior.  Registrations open at 6:00pm Monday, December 16, 2019

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online.

 


Closed – The HUB

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
All Dayhappy-holidays

The HUB is closed today for Holiday

 


New Years Eve Library Closing at 5:00pmMain, Headlands, & Lakehappy-holidays

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Libraries are closing at 5:00pm

Mentor’s Main, Headlands, an Lake libraries are closing at 5pm.

 


New Year’s Day – All Library Closed

Wednesday, January 1, 2020happy-holidays
Libraries are closed.

All locations will be closed in observance of the New Year Holiday, reopening on Thursday, January 2.

 


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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