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.

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

 


Maple Sugaring @ Online

Thursday, March 4, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmMaple Sugaring

With its origins in Native American know-how, maple sugaring became deeply rooted in the history, economy and culture of Geauga County, the maple capitol of Ohio. Tapping into the early history of maple sugaring, this presentation then flows into a nostalgic look at 20th century maple syrup production, as traditionally practiced by Geauga farm families, as winter transitioned to spring. Presented by the Geauga Park District.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins February 18. 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, March 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.

 


Monday University: A Tale of Two Cities, Understanding the History of Structural Racism in creating the Built Environment @ Online

Monday, March 8, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmcity

Presenter: ​Dr. Jason Reece, Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning, OSU

Program description: ​Disparities in the built environment have a profound influence on equity and the sustainability of metropolitan regions. The session will present an overview of the history of structural racism and its influence on Northeast Ohio region’s urban geography. The talk will focus on the policies and practices that influenced the contemporary population patterns, segregation, and disparities between communities and neighborhoods in the region. The talk will close with discussing the need for greater historical awareness of the forms of discrimination that were institutionalized in policy and influence the region today.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins February 22. 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 @ Online

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

“The Better Angels of Our Nature”: Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address

Abraham Lincoln took office as the sixteenth President of the United States on March 4, 1861, and no president has ever come to office under more dire circumstances.  As southern states declared themselves seceded from the Union, Lincoln knew he had to say the right things and strike the right tone in his inaugural address.  Learn more about what he said and what it meant.  Speaker:  Todd Arrington, James A. Garfield NHS.

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

 


The Vietnam Wars: Vietnam and Europe, 1624 – 1940 @ Online

Thursday, March 11, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pm

This is the opening lecture in Dr. John Foster’s 2021 lecture series: The Vietnam Wars

The first lecture looks at the long history of European Vietnamcolonialism in Vietnam. French involvement in Vietnam ran from the early 17th century until the 1950s and formed the backdrop to U.S. political and military involvement beginning in the early 1960s. This lecture will take the story from the arrival of the first Catholic missionaries until the defeat of French colonial forces by the Japanese in September 1940. Little known at the time that John F. Kennedy committed U.S. Marines to Vietnam in 1962, the long history of French involvement in Vietnam created institutions and forces that powerfully shaped the American experience.

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

 


Grab & Go Crafty Adults @ Lake – Cricut Pet Treat Jar

Friday, March 12, 2021
9:00am – 5:00pm

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.

 


“Meet Us in the Garden” – Lake County Master Gardeners @ Online

Saturday, March 13, 2021
10:00am – 11:30amGarden

Topic: Nature’s Cues a.k.a. Phenology. Join the Lake County Master Gardeners in their monthly series of gardening talks.  Programs are online until further notice. Please register with the Master Gardeners at MGVLakeCounty@gmail.com or call with questions at 440-853-2625.

 


911 Dispatch/ Hands only CPR/ AED Awareness @ Online

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmAED

911 Dispatch / Hands Only CPR / AED Awareness (50-minute course) This presentation offers how to provide essential information when calling 911, starting CPR and using an automated external defibrillator. No certification is given. Presented by Jerry Craddock, Mentor Fire Department’s Education Specialist. Any questions, please contact amy.senning@mentorpl.org

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

 


Holistic Wellness and Yoga @ Online

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmyoga

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 March 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.

 


Adult/Teen Take and Make Craft @ Main

Thursday, March 18, 2021
All Day EventAdult Take and Make Craft @ Main

Take and Make crafts for adults and teens. This week’s craft is cafe wall art!

Pick up a kit at the reference desk with everything you need to make a fun craft. 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. Kits may be picked up on March 18.

 


Brain Balance: Combating Anxiety Workshop (Family) @ Online

Saturday, March 20, 2021
1:00pm – 1:45pmAnxiety

This zoom class, presented by Erin Hill from Branches of Wellness, explores movement therapy & breath work techniques geared to reduce anxiety, stress, & overwhelm, while helping the brain to process anger, grief, trauma and other difficult emotions.  The movement breath work formula also promotes healthy development & aging in the brain while reducing inflammation in the nervous system.  All exercises can be done seated or standing up.  *Foundation of the class comes from BrainDance by Anne green Gilbert & other yoga & wellness foundations.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Register by clicking on the link. 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.

 


Backyard Birds with Lake Metroparks @ Online

Thursday, March 25, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmBirdwatching

Learn all about your feathered backyard visitors! Program includes identification tips for the top 10 backyard birds, bird feeders and types of feed. Presented by Andy Avram of Lake Metroparks. This program will be held via Zoom. Register to receive the link to attend live.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins February 25. 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 – Spiral Pendant

Grab & Go Crafty Adults @ Lake - Spiral Pendant

Friday, March 26, 2021
9:00am – 5:00pm

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.

 


SHE Stories @ Online

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmwoman

Join us for evening of storytelling with Sara Showman. She Stories is a multicultural celebration of the wit, courage and determination shown by girls and women, every day, all over the world. We begin with a rollicking, rhythmic version of the ’60s Dixie Cups call and response song Iko-Iko – but with a decidedly feminist theme! Then we travel to Africa for a “how come” story; this time, how come the sky is up so high? It’s the ultimate “glass ceiling” story and a woman has the answer. Then, to China, where a brave young girl and her dog defend all the other girls in her village, not only from a dragon but from the man who would send them to their deaths. Finally, a fairy tale with a twist: a princess must save a sleeping beauty of a prince, with the help of other women she meets on her journey. “Once upon a time” will never be quite the same again.

Presentation by Sara Showman of the Largely Literary Theater Company.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins March 16. 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, April 3 & 17, 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.

 


Easter – Library Closedclosed

All Mentor libraries are closed Sunday, April 4, 2021.

All branches will reopen on Monday, April 5th.

 


Back to Your Roots Genealogy Chat – Myths and Legends @ Online

Monday, April 5, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pmfamily-tree

Gather to share genealogy tips and information. Featuring a presentation about family myths and legends. This program is a live Zoom event. Details on how to join will be sent directly to registrants in an email one day before the event. There are 25 virtual “seats” available.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Register by clicking on the link. 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.

 


COVID-19 and the Heart (Lake Health talk) @ Online

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Learn about Medicare during a free session on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Mentor Public Library.There have been lots of questions lately about the long-term impact COVID-19 has on the body – including on the heart. Does having heart disease make you more susceptible to developing serious symptoms if you’re infected with COVID-19? What could the impact be on long-term heart health if you catch it?  Join us as Paul Zellers, DO, cardiologist with Lake Health Physician Group Northeast Ohio Heart Associates, shares the most updated info we know about COVID-19 and the heart. Bring your questions for a Q & A following his presentation. Registration begins March 23.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins March 23. 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.

 


Found Poetry Workshop (Adult & Teen) @ Online

Thursday, April 8, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pm Found Poetry Workshop

Registration begins March 25. In celebration of National Poetry Month, join us for an evening exploring the realm of Found Poetry! Learn about types of Found Poetry, engage in some poetry writing activities, and try your hand at creating Found Poems of your own. There will be opportunities to share your work with the group if you wish. Found Poetry kits will be available to those who register, with pickup beginning April 1.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins March 25. 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.

 


Annual Community Paper Shred Day @ Main

Saturday, April 10, 2021
9:00am – 1:00pmshred day

Free annual Shred Day for our community and patrons, courtesy of Mentor Public Library and Xpress Shredding – now in our 11th year of partnership!  Up to 5 boxes or bags of documents will be accepted for secure off-site shredding following the event. This collection takes place in the Main Library’s auxiliary parking lot on the corner of SharonLee and Mentor Ave. from 9am-1pm, one day only.

 


Meet Us in the Garden – Lake County Master Gardeners @ Online

Saturday, April 10, 2021
10:00am – 11:30amGarden

Topic: Victory Gardens in 2021. Join the Lake County Master Gardeners in their monthly series of gardening talks.  Programs are online until further notice. Please register with the Master Gardeners at MGVLakeCounty@gmail.com or call with questions at 440-853-2625.

 


Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War @ Online

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pmcannon civil war

“Fraternity, Charity, & Loyalty”: The Grand Army of the Republic (Encore)

After the Civil War, many Union veterans joined the Grand Army of the Republic, the nation’s first large-scale veterans’ organization (and forerunner of such groups as the American Legion, VFW, etc.).  What was the philosophy behind the GAR?  How did it influence Civil War remembrance?  How did it become a political force?  This talk will answer these questions and more!  This is an encore presentation of a program originally presented in 2017.  SPEAKER: Todd Arrington, James A. Garfield NHS.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins March 31. 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.

 


World Tour of Snacks: Japan! (Teens) @ Online

Saturday, April 17, 2021
2:30pm – 3:30pmWorld Tour of Snacks: Japan!

Ages 11-18 only. Registration begins April 3rd. Learn about and taste snacks from the country of Japan! Pick up your mystery bag of Japanese treats at the library starting April 10th, then join us on the 17th to learn about the snacks and their country of origin – a prize will be given to the individual who can correctly guess the ingredients of the most snacks!

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins April 3. 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 Ethics of Dementia @ Online

Monday, April 19, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmDementia

Chera Ihnat from Kemper house is going to provide information on the various issues in dementia care. It will highlight the importance of identifying ethical issues and the ethical dilemmas family members may face. Part of the session also focuses on how ethical issues impact on care.

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

 


Hip/ Knee Pain (presented by LakeHealth) @ Online

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
2:00pm – 3:30pmKnee

If joint stiffness and pain are preventing you from enjoying life to its fullest, this educational class can help you to understand your options for pain relief. Presented by Greg Morris, PT, LAT. Greg is a expert physical therapist and also manager of our Lake Health AGM Physical Therapy office in Mentor.

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

 


Getting Financially Fit During Uncertain Times @ Online

Thursday, April 22, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Get advice for financial wellness in your professional or personal life during a pair of free online programs hosted by Mentor Public Library.For Financial Literacy Month, join Michael Zawatsky from the Society for Financial Awareness to learn about how to improve your finances, even in uncertain times. The speaker will discuss debt management, setting goals, investment principles, and overcoming financial challenges.

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

 


Home Sweet Home: Settling the Western Reserve @ Online

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pmHome Sweet Home: Settling the Western Reserve

Before you moved in, surveyors with grit and guile tamed the land here. Their dangerous and adventurous lives will add appreciation to your love of Lake County. Presented by staff from the Lake County History Center. Registration required.

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

 


Holistic Wellness and Yoga @ Online

Wednesday, April 28, 202
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 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 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.

 


Princess to Queen: The Early Years @ Online

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmCrown

Most people living today never knew a British Monarch other than Queen Elizabeth II. She seemed perfect for the role, although she was not technically born for it. Learn about her life before Queen, as well as the people and events that shaped her life and prepared her to become the Queen we know and love today.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins April 7. 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.

 


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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pm

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.

 


Tree Planting and Arbor Day Celebration @ Main Lawn

Saturday, May 1, 2021
10:00am – 3:00pmclip-art-pictures-of-the-tree-best-25-clipart-ideas-on-pinterest

Join us to celebrate Arbor Day as we plant several trees in front of the Mentor Public Library’s main branch. Partnering with the Holden Forests & Gardens, Mentor Public Library will be planting canopy trees in order to help Northeastern Ohio’s tree canopy. Learn about the importance of the trees in our region, and specifically canopy trees to help the local wildlife and environment. The first 100 attendees will receive a sapling tree to take home and plant in their yard (one per household please) while supplies last.

 


All Booked Up with Cailey and Meg @ Online

Saturday, May 1, 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.

 


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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