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.

 


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.

 


Adults & Teens Takeaway Craft @ The HUB

May 17, 18, 20, 2021
3:00pm – 8:00pmAdults & Teens Takeaway Craft @ The HUB

Adults and teens (age 13+), come to The HUB to pick up everything you need to make a unique and fun craft! Each craft kit will include something something made with The HUB’s state-of-the-art makerspace equipment.

Current craft: Embroidered Keychains  (Available May 17th, 18th & 20th. One kit per person.)

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.

 


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.

 


Adults & Teens Takeaway Craft @ The HUB

May 24, 25, & 27, 2021
3:00pm – 8:00pm

Adults and teens (age 13+), come to The HUB to pick up everything you need to make a unique and fun craft! Each craft kit will include something something made with The HUB’s state-of-the-art makerspace equipment.

Current craft: Mystery Grab-Bag Craft  (Available May 24th, 25th & 27th. One kit per person.) Registration opens on Monday, May 17, 2021.

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.

 


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.

 


Outside Family Game Night @ Headlands Lawn

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

A stack of board games including Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, Raptor, PandemicCome join us at the Headlands Branch on the lawn for a fun evening of board games for all ages.

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.

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

 


“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 - Purple and Gray cotton interspersed with sliver hexagons 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.

 


Monday University: Victory Gardens in WWII @ Online

Monday, June 14, 2021
7:00pm – 8:00pmPile of vegetables - tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, and yellow, red, and green peppers.

Food Historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson will explore the use of victory gardens in World War II. She’ll explore how publicized the idea of victory gardens became, even featured in the 1942 Sunday New York Times. Using propaganda posters, Wassberg Johnson explains victory gardening in the context of the war as well as who was and who wasn’t targeted by propaganda. Learn all about this interesting time in America from food historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson, who has been featured on the History Channel, CNN, and NPR.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins May 17. 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.

This program will be held via Zoom. Please register to receive the invite link.

 


What’s It Worth: Antiques Road Show @ Online

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pmAntique pocket watch with an open face displaying numbers.

Author, auctioneer, appraiser and radio show host Mike Ivankovich will introduce you to “What Determines Value”…and reveal what your antiques, collectibles, and personal treasures are really worth today. Ivankovich has been involved in the antiques business for over 40 years and will share his expertise with Mentor.

25 randomly selected attendees will be chosen to share an item of value with Mike. All other attendees will be viewers, but are free to ask questions when time allows. Selected attendees will be notified two days before the program, and if not interested will have to inform the library so we may choose an alternate.

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

 


Adult Take and Make Craft @ Main

Thursday, June 17, 2021
All DayTwo planter containers which are painted with cats faces.

Take and Make crafts for adults and teens. This month we will be upcycling 2 liter pop bottles to make a cat planter!

Pick up a kit at the reference desk with everything you need to make a fun craft, while supplies last. Only one craft kit is available per person.

 


Investing in Hearing Aids @ Online

Thursday, June 17, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmFour different hearing aids in the palm of the hand and one coin.

Learn about the causes of hearing loss and the options for treating it – including the various types of hearing instruments. Presented by Dr. Jane Kukula and Dr. Rachael Olinger of Advanced Audiology Concepts.

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

 


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

Saturday, June 19, 2021
2:30pm – 3:30pmpile of candy bars from the UK - Cadbury Dairy Milk & Curlywurly are two brands in the pile.

Ages 11-18 only. Registration begins June 5th. Did you know that both the UK and USA have candies called Milky Way and Smarties,but they’re actually quite different? Learn more and taste for yourself at our World Tour of Snacks: UK event! Pick up your mystery bag of UK snacks beginning June 12th, then join us on the 19th to learn about the snacks and their country of origin – guess the correct ingredients and you may win a prize!

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins June 5. 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.

 


Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: The East Side Joan of Arc @ Online

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmCover of the book: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary - with Elizabeth Gurly's Flynn's portrait on it.

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was a fascinating woman who began her activism career at just fifteen years old. At nineteen, she made a name for herself in Spokane, Washington as she joined the workers’ free speech fights and worked with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) to help improve working conditions. She continued to fight for fair labor, equal rights for women, and free speech throughout her life, and was even one of the founding members of the American Civil Liberties Union. Practically lost to history, learn more about this amazing American activist from Dr. Lara Vapnek, author of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary.

This program is part of the League of Libraries Lake County Reads program. Click here to find out more about other programs supporting The Cold Millions by Jess Walter.

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

 


Mothers of Invention @ Online

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmWoman with her hand raised and a light bulb next to her

Women’s ideas like the cotton gin, automatic sewing machine and even the Brooklyn Bridge have often been attributed to men. This program explores how  history books and museums like the Smithsonian and the National Inventors Hall of Fame have ignored women’s inventions and achievements.

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

 


Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia @  Online

Wednesday, June 24, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmSilhouette of a head with the top open and question marks flowing out.

This program is designed to provide you with the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. It incorporates video interviews with professionals, patients with dementia, and caregivers discussing real life issues. Please register to attend. This educational program is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter. Registration begins June 10.

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

 


Bullet Journaling 101 @ Online

Wednesday, June 24, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pmBullet Journaling 101 - Join us to learn about bullet journaling! It's an amazing system that keeps record of everything you could ever want to toss at it. Learn how it can help you lead a more meaningful and productive life. Task Manager, Calendar, sketchbook, journal, idea catcher. Casual Study

You’ve heard of bullet journaling, now learn what the craze is all about! Adults and teens can join us for tips and techniques. Learn why these journals have become so popular, and how it can help you with your organization and creativity. The first part of the class is a presentation on the history and types of bullet journals. The second portion is devoted to questions and answers and to give participants time to start working in their own bullet journals. Have a journal or paper with you for this program.

Presented by Betsy and Shannon, two librarians out of Massachusetts who have become expert bullet journalers and started the speaking organization Casual Study together.

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

 


Art Afternoon for Teens @ Lake Lawn

Wednesday, June 29, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Messy tubes of paint and paint filled paintbrushes on a wooden deskAges 11-18 only. Registration begins June 14th. Have an interest in art? Teens can draw a dragon, mermaid, or fairy and more with Miss Traci at the Lake Branch. We will have all the supplies for you just come over and draw! There will have some examples if you need some inspiration. All skill levels are welcome.

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

 


The Making of the Dick Van Dyke Show @ Online

Wednesday, June 29, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmThe Dick Van Dyke Show cast - Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, and Larry Mathews

Carl Reiner discovered Comic Gold when he saw Bye Bye Birdie and spotted actor, singer, dancer and comedian: Dick Van Dyke. Based on Carl’s own experiences working on Your Show of Show, the series masterfully blended Rob Petrie’s hilarious office life with his equally hysterical home life. The series mades stars of Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie. Learn the backstory of the Dick Van Dyke Show and learn about its Long Island connections. Presented by Sal St. George productions.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins June 15. 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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