Branch Programming

Upcoming events at Lake, Headlands, & The HUB!

(Click here to see our on-going programs)

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.

 


Funday Fridays @ Lake Lawn

Friday, June 11, 18, & 25, 2021
11:00am – 12:00pmWoman playing with a little boy throwing a ring with sticks

Children ages 3-12. Registration begins Friday, June 4.

Each Friday we’ll celebrate the magic of summer with fun activities for kids of all ages. Social distancing and mask required for anyone over 10 years of age. Please register one week before each session.

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

 


Show and Tell on the Lawn @ Headlands Lawn

Saturday, June 12, 2021
1:00pm – 2:00pm

One larger teddy bear holding a smaller teddy bear on its lapDo you have something special you would like to share with others? Come join us at the Headlands Branch on the lawn and share it with us for show and tell. Registration is required. There are 8 seats available.

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

 


Mermaid Mania @ Lake Lawn

Saturday, June 12, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmTwo mermaid dolls one with pink yarn hair and one with blue.

Celebrate all things mermaid! Come join us at the Lake Branch. We have an array of crafts, games, and a snack for you to enjoy. Registration begins May 29th. Ages 6-12.

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

 


Yoga for Kids @ Headlands Lawn

Monday, June 14, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmTwo frog statues in yoga poses

Join us at the Headlands Branch for yoga outside. Learn basic yoga positions with certified yoga instructor Miss Rachel. Bring a towel or a mat and positive vibes. Registration is required.

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

 


Faux Leather Drawstring Coin Pouch (Adults) @ The Hub

Monday, June 14 & 21, 2021
5:00pm – 6:30pmFaux Leather Drawstring Coin Pouch

Join us in The HUB Courtyard for a little crafty fun!  Learn how to make a Drawstring Coin Pouch in a few simple steps!

Ages 18+. This program will repeat on June 21st. Patrons may only attend one session. Registrations opens on Monday, May 31, 2021

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.

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.

 


Monday University: Victory Gardens in WWII (Adults) @ 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.

 


Sparkly Star Lanterns @ The Hub

Tuesday, June 15 & June 22, 2021
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Let’s brighten your day with our glittery star lanterns. Stop by The HUB to assemble your lantern at one of our two sessions!

Ages 6-12. This program repeats on June 22nd.  Patrons may only attend one session. Registrations opens on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

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.

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.

 


What’s It Worth: Antiques Road Show (Adults) @ 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.

 


Tyke Time @ Headlands Lawn

Thursday, June 17 & 24 2021
11:00am – 11:30amTeddy Bear reading a Book

Join us in the sunshine for a fun morning of stories, songs and rhymes!  For children 5 & younger.  Space is limited, so register today!

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.

 


Storytime Stars @ Lake Lawn

Thursday, June 17 & 24, 2021
10:30am – 11:00amFive yellow cartoon stars

Children ages 6 months to 5 years are welcome to attend this story time at Lake Branch. Enjoy stories, music, rhymes and a craft to take home.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register one week before each session.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins Thursday, June 3.

 


Fee-Fi-Fo-FUN! @ Lake Lawn

Thursday, June 17, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Three+ kids playing with giant jenga blocksChildren ages 3-12.  Visit the land of the GIANTS and play some giant-sized games and join in some HUGE activities and crafts. Social distancing and masks required for anyone over 10 years of age. Registration begins Thursday, June 3.

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

 


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.

 


Be A Tree @ Lake Lawn

Monday, June 21, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmCocker Spaniel lying down

Children’s program. The ‘Be a Tree’ program is a dog bite prevention for children presented by the Lake Humane Society. This program focuses on fun and interactive activities to teach children how to read dog body language to act safely around both their own dog and strange dogs.  Registration begins Monday, June 7

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

 


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.

 


Storytime Under The Sky @ Headlands Lawn

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
7:00pm – 7:30pm

Night sky filled with stars and other objects with a telescope pointed upwardChildren 5 years and younger join us on the lawn at the Headlands Branch for a socially distanced storytime.  Please wear a mask.

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

 


Mothers of Invention (Adults) @ 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 – 3:00pmMessy tubes of paint and paint filled paintbrushes on a wooden desk

Ages 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.

 


Storytime Stars @ Lake

Thursday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2021
10:30am – 11:00am Five yellow cartoon stars

Children ages 6 months to 5 years are welcome to attend this story time at Lake Branch. Enjoy stories, music, rhymes and a craft to take home.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register one week before each session.

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

 


Tyke Time @ Headlands Lawn

Thursday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2021
11:00am – 11:30amTeddy Bear reading a Book

Join us in the sunshine for a fun morning of stories, songs and rhymes!  For children 5 & younger.  Space is limited, so register today!

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

 


Virtual Local Author Visit: Rachele Alpine @ Online

Thursday, July 1, 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm Home Sweet Forever Home

Have you ever wanted to talk to an author and ask them what they were thinking when they wrote their book?  Well, now is your chance!  Read the first book in local author Rachele Alpine’s newest series, The Invincible Girls Club, and then join her for a Q & A where you can ask anything and everything you’ve ever wondered about author life and writing.  Come prepared with questions, and she’ll be happy to answer them!

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.

 


Funday Fridays @ Lake Lawn

Kids playing Jenga with oversized blocks.

Friday, July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm

Each Friday we’ll celebrate the magic of summer with fun activities for kids of all ages. Please register one week before each session. Children ages 3-12.

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

 


Independence Day Holiday – Library ClosedFlag of the United States of America

All Mentor libraries are closed Sunday July 4th and Monday July 5th.

The library will reopen Tuesday, July 6th.

 


Personalized Water Bottles (Kids) @ The Hub

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Kids ages 6-12. Stop by the HUB to personalize a water bottle with your name and a favorite design. Join us on Tues., 7-6-21 or 7-13-21 at 4:00-5:30pm.  You may register for only one session.

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 click on the corresponding date above to register online.

 


Farmers Market Tote (Adults) @ The Hub

Wednesday, July 7, 2021Farmers Market Tote
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join us at The HUB for a little crafty fun! We will be making a Farmers Market Tote Bag utilizing the Cricuit and T-shirt Press. Patrons may sign up for one session.

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 click on the corresponding date above to register online. Registration begins June 23rd.

 


Outside Family Game Night @ Headlands Lawn

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pmSet of pawns with funny faces drawn on them.

Come join us at the Headlands Branch on the lawn for a fun evening of board games for all ages.

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

 


“Meet Us in the Garden” – The Grass is Not Always Greener @ Online

Saturday, July 10, 2021
10:00am – 11:30am

Explore eco-friendly alternatives to green concrete. Consider increasing the diversity your property offers and support our native wildlife by thinking outside the turfgrass-box!

Join the Lake County Master Gardeners in their monthly series of gardening talks.  Free and open to the public! Please register with the Master Gardeners at MGVLakeCounty@gmail.com or call with questions at 440-853-2625.

 


Kitty Adoption Event @ Lake Lawn

Saturday, July 10, 2021
11:00am – 2:00pm

The Lake Humane Society will be here with some adorable kittens that will be available for adoption. We will also have some fun cat activities and games for the kids.  Let’s help some kittens find their “furever” homes.

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

 


All Booked Up with Cailey and Meg @ Online

Saturday, July 10, 2021
12:00pmPenguin holding books

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

View on the library’s Facebook or YouTube page.

 


Kids Grab & Go Craft @ Lake

Monday, July 12, 19, & 26, 2021 
1:00pm – 8:45pm

Stop by the Lake Branch and pick up one of our weekly craft and activity packs for kids while supplies last!

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

 


Appy Hour @ Online

Monday, July 12, 2021
5:00pm – 5:30pmSmartphone with screen covered with apps.

Finding it difficult to keep up with never ending stream of new apps and digital resources? Not sure which ones are safe for you and your family to use and which ones you should avoid? Join us each month for a brief chat with MHS student technology leader Steven Dohm about popular apps!

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins June 28. 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.

A recording of the event will be posted to the library’s social media within a few days of the event.

 


Yoga for kids @ Headlands Lawn

Monday, July 12, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmTwo frog statues in yoga poses

Join us at the Headlands Branch for yoga outside. Learn basic yoga positions with certified yoga instructor Miss Rachel. Bring a towel or a mat and positive vibes. Registration is required.

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

 


Behind the Front Door: Secrets and Surprising Stories of Our Presidents @ Online

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pmTeddy Bear with a chest locked in chains.

A president who hunted wild game.  A daughter who smoked on top of the White House and put tacks on politicians’ seat. A president who sometimes slept during Cabinet meetings. A First Lady referred to as “Mrs. President-and so much more!” History never sounded so intriguing!  Presented by Susan Cannavino from Presentations with Pizzaz.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins June 23.

 


Leonardo da Vinci: Through the Eyes of the Artist @ Online

Thursday, July 15, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pm Leonardo da Vinci: Through the Eyes of the Artist

Registration begins June 17. Learn all about the man who was the embodiment of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci. Artist, inventor, and amateur scientist, his influence can be seen for generations. Hear his amazing story, presented by art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman.

“People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” -Leonardo da Vinci

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

 


DIY Terrarium Workshop @ Lake

Saturday, July 17, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Ages 8-12. Come make your own mini terrarium at the Lake Branch. Enjoy snacks and leave with your own new little world to take home! Registration begins July 3, 2021.

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

 


Birdseed Shapes (Kids) @ The Hub

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Ages:5-12. Stop by the HUB to make an adorable Birdsee Shape. Join us on Tues., 7-20-21 or 7-27-21 at 4:00-5:30pm. Please only register for one session.

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. Registration begins July 6.

 


Decorative Paper Wall Flower (Adults) @ The Hub

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
5:00pm – 6:30pmDecorative Paper Wall Flower

Ages 18+. Join us at The HUB for a little crafty fun! Learn how to make a large Paper Wall Flower!

Session available July 21st and July 28th. Patrons may sign up for one session.

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 using the links above. Registration begins June 23.

 


Unicorn Party @ Lake Lawn

Thursday, July 22, 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm

Children, all ages. Celebrate the magical unicorn with stories, games and fun crafts!

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registrations opens on Thursday, July 8, 2021.

 


The Nature Conservancy’s Restoration Work in Northeastern Ohio @ Online

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

The Nature Conservancy is leading a partnership of 9 conservation partners improving the quality of wetland, flood plain, and coastal plant communities from Mentor to Conneaut and throughout the Grand River Watershed. Supported by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation with funds from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, this partnership will improve habitat for rare and threatened species and improve water quality of Lake Erie. Andrew Bishop, NE Ohio Restoration Manager, will present on the impacts of invasive species, how land managers handle them, the benefits of collaboration, and what residents can do to help. Registration begins July 8.

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

 


Teen Pop Culture Trivia @ Lake Lawn

Thursday, July 29, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmA pile of questions marks.

Think you know a lot about Pop Culture? Stop by the Lake Branch for some trivia! We will have several questions on various topics such as Mythology, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Superheroes and more! The winner will receive a prize. Ages 11-18 only.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins July 15th.

 

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