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.

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

 


Mentor-On-the-Lake Teens

SurveyThe renovated Mentor-on-the-Lake branch now has a dedicated Teen Area just for you! But now we want to know what you want to do with it. Do you want crafting? A quiet space? Games?

Please take this survey to tell us what type of programming and space you want.

 


Headlands Spring Cleaning

April 1 – 30
All Open Hours

For the start of the national campaign of Keep America Beautiful, in the months of March & April, and in collaboration with the city of Mentor, we’re challenging you to help clean up litter in our area.  Walk down the sidewalk on your street or visit one of our beautiful nearby parks and safely dispose of litter you find there.  This is also open to anyone in Mentor Public Library’s service area (we want the whole city to be vibrant and free from litter!), but registration and details are handled exclusively by the Headlands Branch staff.

And no good deed goes unrewarded – for your contributions, you’ll be entered to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!

Please stop by or call the Headlands Branch (440-257-2000) for safety guidelines, park suggestions, hot spots that need attention, and more details!

 


Reading Wizard Challenge! @ Headlands

April 1-30
All Open Hourswizard

In preparation for our Safe in Your Castle summer reading program, we’re challenging you to become a Reading Wizard (because what castle would be safe without a wizard to protect it?)!

Kids can participate by choosing one (or all) of the paths to wizardry: Time, Nature, Feeling, History & Connection (we even have a special path just for kids who don’t like reading!).  Each path comes with 5 reading challenges. You’ll win a badge for each of these to mark your progress.  Four challenges are predetermined, but the 5th one is unique to you.  You’ll get to dream up your own reading challenge (in line with the wizarding path you chose). Once you complete this last challenge, you’ll officially be a Reading Wizard and we will bestow upon you your own magic wand!

But wait, there’s more!!  One path isn’t enough for some wizards.  You can choose as many paths as you like and collect all the badges along the way, but for those who complete all 5 paths (25 badges), you’ll become a RAINBOW WIZARD, the most powerful of all Reading Wizards!  Completing all the challenges means you’ll not only get a magic wand but also a spell book full of magic and enchantments – AND be entered to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card to continue their magical reading quest!

Stop by or call the Headlands Branch for more details & registration!

 


Teen Virtual Art Show @ Online

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All Open Hours

Calling all artistic Teens! You are invited to submit a work of art for our Virtual Art Show. We will display your work on our website and Facebook page for the community to see! The goal to to share and recognize the talented artists in the area. The winner will receive a small prize. Please email traci.hoffman@mentorpl.org to enter.

This program is for teens in Grades 6-12. Teens can submit a craft, photo, painting, drawing or any type of visual art. Only one submission per teen. All these artworks will be displayed on our social media pages. The public will vote on their favorite and the winner will be notified they won a prize. No works will be accepted outside the month of April. Remember by emailing your art piece to us, you are granting us permission to display your photo on our website and our social media.

 


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.

 


Take & Make (@ Headlands)

Monday, April 19, & 26, 2021
1:00pm – 8:45pmGreen Craft

Stop by and grab a craft, or call ahead and we’ll set one aside for you (provided we still have them, supplies are limited).

 


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.

 


Grab & Go Crafty Adults @ Lakecraft-clip-art-1197091099740949666ryanlerch_Artwork_-_paintbrush_scissors_and_glue.svg.med

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.

 


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.

 


Reading Wizard Challenge! @ Headlands

May 1-30
All Open Hourswizard

In preparation for our Safe in Your Castle summer reading program, we’re challenging you to become a Reading Wizard (because what castle would be safe without a wizard to protect it?)!

Kids can participate by choosing one (or all) of the paths to wizardry: Time, Nature, Feeling, History & Connection (we even have a special path just for kids who don’t like reading!).  Each path comes with 5 reading challenges. You’ll win a badge for each of these to mark your progress.  Four challenges are predetermined, but the 5th one is unique to you.  You’ll get to dream up your own reading challenge (in line with the wizarding path you chose). Once you complete this last challenge, you’ll officially be a Reading Wizard and we will bestow upon you your own magic wand!

But wait, there’s more!!  One path isn’t enough for some wizards.  You can choose as many paths as you like and collect all the badges along the way, but for those who complete all 5 paths (25 badges), you’ll become a RAINBOW WIZARD, the most powerful of all Reading Wizards!  Completing all the challenges means you’ll not only get a magic wand but also a spell book full of magic and enchantments – AND be entered to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card to continue their magical reading quest!

Stop by or call the Headlands Branch for more details & registration!

 


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

Saturday, May 1, 2021
10:00am – 11:30amGarden with lush plants and waterfall

May’s topic: Children’s Gardens. 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.

 


Take & Make (@ Headlands)

Monday, May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2021
1:00pm – 8:45pmBowl containing Paint Bottles

Stop by and grab a craft, or call ahead and we’ll set one aside for you (provided we still have them, supplies are limited).

 


Grab & Go (Kids) @ Lakecraft-clip-art-1197091099740949666ryanlerch_Artwork_-_paintbrush_scissors_and_glue.svg.med

Monday, May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2021
1:00pm – 8:45pm

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.

 


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

Monday, May 3, 2021Stylized tree with leaves made of boxes
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Gather to share genealogy tips and information.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.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration is required. 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: War in Indochina, 1945 – 1954 @ Online

Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pmGroup of American soldiers posing with 2 Indonesian men

In the second lecture in his series The Wars in Vietnam, Dr. John Foster traces the history of the French war in Indochina, the direct precursor to the American conflict there. Starting with the defeat of Japan in 1945, the French government sought to reimpose colonial rule in Vietnam, but met fierce resistance from homegrown anti-colonial forces calling themselves the Viet Minh during Japanese occupation. This lecture will carry the story from the first French military engagement until their catastrophic defeat at Dien Bien Phu in May 1954.

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

 


Mom and T(w)een: Cupcake Wars! (Adults & Teens) @ Online

Saturday, May 8, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmCupcake decorated with hearts and a bow

Ages 10-17. Celebrate Mother’s Day by decorating cupcakes! Each family can pick up cupcake mix and a decorating kit the week prior to the program at the Lake branch. Show off your decorating skills! Let’s see what you can create! You may use extra supplies you have around the house if you’d like. Theme will be revealed at the beginning of the competition.

Program may not be well suited for those with food allergies. Please have cupcakes baked ahead of time. One registration per family.

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

 


Talking to the World with Ham Radio @ Online

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmSignal Link Ham Radio setup

If you enjoy meeting new people, like chatting with pleasure craft skippers in the Caribbean or even having a chess game with someone in California, there is a hobby for you – Amateur Radio. Amateur Radio is a lifelong hobby that is multi faceted, appeals to all ages, and most of all anyone can do it, even the blind and deaf.

If you’re looking for a hobby that will never be boring, one you can even do as a family or are just simply curious, come join us and find out more. You’ll be glad you did!

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins April 19. 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: A Slave No More @ Online

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pmCivil War Cannon

A Slave No More: Two Narratives of Emancipation – In 2007, Pulitzer Prize winning historian David W. Blight published the personal accounts of two young men who found their way to freedom in the war-torn South. Their stories, apparently written just for their families, provide unusual insight into the strength, courage and persistence of men seeking futures in freedom. This presentation will review their narratives, and the lives they forged for themselves after the Civil War.  SPEAKER: Joan Kapsch, James A. Garfield NHS.

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

 


Turn Your Art into a Business! @ Online

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pmSet of paint brushes with a rainbow of colored paints on them

Have a passion or a hobby that you always wanted to turn into a side hustle or even your main gig?  Come chat with people who’ve done just that!

Local artists from a variety of fields will be joining us to talk about how they got where they are and the steps they took to turn their passion into a living.

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.

 


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.

 


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.

 


Pop Culture Perler Keychains! (Teens) @ Online

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmA partial Perler Pikachu and a pile of unused beads

Ages 11-18 only. Turn your favorite character into a KEYCHAIN during our Pop Culture Perler Keychains program! Pick up a kit from the Main Library branch with supplies beginning May 12th, then join us on the 19th as we walk you through the steps to creating countless Perler bead designs including superheroes, Pokemon, video game characters and more!

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

 


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.

 


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.

 


 

 

 

 

 

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