All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Banned Books Week

In recognition of Banned Books Week, Cailey and Meg share some of their favorite Banned Books — both classics and newer novels — including:

  1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  3. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  4. Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Most of the books they discuss can also be borrowed as ebooks using OverDrive or Libby. All you need is your Mentor Public Library card.

By the way, Banned Books Week is an opportunity for us to remind you about all the society-changing books that have been banned or challenged. And there’s a good chance that list includes your personal favorite.

Imagine your bookshelf without To Kill a Mockingbird, Color Purple, Animal Farm, or Lord of the Rings.

So commemorate Banned Books Week in the best possible way: Read.

Read a book that’s been banned or challenged. Read whatever you like.

But read. And decide for yourself what belongs on your bookshelf.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Mentor Public Library hosting free magic show for kids on NEOEA Day

Are you ready for some magic? Mr. Zap will share a free online magic show for kids on NEOEA Day, Oct. 9.

Are you ready for some magic? Mr. Zap will share a free online magic show for kids on NEOEA Day, Oct. 9.

Looking for something that your children can enjoy when they’re off school on NEOEA Day? We’re hosting a free magic show that kids can watch online at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9.

Mr. Zap – a popular local magician – will perform an amazing and magical Halloween-themed show that will be broadcast via Zoom, so you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

The show is free to watch, and registration is required. Families can sign up on our website or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 220.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Get ideas for your Ohio Road Trip

There are dozens of beautiful places to visit that are only a tank of gas away.

There are dozens of beautiful places to visit that are only a tank of gas away.

Is your vacation on hold because of COVID-19? There are still plenty of opportunities to explore close to home.

Presenter Kristina Ambrosia-Conn will share one-tank trips and cool things to experience nearby during an online program at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

This free program will be hosted online via Zoom. Registration is required. You can sign up to attend online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, we also have several books on our shelves that suggest convenient road-trip ideas.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Discover Lake Erie ‘Riverside’ shipwreck

Explore a sunken schooner and discover the great storm that downed it during an online program we’re hosting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Presenter Kevin Magee will discuss the storm of 1893 that sunk the Riverside in Lake Erie. All seven of its crew members and payload were lost on the way to Kelleys Island. More than a century late, the Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE) located the shipwreck about 25 miles off of Cleveland. See photos of the preserved wreck and learn more about this remarkable ship and storm during Magee’s talk.

This program is free to watch and will be broadcast via Zoom. Registration is required. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

For more on local shipwrecks, watch our interview with shipwreck hunters and authors Georgann and Mike Wachter.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Solve a murder mystery in Lake County’s history

knife-316655_640Discover one of the most perplexing murder mysteries in Lake County’s history during an online program we’re hosting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5.

Ginnie Jeschelnig will discuss the strange death of Dr. Giuseppe Romano who was killed in 1936. Learn the details of the brutal murder and see if you can solve the crime. This case has it all: murder, the mob, and four pounds of shrimp.

This program will be hosted online via Zoom and registration is required to watch. You can sign up online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, if you’re interested in the history of the Cleveland mafia, we have some reading recommendations for you, including mob historian Rick Porrello’s new biography of racketeer Shondor Birns.

You can also visit our YouTube channel for more videos about the mafia and murder in our local history, including:

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment
MAIN: 440.255.8811    •    LAKE: 440.257.2512    •    HEADLANDS: 440.257.2000
© 2020 Mentor Public Library 8215 Mentor Ave. Mentor, OH 44060
Mentor Public Library