Kids can share story time with trained therapy dogs during Paws to Read on Aug. 14 at Mentor Public Library’s Headlands Branch.
Paws to Read is back!
The program pairs young readers (between the ages of six and 12 years old) with therapy dogs, who listen to the children as they read.
The dogs make an ideal audience—supportive and adorable—and all they ask for in return is the occasional belly rub. The program helps build the child’s confidence and makes reading fun for them.
If your child can read independently but doesn’t like to do it in front of other people, you might try signing them up for Paws to Read. The program works well for dog lovers, but it’s also helped some kids who are scared of dogs get over their phobia.
There will be two 30-minute sessions on Saturday, Feb. 8 at our Headlands Branch: one beginning at 2 p.m., the next at 2:30 p.m. We only have so many therapy dogs; so, unfortunately, there’s a limit on how many kids can participate each month.
Furthermore, those spots tend to fill up quickly, so call our Headlands Branch—(440) 257-2000—if you think you child could benefit from Paws to Read.
The instructor will be Stephanie Royko, a local art teacher. Painters—from rookies to veterans—will learn ways to emulate Van Gogh’s techniques.
The workshop, including art supplies, costs $20 to attend and is payable at registration. People can sign up for the workshop at our Main Branch. There is only room for 12 people in the workshop; so, if you’re interested, you’ll want to register soon before the program fills.
Families take a deep breath together during the Yoga Kids story time at Mentor Public Library.
We mixed poses and prose during our Yoga Kids story time earlier this month.
Our yoga instructor Darlene Kelbach led families (yes, the adults too!) through a series of poses while Ms. Robin read them Yoga Kids by Fearne Cotton.
The kids got have fun while stretching their minds and bodies. Plus, they got to make a craft afterward.
By the way, adults can learn about yoga at the library too. A health professional from Morris Chiropractic will lead a beginner’s yoga session at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, at the library. She will also explain the benefits of yoga for your overall health, as well as the health of your spine specifically.
All experience levels are welcome to the yoga session. However, you are asked to bring your own mat. The program’s free to attend, but registration is required. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.
Follow the hunt for Alvin “Creepy” Carpis, the last public enemy in Northeastern Ohio.
Discover the life and crimes of Alvin “Creepy” Karpis during a very special program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at our Main Branch.
Karpis was the last Public Enemy Number One of the Great Depression era. He plagued Northeast Ohio, reportedly compiling a record of 15 bank robberies, 14 murders, three jailbreaks, two kidnappings, and 54 aliases.