Revisit the Cold War with Mentor Public Library

This year, our resident historian Dr. John Foster is revisiting the Cold War during a series of lectures.

In this first talk, he explains how the conflict that would define the latter half of the 20th century began even before World War II ended. He also discusses how a series of regime changes and (of all things) a currency change led the USSR to place a blockade around Berlin.

He also discusses how a series of regime changes and (of all things) a currency change led the USSR to place a blockade around Berlin. Finally, he describes the heroism of British and American pilots who kept West Berlin supplied during the Soviet blockade.

This special program was the first in a 4-part series from Foster about the history of the Cold War. The next talk in Foster’s series will be on Thursday, July 23. He’ll discuss the year 1956 when the Suez conflict, turbulence in Poland, and even the Montgomery bus boycotts were part of a rising pattern of conflict that engulfed East and West. The program will be broadcast via Zoom and is free to watch. You can register to view it here.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War II, the American Revolution and US Presidents of the 20th Century at the library.

This program will also be recorded and will be available for viewing at a future date on our website, Facebook, and YouTube page.

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July Finance Committee Meeting

NOTICE OF MEETING

A meeting of the Mentor Public Library’s Finance Committee will be held at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020, virtually via Zoom, pursuant to House Bill 197 making temporary changes to the Ohio Open Meetings Act, passed by the Ohio General Assembly on March 27, 2020.

For instructions on how to view the meeting, please email Jason Lea at jason.lea@mentorpl.org. 

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Kids can enter our Virtual Art Show

Kids can take you somewhere mystical and magical during our online art show.

Kids can take you somewhere mystical and magical during our online art show.

Kids (ages six to 12) are invited to submit their artwork for our online art show.

The theme for the show is mystical, magical places. You can use any medium you’d like, including painting, sculpting, chalk drawing, and whatever else your favorite art form is.

Submissions will be accepted from July 6 to July 20. All submissions must be photographed and emailed to Ms. Robin at robin.pfeifer@mentorpl.org. (Please do not bring artwork to the library.) One submission per child.

Also, please include the child’s name and age and you may give a description of the art. For example: What mystical, magical place is it? What kind of medium did you use?

We will then create an online slideshow of all of the submissions to be presented on the kids’ page of our website and social media outlets.

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Mentor Public Library closing branches for Independence Day

usa-1127885_1920All of our branches will be closed Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, in recognition of Independence Day.

Drive-thru and curbside delivery will also be unavailable at our branches those days.

Our Main Branch will reopen to the public on Sunday, July 5, and our Headlands Branch will reopen Monday, July 6. (The Headlands Branch is typically closed on Sundays.)

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Serenity with free online yoga class

Enjoy a free online yoga class on Wednesday, June 17. Registration required.

Enjoy a free online yoga class on Wednesday, June 17. Registration required.

Feeling stressed? Who can blame you? These are stressful times.

We’d like to help in our own humble way. That’s why we’re offering a free relaxing yoga session that you can enjoy from the comforts of your own home at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8.

Our session will be led by yoga instructor Darlene Kelbach. Wear comfy clothes that are easy to move in and don’t forget to set up your yoga mat or beach towel before we get started!

This program will be a live Zoom event, and registration is required. You can sign up here or call us at (440) 257-2512.

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