Are Your Desserts the Most Delicious?

Is your kid the Iron Chef? Find out during a dessert competition at the library.

We’re hosting an Iron Chef Competition for kids at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, at our Lake Branch.

Kids (those entering fourth through eighth grade) will have 30 minutes to craft a scrumptious chocolate dessert with a mystery ingredient that will be revealed at the program. (Out of consideration to those with food allergies, the ingredient will not be peanuts or nuts.) The maker of the most delicious dessert will win a prize.

It’s free to participate in the contest and all supplies will be provided. Registration is required. Young chefs can sign up online or by calling us at (440) 257-2512.

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All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Best Beach Reads for the Summer

Cailey and Meg share what books they’re bringing to the beach this summer, including Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland (which gave our librarians major Dirty Dancing vibes), Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne, Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala, and Maps for the Getaway by Annie England Noblin.

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.

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Library hosting free classes on Word, Facebook & computer basics

Learn Microsoft Word techniques and more from the free computer classes this September at Mentor Public Library.

Learn Microsoft Word techniques and more from the free computer classes this August at Mentor Public Library.

We’re hosting four free computer classes this month at our Lake Branch, including introductions to email, the internet and computers, in general.

The classes include:

All of the classes are free. However, registration is required and starts two weeks before each class. Anyone can register online or by calling us at (440) 257-2512.

For more online learning, check out Niche Academy and LinkedInLearning. Both offer online video tutorials that are free with your library card.

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Explore the World of Wolves

Meet the wolves of the Toledo Zoo during a special program at Mentor Public Library.

Kids can get an inside look at the wolf’s world during a special program we’re hosting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5. It will be a howl!

The zookeepers from Toledo Zoo will talk about the gray wolves living at the zoo, while broadcasting live from outside the wolves’ exhibit. You”ll also see and learn about other animals that live nearby the wolves. They’ll bring the zoo to you!

This program is free to watch and will be hosted via Zoom. To get the Zoom link, you can either register on our website or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

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Unicorn Party!

We threw a Unicorn Party on Thursday at our Lake Branch and there was SO MUCH CUTE!

Kids enjoyed unicorn stories, played unicorn games, created rainbow sand art and edible rainbow necklaces, and crafted their own unicorn steeds out of pool noodles.

Our theme for Summer Reading this year is Imagine Your Story. So we’ve hosted programs about fairy tales, myths and magic all summer long.

By the way, Summer Reading is almost over! The last day to receive raffle tickets for all your hours/books read is at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1. Make sure you get credit for all the awesome reading that you’ve done this summer.

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