Have [Adjective] Fun with Virtual Mad Libs

Mad LibsKids (entering third through sixth grade) can create silly stories together with nouns, verbs, and adjectives that they suggest during an online round of Mad Libs. The program will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Registration is required. Families can sign up on our website or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 220.

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Kids can play ‘Name that Tune’ with the library

silhouette-3309171_640Kids (those entering kindergarten through fifth grade) can test their musical ear during an online game of Name That Tune with the library at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

The kids will see if they can identify songs after hearing 10-second snippets.

The game is free to join and will be hosted via Zoom. Families can sign up online or call us (440) 255-8811 ext. 220.

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All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Fantasy Titles for Adults

Who doesn’t love a good fantasy? Cailey and Meg share some of their favorites that have come out recently, including:

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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Discover a love that crosses continents during special author talk

Learn the remarkable story of a 4-year-old Iraqi girl who brought together two families from different cultures and continents.

Learn the remarkable story of a 4-year-old Iraqi girl who brought together two families from different cultures and continents.

Discover how a single newspaper article connected a pair of families from across two continents and changed all of their lives forever during a very special online author talk.

Barbara Marlowe first saw 4-year-old Teeba Furat’s picture in the newspaper. Her head and hands were covered in burns after a roadside bombing in the Diyal Province of Iraq. When she saw Teeba’s eyes, she felt a pull of love that reached across cultures and continents.

Over the ensuing decade, Marlowe reached out to Teeba and her family – first, to help arrange medical care for her in the United States and, then, to offer a home.

Marlowe’s first-hand account of this amazing story forms the basis of her book, A Brave Face: Two Cultures, Two Families, and the Iraqi Girl Who Bound Them Together. The book also includes material written by Teeba and her Iraqi mother, Dunia, at key moments in their stories.

Marlowe will share her story during an online author talk hosted by Mentor Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The program is free to attend and will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required to attend. People can sign up on our website or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

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Amanda Flower Author Talk: Meet the mind behind the mysteries

Marshmalllow Malice is the latest title in Amanda Flower's popular Amish Candy Shop Mysteries series.

“Marshmallow Malice” is the latest title in Amanda Flower’s popular Amish Candy Shop Mysteries series.

Enjoy a special evening with bestselling and award-winning mystery writer Amanda Flower during an online author talk at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Flower is the author behind several popular mystery series – including The Magical Bookshop Mysteries, The Amish Candy Shop Mysteries, and the Magic Garden Mysteries – many of which you can borrow from your library.

She’ll discuss her writing and the stories behind her stories during this free author talk.

The program will be hosted online via Zoom. Registration is required to attend. People can sign up on our website or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, we love a good mystery at Mentor Public Library, and we’ve hosted several of our favorite mystery authors over the years. You can see our interviews with them (and, in a few cases, their entire talks) on our YouTube channel, including:

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