05 29, 2020

Turning history into her stories with author Susan Petrone

By |2020-05-29T07:00:55-04:00May 29, 2020|

Susan PetroneDiscover the risks and rewards of turning real-life events and places into fiction with author Susan Petrone during a special online program hosted by Mentor Public Library.

Petrone’s talk is free to attend and open to all. It will be shared via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11.

Petrone used actual events from her family’s history to write her recently published novel, The Heebie-Jeebie Girl. Her story takes place in Youngstown, 1977, at the time when the city’s largest steel mill has just closed and the worst blizzard in over 40 years has hit the area. It’s a tale of change, family, and redemption.

This program will be a live Zoom event, and registration is required. People can sign up online or by calling us at 440-255-8811. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email at the time of registration. Please check your “Spam” folder if you do not see the email.

02 12, 2020

Jill Grunenwald talks ‘Reading Behind Bars’ & recommending ‘Gatsby’ to inmates

By |2020-02-12T06:00:53-05:00February 12, 2020|

Jill Grunenwald visited us last month to discuss her new memoir, Reading Behind Barsabout her experience as a librarian in a men’s minimum-state prison.

She shared with us what she learned while working there, how she tried to help the inmates in her role as librarian, and how it affected her values. She also all tells what she thinks many people get wrong about incarcerated people.

Grunenwald’s book shares her poignancy and wit. If you enjoyed Orange Is the New Black or Shakespeare Saved My Life, then you should read it. (We even know this cool place where you can borrow it.)

 

10 13, 2019

Meet mystery author Vivien Chien at Mentor Library

By |2019-10-13T06:00:21-04:00October 13, 2019|

We were delighted to host Vivien Chien, author of the Noodle Shop mystery series, earlier this month. After her author talk, she sat down for an interview that was as fun and funny as she.

She explained why she enjoys writing mysteries, what a Noodle Shop Mysteries video game would look like, and tells us her favorite places to eat in AsiaTown in Cleveland.

Chien’s visit kicked off a Month of Mystery at Mentor Public Library. Throughout October, some of the best mystery and true-crime authors will be visiting us, including:

  • Brad Ricca, author of Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, the phenomenal true story of Grace Humiston, the first woman U.S. District Attorney, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.
  • Jane Ann Turzillo, who will take us on a tour of the murderers, tricksters, train robbers, and more in Ohio’s wicked past at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

All of these author visits are open to all, free to attend, and require registration. Additionally, they’re all hosted at our Main Branch.

During our Mystery Month, you can also:

We also have mystery programs for all ages and at all of our branches, so visit our event calendar to see which intrigue you.

09 22, 2019

Mystery author Kylie Logan coming to Mentor Public Library

By |2019-09-22T06:00:42-04:00September 22, 2019|

Kylie Logan

Kylie Logan

Author Kylie Logan has written more than 30 mystery novels (including a few under her Casey Daniels moniker,) so you know she has some good stories to tell. Come hear them during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at our Main Branch.

Logan is the author behind the Ethnic Eats, Pepper Martin, and League of Literary Ladies mystery series. She’ll discuss suspicious characters and explain why solving a whodunnit is so satisfying to readers.

Her talk is free to attend. However, we do require that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

Logan’s visit is part of the Month of Mystery at Mentor Public Library. Throughout October, some of the best mystery and true-crime authors will be speaking at the library, including:

All of these author visits are open to all, free to attend, and require registration. Additionally, they’re all hosted at our Main Branch.

During our Mystery Month, you can also:

We also have mystery programs for all ages and at all of our branches, so visit our event calendar to see which intrigue you.

09 5, 2019

Discover the ‘Unique Eats & Eateries of Cleveland’

By |2019-09-05T06:00:48-04:00September 5, 2019|

Looking for new ideas on where to eat in Cleveland?

Get suggestions from the gourmands who literally wrote the book. Fran Golden and David Molyneaux, authors of Unique Eats and Eateries of Cleveland.

The native Clevelanders took a moment to speak with us when they visited the library recently. They share their love for the dim sum at Li Wah, artichokes at Gallucci’s, local staples like Sokolowski’s, and more.

By the way, you can visit our YouTube page for exclusive interviews with other critically acclaimed and bestselling authors like Paula McLain, Christina Baker Kline, Karin Slaughter, and Dan Chaon,

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