05 29, 2019

Crafting constellations at the library

By |2019-05-29T06:00:05-04:00May 29, 2019|

Teens can craft constellations this June at Mentor Public Library.

Teens can craft constellations this June at Mentor Public Library.

String the stars and cross-stitch the constellations!

We’re hosting a pair of programs in June where teens can craft constellations at Mentor Public Library.

First, teens (12 to 18 years old) can cross-stitch something stellar at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at The HUB inside of Mentor High School. You can learn basic cross-stitch and embroidery techniques while creating an out-of-this-world masterpiece for your room.

Then, teens can use the stars as inspiration when they make constellation string art at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, our Main Branch.

It’s free to participate in both of these programs, and we’ll supply all the materials. We only require that you RSVP. You can register online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, if you haven’t checked out our newest branch, The HUB inside Mentor High Schoolthis summer is the perfect time

There’s never been a better opportunity to use The HUB’s state-of-the-art makerspace. Starting Monday, June 3, we’re expanding The HUB’s hours to noon to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

The HUB’s makerspace has a green-screen studio (complete with camera and editing equipment,) laser engraver, vinyl cutter, T-shirt press, large format printer, spiral binder, button maker, 3D pens, sticker printer, and mini-laminator.

People can use any or all of these machines to make the project of their dreams. They don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor. All they need is a CLEVNET card in good standing. Click here for more details or to make a reservation.

03 11, 2019

Having Sew Much Fun

By |2019-03-11T08:00:05-04:00March 11, 2019|

Kids practice sewing at the library by making drawstring backpacks or Fortnite drop pillows.

Children practice sewing at the library by making drawstring backpacks or Fortnite drop pillows.

Kids had sew much fun picking up sewing basics during a special program on Monday at our Main Branch.

They learned how to make drawstring backpacks and pillows that look like a Fortnite drop boxes. Naturally, the kids got to take their crafts home with them when they were finished.

By the way, if anyone in your family is interested in sewing, we have books for all skill levels for both kids and adults that you can borrow.

03 6, 2019

Kids, get ready to have ‘sew’ much fun

By |2019-03-06T06:00:28-05:00March 6, 2019|

Kids can learn how to sew during our Sew Much Fun program at Mentor Public Library.

Kids can learn how to sew during our Sew Much Fun program at Mentor Public Library.

March is National Craft Month so it’s time to get crafty!

Kids—ages eight to 12—can learn how to sew a pillow or drawstring backpack that they can take home during a special program at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 11, at our Main Branch.

We’ll bring the patterns and supplies. You just have to show up.

The program’s free but we do ask that you sign up beforehand. You can register online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

By the way, if anyone in your family is interested in sewing, we have books for all skill levels for kids and adults that you can borrow.

02 9, 2019

Book Jewelry Workshop in Concord Township

By |2019-02-09T06:00:00-05:00February 9, 2019|

Get crafty during our Book Jewelry Workshop on Feb. 26 at the Concord Township Community Center.

Get crafty during our Book Jewelry Workshop on Feb. 26 at the Concord Township Community Center.

Adults can turn their favorite books into their favorite look during our Book Jewelry Workshop at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Concord Township Community Center (7671 Auburn Road in Concord.)

Our reference librarian will show you how to make book-inspired necklaces, earrings and key chains. Then you can wear a good book anywhere.

You don’t need to bring anything. We provide the supplies.

The workshop is free. We only ask that you register. To sign up, call the community center at 440-639-4650.

01 31, 2019

Make your own shirt at the Lake Branch

By |2019-01-31T06:00:03-05:00January 31, 2019|

Use transfers and fabric paint to customize your own shirt at the library.

Use transfers and fabric paint to customize your own shirt at the library.

We’re commemorating our 200th anniversary in 2019 and offering ways to celebrate all year long.

Adults can make themselves a gift – a library-themed T-shirt – during a special program at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, at our Lake Branch.

You can get creative and use different mixed-media methods to customize your shirt, including acetone-based transfers and fabric paint and markers.

This mixed-media extravaganza is free to attend and open to all adults. However, we do require that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call the Lake Branch at (440) 257-2512.

By the way, if you’re interested in customizing your own shirts but can’t come to the program, you can always use the vinyl cutter and heat press at The HUB’s makerspace.

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