09 14, 2019

From covered wagons to rocket ships

By |2019-09-14T06:00:39-04:00September 14, 2019|

Blasting off at our Headlands Branch.

Blasting off at our Headlands Branch.

Earlier this month at our Headlands Branch, we celebrated the breadth of our 200 years of  history with a rocket-ship craft and covered-wagon craft.

The best part? The covered wagon was edible.

... and tasty!

… and tasty!

We’re not finished celebrating our bicentennial either.  To celebrate our 200th anniversary, you can read away the fines on your Mentor Public Library card on Saturdays this September.

Every Saturday this upcoming month, you can read at one of our branches. One dollar of your fines will be waived for every half hour you read. You can have up to $10 in fines forgiven this way this September.

To participate, you will need to pick up a Read Away Your Fines slip from the circulation desk when you arrive at the branch, and return it filled out when you have finished reading.

One exception: bills accrued from lost items and referral fees cannot be waived as part of this promotion.

Click here to learn more about our 200th anniversary.

09 1, 2019

Great times with the Bad Art Club

By |2019-09-01T06:00:08-04:00September 1, 2019|

Making Using sharpies, rubbing alcohol

Making neat designs with sharpies, rubbing alcohol, and some imagination.

It’s always a good time when the Bad Art Club gets together.

Our new art club is open to all teens and adults who want to get creative. No previous experience is required and no need to be self-conscious! After all, making bad art is better than making no art.

We meet at 6:30 p.m. on the last Monday of each month at our Headlands Branch, and we explore new artistic mediums and techniques that allow you to express yourself creatively.

Last time we got together, we made faux tie-dye shirts with sharpies and rubbing alcohol. Come join us on Monday, Sept. 30, when we’ll be trying rock painting.

By the way, if you love art, then you should check our Book & Brush Club.Our Collection Development Manager Barb provides  a visual presentation based on the lives of artists and associated art movements from the club’s book of the month.

Their next meeting is 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at our Main Branch. This month’s selection is: “The Trip: Andy Warhol’s Plastic Fantastic Cross Country Adventure” by Deborah Davis.

Showing off results - So cool!

08 15, 2019

Make Out-of-this-World Art this Weekend

By |2019-08-15T06:00:08-04:00August 15, 2019|

Celebrate this strange and amazing universe with art at our Headlands Branch.

Celebrate this strange and amazing universe with art at our Headlands Branch.

Summer Reading may be over, but we’re still seeing stars at Mentor Public Library.

Kids can use paint, collage, and even plastic bowls to make some out-of-this-world art at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 17 at our Headlands Branch.

This fun and crafty program is free to attend. But space is limited, so we ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call our Headlands Branch at (440) 257-2000.

08 10, 2019

Let your chalk do the talking at our Headlands Branch

By |2019-08-10T06:00:13-04:00August 10, 2019|

Ever wanted to draw ON the library? Here's your chance on Saturday, Aug. 24, at our Main Branch.

Ever wanted to draw ON the library? Here’s your chance on Saturday, Aug. 24, at our Main Branch.

Whether your kid is a scribbler or pavement Picasso, they can let their chalk do the talking during our Chalk Art program at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at our Headlands Branch.

They’ll draw their own chalk masterpieces on the sidewalk outside of our Headlands Branch and even on the building itself.

Kids don’t need any artistic experience to participate, and we’ll provide the chalk.

All we ask is that you RSVP. You can sign up to participate online or call our Headlands Branch at (440) 257-2000.

07 19, 2019

Fluid Art in the Headlands

By |2019-07-19T06:00:01-04:00July 19, 2019|

Mentor Headlands — where we like our marshes clean and our pours dirty.

Mentor Headlands — where we like our marshes clean and our pours dirty.

Ever heard of fluid art? It’s also called Paint Pouring or Dirty Pouring. We tried it last week at our Headlands Branch.

Instead of painting, you can mix your paint in a single cup and pour it directly onto the canvas. It makes for a stunning, psychedelic image.

Here’s a video if you want to try it at home:

Keep an eye on our event calendar for more fun, crafty programs at our branches. They’re almost always free to attend, but some require registration. So make you sign up beforehand.

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