Upcoming events at Main, Lake, Headlands, & The HUB!
Registration for most programs opens 14 days before the program.
Teen Pop Culture Trivia @ Lake Lawn
Thursday, July 29, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Think you know a lot about Pop Culture? Stop by the Lake Branch for some trivia! We will have several questions on various topics such as Mythology, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Superheroes and more! The winner will receive a prize. Ages 11-18 only.
For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins July 15th.
Backyard Stewardship for Beginners: Protecting Our Littlest Neighbors (Teen & Adults) @ Online
Monday, August 2, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pm
From pollination to decomposition, insects and spiders are vital to the health of both human and natural systems. In this session, you’ll learn how to protect and preserve bugs in your own backyard through sustainable land stewardship. Our conversation will be centered around six simple conservation practices that you can get started with right away. We’ll move beyond just planting native to include other important stewardship activities including reducing light pollution, eliminating invasive plants, and practicing integrated pest management in place of preemptive pesticide application. Presented by Danae Wolfe, macro photographer, conservation educator, and founder of Chasing Bugs.
This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins July 19. 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.
Upcycled Magazine Crafts (Teen & Adults) @ Main Lawn
Friday, August 6, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Turn old magazines into amazing new creations! We will supply ideas, instructions, and all the materials needed to get crafty. For Teens (grades 7-12) and Adults. This will be an in-person program, taking place on the Main Branch Lawn. Registration is required.
This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held on the Main lawn, just east of the Main Library. Parking is at the Main Library lot. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online. Registration begins July 23, 2021.
Shark Selfies @ The Hub
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
3:30pm – 7:00pm
Stop by the HUB to celebrate Shark Week by taking a Shark Selfie using our Green Screen equipment. Caution: Only the brave may attend! All ages welcome on a walk-in basis.
This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information.
World Tour of Snacks: Italy! @ Main
Saturday, August 14, 2021
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Grades 7-12 only. Registration begins July 31st. Italian cuisine is among the most celebrated in the world, including its snacks and treats! Join us on the 14th to taste test these snacks and learn about their country of origin!
This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Village Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online. Registration begins July 31st.
Laser Cut Earrings (Teens) @ The Hub
(Ages 12-18.) Go back to school in style! Design your own custom pair of earrings, using faux leather cut with The HUB’s laser engraver. (This program repeats on August 26th. Attendees may one participate in one session.)
This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online by clicking on the appropriate link above. Registration begins August 2.
Recommended Teen Books
- Teen’s Top 10 – YALSA – A “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!
- “Best of the Best” Fiction for Young Adults – YALSA
- Printz Awards – An award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
- TIME’s 100 Best Young-Adult books of All Time – TIME compiled a survey to honor the best best books for young adults. (Produced in January 2015)
Test Prep Websites – SAT/ACT
Looking to Prepare for your SATs or ACTs? Try the following websites for tutorials and practice tests.
- Practice Tests and Training – Click on Access Learning Express Anonymously (Provided by Ohio Means Jobs)
- Khan Academy
Download eBooks & Audiobooks!
Don’t read your books – Listen to them instead! Not only can you download eBooks at MPL, but now you can also download Audiobooks. Audiobooks can now be loaded onto PCs, Macs®, MP3 players, and many other mobile devices directly from your computer at home.
Mentor Public Library has expanded its online services by adding “eAudiobooks,” available to download from the library’s Web site through a new service powered by OverDrive. The service is free to patrons with a Mentor Public Library card. Users will need to install OverDrive® Media Console™ a free software found on the library’s Web site. For more information, go to our Digital Library page or call 440-255-8811 ext. 215.