Registration for most programs opens 14 days before the program.


DIY Macrame Ornaments (Teens & Tweens) @ The Hub

Monday, December 9, 2019

Add a bohemian touch to your holiday decorations this year!  Learn basic macrame techniques and create a unique ornament. Ages 12-18. Registration begins November 25th.

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.


Holiday Saran Wrap Ball Game (Teen & Preteen) @ Main

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

How many gifts can you find inside a giant ball of saran wrap? Find out as we play the Holiday Saran Wrap Ball Game! Try to unwrap as many layers of the ball during your turn until another player rolls the dice and gets doubles! You get to keep whatever you unwrap from the ball – there will be gift cards, candy, games and more surprises! Registration begins Nov. 27th. Ages 11-18.

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.


Handmade Holiday Décor (Teens & Tweens) @ The Hub

Monday, December 16, 2019
4:30pm – 5:30pmAfter the story time, the kids made a craft—Santa wedged in a chimney.

Take a break from the stressful holiday season and create a gorgeous decoration that is satisfyingly simple to do! Ages 12-18. Registration begins December 2nd.

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.


DIY Holiday Gift (Teens & Tweens) @ Lake

Monday, December 16, 2019
6:30pm – 7:30pmchristmas-tree-clip-art-6

Come to the Lake Branch to create your own holiday gift for yourself or a friend. If you have no idea what to get someone for the holidays we can help you out (or you can just treat yourself)!  Supplies will be provided and enjoy some snacks while you are making your gift. Registration beings December 2nd and is required to attend. Ages 10-18.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online.


Christmas Eve & Christmas – Library Closed – All Branches

Tuesday, December 24 & 25, 2019happy-holidays
Closed All Day

All locations closed on December 24 & 25, reopening Thursday, December 26th.


Bad Art Club (Teens & Adults) @ Headlands

Monday, December 30, 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pmArt Club

Come to the Headlands Branch as, each month, we explore new mediums & techniques that will help you express your creativity in new ways and give you permission to make something ugly or less than perfect. Making bad art is better than making no art at all!

Registration is required each month and opens two weeks prior.  Registrations open at 6:00pm Monday, December 16, 2019

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online.


Closed – The HUB

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
All Dayhappy-holidays

The HUB is closed today for Holiday


New Year’s Eve Library Closing at 5:00pm – Main, Headlands, & Lakehappy-holidays

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Libraries are closing at 5:00pm

Mentor’s Main, Headlands, an Lake libraries are closing at 5pm.


New Year’s Day – All Library Closed

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Libraries are closed.happy-holidays

All locations will be closed in observance of the New Year Holiday, reopening on Thursday, January 2.


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Test Prep Websites – SAT/ACT

Looking to Prepare for your SATs or ACTs?  Try the following websites for tutorials and practice tests.


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.

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