Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Outdoor sporting goods store representatives teach patrons to bake a cake outdoors and answered questions about tailgating, campfire cooking and smoking
Baking a cake is probably the last thing a hungry camper thinks they can do outside. But patrons at the Mentor Public Library learned how last week, with help from representatives of an outdoor sporting goods store, as part of a series for camping, hunting and fishing enthusiasts. Gander Mountain sent outdoor cooking experts to the library May 16 to teach a seminar on outdoor cooking. While the "chocolate-cherry dump cake" baked, the representatives answered questions about tailgating, smoking and campfire cooking. Watch the video to the right to learn more about how they baked the cake. To learn more about the series, visit the library's website or call 440-255-8811 ext. 215.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Maybe you love anime. Maybe you're not sure if you do. Come to this meeting Saturday and maybe Mentor Public Library anime fans can convince you otherwise!
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Mentor Public Library blogs about how you can turn old books into clever photo albums or scrapbooks. Pretty cool!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Libraries aren't just places to borrow books and movies -- though they are that, also. They're a place where you can share your interests with others.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Paws to Read program pairs reticent readers with therapy dogs
The Paws to Read program at Mentor Public Library pairs trained therapy dogs with children who are hesitant to read. The dogs help relax the children so they can get used to reading to an audience. The library hosts the program monthly and it often fills up quickly, so contact the children's department at Mentor Public Library if you think your child could benefit from Paws to Read. For more information on Paws to Read and other children’s programs at Mentor Public Library call (440)-255-8811, ext. 221 or log on to www.mentorpl.org.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Lowe's and Mentor Public Library have teamed for a series of do-it-yourself seminars
The Lowe's at the Library seminar series continued Wednesday at the Mentor Public Library main branch with a hands-on lesson on how to make patios and walkways using stones or pavers. The next seminar in the series will be held June 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library. Do-it-yourselfers will have the opportunity to learn how to install a drip irrigation system. Throughout the rest of the the year, Lowe's experts will teach people how to build koi ponds, decks and much more. All the seminars in the Lowe's series are free to attend and open to the public. However, people are asked to register for the program beforehand. They can do so on the Mentor Public Library website or by calling 440-255-8811 ext. 215. How to Install a Drip …
Monday, April 8, 2013
This Wednesday's lunch-time talk focuses on the role the draft played in the American Civil War
James A. Garfield National Historic Site and Mentor Public Library are continuing their lunchtime talks this Wednesday at noon at the library's main branch. This week, Park Guide Joan Kapsch will talk about the role the draft played in both the north and south. The Union and Confederacy both used conscription to grow their military forces during the Civil War. Kapsch will discuss how effective draftees were as soldiers and will also examine such famous incidents as the 1863 New York City draft riots. This program is free of charge; please make a free reservation by calling Mentor Public Library at 440-255-8811. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program. Following the April 10 program, the next presentation in this …
Friday, April 5, 2013
These superheroes landed at the library for story time
Kids got in touch with their heroic side during a special Studio MPL story time at Mentor Public Library April 1. Studio MPL is a family story time that focuses on the arts with a different theme each week.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Through IndieFlix, Mentor Public Library patrons will now have access to films from more than 2,000 festivals worldwide
Can't make it to the Austin Film Festival? Or Cannes? Or the Festival Internacional de Cine in Guadelajara? That's OK. Because the Mentor Public now brings the shorts, documentaries, independent and foreign films screened at those and more than 2,000 other film festivals worldwide to you. Mentor Library cardholders can now access the IndieFlix online streaming service through their computers, Android and iOS tablets, mobile devices, Roku, and -- later this year -- PS3 and Xbox game consoles. Lynn Hawkins, executive director of the Mentor Public Library system, said that filmmakers are enthusiastic about the product and its placement in libraries because every time a film is viewed on the service, the film’s creators receive money through…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
This Wednesday's talk focuses on the first and only president of the Confederacy
James A. Garfield National Historic Site and Mentor Public Library are continuing their lunchtime talks this Wednesday at noon. This month, Park Ranger Allison Powell will speak about the life, career, and legacy of Jefferson Davis, the first and only President of the Confederate States of America. Jefferson Davis attended West Point, fought in the Mexican-American War, and served both in Congress and as U.S. Secretary of War at one point. When the Civil War began, he sided with the South and his home state of Mississippi and was elected the Confederacy’s president. “We discussed the life of Abraham Lincoln last month, so following up with a presentation on Jefferson Davis makes perfect sense,” said Todd Arrington, the Garfield site’s …