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Computer Classes @ Main

! Computer Class

 

PowerPoint 1 – Thursday, September 29th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to create and run a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. Learn how to create a basic Presentation, provide basic formatting and background designs, and save the presentation.

Excel 3 – Thursday, September 29th from 6:30-8:00 pm  – Learn how to use Microsoft Excel 2013. Learn how to Hide and Freeze columns and rows, use Print Area and Print Titles, Conditional Formatting, and how to create and format charts.

These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. The programs will be held in the Frances Cleveland room on the second floor of the  Main Library. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, e xt. 215 for more information.

 


What is Reiki?

Thursday, September 29, 2016Reiki
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

A Reiki practitioner Anne Ondrey from Awaken Yoga will be here to give a presentation on the art of “universal life energy”. A natural form of healing ones self and a form of stress relief.

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Monday University – Criminals: Born or Bred?

Monday, October 3
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmCriminals

Are some people just made as criminals? There have been many studies dedicated to this idea, with a lot of different theories. Come hear retired Criminal Justice professor Kathy Steinbeck discuss the science behind these theories, including the different methods historically used to identify criminals. You be the judge on which seems most plausible. Please register to attend.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Medicare Basics 2016

Tuesday, October 4
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmMedicare

Whether you need to sign up for Medicare or have had it for years, you probably have questions. Join us to learn details on how Medicare works. This program will be presented by Donald Glink from Pelorus Financial

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


OMJ Recruitment Event

Wednesday, October 5
4:00 pm – 6:00 pmJob

Bring your resume and meet with representatives from Ohio Means Jobs who will be looking to fill positions with Lake County. You do not need to register to attend this event.

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. For more information call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215.

 


The Fall of Berlin

Wednesday, October 5
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmBerlin

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Closed for Staff In-Service Training closed

 

All locations of Mentor Library are closed today Monday, October 10, 2016.

 


College Financial Aid Planning

Tuesday, October 11
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmFinancial Aid

Join the experts from LEAF (Lake/Geauga Education Assistance Foundation) as they demystify the college financing process.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War: Evolution of the U.S. Navy

Wednesday, October 12
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmNavy

The Evolution of the U.S. Navy from the Civil War to the “Steel Navy”
The Civil War saw the rise of the first “ironclads,” and by the time James A. Garfield was President he hoped to build a Navy of steel warships. Learn more about the evolution of the Navy from wooden ships to the “steel Navy” of the Garfield/Arthur period.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Get Calm Color On

Thursday, October 13
10:00 am – 11:30 am  or  1:00 pm to 2:30 pm!Color

Relaxing Adult Coloring.Coloring pages and supplies will be available for your use. Coffee, and tea will be provided. So come join us or come back your seats are waiting, follow the sound of soft music you will find us.

These programs are free and open to the public. The programs will be held on the second floor of the Main Library in the Frances Cleveland Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Civil War Encore – Siege of Petersburg

Thursday, October 13
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm! Cannon

Abandoning the battlefield at Cold Harbor, Grant moves his army south to Petersburg in a surprise attempt to get around Lee. Petersburg is saved by P.G.T. Beauregard’s brilliant defensive maneuvers as Lee arrives late. Unable to dislodge Lee, Grant besieges the city, a strategy that will take nine months. Presented by David Lintern.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Was that Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis?

Tuesday, October 18
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmjacqueline-kennedy

Enjoy an evening with a one woman show staring Carol Starre-Kmiecik as Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


WhoDunnit? Cleveland Edition

Thursday, October 20
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmWhodunit

Join us for a life-sized game of Clue, Cleveland style. The key to the First Bank of Cleveland has been stolen! There are six suspects with motive to steal the key. Travel from room to room, including popular Cleveland area attractions, as you hunt for clues. If your team discovers who took the key and where they took it to, you win the game! Registration is required for this event. Families are encouraged to attend.

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Increase Your Energy Naturally

Tuesday, October 25
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmLose Weight

Come join us to learn some tricks to increase your energy naturally. Led by Dr. Misty Morris of Morris Chiropractic, this session will help you find that extra energy you need to get through the holiday season.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Great Depression

Thursday, October 27
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmBaseball

Author Scott Longert will discuss his new book, “No Money, No Beer, No Pennants” a lively history of the ups and downs of a legendary team and its iconic players as they persevered through internal unrest and the turmoil of the Great Depression. Books will be available for purchase.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


OMJ (Ohio Means Jobs) Recruitment Event

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
10:00 am – 12:00 pmOhio Means Jobs

Bring your resume and meet with representatives from Ohio Means Jobs who will be looking to fill positions with Lake County.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. No registration necessary. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Alzheimer’s VS Dementia

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Representatives from Kemper House will speak on the topic of why are you or your loved one seeing things that really are not there. Do you feel there are ants crawling on your arms? Do you see rabbits hopping all over the sofa? Why is this happening? Hopefully you will come away from this informative discussion with a better understanding.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War: Gettysburg Address

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLincoln

Deconstructing the Gettysburg Address. “Four score and seven years ago…” Thus begins one of the most famous speeches in human history. But what Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address really mean? This program will feature a line-by-line deconstruction and explanation of the Address!

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Na-No-Wri-Mo Kick Off Event

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmwriting

Come meet northeast Ohio YA/Middle Grade writer with Tricia Springstubb, author of “Moonpenny Island” and other popular books for young readers. Tricia is also an accomplished author of short fiction for adults, who has won the Iowa Review award for fiction.

In this program, Tricia will present strategies (and coping techniques) for writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Tricia will lead participants in a NaNoWriMo boot-camp freewrite activity–can you write 500 words in 20 minutes?

Check back on more Na-No-Wri-Mo events during the month. “Writing space” will be made available in the Cleveland Room, and we’ll have a NaNoWriMo wrap-up at the end of the month.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. No registration necessary. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Civil War Encore – Battle of Franklin

Thursday, November 10
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmcannon civil war

Confederate General John Bell Hood is determined to destroy John Schofield’s army before the federals can reach the safety of Nashville. Hood’s frontal assaults are unable to break through the Federal entrenchments, resulting in heavy losses for Hood
and the deaths of six of his generals.  Presented by Scott Longert.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Monday University–“Turning History into Fiction” with author DM Pulley

Monday, November 14, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmD.M. Pulley

D.M. Pulley, author of “The Dead Key” and “The Buried Book,” will give a craft lecture/author talk about historical fiction. Q and A session to follow.

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Computer Classes @ Main

 

Basic Computers – Tuesday, November 15th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No computer skills required.

Word: Labels & Mail Merge – Wednesday, November 15th from 6:30-8 pm – Using Microsoft Office 2013, learn how to create mailing labels and preform a mail merge to create labels, envelopes, and form letters.

! Computer ClassBasic Internet Skills – Wednesday, November 16th from 10-11:30 am – Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

Word: Flyers, Pictures, and Drawing Tools – Wednesday, November 16th from 6:30-8 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2013 to create flyers, manipulate pictures, and to effectively use Word’s Drawing Tools.

Basic Email – Thursday, November 17th from 10-11:30 am – Learn how to use your email account. Send email, reply to email, send attachments, labels emails, and archive emails.

HTML Basics Thursday, November 17th from 2 -3:30 pm – Need to learn a little bit of website coding? Want to pretty up your blog or website? Come to the library and learn the basics of HTML.

These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. The programs will be held in the Frances Cleveland room on the second floor of the Main Library. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, e xt. 215 for more information

 


Closed for Thanksgiving!!!thanksgiving

  • All Mentor Public Library branches will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2017.
  • All Mentor Public Library branches are closed on Thursday, November 24th, 2017.  Happy Thanksgiving!

 


Donations!

Do you have books, movies, magazines, etc. that need a good home? Mentor Public Library is now taking donations! Donations can be dropped off outside at the Donations Drop Box at the Read House (next door to the Main Library). Call the library at 440-255-8811 for more information.


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Have MPL librarians read anything good lately?  Do they have any book recommendations for you? Find out at Mentor’s Reader, a blog written by Mentor PL’s librarians all about the books they’re reading, favorite books, and other book-related topics. The blog is updated with a new recommendation at least once a week.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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