Adults

April Computer Classes

Tuesday, 4/22/14

  • Basic Computers – 2:00-3:30 pm – Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No skills required.
  • Excel 1 – 6:30-8:00 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Excel 2010. (Microsoft Word experience necessary.) Describe a worksheet and its function, create a basic worksheet and learn how to save it to disk, apply simple formulas to perform calculations, apply simple formatting, and explore options for printing a simple worksheet.

Wednesday, 4/23/14

  • Internet Basics – 2:00-3:30 pm – Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.
  • Excel 2 – 6:30-8:00 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Excel 2010. Create and copy formulas and functions, understand relativity when working with formulas and functions, recognize and troubleshoot errors in formulas and functions, insert, delete and resize rows and columns, and use advanced printing features.

Thursday, 4/24/14

  • Email Basics – 2:00-3:30 pm – Learn how to use your email account. Send email, Reply to email, send Attachments, labels emails, and archive emails.
  • PowerPoint 1 – 6:30-8:00 pm – Learn how to create and run a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint, Office Button and Ribbons, create a basic Presentation, save a presentation, and basic formatting and background design.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held in the Cleveland room on the 2nd floor of the Main Library. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Gander Mountain: Just Grill It!

On Thursday, April 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm, join the experts from the Mentor Gander Mountain store as they explain the differences between different grills, and provide samples.

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


Make a Fairy Garden — For Adults

On Saturday, April 26th from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, learn about fairy garden lore, then make your own unique fairy garden. All supplies are provided. This program is for adults — 18 and up. Registration is required and begins April 12. Underwritten by the Mentor Community Arts Commission.

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


Major Battles of the Civil War Special Edition! Cavalry of the Civil War

On Wednesday, April 30th from 12-1 pm, join us for a special edition of our Major Battles of the Civil War Lecture series presented by the Garfield National Historic Site. Cavalry in the Civil War: Learn more about the uses, tactics, and weapons of Union and Confederate cavalry during the Civil War. Exploits of such famed cavalrymen as Jeb Stuart, John Buford, and others will also be discussed.

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


eReading Classes:  Download Books to your eDevice

Downloading Books to your NookTuesday, May 6th from 10-11:30 am.
This lecture based class will describe how to check out a book onto your Nook or other non-Kindle device. Bring your eReader to this session to get help on using your device. If you have a Nook, Kobo, or generic eReader this session is for you.

Getting Books for your Tablets & SmartPhonesMonday, May 12th from 10-11:30 am.
This lecture based class will describe how to check out a book onto your Tablets and Smartphones. Bring your device to this session to get help on using it. If you have a iPad, Tablet, or Smartphone this session is for you.

Getting Books for your Kindles & Kindle FiresTuesday, May 20th from 10-11:30 am
This lecture based class will describe how to check out a book onto your Kindle device. Bring your Kindle or Kindle Fire to this session to get help on using your device. If you are a Kindle or a Kindle Fire owner, this session is for you.

These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. The programs will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the James R. Garfield Room. Register online by clicking on the link above or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Healthy Living in Lake County: Diet Trends and What’s Right for You

Have you ever wondered what the differences are among the Paleo Diet, the Gluten-Free Diet and the Cabbage Soup Diet? Join us on Wednesday, May 7th from 6-7 pm to learn more about the various diet trends out there today. More importantly, learn the pros and cons of each, as well as how to choose an eating plan that is right for you.

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


Watercolor Painting

Starting on Friday, May 9th, take this 4-week class and learn how to watercolor. Supplies will be provided. You must be able to attend all 4 classes to sign up. Classes will be held on May 8th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.

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


Monday University: Orlando Pottery

On Monday, May 12th from 6-8 pm, join Brian and Kelly Orlando as they show you how to make your own pottery pieces that will be fired, glazed and completely yours to keep. Registration is required and begins April 28.

On Tuesday, May 13th from 6-8 pm, we will have an overflow class for people who cannot attend Monday’s session.  Join Brian and Kelly Orlando as they show you how to make your own pottery pieces that will be fired, glazed and completely yours to keep. Registration is required and begins April 28.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held on the Read House lawn located next to the Main Library.  Please park in the Main Library’s parking lot. Register online by clicking on the appropriate link above or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Crafting Online – Computer & Cookies

Crafting is fun, but sometimes it is hard to come up with ideas. On Tuesday, May 13th from 10-11:30 am, come into the library, have a cookie, and learn how to use the Internet to find crafting ideas, patterns, and ideas on what to do with your finished products. We will provide coffee & cookies for participants!

This program is free and open to the public and registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Major Battles of the Civil War: The Battle of Spotsylvania

Join James A. Garfield NHS staff and volunteers at Mentor Public Library on the second Wednesday of each month for a new talk on “Major Battles of the Civil War!” On May 14th from 12-1 pm, we will examine the May 1864 battle of Spotsylvania! Attendees are invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the talk.

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


Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning

On Wednesday, May 14th from 6:30-7:30 pm, a Road Scholar Ambassador, Jerry Polizzi, will be describing Road Scholar (formerly known as Elderhostel) Lifelong Learning programs. These adventures include domestic and foreign tours, cruises, intergenerational programs, outdoor activities, workshop skill programs, and more. Registration is required.

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


Home Care vs. Home Health Care

On Thursday, May 15th from 3-4 pm, Susie Pike from Comfort Keepers, in an interactive round-table style, will present on the differences between home companion care and home health care, who needs help, and what type of help is appropriate, and how it can be paid for.

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


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 on the Driveway Side of Main. We will have an interior lobby box coming soon. Call the library at 440-255-8811 for more information.


Mentor’s Reader

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 about their favorite books and the books they are currently reading.  The blog will be updated with a new recommendation at least once a week in 2013.  Enjoy!

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