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Turning Moments into Momentum: the Flash Essay, with Jill Grunenwald @ Main

Monday, November 20, 2017
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmGruenwald

We’ve all had experiences that beg to be written down, but where to begin? And, more importantly, we all know that just having a story to tell isn’t going to help us reach 50,000 words.

In this workshop, Jill Grunenwald, author of “Running with a Police Escort” will help you distill your story into moments, and turn moments into the momentum you need to get across the finish line.

Participants will start with a story idea from their own lives and generate a list of prompts, or “moments” to write about, then they’ll choose one or two moments to flesh out and create 120-250 word “flash essays” from.

This event is part of MPL’s special “Take Flight” NaNoWriMo programming. 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. 247 for more information.

 


“Running With a Police Escort” with author Jill Grunenwald @ Main

Monday, November 20, 2017
7:30 pm – 8:30 pmGruenwald

In the fall of 2012, quirky and cat-loving Cleveland librarian decided that she needed to make a life-style change, pronto. She did something that she—the girl who avoided gym class like the plague—never thought she’d do; Jill started running.

Three months later, Jill did the previously unthinkable and ran her very first 5k and finished—but in dead last. Yep, the police were reopening the streets behind her. But Jill didn’t let that get her down—six years later, Jill is still running. “Running with a Police Escort,” proves that being a slow runner takes just as much guts and heart as being an Olympic champion.

Grunenwald’s memoir has been called “Hilarious and relatable” and “fun and feisty”.

Jill will talk about her book and give a brief reading. Refreshments will be served, and books will be available for signing and purchase.

This event is part of MPL’s special “Take Flight” NaNoWriMo programming. 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. 247 for more information.

 


Closed for Thanksgiving

thanksgiving-turkey-clipart-1Wednesday, November 22, 2017 – All branches will be closing at 5:00 pm.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 — All branches will be closed for the day. The library will reopen on Friday, November 24th.

 


Amelia Earhart Touches Down at MPL @ Main

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:00 pmEarhart

As part of MPL’s special “Take Flight” NaNoWriMo programming, we’re pleased to have Amelia Earhart visit Mentor Public Library. The famous aviator who disappeared 80 years ago is back, and her first stop is to visit and wow us with tales of her glory days.

Earhart, known as America’s most famous woman aviator, was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane She disappeared in 1937 while on an around-the-world flight.

This program is a special one woman show presented by Carol Starre-Kmiecik. 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 Village Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


NaNoWriMo “Write-In” Freewriting Meetup @ Wildwood

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmWriting

Come put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) at Wildwood Cultural Center & Park, for a series of Write-Ins moderated by NaNoWriMo Winner Alexandra Hupertz. We’ll write together, talk about ideas, share selections of our work, and process the journey as we go. Alexandra will lead a fun series of writing exercises to get our juices flowing. Please register through Mentor Public Library by calling 440-255-8811 x 247.

This program is taking place at Wildwood Cultural Center & Park–7645 Little Mountain Rd. in Mentor. Please register online through Mentor Public Library or by calling 440-255-8811 x 247.

 


NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up with DM Pulley @ Main

Thursday, November 30, 2017
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmPulley

Come finish off NaNoWriMo with author DM Pulley! We’ll all bring a page of writing to share and discuss, as well as our war stories from the month. The theme here is decompression. There will also be cookies.

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. 247 for more information.

 


“The Torso Killer” with Author DM Pulley @ Main

Thursday, November 30, 2017
7:30 pm – 8:30 pmPulley

DM Pulley, a favorite of our mystery readers and book clubs since the release of The Dead Key in 2014, will read from her new novel and give a brief book talk. Refreshments will be provided, and books will be available for purchase and signing immediately after the reading.

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. 247 for more information.

 


Monday University – Holiday Origami @ Main

Monday, December 4, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmOrigami

Jenn Cline from the Ohio Paper Folders will present a hands on workshop teaching the basics of origami in a holiday themed program. 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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


3D Printing Design class @ Main

Tuesday, December 6, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm3D Colors Frogs

Do you want to learn how to design something for the 3D printer? Do you want to create something of your very own? Chris Butrick will be teaching a class on how to design an object for the 3D printer. Come and learn how to create your a 3D design. Make sure you have an idea of what you would like to design.

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.

 


Pinterest Craft Night @ Main

Thursday, December 7, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmPinterest Logo

Come try a Pinterest craft at the library! All supplies will be provided and you can take home your creative creation. Registration is required.

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


New Technology for the Holidays @ Main

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmTechnology

What is wearable technology? How does one fly a Drone? What new technologies are going to be available in the new year? Come to the library and see. NEO-RLS is going to be bringing its Tech Lab to Mentor Library to let you see (and touch) some of the new tech available.

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.

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War @ Main

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmcannon civil war

The U.S. Navy’s Guardian of the Great Lakes: the USS Michigan. The USS Michigan was one of the Navy’s first iron-hulled steamships, and it sailed the Great Lakes for 106 years. It represented the transition between wood to iron and sail to steam.

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


A One Woman Holiday Show @ Main

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmHoliday

A return engagement by Judy Crawford. Join us to get in a festive, holiday spirit with an afternoon of her Christmas Holiday Show.

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.

 


Cleveland Browns Quarterback Bernie Kosar visits MPL @ Main

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Bernie Kosar: Learning to Scramble

Bernie, Bernie. Oh, yeah! How you can throw! Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah …

Bernie Kosar, one of the greatest Cleveland Browns quarterbacks of all time, and a native of Youngstown, OH, will visit Mentor Public Library to talk about his new book Learning to Scramble.

Kosar will sign the first 200 copies of Learning to Scramble that are purchased at the library, and will talk with fans and pose for photographs.  Books will be provided for sale at this event by Mentor Barnes and Noble.

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.

 


The World of Watercolor @ Lake

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmWatercolor

Join us at the Lake Branch as we explore the world of watercolor. Each month, learn new techniques and skills to become an expert in no time! No previous experience required. Registration is required. Basic supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!  Attendee must be 18 Years or older.

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

 


Monday University: Travel Affordably @ Main

Monday, January 8, 2018
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmTravel

Joe Daugirdas, aka “Joe the Coupon Guy” will teach us how to get the best deals when traveling. Where do you find cheap flights and cruises? How do you save on restaurants at your destination? Attend this class to learn all these money-saving secrets.

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War @ Main

Wednesday, January 13, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmcannon civil war

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


From Clutter to Clever: Making Plastic Bag Yarn @ Lake

Monday, January 15, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Do you have plastic bags lying all over your house, but don’t know what to do with them? Join us at the Lake Branch to learn how to turn those nuisances into yarn or fabric that you can use for upcycled projects!

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

 


Feel Great with Better Nutrition @ Main

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmHealthy Eating

Dr. Scott Gill from Morris Chiropractic will discuss the ways that you can feel better by being more mindful of your food intake, and how healthy eating can lead to a much healthier lifestyle overall.

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


3rd Annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture: The Nuremberg Trials @ Main

Thursday, January 18, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmNazism in Power 1933-1945

For this year’s lecture, Dr. John Foster of the Adult Information Services Department will talk about the series of trials of Nazi officials in the wake of the Second World War, their outcomes, and their meaning for the postwar world.

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


eReading: Getting Books for your Tablets & SmartPhones @ Main

Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn how to use your eReader to check out free books, movies and more at Mentor Library.This lecture based class will describe how to check out books, magazines, and other materials 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.

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.

 


eReading: Getting Books for your Kindles & Kindle Fires @ Main

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmLearn how to use your eReader to check out free books, movies and more at Mentor Library.

This lecture based class will describe how to check out books, magazines, and other materials 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.

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.

 


Getting Started with Medicare @ Main

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmMedicare

Are you approaching age 65, or going on Medicare for the first time? This is your opportunity to see how it works with our guest speaker Laura Mutsko from Mutsko Insurance of Mentor. Bring your questions.

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.

 


Craft for a Cause Club @ Lake

Monday, January 29, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Put your crafting skills to good use! Join us at the Lake Branch as we knit and crochet for charities that help bring comfort and warmth to our community. Knowing how to knit or crochet is helpful, but not necessary.

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

 


January Computer Classes @ Main

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

Word 1 – Tuesday, January 30th from 6:30-8 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2013 to create and open a document, select text & change its formatting, and to save the Document.

Facebook Basics – Wednesday, January 31sth from 10-11:30 am – Learn how to use Facebook. This hands-on class will demonstrate basic Facebook features, tips, and tricks. Please come to class with your Facebook login information and password.

Basic Internet Skills – Wednesday, January 31sth from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.! Computer Class

Word 2 – Wednesday, January 31sth from 6:30-8 pm – Learn to use the Quick Access & Mini Toolbars, line/paragraph spacing, alignment, margins & orientation, spell & grammar check, thesaurus, and how to print a document.

Basic Email – Thursday, February 1st from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to use your email account. Send email, reply to email, send attachments, labels emails, and archive emails. We will use Gmail as our sample email program.

PowerPoint 1 – Thursday, February 1st 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.

 

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Starry, starry night: Vincent van Gogh

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pmPaint

Calling all dabblers! Interested in creating your own painting? Come join in the fun and learn to paint like Vincent van Gogh. Cost is $20 per person to cover materials, payable at time of registration. Sign up in person only at Main Ref desk. Stephanie Royko is the instructor.

This program is 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.

 


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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