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Summer Reading 2018: Libraries Rock !

May 24 – July 29SRP 2018 Libraries Rock

For every book you read or program you attend, you’ll receive one raffle ticket for an entry into the prize raffle. Prize baskets include items valued at over $100! Last day to earn prizes and raffle tickets is Sunday, July 29.

Stop by any Mentor Public Library location beginning May 24 to sign up and begin reading!

 


Parents 360Rx @ Main

Thursday, June 14, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmDrugs

This program focuses on educating parents about the dangers of substance abuse, particularly prescription drugs.

This program is 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 Basics @ Main

Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:00 am – 11:00 am3D Printing Raise n2

Want to learn about the library’s 3D printer service? Do you want to 3D print something, but don’t know where to start? Librarian Mary P. will demonstrate MPL’s 3D printing services. We will also show you where to find to find cool and free designs to print. (FYI: We will not be designing anything, that’s a different class.)

This program is 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.

 


The Gibson Girl and the Murderer @ Main

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmImage result for Gibson Girl Evelyn Nesbit

Evelyn Nesbit was the toast of the world when as a teenager she became an inspiration for the Gibson Girl. Harry K. Thaw was a crazy, drug-addicted sociopath Pittsburgh billionaire who committed murder for the love of Evelyn. Learn more about this intriguing and tragic true story love triangle. Presented by Laura Loew.

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.

 


Cleveland Rocks! @ Main

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmRecord Player

Carlo Wolff, author of Cleveland Rock and Roll Memories and Mike Belkin: Socks, Sports, Rock and Art, and Mike and Jan Olszewski, authors of Radio Daze, WIXY 1260 and Cleveland Radio Tales will entertain us with rollicking tales of Cleveland’s Rock & Roll heyday.

The presentation will feature rare Rock & Roll video footage, and books will be provided for sale and signing at this event courtesy of Mac’s Backs.

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.

 


Presidents of the 20th Century: Woodrow Wilson @ Main

Thursday, June 21, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmImage result for Woodrow Wilson

The second lecture in our series Presidents of the 20th Century will explore the career of Woodrow Wilson, the college professor who brought America into the First World War and onto the world stage in the interwar years. Registration starts for this event on 6/7/2018.

This program is 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.

 


Craft for a Cause Club (Adults) @ Lake

Monday, June 25, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmCrafting

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.

 


Computer Classes @ Main

 

Pinterest – Tuesday, June 26th from 2:00-3:30 pm – Learn how to browse and add pictures and websites to Pinterest, a social networking website for visual content.

Excel 1 – Tuesday, June 26th from 6:30-8:00 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Excel 2013. Describe a worksheet and its function, create a basic worksheet, apply simple formulas to perform calculations, and explore options for printing a simple worksheet. (Microsoft Word experience necessary.)! Computer Class

Basic Email – Wednesday, June 27th from 2:00-3:30 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.

Excel 2 – Wednesday, June 27th from 6:30-8:00 pm  – Using Microsoft Excel 2013, learn how to 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.

Facebook Basics – Thursday, June 28th from 2:00-3:30 pm – 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.

Excel 3 – Thursday, June 28th from 6:30-8:00 pm  – Using 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. Registration for these events begins 6/11/2018. 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.

 


Medicare Basics 2018 @ Lake

Monday, July 2, 2018
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 a representative from Pelorus Financial. Bring your questions.

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

 


Monday University: Shipwrecks of Lake Erie @ Main

Monday, July 9, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmShipwrecks

Lake Erie has perhaps the largest concentration of shipwrecks per square mile of any body of water in the world. From the 1700’s to the present a variety of military and commercial vessels have been lost on her waters.

Through slides, video, and stories, we will explore infamous disasters such as the burning of the sidewheel steamer G. P. Griffith as well as some lesser known shipwrecks learning their stories of thrilling rescue and heartbreaking tragedy.
Presented by Georgann and Micheal Wachter, authors of the “Erie Wrecks” books.

This program is 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.

 


All Access Cleveland: The Rock and Roll Photography of Janet Macoska @ Main

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmPhotography

If rock and roll has been the soundtrack of your life, Janet Macoska has likely provided the visuals. All Access Cleveland features photos from her 40+ years shooting rock and roll subjects. For this special multimedia presentation, Macoska will present rare images from her archives—combining iconic imagery with entertaining, behind-the-scenes stories.

Native Clevelander Macoska’s celebrated body of work can be seen in the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Grammy Museum, and in Hard Rock properties around the world. Books will be provided for sale at this event by Cleveland Landmark Press.

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.

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War: Medal of Honor @ Main

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

History of the Medal of Honorcannon civil war
Few military decorations for valor existed when the Civil War began, but that changed on July 12, 1862 when President Lincoln approved creation of the Medal of Honor. This program will provide a detailed history of the award now revered as the nation’s highest military decoration and will also examine some of the Civil War’s most interesting and notable recipients.

This program is 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.

 


Watercolor Club – Impressionism & Abstraction (Adults) @ Lake

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmWatercolor

Join us at the Lake Branch to build your watercolor skills each month. No previous experience required. Basic supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

This month, we’ll be exploring ways to depict landscapes and ideas in non-representational ways through the medium of watercolor. Attendee must be 18 Years or older.

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

 


Seascapes: William Turner @ Main

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pmSeascape

Calling all dabblers! Interested in creating your own painting? Come join in the fun and learn to paint like William Turner, an English Romantic painter. 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. MUST have 8 people registered to hold this class.

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.

 


Getting Started with Medicare @ Main

Thursday, July 12, 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 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.

 


Summer Reading Showcase: Mindy McGinnis & Cinda Williams Chima @ Main

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmImage result for Mindy McGinnis

Acclaimed, best-selling young adult authors Mindy McGinnis and Cinda Williams Chima visit MPL in a special joint appearance to read from and discuss newly published work, talk about their approach to young adult writing, and share stories and lessons learned from their careers.

McGinnis published Given to the Earth, the second book in a fantasy duology, in April Image result for Cinda Williams Chima2018. She won an Edgar Award in 2016 for A Madness so Discreet and is the author of the acclaimed best-sellers Not a Drop to Drink and The Female of the Species, among other titles.

Stormcaster, out in April 2018, is the third book in New York Times Best-Selling author Cinda Chima William’s “Shattered Realms” series. She is also the author of two previous best-selling series, “The Heir Chronicles” and “Seven Realms.” Her books have been named to lists including Booksense and Indie Next picks, New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age, Kirkus Best YA, and the VOYA Editors’ Choice, among other honors.

Both authors live in Ohio. Books will be provided for sale at this event by Mac’s Backs.

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.

 


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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Get even more ebooks from Mentor Library with 3M Cloud Library, our newest digital service.This lecture based class will describe how to check out 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 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, July 21, 2018
10:00 pm – 11:30 pmGet even more ebooks from Mentor Library with 3M Cloud Library, our newest digital service.

This lecture based class will describe how to check out 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 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.

 


Medicare Information Walk-In (Adults) @ Lake

Monday, July 23, 2018
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmMedicare

Boost your Medicare know-how and learn how to choose the coverage that fits your needs, just in time for Open Enrollment in October! Renee Lagoni of United Healthcare will be available to answer your questions and to provide you with information about Medicare.

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

 


Pinterest Craft Night: String Art @ Main

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmString Art

Come try a Pinterest craft at the library! All supplies will be provided and you can take home your creative creation. This month’s craft will be Ohio-themed string art. Registration is required.There is a $5 fee for supplies, due at registration.

This program is 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.

 


Big Band Music Concert @ The Read House

Thursday, July 26, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmImage result for Erie Heights Brass Ensemble

The Erie Heights Brass Ensemble will entertain with an evening of hits from the 30s and 40s. Bring lawn chairs and blankets because we will be located on the Read House Lawn.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held next door to the Main Library on the Read House lawn. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Craft for a Cause Club (Adults) @ Lake

Monday, July 30, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Crafting

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.

 


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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