Adults

Computer Classes

Basic ComputersTuesday, September 16th from 2-3:30 pm.  Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer.  No skills required.

Word 1 - Tuesday, September 16th from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create Documents. Create a Document, open an existing document, select text, change text formatting, and save the document.

Basic InternetWednesday, September 17th from 2-3:30 pm. Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

Word 2 - Wednesday, September 17th from 6:30-8:00 pm. Learn to use Microsoft Word 2010. We will be focusing on the Quick Access & Mini toolbars, line/paragraph spacing & alignment, margins, orientation, spelling & grammar check, Find & Replace, the thesaurus, and printing a document.

Get DigitalThursday, September 18th from 9:30-11:00 am. MPL has a number of different products/services that are available to patrons for free on our website. Learn how to use library web services to enhance your library experience.

Email BasicsThursday, September 18th from 2-3:30 pm. Learn how to use your email account. Learn how to send an email, reply to email, send attachments, label emails, and archive emails.

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


College Bound: College Prep 101

On Tuesday, September 16th from 6:30-8 pm, join Patricia Saddle of The College Planning Center, who will discuss the college search process. She will cover searching, applying, and financing the college education, as well as share some tips on how to make you stand out. Parents and teens welcome!

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.


College Bound: Financial Aid 101

On Thursday, September 18th from 6:30-8 pm, join a representative from LEAF as they teach how to finance your college education with scholarships, grants, and loans. They will explain the difference between these financial aid options and how they work, plus share some local financial aid possibilities.

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.


Closed for Staff In-Service Training

On Friday, September 19th, all Mentor Public Library locations will be closed for a staff in-service. We will reopen on Saturday 9am.


Medicare Basics

Whether you are new to Medicare or have had it for years, most people have questions. Come join us on Tuesday, October 7th from 6-7:30 pm to learn details about how Medicare works.

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: The Battle of Cedar Creek

Join James A. Garfield NHS staff and volunteers at Mentor Public Library on Wednesday, October 8th from 12-1 pm for a new talk on “Major Battles of the Civil War!” This month, learn more about the October 1864 battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia. 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.


Monday University: It Came from Ohio with James Renner

Investigative reporter and author James Renner will be at the library on Monday, October 13th from 6-8 pm, to discuss his book “It Came from Ohio: True Tales of the Weird, Wild, and Unexplained.” Prepare for a creepy good time and a book signing to follow. Registration is required and begins September 29.

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.


There’s an App for That – Computer & Cookies

Smartphones and Tablets have become very important in our digital culture. In order to interact (and play games) with either device… you need an App for that! On Tuesday, October 14th from 10-11:30 am, come eat a cookie and learn which apps MPL’s Librarians recommend. We will provide coffee & cookies for participants! Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. 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.


Myths, Magic, and Folklore with the Herb Society of America

From witchcraft and fairy charms to healing cures, join us on Wednesday, October 15th from 6:30-7:30 pm, to explore the stories and beliefs about everyday herbs throughout history. Karen, from the Herb Society of America, will weave the legends of common herbs during different ages and across continents.

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.


Retirement and Estate Planning

If you are nearing retirement or have questions about estate planning, this workshop is for you. On Tuesday, October 21st from 6-7:30 pm, we will focus on retirement goals, such as income needs and understanding income sources, such as Social Security. We will also discuss the importance of estate planning in order to protect loved ones. This session will be led by an expert in the field.

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.


Heart Health

On Thursday, October 23rd from 6:30-8 pm, a representative from Golden Living Centers will discuss maintaining good heart health.

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 is updated with a new recommendation at least once a week.  Enjoy!

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