Adults

Summer Reading 2017

Summer Reading 2017

May 25 – July 30
Adult Programming
Teen Programming

 


Computer Classes @ Main

 

HTML BasicsTuesday, June 27th from 2:00-3:30 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.! Computer Class

Excel 1 – Tuesday, June 27th 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.)

Facebook Basics – Wednesday, 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 2 – Wednesday, June 28th 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.

Pinterest – Thursday, June 29 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 3 – Thursday, June 29th 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. 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, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Monday University: Library Privacy with the Library Freedom Project @ Main

Monday, July 10, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmPrivacy

Alison Macrina, Director of the Library Freedom Project, will present strategies for protecting personal data on the internet.

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.

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War: Grand Army of the Republic @ Main

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

History of the Grand Army of the Republic. After the Civil War, many Union veterans joined the Grand Army of the Republic, the nation’s first large-scale veterans’ organization.

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.

 


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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmkindle

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.

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.

 


Monet at the Marsh @ Headlands

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pmMarsh

Calling all dabblers! Interested in creating your own painting? Come join in the fun at the Headlands Community Center (9096 Lake Overlook Dr.) and learn to paint like Monet. Art supplies and refreshments furnished free of charge. Stephanie Royko is the instructor.

For additional information contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online.

 


Retro Gaming for Grown-Ups @ Main

Thursday, July 13, 2017
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmpac-man

Challenge your friends to an old-school gaming throwdown! Relive the classic games you played as a kid and beat them at such classics as Mario Bros., Pac-Man, Galaga, and more. We’ll have the NES Classic, as well as other retro gaming systems. Registration requested.

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.

 


Basic Computers – Computer Class @ Lake

Friday, July 14, 2017
9:30 am – 11:00 pm! Computer Class

Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No skills required.

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

 


Basic Internet Skills – Computer Class @ Lake

Saturday, July 15, 2017
9:30 am – 11:00 pm! ! Computer Class

Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

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

 


eReading: Getting Books for your Tablets & SmartPhones @ Main

Saturday, July 15, 2017
10:00 am – 11:30 pmtablet and smartphones

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.

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.

 


Google Drive & Cloud Computing – Computers & Cookies @ Main

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
10:00 am – 11:30 amCloud Computing

Where should you save documents for easy accessibility? How about Online? Come down, have a cookie, and learn how to use Google Drive to create, save, and share
documents. We will provide coffee & cookies for participants!

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.

 


How to Speak Midwestern @ Main

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmSpeak

Mr. McClelland will give a multimedia presentation discussing how Ohio’s 19th century settlement patterns are still reflected in modern dialects that are sometimes no more than 50 miles apart! He’ll also share such interesting facts as why “Broadcaster English” is based on the speech of 1920s northeastern Ohio, and he’ll provide photographs illustrating such terms as “devil strip,” “city chicken,” and “party plates”–all of which are uniquely Ohioan.

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.

 


Utilities Tune-Up @ Main

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmUtilities

Come ready to learn! A representative from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be holding a workshop on all things utilities: Energy Choice, NOPEC, consumer protection tips, energy efficiency tips and much, much more. Bring your bills and any questions, complaints, concerns you have with your current utility services.
P.S. There might even be giveaways!

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.

 


Historic Movie Theaters of Downtown Cleveland @ Main

Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmImage result for theaters cleveland

Alan Dutka will speak about his new book, “Historic Movie Theaters of Downtown Cleveland.” By the early 1920s, a collection of marvelous movie palaces lined Euclid Avenue, but they only survived two generations. Clevelanders united to save theaters as wrecking balls converged to execute their demolition.

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.

 


Claire McMillan Author Visit @ Main

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmThe Necklace: A Novel

Published author and Mentor Resident Claire McMillan visits MPL to read from and discuss her new book The Necklace, out July 4th 2017 from Simon and Schuster.

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.

 


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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