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 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.


MPL @ The Hub

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mentor Public Schools and Mentor Public Library invite you to get connected to the resources and technology available in your community.Capture2

  • 3:00-6:00 pm: Check out the Hub’s Makerspace
  • 4:00-6:00 pm: Device Advice with MPL’s librarians, and Gen Yes tech expert students
  • 6:00-7:30 pm: Getting Started with Medicare program (Register here)
  • 7:00-8:00 pm: Hour of Code for grades 3-8 (Register here)

This event is free and open to the public. It will take place at Mentor High School, 6477 Center St. To read more about this collaboration, click here. For more information, call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247.

 


Getting Started with Medicare @ Mentor High School, the Hub

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 at Mentor High School, 6477 Center Street, in the Hub. 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 pmYarn

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.

 


Scott Raab Author Visit @ Main

Monday, January 29, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmYou're Welcome, Cleveland: How I Helped Lebron James Win a Championship and Save a City

The author of You’re Welcome, Cleveland: How I Helped Lebron James Win a Championship and Save a City visits MPL to tell us about his conflicted, humorous relationship with Lebron James.

In 2010, when LeBron James announced to the world that he was leaving for Miami, he broke the collective heart of his native city and destroyed the hopes of an entire tortured generation.
As LeBron headed south, unofficial spokesman Scott Raab sent him off with a middle-finger salute of his own—a deliciously obscene aria of sports fandom, Jewishness, and weight gain that became infamous as The Whore of Akron.

Four years—and two NBA championships later—LeBron came home to the Rust Belt faithful who had vilified him mercilessly, none more so than Raab. You’re Welcome, Cleveland is the story of both LeBron’s and Scott’s redemption as they pursue the one thing they crave more than anything in life—an NBA title for the city that made them men.

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.

 


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 6:30-8 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.

 


Ohio Means Jobs Recruitment Event @ Main

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pmOhio Means Jobs

Job and career hunters should come to Ohio Means Jobs recruitment event at Mentor Public Library. Local employers will be here looking to fill a range of positions.

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. No registration necessary for this event.

 


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.

 


Oscars Movie Night @ Main – “It Happened One Night”

Thursday, February 1, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmOscars

Prepare for the Academy Awards with us! Each evening a different Academy Award Winning Best Picture will be shown at the library, free of charge, refreshments included. View the winners of yesteryear and enter for a chance to win our Oscars prize basket at each event.

  • February 1 – “It Happened One Night” – 1934 – Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert
  • February 8 – “On the Waterfront” – 1954 – Marlon Brando
  • February 15 – “Forrest Gump” – 1994 – Tom Hanks
  • February 22 – “Chicago” – 2002 – Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

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.

 


Monday University: Aromatherapy @ Main

Monday, February 5, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pmaromatherapy

Have you ever been curious about aromatherapy and how it works? Join Jennifer Langsdale, certified aromatherapist, to learn how different scents affect the way we feel. There will be sample scents at this event.

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.

 


Color Me Calm in Concord

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
10:00 am – 11:30 amColor Concord

Concord Twp Community Center will be hosting relaxing adult coloring. Coloring and socializing is what we will do. Simply follow the sound of soft music and laughter,that is where we will be. Come join us at the Concord Township Community Center 7671 Auburn Rd. Concord Ohio. Registration is required. Contact Suzy Cobb @ 440-639-4650. Coloring pages and supplies will be available for your use. Beverage provided by the Concord Community Center and a small snack will be provided by Mentor Public Library.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held Concord Township – Community Center 7671 Auburn Rd. Concord Ohio. Contact Suzy Cobb @ 440-639-4650 for more information or to register.

 


Watercolor Club @ Lake

Wednesday, February 7, 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!

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

 


Terry Pluto Author Visit @ Main

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come meet the legendary Cleveland sports columnist, and learn about his career covering the Browns, Indians and Cavs.

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 @ Main

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmcannon civil war

Warrior to White House: Civil War Veterans as President of the United States. Being a military veteran is not an official requirement to be President of the United States, but after the Civil War five different veterans of that conflict were elected to the nation’s highest office. This program will take a look at those Civil War veterans and how their military service impacted their personal and political lives, their campaigns, and their presidencies.

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.

 


Friends of Mentor Library Bag Sale @ Read House

Saturday, February 17, 2018  (from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Sunday, February 18, 2018  (from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)Book Sale

Book sale open to the public at the Read House, just east of the Main Library. Parking is at the Main Library lot.

A Book Sale preview (for Friends of the Library members only) is taking place at the Read House on Thursday, February 15 from 4-7 pm.

 


“And the Academy Award goes to….” @ Main

Wednesday, February 21, 2018audrey-hepburn
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come learn about the stars you thought you knew. Tonight’s presentation by Susan Cannavino features screen siren actor, Audrey Hepburn. Popcorn optional.

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.

 


February Computer Classes @ Main

 

Word: Labels & Mail Merge Tuesday, February 27th from 2:00-3:30 pm – Using ! Computer ClassMicrosoft Office 2013, learn how to create mailing labels and preform a mail merge to create labels, envelopes, and form letters.

Excel 1 – Tuesday, February 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.)

Word: Flyers, Pictures, and Drawing Tools – Wednesday, February 28th from 2:00-3:30 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2013 to create flyers, manipulate pictures, and to effectively use Word’s Drawing Tools.

Excel 2 – Wednesday, February 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.

Publisher 1 – Thursday, March 1st from 2:00-3:30 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2013 to create flyers and other publications.

Excel 3 – Thursday, March 1st 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. 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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