Adults


Car Care Tips with Bill Snow @ Main

Thursday, April 12, 2018
5:30 pm – 6:30 pmCar Care

April is National Car Care Month. Mentor Public Library will host local mechanic Bill Snow for some practical tips about maintaining your car.

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.

 


8th Annual Community Paper Shred Day @ Main (Additional Parking Area)

Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:00 am – 1:00 pmshred day

Mentor Library is partnering with Xpress Shredding of Mentor to host this one-day event. Patrons and Mentor residents are invited to bring up to 5 boxes of documents to the Main library’s auxiliary lot on the corner of Mentor Ave. and Sharon Lee Drive between 9am and 1pm. All papers will be taken to a secure facility for shredding. In thankful partnership with Xpress Shredding of Mentor.

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

 


Cubist Expressions: Pablo Picasso @ Main

Rescheduled: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmpicasso

Calling all dabblers! Interested in creating your own painting? Come join in the fun and learn to paint like Picasso. 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.

 


Presidents of the 20th Century: Theodore Roosevelt @ Main

Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmtheodore-roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt: soldier, conservationists, and one of the most fascinating political figures in American history. Dr. John Foster opens this year’s lecture series, Presidents of the 20th Century, with a look at the life and times of this complex and engaging character.

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.

 


Money Smart Week: Tax Planning @ Main

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmTax Planning

Learn how the 2018 tax codes will affect you and your family. Discuss the tax brackets and various tips for getting the most out of your tax return. Presented by Mabel Mankas and Norm Craig from Western & Southern Life Insurance Company.

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.

 


Financial Aid Planning with LEAF @ Hub

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
5:30 pm – 6:30 pmFinancial Aid

Parents and teens, join us at the Hub to discuss all aspects of the financial aid planning process for the college-bound student. A representative from LEAF will discuss when to start planning for college, what to expect when applying, how/when to file the FAFSA, different types of aid available, and where to find additional financial aid. This program will take place at Mentor High School’s Hub, 6477 Center Street. Part of Money Smart Week @ MPL.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at Mentor High School’s Hub, 6477 Center Street. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Northcoast Writers’ Showcase at Lake Erie College (offsite)

Saturday, April 28, 2018
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Readers and aspiring writers can interact with several published authors, ask them questions about their writing journey, and attend workshops about the craft of writing during the inaugural Northcoast Writer’s Showcase.Typewriter

Participating authors include “Funky Winkerbean” creator Tom Batiuk, local newscaster Romona Robinson, detective-novel writer Les Roberts, “Dead Key” and “Unclaimed Victim” author D.M. Pulley, and more.

The showcase begins at 11 a.m. at Lake Erie College’s Arthur S. Holden Center. Authors will have their books available for sale and signing. Throughout the afternoon, people can join workshops led by Batiuk, Roberts and other authors in attendance.

Christina Baker Kline, author of bestselling novel “Orphan Train,” will provide a keynote talk at 3 p.m. at the College’s Morley Music Hall.

The showcase is open to all and free to attend. Due to space restrictions, registration is required for Kline’s keynote talk. Register at http://divi.geaugalibrary.net/northcoast-writers-showcase/

The Northcoast Writers’ Showcase is hosted by the Lake-Geauga League of Libraries, a group of ten public libraries in Lake and Geauga that have combined resources to provide access to the arts and education in the region.

The Lake-Geauga League of Libraries includes Burton, Fairport Harbor, Geauga County, Kirtland, Madison, Mentor, Morley, Perry, Wickliffe and Willoughby-Eastlake Public Libraries.

The showcase is funded by the collective generosity of the library’s foundations, friends groups, Lake Erie College, and the Lubrizol Foundation.

 


Christina Baker Kline Author Visit at Lake Erie College (offsite)

Saturday, April 28, 2018
3:00 pm – 4:30 pmOrphan Train

Christina Baker Kline, author of the bestselling novel Orphan Train, will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural Northcoast Writers’ Showcase.

Kline’s keynote will cap a day in which readers and aspiring writers can interact with several published authors, ask questions about their writing journey, and attend workshops about the craft of writing.

Kline will be available for book signing and photo opportunities following her presentation.

Both the showcase and Kline’s keynote address are free to attend and open to the public. However, due to space limitations, those who wish to attend Kline’s talk are required to register beforehand.

Please Register at: ​http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsRegister.cfm?SiteID=9896&BranchID=&EventID=320900&PK=

This event is part of the North Coast Writer’s Showcase, presented by the Lake-Geauga League of Libraries.

 


Craft for a Cause Club @ Lake

Monday, April 30, 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.

 


Medicare Basics 2018 @ Main

Monday, May 1, 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 Donald Glink and his Associates from Pelorus Financial Group.

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.

 


Watercolor Club – Still Life (Adults) @ Lake

Wednesday, May 2, 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 how to bring depth and atmosphere to still life paintings. Attendee must be 18 Years or older.

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

 


Understanding the Home Buying Process @ Main

Thursday, May 3, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmBuying a House

Jeff Richards from Cross Country Mortgage will present a three part series on demystifying the home buying process. Topics to include: budgeting, how to improve your credit, and getting home insurance.

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.

 


Meet Paula McLain, author of “Love and Ruin” @ Newbury Auditorium

Saturday, May 5, 2018
4:00 pm – 6:00 pmImage result for paula mclain

This event is part of the Lake-Geauga League of Libraries new Off the Page speakers series, and will be held at Newbury Auditorium, 14775 Auburn Road, Newbury, OH 44065.

Paula McLain is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels, The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun. She now introduces her latest title, Love and Ruin.

McLain’s books will be available for purchase and autographing.

Register for this event through Geauga Library at: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=9896&EventID=335352&PK=

This program is open to the public. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Monday University: Cleveland Organized Crime @ Main

Monday, May 7, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmorganized-crime

Frank Monastra, author of 釘rancato Mafia Street Boss” will present on his new book, “King of Clubs.” A profile of some of the most popular and famous illegal casinos that thrived and flourished in and around the Cleveland area during the 1930痴 until their demise in late 1940痴.

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.

 


Riding with LakeTran @ Main

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmImage result for laketran

LakeTran can get you anywhere you need to go in Lake County and even to Downtown Cleveland, at an affordable price. Never ridden before? Want to learn how to ride with LakeTran?

Attend a free program for anyone who would like to learn more about riding Laketran. Learn how to read bus schedules, use their mobile app, plan your trip, and pay your fare.

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.

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War:  First Decoration Day @ Main

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmcannon civil war

James A. Garfield and the First Decoration Day
The late-May holiday we call Memorial Day began after the Civil War and was then known as Decoration Day. The first Decoration Day ceremony took place in Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1868, and the keynote speaker was Congressman/former Union General James A. Garfield. Learn more about Decoration Day and Garfield’s powerful speech that day.

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.

 


Meet Rebekah Frumkin, author of “The Comedown” @ Willowick Library.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pmThe Comedown

This event is part of the Lake-Geauga League of Libraries new Off the Page speakers series and will be held at Willowick Library’s Meeting Room 1, 263 E 305th St, Willowick, OH 44095.

Author Rebekah Frumkin will speak about her debut novel, The Comedown. Described as a dazzling epic that follows two very different families in Cleveland across generations, this darkly comedic novel is receiving rave reviews. Books will be available to purchase.

Please register for this event through Willoughby-Eastlake Library’s website at: https://welibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13410&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018/05/01

This program is open to the public. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Early Breweries of Cleveland @ Main

Thursday, May 10, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pmBreweries

For several centuries, Cleveland has been home to a variety of breweries. It is known that these early breweries made a fine product that was in demand at the time, but what most of us don’t know is how generous these early brewers made were!

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.

 


Stencil Crafts for Adults @ Lake

Monday, May 14, 2018
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmStencil

Come be crafty at the Lake Branch. We will make our very own unique stenciled towels and greeting cards. Attendee must be 18 Years or older.

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

 


Friends of Mentor Library Bag Sale @ Read House

Saturday, May 19, 2018  (from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Sunday, May 20, 2017  (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, June 22 from 4-7 pm.

 


Health Screening @ Main

Saturday, May 19, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pmHealth Screenings

hChoices, along with Lake Health and OsteoStrong will be present. Lake Health will have nurses conducting free cholesterol and glucose screenings. hChoices will be
conducting free blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and BMI screenings. And OsteoStrong will be conducting free balance assessments.

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.

 


May Computer Classes @ Main

 

Basic Computers – Tuesday, May 22nd from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No computer skills required.

Word 1Tuesday, May 22nd 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, May 23rd 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.! Computer Class

Basic Internet Skills – Wednesday, May 23rd from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

Word 2Wednesday, May 23rd 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, May 24th 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.

Publisher 1 Thursday, May 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2013 to create flyers and other publications.

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.

 


Craft for a Cause Club (Adults) @ Lake

Wednesday, May 30, 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.

 


Understanding the Home Buying Process @ Main

Thursday, May 31, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmBuying a House

Jeff Richards from Cross Country Mortgage will present a three part series on demystifying the home buying process. Topics to include: budgeting, how to improve your credit, and getting home insurance.

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.

 


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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