Adults

Investment Basics

On Thursday, April 23rd from 6:30-8 pm, learn the basics of investments from an expert at the Society for Financial Awareness. We’ll discuss what types of investments there are, how to invest, and how to protect your money. Come prepared with questions, and learn how to make your money work for you! Part of Money Smart Week @ Your Library.

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 Planning Basics

Plan the road to retirement with ease. Join a speaker from the Society for Financial Awareness on Saturday, April 25th from 1-3:30 pm, as we discuss all aspects of retirement planning. From investments to income, we’ll cover it all. Part of Money Smart Week @ Your Library.

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.


Eldercare Options

Kevin Buck from Care Patrol will discuss the many different options available to families for Eldercare, on Thursday, April 30th from 6:30-8 pm. He will explore the different care options, such as assisted living versus independent living, as well as explain the various ways to pay for these. Come learn the best ways to care for your aging relatives.

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.


Dementia Series: Hoarding & Rummaging 

Identify characteristics of hoarding and rummaging, possible reasons and appropriate interventions for your loved ones. Join us on Monday, May 4th from 6:30-7:30 pm, as the library partners with Kemper House to present this series.

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.


Hearing Screenings

A representative from Holly’s Hearing will be doing a short presentation, Wednesday, May 6th from 10 am – 12 pm, on hearing health as well as being available to provide hearing screenings.

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.


eReading: Getting items for your Digital Devices 

Kindles & Kindle FiresWednesday, May 6th from 6:30-8:00 pm – 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 will be held in the Garfield Room which is  in the lower level of the Main Library.

Tablets and Smartphones: Wednesday, May 13th from 6:30-8:00 pm - 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 will be held in the Garfield Room which is  in the lower level of the Main Library.

Nooks - Wednesday, May 27th from 6:30-8:00 pm – This lecture based class will describe how to check out a book onto your Nook or other non-Kindle device. Bring your eReader to this session to get help on using your device. If you have a Nook, Kobo, or generic eReader this session is for you.  This program will be held in the Cleveland Room which is  on the second floor of the Main Library.

These program are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Intermediate Drawing

Do you have basic drawing skills, but want to progress further? On Thursday, May 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 1-3 pm, Sandy D’Amico will teach students more techniques in drawing. Students must be able to attend all 4 sessions to sign up.

Students are encouraged to bring their own supplies (9 x 12 pad of drawing paper, a kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener, tin of 12 hard graphite pencils ( 9H -B ) and a 12″ or 6″ ruler), as the library has a limited supply.

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: The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County 

Historian Julie Grandbouche will be here on Monday, May 11th from 6:30-8 pm, to discuss the unique history of Ashtabula County’s covered bridges. Registration is required and begins April 27.

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 Village Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Medicare Basics

Whether you are new to Medicare or have had it for years, most people have questions. Come join us on Tuesday, May 12th from 6-7:30 pm, to learn details about how Medicare works. This program will be presented by Donald Glink from Pelorus Financial

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 Village Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Major Battles and Topics of the Civil War: The Laws of War 

Join James A. Garfield National Historic Site staff and volunteers at Mentor Public Library on Wednesday, May 13th from 12-1 pm, for a new talk on “Major Battles of the Civil War!” This month’s program will look at the laws of war and the special challenges of civil war. Program is free of charge; please make a free reservation by calling Mentor Public Library at 440-255-8811 x215. 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.


What Else Does Google Do? – Computer & Cookies

Google isn’t just for searching, come to this class On Tuesday, May 19th from 10-11:30 am, have a cookies, and learn about Google’s other uses and products. 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.


Tasty Tuesday: Wine Tasting

Join us as on Tuesday, May 26th from 7-9 pm, as we visit Red Wine and Brew for an education on wine. Donniella Winchell from the Ohio Wine Producers Association will lead a discussion on how to taste the different elements in a glass of wine. Registration is required and begins May 12. You must register before May 22.

We will be meeting at Red Wine and Brew which is located at 9620 Old Johnnycake Ridge Road. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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 also have an interior lobby box for donations. 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 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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