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Basic Drawing

Would you like to learn how to sketch and draw? Sandy D’Amico will teach beginner’s the basics in this 4 week class. Classes will be held from 1-3 pm on Thursday, March 5, 12, 19, and 26. Students must be able to attend all 4 sessions.

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.  Registration begins February 19.

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. Please call the library to register at 440-255-8811 ext. 215 or for more information.


Dementia Series: Combative Behavior

All behaviors are a form of communication. On Monday, March 9th from 6:30-7:30 pm, a speaker from Kemper House will show you how to to identify common triggers and early signs of combative behavior and apply strategies to prevent or modify potential combative behavior.

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 and Topics of the Civil War: Lee Breaks Out 

Join James A. Garfield National Historic Site staff and volunteers at Mentor Public Library on Wednesday, March 11 from 12-1 pm, for a new talk on “Major Battles of the Civil War!” This month’s program will discuss the end of the Petersburg Siege and the road to Appomattox. 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.


Music Online – Computer & Cookies

Do you like listening to music? Do you know how to legally get music off of the Internet? Come to the library on Tuesday, March 17th from 10-11 am, have a cookie, and learn how to listen to and obtain music online. 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.


Interviewing to Win

Want to stick that interview and get the job you want? Representatives from Ohio Means Jobs will visit the library on Wednesday, March 18th from 10-11:30 am to talk about tips and trick for putting your best foot forward and avoiding pitfalls in the interview process.

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.


Beginners’ Yoga

Join us on Tuesday, March 24th and 31st and April 7th and 14th from 6-7 pm, for a four-week beginners’ yoga class with Core Card Partners Awaken Yoga. Please bring a yoga mat and a towel. Remember to dress comfortably! Registration is required for each class.

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.


A Night with Clara Bartonbarton

In celebration of Women’s History Month, on Thursday, March 26th from 6:30-7:30 pm, Carol Starre-Kmiecik will perform a one woman show about Civil War Nurse and Founder of the Red Cross, Clara Barton.

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.


Road Scholar

On Wednesday, April 1st from 11 am – 12 pm, a Road Scholar Ambassador, Jerry Polizzi, will be describing Road Scholar (formerly known as Elderhostel) Lifelong Learning programs. These adventures include domestic and foreign tours, cruises, intergenerational programs, outdoor activities, workshop skill programs, and more. Registration is required.

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.


Master Gardeners – Wake Up Your Garden

On April 1st from 2-3 pm, a speaker from the Master Gardeners will talk about Waking Up Your Garden. Gardeners are always anxious to get started in the spring. This will be an overview of gardening tasks to be performed. Clean-up, composting, pruning, fertilizing, soil testing, mole problems, and impatient gardeners will be discussed.

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.


“Garden-pedia”- how to be a successful gardener

Maria Zampini local business woman, president of ‘UpShoot LLC’ a horticulture marketing co of Madison and new author will present her new book “Garden-pedia: An A-Z Guide to Gardening Terms” on Wednesday, April 1st from 5:30-8:30 pm. This informational program will be fun and educational all in one. Maria will be available after program to give you the opportunity to have your book signed and have available books for purchase.

Maria is also director of plant development for HGTV Home Plant Collection.

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.


Monday University: Antique Roadshow

On Monday, April 6th from 6:30-8:00 pm, Tom Jerpbak from Ye Olde Oaken Bucket will be here to talk about the ins and outs of the antique business. Attendees are welcome to bring one item for assessment. Registration is required and begins March 23.

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 and Topics of the Civil War: The Road to Appomattox

On Wednesday, April 8th from 12-1 pm, join James A. Garfield National Historic Site staff and volunteers at Mentor Public Library for a new talk on “Major Battles of the Civil War!” This month’s program will look at the Surrender of Appomattox. 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.


Art to Go: Diego Rivera-a Mexican Hero and his culture

On Wednesday, April 8th from 6:30-7:30 pm, the Cleveland Museum of Art let’s you get up close and personal with art by Diego Rivera and other art objects from Mexico in this look at the world famous artist. Trends and themes of the artist’s work will be discussed as well.

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.


April Computer Classes

Basic Computers - Tuesday, April 14th from 2-3:30 pm - Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No computer skills required.

Excel 1 Tuesday, April 14th from 6:30-8 pm - Learn how to use Microsoft Excel 2010. 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.)

Basic Internet Skills Wednesday, April 15th from 10-11:30 am - Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

Word: Flyers, Pictures, and Drawing ToolsWednesday, April 15th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2010 to create flyers, manipulate pictures, and to effectively use Word’s Drawing Tools.

Excel 2 - Wednesday, April 15th from 6:30-8 pm - Learn how to use Microsoft Excel 2010. 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.

Basic Email Thursday, April 16th from 10-11:30 am - Learn how to use your email account. Send email, reply to email, send attachments, labels emails, and archive emails.

PowerPoint 1Thursday, April 16th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to create and run a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Learn how to create a basic Presentation, provide basic formatting and background designs, and save the presentation.

Excel 3 - Thursday, April 16th from 6:30-8 pm - Learn how to use Microsoft Excel 2010. 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 Francis Cleveland room on the second floor of the  Main Library. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


Everyday Saving with Joe the Coupon Guy

To kick off Money Smart Week 2015, on Monday, April 20th from 6:30-8 pm, Joe “the Coupon Guy” Daugirdas will share how to save money on every grocery trip. Learn how to keep your budget in line and save money on everything!

Each Money Smart Week event you attend enters you into a drawing to win a money smart prize!

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.


Social Media – Everything Not Facebook – Computer & Cookies

You can keep connected with family and friends through a variety of social media websites – not just Facebook. Come have a cookie and learn what other websites are there for social networking. 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.


Women, Money and Finance

Whether you’re preparing for the future, facing career changes, transitioning into retirement, or any number of other financial turning points, together we can address your concerns and turn challenges into opportunities. On Wednesday, April 22nd from 6:30-8:00 pm, Carol Ganser, a financial and income specialist, will discuss pertinent topics to women, and address any questions you may have. 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.


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.


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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