Adults

Registration for most programs opens 14 days before the program.

 


Vinyl Sticker Coffee Mugs @ The HUB

Monday, August 19, 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pmcoffee-mugs

Come by The HUB to make a personalized coffee mug using the vinyl cutter to create a sticker with custom message or image.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Coffee Cozies @ The HUB

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pmImage result for coffee cozie

Stop by The HUB to keep your coffee warm with a personalized coffee cozy. Have a fun time using our Makerspace equipment.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Dew of Death: The Willoughby Chemical Weapons Plant @ Main

Thursday, August 22, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Registration begins Aug. 8th. In partnership with the Lake County History Center, we will have a presentation with Jeffrey Frischkorn, the former writer for the News Herald and Author of a series of articles about the history of the former Ben Hur Motor Co. plant (AKA Ohio Rubber Company) that was converted to a functioning chemical weapons plant during WWI. Jeffrey will take us back through 100 years of Lake County history to discuss the story of the top-secret chemical weapon agent called Lewisite.

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.

 


Craft it up: Parent & Teen Craft Night @ The HUB

Monday, August 26, 2019
6:00pm – 7:00pmcraft-clip-art-1197091099740949666ryanlerch_Artwork_-_paintbrush_scissors_and_glue.svg.med

Parents and Teens get a time out to craft it up. Join us at The HUB on the last Monday of the month to create something awesome. Registration required.
This month: Create a one-of-a-kind Sharpie mug.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Vinyl Cutter Basics @ The HUB

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
4:00pm – 5:30pm or 6:00pm – 7:30pm

You can use the makerspace's vinyl cutter to make custom stickers, shirts and more.Learn the basics of using The HUB’s vinyl cutter at one of these informative presentations.  Get inspired for your next project and walk away with a vinyl souvenir! All ages welcome to attend.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Mosaic Heart Pendants @ The HUBHeart pendant

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Stop by The HUB and show your creative side by making a mosaic heart pendant.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Crafty Adults! @ Lake

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pmCrafting

Each month we’ll explore and create a new craft. We’ll supply the materials and you supply the creativity. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your friends and get crafty! Registration is required.

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

 


Color Me, Headlands

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm!Color

Looking for some quiet time? Join us for a calm evening of coloring at the Headlands branch. Bring the family and color! Supplies provided.

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

 


Unique Eats and Eateries of Cleveland @ Main

Thursday, August 29, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmFood

Registration begins Aug. 1. Learn all about the best unique eats and eateries of Cleveland from the people who wrote the book on it. Hear from the authors of Unique Eats and Eateries. Fran Golden and David Molyneaux, native Clevelanders, will take you on a delicious journey through some of the best food in Cleveland. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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.

 


Labor Day – Library Closed

Monday, September 2, 2019flag
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All Mentor libraries will be closed on September 2, reopening Tuesday, September 3rd.

 


Leaf Stamped Dinner Napkins @ The Hub

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
5:00pm – 6:30pmLeaf

Bring the beauty of nature inside your home. Add to your Fall decor and beautify your dinner table napkins using ordinary leaves and a little paint. Materials will be provided. Ages 55+.  Registration begins August 21st.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Cut the Cord: Get Rid of Cable and Save @ Main

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
7:00pm – 8:00pmscissors

Registration begins August 14. (ENCORE EVENT, last time sold out!)

Find out your options to get rid of cable and learn ways to cut costs. Discover how to get free TV, including using an easy-to-install antenna or free streaming video services. Find out your options for streaming video devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, or Amazon Fire TV Stick and what shows you can access with them, including live TV and sports. Find out which of the many streaming video services from Hulu, Sling, Netflix, to Playstation Vue and many more are best for you. Make sense of all the confusion of switching from cable to another service and the technical parameters needed to do so. Find out how much you can save! Presented by Joe “the Coupon Guy” Daugirdas. (This is a repeat of the July event.)

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.

 


Headlands Sit & Stitch

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pmknit stitch yarn

Come knit & crochet with us!  Bring whatever project you’re working on or look through patterns for inspiration.  We have charity crafting ideas, as well as knitting needles and crochet hooks to lend to get you started.  We can’t provide formal lessons, but feel free to ask questions of the group!

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

 


Color Me Calm @ Main

Thursday, September 5 & 12, 2019
10:30am – 11:30am!Color

Looking for some relaxing, quiet time?  Enjoy coloring activities, listen to soothing music, meet new friends and munch on a cookie or two.

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

 


Colorful Handpainted Tumblers @ The Hub

Thursday, September 5, 2019painter palatte
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Pop into The HUB to add a pop of color to beautiful tumbler. Ages 18+. Registration begins August 22nd.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Downton Abbey Tea @ Lake

Saturday, September 7, 2019Come to our Downton Abbey-themed tea party on Saturday, Sept. 7.
11:00am – 12:30pm

Come celebrate the upcoming Downton Abbey movie at the Lake Branch. Enjoy tea and light snacks and some trivia and games. Registrations begins on August 24, 2019.

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

 


Monday Univ.: Life and Works of Frank Lloyd Wright @ Main

Monday, September 9, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pmWright

Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most well-known architects of the 20th century. His innovative and unique building designs are still talked about today and Lake County is lucky to have two Frank L. Wright designed homes. Join our library director, Cheryl Kuonen, for a lively talk on the life and works of Frank L. Wright.

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.

 


The Friends of Mentor Public Library @ Main

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Meeting of the Friends organization.

The program will be held in the Frances Cleveland Room on the 2nd floor of the Main Library.

 


Flour Sack Kitchen Towel @ Main

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
5:00pm – 6:30pmtowel

Personalize a Flour Sack Kitchen Towel using the Vinyl Cutter a little creative thinking! Materials will be provided. Ages 18+. Registration begins August 27th.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Tuesday topics: Understanding Your Cholesterol @ Main

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pmHealth

If your doctor has mentioned you have high cholesterol, you’re likely starting to think about how to manage this condition to reduce your risk of heart disease. Join Dr. Lisa Zapotocky with Lake Health Physician Group Mentor Internal Medicine for a free talk on understanding cholesterol, practical tips on raising the good and lowering the bad, and how to talk to your doctor when lifestyle changes aren’t working quick enough. Bring your questions!

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

 


Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War: Battle of Antietam @ Main

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pmcannon civil war

The battle of Antientam (or Sharpsburg) resulted from Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s first attempt to invade the North. This fight on September 17, 1862 ended up being the bloodiest single day in American history as approximately 23,000 soldiers from both sides became casualties in about 12 hours of fighting. This is an encore of a program originally presented in 2012.

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

 


Custom Slate Coasters @ The Hub

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pmcoasters

Come by The HUB and design a custom slate coaster that will be engraved using the laser engraver.  Ages 18+. Registration begins August 28th.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Eco-Friendly Arts & Crafts @ Headlands

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pmCrafting

Join us at the Headlands Branch as we explore natural ways to make art & art supplies.  Come dressed for a mess! Registration opens August 28th.

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

 


Bowl Cozies @ The Hub

Thursday, September 12, 2019
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Cozy up at The HUB with your own microwaveable bowl cozy. Ages 55+. Registration begins August 29th.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Stress Relief Yoga @ Main

Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pmFrog Yoga

Often the stress and anxiety in our lives manifests as tension in our bodies. Join us for a yoga session focused entirely on relieving your stress. An instructor from Awaken Yoga will lead this free class. No experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

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.

 


DIY Farmhouse Sign @ The Hub

Monday, September 16, 2019
5:00pm – 6:30pmsign

Join us at The HUB to make a wooden farmhouse inspired sign using the vinyl cutter. Ages 18+. Registration begins September 2nd.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Computer Classes @ Main

 

Basic Computers – Tuesday, September 17 from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No computer skills required.

Word 1Tuesday, September 17 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.

Basic Internet Skills – Wednesday, September 18 from 10:00-11:30 am – Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.! Computer Class

Facebook BasicsWednesday, September 18 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.

Word 2 Wednesday, September 18 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, September 19 from 10-11:30 am – 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.

Pinterest Thursday, September 19 from 2:00-3:30 pm – Learn how to browse and add pictures and websites to Pinterest, a social networking website for visual content.

Word: Labels & Mail Merge – Thursday, September 19 from 6:30-8 pm – Intermediate level class. Using Microsoft Office 2013, learn how to create mailing labels and preform a mail merge to create labels, envelopes, and form letters. (Microsoft Word experience necessary.)

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.

 


Tea Cup Buddy @ The Hub

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Learn how to use the Laser Cutter to craft a Tea Cup Buddy that will hold your Tea Ball Infuser! Materials will be provided. Ages 55+. Registration begins September 4th.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Book Sale at the Main LibraryToo busy for a book club? We have a book club for that!

Saturday, September 21, 2019. 9:00am-4:00 pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019.  11:00am-4:00 pm

Used book sale in the Main Library’s Village Room on the lower level.

 


Instant Pot: Soups, Stews, and Comfort Foods @ Lake

Monday, September 23, 2019
6:30pm – 7:45pmsoup

A review of Instant Pot Cooking Methods. Recipes for Comfort Foods. Cooking Demonstration. Registrations begins September 16, 2019.

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

 


Dementia Awareness @ Main

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
2:00pm – 3:00pmDemensia

What is Dementia? What can you expect from someone with dementia? Chera Ihnat from Kemper House will be explaining dementia, its stages, and the common behaviors associated with dementia. She will also identify strategies for helping deal with certain behaviors and situations associated with dementia. Registration begins 9/10/19.

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.

 


Classic Film Club @ Main

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
1:00pm – 3:30pmmovie-camera-and-film-clipart-McLLdG7Xi

Attention movie-lovers! Explore the golden age of cinema with a different classic film at each meeting of this bi-monthly club. Enjoy the film, followed by a short discussion. Popcorn provided.  This month’s film is Funny Face, starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.

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.

 


Books and Yoga: Stretch and Go Yoga @ Lake

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
2:00pm – 3:00pm! Yoga Frog

Take time out of your busy day to decompress and relax at Lake Branch.   Yoga instructor, Darlene Kelbach, focuses on basic yoga techniques to relieve stress. Please wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move and don’t forget to bring a yoga mat or beach towel!  Registrations starts September 11, 2019.

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

 


Crafty Adults! @ Lake

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pmCrafting

Each month we’ll explore and create a new craft. We’ll supply the materials and you supply the creativity. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your friends and get crafty! Registration is required. Registration begins September 11, 2019

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

 


Color Me, Headlands

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
7:00pm – 8:30pm
!Color

Looking for some quiet time? Join us for a calm evening of coloring at the Headlands branch. Bring the family and color! Supplies provided.

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

 


Dog Treat Jar @ The Hub

Thursday, September 26, 2019
5:00pm – 6:30pmdog-treats

Celebrate National Dog Week at The HUB! Learn how to use the Vinyl Cutter to personalize a Dog Treat Jar for your furry friend! Materials will be provided. Ages 18+. Registration begins September 12th.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Alexander Hamilton and the Federalist Republic @ Main

Thursday, September 26, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pmImage result for Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton was an important driving force in early America federalism. With James Madison and John Jay, he authored The Federalist Papers, a series of articles that became one of the defining documents of our country. Dr. John Foster of the Adult Information Services Department will discuss Hamilton’s role in the ratification of the Constitution and the ways that the Federalist Papers shaped the republic that the founders crafted. Registrations begins on September 12, 2019

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

 


DIY Wooden Fall Sign @ The Hub

Saturday, September 30, 2019
5:30pm – 7:00pmsign

Come by The HUB and amp up your fall decorations with a new wood sign using the vinyl cutter. Ages 18+. Registration begins September 16th.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Bad Art Club (Teens & Adults) @ Headlands

Saturday, September 30, 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pmart_palette_brush_2

Come to the Headlands Branch as, each month, we explore new mediums & techniques that will help you express your creativity in new ways and give you permission to make something ugly or less than perfect. Making bad art is better than making no art at all!

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 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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