Adults

Summer Reading 2017

Summer Reading 2017

May 25 – August 3
Adult Programming
Teen Programming

 


Libraries Closed for Memorial DayMemorial Day

All Mentor Public Libraries will be closed on Sunday, May 28th for parking lot repaving.

We will also be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day celebrations.

 


Color Me Cool @ Main

Thursday, June 1, 2017  (for 4 weeks)
10-11:30 am   OR   1-2:30 pm!Color

Relaxing Adult coloring in a Cool spot.Coloring pages and supplies will be available for your use. Light refreshment will be provided. Come join us -simply follow the sound of soft music that is where we will be.You may also hear laughter. Ladies and gentlemen welcome.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will be held in the Frances Cleveland Room on the 2nd floor of the Main Library. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Build Your Knowledge of Herbs @ Main

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmHerbs

Lake County Master Gardener returns, this time to show us how to care for our annual and perennial herbs . What do you do with all of that parsley or basil? Come build your information folder with some very helpful ideas.

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Pinterest Craft Night: Altered Books @ Main

Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmPinterest

Come try a Pinterest craft at the library! We’ll be making new things out of old books. All supplies will be provided and you can take home your creative creation. Supplies limited, registration required.

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Basic Computers – Computer Class @ Lake

Friday, June 9, 2017
9:30 am – 11:00 pm! Computer Class

Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No skills required.

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

 


Basic Internet Skills – Computer Class @ Lake

Saturday, June 10, 2017
9:30 am – 11:00 pm! ! Computer Class

Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

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

 


Succulent Care : Inside and Out

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
2:00 pm – 3:30 pmSucculent Care

Members of the Lake County Master Gardeners Volunteer Program will present the care and propagation of succulents both the ones that grow as houseplants and the outdoor ground cover. They will speak on how to successfully bring them inside for the winter and back out in the spring. Bring your questions. Registration requested.

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War @ Main

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm cannon civil war

The U.S. Army in America, 1865-1881. Millions of Americans served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. But what happened to the U.S. Army after the war ended, volunteers went home, and the service reverted to a small army based primarily in the West?

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Major Leaders of World War II: Franklin Roosevelt @ Main

Thursday, June 15, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmImage result for Franklin Roosevelt

Dr. John Foster of the Adult Information Services Department presents a series of public lectures on the lives and careers of the major political leaders of the Second World War. The subject of tonight’s lecture will be President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Blood, Brains & Lobotomies – Author: Mindy McGinnis @ Main

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmImage result for mindy mcginnis

The true story of mental health care in the 1890s and the history of the Athens Lunatic Asylum – the setting for bestselling YA author Mindy McGinnis’s Edgar Award-Winning novel “A Madness So Discreet.”

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Friends of Mentor Library Bag Sale @ Read House

Saturday, June 24, 2017  (from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Sunday, June 25, 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.

 


Computer Classes @ Main

 

HTML BasicsTuesday, June 27th from 2:00-3:30 pm – Need to learn a little bit of website coding? Want to pretty up your blog or website? Come to the library and learn the basics of HTML.! Computer Class

Excel 1 – Tuesday, June 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.)

Facebook Basics – Wednesday, June 28th 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.

Excel 2 – Wednesday, June 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.

Pinterest – Thursday, June 29 from 2:00-3:30 pm – Learn how to browse and add pictures and websites to Pinterest, a social networking website for visual content.

Excel 3 – Thursday, June 29th 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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Monday University: Library Privacy with the Library Freedom Project @ Main

Monday, July 10, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmPrivacy

Alison Macrina, Director of the Library Freedom Project, will present strategies for protecting personal data on the internet.

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War: Grand Army of the Republic @ Main

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmcannon civil war

History of the Grand Army of the Republic. After the Civil War, many Union veterans joined the Grand Army of the Republic, the nation’s first large-scale veterans’ organization.

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


eReading: Getting Books for your Kindles & Kindle Fires @ Main

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmkindle

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 is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Retro Gaming for Grown-Ups @ Main

Thursday, July 13, 2017
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmpac-man

Challenge your friends to an old-school gaming throwdown! Relive the classic games you played as a kid and beat them at such classics as Mario Bros., Pac-Man, Galaga, and more. We’ll have the NES Classic, as well as other retro gaming systems. Registration requested.

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


eReading: Getting Books for your Tablets & SmartPhones @ Main

Saturday, July 15, 2017
10:00 am – 11:30 pmtablet and smartphones

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 is free and open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library in the Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Google Drive & Cloud Computing – Computers & Cookies @ Main

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
10:00 am – 11:30 amCloud Computing

Where should you save documents for easy accessibility? How about Online? Come down, have a cookie, and learn how to use Google Drive to create, save, and share
documents. We will provide coffee & cookies for participants!

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


How to Speak Midwestern @ Main

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmSpeak

Mr. McClelland will give a multimedia presentation discussing how Ohio’s 19th century settlement patterns are still reflected in modern dialects that are sometimes no more than 50 miles apart! He’ll also share such interesting facts as why “Broadcaster English” is based on the speech of 1920s northeastern Ohio, and he’ll provide photographs illustrating such terms as “devil strip,” “city chicken,” and “party plates”–all of which are uniquely Ohioan.

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Utilities Tune-Up @ Main

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmUtilities

Come ready to learn! A representative from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be holding a workshop on all things utilities: Energy Choice, NOPEC, consumer protection tips, energy efficiency tips and much, much more. Bring your bills and any questions, complaints, concerns you have with your current utility services.
P.S. There might even be giveaways!

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Historic Movie Theaters of Downtown Cleveland @ Main

Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmImage result for theaters cleveland

Alan Dutka will speak about his new book, “Historic Movie Theaters of Downtown Cleveland.” By the early 1920s, a collection of marvelous movie palaces lined Euclid Avenue, but they only survived two generations. Clevelanders united to save theaters as wrecking balls converged to execute their demolition.

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


Claire McMillan Author Visit @ Main

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmThe Necklace: A Novel

Published author and Mentor Resident Claire McMillan visits MPL to read from and discuss her new book The Necklace, out July 4th 2017 from Simon and Schuster.

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. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 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 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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