Adults

Retirement and Estate Planning

If you are nearing retirement or have questions about estate planning, this workshop is for you. On Tuesday, October 21st from 6-7:30 pm, we will focus on retirement goals, such as income needs and understanding income sources, such as Social Security. We will also discuss the importance of estate planning in order to protect loved ones. This session will be led by an expert in the field.

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.


Heart Health

On Thursday, October 23rd from 6:30-8 pm, a representative from Golden Living Centers will discuss maintaining good heart health.

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: Cleveland Browns Championship

Bring your cherished Cleveland Browns memorabilia and reminisce with other fans. On Monday, November 11th from 6:30-8 pm, Don Gries, whose family were formerly minority owners of the Browns, and Kermit Pike, guest curator of the Browns exhibit at the Western Reserve Historical Society, will bring items from their collections and lead the discussion.

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.


Safely Shop Online – Computer & Cookies

A large percentage of Holiday shopping is now done online. What should you do to make your shopping experience safer and more satisfying? Join us on Tuesday, November 4th from 10-11:30 am, to find out. 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.


What is Guardianship, Power of Attorney, and Estate Planning?

When it comes to estate planning, there are often significant financial and personal benefits to being transparent and having sensitive conversations. Even in the most open families, conversation often quiets when two subjects arise: death and money. In this workshop,on Tuesday November 4th from 6-7:30 pm, we’ll discuss how to be comfortable managing the estate and and finding the right person to do so. This program will be led by an expert attorney.

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.


Healthy Living in Lake County: High Blood Pressure and Nutrition

About 1 in 3 U.S. adults – as estimated 67 million – have high blood pressure, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On Wednesday, November 5th from 6-7 pm, learn about the role of nutrition, especially sodium, in preventing and controlling high blood pressure.

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 of the Civil War: The Battle of Franklin

Join James A. Garfield NHS staff and volunteers at Mentor Public Library on Wednesday, November 12th from 12-1 pm for a new talk on “Major Battles of the Civil War!” Learn more about the late 1864 battle of Franklin, Tennessee. Program is free of charge; please make a free reservation by calling Mentor Public Library at 440-255-8811. 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.


Medicare Check-up with the Lake County Council on Aging

If you are currently on Medicare, or approaching 65, please join us on Thursday, November 13th from 6-7 pm, for a presentation on Medicare. The Lake County Council on Aging, in partnership with the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), will provide free, objective health insurance information for people on Medicare, or considering Medicare. They will discuss an overview of Medicare, the different Medicare choices, and the importance of open enrollment.

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.


Coping with Grief and Stress during the Holidays

Are you feeling fatigued? Sad? Unable to concentrate? Are you withdrawing from those you love? On Monday, November 17th from 7-8 pm, learn the three C’s: Choice, Communication, Compromise and how to manage your grief/loss and bring completion to that loss with Crossroads Hospice. These helpful coping skills can make this holiday season more enjoyable for you.

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.


November Computer Classes

Basic ComputersTuesday, November 18th from 10-11:30 am - Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No computer skills required.

Excel 1Tuesday, November 18th from 2-3:30 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 SkillsWednesday, November 19th from 10-11:30 am – Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

Excel 2Wednesday, November 19th from 2-3:30 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 EmailThursday, November 20th from 10-11:30 am – Learn how to use your email account. Send email, reply to email, send attachments, labels emails, and archive emails.

Excel 3 - Thursday, November 20th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Excel 2010.

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.


Jewelry Making for the Holidays

On Thursday, November 20th from 6:30-8:30 pm, spend some time before the holiday rush relaxing and making jewelry. Bring a friend, enjoy delicious snacks and make your own bracelet and earring set. Give it as a gift, or enjoy it yourself over the holidays! Paid for by the Mentor Community Arts Commission. Registration is required and begins November 6.

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.


Thanksgiving Closings

All Mentor PL branches will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 26th.

All Mentor PL branches will be closed all day on Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 27th.

All Mentor PL branches will be open on Friday, November 28th.


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 will have an interior lobby box coming soon. 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 about their favorite books and the books they are currently reading.  The blog is updated with a new recommendation at least once a week.  Enjoy!

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