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Getting Started with Medicare

On Wednesday, August 5th from 6:30-8 pm, learn about Medicare basics with Laura Mutsko from Mutsko Insurance Services.

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

 


Monday University: Lake Erie Lighthouses & Lore

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Lighthouses…what stories can they tell? Are some haunted? Have some been silent sentinels witnessing tragedy. Are other beacons full of romance? On Monday, August 10 from 6:30-8 pm, we will explore these aspects, take a look at the lighthouses’ history, how they operate, and when they were built.

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 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: Photography

ON Wednesday, August 12th from 12-1 pm, join James A. Garfield Ncwar photographyational 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 Civil War photography. 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 Village Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


What’s Cooking? Online – Computer & Cookiesweather online

Do you like cooking? Are looking to find recipes and other helpful tips to help you in the kitchen? Come to the library on Tuesday, August 18th from 10-11:30 am,  have a cookie, and discover what’s cooking on the Internet.

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.

 


The Great Locomotive Chaselocomotive chase

On Thursday, August 20th from 6:30-8 pm, Harold George will appear as William J. Knight a member of Andrews’ Raiders and participant in the Great Locomotive Chase. In April 1862, 24 volunteers from Ohio joined in the raid and were awarded the country’s first Medal of Honor.

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

 


Your Harvest Preservation with Judi Strausscanning

Do you remember Mom and Grandma pickling, canning, freezing and drying all those vegetables, fruits and sauces at summer’s end? Trained Master Food Preserver Judi Strauss, as seen on New Day Cleveland, is a strict by-the-rules canner and instructor. On Thursday, August 27th from 6:30-8 pm, she will present you with the correct way to preserve your harvest. Registration is requested.

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

 


September Computer Classes

Basic Computers – Tuesday, September 8th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No computer skills required.

PowerPoint 1 – Tuesday, September 8th from 6:30-8 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.

Basic Internet Skills – Wednesday, September 9th from 10-11:30 am – Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

Word 1 – Wednesday, September 9th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create and open a document, select text & change its formatting, and to save the Document.

Word: Labels & Mail Merge – Wednesday, September 9th from 6:30-8 pm – Using Microsoft Office 2010, learn how to create mailing labels and preform a mail merge to create labels, envelopes, and form letters.

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

Word 2 –Thursday, September 10th from 2-3:30 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.

Word: Flyers, Pictures, and Drawing Tools – Thursday, September 10th from 6:30-8 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2010 to create flyers, manipulate pictures, and to effectively use Word’s Drawing Tools.

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.

 


Major Battles and Topics of the Civil War: Civil War Books

Join James A. Garfield National Historic Site staff and volunteers at Mentor Public Library on Wednesday, September 9th from 12-1 pm, for a new talk on “Major Battles of the Civil War!” This month’s program will look at important Civil War books, authors and historians. 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 Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Monday University: Cleveland Nostalgia

On Monday, September 14th from 6:30-8 pm, Gail Ghetia Bellamy, the author of several books about “Cleveland Memories,” will join us to discuss Cleveland’s yesteryears. She will present photos and stories, and help us all remember the best of Cleveland’s past. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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

 


Genealogy online – Computer & Cookies

Are you trying to follow your family tree? Need help? Come to the library on Tuesday, September 15th from 10-11:30 am, have a cookie, and learn about the various online tools that you can use. 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.

 


Autumn Kick-Off and Austentatious IPA Release PartyAusten in Autumn

Join the Mentor Public Library at the Little Mountain Brewing Company on Thursday, September 17, 7 p.m. to celebrate the kick-off to Austen in Autumn!  Receive your complimentary copy of Persuasion, purchase Austen in Autumn shirts, and enjoy Little Mountain’s ode to Austen with their Austentatious IPA.

Little Mountain Brewing Company is located at 7621 Mentor Avenue. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required.

 


A Date with Jane Austen

Miss Jane Austen is coming to Mentor on Saturday, September 19, 2 p.m.! Jane Austen impersonator, Debra Ann Miller, will intrigue you with her representation of Miss Austen. Hear from Jane’s own lips what she is writing and all about her inspiration and life. For the casual reader and the devoted Janeite.  Registration is required.

 


The Secret Life of Bees

On Monday, September 21, 6:30 p.m., Dale Olson from the Geauga County Bee Keepers will be here to present on bees, the life cycle of a bee hive during the course of a year, and about the health of bees in this day and age.

Registration is required and begins September 7. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 


Austen in Autumn Film Fest: Persuasion at Atlas Cinema

This series celebrates the cinematic inspiration derived from Jane Austen’s works. On Thursday, September 24, 7 p.m., enjoy a free showing of Roger Michell’s 1995 version of Persuasion at the Great Lakes Mall Atlas Cinema.

Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot and her struggle to deal with her feelings for a lost love that has recently reentered her life. Some images and sequences may not be appropriate for all ages.

 


English Tea

Enjoy tea the Jane Austen way as we welcome representatives from the Sister’s Tea Room, on Tuesday, September 29, 7 p.m., to discuss and taste teas and other delicious British desserts. Registration is required.

 


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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