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2015 Adult Summer Reading eVance

May 30 – August 1

Adult Program Guide

Online Registration


Tasty Tuesdays

On Tuesday, June 30th from 7-8:30 pm, participants will have a chance to try different foods and discuss. This month The Olive and the Grape will be here to talk about Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar with samples. Registration is required and begins June 16. Sponsored by the Friends of the 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.


Monday University: American Folk Guitar with Mike FeketeMike Fekete

On Monday, July 6th from 6:30-7:30 pm, Mentor native, Mike Fekete, will offer an evening of solo guitar music interspersed with information about both the history and the current state of instrumental finger-picked guitar. Genres discussed will include American Rural Guitar, American Primitive Guitar, the Windham Hill sound, and Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. Fekete has been composing for and performing solo guitar since 2000 and George Winston has called him, “one of the great new 21st Century guitarist/composers.” Come enjoy a special night of folk and blues guitar instrumentals along with information about some of America’s great musical traditions. Registration begins June 22. Sponsored by the Friends of the 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.


Major Battles and Topics of the Civil War: Writings of Ambrose Bierce

On Wednesday, July 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 Civil War service and the writings of Ambrose Bierce. 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.


Welcome to Medicare

Are you going to eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while but need to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues? If so, attend this “Welcome to Medicare” presentation on Tuesday, July 14th from 6:30-8 pm, in order to better understand your Medicare options. A representative from the Lake County Council on Aging and the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will provide you with unbiased information on Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans , and Medicare supplement insurance.

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.


HTML Basicscomputer user pic

Need to learn a little bit of website coding? Want to pretty up your blog or website? Come to the library on Saturday, July 18th from 10-11:30 am and learn the basics of HTML. Registration begins July 1st.

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


News & Weather Online – Computer & Cookies

What websites can be used to find reliable news and weather information? Come to the library on Tuesday, July 21st from 10-11:30 am, have a cookie, and 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.


The AvengersAvengers

On Thursday, July 23rd from 6:30-8 pm, comics scholar Valentino Zullo will present on the history and the impact of one of comics’ most influential group of superheros, The Avengers. Zullo will pay special attention to the increased roles that superheroines now play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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.


Herb Preservation and Seed Saving for Future Growthherbs

On Tuesday, July 28th from 6:30-8 pm, Karen Kennedy from the local chapter of the American Herb Society will present “Preserving culinary and aromatic herbs for use at a later date.” Karen will also explain the collection of herbal seed and drying procedure for growth in the future and for sharing.

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


Simple Gifts Concertsimple gifts

Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon make up the folk duo, Simple Gifts. Playing twelve different instruments, Simple Gifts create the finest arrangements of everything from Irish jigs and American reels to Gypsy melodies and Balkan dance music. On Wednesday, July 29th from 6:30-8:30 pm, join us on the lawn at the Read House for a Simple Gifts concert. No Registration necessary.

The program will be held on the lawn at the Read House, next door to the Main Library. Please park in the Main Library parking lot. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.


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 & Loreerie lighthouse

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


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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