Adults

Color Me Calm

Thursday, February 18, 2016color
10:00 pm – 11:30 am

Join us to create your own relaxing day. Adult coloring is now the rage so set back, listen to some soft music, have a cup of tea, or coffee. Color your stress away with pages provided. Colored pencils, markers, and crayons will be your medium. These sessions are geared toward people 55+, but adults of all ages are welcome.

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, e xt. 215 for more information.

Additional Sessions:

  • February 25, 2016
  • March 3, 2016
  • March 10, 2016

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War

Wednesday, February 10, 2016Leaders civil war
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Black History Month Program
Frederick Douglass escaped slavery in Maryland to become the most famous African American in the country and a forceful voice for equality in the United States. In honor of Black History Month, learn more about his life and lasting impact!

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


Why Am I forgetting Things?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmforget

Do you get confused? Do you forget what you were saying in the middle of a conversation? Do you worry about these things? Do you know the difference between Dementia and Memory loss? Representatives of Kemper House will be here to answer your questions, and give a brief presentation to help make things easier for you and for your family. There will be a registered nurse available to offer free memory screenings. This session is geared toward people 55+, but adults of all ages are welcome.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


Civil War Encore

Thursday, February 11, 2016cannon civil war
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Lincoln finds that his newest general, “Fighting Joe Hooker” is no match for Robert E. Lee. Outnumbered 2-1, Lee sends Hooker’s army reeling back across the Rapidan River in another shocking defeat for the federals. Lincoln, who has already replaced four generals, exclaims “My God, what will the country say?” David Lintern of the Northeast Ohio Civil War Roundtable will be presenting.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


Windows 10 – Computers & Cookies

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Come have a cookie and learn about Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. Discover what features Windows 10 has and tips and tricks for using it. 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 Village Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


How to Live: A Workshop on Happinesshappiness

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

James Kargakos, a psychology professor and certified life coach, will discuss the science behind happiness, and what detracts from happiness. Learn how to be naturally happy, and live a happier life. Registration is requested for this program. Part of MPL’s Get Healthy Challenge.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


Understanding your FICO Credit Scoremoney

Thursday, February 25, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ohio Saves (a part of America Saves) in partnership with the Ohio State University Extension Service offers a free presentation of Understanding your FICO Credit Score and its affect on your credit and financial security. Your score can have an impact on your finding employment, buying insurance, purchasing or renting a home or car as well as the cost of all credit purchases. College students and senior citizens can also be affected by a poor score. Learn how to find your score, what it means, and how to fix it at this free seminar. 

Presenter Bob Houston is a retired Credit Counselor and Credit Report Reviewer who has helped hundreds of individuals improve their credit score in order to purchase a home or start a business. A drawing will be held to give out free copies of financial books to attendees.

This program is free and open to the public. 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 – Misfortune on Cleveland’s Millionaires’ Row

Monday, March 7, 2016Misfortune on Cleveland's Millionaires' Row
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Alan Dutka will talk about his new book, Misfortune on Cleveland’s Millionaires’ Row which covers the unsavory dealings, shameful behaviors, and terrible tragedies hidden behind extreme wealth.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


Just what is a G.A.P?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Find out what the Geriatric Assessment Program is from Adrienne Green the Manager of Geriatric Evaluation, from Lake Hospital System and through the Council on Aging. Understand why you or a doctor may want this evaluation for your stay at home elderly family member.Join us with 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 James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Important Women of the Civil War Era: Clara Barton and Dr. Mary E. Walker—A Women’s History Month Program. In honor of Women’s History Month, this program will focus on two of the most interesting and important women of the Civil War era: Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross; and Dr. Mary E. Walker, the only female recipient of the Medal of Honor.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


Civil War Encore – Siege of Vicksburg, Spring/Summer 1863

Thursday, March 10, 2016Cannon
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

As the fighting in Virginia continues badly for the Union, Lincoln looks to the west for victories. A determined Grant doggedly pursues his objective to take Vicksburg, initially by battle, and then by siege. His persistence pays off when the city finally surrenders on July 4,1863. Presented by Scott Longert.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


March Computer ClassesComputer Class

 

Basic Computers – Tuesday, March 15th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No computer skills required.

Word 1 – Tuesday, March 15th from 6:30-8 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create and open a document, select text & change its formatting, and to save the Document.

Basic Internet Skills – Wednesday, March 16th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

Word 2 – Wednesday, March 16th 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.

Facebook Basics – Thursday, March 17th from 10-11:30 am – 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.

Basic Email – Thursday, March 17th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to use your email account. Send email, reply to email, send attachments, labels emails, and archive emails.

Pinterest – Thursday, March 17th from 6-8:30 pm – Learn how to browse and add pictures and websites to Pinterest, a social networking website for visual content.

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, e xt. 215 for more information.

 


Teas of the World

Tuesday, March 22, 2016Tea
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us to experience teas from around the world at this grown-up tea party with Sisters Tea Room. We will sample teas from different regions and hear about their history. Please bring your own tea cup or mug to the event. Registration is required–please call to register.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


Mindfulness and Meditation

Thursday, March 24, 2016Meditation
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Jill Jurcago, certified life coach, will teach a workshop on mindfulness and meditation. Registration is requested for this 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 James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Remedy Jane’s Homeopathic Medicine

Tuesday, March 29, 2016Homeopathic Medicine
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you curious about home-healing? Come here Dr. Jane Li-Conrad, aka Remedy Jane, discuss many different ways you can heal yourself and your family without the use of modern medicine.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


Container Gardening

Wednesday, March 30, 2016Container Gardening
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Shelley Baeslack, a Lake County Master Gardener, is coming to talk about Container Gardening. Come and learn the how to’s, why’s, where’s, and fun of container gardening. Is this is something you want to, can, or should do? Come and find out!

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


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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