Adults

2016 Adult Summer Read

Summer Reading: May 26 – July 31

 


The Battle of Stalingrad

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmstalingrad

The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was one of the most savage of the Second World War. Fought in unimaginably harsh conditions, the Red Army’s victory over the Wehrmacht destroyed Hitler’s dreams of domination of the East. Dr. John Foster of the Mentor Public Library Information Services Department will talk about how the battle was fought and what it meant for the war and what came after.

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.

 


Eating for a Healthy Mind

Thursday, June 2, 2016
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Healthy Eating

Eating right can really help to keep your mind clear and help you focus. Kemper House will have representatives here to help you understand that what you eat can both hinder and help you to think better.

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.

 


I Was There: Eyewitness to World War II

Saturday, June 4, 2016
2:00 pm – 3:30 pmWW 2 Soldier

Combat veteran Bob Zonneville will talk about his experiences during the Second World War, including 21 months of combats and being present at the liberation of a concentration camp.

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: The Business of the Beatles

Monday, June 6, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmBeatles

Author Rick Iacoboni will join us for a talk on the many ways that the Beatles changed the music business for ever, not only through their music, but by doing business in a new way.

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: James A. Garfield

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

‘Trying to be a Radical and not a Fool’: James A. Garfield in the Civil War & Reconstruction. James A. Garfield served in the Union Army from 1861-63, then went to Congress a Republican. Learn more about Garfield’s life, his time in the Army, and his Congressional service during the critical postwar years of Reconstruction.

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.

 


June Computer Classes

 

Excel 1 Wednesday, June 8th 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.)Computer Class

Excel 2 – Wednesday, June 15th from 6:30-8:00 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Excel 2013. 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.

Excel 3 – Wednesday, June 22nd from 6:30-8:00 pm – Learn how to use 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, e xt. 215 for more information.

 


Health & Wellness on the Web – Computers & Cookies

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 amHealth

The Internet has tons of health websites available for you to peruse. But, what websites give you the most reliable information? We will be discussing reputable health and wellness websites which can be accessed with the Internet or your Library Card. Come have a cookie and learn about health information online.  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 James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Seniors Learn How to Avoid Exploitation and Scamming

Thursday, June 23, 2016
10:30 am – 11:30 amScam

Did you ever receive a phone call, letter in the mail, or email stating you have won a all expenses paid trip to Europe and all you need to do is send $500 boarding fees? Ptl. Colleen Petro Crime Prevention Specialist from Mentor Police Department will be here to speak on this subject, and many more. Don’t be tricked into giving up your hard earned money.

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.

 


 

Author Visit – Gary Schoeniger – Who Owns the Ice House 

Thursday, June 23, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Gary Schoeniger, co-author of “Who Owns the Ice House?” will discuss the life lessons of Clifton Taulbert, one of our nation’s most outstanding emerging entrepreneurs. Schoeniger captures the essence of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide.

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.

 


Boxing for Beginners at Title Boxing Club

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
6:00 pm – 7:00 pmBoxing

Located at Title Boxing Club, 7601 Mentor Avenue. Join us for a beginner’s boxing class! Join us at Title Boxing to learn all about this fun way to exercise. An instructor will teach the basics. Be prepared for a workout. Comfortable clothes are a must. Boxing gloves will be provided, or you can bring your own. Registration is required. Teens under 16 will require a parent or guardian to attend. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early at the location.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held at Title Boxing Club, 7601 Mentor Avenue. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


The 7 Wellness Secrets that will Change Your Life

Thursday, June 30, 2016
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmWellness

Join Dr. Misty Morris of Morris Chiropractic to learn the seven wellness secrets that will make your life healthier and happier. 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 James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Bird Watching with Lake Metroparks

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmBirdwatching

Bird watching, or birding as it is now called, is an enjoyable hobby growing in popularity in Northeastern Ohio. Come learn about the gear you need to start, where to go and what birds you may find on an local outing.

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.

 


Monday University: Storytelling

Monday, July 11, 2016
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmstoryteling

Ed Haney will delight with an evening of humorous tales.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held on the Read House lawn (next door to the Main Library). Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm! Cannon

The Civil War, American Exceptionalism, and Global Influence. What were the global impacts of the Civil War? How did the conflict impact the way Americans viewed themselves and their place in the world? What did the war mean for America’s rise as a regional and global power? Find out by attending this presentation!

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.

 


eReading: Getting Books for your Kindles & Kindle Fires

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmeReading

This lecture based class will describe how to check out an ebook 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 James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


eReading: Getting Books for your Tablets & SmartPhones

Saturday, July 16, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 ameReading

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

 


Blogging Basics – Computers & Cookies

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 amBlogging

Blogging is one way people share information and put thoughts and feeling online. In this session, we will be discussing the steps it takes to create and maintain a blog. We will also be looking at some of MPL’s librarian’s favorite blogs. So come have a cookie and learn about blogging!

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.

 


Tai Chi for Beginners

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmTai Chi

Ever been curious about the slow-moving exercise, Tai Chi? Join us for a beginners class taught by the experts from Family Karate of Mentor. Please remember to wear comfortable clothes, as we will be moving around a lot. Registration is required 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 Village Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


One Woman Musical

Thursday, July 28, 2016
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmMusical

Local talent Judy Crawford will perform highlights from the musicals Annie Get your Gun, Carousel, Oklahoma,and Showboat. Come and go down memory lane with some of your old favorites for the afternoon. Registration is 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. 215 for more information.

 


Medicare Basics 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmMedicare

Whether you need to sign up for Medicare or have had it for years, you probably have questions. Join us to learn details on how Medicare works. This program will be presented by Donald Glink from Pelorus Financial.Registration is 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 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 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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