Adults

Unlocking Social Security

Curious about Social Security? Join the Social Security Administration on Wednesday, January 28th from 12-1:30 pm, to learn how to unlock all the secrets of it. We’ll cover when to retire and social security benefits, spousal benefits, tax strategies, and more! Registration for this event is requested, and patrons are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy.

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: Brancato; Mafia Street Boss

On Monday, February 2nd from 6:30-8:00 pm, delve into the secret life of one of Ohio’s most feared personalities and a lynchpin in the Sicilian underworld–Frank Brancato, as told by his grandson Frank Monastra. Registration is required and begins January 19.

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.


Master Gardeners – Plants for Winter Interest

On Wednesday, February 4th from 2-3 pm, a speaker from the Master Gardeners will talk about Plants for Winter Interest. Winter is the time to show off your garden. The slide series and lecture is sure to inspire you to turn your flat white view into a winter fairyland.

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.


February Computer Classes

Basic ComputersTuesday, February 10th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No computer skills required.

Word 1Tuesday, February 10th 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.

Facebook BasicsWednesday, February 11th 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 Internet SkillsWednesday, February 11th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

Word 2Wednesday, February 11th 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.

Basic EmailThursday, February 12th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to use your email account. Send email, reply to email, send attachments, labels emails, and archive emails.

Publisher 1Thursday, February 12th from 6:30-8:00 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2010.

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, ext. 215 for more information.


Major Battles and Issues of the Civil War: Famous Ohio Regiments II

Join James A. Garfield National Historic Site staff and volunteers at Mentor Public Library on the Wednesday, February 11th from 12-1 pm for a new talk on “Major Battles of the Civil War!” This month’s program will look at the 7th and 19th Ohio Regiments. 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.


Windows 8 – Computer & Cookies

On Tuesday, February 17th from 10-11 am, come into the library, have a cookie and learn about Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system . Discover what features Windows 8 has and tips and tricks for using it. 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.


Medicare Basics

Whether you are new to Medicare or have had it for years, most people have questions. Come join us on Tuesday, February 17th from 6-7:30 pm to learn details about how Medicare works. This program will be presented by Donald Glink from Pelorus Financial.

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.


Computer Use for Job Seekers

Representatives from Ohio Means Jobs will visit the library on Wednesday, February 18th from 10-11:30 am to talk about how you can maximize the effectiveness of your job search using the internet and internet-based resources.

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.


Tasty Tuesdays

In this monthly event, participants will have a chance to try different foods and discuss. It’s like a book club for your mouth. On Tuesday, February 24th from 7-8:30 pm we will be discussing Chocolate. Registration is required and begins February 10.

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: Women of Aviation

Come to the library on Monday, March 2nd from 6:30-8 pm and join Connie Luhta of the International Women’s Air and Space Museum as we learn about the history of the women of aviation. Registration is required and begins February 16.

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.


Master Gardeners – Perennials for Non-Stop Color

On Wednesday, March 4th from 2-3 pm, a speaker from the Master Gardeners will talk about Perennials for Non-Stop Color. Your garden can be colorful all year long. This presentation will demonstrate season of color and give planting and care suggestions.

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.


Basic Drawing

Would you like to learn how to sketch and draw? Sandy D’Amico will teach beginner’s the basics in this 4 week class. Classes will be held on from 1-3 pm on Thursday, March 3, 12, 19, and 26. Students must be able to attend all 4 sessions.

Students are encouraged to bring their own supplies (9 x 12 pad of drawing paper, a kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener, tin of 12 hard graphite pencils ( 9H -B ) and a 12″ or 6″ ruler), as the library has a limited supply.  Registration begins February 19.

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. Please call the library to register at 440-255-8811 ext. 215 or for more information.


Dementia Series: Combative Behavior

All behaviors are a form of communication. On Monday, March 9th from 6:30-7:30 pm, a speaker from Kemper House will show you how to to identify common triggers and early signs of combative behavior and apply strategies to prevent or modify potential combative behavior.

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: Lee Breaks Out 

Join James A. Garfield National Historic Site staff and volunteers at Mentor Public Library on Wednesday, March 11 from 12-1 pm, for a new talk on “Major Battles of the Civil War!” This month’s program will discuss the end of the Petersburg Siege and the road to Appomattox. 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.


Music Online – Computer & Cookies

Do you like listening to music? Do you know how to legally get music off of the Internet? Come to the library on Tuesday, March 17th from 10-11 am, have a cookie, and learn how to listen to and obtain music online. 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.


Interviewing to Win

Want to stick that interview and get the job you want? Representatives from Ohio Means Jobs will visit the library on Wednesday, March 18th from 10-11:30 am to talk about tips and trick for putting your best foot forward and avoiding pitfalls in the interview process.

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.


A Night with Clara Bartonbarton

In celebration of Women’s History Month, on Thursday, March 26th from 6:30-7:30 pm, Carol Starre-Kmiecik will perform a one woman show about Civil War Nurse and Founder of the Red Cross, Clara Barton.

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.


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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