Adults


Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow

Thursday, August 25, 2016
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmtime

Sharona Hoffman is the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law, professor of bioethics, and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Professor Hoffman is the author of the book “Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow”. She will present to you information on how to prepare yourself for the future no matter what age you are it is never to early or too late to become prepared. A time for questions and a book signing will follow her 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 Village Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Jazzercise for Beginners

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
6:00 pm – 7:00 pmExercise

Ever want to try out Jazzercise? Join us at the library for a beginners class! An instructor from Jazzercise Mentor will lead the class. We will be moving a lot, so please remember to dress comfortably. Registration is required for this class.

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.

 


Windows 10 – Computers & Cookies

Saturday, September 10, 2016cookies
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.

 


Monday University: Forgotten Champions — The Cleveland Rams

Monday, September 12, 2016
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Local historian Dennis Sutcliffe will present the history of the Cleveland Rams and the origins of pro football in Cleveland.

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: Rutherford B. Hayes

Wednesday, September 14, 2016File:Presidents Rutherford B Hayes.jpg
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Life of President Rutherford B. Hayes
Before he was the 19th President of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes was a decorated Union general of the Civil War. Join a representative of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center (Fremont, Ohio) for a program about the life and service of General Hayes.

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.

 


Are We There Yet?

Thursday, September 15, 2016Memory
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Do you find that you are repeating yourself? Are your family members telling you “Okay, we understand already. You have told us 5 times in the last hour.” Do you find you don’t remember saying anything at all? Staff of Kemper House will help you understand why you or mom are doing this. Could it be as simple as the medication you are on? Or is it sign of a real problem. Come with 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.

 


Civil War Encore – Battle of Cold Harbor

Thursday, September 15, 2016! Cannon
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Lee’s entrenchments at Spotsylvania and North Anna force Grant to concede both grounds and continue south in an effort to get between Lee and Richmond. Lee’s smaller army outraces Grant to a small crossroads outside Richmond, where Grant experiences his worst defeat of the campaign.  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.

 


Computer Classes @ Main

Basic Computers – Tuesday, September 20th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No computer skills required.! Computer Class

Publisher 1 Tuesday, September 20th from 6:30-8:00 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2013 to create flyers and other publications.

Facebook Basics – Wednesday, September 21st 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 Skills – Wednesday, September 21st from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

Word 1 – Wednesday, September 21st from 6:30-8 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2013 to create and open a document, select text & change its formatting, and to save the Document.

Basic Email – Wednesday, September 22nd from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to use your email account. Send email, reply to email, send attachments, labels emails, and archive emails.

Word 2 – Wednesday, September 22nd 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.

Pinterest Tuesday, September 27th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to browse and add pictures and websites to Pinterest, a social networking website for visual content.

Excel 1 – Tuesday, September 27th 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.)

Facebook Basics Wednesday, September 28th from 2-3:30 pm – 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.

Excel 2 – Wednesday, September 28th 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.

PowerPoint 1 – Thursday, September 29th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to create and run a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. Learn how to create a basic Presentation, provide basic formatting and background designs, and save the presentation.

Excel 3 – Thursday, September 29th 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.

 


Chair Yoga

Tuesday, September 27, 2016! Yoga Frog
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Whether you are unable to do traditional yoga, or just looking for a new way to mix up your exercise routine, chair yoga may be for you. An instructor from Awaken Yoga will be here to teach us how to practice yoga while sitting. Please bring a yoga mat and/or towel to the program. Registration is required. Space is limited.

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.

 


What is Reiki?

Thursday, September 29, 2016Reiki
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

A Reiki practitioner Anne Ondrey from Awaken Yoga will be here to give a presentation on the art of “universal life energy”. A natural form of healing ones self and a form of stress relief.

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 – Criminals: Born or Bred?

Monday, October 3
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmCriminals

Are some people just made as criminals? There have been many studies dedicated to this idea, with a lot of different theories. Come hear retired Criminal Justice professor Kathy Steinbeck discuss the science behind these theories, including the different methods historically used to identify criminals. You be the judge on which seems most plausible. Please register to attend.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


Medicare Basics 2016

Tuesday, October 4
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

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.

 


OMJ Recruitment Event

Wednesday, October 5
4:00 pm – 6:00 pmJob

Bring your resume and meet with representatives from Ohio Means Jobs who will be looking to fill positions with Lake County. You do not need to register to attend 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. For more information call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215.

 


The Fall of Berlin

Wednesday, October 5
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmBerlin

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


College Financial Aid Planning

Tuesday, October 11
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmFinancial Aid

Join the experts from LEAF (Lake/Geauga Education Assistance Foundation) as they demystify the college financing process.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War: Evolution of the U.S. Navy

Wednesday, October 12
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmNavy

The Evolution of the U.S. Navy from the Civil War to the “Steel Navy”
The Civil War saw the rise of the first “ironclads,” and by the time James A. Garfield was President he hoped to build a Navy of steel warships. Learn more about the evolution of the Navy from wooden ships to the “steel Navy” of the Garfield/Arthur period.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


Get Calm Color On

Thursday, October 13
10:00 am – 11:30 am  or  1:00 pm to 2:30 pm!Color

Relaxing Adult Coloring.Coloring pages and supplies will be available for your use. Coffee, and tea will be provided. So come join us or come back your seats are waiting, follow the sound of soft music you will find us.

These programs are free and open to the public. The programs will be held on the second floor of the Main Library in the Frances Cleveland Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Civil War Encore – Siege of Petersburg

Thursday, October 13
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm! Cannon

Abandoning the battlefield at Cold Harbor, Grant moves his army south to Petersburg in a surprise attempt to get around Lee. Petersburg is saved by P.G.T. Beauregard’s brilliant defensive maneuvers as Lee arrives late. Unable to dislodge Lee, Grant besieges the city, a strategy that will take nine months. Presented by David Lintern.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


Was that Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis?

Tuesday, October 18
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmjacqueline-kennedy

Enjoy an evening with a one woman show staring Carol Starre-Kmiecik as Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis

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.

 


WhoDunnit? Cleveland Edition

Thursday, October 20
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmWhodunit

Join us for a life-sized game of Clue, Cleveland style. The key to the First Bank of Cleveland has been stolen! There are six suspects with motive to steal the key. Travel from room to room, including popular Cleveland area attractions, as you hunt for clues. If your team discovers who took the key and where they took it to, you win the game! Registration is required for this event. Families are encouraged to attend.

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.

 


Lose Weight Healthy and Naturally

Tuesday, October 25
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmLose Weight

Join Dr. Misty Morris of Morris Chiropractic to learn the best practices to lose weight healthy and naturally. We’ll learn tips to make losing weight simpler, as well as effective. Please register 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 Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Great Depression

Thursday, October 27
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmBaseball

Author Scott Longert will discuss his new book, “No Money, No Beer, No Pennants” a lively history of the ups and downs of a legendary team and its iconic players as they persevered through internal unrest and the turmoil of the Great Depression. Books will be available for purchase.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

 


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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