Adults

2016 Adult Summer Read

Summer Reading: May 26 – July 31

 


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.

 


National Coloring Day-Stress Free Zones

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
9:00 am – 3:00 pmcolor

In celebration of National Coloring Day the Mentor Public Library will provide bookmarks and coloring sheets in Adult, Young Adult and Children’s areas to color and take home. While supplies last. All are welcome.

This program will be held on the MPL Commons Area on the 1st floor of the Main Library.


Get Calm Color On

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 amcolor

In celebration of National Coloring Day we are bringing back Adult Coloring. Coloring pages and supplies will be available for your use. Coffee, and or seasonal drink will be provided. So come join us or come back your seats are waiting, follow the sound of soft music you will find us. Call in registration only 440-255-8811.

This is a 6 week program.  We will be meeting 8/2, 8/9, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, and 9/13.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held on the second floor of the Main Library in the Frances Cleveland Room. Register by calling the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


The Battle of the Bulge

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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: Canning and Preserving

Monday, August 8, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Canning
Judi Strauss will present of techniques for preserving your summer harvest.

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: Photography

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm! Cannon

Civil War Photography, Part II
Photography was still in its early stages during the war, but the images the war produced have shaped and haunted us since. Learn about the history of photography and the men who brought us some of the most famous photos in our history. (Part I was presented in August 2015.)

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 the Wilderness

Thursday, August 11, 2016
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm! Cannon

Determined to defeat Lee’s army, Grant begins his “Overland Campaign” in May 1864 with a march on Richmond. Lee accommodates Grant’s desire for battle by surprising him in “The Wilderness”. Lee’s bold move gives him equal odds against an army twice his size.
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 James R. Garfield Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Google Tips and Tricks – Computers & Cookies

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 amcookies

Google is the most popular search engine out there, but most people do not use it to its full capacity. Come have a cookie and learn tips and tricks to make your searching experience easier and more fruitful.  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.

 


Getting Started with Medicare 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
5:00 pm – 8:00 pmMedicare

Are you approaching age 65, or going on Medicare for the first time? This is your opportunity to see how it works with our guest speaker Laura Mutsko from Mutsko Insurance of Mentor. Bring 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 Village Room. Register online or call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


Tea From your Garden

Saturday, August 20, 2016
1:00 pm – 2:00 pmtea

Sarah Hurt, Herbalist, tea designer, and owner-operator of Sage and Spice Botanical, LL C from Cleveland, will speak on making teas from the herbs you grow right in your kitchen window or out your back door. It is time to harvest so learn how to make some good use of those fragrant healthful plants you have been babying all summer.

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.

 


Friends of Mentor Library $5 Bag Sale

Saturday, August 20, 2016
9:00 am – 4:30 pmBooks

Book sale open to the public at the Read House, just east of the Main Library. Parking is at the Main Library lot.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held at the Read House next to the Main Library. Parking is in the Main Library’s lot. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 for more information.

 


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

Thursday, August 25, 2016
6:30 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.

 


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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