Adults

A Night of Jazz with the Four Clarinets

On Thursday December 18th from 7-8 pm, a local jazz ensemble will perform and discuss the arrangement of jazz music.

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.


Christmas and New Year Closings

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All Mentor PL branches will closed on Christmas Eve – Wednesday, December 24th.

All Mentor PL branches will be closed on Christmas Day – Thursday, December 25th.

All Mentor PL branches will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, December 31st.

All Mentor PL branches will be closed on New Year’s Day – Thursday, January 1st.


Monday University: Yoga 101

On Monday, January 5th from 6:30-8 pm, learn about the history of yoga, the current popularity of yoga, the health benefits, and also some simple poses even the newest of beginners can do. This class is for all skill levels, including those interested in “chair yoga”. Please wear comfortable clothing, as we will move around during the exercises. In partnership with Awaken Yoga.

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.


New Year, New You: 10 Steps to Healthy Weight Maintenance

Want to feel your best every day, have high energy levels and wake up feeling better than when you went to bed? On Tuesday, January 13th from 6:30-7:30 pm, Dr. Misty Morris of Morris Chiropractic will explore different aspects of health and nutrition and where we commonly make mistakes that can lead to weight gain and poor health. This candid discussion on health and losing weight offers a variety of easy, fun, and practical methods of shedding those unwanted pounds.

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 of the Civil War: Famous Ohio Regiments I

On Wednesday, January 14th from 12-1 pm, join James A. Garfield National Historic Site staff and volunteers at Mentor Public Library on the second Wednesday of each month for a new talk on “Major Battles of the Civil War!” This month’s program will look at the 23rd and 42nd 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.


eReading: Downloading eBooks to your…

Nooks - Tuesday, January 20th from 10-11:30 am - This lecture based class will describe how to check out a book onto your Nook or other non-Kindle device. Bring your eReader to this session to get help on using your device. If you have a Nook, Kobo, or generic eReader this session is for you.

Tablets & SmartphonesThursday, January 22nd from 10-11:30 am - 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. We will also quickly discuss QR codes. If you have a iPad, Tablet, or Smartphone this session is for you.

Kindles & Kindle FiresSaturday, January 24th from 10-11:30 am - This lecture based class will describe how to check out a book 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.

These programs are 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.


Building a Winning Résumé

On Wednesday, January 21st from 10-11:30 am, representatives from Ohio Means Jobs will visit to talk about how to build a winning résumé to get the job you want. Bring your resume along for some hands on advice from the experts.

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.


The Origins of the Final Solution

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Tuesday, January 27th from 12-1 pm, Dr. John Foster of the Adult Information Services Department will discuss the origins of Nazi racism and the crimes of the Third Reich.

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.


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 Francis 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.


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 will have an interior lobby box coming soon. 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 about their favorite books and the books they are currently reading.  The blog is updated with a new recommendation at least once a week.  Enjoy!

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