Adults

Christmas Closings – All Branches

Mentor Public Library will be closed:happy-holidays

  • Sunday, December 23, 2018
  • Monday, December 24, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 25, 2018

All Mentor Library branches will reopen on: Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

 


Digital Resource Spotlight @ The HUB

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
6:00-7:00 pmeReading

Want to make the most out of your computer, tablet, or smartphone?
Join us at The HUB to discover all of the amazing and FREE digital resources available to you with your library card!

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Color Me, Headlands

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm! color

Looking for some quiet time? Join us for a calm evening of coloring at the Headlands branch. Bring the family and color! Supplies provided.

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online.

 


New Years Closings – All Branches

Mentor Public Library will: Party Hats

  • be closing at 5:00 on Monday, December 31, 2018
  • be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019

All Mentor Library branches will reopen on: Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

 


Makerspace 101 @ The HUB

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm or 5:30 pm – 6:30 pmMakerspace

Learn all about the incredible Makerspace services available to you with your library card! Join us at The HUB for an informational tour, complete with live demonstrations of our laser engraver, vinyl cutter, and more!

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information.

 


Color Me Calm @ Main

Thursday, January 3, 10, & 17, 2019
10:00 am – 11:30 am!Color

We’re back… Color me Calm with music and laughter. Maybe a nibble or two. Come and color your worries away for an hour and a half.

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War: Middle Creek @ Main

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmcannon civil war

The Battle of Middle Creek: January 10, 1862. An untested Colonel James A. Garfield led a newly formed brigade of 3,600 men into eastern Kentucky to repel an invading rebel army of equal size. Garfield’s victory earned him a promotion to brigadier general and set the stage for his election to Congress. This is an encore of a program originally presented in 2012. SPEAKER: 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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Customized Drinkware @ The HUB

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmGlass

Want to design your own custom drinkware? Use the vinyl cutter at The HUB to create a fun vinyl decal! Feel free to use one of our glasses or bring your own.  Attendee must be 18 Years or older.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Lose Weight Naturally @ Main

Monday, January 14, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:45 pmLose Weight Scale

With so many fad diets out there, how do you choose what’s healthy? Dr. Scott Gill of Morris Chiropractic will simplify the easiest, healthiest ways to lose weight naturally.

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


eReading: Getting Books for your Kindles & Kindle Fires @ Main

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmeReading

This lecture based class will describe how to check out books, magazines, and other materials 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 Garfield Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Holocaust Memorial Lecture: Surviving Auschwitz @ Main

Thursday, January 17, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmHolocaust Memorial

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


eReading: Getting Books for your Tablets & SmartPhones @ Main

Saturday, January 19, 2019
10:00 am – 11:30 ameReading

This lecture based class will describe how to check out books, magazines, and other materials 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 Garfield Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Laser Engraver Basics @ The HUB

Monday, January 21, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Image result for Laser Engraver

Learn the basics of using The HUB’s laser engraver at one of these informative presentations. Get inspired for your next project and walk away with an engraved souvenir! All ages welcome to attend.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Computer Classes @ Main

 

Basic Computers – Tuesday, January 22nd from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No computer skills required.

Word 1 – Tuesday, January 22nd 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 Internet Skills – Wednesday, January 23rd from 10-11:30 am – Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

PowerPoint 1 – Wednesday, January 23rd from 2-3:30 pm – ! Computer ClassLearn 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.

Word 2 – Wednesday, January 23rd 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 Email – Thursday, January 24th from 10-11:30 am – Learn how to use your email account. Send email, reply to email, send attachments, labels emails, and archive emails. We will use Gmail as our sample email program.

Facebook Basics – Thursday, January 24th 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.

Publisher 1 Thursday, January 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2013 to create flyers and other publications.

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 Garfield Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Soup-er Bowl Saturday @ Main

Saturday, January 26, 2019
1:30 pm – 3:30 pmSoup

Enjoy some delicious soup with friends on a cold winter’s day. Five – six local chefs/ restaurants will donate their favorite soups for attendees to enjoy.

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Vinyl Cutter Basics @ The HUB

Monday, January 28, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmImage result for vinyl cutter

Learn the basics of using The HUB’s vinyl cutter at one of these informative presentations. Get inspired for your next project and walk away with a vinyl souvenir! All ages welcome to attend.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Paint Night Starry, Starry Night @ Main

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmPaint

Encore performance! Back by popular demand. Learn to paint like Vincent Van Gogh with instructor Stephanie Royko. Cost per person is $20 to cover cost of supplies, payable at time of registration. Registration at Main reference desk. Eight participants required for event to take place.

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Color Me Concord

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
10:30 am – 11:30 am!Color

Join the Mentor Public Library staff for a relaxing morning at Concord. We will provide coloring pages, markers, crayons and colored pencils. Calming background music will be provided.

Come join us at the Concord Township Community Center 7671 Auburn Rd. Concord Ohio. Register at 440-639-4650.

 


DIY Natural Makeup @ The HUB

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmmakeup

Learn how to make your own blush, bronzer, and foundation with healthy ingredients. Recipes and supplies will be provided. Attendee must be 18 Years or older.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Color Me Calm @ Main

Thursday, February 7, 14, & 21 2019
10:30 am – 11:30 am!Color

Looking for some relaxing, quiet time? Enjoy coloring activities, listen to soothing music, meet new friends and munch on a cookie or two.

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


3D Printing Basics @ Main

Saturday, February 9, 2019
10:00 am – 11:00 am3D Printing Raise n2

Want to learn about the library’s 3D printer service? Do you want to 3D print something, but don’t know where to start? Librarian Mary P. will demonstrate MPL’s 3D printing services. We will also show you where to find to find cool and free designs to print. (FYI: We will not be designing anything, that’s a different 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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


League Park: Home of the Indians @ Main

Monday, February 11, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmbaseball

Author Ken Krsolovic will join us to talk about League Park, the original home of the Cleveland Indians.

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Bicentennial Mixed Media Extravaganza! @ Lake

Monday, February 11, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:00 pmMpl Logo

Join us at the Lake Branch to help celebrate Mentor Public Library’s 200th birthday! We’ll be designing & creating MPL/library-themed tee shirts with a variety of methods and techniques.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online.

 


The Friends of Mentor Public Library Meeting @ Main

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meeting of the Friends organization.

 


Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War: Chamberlain @ Main

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmcannon civil war

The Life and Legacy of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain has fascinated Civil War historians for decades. He began the war as a mild-mannered college professor in Maine, but by 1865 he was a brevet major general and chosen to receive the ceremonial surrender of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Computer Classes @ Main

 

Word: Flyers, Pictures, and Drawing Tools – Tuesday, February 19th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2013 to create flyers, manipulate pictures, and to effectively use Word’s Drawing Tools.

Excel 1 – Tuesday, February 19th 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, February 20th 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.! Computer Class

Excel 1 Wednesday, February 20th from 2-3:30 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.)

Excel 2 – Wednesday, February 20th from 6:30-8:00 pm  – Using Microsoft Excel 2013, learn how to 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.

Pinterest – Thursday, February 21st from 10-11:30 am – Learn how to browse and add pictures and websites to Pinterest, a social networking website for visual content.

Excel 2 – Thursday, February 21st from 2-3:30 pm – Using Microsoft Excel 2013, learn how to 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 – Thursday, February 21st from 6:30-8:00 pm  – Using 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 Village room on the lower level of the Main Library. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Photography class: Environmental Portraits @ Main

Saturday, February 13, 2019
1:00 pm – 3:00 pmCamera

Portraits taken of people and pets without the benefit or trappings of the studio. Real portraits taken in everyday situations that transcend the simple “record or snapshot”. The presentation includes many examples both before and after post-processing. Whether with available light or a simple added flash or reflector, these images will inspire you to see people images differently in your everyday captures.

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Concord Book Club @ Concord

Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Find your new favorite book for cheap at our next book sale.The Concord Book Club meets the third Thursday of every month at Concord Community Center, on Auburn Rd. in Concord. The February selection is Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

Come join us at the Concord Township Community Center 7671 Auburn Rd. Concord Ohio. Register at 440-639-4650.

 


Green Screen Basics @ The HUB

Monday, February 25, 2019
5:00-6:00 pm or 6:30-7:30 pmGreen Screen

Learn the basics of using The HUB’s green screen studio at this informative presentation. Get inspired for your next video project!

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Book Jewelry Workshop @ Concord

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
10:00 am – 11:30 amcrafts-1

Turn your favorite books into jewelry at the Concord Community Center! With necklaces and key chains, you can wear a good book anywhere! No need to bring anything – supplies will be provided.

Come join us at the Concord Township Community Center 7671 Auburn Rd. Concord Ohio. Register at 440-639-4650.

 


Fairy House and Garden @ The HUB

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
4:30 pm – 6:00 pmfairy house

Join us for a fun filled and imaginative craft at The HUB. We will be making fairytale houses and gardens! Enjoy making an exciting and mystical place of your own. Attendee must be 18 Years or older.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online.

 


Tuesday Topics: Cultural Gardens of Liberty Boulevard @ Main

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmGarden

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was originally named Liberty for a reason. It honored the young men from Cleveland who fought and died in World War 1. The gardens were planned as a path to represent the many cultures of our world who have come together in Cleveland. Today the gardens have grown tremendously, but it’s important to take a look at the beginning to understand the significant early years of these internationally recognized gardens.

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. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


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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