Adults

Christian Author Linda Goodlin @ Main

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmFrom Across The Pond

Linda is a Christian Writer from Scottdale, Pennsylvania. She plays keyboard with a praise and worship band for a woman’s ministry called Magnificat. Her first novel “From Across The Pond” is based on the history of Tarrs, Pennsylvania and the immigrants who lived there.

Linda will talk to us about her religious and artistic journey, as well as read from her book. Books will be for sale at this event.

This program is 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.

 


Leading a Brain Healthy Lifestyle @ Main

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmbrain

Simple changes to your lifestyle can make a huge impact on your quality of life and perhaps decrease your chances of developing dementia. This program is great for the caregiver, or the adult who has slowed down somewhat and need to keep their mind active and useful.

This program is 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.

 


Color Me Cool @ Main

Starts Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Starts Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Were 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.!Color

This program is open to the public. The program will be held on the second floor of the Main Library in the Frances Cleveland Room. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online using the links above.

 


Karin Slaughter (Author Visit) @ Main

Friday, August 24, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmPieces of Her (Signed Book)

#1 New-York Times Best-selling author Karin Slaughter, whose beloved books are published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies in print, visits MPL for a one-time special event. Mentor Public Library’s Village Room will be open special hours from 6:00-9:00 PM on Friday August 24th to accommodate the program, which begins at 6:30.

Slaughter will discuss her writing career and her 18th novel Pieces of Her, her most heart-pounding standalone thriller to date. In addition to her work as a writer, Karin is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming.

Registration is required for this free event, and books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac’s Backs.

This program is 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.

 


Arthritis Lecture with Dr. Dr Patrick Hergenroeder @ Main

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmArthritis

Giving up the things you love because of arthritis pain? Meet Dr Patrick Hergenroeder for a conversation about solutions – from non-surgical treatment to minimally invasive joint replacement surgery.

This program is 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.

 


Travelin’ Man Band – Concert @ MOL

Saturday, September 1, 2018
2:30 pm – 4:00 pmTravelin Man Band

For the fourth year running, it’s The Travelin’ Man Band! Swing by the Lake Branch for this free concert and rock out to your favorite “oldies but goodies”. Registration is not required. Bring your own blanket or chair.

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

 


Personal Investing using Quicken Software @ Main

Wednesday, September 3, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmImage result for investing

Most people spend more time planning a vacation than their financial future. Ron Kolz will show you how to use Quicken for Windows to learn to take control of your money. Learn to base your investment plans on goal, age and risk tolerance, and keep track of your success financially.

This program is 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.

 


Watercolor Club (Adults) @ Lake

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmWatercolor

Join us at the Lake Branch as we explore the world of watercolor. Come to experience the joy of painting with other like-minded artists and art enthusiasts. No previous experience required. Registration is required. Basic supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

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

 


Monday University: Meet Louisa May Alcott @ Main

Wednesday, September 10, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmImage result for Debra Miller actress

Meet Louisa May Alcott, a woman known for her classic novel Little Women, but who was so much more than just an author. Debra Miller, a performer and historian, will portray Alcott in a performance set at the height of her success. Learn of the hopes, the heartbreaks and the experiences of Louisa May Alcott’s life from which she drew inspiration for her novels, short stories and poems. This theatrical presentation, written using excerpts from her letters and journals, allows Louisa May Alcott to speak to us in her own words; of her childhood, her experiences as a Civil War nurse, her struggles to support her family and the equal rights of all. Space is limited for this event. Please register to attend.

This program is 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.

 


Medicare Basics 2018 (Adults) @ Lake

Monday, September 10, 2018
6:30 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 a representative from Pelorus Financial. Bring your questions.

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

 


Vitamins and Minerals:How Much Do you Need? @ Main

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmVitamins

What vitamins and minerals does a person need as we age.Yes there are different needs at different ages. A representative from Kemper House will be here to help explain it. This program is great for the Senior as well as the Caregiver. Tips on recommended amounts of supplements will be shared with you.

This program is 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.

 


Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War: Last Surrender @ Main

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmcannon civil war

The Last Surrender: The Confederate Surrender at Bennett Place, North Carolina.
Most people think of Robert E. Lee’s April 9, 1865 surrender at Appomattox Court House as the end of the Civil War. But did you know that the war actually lasted another two weeks? The final large scale Confederate surrender took place on April 26 at Bennett Place, North Carolina. Come to this program to learn more about the real end of the Civil War!

This program is 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.

 


Stephen Markley Author Visit (Offsite)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pmOhio

Debut novelist Stephen Markley, Author of “Ohio” visits Lakeland Community College. Part of the Lake-Geauga League of Libraries Off the Page Speakers Series.
Location: Off Site Adult

This program is open to the public. The program will be held TBD. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.

 


The Alcotts’ World: American Transcendentalism @ Main

Thursday, September 12, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmLittle Women Logo 

Louisa May Alcott grew up in a household with a fundamental faith in human goodness. Her father, Bronson, was one of the most important figures in transcendentalism, a uniquely American tradition that helped to define our national culture in the 19th century and beyond. Dr. John Foster of the Adult Information Services Department will talk about Transcendentalism and the world of the Alcotts.

This program is 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.

 


Getting Started with Medicare @ Main

Monday, September 17, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 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 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.

 


Civil War Era Tea with Sisters Tea Room @ Main

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmTea

Come learn about the Civil War Era as part of our Little Women 150 Years Celebration. Sisters Tea Room will provide tea, snacks, and a speaker to discuss tea during this turning point in American History. Attendees are asked to bring their own tea cup to this event. There is a $5 fee for attendance, due at registration.

This program is 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.

 


Les Roberts Author Visit @ Main

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmThe Lake Effect (Milan Jacovich Series #5)

The author of the beloved Milan Jacovich series visits MPL for a special evening to discuss and read from his work.

This program is 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.

 


Little Women Movie Night @ Main

Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmmovie-camera-and-film-clipart-McLLdG7Xi

Continue our celebration of the 150th anniversary of Little Women by watching the Oscar-nominated film adaptation of her beloved tale. Popcorn and refreshments provided. The film is rated PG and families are welcome to attend. No registration necessary.

This program is 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.

 


Little Women with Geauga Lyric Theater Guild @ Main

Saturday, September 22, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pmImage result for Geauga Lyric Theater Guild

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott with a performance of the iconic story by the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild.
This timeless tale tells the story of the March sisters’ journey from childhood into adulthood during the Civil War. Follow their family through the ups and downs of their lives , their fierce loyalty to one another their bond to hold them together. Still relevant today, this tale may be 150, but it will resonate with you.  Please register to attend. This program is family-friendly.

This program is 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.

 


 Computer Classes @ Main

 

Basic Computers – Tuesday, September 25th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No computer skills required.

Word 1 – Tuesday, September 25th 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, September 26th from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

Word 2 – Wednesday, September 26th 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.! Computer Class

Facebook Basics – Thursday, September 27th 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 Email – Thursday, September 27th from 2-3:30 pm – 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.

Word: Labels & Mail Merge – Thursday, September 27th from 6:30-8 pm – Using Microsoft Office 2013, learn how to create mailing labels and preform a mail merge to create labels, envelopes, and form letters.

 

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

 


Small Business Panel @ Main

Thursday, September 27, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Garfield Room
Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Village Room Small Business

Presented by Lake County Business Development Group. This program is for small business owners and prospective startups. We will have a panel made up of business professionals in : Finance & Accounting, Banking, Marketing, Signage, and Corporate/ Website Images, Commericial Property & Rental, Insurance, and Job and Site Safety. Each specialist will do a five-minute presentation on their topic, then the panel will open for Q & A.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held in the lower level of the Main Library. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online through the link(s) above.

 


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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