Adults

Dementia Series: Normal Behaviors

On Tuesday, September 2nd from 1:30-2:30, Lynn Hermensky, a registered nurse from Kemper House presents this series on Dementia. Learn to assist caregivers in identifying and dealing with “normal” behaviors associated with dementia. Identify what triggers these behaviors and what these behaviors are trying to communicate.

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: Music of the Civil War

On Monday, September 8th from 6-8 pm, join the Celtic Union band as they share stories, poems and music of the Civil War era. Registration begins August 25.

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.


Learn Online for Free – Computer & Cookies

Education is expensive but, if you are not looking for a degree, there are a number of free resources available on the web that can teach you a skill or about a topic. Come on Tuesday, September 9th 10-11:30 am, eat a cookie with us and learn about learning online — for free.  The library will provide coffee & cookies for participants!  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.


Major Battles of the Civil War: Sherman’s March to the Sea

On Wednesday, September 10th from 12-1 pm, join James A. Garfield NHS 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!” Union General William T. Sherman’s famous “March to the Sea” from Atlanta to the Georgia coast will be September’s subject. Program is free of charge; please make a free reservation by calling Mentor Public Library at 440-255-8811. 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.


Computer Classes

Basic ComputersTuesday, September 16th from 2-3:30 pm.  Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer.  No skills required.

Word 1 - Tuesday, September 16th from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create Documents. Create a Document, open an existing document, select text, change text formatting, and save the document.

Basic InternetWednesday, September 17th from 2-3:30 pm. Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

Word 2 - Wednesday, September 17th from 6:30-8:00 pm. Learn to use Microsoft Word 2010. We will be focusing on the Quick Access & Mini toolbars, line/paragraph spacing & alignment, margins, orientation, spelling & grammar check, Find & Replace, the thesaurus, and printing a document.

Get DigitalThursday, September 18th from 9:30-11:00 am. MPL has a number of different products/services that are available to patrons for free on our website. Learn how to use library web services to enhance your library experience.

Email BasicsThursday, September 18th from 2-3:30 pm. Learn how to use your email account. Learn how to send an email, reply to email, send attachments, label emails, and archive emails.

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


College Bound: College Prep 101

On Tuesday, September 16th from 6:30-8 pm, join Patricia Saddle of The College Planning Center, who will discuss the college search process. She will cover searching, applying, and financing the college education, as well as share some tips on how to make you stand out. Parents and teens welcome!

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.


College Bound: Financial Aid 101

On Thursday, September 18th from 6:30-8 pm, join a representative from LEAF as they teach how to finance your college education with scholarships, grants, and loans. They will explain the difference between these financial aid options and how they work, plus share some local financial aid possibilities.

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.


Closed for Staff In-Service Training

On Friday, September 19th, all Mentor Public Library locations will be closed for a staff in-service. We will reopen on Saturday 9am.


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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