Adults

Registration for most programs opens 14 days before the program.


 

Summer Reading 2019: Universe of Stories

May 22 – July 28, 2019

Adults & Teens

Get prize basket raffle tickets for every book you read or program you attend.

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Painting with Paint Chips @ Headlands

Monday, June 17, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmPaint

Let’s get artsy! Join us at the Headlands Branch to DIY some modern art with paint chips you get from the hardware store!

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

 


Laser Engraver Basics @ The Hub

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm  or  4:30 pm – 6:00 pm! Laser Engraved objects

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.

 


Tuesday Topic:Local Author Mary Dickman on Feeling Youthful at 91 @ Main

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mary Dickman has been many things in her 91 years: a private pilot, cook, carpenter, seamstress, artist, world traveler, mother, wife and grandmother. Now she’s the author of “The Legend of Mary Dickman,” which tells the tale of her uncommon life and how she continues to seek out new challenges in her tenth decade of life.

Dickman will discuss her book, life, and how she continues to feel youthful. Copies of her book will be available for sale and signing afterward.

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.

 


Wire Wrapping Crystals @ The Hub

Thursday, June 20, 2019
1:00 pm – 2:00 pmWrapping Crystals

Learn the basics of Wire Wrapping Crystals to create a unique pendant necklace.

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.

 


Untold Stories of Mentor @ Main

Thursday, June 20, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmMentor, Ohio (images of America Series)

Join us for an evening of Mentor history. Tom Matowitz, local historian and author of “Mentor,” will share some rare and untold stories of our community.

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.

 


Book Sale @ the Main Library

Saturday, June 22 & 23, 2019.  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 23, 2019.  11:00 am – 4:00 pmBook Sale

Used book sale in the Main Library’s Village Room on the lower level.

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.

 


Photoshop Elements 101 @ Main

Saturday, June 22, 2019
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn to use Photoshop with presenter, Steve Manchook. A primer in post processing. An introductory class explaining the basic tools everyone should know in this powerful and very affordable Adobe software. Learn the fundamentals of post processing after the image is captured. Basics covered will include: cropping, sizing, sharpening, color correction, layers, retouching and others. Class will include a PowerPoint presentation demonstrating the tools as they are applied to everyday photography.

Space is limited, please register by calling 1-440-255-8811 ext. #247.

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.

 


Craft it up: Parent & Teen Craft Night @ The Hub

Monday, June 24, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:00 pmcrafts-1

Parents and Teens get a time out to craft it up. Join us at The HUB on the last Monday of the month to create something awesome. Registration required.
June 24th: Bring in a favorite t-shirt you no longer wear to turn it into a wall display

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.

 


Vinyl Cutter Basics @ The Hub

Tuesday, June 5, 2019
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm or 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Make customized stickers that you can use to personalize your gear during a program at The HUB's makerspace on Tuesday, April 16.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.

 


Computer Classes @ Main

 

Facebook Basics Tuesday, June 25th 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.

Excel 1 – Tuesday, June 25th 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.)

Word 1 Wednesday, June 26th from 10:00-11:30 am – Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2013 to create and open a document, select text & change its formatting, and to save the Document.! Computer Class

Excel 1 Wednesday, June 26th from 2:00-3:30 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, June 26th 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.

Word 2 – Thursday, June 27th from 10:00-11:30 am – Learn to use the Quick Access & Mini Toolbars, line/paragraph spacing, alignment, margins & orientation, spell & grammar check, thesaurus, and how to print a document.

Excel 2Thursday, June 27th from 2:00-3:30 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, June 27th 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 James Garfield room on the lower level of the Main Library. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


College & Graduate School Fair @ Main

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:30 pmcollege

Information tables from area colleges – Featuring a dozen local colleges and universities in one location! All majors are represented – bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Experts will be on hand at 6:30pm and 7:15pm for a presentation on financial aid options for adults and graduate students. Fair sponsored by Cleveland Area College Consortium.

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.

 


Crafty Adults! @ Lake

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmCrafting

Each month we’ll explore and create a new craft. We’ll supply the materials and you supply the creativity. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your friends and get crafty! Registration is required. Attendee must be 21 Years or older.

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

 


Color Me, Headlands

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pmcolor

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.

 


Community Conversation – Stories of Opioids and Ohio

Thursday, June 27, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmConversation

Two professors from Ohio University, through a grant from Ohio Humanities Council, will hold a community conversation open to the public. Refreshments provided. More information to come.

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.

 


Baseball in Cleveland @ Main

Monday, July 1, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmbaseball

Get ready for the All-Star Game in Cleveland with a night of Cleveland baseball history and lore at Mentor Public Library. Authors Scott Longert (Bad Boys, Bad Times: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Prewar Years, 1937–1941) and Ken Krsolovic and Bryan Fritz (League Park: Historic Home of Cleveland Baseball, 1891-1946) will join us to talk about the history of the Indians and baseball in Cleveland. Come share your memories and celebrate one of America’s great baseball cities.

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.

 


Acrylic Suncatcher @ The Hub

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmsun-catcher

Cut out acrylic shapes using our Laser Engraver to create a beautiful Suncatcher. Acrylic, wood, and fishing line will be supplied. Attendee must be 21 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.

 


Headlands Sit & Stitch

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmSewing

Come knit & crochet with us! Bring whatever project you’re working on or look through patterns for inspiration. We have charity crafting ideas, as well as knitting needles and crochet hooks to lend to get you started. We can’t provide formal lessons, but feel free to ask questions of the group!

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

 


Independence Day – Library Closed

flagAll Mentor libraries will be closed on July 4th. We will reopen Friday, July 5th.

Mentor staff will be a part of the Mentor Headlands 4th of July Parade. Look for our staff and float at the parade (12:00-3:00 pm) and say Hello!

 


Washi Tape Vases @ Lake

Monday, July 8, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmwashi tape

Come to the Lake Branch to make a unique Washi Tape Vase. Perfect for your room, apartment or gift to a friend during the summer. Attendee must be 14 Years or older.

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

 


Meditation @ Main

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmMeditation

Part 2 of our Meditation series. (New mediators welcome.) What is meditation and how can it help you age in a healthy way? This fun and interactive program will teach you what meditation is (and what it isn’t), how to meditate, and its positive effects on the brain as we age. We will discuss different types of meditation available and part of class will be spent meditating together as a group! Chera Ihnat from Kemper House will be teaching this session.

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.

 


Custom Coasters @ The HUB

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:00 pmcoasters

Use The HUB’s vinyl cutter to design custom coasters and learn basic craft cutting techniques. 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.

 


Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War: Gettysburg @ Main

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmcannon civil war

The Battle of Gettysburg
The Union Army of the Potomac and Confederate Army of Northern Virginia battled in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from July 1-3, 1863. When the fighting ended, over 50,000 Americans had become casualties (killed, wounded, captured, or missing) in the Civil War’s bloodiest battle. Why did Robert E. Lee invade the North? How did the Union win the battle? Why is Gettysburg called the “High Tide of the Confederacy”? Learn all of this and more in this encore presentation of a program originally presented in 2013.

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.

 


Festive Fluid Art @ Headlands

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
5:00 pm – 6:30 pmFluid art

Come get dirty at the library! Fluid art (aka dirty pouring) is an art form that anybody can easily do. Come to the Headlands Branch to learn how!

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

 


Laser Engraved Wooden Garden Markers @ The Hub

Thursday, July 11, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmLaser Engraver

Engrave wooden spoons to create a garden friendly herb or vegetable marker.

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.

 


Happy 200th Anniversary Party for MPL @ Read Lawn

Friday, July 12, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm200 Years

Celebrate Mentor Public Library’s 200th Anniversary with art, music, food and fun. Help make a community mosaic of Mentor with Gail Christofferson of Animal House Glass.

Also, Tom Todd, the Amazing One Man Band, will be playing from 6:30 to 7:30. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, sit back and enjoy some summer and family music with a little bit of Jimmy Buffett. We will also offer cake and contests. Come one, come all!

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held on the Read lawn, just east of the Main Library. Parking is at the Main Library lot. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 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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