Learn about computers by breaking one

MPL Information Technology Manager Andy Gunsch will lead in the deconstruction of a computer during the first Make-It Monday on February 17 at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

MPL Information Technology Manager Andy Gunsch will lead in the deconstruction of a computer during the first Make-It Monday on February 17 at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Deconstruction isn’t just for postmodernists.

Sometimes, the best way to learn how something works is to take it apart and put it back together.

People can get to know computers and other electronic devices inside and out during Mentor Public Library’s first Make-It Monday at 6:30 p.m. on February 17 at the library’s Main Branch.

“For our first Maker Monday, we are going to take apart computers and show people what the insides of a computer, eReader, printer and keyboard look like,” said MPL Reference Librarian Mary Pelton.

Patrons will not just watch as Pelton and MPL Information Technology Manager Andy Gunsch take apart electronics. They will participate and assist in the deconstruction.

“This will give people hands-on experience with computers and hopefully make them a little less intimidating to the average person,” Pelton said.

People can register for Make-It Monday on Mentor Public Library’s website, www.mentorpl.org, or by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 215.

Mentor Public Library will host five Make-It Mondays in 2014. Then next session will be in April when The Bicycle Hub will show people how to maintain their bikes after a winter of disrepair.

Later in the year, the library will host Make-It Mondays for interests as diverse as knitting and costuming.

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