Make summer safe for your children

Learn how to keep your kids

Registered nurses will offer advice on summer safety during a special program on Tuesday, May 21, at Mentor Public Library.

Learn how to keep your little ones safe this summer during a special program at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at our Main Branch.

Two registered nurses from Baby Beginnings will offer advice on water and pool safety, car safety, sun burns, bug bites and more.

The program is free to attend and open to all. We only request that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

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Enjoy a masterpiece with our Classic Film Club

Maltese FalconYou deserve a masterpiece. So come enjoy one of the best films ever made when our Classic Film Club meets at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at our Main Branch.

This month, we’re watching The Maltese Falconstarring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor.

Enjoy the film (and the air conditioning), followed by a short discussion. We even provide the popcorn. Everyone is welcome and no registration is required.

By the way, if you enjoy classic films, then you’ll love Kanopy. It’s a digital service that we offer that allows you to stream films, documentaries and even TV shows from all-around the world. It’s like Netflix, but free.

You can stream classics from the Criterion CollectionA24’s remarkable filmography, or Kanopy’s stunning offering of documentaries from all around the world. Also, if you have kids or grandkids, Kanopy has a robust collection of educational and entertaining programs for families, including animated masterpieces from GKIDS.

You can watch online or use Kanopy’s app, which is available for free at the Apple and Google Play stores. Each month, you can stream up to 10 different films. It’s like having a free ticket to your own personal film festival.

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Library hosting free classes on computer, email & internet basics

button-2076_1280We’re hosting seven free computer classes this month at our Main Branch, including introductions to email, the internet and computers, in general.

The classes include:

  • an introduction to computersour most basic class—at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28. People will learn the basic skills they need to use a computer, no previous experience required.
  • Microsoft Word—Flyers, Pictures & Drawing Tools at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28. Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2013 to create flyers, manipulate pictures, and to effectively use Word’s Drawing Tools.
  • basic Internet skills at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Learn how to navigate the Internet. Participants will need to know how to use a keyboard and a mouse for this class.
  • Microsoft Publisher at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Learn how to use Publisher to design posters, flyers and more.
  • basic email skills at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 30. Learn how to send emails and attachments, as well as reply to other people’s emails.
  • introduction to Facebook at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 30. The hands-on class will demonstrate basic Facebook features and tips. Please come to class with your Facebook login information and password.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30. Learn how to create, format and save PowerPoint presentations.

All of the classes are free. However, registration is required; and, because space is limited, people will want to sign up as soon as possible. You can sign up by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

For more online learning, check out Niche Academy and Lynda. Both offer online video tutorials that are free with your library card.

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Perfect ‘Pinkalicious’ Party

Cayleigh and her mom celebrate Mother's Day at our Pinkalicious Party

Cayleigh and her mom celebrate Mother’s Day at our Pinkalicious Party!

Mothers, grandmas, aunts, daughters and sons celebrated Mother’s Day at our Pinkalicious Tea Party on Saturday.

Our tea party was inspired by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann’s popular picture books. The kids made wands, crowns, lip gloss and cupcakes (most of it pink!) They also got to enjoy tea and treats.

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Stream Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Tru TV & TBS shows for free with Hoopla

Adventure Time is on Hoopla. Come on and grab your friends!

Adventure Time is on Hoopla. Come on and grab your friends!

Tired of price increases from Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix?

Well, the price for Hoopla and Kanopy two streaming services we offer – hasn’t changed. (It’s still free with your library card.) Moreover, Hoopla has just added hundreds of episodes from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Tru TV and TBS shows that you can stream to your phones, tablets, computers and Smart TVs.

You can now watch episodes from all eras of Cartoon Network: classics like Dexter’s Laboratory, Ed, Edd & Eddy, Powerpuff Girls, and Samurai Jack; favorites like Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Regular ShowBen 10, and Codename: Kids Next Door; and newer hits like Steven Universe, OK KO!; and Over the Garden Wall.

You can also stream the first three seasons of Adventure Timeas well as its Elements, Stakes and Islands miniseries.

Adult Swim has added some of their most popular series to Hoopla too, including Rick and Morty, Venture Bros, Sealab 2021, Robot ChickenBlack Dynamite and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Finally, you can also use Hoopla to watch Tru TV and TBS hits like Adam Ruins Everything, Last O.G., Angie Tribeca, and Impractical Jokers.

And if none of this is your family’s speed, you can stream Great Courses lectures, Nova documentaries, BBC favorites, episodes of Sesame Street, Nickelodeon classicsDisney films, and dozens of other fun and educational TV shows from Hoopla, as well.

You get to borrow up to 12 items a month.

By the way, if you don’t know how to use Hoopla, we’ve made handouts and how-to videos to help. You can also ask one of our librarians how to use Hoopla the next time that you visit us.

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