Learn how to use Legal Forms Library

Legal FormsLegal forms can be confusing. Attorneys can be expensive.

Consequently, it can be a pricey venture if you need help creating a will, affidavit or some other legal form.

Wouldn’t it be great if someone set up a database with different legal-form templates that people could view or even download for free?

Someone (or, rather, someones) did. It’s called the Legal Forms Library, and it’s one of the dozens of databases that Mentor Library offers access to for free.

There are thousands of form templates for all types of topics: divorce, bankruptcy, power of attorney, name changes, wills, estates and more. (So you know, you’ll need to click through to the Legal Forms Library from the Mentor Library site for these hyperlinks to work.) And you can view, download or edit all these templates for free. There are also completed samples that you can view as a PDF or Microsoft Word file. This can give you an idea what your finished form should look like.

There are also legal definitions and explanations for each form, so you can understand what you’re reading.

The forms available on the Legal Forms Library include forms drafted by attorneys for a particular legal matter, forms from public records and participating companies and attorneys. “Official” forms for many states are included, as well.

For more information, you can visit the FAQ section of the Legal Forms website.

A final disclaimer here: Mentor Public Library cannot provide legal advice. Users should consult an attorney in all serious legal matters.

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Ohio Means Jobs hosting Job Recruitment at Mentor Library

applying-onlineOhio Means Jobs is holding a job recruitment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 15, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

They will be filling more than 50 local Lake County jobs during the recruitment. Job applicants should bring resumes with them because employers may be on site.

Open positions include CNC press break operator, CNC milling programmer, maintenance supervisor, human resources assistant and more.

Those looking for more information can email Christina Dakis of Ohio Means Jobs at Christina.dakis@ohio.jfs.gov or call 440-350-2493.

Also, if you want more help in your career hunt, check out Ohio Means Jobs’ tips for writing a resume and searching for jobs online.

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Party like a Princess at Mentor Library

Lila coordinates her cupcake with her crown during the princess party at Mentor Library

Lila coordinates her cupcake with her crown during the princess party at Mentor Library

Every year, Mentor Library hosts a tea party in May. Two years ago, our theme was Pinkalicious. Last year, we had a practically perfect Poppins party.

This year we tried to top ourselves with a princess party!

Grace, Abby and Meghan stop to smile while making their magical mirrors.

Grace, Abby and Meghan stop to smile while making their magical mirrors.

We served the kids tea, finger sandwiches, and cupcakes while they made hennins (those conical princess hats) and mirrors (so they can ask who’s the fairest.)

We also played Princess Bingo and Pin the Kiss on the Frog.

Natalie tries to plant a lip print on the frog while blindfolded.

Natalie tries to plant a lip print on the frog while blindfolded.

And this is a library; so, of course, there was a story time. Ms. Mary and Ms. Kim from our Children’s Department performed Leah Wilcox’s Falling for Rapunzel.

Ms. Mary narrated and Ms. Kim performed Rapunzel.

Ms. Mary narrated and Ms. Kim performed as Rapunzel.

Even if you missed the party, there’s still plenty of fun to come. Check out the online calendar for more programs and events at all three of Mentor Library’s branches.

And visit our Facebook page for more photos from our Princess Party.

Emmie and Ellie share cupcake-stained smiles during our tea party.

Emmie and Ellie share cupcake-stained smiles during our tea party.

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Learn How to Get the Most out of your eReader at Mentor Library

Learn how to use your eReader to check out free books, movies and more at Mentor Library.

Learn how to use your eReader to check out free books, movies and more at Mentor Library.

Are you getting the most out of your tablet, or are you just using it to check email and play Candy Crush?

If you’re just using your device as an expensive paperweight, we can help you by turning your digital doodad into a repository for the books, magazines and even movies you love.

The Mentor Public Library is holding a series of free tutorials in Maywhere we’ll show you how to get the most out of your Kindles, Nooks, tablets, smartphones, Kobos or any other kind of eReader device.

And—I can’t stress this enough—these classes are free and open to everyone.

All the classes are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at our library’s Main BranchYou can register for them on the library’s website or by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.

The first session is Wednesday, May 6, and it’s specifically for those with Kindles and Kindle Fires.

The second session is Wednesday, May 13. It’s for people who want to learn how to check out library eBooks, audiobooks and other materials onto their tablets (including iPads) and smartphones.

The final session is Wednesday, May 27. It’s specifically for people with Nooks, Kobos and other types of eReaders but not Kindles, Kindle Fires, smartphones or tablets. If you want to learn how to download books to your Nook, this session is for you.

Mentor Public Library offers a lot of digital services that are always available, even when our buildings are closed; and you can use them from the comfort of your own home.

Once you know how to do it, you’ll be able to check out library eBooks, stream audiobooks and even watch movies (depending on what kind of device you use) on your eReader, smartphone or tablet from home.

No excuses: You’re never too old or old-fashioned (or too young, for that matter,) to learn something new.

If you’re pretty tech savvy and think you can figure out how to use your eReader without too much help, we’ve posted a bunch of how-to’s for each device on our website.

But if you want a little more help, feel free to register for one of our classes. Or you can bring your device to the library and one of our reference librarians will show you how to get the most out of it.

Besides, your eReader is more valuable as an eReader than it is as a paperweight that lets you play Candy Crush.

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Kids can enter Mentor Library’s ‘Loving Life’ photo contest

Kids, show us how you're loving life during our May photo contest!

Kids, show us how you’re loving life during our May photo contest!

The Mentor Public Library is holding a photography contest for kids from May 1 through 20; so, if you’re handy with a camera (or phone,) hit us with your best shot!

The theme for the contest is “Loving Life.”

Kids up to the age of 12 can submit a photo, but each child can only submit one shot. So make sure the photo you submit is your best.. And, yes, you can use any device—a phone, tablet, even a camera—to take your winning snapshot.

Between now and May 20, bring a printed copy of your photo (no bigger than 5” by 7”) to the children’s department of Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch or email it to marilyn.weiss@mentorpl.org.

All of your contest entries will be displayed in the children’s department; and, from May 20 until the end of the month, everyone can vote on their favorites.

The top three vote-getters will win a prize.

So get out there and show us how you’re loving life!

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