Adults

Registration for most programs opens 14 days before the program.

 


Library Tuesdays @ Concord: Upcycled Books

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
10:00am – 11:30amBook art

Take old books and turn them into something new. We’ll practice book folding and creating crafts with book pages. Space is limited. Program presented at Concord Community Center by Mentor Library staff.

Come join us at the Concord Township Community Center 7671 Auburn Rd. Concord Ohio. Register at 440-639-4650.

 


Tales From Beyond @ Main

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pmmortality-401222_640

Explore the secrets of the Lizzie Borden murders, the sinking of the Titanic and more with professional magician Jim Kleefeld. Jim will bring a collection of artifacts collected over the years and present stories of mayhem, mental powers and the macabre. Registration begins October 1st.

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.

 


Handpainted Wood Clock (Adults) @ The Hub

Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:00pm – 6:30pmclock-1294634_640

“Fall Back” in time with your own personalized clock at The HUB. Ages 18+. Registration begins on October 3, 2019.

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.

 


Brad Ricca: Who was Mrs. Sherlock Holmes? @ Main

Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pmMrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation

Author Brad Ricca will introduce patrons to the incredible story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation’s greatest crime fighters during an era when women weren’t even allowed to vote. She was the first woman U.S. District Attorney and the first woman consulting detective to the NYPD. So why have we never heard of her?

Brad Ricca is the author of “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes,” nominated for a 2018 Edgar Award in Best Fact Crime. He is also the author of “Super Boys,” winner of the 2014 Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction. He teaches at Case Western Reserve University.  Registration begins Sept. 17.

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.

 


Posh Pumpkins (Adults) @ The Hub

Monday, October 21, 2019
6:00pm – 7:00pmpumpkin

Get in the Halloween spirit at The HUB! Stop by to create a beautifully jeweled pumpkin.  Ages 55+. Registration begins October 7th.

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.

 


Library Tuesdays @ Concord: A River Re-born: The History of the Cuyahoga River

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
10:00am – 11:30amImage result for Cuyahoga River

A River Re-born: History of the Cuyahoga River (A lecture by Tami Brown, Director of Artistic Production and Operations of the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.)

The Cuyahoga River famously caught fire 50 years ago on June 22, 1969, inspiring several songs and sullying Cleveland’s reputation for generations. But do you know the real history? Discover the ups and downs of our crooked river through the years and what the future holds in store.​

Come join us at the Concord Township Community Center 7671 Auburn Rd. Concord Ohio. Register at 440-639-4650.

 


Burlap Canvas Decor (Adults) @ The Hub

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
5:30pm – 7:00pmBurlap

Decorate your home with your next masterpiece! Use The HUB’s vinyl cutter to create a stencil and put it to use while painting a burlap canvas. Ages 18+. Registration begins October 8th.

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.

 


Ohio’s Wicked History: True Crime Author Jane Ann Turzillo @ Main

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pmTitle: Unsolved Murders and Disappearances in Northeast Ohio, Author: Jane Ann Turzillo

Hear stories of the wickedest Ohioans history has to offer: murderers, tricksters, train robbers, and more. Award-winning true crime author Jane Ann Turzillo will tell tales of Ohio’s wicked past. Turzillo is the author of several books documenting Ohio’s criminal past. Books available for purchase and signing. Registration begins Sept. 24.

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.

 


Computer Classes @ Main

 

Word: Flyers, Pictures, and Drawing Tools – Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 2-3:30 pm – Intermediate level class. Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2013 to create flyers, manipulate pictures, and to effectively use Word’s Drawing Tools. (Microsoft Word experience necessary.)

Excel 1 – Tuesday, October 22, 2019 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.)

Facebook Basics – Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 10-11:30 am – Learn how to use ! Computer ClassFacebook. 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 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 2-3:30 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, October 23, 2019 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.

PowerPoint 1 – Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 10-11:30 am – Learn how to create and run a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. Learn how to create a basic Presentation, provide basic formatting and background designs, and save the presentation.

Excel 2 – Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 2-3:30 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, October 24, 2019 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 Garfield room on the second floor of the Main Library. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Color Me, Headlands

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7:00pm – 8:30pm!Color

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.

 


Winterizing Your Car with Bill Snow @ Main

Monday, October 28, 2019
5:30pm – 6:30pmCar Care

Local mechanical Bill Snow will be here with hands on tips to get your car ready to survive another winter in northeast Ohio.

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.

 


Bad Art Club (Teens & Adults) @ Headlands

Monday, October 28, 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pmFresh Colors, our new art club for teens, has its first meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Come to the Headlands Branch as, each month, we explore new mediums & techniques that will help you express your creativity in new ways and give you permission to make something ugly or less than perfect. Making bad art is better than making no art at all!

Registration is required each month and opens two weeks prior.

Future Meetings:

 


Planning for the Future: Legal and Financial issues for People with Dementia @ Main

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
6:30pm – 7:30pmDemensia

This program is designed for diagnosed individuals and their family members who want to learn what legal documents are essential to manage family affairs and learn how to finance long-term care. Participants will have an opportunity to get their questions answered by an attorney who specializes in Elder Law.  Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s association.

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.

 


Crafty Adults! @ Lake

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pmCrafting

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.

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

 


DIY Fabric Pumpkins (Adults) @ The HUB

Monday, November 4, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pmpumpkin

Join us at The HUB and learn how to make an easy DIY fabric pumpkin. Ages 18+. Registration begins October 21st.

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.

 


Monday University, America’s Most Haunted: The Secrets of Famous Paranormal Places @ Main

Monday, November 4, 2019
6:30pm – 7:30pmhaunted-house

The Haunted Housewives share their ghost hunting adventures at some of the most incredibly active haunts in the United States. First hand accounts and in-depth research expose the dark side of these historic places. You may be surprised to learn of a couple right here in Ohio! Registration begins October 14

Presented by the Haunted Housewives, Theresa Argie & Cathi Weber

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.

 


Headlands Sit & Stitch

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pmknit stitch yarn

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.

 


Cut the Cord: Get Rid of Cable and Save @ Main

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
7:00pm – 8:00pmcord

(ENCORE EVENT, Last time sold out) Find out your options to get rid of cable and learn ways to cut costs. Discover how to get free TV, including using an easy-to-install antenna or free streaming video services. Find out your options for streaming video devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, or Amazon Fire TV Stick and what shows you can access with them, including live TV and sports. Find out which of the many streaming video services from Hulu, Sling, Netflix, to Playstation Vue and many more are best for you. Make sense of all the confusion of switching from cable to another service and the technical parameters needed to do so. Find out how much you can save! Presented by Joe “the Coupon Guy” Daugirdas. (This is a repeat of the July event.)  Registration begins October 16.

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.

 


Abandoned Cleveland @ Main

Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pmAbandoned Cleveland

Cleveland is a city that has gone through many ups and downs over its lifetime, with many areas abandoned in favor of progress. Photographer Jeffrey Stroup, author of Abandoned Cleveland, takes us on a journey through once thriving places to see what has become of them now. See through his photos what happens when nature takes over our abandoned structures. Registration opens October 24.

Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

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.

 


Cell Phone Photography Class @ Main

Saturday, November 9, 2019
2:00pm – 3:30pmphone Photography

A basic course exploring the advantages and limitations of the popular cell phone camera. This presentation is in two parts, the first half a primer on the technical aspects of the cell phone. The second portion deals with the aesthetic (artistic) aspects of image making including lighting, composition, post-production software, black and white conversions, and much more. Presented by Steven Manchook.

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.

 


Recycling Program @ Main

Monday, November 11, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pmrecycle

Learn how to be a better recycler. What can you recycle? What is off-limits?

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.

 


Tuesday Topics: Explore Your Story: Word & Movement @ Main

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pmWriting

As part of this special workshop, we explore how yoga and writing mirror one another, and the meaning-making that can result from the practice of both. Through a creative writing exercise, we will honor the past, revel in our current realities, and manifest the dreams we have for our futures. This will be followed by a yoga sequence that focuses on unlocking our creativity and overcoming mental blocks, a reflection on the process, and an opportunity to share. Class presented by Kristina Ambrosia_Conn.

No previous yoga or writing experience required, but PLEASE DO BRING A MAT.  Registration begins on Tuesday, October 29.

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.

 


Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War: Battle of Franklin @ Main

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
1:00pm – 2:00pmcannon civil war

On November 30, 1864, Union and Confederate forces clashed around Franklin, Tennessee as part of the Nashville-Franklin Campaign. Confederates under Gen. John Bell Hood conducted several frontal assaults against fortified Union positions and were unable to break through, leading to a major military disaster for the Confederacy. This is an encore of a program originally presented in 2014.  Registrations opens October 30, 2019.

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.

 


Color Me Calm @ Main

Thursday, November 14, 2019
10:30am – 11:30am!Color

Looking for some relaxing, quiet time?  Enjoy coloring activities, listen to soothing music, meet new friends and munch on a cookie or two.

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.

 


Fall Candle Lantern (Adults) @ The HUB

Thursday, November 14, 2019
5:00pm – 6:30pmCandle Lantern

Stop by The HUB to make a beautiful fall candle lantern. Ages: Adults   Registration begins October 3, 2019.

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.

 


1819: America in the Era of Good Feelings @ Main

Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Description to Follow. Registrations opens October 31, 2019.

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.

 


DIY Giving Plate (Adults) @ The HUB

Monday, November 18, 2019
5:00pm – 6:30pmcup-647998_640

Come by The HUB and make a Giving Plate using the vinyl cutter.

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.

 


The Garfield Family and MPL: A Conversation with Lucretia & James B. Garfield @ Main

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Join widow Lucretia Garfield (portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer, Lead Volunteer-JAGNHS) and her son, James R. Garfield (portrayed by Alan Gephardt, Seasonal NPS Ranger-JAGNHS), in 1910 as they reminisce about their roles in founding the Mentor Library. Registration begins October 29.

Discover the history of the library from the mid-1870s through the turn of the 20th Century while learning more about the various ways the Garfield family contributed to create a resource that “enriches people’s lives and fosters a vibrant and informed community through diverse resources, services, and programs” and ignites “curiosity, connections, and success.”

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.

 


Yellowstone Memories @ Main

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:35pm – 7:30pmyellowstone

Yellowstone was the first national park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. Our speaker, Tom Offutt, a frequent visitor to the park since 1947, will cover the women that made Yellowstone what it is today and include information about the wolf program. Mr. Offutt was a board member of the Yellowstone Association and Founding Member of the Yellowstone Foundation.

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.

 


Color Me, Headlands

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
7:00pm – 8:30pm!Color

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.

 


Give Thanks For All @ Headlands

Saturday, November 23, 2019
10:00am – 2:00pmthanks

Join us as we give thanks to family, friends & community with some fun crafts and activities. Walk-in program while supplies last. Fun for all!

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

 


Giant Size Fun! @ Headlands

Saturday, November 23, 2019
2:00pm – 3:00pmGame dice

Join us for some Giant Size Fun!  We will play giant versions of Snakes & Ladders, Tic-Tac-Toe, and Jenga!  Bring a friend.

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

 


Book Sale at the Main Library 9am – 4:00pm @ Main

Saturday, November 23, 2019  9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019  11:00am – 4:00pmbooks

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

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.

 


Bad Art Club (Adults & Teens) @ Headlands

Monday, November 25, 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pmArt Club

Come to the Headlands Branch as, each month, we explore new mediums & techniques that will help you express your creativity in new ways and give you permission to make something ugly or less than perfect. Making bad art is better than making no art at all!

Registration is required each month and opens two weeks prior.  For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online.

 


Get to Know your Pharmacist: Stay Healthy this Winter! @ Main

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
6:30pm – 7:15pmPharmacist

Cold and Flu season is upon us. Get best practices and tips for staying healthy this winter. Including vaccine information, the importance of knowing your community pharmacist as a health and information provider. Free pill divider for those in attendance (while supplies last). Presented by your neighborhood Meijer Pharmacists. Registration not necessary.

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.

 


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 at the Main Library. There is a drop box outside the main doors where items can be deposited. 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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