Adults

Registration for most programs opens 14 days before the program.

 


Author Visit: Jill Grunenwald @ Main

Thursday, January 23, 2020
6:30pm – 7:30pmReading behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian

Author visit.  Join Jill Grunenwald, author of Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law and Life as a Prison Librarian. The talk will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase.

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. Registration begins January 9, 2020.

 


Super Bowl Snacks Showdown! (Tweens) @ Headlands

Saturday, January 25, 2020
2:00pm – 2:45pmamerican-football-311817_640

Hey tweens ages 9-12….  Come get in the Super Bowl Spirit with us at the Headlands Branch!  We will be tasting, guessing and ranking some crunchy Super Bowl snacks.  See if your favorites come out winners! Registrations opens on Saturday, January 11, 2020

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

 


Used Book Knife Block (Adults) @ The Hub

Monday, January 27, 2020
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Join us at The HUB to make a knife block using used books. Ages 18+.  Registrations open at 9:00am Monday, January 13, 2020.

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

 

Basic ComputersTuesday, January 28, 2020 from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No computer skills required.

Word 1 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 6:30-8 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2013 to create and open a document, select text & change its formatting, and to save the Document.

Facebook BasicsWednesday, January 29, 2020 from 10-11:30 am – 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.

Basic Internet SkillsWednesday, January 29, 2020 from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.! Computer Class

Word 2Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 6:30-8 pm – Learn to use the Quick Access & Mini Toolbars, line/paragraph spacing, alignment, margins & orientation, spell & grammar check, thesaurus, and how to print a document.

Basic EmailThursday, January 30, 2020 from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to use your email account. Send email, reply to email, send attachments, labels emails, and archive emails. We will use Gmail as our sample email program.

PowerPoint 1Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 6:30-8 pm – 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.

These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. The programs will be held in the Frances Cleveland room on the second floor of the Main Library. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Classic Film Club: Modern Times @ Main

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
1:00pm – 3:30pmmovie-camera-and-film-clipart-McLLdG7Xi

Attention movie-lovers! Explore the golden age of cinema with a different classic film at each meeting of this bi-monthly club. Enjoy the film, followed by a short discussion. Popcorn provided.  This month’s film is Modern Times (1936) starring Charlie Chaplin.

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 Family Game Night

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pmGames

Forgot how to play chess?  Want to learn a new game?  Just looking for something to do with the kids on a Wednesday night?  Join us at the Headlands Branch for a fun evening of board games for all ages!  No registration required, just drop in.

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

 


Friends of Mentor Public Library @ The Hub

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Quarterly meeting of the Friends organization.

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.

 


Reiki: An Introduction @ Main

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
6:30pm – 8:00pmReiki

Reiki (ray-kee) is a natural healing technique that uses a gentle laying on of hands or no touch. Come and learn how Reiki can help caregivers dealing with the stress of caring for aging or ill loved ones. It is also being used in the community for people with Alzheimer’s. Get information on how easy it is to learn to do Reiki for yourself, your loved ones and even your pets.

The talk will be followed by free sample Reiki sessions of about 7-10 minutes each for anyone interested (as time permits). Presented by Maggie Kimble, LMT, Certified Reiki Master & Aromatherapist. Please register in advance for this special event. Registration begins…  January 14.

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, February 5, 2020
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.

 


Back to Your Roots Genealogy Group (Adults) @ Lake

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
7:00pm – 8:00pmfamily-tree

Gather to share genealogy tips, exchange information and talk shop. Group meets the first Wednesday of the month. All genealogy levels are welcome. Basic computer knowledge is required. Registration is suggested.

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

 


Color Me Calm @ Main

Thursday, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020
10:30am – 11:30amcolor

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 MPL Commons on the 1st floor of the library. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Power Hour Yoga with Morris Chiropractic @ Main

Thursday, February 6, 2020
11:30am – 12:30pmFrog Yoga

Dr. Natalie of Morris Chiropractic will lead a beginner’s yoga session, explaining the benefits of yoga for your overall health and especially spine health. Please bring a yoga mat. All experience levels welcome. Registration begins January 23.

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.

 


Laser Cut Wooden Ring Box (Adults)  @ The Hub

Thursday, February 6, 2020
5:00pm – 6:30pm Ring Box

Join us at The HUB and get creative! Craft a unique little laser cut Wooden Ring Box for a special keepsake. Ages 18+   Registration begins January 23rd.

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.

 


Paint Night: Starry Night @ Main

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:30pm – 8:30pmpainter palatte

Registration taken at Reference Desk only.  Payment ($20) required at registration -cash or check only to cover cost of art supplies.  Open to first 12 people to sign up.

Back by popular demand, art instructor Stephanie Royko will teach you to learn the techniques of Vincent Van Gogh as you paint your own version of Starry Night.

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. Please come in to register.

 


Monday University: An Introduction to Depression @ Main

Monday, February 10, 2020
6:30pm – 8:00pmdepression

Have you experienced mood swings or angry outbursts? Are you not interested in things you once loved to do? When someone experiences loss, it is natural to be sad, but if these feelings impair your daily life, it could be an indication of depression.

Come hear Jennifer McClellan Johnson, MBA, MSSA, LISW-S, an Impairment Prevention Educator from the Cleveland Clinic discuss risks, symptoms and treatment options of depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Like any other disease, depression is treatable. Learn how you can understand your sadness and when to seek professional help! Registration begins January 28, 2020.

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.

 


Healthy Eating on a Budget @ Main

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:30pm – 7:30pmFood

If you’re sticking to a budget this winter, it can seem like a real challenge to eat healthy! Join Registered Dietitian Melinda Wivell, RDN, LD, to learn how she plans healthy meals while following a budget. We’ll talk about grocery store hacks, simple swaps and budget-friendly nutritious foods that can help you eat healthier without the hefty price tag. Registration begins January 28, 2020.

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 @ Main

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
12:00pm – 1:00pmcannon civil war

The Life of Abraham Lincoln (Encore). Abraham Lincoln is one of the most revered Americans who ever lived.  The sixteenth President of the United States was born dirt poor in a Kentucky log cabin and rose to the nation’s highest office.  Lincoln is the man most responsible for both the preservation of the Union and the abolition of slavery during the Civil War.  On his 211th birthday, earn more about his life and legacy in this encore of a program originally presented in 2013.  SPEAKER: Todd Arrington, James A. Garfield NHS.

Registrations open on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. 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.

 


Mason Candy Jar (Adults) @ The Hub

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
5:00pm – 6:30pm mason-jars

Join us at The HUB and get creative! Craft a little Mason Candy Jar for your special Valentine!  Ages 18+    Registration begins January 29th.

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.

 


Author Talk: The Hunt for the Last Public Enemy w. Julie Thompson @ Main

Thursday, February 13, 2020
6:30pm – 7:30pmThe Hunt for the Last Public Enemy in Northeastern Ohio: Alvin "Creepy" Karpis and his Road to Alcatraz (True Crime)

As an historian, Julie Thompson well understands the idiom, “The devil is in the details.” Now as an author, Julie brings to life the mysterious elements hidden away in the six-year detailed research she conducted on the personal and criminal life of Alvin “Creepy” Karpis – an exhilarating story which began for Julie just three miles from her own backyard. Julie will sign books following the talk.

The last public enemy no. 1 of the Depression era, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis reportedly compiled a record of fifty-four aliases, fifteen bank robberies, fourteen murders, three jailbreaks and two kidnappings. The lecture will include a live “train heist” reenactment.

Please register to attend this event. Space is limited. Registration begins January 23.

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.

 


3D Printing Basics @ Main

Saturday, February 15, 2020
10:00am – 11:00am3D Printing Raise n2

Want to learn about the library’s 3D printer service? Do you want to 3D print something, but don’t know where to start? Librarian Mary P. will demonstrate MPL’s 3D printing services. We will also show you where to find to find cool and free designs to print. (FYI: We will not be designing anything, that’s a different class.) Registration begins on 1/27/2020.

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.

 


Ohio’s Romantic Tragedies @ Main

Saturday, February 15, 2020
2:00pm – 3:00pmTragedy

Join Jim Kleefeld as he shares intriguing tales of love, romance and subsequent tragedy from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the era of an oft-mis-remembered past. Jim brings a collection of antique and unusual artifacts and will share the stories behind them. You will see and learn about a 1933 license plate, a strange wedding photo, a rich family that simply squandered away its fame and fortune, and more. Registration begins February 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.

 


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

Monday, February 17, 2020
7:00pm – 8:00pmcord

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 an Encore Event!)

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.

 


Maker Basics (Adults) @ The Hub

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
6:00pm – 7:00pmLearn how to use a Cricut Maker during a free introduction at The HUB's makerspace.

Learn how you can use The HUB’s newest creative technology – the Cricut Maker.  Simplify your next project with precision cut or drawn graphics! All ages welcome. Registration begins February 4th.

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.

 


Getting Started with Medicare @ Main

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pmMedicare

Registration begins… February 4. This program is designed to make Medicare easy to understand and to answer all of your questions. Presented by Laura Mutsko of Mutsko Insurance Services.

If you are approaching age 65, or going on Medicare for the first time, this is your opportunity to gain a basic understanding of how Medicare works and how it affects you.  You will learn what Parts A, B, C and D cover and what is not covered. You will learn the difference between a Medicare Supplement and a Medicare Advantage Plan. This class is designed to make Medicare easy to understand and to answer all your questions before you need to register for Medicare.

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 ToolsTuesday, February 18, 2020 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 1Tuesday, February 18, 2020 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.)

Excel 1Wednesday, February 19, 2020 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.)! Computer Class

Excel 2Wednesday, February 19, 2020 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.

Facebook Basics Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 10-11:30 am – 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 2Thursday, February 20, 2020 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 3Thursday, February 20, 2020 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 Frances Cleveland room on the second floor of the Main Library. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online.

 


Mardi Gras Celebration @ Lake

Monday, February 24, 2020
3:00pm – 7:00pmMardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Lake Branch. Make a mask, do a scavenger hunt, create a beaded necklace and eat pancakes. No Registration Required. All ages.

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

 


Bad Art Club (Adults) @ Headlands

Monday, February 24, 2020
6:00pm – 7:30pmCrafty Pop Up

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.

 


eReading: Getting Books for your Tablets & Smart Phones (Adults) @ Lake

Monday, February 24, 2020
6:30pm – 8:00pmeReading

This lecture based class will describe how to check out books, magazines, and other materials onto your device. Bring tablet or smartphone to this session to get help on using your device.  Registration starts February 10, 2020. Lake Branch.

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

 


Tuesday topics: Cleveland’s Union Terminal @ Main

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
6:30pm – 7:30pmImage result for terminal tower cleveland

In the 1930s, Cleveland saw terrific change. In spite of the Great Depression, our city held on with jobs and progress. Much of this progress was tied to the building of the Terminal Tower by the Van Sweringen brothers. These brothers had a future vision of Cleveland that hinged on its success as a railroad terminal. They saw a future in rail shipping and made certain that Cleveland was positioned to benefit from the building of a big, new terminal that welcomed commerce and personal travel. Tonight we’ll show you some of the fascinating aspects of the Tower and the brothers who built it – along with the railroads that used this shiny, new terminal! Presented by Rebecca McFarland and Tom Pappas. Registration begins…February 4, 2020

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.

 


Books and Yoga (Adults) @ Lake

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
2:00pm – 3:00pmFrog Yoga

Take time out of your busy day and enjoy a relaxing yoga session. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat or beach towel. Darlene Kelbach is the yoga instructor.

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

 


Headlands Family Game Night

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm

GamesForgot how to play chess?  Want to learn a new game?  Just looking for something to do with the kids on a Wednesday night?  Join us at the Headlands Branch for a fun evening of board games for all ages!  No registration required, just drop in.

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

 


Clearing the Clutter in Your Life @ Main

Thursday, February 27, 2020
6:30pm – 8:00pm box

Calm the chaos and clutter in your life with professional organizer Christina Hidek. As owner of Streamlined Living, Christina has been vanishing clutter in homes and offices since 2011. Learn her best advice for how to cut the clutter and streamline your life! Registration begins January 30.

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.

 


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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