Adults

Upcoming events at Main, Lake, Headlands, & The HUB!

 

Registration for most programs opens 14 days before the program.

A number of program videos from the library can be found online on MPL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

 


All Booked Up with Cailey and Meg @ Online

Saturday, July 24, 2021
12:00pmPenguin holding books

Each week, get 4-6 book recommendations from MPL librarians Cailey and Meg. We’ll rotate between teen and adult books each week, with a different theme for our recommended reads. This week’s theme is

View on the library’s Facebook or YouTube page.

 


Medicare Basics

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
6:00pm – 7:30pmStethoscope on a pile of blank medical forms.

Join us to learn details on how Medicare works. This program will be presented by Andrew Preston from Pelorus Financial Group.

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 June 28.

 


Decorative Paper Wall Flower (Adults) @ The Hub

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
5:00pm – 6:30pmDecorative Paper Wall Flower

Ages 18+. Join us at The HUB for a little crafty fun! Learn how to make a large Paper Wall Flower!

Session available July 21st and July 28th. Patrons may sign up for one session.

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 using the links above. Registration begins June 23.

 


Leonardo da Vinci: Through the Eyes of the Artist @ Online

Thursday, July 15, 2021
Rescheduled for Wednesday, July 28, 2021

6:30pm – 8:00pm Leonardo da Vinci: Through the Eyes of the Artist

Registration begins June 17. Learn all about the man who was the embodiment of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci. Artist, inventor, and amateur scientist, his influence can be seen for generations. Hear his amazing story, presented by art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman.

“People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” -Leonardo da Vinci

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins June 17. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email at the time of registration. Please check your “Spam” folder if you do not see the email.

 


Teen Pop Culture Trivia @ Lake Lawn

Thursday, July 29, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmA pile of questions marks.

Think you know a lot about Pop Culture? Stop by the Lake Branch for some trivia! We will have several questions on various topics such as Mythology, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Superheroes and more! The winner will receive a prize. Ages 11-18 only.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins July 15th.

 


Backyard Stewardship for Beginners: Protecting Our Littlest Neighbors (Teen & Adults) @ Online

Monday, August 2, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmBackyard Stewardship for Beginners: Protecting Our Littlest Neighbors

From pollination to decomposition, insects and spiders are vital to the health of both human and natural systems. In this session, you’ll learn how to protect and preserve bugs in your own backyard through sustainable land stewardship. Our conversation will be centered around six simple conservation practices that you can get started with right away. We’ll move beyond just planting native to include other important stewardship activities including reducing light pollution, eliminating invasive plants, and practicing integrated pest management in place of preemptive pesticide application. Presented by Danae Wolfe, macro photographer, conservation educator, and founder of Chasing Bugs.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins July 19. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email at the time of registration. Please check your “Spam” folder if you do not see the email.

 


Lake County Reads: Author Jess Walter @ Online

Thursday, August 5, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pm The Cold Millions

In cooperation with the League of Libraries, best-selling author Jess Walter will join us for a discussion of his latest book, The Cold Millions. Please follow the link below to register: https://bit.ly/2TEIruV

For more information on Lake County Reads, visit www.leagueoflibraries.org

 


Upcycled Magazine Crafts (Teen & Adults) @ Main Lawn

Friday, August 6, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Turn old magazines into amazing new creations! We will supply ideas, instructions, and all the materials needed to get crafty. For Teens (grades 7-12) and Adults. This will be an in-person program, taking place on the Main Branch Lawn. Registration is required.

This program is free and open to the public. The program will be held on the Main lawn, just east of the Main Library. Parking is at the Main Library lot. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online. Registration begins July 23, 2021.

 


“Meet Us in the Garden” – Fall Vegetable Gardening @ Main

Saturday, August 7, 2021
10:00am – 11:30amPile of vegetables - tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, and yellow, red, and green peppers.

AM Fall Vegetable Gardening – Don’t abandon your veg garden just because the tomato production is waning. There is still lots to do in the garden. With a little planning, you can harvest well into winter. But, if you are done, there is still preparation to make next year’s garden even better. Let’s explore how to extend your season through protection and planting schedules as well as what to do now to have a better garden next year.

Join the Lake County Master Gardeners in their monthly series of gardening talks.  Free and open to the public! Please register with the Master Gardeners at MGVLakeCounty@gmail.com or call with questions at 440-853-2625.

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.

 


All Booked Up with Cailey and Meg @ Online

Saturday, August 7 & 21, 2021
12:00pmPenguin holding books

Each week, get 4-6 book recommendations from MPL librarians Cailey and Meg. We’ll rotate between teen and adult books each week, with a different theme for our recommended reads. This week’s theme is

View on the library’s Facebook or YouTube page.

 


Appy Hour @ Online

Monday, August 9, 2021
5:00pm – 5:30pmSmartphone with screen covered with apps.

Finding it difficult to keep up with never ending stream of new apps and digital resources? Not sure which ones are safe for you and your family to use and which ones you should avoid? Join us each month for a brief chat with MHS student technology leader Steven Dohm about popular apps!

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins June 28. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email at the time of registration. Please check your “Spam” folder if you do not see the email.

A recording of the event will be posted to the library’s social media within a few days of the event.

 


A Celebration Presentation of Cleveland Indians Nation @ Main

Monday, August 9, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Take a fun and enlightening journey through Cleveland Indians history with the author of the Ultimate Cleveland Indians Time Machine Book. This presentation features videos and photographs of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events and moments in franchise history. The program also includes trivia questions for patrons to ponder and covers Cleveland baseball history from the fascinating 1899 Spiders, whose 20-134 record remains the worst in major league history, to the brilliance of Bob Feller and championship team of 1948 to the miseries of the 1960s and beyond to the pennant winners of the 1990s and 2016 to the death of Chief Wahoo and the team nickname. The event concludes with a question-and-answer period. Author Martin Gitlin will have autographed and personalized copies of his book available online following the program.

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 July 12.

 


Shark Selfies @ The Hub

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
3:30pm – 7:00pmShark Animal Character - Free vector graphic on Pixabay

Stop by the HUB to celebrate Shark Week by taking a Shark Selfie using our Green Screen equipment.  Caution: Only the brave may attend! All ages welcome on a walk-in basis.

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.

 


Spark Joy Webinar @ Online

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pmSpark Joy Webinar

Shannon will be bringing the life-changing magic of tidying to you through her Spark Joy Webinar. Mentor Public Library is excited to join Shannon for an inspiring presentation
on what it means to lead a life that Sparks Joy. You will learn the KonMari philosophy and guiding principles needed to tidy once and for all and leave feeling motivated to
Spark Joy in your home, office, and life!

There will be a special giveaway at the end of the presentation, as well as an opportunity
for you to ask Shannon some questions. She is also requesting you bring a standard t shirt
and a pair of pants for the folding activity as you will be learning the famous
KonMari Vertical folding technique.

One more surprise: Shannon is sharing her Spark Joy Charlotte tidying checklist for you to use on your tidying journey! Please print it out and bring it with you to the webinar.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins July 13. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email at the time of registration. Please check your “Spam” folder if you do not see the email.

 


Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War @ Main

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pmCivil War Cannon

Field Communications in the Civil War According to the Rand Corporation, “To function effectively, military command and control depends on a complex communication network of equipment, personnel, and communication protocols to relay information among forces.”  But how did commanders and soldiers in the field coordinate movements during the Civil War? This program will explore communication methods used during the Civil War, before the emergence of modern technologies.  Speaker:  Allison Powell, James A. Garfield NHS.

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 July 14.

 


Lake County Crime Files: The Mad Hatter’s Mischief @ Main

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Join us as local historian Ginnie Jeschelnig delves into the life of a mysterious Lake County figure. Nelson Radabaugh was a talented artist with refined taste and a sense of style. Designing custom hats in the 1940s brought him wealthy female clients from coast to coast. But the smartly dressed entrepreneur was full of surprises that no one saw coming. Those school plays at Mentor High gave him acting skills that would certainly come in handy.

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 July 28.

 


Basic Email @ Lake

Thursday, August 12, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Learn how to use your email account. Send and Reply to email.Send Attachments

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins July 29.

 


World Tour of Snacks: Italy! (Teens) @ Main

Saturday, August 14, 2021
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Grades 7-12 only. Registration begins July 31st. Italian cuisine is among the most celebrated in the world, including its snacks and treats! Pick up your mystery bag of Italian snacks beginning August 7th, then join us on the 14th to learn about the snacks and their country of origin!

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 August 7.

 


Laser Cut Gnomes (Adults) @ The Hub

Wednesday, August 18, 2021Laser Cut Gnomes
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Ages 18+. Join us at The HUB for a little fun!  We will be Laser cutting Wooden Gnomes to paint and decorate for your potted plants! (This program repeats on August 25th. Attendees may only participate in one session.)

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. Registration begins August 4th.

 


The American Psychiatric Hospital: A Broken Promise @ Online

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pm

The American Psychiatric Hospitals were intended to treat the mentally ill and handicapped people who could not be treated at home. Many beautiful styled buildings, gardens and farms were created for the patients. Many hospitals had their own community. However, over the years problems arose with overcrowding and many patients became neglected, abandoned or abused. Listen to stories about these communities and what is left of them today.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins July 28. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email at the time of registration. Please check your “Spam” folder if you do not see the email.

 


Word Basics @ Lake

Thursday, August 19, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create Documents.
– Create a Document
– Open an Existing Document
– Select Text & change its Formatting
– Save the Document

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins August 5.

 


Holistic Wellness and Yoga @ Lake

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pmTwo frog statues in yoga poses

This hour long class includes a relaxing yoga session and tips on holistic therapies. Please bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Darlene Kelbach is the yoga instructor. Registration is required.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins August 11.

 


Word 2 @ Lake

Thursday, August 26, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Learn to use Microsoft Word 2019. We will be focusing on:
– Quick Access & Mini Toolbars
– Line/Paragraph Spacing & Alignment
– Margins & Orientation
– Spell & Grammar Check
– Find & Replace
– Thesaurus
– Printing a Document

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins August 12.

 


Donations!

Stack of books

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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