01 4, 2020

Learn how to get the most out of our tablet or eReader at Mentor Public Library

By |2020-01-04T06:00:48-05:00January 4, 2020|

Transform your phone, tablet or eReader into your own library.

Transform your phone, tablet or eReader into your own library.

Did you get an eReader or tablet for the holidays but have no idea to use it?

That’s OK. We can help you turn your digital doodad into a repository for the books, magazines, music, and even movies you love.

We’re hosting a pair of classes in January where we’ll show you how to get the most out of your tablets, eReaders and smartphones. These classes are free and open to everyone.

The first session is 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at our Main Branch. It’s specifically for those with Kindles and Kindle Fires. Learn how to check out eBooks and more on your new eReader.

The second session is for those with tablets (including iPads) and smartphones. It’s 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at our Main Branch. If you want to learn how to download books and audiobooks onto your tablet or smartphone, this session is for you.

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.

01 2, 2020

Jumpstart Your Healthy Diet

By |2020-01-02T06:00:06-05:00January 2, 2020|

Jumpstart your healthy diet with help from a registered dietitian

Jumpstart your healthy diet with help from a registered dietitian on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Mentor Library’s Main Branch.

Nearly a third of all New Year’s resolutions involve staying fit and healthy. If that’s your resolution (or if you just want to eat healthier,) we want to help.

Registered dietitian Melinda Wivell will offer advice on how to jumpstart a healthy diet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at our Main Branch. She’ll explain how to find a diet that sticks. She’ll also discuss popular diets like Keto, and talk about their effectiveness and safety. Bring your questions!

The program is free to attend but registration is required. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, we also have a registered dietitian visiting us earlier this month to discuss the sugar in our diets. Melanie Jatsek will discuss the dangers of sugar at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at our Main Branch.

Jatsek will explain how sugar is hidden in nearly all foods, the effects of sugar on the body, and just how addictive sugar is. Jatsek is also a blogger for Heinen’s grocery stores, and she’ll be joined by wellness consultants from Heinen’s.

This program is free and open to all. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

01 1, 2020

What was new at the library this year?

By |2020-01-01T06:00:11-05:00January 1, 2020|

Thank you for helping us make such a wonderful birthday gift.

Thank you for helping us make such a wonderful birthday gift.

Every year is a busy one at Mentor Public Library, but a lot happened this year.

1. First of all, we observed our 200th anniversary. The best birthday gift is to give, so we celebrated by collecting donations for a lot of valuable nonprofits like Project Hope, Forbes House, and Can Your Fines.

You also helped us commemorate our bicentennial by making the community mosaic that now hangs in our Main Branch.

2.We’ve expanded our Library of Things, so you can now borrow light therapy lamps from us. This is in addition to items like mobile wifi hotspotstraffic cones, and ukuleles that we lend. Keep an eye on our Library of Things, because it will continue to grow in 2020.

3. We’ve added more story times than ever, including our new Pajama Story Times and Pre-K Pop Parties! Visit our event calendar to see which of our story times fits your schedule best.

Turns out the galaxy wasn't that far away.

Turns out the galaxy wasn’t that far away.

4. If you like Hoopla and Kanopy, you should check out RBDigital. It lets you watch The Great Courses lectures, the best of British television, concert films, telenovelas, and more for free with your library card.

5. Our Summer Reading program was stellar this year, as we hosted a series of programs about space. Everyone from NASA engineers to Darth Vader visited us.

6. We hosted our Mentor Mystery Month this October. Authors including James Badal, Vivien Chien, DM Pulley, Brad Ricca, Jane Ann Turzillo, and more visited us to discuss their mystery and true-crime books.

7. Finally, thanks to a new partnership with Holden Forests & Gardens, you can now borrow some of the spectacular gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books from the  Corning Library within Holden Arboretum. They’re available to lend at our Main Branch.

The year 2019 may be in the books. But there’s always something new at Mentor Public Library, so check us out! As always, it’s a pleasure and privilege to be your destination for information.

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