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.


Main Branch


Meet Us in the Garden: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT: Weeds & Pests @ Main

Saturday, July 9, 2022
10:00am – 11:00am

Join the Lake County Master Gardeners in their monthly series of gardening talks. Free and open to the public! Please register so you can be sure to get any provided hand-outs.  This month’s topic is Integrated Pest Management (IPM) – weeds and pests.

Learn how to manage pest damage using the most economical methods that also produce the least possible hazards to people, property, and the environment.

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 18.


Sharks! @ Main

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Who doesn’t like hearing about sharks? This talk discusses sharks from a diver’s perspective and contrasts it to the public’s popular culture view of sharks. It also discusses sharks from a scientific basis and covers their natural history, biology, and finely honed senses. Shark attack statistics are presented to show the danger sharks present to swimmers versus other known hazards. Finally, the future and what it may hold for this ancient and fascinating animal is discussed.

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.


Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War: An Armchair Tour of National Park Service Civil War Sites, Part I @ Main

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
12:00pm – 1:00pm

The National Park Service, which administers James A. Garfield NHS, also administers dozens of sites dealing with history of the military, political, and civil rights history of the Civil War. Enjoy Part I of a whirlwind virtual tour of these sites! 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 is required.


Iron-On Designs for Traveling in Fashion @ Main

Thursday, July 14, 2022
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Spend an evening customizing a cosmetic travel bag with Cricut iron-on vinyl. All supplies provided; Adults and teens welcome. Please be advised that hot irons will be used during the program and registration is required.

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 30.


Spice Club kit pick-up for July – Garlic Powder @ Main

Sunday, July 17, 2022
All Day Event

Spice up your life with Mentor Public Library’s newest club: Spice Club! This month’s spice is Garlic Powder. Each month we’ll feature a new spice sample, along with information on how to use the spice. Pick up a free take home kit with a small sample of the spice and suggested recipes to try.

Pick up a free spice kit from the reference desk during library hours. One kit per family, while supplies last. We would LOVE to see photos of your creations at #SpiceUpMentor


Let’s Cook!: Super Summer Cold Soups @ Main

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Join us as LaDonna Oltmanns from “Let’s Cook! Plant-Based Cooking” demonstrates easy cold soups with samples for attendees. Let’s Cook is a plant-based, mobile cooking school that offers classes teaching basic cooking skills. You can find more information about their classes and mission at YOUCANCOOKPLANTS.COM

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 6.


Discovery of a Masterpiece @ Online

Thursday, July 21, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ.  While she was cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Hartley Dodge Memorial she uncovered a masterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930’s.  After a year of research the piece was authenticated as an official work by Auguste Rodin.

Mallory will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance, and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins July 7. 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.


Computer Classes @ Main

PowerPoint 1 Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to create and run a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Learn how to create a basic Presentation, provide basic formatting and background designs, and save the presentation.

Excel 1 Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 6:30-8:00 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Excel. 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 BasicsWednesday, July 27, 2022 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 1 Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 2-3:30 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Excel. 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 2Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 6:30-8:00 pm  – Using Microsoft Excel, 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 2 Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 2-3:30 pm – Using Microsoft Excel, 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, July 28, 2022 from 6:30-8:00 pm  – Using Microsoft Excel, 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 in the lower level of the Main Library. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online. Registration begins June 13.


Lake Branch


Rock Painting @ Lake

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
10:30am – 11:30am

Let’s have a crafty morning! Join us to paint some creative designs on rocks. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity!

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins June 28.


Medicare 101 @ Lake

Thursday, July 14, 2022
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Renee Lagoni, a licensed insurance agent, will help to demystify medicare. Healthcare can be confusing to everyone, and medicare is no different. Learn about enrollment, penalties, and types of plans available. Please register to attend.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins June 30.


Headlands Branch


Headlands Photography Club @ Headlands

Saturday, July 16, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Join us for a monthly photography club for all ages! Changing themes, instruction tips, photo walks to local locations, display of member photos, and more! Bring your own camera – all camera types welcome.

For additional information, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins July 2.


Beach Glass Arts & Crafts @ Headlands

Monday, July 25, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Create a mixed media artwork on canvas or a card using paint and Lake Erie beach glass and stones. Craft materials and glass and stones will be provided.

For additional information, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins July 11.


The HUB


Summertime Apron @ The Hub

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join us at The HUB for a little Summer Fun! We will be personalizing Aprons for your outdoor grilling events! All designs will be created using the Cricut Maker. All supplies will be provided to complete this craft.

This program will repeat on July 13th.   Attendees may participate in one session only.

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 June 22.


Shark Selfies @ The Hub

Monday, July 11, 2022
3:30pm – 7:30pm
All Ages

Stop by The HUB to celebrate Shark Week by taking a Shark Selfie using our Green Screen equipment. Walk in, no registration required.

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.


Makerspace 101 @ The Hub

Monday, July 11, 2022
6:00pm – 7:00pm
All AgesMakerspace sign image

Learn all about the awesome creative machines in The HUB’s makerspace! Join us for an informational tour and see examples of projects you can make with our laser engraver, t-shirt press, and more!

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 June 27.


Laser Engraver 101 @ The Hub

Monday, July 18, 2022
5:30pm – 7:00pm
All Ages

What to know more about The HUB’s laser engraver? Join us for a deep dive into the process of creating custom cut and engraved projects–complete with a demonstration!

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 July 5.


Summer Can Koozies @ The Hub

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Summer fun is here! Stop by The HUB to decorate summer can koozies using our makerspace cricut and sublimation technology.

This program will repeat on Tuesday, July 26th. Attendees may participate in one session only.

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 July 5.


Custom T-Shirts 101 @ The Hub

Monday, July 25, 2022
5:30pm – 7:00pm
All Ages

Learn how to design your own t-shirts, tote bags, and more with some of the incredible machines in The HUB’s makerspace! See how you can use our vinyl cutter, Cricut Maker, and sublimation printer to create custom graphics that can be permanently attached to fabrics with our heat press.

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 July 11.


Online


All Booked Up with Cailey and Meg @ Online

Saturday, July 9, 2022
12:00pm – 12:15pm

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.

View on the library’s Facebook or YouTube page.


Discovery of a Masterpiece @ Online

Thursday, July 21, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ.  While she was cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Hartley Dodge Memorial she uncovered a masterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930’s.  After a year of research the piece was authenticated as an official work by Auguste Rodin.

Mallory will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance, and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins July 7. 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.


All Booked Up with Cailey and Meg @ Online

Saturday, July 23, 2022
12:00pm – 12:15pm

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.

View on the library’s Facebook or YouTube page.


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.