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


Computer Classes @ Main

Word: Flyers, Pictures, and Drawing ToolsTuesday, October 26, 2021 from 2-3:30 pm – Intermediate level class. Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create flyers, manipulate pictures, and to effectively use Word’s Drawing Tools. (Microsoft Word experience necessary.)

Excel 1 Tuesday, October 26, 2021 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, October 27, 2021 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 1Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm – 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, October 27, 2021 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, October 28, 2021 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm – 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, October 28, 2021 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 Village room in the basement of the Main Library. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information or register online. Registration begins on October 11.


Murder Most Foul! @ Concord

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
10:00am – 11:15am

The turn of the last century brought us two of the most shocking murders in our history. Surprisingly, each case involved a famous American architect (thankfully NOT presidential son/career architect Abram Garfield!) and his mistress. Hear all the details in this informative and eye-opening program! Presented by staff from the Garfield National Historic Site.

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


The Vietnam War, 1963 – 1968: America’s War @ Main

Thursday, November 4, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pm

After the assassinations of Ngo Dinh Diem and John F. Kennedy in November 1963, the United States began a process of expanding its military presence in Vietnam. By the time of the Tet Offensive in January 1968, the war had become an American war with profound consequences for both the military in country and on the home front.

Dr. John Foster of the Adult Information Services Department presents a public lecture on the history of these years and their decisive effect on the United States and the cold war.

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. Registration begins October 7.


Monday University: Native Plants for the Home Landscape @ Main

Monday, November 8, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Did you know that most common landscaping plants are non-native and provide little benefit to local wildlife? Do you want your home landscape to be a native plant oasis? Join us to learn about great native plants for your home’s landscaping. You will also learn about winter sowing and make and plant a mini native plant greenhouse to take home. Presented ny Natalie Gertz-Young from the Lake Soil and Water Conservation District.

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 October 25.


From Princess to Queen @ Concord

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
10:00am – 11:15am

Most people living today never knew a British Monarch other than Queen Elizabeth II. She seemed perfect for the role, although she was not technically born for it. Learn about her life before Queen, as well as the people and events that shaped her life and prepared her to become the Queen we know and love today.

Presented by staff from Mentor Public Library at Concord Commuity Center 7671 Auburn Rd. Painesville OH 44077. Register at 440-639-4650.


Railroaded: The Wreck of the Schooner Plymouth @ Main

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pm

An unidentified shipwreck was located in 1996 by CLUE member Rob Ruetschle in Lake Erie, approximately 20 miles off Cleveland, Ohio. In 2013 CLUE re-visited and surveyed the shipwreck in the hopes of firmly identifying it. After extensive archival research and in-water survey work, it was determined to be the two-masted schooner Plymouth, which sank on the night of June 23, 1852, in a collision with the sidewheel steamer Northern Indiana. Not only is it an excellent “diver’s wreck,” but research has revealed a fascinating story about the steamer’s voyage, a U.S. President, and the development of early transportation in the United States. It is powerful story of government, commerce, and tragedy. Presented by Kevin Magee.

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 October 26.


Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War @ Main

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lincoln & Garfield: Similarities and Differences

Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield both lost parents at an early age, were both Republicans, were both President of the United States. They knew each other and worked together (but didn’t always see eye to eye). There are many similarities between the two, but many differences as well. Learn more about both men and their similarities and differences in this encore presentation! Speaker: Todd Arrington, 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 October 13.


Through the Eyes of the Artist: William Bouguereau @ Main

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Join us to learn about William Bouguereau, a truly fascinating story of an artist you may not know but will never forget. One of the most important and influential artists of his time, and yet any reference to him was completely eliminated from Art History books.

Presented by art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman.

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 October 27.


Color Me Calm @ Main

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Container of colored pencils and push pins.

10:30am – 11:30am

Coloring with relaxing music

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 October 28.


Medicare Basics @ Main

Tuesday, November 16, 2021Stethoscope on a pile of medical forms
6:00pm – 7:30pm

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

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 November 2.


Adult Take and Make Craft @ Main

Thursday, November 18, 2021
All DayNecklace pendant with a picture of a cat in it.

Take and Make crafts for adults and teens. This week we will be crafting a Pet Pendant!

Pick up a kit at the reference desk with everything you need to make a fun craft, while supplies last. Only one craft kit is available per person.

This program is free and open to the public. Kits can be picked up at the Information desk of the Main library. Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information. No reservations necessary.


Color Me Calm @ Main

Thursday, November 18, 2021Container of colored pencils and push pins.
10:30am – 11:30am

Coloring with relaxing music

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 November 4.


Life Hacks: Simple Meals @ Main

Thursday, November 18, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pmFrying pan with spinach and chicken cooking in it.

Ages 14 and up. Are you a novice at cooking and don’t know where to begin? Join us for our in-person Life Hacks: Simple Meals program where we’ll share tips to help you start making delicious recipes at home.

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 November 4.


Monsters of Ohio with Author J.C. Raphael @ Main

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Local author J.C. Raphael will share stories of our local mythical monsters, strange creatures, and unexplainable things. He is the author of Monsters of Ohio, a comprehensive guide to Ohio folklore, urban legend, and mythical cryptozoological creatures.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing following the event. Please register to attend as attendance is limited.

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 November 9.


History of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square @ Main

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Cleveland was one of the largest cities in America when Playhouse Square opened as a testament to the city’s splendor. In 1921, Loew’s State, Loew’s Ohio, the Hanna Theatre and the Allen opened their doors, and Keith’s Palace Theater, then the world’s finest theater, greeted patrons in 1922. For fifty years, these theaters prospered before falling on hard times. Three even faced demolition. But through visionary planning, hard work and civic pride, these magnificent show palaces survived and thrive today, and Playhouse Square Center is once again the largest theater center outside of New York’s Lincoln Center.

Author Michael R. Routa, who is a Playhouse Square volunteer Redcoat and tour guide, will share the history of this important Cleveland landmark, and celebrate the people who made and saved theater in Cleveland.

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 November 9.

Lake Branch


Crafty Adults @ Lake

Monday, October 25, 2021 
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Registration begins two weeks before each session.

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 and begins two weeks before each session.

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


Holistic Wellness and Yoga @ Lake

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm

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 October 13.


Bigfoot Returns: Urban Legends of Ohio Encore @ Lake

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Ohio has many urban legends. Join us for Tales of Melon Heads, Crybaby Bridges, and many more!

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins October 13.


Back to Your Roots Genealogy Group @ Lake

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pm

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 required.

Registrations open at 6:30pm Wednesday, October 6, 2021

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins October 6.


Medicare Basics @ Lake

Thursday, November 11, 2021
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Whether you need to sign up for Medicare or have had it for years, you probably have questions. Join us to learn details on how Medicare works. This program will be presented by a representative from Pelorus Financial. Bring your questions.

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


Holistic Wellness and Yoga @ Lake

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 
2:00pm – 3:00pm

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 November 10.


Crafty Adults @ Lake

Monday, November 29, 2021 
6:30pm – 8:00pm

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. Registration begins November 15.

Headlands Branch


Adult Pumpkin Painting Party @ Headlands

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Are you ready for a spooktacular Halloween? Come join us at The Headlands Branch for an adult only pumpkin decorating party.

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


Headlands Photography Club (All Ages)

Saturday, November 20, 2021
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, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins November 6.


The HUB

 

Spiderweb Wreath


 Thanksgiving Wreaths @ The Hub

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join us at The HUB to make a beautiful Thanksgiving Wreath. Ages:18+.  Registration required to attend.

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 October 19.


Thanksgiving Platter @ The Hub

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Stop by The HUB to make a festive Thanksgiving platter using our Cricut. Ages: 18+.

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 October 26.


Wooden Napkin Rings @ The Hub

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join us at The HUB for a little fun! We will be laser cutting Autumn Inspired Napkin Rings! Paint, ribbons and decorations will be provided. Ages 18+.

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 November 3.


Online

Penguin holding books


All Booked Up with Cailey and Meg @ Online

Saturday, October 30, 2021
12:00pm

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.


“Meet Us in the Garden” – Lake County Master Gardeners @ Online

Saturday, November 6, 2021
10:00am – 11:30am

Join the Lake County Master Gardeners in their monthly series of gardening talks. Free and open to the public!

This month’s topic is HOLIDAY FLOWERS. Selecting your Holiday plants is just as important as learning how to care for them once you have them home. Learning how to get them to rebloom will also be discussed.

This is an online program. Free and open to the public! Please register with the Master Gardeners at MGVLakeCounty@gmail.com or call with questions at 440-853-2625.


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.