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


Cozy Up to a Good Book Winter Reading Challenge begins @  Main

January 3, 2022 to February 28, 2022
All Day Event

Read something new and win something too!

We’re offering a Winter Reading Challenge for teens and adults that runs from Jan. 3 through Feb. 28 at our Main Branch.

Pick up a Winter Reading Challenge from the reference desk at our Main Branch. The form has 15 different reading challenges that are designed introduce you to new authors, genres, and topics. You may just find a new favorite!

Complete at least five of the reading challenges and bring your form back to the reference desk at the Main Branch. You’ll get a small prize and be entered into a raffle for a gift basket at the end of each month.


Spice Club kit pick-up begins @ Main

Sunday, January 16, 2022
All Day Event

Spice up your life with Mentor Public Library’s newest club: Spice Club! 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 a suggested recipe 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.

This month’s spice is Cinnamon.


Cozy Reading Afternoons (part of the Winter Reading Challenge) @ Main

Tuesday, January 18 & 25, 2022
2:30pm – 4:30pm

Stop by the library for some quiet reading time. We will provide soothing music and hot beverages. You will receive an additional ticket for the Winter Reading Challenge if you attend this event.


Computer Classes @ Main

Basic ComputersTuesday, January 25, 2022 from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the Basics skills needed to use a computer. No computer skills required.

Word 1 – Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 6:30-8 pm – Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create and open a document, select text & change its formatting, and to save the Document.

Basic Internet Skills – Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 2-3:30 pm – Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

Word 2 Wednesday, January 26, 2022 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 Email – Thursday, November 20th from 2:00pm – 3:30pm – 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.

Facebook Basics – Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm – 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.

These programs are free and open to the public. The programs 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 January 10.


Forgotten Sisters: The Stories of Maria Romanov and Margot Frank @ Concord

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
10:00am – 11:30am

Many people have made their impact on society, but were forgotten or lesser known than they deserve to be. Most of them are worthy of remembering such as Maria Romanov and Margot Frank. Their siblings are memorialized in history, but these women are not. This program will share their stories and accomplishments.

Presented by staff from Mentor Public Library at Concord Community Center 7671 Auburn Rd. Painesville OH 44077. Please register at (440) 639-4650.


Monday University: The Iditarod Trail, the Last Great Race on Earth @ Main

Monday, February 7, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Winter is here! That means mushers are preparing for the 2022 Iditarod! What is a musher? What is the Iditarod? Dog sledding enthusiast Eleanor Csizmadia can answer those questions. In this multimedia presentation, you will learn all about the last great race on earth, how it connects to Cleveland, and why dogs love to run, all from first-hand accounts of the race (including the 2022 race, which Eleanor will be attending in person!).

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 24.


Friends of Mentor Public Library Meeting

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Meeting of the Friends of the Mentor Public Library


Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War: “Men of Color: To Arms!”: The United States Colored Troops @ Main

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
12:00pm – 1:00pm

February is Black History Month, so this month we’re discussing the U.S. Colored Troops and their important to the U.S. victory in the Civil War. Over 180,000 African American men fought for the Union; learn more about them and their experiences. 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 is required.


Cozy Reading Afternoons (Winter Reading Challenge) @ Main

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
2:30pm – 4:30pm

Stop by the Main Lobby of the library for some quiet reading time. We will provide soothing music and hot beverages. You will receive an additional ticket for the Winter Reading Challenge if you attend this event.


7 Pillars of Healthy Eating @ Main

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Join Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD – Heinen’s Chief Dietician – to learn about the 7 keys to developing healthy eating habits. 

Club Fx is a new, FREE program for Heinen’s customers that offers education, support, incentives and a heavy dash of inspiration to optimize health! If you’d like to gather more info about Club Fx, go to www.heinensclubfx.com and click on the “About Club Fx” tab.

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.


Medicare Basics @ Main

Thursday, February 10, 2022
6:00pm – 8:00pmStethoscope on a pile of medical forms

Join us to learn details on how Medicare works. This program will be presented by a representative 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 January 27.


Spice Club kit Pick-up @ Main

Sunday, February 20, 2022
All Day Event

Spice up your life with Mentor Public Library’s newest club: Spice Club! 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 a suggested recipe to try.

This month’s spice is Paprika.

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.

Call the library at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 for more information.


Computer Classes @ Main

Word: Labels & Mail MergeTuesday, February 22, 2022 from 2-3:30 pm – Intermediate level class. Using Microsoft Office, learn how to create mailing labels and preform a mail merge to create labels, envelopes, and form letters. (Microsoft Word experience necessary.)

Excel 1 Tuesday, February 22, 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, February 23, 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 1Wednesday, February 23, 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 2 Wednesday, February 23, 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 2Thursday, February 24, 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 3 Thursday, February 24, 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.

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 February 7.


Volunteer Day @ Main

Monday, February 28, 2022
2:30pm – 4:30pm

Want to have fun while helping your library? Need to earn volunteer hours for school?

Join us for our Winter Volunteer day and spend two hours making a difference. We will meet in the Village Room. Some activities may include work on packaging seeds for our Seed Library.

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 31.


Lake Branch


Word I @ Lake

Thursday, January 13, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create Documents.
Topics include: 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 December 30.


Basic Internet @ Lake

Thursday, January 20, 2022
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Learn the basics of searching the Web. Mouse and typing skills required.

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


Word II @ Lake

Thursday, January 20, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn to use Microsoft Word. 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 is required.


Headlands Branch


Headlands Photography Club (All Ages)

Saturday, January 15, 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, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins December 4.


Science Fiction Book Club @ Headlands

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Interested in reading some new (or classic) speculative fiction?  Join us at the Headlands Community Center on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for an in-depth discussion of some thought-provoking titles!

This month, we’ll be reading The City We Became by NK Jemisin.  Copies can be found in our catalog to be put on hold by clicking here

“The City We Became is filled to the brim of fantastically clever details that infuse focused political points with wild imagination.”  -The L.A. Review of Books

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


Headlands Photography Club (All Ages)

Saturday, February 19, 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, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins February 5.


The HUB


Beach Life Wooden Sign @ The Hub

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join us at The HUB and chase away those Winter Blues! We will be Laser Cutting wooden Flip-Flops to make a cute little Life is a Beach Sign!

This program will repeat on January 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 January 5.


Laser Engraver Basics @ The Hub

Thursday, January 20, 2022
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Learn the basics of using The HUB’s laser engraver. Get inspired for your next project and take home an engraved souvenir! 

All ages welcome.

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 is required.


Valentine Lantern @ The Hub

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Will you be my Valentine? Stop by The HUB to make a beautiful Valentine Lantern.

2 Sessions: Tuesday, February 1st or Tuesday, February 8th. Attendees may register for 1 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 January 18.


Valentine Decor @ The Hub

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join us at The HUB for a little holiday fun! Learn how to make simple Valentine Decor using the Cricut Maker and a little creativity! Wood squares, paint and twine will be provided.

There are two scheduled sessions of this program.  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 January 19.


Valentine Green Screen Photos @ The Hub

Monday, February 7, 2022
3:30pm – 7:30pm

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Stop by The HUB for a Valentine photo shoot. 

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. No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome.


Lace Paper Flower @ The Hub

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join us at The HUB to make a beautiful lace flower. 

There are two scheduled sessions. Attendees may register for 1 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 February 1.


Online


All Booked Up with Cailey and Meg @ Online

Saturday, January 8, 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.


Monday University: Dream Quest @ Online

Monday, January 10, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm

How many times have you heard someone say “I had a really weird dream last night,” and then proceed to tell you a few things about it?  Most times we laugh about how strange the scenes appear in our dreams and never take the time to wonder if they are, in fact, telling us anything about ourselves. Do dreams help us predict the future, solve problems, alert us to bodily illnesses? Our presenter will address these and many other topics, so come and explore the mysterious realm of dreams. Please register to attend.

Presented by Anthony L. Palermo, M.A.  an Associate Professor of Humanities at Lakeland Community College.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins December 27. 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.


How the Weather Affected Your Ancestors @ Online

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn how weather events may explain disease, death, migration, property loss and much more. Presented by Ari Wilkins.

Back to Your Roots Genealogy group is hosting this event.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins January 5. 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, January 22, 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.


All Booked Up with Cailey and Meg @ Online

Saturday, February 5, 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.


The Role of the First Lady @ Online

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
6:30pm – 8:00pm

We expect our modern first ladies to be activists, hostesses, White House caretakers, and more, but why? From the very first receptions held by Martha Washington, to the public obession with Frances Cleveland, and to the groundbreaking activism of Eleanor Roosevelt. The Role of the First Lady will go through the history of First Ladies of the United States to uncover how we got to these expectations. Presented by Lisa Meade, Park Ranger, First Ladies National Historic Site. Registration is required.

This program will be a live Zoom event. Registration begins February 15. 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.

Any questions, please contact amy.senning@mentorpl.org


All Booked Up with Cailey and Meg @ Online

Saturday, February 19, 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.