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05 21, 2024

Library hosting free computer classes in June

By |2024-05-16T12:53:43-04:00May 21, 2024|

We’re hosting six free computer classes this June! The classes include introductions on how to use the Internet, email and Microsoft Excel.

The classes are:

  • Basic Computers at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at our Lake Branch. This is the library’s introductory class for computers, so no experience is required.
  • Excel I at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at our Lake Branch. In this class, people will learn how to describe a worksheet and its function; create a basic worksheet and learn how to save it to disk; apply simple formulas to perform calculations; apply simple formatting; and explore options for printing a simple worksheet. (Microsoft Word experience necessary.)
  • Basic Email at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at our Lake Branch. Learn how to use an email account, including how to send, reply, label and archive emails. Also find out how to send attachments.
  • Basic Internet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at our Lake Branch. Learn the basics of searching the Internet. Mouse and typing skills required.
  • Excel II at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at our Lake Branch. 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.
  • Facebook Basics at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, at Mentor Senior Center. Learn how to use Facebook. Please come to class with your Facebook login information, including password.

All of the classes are free. However, registration is required. For the classes at the Lake Branch, sign up online at the hyperlinks above or call us at 440-257-2512. For the Facebook Basics class, call the Mentor Senior Center at 440-974-5725.

The library also offers several online computer classes through the LinkedIn Learning database. The courses are free to watch with a public library card. For more information, visit www.mentorpl.org/linkedinlearning.

03 22, 2024

Catch the Hatch!

By |2024-03-12T15:35:18-04:00March 22, 2024|

Starting Monday, March 25, we’ll have special guests – chicken eggs that are getting ready to hatch – in the children’s department at our Main Branch. We’ll have an incubator set up and families may even get to see the eggs as they hatch.

They’re expected to hatch in April. Once the eggs are almost ready, you ‘ll be able to watch the Hatch Cam on our Twitch channel. After hatching, the chicks will live at our Main Branch for a week before heading onto their forever home.

Additionally, families can learn all about chicks and eggs during a program we’re hosting with Jess Nestor from Meyer Hatchery at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, at our Main Branch. Nestor will talk about the process of chicken egg hatching and answer any questions kids may have. She may also have some chicks of her own with her. Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 3.

02 23, 2024

Celebrate a Seuss-pendous birthday at the library

By |2024-02-20T10:19:35-05:00February 23, 2024|

Kids can celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with games, activities, crafts and a special story time on Friday, March 1, at our Main Branch.

From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., children can play games and make crafts inspired by many of Dr. Seuss’s memorable picture books. We’ll also host a Seuss-pendous story time at 10:30 a.m. It’s open to all ages and no registration is required.

02 2, 2024

Treat yourself to a blind date with a book

By |2024-02-01T08:48:02-05:00February 2, 2024|

Looking for something new to love?

May we suggest a book?

From now through Feb. 29, you can check out one of our Blind Date books. And, if you rate them, you could win a prize!

It’s easy to spot our Blind Date books. They’re wrapped so you can’t see the title—they are Blind Date books, after all—but you can see a short description.

They’ll be shelved on one of the main displays when you first walk into our Main Branch.

Check them out, rip them open and give them a good reading.

Each Blind Date book has a Rate Your Date card. If you fill it out and drop it off at Mentor Public Library, you could win dinner and a movie for two.

Each Blind Date book has a Rate Your Date card. If you fill it out and drop it off at Mentor Public Library, you could win dinner and a movie for two.

Inside each Blind Date book is a Rate Your Date card.

Fill out the card and drop it off at our Main Branch.

At the end of the month, we’ll pick a rating card at random, and that reader will win a gift card to a local restaurant.

By the way, you can enter more than one rating card; so check out as many blind dates as you like.

Who knows? You might fall in love with a book you just met.

12 31, 2023

Free ACT Prep Sessions Available at Mentor Public Library

By |2024-01-07T13:00:45-05:00December 31, 2023|

Stressed over the test? That’s OK. We’re here to help!

We’re offering two free ACT prep sessions this January. They will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 13 and 20. Students will learn strategies for taking the exam, try sample test questions, and complete a sample test section. The Jan. 13 session will focus on math; the Jan. 20 session will focus on the reading and verbal sections.

The sessions are free to attend. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up at the hyperlinks or call us at 440-255-8811 ext. 1.

The sessions will be led by John Foster, a librarian who has a doctorate degree and taught at both high school and college levels.

By the way, you can also use one of our digital services to help you prepare for your big test. LinkedIn Learning has online video courses about taking the ACT, PSAT and SAT. And it’s free to use with your Mentor Public Library card.

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