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02 6, 2023

Library hosting free Excel, Facebook & PowerPoint classes in February

By |2023-01-30T10:39:49-05:00February 6, 2023|

We’re hosting seven free computer classes this October at our Main Branch, including classes on Microsoft Excel, Facebook and PowerPoint.

The classes  include:

  • PowerPoint at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Learn how to create, format, save and run a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Excel I at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and again at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. 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.)
  • introduction to Facebook at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 The hands-on class will demonstrate basic Facebook features and tips. Please come to class with your Facebook login information and password.
  • Excel II at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 and again at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 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 III at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. Learn how to hide and freeze columns and rows, use print area and print titles, conditional formatting, and how to create and format charts.

All of the classes are free. However, registration is required. RSVP on our event calendar by calling us at (440) 255-8811. Registration starts Feb. 6.

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.

01 5, 2023

Mentor Public Library offers guide to streaming services & cord cutting

By |2022-12-29T11:14:26-05:00January 5, 2023|

Learn how you can save money – while still getting the entertainment you want – when you cut cable during a free program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at our Lake Branch.

There are several streaming services out there: Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Apple+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Peacock, and more. MPL Librarian Cailey Williams will help everyone find out what services are worth your money.

She’ll also talk about the streaming services that are free to use with a Mentor Public Library card like Hoopla and Kanopy. Learn how to stream movies, TV shows, documentaries, animated picture books, and more to your preferred device. The program is free to attend and registration is required. Sign up on our website or call us at (440) 257-2512.

12 23, 2022

A Last-Minute Christmas Survival Guide

By |2022-12-20T11:25:05-05:00December 23, 2022|

All of our branches are closed Dec. 23 – Dec. 26 for Christmas, as well as Jan. 1 and 2 for New Year’s.

We hope you have all the holidays books, movies and music you need; but, if you’re left in a lurch these next few days, we can still help. After all, our digital services are always available—even when our branches are closed.

That includes:

We hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

12 18, 2022

Kids can celebrate Happy ‘Noon’ Year at the library

By |2022-12-06T16:16:29-05:00December 18, 2022|

Kids can celebrate without staying up late at the Happy Noon Year program at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, at our Main Branch.

Children can get fancied up and come to the party where they’ll enjoy music, games, dancing, snacks and, of course, a balloon drop.

The party is free to attend and open to all kids from three to 10 years old. However, the we do require that you RSVP. Sign up on our website or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 3.

09 7, 2022

Join the adventure with Mentor Public Library’s Dungeons & Dice Club

By |2022-08-31T14:37:51-04:00September 7, 2022|

Kids (ages eight to 12) can join the adventure with our new Dungeons and Dice Tabletop Adventuring Club.

They can take on the roles of wizards, barbarians and more to explore dungeons, fight monsters, and save kingdoms. Game supplies and character sheets will be provided.

The club’s first meeting will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at our Main Branch. Registration is required. Kids can sign up to participate online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 3.

By the way, if you play Dungeons & Dragons, visit Mentor Public Library before your next campaign. We have all sorts of handbooks and manuals that can spice up your next adventure.

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