10 11, 2021

Library hosting free classes on Word, Facebook & computer basics

By |2021-10-11T09:00:30-04:00October 11, 2021|

Enjoy free computer classes for all ages this October at Mentor Public Library’s Lake and Main Branches.

We’re hosting nine free computer classes at our branches this October, including classes on email, Facebook and Microsoft Excel.

The classes at our Lake Branch include:

  • basic email skills at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. Learn how to send emails and attachments, as well as reply to other people’s emails.
  • basic Internet skills at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21. Learn how to navigate the Internet. Participants will need to know how to use a keyboard and a mouse for this class.

The classes at the Main Branch include:

  • Microsoft Word—Flyers, Pictures & Drawing Tools at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create flyers, manipulate pictures, and to effectively use Word’s Drawing Tools.
  • Excel I at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, and again at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27. 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, Oct. 27. 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, Oct. 27, and again at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 28. 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, Oct. 28. 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 and starts two weeks before each class. Anyone can register online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811.

For more online learning, check out Niche Academy and LinkedInLearning. Both offer online video tutorials that are free with your library card.

07 24, 2021

Library hosting free classes on Word, Facebook & computer basics

By |2021-07-24T06:00:30-04:00July 24, 2021|

Learn Microsoft Word techniques and more from the free computer classes this September at Mentor Public Library.

Learn Microsoft Word techniques and more from the free computer classes this August at Mentor Public Library.

We’re hosting four free computer classes this month at our Lake Branch, including introductions to email, the internet and computers, in general.

The classes include:

All of the classes are free. However, registration is required and starts two weeks before each class. Anyone can register online or by calling us at (440) 257-2512.

For more online learning, check out Niche Academy and LinkedInLearning. Both offer online video tutorials that are free with your library card.

02 3, 2020

Library hosting free Excel, Word & Facebook classes in June

By |2020-02-03T06:00:04-05:00February 3, 2020|

Mentor Public Library is offering free classes for Microsoft Word and Excel this June.

Mentor Public Library is offering free classes for Microsoft Word and Excel this June. Become a Microsoft master!

We’re hosting seven free computer classes at its Main Branch, including sessions about Microsoft Excel and Word. Become a Microsoft master!

The classes include:

  • Microsoft Word—Flyers, Pictures & Drawing Tools at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2013 to create flyers, manipulate pictures, and to effectively use Word’s Drawing Tools.
  • Excel I at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and again at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19. 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.)
  • Excel II at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, and again at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. 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.
  • introduction to Facebook at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. The hands-on class will demonstrate basic Facebook features and tips. Please come to class with your Facebook login information and password.
  • Excel III at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. 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; and, because space is limited, you will want to sign up as soon as possible. You can sign up by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

For more online learning, check out Niche Academy and Lynda. Both offer online video tutorials that are free with your library card.

01 4, 2020

Learn how to get the most out of our tablet or eReader at Mentor Public Library

By |2020-01-04T06:00:48-05:00January 4, 2020|

Transform your phone, tablet or eReader into your own library.

Transform your phone, tablet or eReader into your own library.

Did you get an eReader or tablet for the holidays but have no idea to use it?

That’s OK. We can help you turn your digital doodad into a repository for the books, magazines, music, and even movies you love.

We’re hosting a pair of classes in January where we’ll show you how to get the most out of your tablets, eReaders and smartphones. These classes are free and open to everyone.

The first session is 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at our Main Branch. It’s specifically for those with Kindles and Kindle Fires. Learn how to check out eBooks and more on your new eReader.

The second session is for those with tablets (including iPads) and smartphones. It’s 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at our Main Branch. If you want to learn how to download books and audiobooks onto your tablet or smartphone, this session is for you.

If you’re pretty tech savvy and think you can figure out how to use your eReader without too much help, we’ve posted a bunch of how-to’s for each device on our website.

But if you want a little more help, feel free to register for one of our classes. Or you can bring your device to the library and one of our reference librarians will show you how to get the most out of it.

10 8, 2019

Library hosting free classes on Microsoft Excel, Facebook & PowerPoint

By |2019-10-08T06:00:17-04:00October 8, 2019|

Mentor Public Library is hosting free classes on Microsoft Excel and Word this February.

Mentor Public Library is hosting free classes on Microsoft Excel and Word this February.

We’re hosting eight free computer classes this month at our Main Branch, including sessions on Microsoft Excel, Facebook, and Powerpoint.

The classes include:

  • Microsoft Word—Flyers, Pictures & Drawing Tools at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2013 to create flyers, manipulate pictures, and to effectively use Word’s Drawing Tools.
  • Excel I at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and again at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 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, Oct. 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, Oct. 22, and again at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 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.
  • introduction to PowerPoint at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23. Learn how to create and run a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.
  • Excel III at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 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; and, because space is limited, people will want to sign up as soon as possible. You can sign up by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

For more online learning, check out Niche Academy and Lynda. Both offer online video tutorials that are free with your library card.

Lynda offers thousands of online educational courses: from finance to film-making to photography, making mobile apps to music composition, from screenwriting to SEO to spreadsheets.

It also offers training for popular software and developer tools, including the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and several coding languages.

Meanwhile, Niche Academy provides videos that explain how to use online tools like Gmail, Goodreads and social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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