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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.

09 16, 2021

How to Access LinkedLearning & The Great Courses for Free with your Mentor Public Library Card

By |2023-11-04T08:56:54-04:00September 16, 2021|

Our own Ms. Pelton offers a tutorial on you can learn from experts in practically any field FOR FREE using your MPL library card, LinkedIn Learning, and The Great Courses.

LinkedIn Learning offers video tutorials on thousands of topics from the artistic to the technical. If has short videos, in-depth courses, and in-depth learning paths.

If you have a card with an Ohio public library, then you can use LinkedIn Learning without charge. And you don’t need a LinkedIn account to use it. Visit our LinkedIn Learning page for more details. (By the way, you may be familiar with LinkedIn Learning as Lynda.com. It’s the same useful content with a new name.)

Meanwhile, The Great Courses are a collection of phenomenal lectures series created by esteemed college professors for the general public on fascinating topics from history, science, the art, food, and even travel. They’re engaging, enlightening, and understandable.

The only downside? They can be a touch expensive to buy. Fortunately, your Mentor Public Library offers three ways that you can enjoy more The Great Courses for free.

  1. We have several DVD sets of Great Courses series that you can borrow from our collection, including:

Browse from the dozens of sets in our collection.

2. Stream them using Kanopy

If you’re not familiar with Kanopy, it’s a streaming service that lets you watch some of the world’s greatest films and documentaries. And it’s free with your library card!

It also has dozens of Great Courses series that you can stream onto your computer, phone, tablet, or Smart TV.

Learn as much as you want to about historyskillshobbieshumanities and science.

3. Stream audio versions of the Great Courses for free with Hoopla

By the way, if you prefer streaming audio, you can stream more than 100 Great Courses in their entirety as audiobooks using Hoopla. Once again, Hoopla is free to use with your Mentor Public Library card. You can borrow up to 20 items per month from its collection, which also includes audiobooks, movies, music, and comics.

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