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09 8, 2023

Library hosting free computer classes in September

By |2023-08-29T13:32:16-04:00September 8, 2023|

We’re offering six free computer classes at our Lake Branch in September, including introductions to the Internet, email and Facebook.

The classes include:

  • Basic Computersour most basic computer class—at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. People will learn the basic skills they need to use a computer—no previous experience required.
  • Basic Email skills at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Learn how to send emails and attachments, as well as reply to other people’s emails.
  • Microsoft Publisher at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Learn how to use Publisher to create flyers, cards and more. Basic computer skills required.
  • Microsoft Word I at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Learn how to create, open and save documents, as well as other basic techniques in Microsoft’s word-processing software.
  • Basic Internet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Learn how to navigate the Internet. Participants will need to know how to use a keyboard and a mouse for this class
  • introduction to Facebook at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The hands-on class will demonstrate basic Facebook features and tips. Please come to class with your Facebook login information and password.

All of the classes are free. However, registration is required. RSVP on our event calendar by calling us at (440) 257-2512. Registration opens two weeks before the class is scheduled.

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

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 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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