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

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.

04 20, 2021

Learn more with LinkedIn Learning from your library

By |2023-11-04T12:02:18-04:00April 20, 2021|

Learn from the experts for free with your library card and LinkedIn Learning.

You can access thousands of online educational courses without charge using your Mentor Public Library card and LinkedInLearning!

You won’t need to create a LinkedIn profile to access courses from experts on everything from screenwriting to spreadsheets. All you’ll need is your card number and PIN. Wherever you work, whatever your hobby is — there’s a course that can make you better at it: from finance to photography, and making mobile apps to music composition,

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

The educational videos range from quick introductions to deep dives into specialized topics.

And they’re all free to watch with your library card. All you need is your card number and PIN to create your profile. If asked, Mentor Public Library’s ID number is oh0142.

Once you’ve done that, you can immediately browse the more than tens of thousands of educational videos waiting for you. And LinkedIn Learning’s collection is constantly updated so you can stay ahead of the curve in your chosen field.

For more online learning, check out Niche Academy. It’s free to use with a Mentor Public Library card.

12 13, 2018

Library cards for Lake Shore Compact students

By |2018-12-13T06:00:16-05:00December 13, 2018|

One of the Career Technical Education students shows off his new Mentor Public Library card.

One of the Career Technical Education students shows off his new Mentor Public Library card.

We spent a wonderful morning giving Mentor Public Library cards to about 175 Career Technical Education students this Tuesday at Mentor Schools’ Paradigm building.

The students were from the MBA, Allied Health and Graphic Design & Video Production tracks. They all use, an online software training database, to help them with their studies. And the school districts pay so the students can access it.

Recently, became one of the dozens of databases you can use for free with your library card. That means the students and schools can access it for free. All the students need is a library card.

We also had the opportunity to show the students the ebooks, digital magazines, streaming music and video, and other online resources they can use with their Mentor Public Library Card.

This is just the beginning of the process. However, by putting library cards in every Mentor High School students’ hands, we can save the school district $37,500 over the next five years.

This is just one of the ways that Mentor Schools and Mentor Public Library have partnered to (one) save the community money, (two) share resources and (three) make those resources available to you.

Just this year, we opened Mentor High School’s renovated school library — now known as The HUB — to the public. It’s open to everyone for study, quiet tutoring and more from 3 to 8 p.m. every Monday through Wednesday. We also host a wide variety of programs there each week.

Moreover, you now use The HUB’s state-of-the-art makerspace!

It contains a:

You can use any or all of these machines to make the project of your dreams. You don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor. All you need is a Mentor Public Library card in good standing. For more information, visit our makerspace page.

We’re grateful for our friends at Mentor Schools. Our partnership with them has made our library card more valuable than ever.




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