10 12, 2021

Halloween Preschool Dance Party

By |2021-10-12T06:00:58-04:00October 12, 2021|

It’s a costume carnival for kids during our Preschool Dance Party on Monday, Oct. 25.

Kids can don their costumes early and groove at our preschool dance party at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, at our Main Branch.

The party is open to all kids (two to six years old) and free to attend. Due to limited space, we require registration. Families can RSVP online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

By the way, kids can also trick-or-treat at the library on Friday, Oct. 29.

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.

10 5, 2021

Learn How to Get Started with Medicare

By |2021-10-05T09:00:18-04:00October 5, 2021|

Get your Medicare questions answered during a free online program from Mentor Public Library.

Get your Medicare questions answered during a free online program from Mentor Public Library.

Are you or a loved one on Medicare? Do you need it or want to know more about it?

We’re hosting a free program where people can learn the basics of Medicare at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at our Main Branch.

The program is free and open to everyone—including both those who have not signed up for Medicare and those who have used it for years. The speaker will be Laura Mutsko of Mutsko Insurance Services. She’ll explain what is and is not covered by Parts A, B, C and D of Medicare. She will also describe the difference between a Medicare Supplement and a Medicare Advantage Plan.

You can RSVP for the program by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247 or by registering online.

By the way, we’ve hosted several talks about health and wellness recently. You can watch many of them online in their entirety, including:

09 28, 2021

Stretch your Mind & Body with Yoga Kids!

By |2021-09-28T06:00:48-04:00September 28, 2021|

Join us for a special yoga story time on Thursday, Oct. 7.

Kids can exercise their minds and bodies during a special yoga story time at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, at our Main Branch.

This special story time will be led by Darlene Kelbach and our own children’s library associates. Ms. Darlene is a certified yoga instructor , and she will guide little ones and their grown-ups through exercises in breathing and movement, all put together with a story and music. Don’t forget your yoga mat or towel!

Our Yoga Kids Story Time is free to enjoy. We only ask that you sign up beforehand. You can RSVP on our website or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

By the way, we’re hosting story times at our Main, Lake, and Headlands Branches this autumn. Visit here to see which story time best suits your family.

08 30, 2021

Free ACT/SAT Prep Sessions Available at Mentor Public Library

By |2021-08-30T06:00:53-04:00August 30, 2021|

Mentor Library is offering free ACT prep courses to teens on Saturdays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6.

Mentor Library is offering free ACT and SAT prep courses for teens on Saturdays, Sept. 18 and 25.

Stressed over the test? That’s OK. We’re here to help!

We’re offering two free ACT/SAT prep sessions this autumn. The first session is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 18. Its focus will be on the math sections. The next session is Sept. 25. It will focus on the English and reading courses. You can register for both or either on our website.

Both sessions will provide practical experience in terms of the types of questions you’ll see and offer strategies for standardized tests, as well. All sessions will be led by Dr. John Foster, one of our reference librarians at Mentor Public Library. Foster has a doctorate in history from the University of Washington and has 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.

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