Mentor Public Library

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 7, 2022

Join the adventure with Mentor Public Library’s Dungeons & Dice Club

By |2022-08-31T14:37:51-04:00September 7, 2022|

Kids (ages eight to 12) can join the adventure with our new Dungeons and Dice Tabletop Adventuring Club.

They can take on the roles of wizards, barbarians and more to explore dungeons, fight monsters, and save kingdoms. Game supplies and character sheets will be provided.

The club’s first meeting will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at our Main Branch. Registration is required. Kids can sign up to participate online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 3.

By the way, if you play Dungeons & Dragons, visit Mentor Public Library before your next campaign. We have all sorts of handbooks and manuals that can spice up your next adventure.

07 15, 2022

Mentor Library hosting trivia night for families

By |2022-07-05T12:34:29-04:00July 15, 2022|

Rally the relatives for Family Trivia Night at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at our Main Branch.

Families can compete as a team to answer trivia questions. This year, the questions will be themed to go along our Summer Reading theme, Oceans of Possibilities. Teams can have up to six players, and each team must include at least one child (13 or younger) and an adult.

It’s free to play, and registration is required to join the fun. You can sign up by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 3.

Summer Reading has started at all of our branches. This year’s theme is Oceans of Possibilities, so the library is hosting programs that explore and celebrate lakes, rivers, oceans and aquatic life all summer. Check out the full event calendar on our website!

All ages – kids, teens and adults – can sign up for summer reading. The more someone reads, the better chance they have of winning one of the library’s prizes at the end of the summer. The last day earn tickets for prize raffles is July 31!

03 31, 2022

Help Feed Lake County at Mentor Public Library

By |2022-03-28T18:33:25-04:00March 31, 2022|

More than 27,000 people living in Lake County suffer from food insecurity. That is, they don’t always have confidence that they’ll be able to feed themselves or their family. That’s nearly 12 percent of the people in Lake County who struggle with hunger.

But you can help by supporting United Way of Lake County’s annual Feed Lake County food drive.

From now until the end of April, you can drop off nonperishable food at our Main, Lake and Headlands Branches and help Feed Lake County. You can also donate money if you prefer.  Your donation will be shared with Lake County residents through the more than 50 food pantries in the county.

Support your neighbor by donating food and help Feed Lake County.

08 10, 2021

Join Mentor Public Library’s genealogy club

By |2021-08-10T06:00:57-04:00August 10, 2021|

Research your family history with our new Back to Your Roots Genealogy Club.

Research your family history with our new Back to Your Roots Genealogy Club at our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch.

Our Back to Your Roots Genealogy Club is back, and it’s open to anyone who’s curious about their family history.

We’ll be meeting in person at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at our newly renovated Lake Branch. You can share tips on researching your genealogy, exchange information, and talk shop. All levels of genealogy expertise are welcome.

You can RSVP on our website or by calling us at (440) 257-2512.

By the way, did you know that your library card gives you access to not one, not two, not three, but four different genealogy websites? For free.

They are:

  1. Ancestry — Search for your family’s history through censuses, cemeteries, city directories, military and immigration records, and more public records.
  2. Fold3 — Fold3 allows you to research your family’s military history going back to the Revolutionary War.
  3. HeritageQuest — Similar to our Ancestry database. Browse public records, including censuses that go back to the 18th Century, US Indian census rolls, mortality schedules and more.
  4. African-American Heritage — A genealogy database that specializes in African-American heritage, complete with state-by-state guides and a volunteer-staffed forum.

You don’t need to know much to get started on our databases—a name, somewhere that person lived and it helps to know his or her approximate birth year. And, frankly, if you don’t know your great-grandfather or great-great-mother’s birth year, it usually only takes a single search to find out.

These databases search through millions of public records: census and immigration information, birth/marriage/death certificates, and more. Not only can you view these documents, but you can email them to yourself and your family members.

Give them a look, and share what you find at our Back to Your Roots Genealogy Club!


Go to Top