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.

09 2, 2022

The Haunted Housewives will present ‘Love Beyond the Grave’

By |2022-08-22T13:34:35-04:00September 2, 2022|

Theresa Argie and Cathi Weber, collectively known as The Haunted Housewives, have spent decades investigating historical locations for evidence of haunting in and around Northeast Ohio. They’ll discuss their newest book, Love Beyond the Grave: True Tales of Haunted Hearts during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at our Main Branch.

Copies of their book will be available for sale and signing afterward. Their program is free to attend. Due to limited space, registration is required. (And The Haunted Housewives always fill the room, so you’ll want to register soon!) Sign up online or by calling us at 440-255-8811 ext. 1.

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!

07 11, 2022

Library hosting free Excel, Facebook & PowerPoint classes in July

By |2022-07-05T12:05:32-04:00July 11, 2022|

We’re hosting seven free computer classes this July at our Main Branch, including classes on Microsoft Excel, Facebook and PowerPoint.

The classes at the Main Branch include:

  • PowerPoint at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26. Learn how to create, format, save and run a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Excel I at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, and again at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 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, July 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, July 27, and again at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 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, July 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. RSVP on our event calendar by calling us at (440) 255-8811. Registration starts July 11.

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.

06 10, 2022

We’re hosting a colorful concert by Erie Heights Brass Ensemble

By |2022-05-31T10:51:10-04:00June 10, 2022|

The Erie Heights Brass Ensemble will play a colorful show at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, on lawn of Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Each song during this chromatic concert will feature a color in its title like Goodbye, Yellow Brick Rock, The Pink Panther and The Purple People Eater. The concert is free to attend and open to all. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair as the concert will be outdoors, weather permitting. People can RSVP online on our website or call the library at (440) 255-8811 ext. 1.

The Erie Heights Brass Ensemble is an all-brass band that’s based in Ashtabula. Their repertoire includes pop, classical, Latin, jazz and swing music.

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