03 7, 2022

New location for annual Shred Day

By |2022-04-09T12:30:50-04:00March 7, 2022|

UPDATE: Due to incredible turnout we have to end shred day early at 12:30pm. Thank you for your support and sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.


Have sensitive documents like tax forms or medical records that you want to get rid of? Get them shredded during our 12th annual Shred Day.

Shred Day will be at a NEW LOCATION this year. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  on Saturday, April 9, in the parking lot of our partner Xpress Shredding — which is located at 8001 Moving Way, Mentor. (That’s off of Tyler Boulevard between Reynolds Road and Center Street.)

The free service is available to Mentor residents and library patrons. People can drop off as many five document-storage boxes or bags of paper. Shred Day will be held rain or shine.

Last year, Xpress recycled 16 TONS of paper that it collected on Shred Day. That’s enough paper to save 276 trees!

03 2, 2022

Celebrate a Seuss-pendous birthday at the library

By |2022-03-02T12:47:37-05:00March 2, 2022|

We celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with games, activities, crafts and a special story time on Wednesday, March 2, at our Main Branch.

Children played games inspired by many of Dr. Seuss’s memorable picture books, including a Cat in the Hat scavenger hunt, a Hop on Pop obstacle course, and fishing for red and blue fish. They also made wockets for their pockets, Truffula Tree bookmarks, and more!

02 7, 2022

Library hosting free Excel, Facebook & eBay classes in February

By |2022-02-02T11:51:37-05:00February 7, 2022|

We’re hosting eight free computer classes at our branches in February, including classes on Microsoft Excel, Facebook and eBay

The classes at the Main Branch include:

  • Microsoft Word—Labels & Mail Merge at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create mailing labels and format envelopes and form letters.
  • Excel I at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, and again at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23. 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, Feb. 23. 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, Feb. 23, and again at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. 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, Feb. 24. Learn how to hide and freeze columns and rows, use print area and print titles, conditional formatting, and how to create and format charts.

The class at the Lake Branch is:

  • An introduction to selling on eBay at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. Learn how to sell items on eBay, instead of throwing them away. All attendees must have an email address. Attendees can bring a personal device of their choice to work on or the library will provide one. Registration opens Thursday, Feb. 10.

All of the classes are free. However, registration is required. RSVP on our event calendar by calling us at (440) 255-8811. Unless otherwise noted, registration starts on Monday, Feb. 7.

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.

01 30, 2022

Learn How to Get Started with Medicare

By |2022-02-05T10:03:54-05:00January 30, 2022|

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

We’re hosting a pair of free programs where you can learn the basics of Medicare. The first will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, at our Main Branch. The second will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at our Lake Branch. Either program is free and open to all. Attend whichever is more convenient for your schedule.

This program can be helpful to both those who have not signed up for Medicare, as well as those who have used it for years. It will provide a basic understanding of how Medicare works. The speaker from Pelorus Financial will also answer your questions.

Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up for the Main Branch program here, the Lake Branch program here, or either by calling us at (440) 255-8811.

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

01 21, 2022

Mentor Public Library offers guide to streaming services & cord cutting

By |2022-01-19T11:00:34-05:00January 21, 2022|

There are so many streaming services out there: Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Apple+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Peacock, and more. MPL Librarian Cailey helps you find out what services are worth the money for you and your family. She also tells you about some of the streaming services that are free to use with your library card like Hoopla and Kanopy. Learn how to stream movies, TV shows, documentaries, movies and more to your preferred device.


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