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.

08 16, 2021

Discover how to cut cable & save money

By |2021-08-16T06:00:29-04:00August 16, 2021|

Learn how you can save money while still getting the entertainment that you want when you cut the cable cord.

Learn how you can save money while still getting the entertainment that you want when you cut the cable cord.

Learn how you can save money while still getting the entertainment you want when you cut cable.

There are so many streaming services out there: Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Apple+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Peacock, and more. MPL Librarian Cailey Williams will help you find out what services are worth the money for you and your family during a free program at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at Concord Township Community Center.

She’ll also tell 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.

Sign up for the program by calling the Concord Township Community Center at (440) 639-4650.

Find the handout for the program here.

08 12, 2021

Learn about holistic therapies during free yoga class

By |2021-08-12T06:00:16-04:00August 12, 2021|

Learn about holistic therapies during a free yoga session on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Mentor Public Library’s Lake Branch.

You can learn about holistic therapies during a relaxing yoga session at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at our newly renovated Lake Branch.

Our session will be led by yoga instructor Darlene Kelbach. Wear comfy clothes that are easy to move in and don’t forget to bring a yoga mat or beach towel.

The yoga session is free to join, and sign-up is required. You can register on our website or call us at (440) 257-2512.

08 11, 2021

Coloring and good company at Mentor-on-the-Lake Library’s book club

By |2021-08-11T06:00:08-04:00August 11, 2021|

crayons-428283_1920The Colorful Characters Book Club is back at our newly renovated Lake Branch!

We still chat about popular new and classic books, and we still do it while coloring. (The coloring makes everything more relaxing. It’s also a lovely way for new members to break the ice.)

The next meeting of the Colorful Characters Book Club is 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 3. We’ll discuss Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin. Anyone who wants to join the discussion can borrow a copy of the book from us.

For more information, you can RSVP on our online event calendar or call us at 440-257-2512.

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!

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