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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

04 20, 2021

Learn more with LinkedIn Learning from your library

By |2023-11-04T12:02:18-04:00April 20, 2021|

Learn from the experts for free with your library card and LinkedIn Learning.

You can access thousands of online educational courses without charge using your Mentor Public Library card and LinkedInLearning!

You won’t need to create a LinkedIn profile to access courses from experts on everything from screenwriting to spreadsheets. All you’ll need is your card number and PIN. Wherever you work, whatever your hobby is — there’s a course that can make you better at it: from finance to photography, and making mobile apps to music composition,

It also offers training for popular software and developer tools, including the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and several coding languages.

The educational videos range from quick introductions to deep dives into specialized topics.

And they’re all free to watch with your library card. All you need is your card number and PIN to create your profile. If asked, Mentor Public Library’s ID number is oh0142.

Once you’ve done that, you can immediately browse the more than tens of thousands of educational videos waiting for you. And LinkedIn Learning’s collection is constantly updated so you can stay ahead of the curve in your chosen field.

For more online learning, check out Niche Academy. It’s free to use with a Mentor Public Library card.

04 1, 2018

Master online resources with Niche Academy

By |2023-11-04T09:14:47-04:00April 1, 2018|

We offer a dizzying amount of tools online: databases for research; online classes; digital resources where you can read eBooks and magazines, listen to music and audiobooks, and watch videos.

It can be confusing to find the resources you want and learn how to use them—intimidating even. So we’re offering a new service, Niche Academy, that teaches you how to use all of them. Niche Academy offers short video tutorials that you can watch for free and at your convenience. Learn how to:

Niche Academy also offers videos that explain how to use online tools like Gmail, Goodreads and social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. All of these video tutorials are available for free. You can watch as many as you like at


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