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05 21, 2024

Library hosting free computer classes in June

By |2024-05-16T12:53:43-04:00May 21, 2024|

We’re hosting six free computer classes this June! The classes include introductions on how to use the Internet, email and Microsoft Excel.

The classes are:

  • Basic Computers at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at our Lake Branch. This is the library’s introductory class for computers, so no experience is required.
  • Excel I at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at our Lake Branch. 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.)
  • Basic Email at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at our Lake Branch. Learn how to use an email account, including how to send, reply, label and archive emails. Also find out how to send attachments.
  • Basic Internet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at our Lake Branch. Learn the basics of searching the Internet. Mouse and typing skills required.
  • Excel II at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at our Lake Branch. 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.
  • Facebook Basics at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, at Mentor Senior Center. Learn how to use Facebook. Please come to class with your Facebook login information, including password.

All of the classes are free. However, registration is required. For the classes at the Lake Branch, sign up online at the hyperlinks above or call us at 440-257-2512. For the Facebook Basics class, call the Mentor Senior Center at 440-974-5725.

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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