01 5, 2023

Mentor Public Library offers guide to streaming services & cord cutting

By |2022-12-29T11:14:26-05:00January 5, 2023|

Learn how you can save money – while still getting the entertainment you want – when you cut cable during a free program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at our Lake Branch.

There are several streaming services out there: Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Apple+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Peacock, and more. MPL Librarian Cailey Williams will help everyone find out what services are worth your money.

She’ll also talk about the streaming services that are free to use with a Mentor Public Library card like Hoopla and Kanopy. Learn how to stream movies, TV shows, documentaries, animated picture books, and more to your preferred device. The program is free to attend and registration is required. Sign up on our website or call us at (440) 257-2512.

06 29, 2020

Study anything for free with the Great Courses & your library card

By |2022-10-03T14:44:19-04:00June 29, 2020|

Whatever you want to learn, there's a Great Courses series about it. And there's a great chance that you can enjoy that Great Courses series for free with your library card.

Whatever you want to learn, there’s a Great Courses series about it. And there’s a great chance that you can enjoy that Great Courses series for free with your library card.

Have you heard of The Great Courses?

They’re a collection of phenomenal lectures series created by esteemed college professors for the general public on fascinating topics like Decisive Battles in World HistoryWriting Great Fiction, and Physics & our Universe.

They’re engaging, enlightening, and understandable. The only downside? They can be a touch expensive to buy.

Fortunately, your Mentor Public Library offers three ways that you can enjoy more The Great Courses for free.

1. Borrow them from us

We have several DVD sets of Great Courses series that you can borrow from our collection, including:

Browse from the dozens of sets in our collection.

2. Stream them using Kanopy

If you’re not familiar with Kanopy, it’s a streaming service that lets you watch some of the world’s greatest films and documentaries. And it’s free with your library card!

It also has dozens of Great Courses series that you can stream onto your computer, phone, tablet, or Smart TV. Typically, you can stream 10 items from Kanopy each month. But, right now, you can stream unlimited Great Courses videos from Kanopy with your Mentor Public Library card.

Learn as much as you want to about historyskillshobbieshumanities and science.

3. Stream audio versions of the Great Courses for free with Hoopla

By the way, if you prefer streaming audio, you can stream more than 100 Great Courses in their entirety as audiobooks using Hoopla. Once again, Hoopla is free to use with your Mentor Public Library card. You can borrow up to 20 items per month from its collection, which also includes audiobooks, movies, music, and comics.

So what do you want to learn first?

 

08 9, 2019

Unlimited streaming of the Great Courses for free on Kanopy

By |2019-08-09T06:00:43-04:00August 9, 2019|

Have you heard of The Great Courses?

They’re a collection of phenomenal lectures series created by esteemed college professors for the general public on fascinating topics like Decisive Battles in World History, Writing Great Fiction, and Physics & our Universe.

They’re engaging, enlightening, and understandable.

The only downside? They can be a touch expensive to buy.

But that’s no longer a problem since Kanopy allows you to stream them for free! If you’re not familiar with Kanopy, it’s a streaming service that lets you watch some of the world’s greatest films and documentaries. And it’s free with your library card!

Typically, you can stream 10 items from Kanopy each month. But, right now, you can stream unlimited Great Courses videos from Kanopy with your Mentor Public Library card.

Learn as much as you want to about history, skills, hobbies, humanities and science.

By the way, if you prefer streaming audio, you can stream more than 100 Great Courses in their entirety as audiobooks using Hoopla. Once again, Hoopla is free to use with your Mentor Public Library card. You can borrow up to 12 items per month from its collection.

05 3, 2018

Kanopy Kids

By |2018-05-03T06:00:53-04:00May 3, 2018|

Kids can learn about science, math, languages and more with popular educational shows on Kanopy Kids.

Kids can learn about science, math, languages and more with popular educational shows on Kanopy Kids.

Have you checked out Kanopy yet? It’s a streaming service like Hulu or Netflix, but it’s free with your library card.

It offers a collection of more than 30,000 films, including award-winning movies and documentaries from all over the globe.

And it may have just become your child’s favorite streaming service with Kanopy Kids.

Kanopy Kids offers video versions of story time classics like Curious George, Where the Wild Things Are, Lon Po Po, Too Many Tamales, Goldilocks & The Three Dinosaurs and The True Story of the Big Bad Wolf.

It also features episodes of popular educational shows. Learn about science with SciGirls or Ready Jet Go, nature with Zooboomafoo or Dinosaur Trainhistory with Liberty’s Kids, reading with Between the Lions and WordWorldand more than a dozen languages (including Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Arabic and French) with Little Pim.

You can also enjoy classic children’s series starring Arthur, Daniel Tiger, Maya the Bee and Franklin.

Kanopy Kids even offers celebrated and award-winning animated films like Eleanor’s Secret, Ernest & Celestine and Mia & the Magoo.

You can stream unlimited videos (specifically, from Kanopy Kids) each month on your favorite device—computer, tablet, phone, Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku—for free.

Kanopy playlists:

01 20, 2018

Watch some of the world’s best films with Kanopy & your library card

By |2018-01-20T06:00:52-05:00January 20, 2018|

IANYN Web BannerYou can stream some of the greatest films ever made for free.

All you need is your library card and our newest digital service, Kanopy.

Kanopy has a collection of more than 30,000 films, including award-winning movies and documentaries from all over the globe.

And you can watch 10 of them each month on your favorite device—computer, tablet, phone, Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku—for free. Indulge your inner cinephile with masterpieces by Akira Kurosawa, Greta Gerwig, Charlie Chaplin, Federico Fellini, Orson Welles and more.

Kanopy also has an excellent collection of animated story books and educational kids shows for children.

You can watch online or use Kanopy’s app, which is available for free at the Apple and Google Play stores.

So start watching. It’s like having a world-class film festival, tailored to your personal interests, at your beck and call. For free.

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