Mentor Public Library is hosting free programs online using Zoom. See how you can watch from the comfort and safety of your home.

Mentor Public Library is hosting free programs online using Zoom. See how you can watch from the comfort and safety of your home.

You’ve come to know Mentor Public Library for our programming, story times and special presentations. Under the circumstances, it’s not possible (or advisable) to host a these programs in our buildings.

But we still want to share fun and interesting programs with you. So, for now, we’ll be hosting programs online using Zoom. And we want to make sure you know how to participate. (If you haven’t already used Zoom for work or to chat with family, here’s a pretty good primer for beginners.)

First, you’ll need to register for the program on our online event calendar. It’s the same calendar that you used to register for our programs before the pandemic forced our programming online. So, if you’ve registered for a MPL program before, you already know how to complete step one. If not, follow this link, click on the event that you wish to attend and register.

Caveat: Some of our events – like our online story times or Artpocalypse craft series – don’t require registration. You can just watch them on our website, Facebook page, or YouTube channel when they premiere.

But for those that require registration, you’ll need to provide your email address when you sign up. Because we’re going to email you the Zoom link that you’ll need to view our program. You’ll receive it a day before the program is scheduled to begin. (If you don’t see it in your inbox, please check your spam folder.)

Screen Shot 2020-04-27 at 12.41.16 PMLet’s use an example: We’re hosting a program on Financial Wellness in the Workplace at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5. You can register on our website. On May 4, you should receive your Zoom link. Once the program begins at 6:30 p.m. on May 5, you’ll be able to click on the link and view the program.

If you have any questions, you can still reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email our Ask A Librarian account.

Finally, whenever possible, we will record our programs and share them on our website, Facebook, and YouTube. That way, you can still enjoy them at your convenience.