MENTONE — The Bell Memorial Public Library will host the following events in November:
Join the library for Story Hour at 10 a.m. every Friday. Children listen to a story, sing songs and make a craft.
Lego Club meets at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
Please join the library at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, for Movie Monday. The library will be showing “Pumpkin Wars.” Popcorn and beverages are provided.
What is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On Nov. 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. If you’d like to register to sign up go to the NaNoWriMo website and it’ll walk you through it. You don’t have to register to take part. The goal is to have fun and write. The librarians here at Bell Memorial Public Library would love to hear about your book or story ideas.
Have you heard of Hoopla? Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and television shows to enjoy on a computer, tablet, or phone. With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later; titles cannot be downloaded to computers. Come see any staff member at Bell Memorial Public Library for information on how to get started.
Do you love fitness? If so, please join the library every Wednesday evening for Zumba and yoga. Zumba begins at 5:30 p.m. and yoga begins at 6:45 p.m. For more information, please contact Eva Mudd at (574) 253-5593 or [email protected]. Ask to join her Facebook group “Eva’s Zumba and Yoga Community Classes.”
Do you not have Internet access at home? Let the library help with that. The Bell Memorial Library is circulating an Internet hotspot. These devices are about the size of a large cell phone and connect the user to the Internet via cell phone towers. The device will circulate for a week and units can be reserved for more information, contact Stephen Boggs at (574) 353-7234 or via e-mail at [email protected]
New books coming soon to the library include “Fire and Blood” by R.R. George Martin, “The Great War in America” by Garrett Pack, “Heads You Win” by Jeffrey Archer, “A Horse for Elsie” by Linda Byler, “How to Be a Good Creature” by Sy Montgomery, “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty, “Insane Mode” by Hamish McKensie, “Justice League 1” by Scott Snyder, “King’s Cage” by Victoria Aveyard, “A Ladder to the Sky” by John Boyne, “Long Road to Mercy” by David Baldaci, “Look Alive Twenty-Five” by Janet Evanonvich, “Anthony Bordain’s Hungry Ghosts” by Anthony Bordain, “Ant-Man and the Wasp 1” by Mark Waid, “Black Panther 2” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, “Blood” by Kevin Panetta, “Gumballs” by Erin Nations and “Home Time 1” by Campbell Whyte.
New eBooks added to Axis 360 include “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean, “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Paul Richard Evans, and “Shell Game” by Sara Paretsky.