MENTONE — The Bell Memorial Public Library will hold the following events in November:
The library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, for Thanksgiving. The staff at Bell Memorial Public Library want to wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving.
Join the library for Story Hour at 10 a.m. every Friday. Children listen to a story, song songs and make a craft.
The Tippecanoe Valley Miracle Tree is up again at Bell Memorial Public Library. If you’re looking for a good way to help support others in the community this holiday season, stop in and find out how to sponsor some of Valley’s kids this Christmas.
Euchre Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the large conference room.
The library’s board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26. Board meetings are open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend.
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 tables 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 the 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 cellphone and connect the user to the Internet via cellphone 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 include “A Seat by the Hearth” by Amy Clipston, “Silent Scream” by Karen Harper, “Sleepers” by Lorenzo Carcterra, “Solace Island” by Meg Tilly, “Tony’s Wife” by Adriana Triglani, “Wait for Me” by Susan May Warren, “The Women Left Behind” by Linda Howard, “Wramgler’s Rescue” by B.J. Daniels, “You Don’t Own Me” by Mary Higgins Clark, “You Had Me at Cowboy” by Jenny Marts, “Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V #4” by Shin Yoshida, “I Am Gandhi” by Brad Meltzer, “The Life of Frederick Douglass” by David F. Walker, “Marvel Rising” by Devin Grayson, “Mister Miracle” by Tom King, “Ms. Marvel #4” by Willow G. Wilson, “Narroway #1” by Kit Seaton, “Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #1” by Chip Zdarsky, “The Problem for Susan Other Stories” by Neil Gairian, and “Trench Dogs” by Ian Densford.