MENTONE — Bell Memorial Public Library is hosting a poetry contest for all ages.
April is National Poetry Month. Write a poem about something you love. Entry forms are located at the library’s main circulation desk as well as in the library’s monthly newsletter. Winners will be chosen by library staff according to age groups and prizes will be awarded. Entries must be submitted no later than Wednesday, April 13, to be entered to win. Participants are not required to have a library card, but this would be a great opportunity to sign up for one.
April 7 to 13 is National Library Week. Come check out how libraries build strong communities.
There will be no preschool story hour Friday, April 5.
Join the library at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, for an afternoon at the movies. This month’s feature film will be “Pillow Talk.” Popcorn and a drink will be provided.
The library is currently working on having old microfilm, pictures, documents and other Mentone history digitized. This is a work in progress and it will take some time, but the goal is to make them available in the library’s catalog so that they can be perused at your own convenience on a computer, tablet, or other device.
New books coming soon to the library include “The 13 Minute Murder” by James Patterson, “The 18th Abduction” by James Patterson, “The Abolitionist’s Daughter” by Diane C. McPhail, “The Afterwards” by A.F. Harrold, “Aliens Like Us” by Gini Koch, “Angry Cookie” by Laura Dockrill, “Backstage Pass” by Paul Stanley, “Before She Was Found” by Heather Gudenkauf, “Before We Were Wicked” by Eric Jerome Dickey, “The Better Sister” by Alafiar Burke, “The Binding” by Bridget Collins, “The Bishop’s Daughter” by Patricia Johns, “The Black Key” by Amy Ewing, “The Bookshop of the Broken-Hearted” by Robert Hillman, “The Butcher” by Jennifer Hiller, “Captain Marvel” by Titan, “Chasing Crosby” by Nicole Weisensee Egan, “Children of Anubis” by Tim Waggoner, “Colorado Cowboy” by Sara Richardson, “Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money” by Dave Ramsey, “Deadly Obsession” by April Hunt, “Defy Me” by Taherah Wafi and “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Olivia Newton-John.
Check out these recently added titles on Hoopla Digital: “Women 99” by Greer Macallster, “In Her Sights” by Katie Rubble” and “Contract Signed” by Marie Harte. Recently added children’s titles include “Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug” by Jonathan Stutzman and “The Quiet Boat Ride” by Sergio Ruzzler.