MENTONE — The Bell Memorial Public Library is sharing artwork from the Jail Chemical Addiction Program (JCAP) in Marshall County (and others in a few months).
Marshall County JCAP participants are taking art classes through Heartland Artists Gallery to help them on their road to recovery.
The artwork will be on display in the library until mid-February. The Heartland Artists Gallery is located in Plymouth, and its website is heartlandartgallery.com.
The library board will meet on Monday, Jan. 25, both in person and via Zoom. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
Due to phone line issues, the library now has a new business phone number. It is 574-893-3200. The former number 574-353-7234 is no longer in service.
The library now offers wireless printing from patrons’ smartphones or tablets. The user must use the MENTONEWLAN for this to work.
People using wireless printing will need to know how to print to print from their own device. Library staff cannot provide support for printing or other issues on patron-owned equipment.
The steps are: Be connected to the MENTONEWLAN; open the item to be printed and select the print command; search for the CANON MF642c series printer; and click on the printer icon to begin the print process.
This is a new service, and the library staff are still learning how to use the machine. If there is an issue with the machine, patrons should leave a note for Stephen Boggs or email him at [email protected]
The library is having a book sale in its main lobby.
Curbside services are always available. Patrons should call 574-893-3200 or email Boggs at [email protected] to request materials.
The library offers free internet hotspot units. The units may be reserved, circulate for one week and are only available to residents in the library’s tax district, which includes the Town of Mentone and Harrison Township, or patrons who have purchased a library card. The hotspots use the T-Mobile/Sprint network. Just contact the library with questions.
The library also has a patron-use videotape to digital converter.
Contact Boggs at 574-893-3200 or [email protected] to set up a time to come to the library to learn how to use the machine and begin digitizing homemade videotapes. Users will need to bring their own storage device such as a USB flash drive (4GB minimum) or an external hard drive. Copying off-air programs is not allowed.
Plans are also being considered to add a document/photo scanner, which will include a 35mm film or slide scanner, a Circuit machine for patron use and a 3-D printer. Just contact Boggs at the library for more details.
New adult eBooks that were just added to Hoopla Digital include: “Long Island Rail Road” by David D. Morrison; and “Full Time Author” by Eileen Cook. Teens and children can browse these titles: “The Power of Yet” by Maryann Cocca Leffler and “Sloth and Smell the Roses” by Sabrina Moyle.
All that is required to use Hoopla’s streaming service is a valid library card. For more information, patrons should speak with a library staff member.