MENTONE — Bell Memorial Public Library, Mentone, is hosting an author meet and greet.
Hoosier author John Vander Velden, who wrote “Misty Creek” and “Elizabeth’s Journey,” will be at the library from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16.
Vander Velden is a graduate of Purdue University and a retired farmer living with his wife and their small dog in northern Indiana. An avid reader and lifelong story teller, he approaches life with open eyes, hearing ears and a heart willing to feel, striving to put to words the world he observes in ways that reach deep within others. He has attended Antioch Writers’ Workshop and is a member of the Plymouth Area Writers’ Workshop.
To learn more about Vader Velden, visit his website https://johnvandervelden.com/.
Parents may bring their children in on Fridays for preschool story hour. It begins at 10 a.m. in the children’s room. Along with listening to a story, children also create a craft related to the chosen story or stories that are read.
The Teen Book Club will meet from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2. Any interested teen or young adult should contact Natalie Salazar at (574)-893-3200 for more information.
Junior Craft Night is 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. Kids will make felt pinecone animals. All supplies needed will be provided at no cost. Please contact Salazar at (574)-893-3200 for more information.
The following are new books arriving soon at the library:
- “Sorry Not Sorry” by Alyssa Milano;
- “State of Terror” by Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton;
- “The Storyteller” by Dave Grohl;
- “Tales from the Café” by Toshikazu Kawaguchi;
- “Taste” by Stanley Tucci;
- “This Must Be the Place” by Rachael Ray;
- “Three Sisters” by Heather Morris;
- “To the River’s End” by William W. Johnstone;
- “Tom Brady” by David Fischer;
- “The Trainwreckers” by Sean Lynch;
- “Trisha’s Kitchen” by Trisha Yearwood;
- “Ugly Love” by Colleen Hoover;
- “Undercover Protection” by Maggie K. Black;
- “An Unexpected Amish Harvest” by Carrie Lighte;
- “The Unheard” by Nicci French;
- “Unprotected” by Billy Porter;
- “Unrequited Infatuations” by Steve Van Zandt;
- “Van Halen” by Michael Christopher;
- “Wagon Train Wedding” by Rhonda Gibson;
- “When Ghosts Come Home” by Wiley Cash;
- “When the Missouri Ran Red” by Jim R. Woolard;
- “Where the Deer and the Antelope Play” by Nick Offerman;
- “Where They Wait” by Scott Carson;
- “Wolf Point” by Ian K. Smith;
- “World War C” by Sanjay Gupta;
- “Yours Cruelly, Elvira” by Cassandra Peterson.
On Hoopla Digital, new titles for adults include: “Gifts From Friends We’ve Yet to Meet” by Virginia Herbers; and “Manifest” by Kevin Murriel.
Teens and children can browse these titles on Hoopla: “Crime and Carpetbugs” by Julie Berry and “Angus” by Virona Skye. A valid library card is needed to use the Hoopla streaming services. For more information, stop in and speak with a library staff member.