Bell Memorial Public Library is working on having our old microfilm, pictures, documents and other Mentone history digitized.

This is a work in progress and it will take some time, but our goal is to make them available in our catalog so that you can peruse at your own convenience on your own computer, tablet or other device.

Upcoming Events

Easter egg hunt — Parents, bring your kids ages preschool to 11 years old to Bell Memorial Public Library at 10 a.m. Saturday. Bring your own baskets and search the library for hidden eggs.

Preschool story hour — Every Friday at 10 a.m. in our children’s room. The theme this week is Peter Rabbit.  Stories to be read are “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny” by Beatrix Potter. Children can make bunny garland for their craft.

Teen Book Club — Tuesday, 4 to 6 p.m. If interested in joining, please contact Elyza at 574-353-7234.

Calling all crafters! —  Creative Corner will take place April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. This month we are making wood slice owls. Cost for this class is $5 and we ask that you sign up to ensure that we have enough materials for everyone participating. Sign-up sheets are located at our main circulation desk. Creative Corner is for adults ages 18 and up.

Recently Added/ Coming Soon

We have many popular TV series (new and old) on DVD that are available for check-out (must have a library card), including: “Under the Dome,” “Upstairs Downstairs,” “Vinyl” and “The Walking Dead.” Several series, such as “Sliders,” haven’t circulated in quite some time. Hurry in and check out your favorite before they disappear.

New to Hoopla Digital? Check out these recently added children’s titles: “The Unacceptable Offer” by Mary Balogh, “Lord Apart” by Jane Ashford and “Slay Like A Mother” by Katherine Wintsch; juvenile titles: “Captain Marvel” by Pamela Bolowicz and “Dumbo Read Along. “

New books coming soon to BMPL: “The Dream Peddler” by Martine Fournier Watson, “Duchess by Design” by Maya Rodale, “Earth to Charlie” by Justin Olson, “Emil Windsnap and the Fall of Forgotten Island” by Liz Kessler, “Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls” by Liz Kessler, “Escape to the Mesa” by Stacy Plays, “The Fall of Crazy Horse” by James Patterson, “Fast Break” by Derek Jeter, “Flying to the Moon” by Michael Collins, “Focused” by Alyson Gerber, “Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic” by Michael McCreary, “A Good Enough Mother” by Bev Thomas, “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman, “The Graduate Survival Guide” by Anthony Oneal, “A Hopeful Heart” by Amy Clipston, “Hotel Dare” by Terry Blas, “How to Catch a Unicorn” by Adam Wallace, “Inspection” by Josh Malerman, “Internment” by Samira Ahmed, “The Invited” by Jennifer McMahon, “It Started With a Cowboy” by Jennie Marts, “The Jewel” by Amy Ewing, “Killer Style” by Alison Matthews David and “Knight” by Timothy Zahn.

Check out these new Ebooks recently added to Axis 360: “The 13 Minute Murder” by James Patterson, “The 18th Abduction” by James Patterson, “The Beginning” by Catherine Coulter, “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Olivia Newton-John, “The Forgiving Jar” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, “The Hope Jar” by Wanda E. Brunstetter and “A Lethal Legacy” by Heather Graham.