Here’s a list of upcoming activities at Bell Memorial Public Library, 101 W. Main St., Mentone:

Join us for story hour every Friday at 10 a.m.  Children listen to a story, sing songs and make a craft.

Santa Visiting

Santa is coming to Bell Memorial Public Library. Come visit  Santa from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.  The kids can sit and make and ornament to take home.

Monday Afternoon at the Movies

Please join us at 1 p.m. Monday for “Christmas at Holly Lodge.” Popcorn and drink provided.


Have you heard of Hoopla?  It’s a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, e-Books, comics and T.V. shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone.

With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets 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 us 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, contact Eva Mudd at 574-253-5593 or evamudd@  Ask to join her Facebook group “Eva’s Zumba and Yoga Community Classes.”


No internet access at home? Let the library help with that.

The library is circulating an internet hotspot. These devices are about the size of a large cell phone and connect the user to the Internet via cell phone 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

New books coming soon

“Alfred’s Teach Yourself to Play Harmonica” by Steven Manus; “The Amish Christmas Letters” by Patricia Davids; “An Anonymous Girl” by Greer Hendricks; “At the Wolf’s Table” by Rosella Postorino; “Attucks” by Phillip Hoose, “Baby Loves Science Set” by Ruth Spiro; “Backyard Bears” by Amy Cherrix, “The Best of Us” by Robyn Carr, “Beyond the Pill” by Jolene Brighten, “Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamott; “Blood at Sundown” by Peter Brandvold; “Bloodthirsty” by “William H. Johnstone; “Boy Erased” by Gerrard Conley; “The Boys in the Cave” by Mat Butman; “Brief Answers to the Big Questions” by Stephen W. Hawking; “Can I Be Your Dog” by Troy Cummings; “China Rich Girlfriend” by Kevin Kwan; “Code Name Lise” by Larry Loftis; “The Conspiracy” by Kat Martin; “Constructon Site on Christmas Night” by Sherri Duskey Rinker; “Crucible” by James Rollins; “Curious About Winter” by Mary O’Keefe Young; “The Current,” by Tim Johnston; “Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake” by Sarah Graves; “A Delicate Touch” by Stuart Woods; and “Dirty Little Secret” by Jennifer Ryan.