New Internet Name For BMPL

Attempting to provide folks with an easy to remember website name was nearly impossible with our original website address (, especially for us men folk who don’t do well with lotsa’ letters and dots! :-)


We purchased a new web name to make it easier for you to get to us!  We are now also at:  Get it?  Bell Memorial Public Library, ergo the bellmpl.  We deal with information, so the dot (.) info works just fine for what we do.  You can still get to us at our original address above, just easier at !

Tactical Edge!


Coming in October, Tactical Edge!tactical edge

Tactical Edge is a Firearm Training Simulator. Tactical Edge offers training in NRA basic pistol, NRA personal protection in the home, NRA home firearm safety, one on one personal firearm instruction, and active shooter training and engagement. Steve Cooper, NRA Pistol Instructor and NRA Personal Protection Instructor will be at Bell Library to demonstrate this interactive video format; utilizing actual firearms with Wireless Bluetooth Capabilities and real time training diagnostics. It provides the most realistic training experience in using firearms, including magazine reloads, jam exercises, and recoil. Learn to be prepared to effectively engage the firearm you are licensed to carry. Time and date is Thursday, October 22nd at 6:00 PM.

Adult Movie Matinee!


Join us on Monday, September 21st at 1:30 PM. Featuring “Jezebel”, Starring Bette Davis!

Our Adult Movie program is back! We’ve changed the time and day to the third Monday of the month at 1:30 PM. Our first feature will be Jezebel,  starring Bette Davis and Henry Fonda. Betty Davis earned an Oscar for her powerful portrayal of a tempestuous Southern belle who loses her fiancé through her cruel behavior. When he becomes stricken by the plague, she realizes the error of her ways and comes to his aid.


Quilting Club Project Charming Stars by Moda!

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Join our Quilting Club Monday, August 17th at 6:00 PM.

Our first project will be the Charming Stars Quilt by Moda. We have adapted this pattern and made it without the borders around the squares, for a simpler pattern. It is still a beautiful quilt. We will finish the top of the quilt first before moving on to the binding and back of the quilt. We have 8 small sewing machines to use or you may bring your own and please bring pins, scissors, and or a rotary cutter and cutting mat if you have them.  For the top you will need:

  • 3 Charm packs or 2 charm packs for a smaller quilt
  • 2 ½ yds. White or Ivory fabric
  • Light colored thread or darker thread if you pick darker colored fabrics for your charm packs

Here is the link to the Charming Stars pattern: Charming Stars Quilt patten

Make a Barn Quilt!

barn quiltDates and time will be Tuesdays, August 18th & 25th at 6:00 PM.

Cost for this program will be $10.00

Coming in August! We will be making this barn quilt. This is the Ohio Star pattern and will be painted on 24″ x24″ plywood. You can pick either red and white or blue and white for your colors. Cost for this program will be $10.00 and will take two classes to complete. You must sign up and pre-pay for this program.