Bentley library offers more than just books

The Bentley Municipal Library is excited to announce they are offering some new programs this year

The Bentley Municipal Library is excited to announce they are offering some new programs this year along with their tried and true events.

They are now offering a Teen Pizza & Games Night once a month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This month it is on Feb. 28.

There will be a Kids Craft Day on Friday, Feb. 22 where kids can come and make a paper collage.

Near the end of the month they are offering an art journaling workshop with a limited number of spaces available.

Free Family Movie Night continues one evening a month at the Bentley Community Hall with no admission charge. This month it is on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. and the movie is The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

There is children’s programming with Tadpoles and Leapfrogs from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays.

Computers and photocopying are available and a beginners quilting class is now running.

A small meeting room can be booked.

Because Bentley is a member of the Parkland Regional Library system, they now can also offer their members access to more than 1,200 newspapers in 48 different languages from 94 different countries. Included are 291 Canadian newspapers in full format.

For those who are far from home, they can reach out to their own home community. For those who want to read in their native language, it is now available. Newcomers who want to learn the English language now have greater access.

Any Parkland Regional Library member can check with their local library to find out how to start reading a favorite publication from cover to cover in full color. Some e-publications are available even before they hit the newsstands.

Myriad provincial, national and international newspapers are accessible from computers at the library or from home computers, iPhone, etc. with a library membership and a special PIN number.

Check with the Bentley library at 403-748- 4626 for information on what they offer.

The two-year license for the Press Display e-newspapers is being paid for by the Alberta government through the Alberta Public Library Electronic Network at a cost of $310,000.