Adult Services

Services

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Benbrook Bound

Benbrook Bound is a free delivery service for patrons who are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or extended illness or disability.

Applications are available at the information desk, or by emailing our Adult Services Librarian.

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Circulating Technology

The library is proud to offer a collection of circulating technological devices. All devices circulate for a period of three weeks. Borrowers of devices must be resident or non-resident Benbrook Public Library cardholders 18 years of age or older. A signed technology agreement will need to be on file before items are checked out, please see our information desk for assistance.

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Computers, Printing, and Faxing

Public computers are available in the main area, teen room, and children's area of the library. You may use your Benbrook Library Card to gain access, or see the information desk to obtain a guest pass.

There is a two-hour limit on computers. If you need additional time, and nobody is waiting for a computer, please see the information desk to extend your time. 

Items available for purchase:
USB Drives: $3.00
Ear Buds: $2.50

Prints and Copies (Letter or legal size only)
Black & White: $.10 page (single-sided), $.20 page (double-sided)
Color: $.25 page (single-sided), $.50 page (double-sided)

Wireless Printing
Pick up your prints at the Benbrook Public Library's Print Release Station or at the Information Desk. When using the Print Release Station, you will sign in using your email address. There are three ways to print wirelessly:

Print Through Email:

  1. Create a new email with the print job attached. 
  2. Send to bpl-mobileprint-bw@printspots.com (black & white)
  3. Send to bpl-mobileprint-color@printspots.com (color)

Print from Home:

  1. Go to www.printeron.net/bpl/mobileprint
  2. Type in email address and upload document
  3. Pick up at Benbrook Public Library

Print Through App:

  1. Download PrinterOn from your app store
  2. Find Benbrook Library, choose black & white or color
  3. Click on Document, Photo, or Web, Send by App

Faxing
We offer fax services to local and toll-free numbers free of charge.

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Request an ILL

Interlibrary loan (also known as ILL) service is a system that libraries nationwide participate in. It allows Benbrook cardholders (resident or non-resident) to borrow items from a larger network and obtain items that are not owned by Benbrook Public Library or one of our MetroShare partners. Another library will loan our library materials, and we will loan it to you. This allows you to get your hands on harder to find materials.

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Library of Things

The Library of Things is a collection of kits of items that facilitate a variety of educational, recreational, and practical activities. Most kits contain books and other materials that provide instruction and guidance on the activity each kit supports.

Library of Things kits are available to resident and non-resident Benbrook Public Library cardholders ages 18 and up and may be borrowed for a three-week checkout period. Kits are limited to one per borrower. 

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Makerspace

The Makerspace is a space built just for you to dream, plan, and create – all ages are welcome.  We have variety of innovative tools available for in-house use at the Library. 

Use of the Makerspace is by appointment and there will be a library staff member to provide guidance while leaving the vision and execution of the projects to you. Please use the Makerspace Calendar to reserve an appointment for use of our 3D printers and laser engraver. If you would like to make an appointment to print a poster, use the Poster Printer Calendar.

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Notary

Benbrook Public Library has commissioned notaries public on staff ready to help you get your documents notarized. 

While an appointment is not required, we recommend calling before arrival to ensure availability. 

The following guidelines will help you to be prepared:

  • Bring a valid, government-issued photo ID
  • All of the documents completed and ready for signature 

*If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney. The notary public is prohibited from helping you to prepare, complete, or understand legal documents. 

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Benbrook Seed Library

We are excited to share our new collection, our seed library! It has a variety of fruit, vegetable, and flower seeds that can be "checked out."

To become a member of the seed library, simply fill out a membership card, which can be found next to our seed cart. 

Donations are welcome! If you save seeds or have extra to donate, please feel free to share them with our seed library. 

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Coffee Break Book Club

11:00am - 12:00pm
Book Club, Hybrid
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club, Hybrid
Event Details:
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Coffee Break

The only thing better than reading a good book is reading a good book and then talking about it with fellow book lovers. Every month we read a preselected book and then meet to discuss it. The Adult Services Librarian guides the discussion, but attendees are encouraged to bring up their own desired topics for the group to talk about, and we like to keep it loose and let the conversation flow naturally.

The book club reads primarily fiction titles, but we change things up with a non-fiction title from time to time.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

GED Classes

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Other, Workshop
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other, Workshop

GED Classes

Our GED classes are back! Take our free prep classes to learn all the skills you need to successfully earn your GED.

No sign-up is required to attend the registration sessions, anyone 18 years of age or older who is not currently enrolled in school may register.

GED Classes are made possible thanks to ProLiteracy's Literacy Opportunity Fund.

 

Registration Required: Registration sessions are held periodically; check the library calendar for details.

Disclaimer(s)

Photo Permission

Staff often take pictures during library programs. The library uses photos in its publicity, in social media, and on its website. If you do not want your photo used, please contact the library and the library will honor that request.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Crochet and Knit with Amy

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Arts & Crafts, Workshop
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Workshop

Knitting & Crochet Class

Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Learn the basics or hone your craft with Amy!

Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own, too. 

No registration required. Our five classes are open to all eager crafters!

 

Disclaimer(s)

Photo Permission

Staff often take pictures during library programs. The library uses photos in its publicity, in social media, and on its website. If you do not want your photo used, please contact the library and the library will honor that request.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Bent Corners Book Club

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Book Club, Hybrid
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club, Hybrid
Event Details:
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Bent Corners

The only thing better than reading a good book is reading a good book and then talking about it with fellow book lovers. Every month we read a preselected book and then meet to discuss it. The Adult Services Librarian guides the discussion, but attendees are encouraged to bring up their own desired topics for the group to talk about, and we like to keep it loose and let the conversation flow naturally.

The book club reads primarily fiction titles, but we change things up with a non-fiction title from time to time.

Disclaimer(s)

Photo Permission

Staff often take pictures during library programs. The library uses photos in its publicity, in social media, and on its website. If you do not want your photo used, please contact the library and the library will honor that request.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Yoga Class

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Health & Wellness
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Room: Kathy Ledford Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness

Yoga

Yoga classes at the library are taught by a professional and are for yogis of all skill levels. The 45-minute classes are free and are a great way to improve oneself both physically and mentally. Those who have their own yoga mats are encouraged to bring them, but the library does have some mats available for those who may need them.

Yoga classes are held the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6 PM. There are occasional exceptions, and they will be noted on the library calendar.

Disclaimer(s)

Photo Permission

Staff often take pictures during library programs. The library uses photos in its publicity, in social media, and on its website. If you do not want your photo used, please contact the library and the library will honor that request.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Exploring Mindfulness

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Health & Wellness
Library Branch: Benbrook Public Library
Room: Kathy Ledford Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness helps bring more awareness to the processes of our mind so that our bodies can be more present in the world. Join us each month to reflect and pause together in mindful ways. We will discover together how to experience life more fully, bring calm into our life situations, and move forward with purpose and focus.

Practicing mindfulness with a group helps to expand and accelerate your own growth and awareness. During each session, we will meditate together, journal together, and share together. By listening intently to others and sharing deeply from your own hearts, we can establish a lasting mindfulness routine together.

This is a loving and uplifting community and we would love to have you join us every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM.

 

Disclaimer(s)

Photo Permission

Staff often take pictures during library programs. The library uses photos in its publicity, in social media, and on its website. If you do not want your photo used, please contact the library and the library will honor that request.

New Fiction

New Non-Fiction