Get ready to jump-start your summer with the annual Bossier Parish Library Expo on Saturday, May 10, from 1—4p.m. at the Bossier Central Library located at 2206 Beckett Street, Bossier City. Wear your most comfortable shoes because we are going to be outdoors.
The first thing you need to do is pick up a Passport at the Information booth. Visit at least 5 booths, get your passport stamped at each one you visit then turn it in to enter a drawing for a Kindle.
This year’s Expo will feature some new organizations and businesses. Local bakery Half Caked will have a station set up for cookie decorating. You get to decorate your cookie and eat it too.
Red River National Wildlife Refuge will be there to talk about one of Bossier’s most interesting places to visit on the Red River. If you have not been to the Wildlife Refuge make plans to do so this summer.
Local author, radio personality, and Irishman Brian O’Nuanain will be on hand to talk about his home land Ireland. Brian is a great speaker and story teller. If you have attended his programs before, then you know you are in for a real treat.
The Bossier Arts Council will have an information table set up. You will be surprised at the many things BAC does in our community.
Pet Education Project will bring a couple therapy dogs. What an amazing job these animals have.
Of course the Expo would not be complete without our dedicated Bossier Fire Department, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Bossier Parish EMTs. They will have some of their heavy equipment and vehicles on display which is always a hit with the kids.
Be sure to stop by the Friends of Bossier Parish Libraries table. Our Friends organization raises funds to support library programs, purchase equipment, and hosts programs throughout the year which are free to the public.
There is no charge to attend the Expo. Stop by and join us for a fun-filled day.
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Make a note:
n The Summer Reading Programs begin June 2 and end August 1. Children’s, Young Adult, and Adult programs will be offered. Sign up early. Stop by your neighborhood branch or go online at www.bossierlibrary.org to learn more.
n Thursday, May 15 from 6-7 p.m. the Bossier Central Book Club will meet at the Central Library to discuss “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey. For more information call (318) 746-1693.
“Chestnut Street” by Maeve Binchy
“Cavendon Hall” by Barbara Taylor Bradford
“Peacemaker” by C.J. Cherryh
“Winter of Beauty” by Amy Hale Auker
“The Troop” by Nick Cutter
“Mount Terminuse” by David Grand
“Why Kings Confess” by C.S. Harris
“Red Zone” by Sherri Hayes
“Dragon’s Child: The King Arthur Trilogy” by M.K. Hume
“By Its Cover” by Donna Leon
“The Small-engine Handbook” by Peter Hunn
“Sustainable Market Farming” by Pam Dawling
“Homegrown Pork” by Sue Weaver
“Raising Rabbits Indoors” by Anita Haley
“Train Your Dog Positively” by Victoria Stilwell
“The Oh She Glows Cookbook” by Angela Liddon
“Carla’s Comfort Foods” by Carla Hall
“Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line” by Michael Gibney
“Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes, Taste of Home” by Catherine Cassidy
“Family Whispering” by Melinda Blau
Vickie Hardin is Outreach Specialist for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at email@example.com