Over the last few weeks, I introduced two of three new services available on the BPL website, www.bossierlibrary.org; New Book Alerts and Author Check. The third new online service is Select Reads. Patrons can sign up for this free monthly e-mail newsletter on the library website. All three can be tailor-made to connect readers to books they enjoy and authors they like.
Book lovers can customize their newsletter by selecting subjects they are most interested in. Just click on My SelectReads to choose the topics you like. Then, each week a newsletter will be emailed to you “with book recommendations generated specifically for you. It is like having your own personal librarian.”
Award winning books are listed separately and the list of various awards is long. New Titles, Author Spotlight, and a direct link to the BPL catalog are also accessible. The great thing about all three of the new online services is that they can be used individually or together so that you the reader stay informed about books, subjects, and authors you are most interested in.
Make a note:
Bossier Central Library has printed information available on how to apply for disaster assistance with FEMA, or go to www.disasterassistance.gov.
Bossier Parish Registrar of Voters will be at the Bossier Central Library on Thursday, May 12 from 1—3p.m. to register eligible citizens to vote. For more information go to email@example.com
Sat., Apr. 23 from 11a.m. to 1p.m. for all ages—Mother’s Day Tea Party
Thur., Apr. 28 at 3:30p.m., for grades k-5th —Read 2 Me
Sat., Apr. 23 at 11a.m. for ages 2 to 12—P.J.s & Popcorn Movie Day (bring a pillow& blanket)
Thur., Apr. 28 from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 6 to 12—Club 745
Bossier Central 746-1693
Thursday, April 21 at 12p.m. and 6p.m.—The Book Club will discuss “Sundays at Tiffany’s” by James Patterson.
Saturday, April 30 from 1:30—4p.m., the Friends of Bossier Parish Library Garden Party will take place at Ellis Home and Garden Center on Airline Dr. Tony Thornton will present gardening tips for growing your own vegetables.
East 80 949-2665
Wed. at 10:30a.m., for ages 0 to 5—Lapsit Story Time
Thur. at 4p.m., for all ages—After School Story Time
Thur., Apr. 21 at 3:30p.m. for ages 13 to 18—Teen Meetings, books, games, crafts, & snacks
Fri., Apr. 29 at 10a.m. for all ages— “Can You Dish It?” Enter your dessert and win a cookbook
Plain Dealing 326-4233
Fridays from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 0 to 5—Story Hour
Tooke Memorial 987-3915
Wed. from 11 to 11:30a.m. –Story Time/ Craft for ages 0 to 5
Tues., Apr. 19 at 4p.m. for ages 13 to 18—Key Ring crafts
“The Goodbye Bride” by Denise Hunter
“A Criminal Magic” by Lee Kelly
“The Other Side of Silence” by Philip Kerr
“Brush of Wings” by Karen Kingsbury
“Blackjack” by Robert Knott
“The Passenger” by Lisa Lutz
“Keep Me Posted” by Lisa Beazley
“Dodgers” by Bill Beverly
“Alice & Oliver” by Charles Bock
“All Things Cease to Appear” by Elizabeth Brundage
“The Negative Calorie Diet” by Rocco DiSpirito
“How to Have a Good Day” by Caroline Webb
“The Startup Equation” by Steven Fisher
“Antique Collectibles 2017” by Donald Cowie
“Specialized Catalogue of U.S. Stamps & Covers” by Donna Houseman
“Soul Serenade” by Rashod Ollison
“Cobain on Cobain” by Nick Soulsby
“Naval Gazing” by Michael Ian Black
“The Crippler” by Chris Leben
“One Breath” by Adam Skolnick
Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.