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Experience WWII through eyes of vets

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Continuing the theme of Independence Day, the Bossier Central and East 80 Libraries are hosting programs about WWII. The first is on Thursday, July 18, at 6 p.m. WWII Veteran Ray Urban of Bossier Parish’s Theatre Eclectic will present “A World War II Retrospective.”

The second program will be at 1 p.m., on Saturday, July 20, at the East 80 Library. Ret. Air Force veteran Verne Foss will talk about how children’s lives were affected in the U.S. during WWII. This program is for children and will include vintage Disney cartoons.

There are very few WWII veterans left to share their war experiences. Mr. Urban continues to honor the men and women who sacrificed so much and gave their lives for our country. He has spoken to numerous groups in Bossier Parish including groups at the History Center. He brings along his traveling “WWII Mini-Museum” for all to see.

Originally from New York, Mr. Foss ended his Air Force career at BAFB. He and his wife decided to make their home in Haughton after retirement. Mr. Foss is a loyal patron who supports the library in many ways. He is an avid reader, military art collector, and researcher of U.S. History.

Both programs promise not only to be interesting, but inspiring as well. You can learn more about these presentations by calling Bossier Central at (318) 746-1693, or East 80 Library at (318) 949-2665.

Several weeks ago, the Aulds Library hosted a fire prevention program. Guest speaker Mr. J.P. Phillips of Bossier Fire Prevention covered the topics of cooking fires, house fires, fireworks, and general fire prevention. He parked a fire truck in the library parking lot for children to tour.

With back-to-school coming up soon, it is important to take this time to remind our children about fire safety. If you missed this program, you can call the Aulds Library at (318) 742-2337 for more information about fire safety.

Book it to the Bossier Libraries or go online at www.bossierlibrary.org.

Make a note:

  • Tuesday, July 16, at 3 p.m. in the Aulds Library meeting room children 2-8 years are invited to come aboard with Thomas the Tank Engine. Call (318) 742-2337.
  • Thursday, July 18, from 6-7 p.m., the Bossier Central Book Club will review Laura Hillenbrand’s work “Unbroken,” an excellent book about surviving World War II. Call (318) 746-1693 to learn more.

Bossier Libraries will be at Sign Up Saturday on July 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Bossier Civic Center.

There is only one week left of the Summer Reading Program. Please remember to turn in your children’s Reading Log at their last program.

 

New Books

 

Fiction

“The Firebird” by Susanna Kearsley

“Is This Tomorrow?” by Caroline Leavitt

“The Devil in Her Way” by Bill Loehfelm

“A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” by Anthony Marra

“All the Dead Yale Men” by Craig Nova

“Montaro Caine” by Sydney Poitier

“Crossbones Yard” by Kate Rhodes

“Paris” by Edward Rutherfurd

“A Dark Redemption” by Stav Sherez

“The Unfinished Child” by Theresa Shea

 

Nonfiction

“Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” by Michael Moss

“Dead Run: The Murder of a Lawman and the Greatest Manhunt of the Modern American West” by Dan Schultz

“Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy” by David Sheff

“Inside Rehab” by Anne M. Fletcher

“Eat Less Salt” by AMA

“Clean Gut” by Alejandro Junger
“The Lupus Book” by Daniel J. Wallace

“The Spark” by Kristine Barnett

“The Ice Pilots” by Michael Vlessides

“Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener” by Joseph Tychonievich

Vickie Hardin is Outreach Specialist for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@state.lib.la.us