It is time for Sign Up Saturday. Join the Bossier Parish Libraries for this annual event on Saturday, July 20, from 10:00a.m., until 2:00p.m., at the Bossier Civic Center. It is free to the public.

The Free Youth Sports, Health and Wellness Expo, is sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and Bossier Healthcare Foundation. Carol Canterbury of SportsCare USA says the event “is a one-stop opportunity for parents to learn about and/or “Sign Up” their children for sports, leagues, lessons, and other fun activities available in the community.”

You might wonder where the library fits in with sports, health, and wellness. Actually, we fit in quite nicely. The library has a wealth of information about all of these topics on DVD, in electronic resources, books and magazines.

Here is a short list: “Backyard Soccer Drills [DVD videorecording]” produced by Thomas Craven Film Corporation; “Baseball by the Numbers” by Mary Elizabeth Salzman; “Girls Play to Win Soccer” by Jeff Kassouf; “Sports Illustrated for Kids”; “Kids & Sports: Everything You and Your Child Need to Know About Sports, Physical Activity, and Good Health: A Doctor’s Guide for Parents and Coaches” by Eric Small; “Dr. Susan’s Fit & Fun Family Action Plan [electronic resource]: 301 Things You Can Do Today” by Susan Bartell; and “The Monster Health Book: A Guide to Eating Healthy, Being Active & Feeling Great for Monsters & Kids!” by Edward Miller.

I hope to see you at Sign Up Saturday, and then “Book it” to the Bossier Central Library located across from the Bossier Civic Center.

Make a note:

n Tuesday, July 10 from noon to 1 p.m., the “Free Financial Workshop: The Psychology of Spending” will be presented by the Carter Federal Credit Union in the conference room at Bossier Central Library. Sign up at the Bossier Central circulation desk or at any Carter Federal branch. Contact Candace Slack for more information at (318) 382-4457.

n Tuesday, July 16, at 3p.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.

n 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.

 

New Books

 

Fiction

“We Need New Names” by NoViolet Bulawayo

“A Natural History of Dragons” by Marie Brennan

“Earth Afire” by Orson Scott Card

“Onion Street” by Reed Farrel Coleman

“Three Lives of Tomomi Fshikawa” by Benjamin Constable

“Love In Disguise” by Carol Cox

“Dead Man’s Deal” by Jocelynn Drake

“The Morels” by Christopher Hacker

“Flara” by Gail Godwin

“Red Star Burning” by Brian Freemantle

 

Nonfiction

“Tablet PCs for Seniors” by Michael Price

“Tablet PCs in Easy Steps” by Michael Price

“Make it Last: The Dos & Don’ts” Keith Sweat

“The Gospel of Freedom” by Jonathan Rieder

“50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age” by Steve Weisman

“The Sypathetic State” Michelel Landis Dauber

“Bending Toward Justice” by Gary May

“Law & Disorder” by John Douglas

“Gulp” by Mary Roach

“Echoes of My Soul” by Robert K. Tanenbaum

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