On Saturday, April 30 from 1:30—4p.m., the Friends of Bossier Parish Library are hosting their annual Spring Garden Party. This year’s event will take place at Ellis Home and Garden Center on Airline Drive. It is free and open to the public. Everyone who attends will receive a complimentary flowering plant to take home.
The guest speaker for this year’s event is Garden Manager Tony Thornton. He will highlight gardening tips for growing your own vegetables. Tony has spoken at several previous garden party events and is both very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Attendees will learn how to prepare soil for planting, what types of plants grow best in our area, how to care for your garden once it begins to sprout, which fertilizers to use and how to apply them. At the end of the program there will be a Q & A period where attendees can ask Tony about gardening problems.
If you are interested in joining the Friends applications are available at any of the BPL branches or go to the BPL website www.bossierlibrary.org and click on the Community tab. There you can download an application/newsletter. The Friends promote library services and provide funding for library programs and events.
Make a note:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Too noisy to concentrate or study? Bossier Central now offers a white noise machine for use in study rooms. Ask library staff at the Front Desk for details.
Tues. at 10a.m. for ages 0 to 5—Story Time
Thur., Apr. 28 at 3:30p.m., for grades k-5th —Read 2 Me
Mon., from 10 to 11a.m. for ages 0 to 2—Baby Laptime
Thur., Apr. 28 from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 6 to 12—Club 745
Bossier Central 746-1693
Wed. at 10a.m. for ages 0 to 3 —Tot Story Time in the History Center
Wed. at 11a.m. for ages 3 to 5 —Family Story Time in the History Center
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
Tues. at 10a.m. for ages 0 to 5 Story Time
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
“Bride of a Distant Isle” by Sandra Byrd
“Visitor” by C.J. Cherryh
“Dominion” by John Connolly
“Jericho” by Alex Gordon
“The Railwayman’s Wife” by Ashley Hay
“Arena” by Holly Jennings
“The Translation of Love” by Lynne Kutsukake
“The Atonement” by Beverly Lewis
“Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday” by Christine Reilly
“Face Time” by Hank Phillippi Ryan
“1924: The Year that Made Hitler” by Peter Ross-Range
“The Hundred-Year Walk” by Dawn Anahid MacKeen
“Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice” by Adam Makos
“George Washington’s Journey” by T. H. Breen
“American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption” by Matt Katz
“Love, Loss, and What We Ate” by Padma Lakshmi
“The Immortal Irishman” by Timothy Egan
“Their Promised Land” by Ian Buruma
“London” by Louise Nicholson
“Rome: City Guide” by Rachel Lawrence
Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at email@example.com.