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Library: Bored with reading? Join a book club

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Every so often someone will tell me how much they enjoy reading, but rarely have time for it.   Others say they get through a couple pages and then fall asleep.  Sound familiar?  If that describes your experience with reading you might want to try something new like joining a book club.  Bossier Parish libraries have several active book clubs. 

The newest club is at the Haughton Library.  In fact it does not have a name.  If you would like to become a charter member of that group and help select the name their first meeting will be Thursday, April 16th at 9:30a.m. at 116 West McKinley Avenue.  The book discussion will be on “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom.  Branch Manager Audra Bartholomew is very excited to have a book club at the Haughton branch.  Call ahead at 949-0196 to register. 

The Aulds Library Book Club in south Bossier meet at 11a.m. on the third Tuesday each month.  On May 19th the group will discuss “The Whole Golden World” by Kristina Riggle.  Call 742-2337 to learn more. 

At Bossier Central on April 16th from 6—7p.m. “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss will be the topic of discussion.  Contact Anne or Diane at 746-1693 for more information. 

I am sorry to say the East 80 Library Book Club is no longer meeting.  That happens occasionally, but if you are interested in establishing another club at this branch contact Beverly at 949-2665. 

You might be thinking that a book club is not for you because it takes too much time out of your schedule or the book selections will not interest you.  All I can say is don’t knock it until you try it. 

Our Library!  Gateway to the Past, Bridge to the Future.    

Make a note for March:

  • If you like to cook you may be interested to know several new cookbooks have been added to the collection.

Benton 965-2751

  • Saturday, the 28th at 11a.m. join in the Easter Eggstravaganza for ages 0–12.  Space is limited, please preregister.

Bossier Central 746-1693

  • March Madness Tournament, Young Adult Fiction vs Adult Fiction.  Pick up a voting ballot at the Front Desk. 
  • April 1st and 2nd, Storytime and Read Alouds have been cancelled at Bossier Central.

Haughton 949-0196

  • Monday, the 30th from 3—4p.m. children 12 and under and their parents are invited to Family Story Time. 

New Books

Fiction

“Her: A Novel” by Harriett Lane

“A Touch of Stardust” by Kate Alcott

“As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust” by Alan Bradley

“The Marauders: A Novel” by Tom Cooper

“Lost & Found” by Brook Davis

“White Plague” by James Abel

“After Birth” by Elisa Albert

“First Frost” by Sarah Addison Allen

“The Edge of Dreams” by Rhys Bowen

“Old Fashioned” by Rene Gutteridge

Nonfiction

“The Woman Code” by Sophia Nelson

“Overcoming Fear” by Creflo dollar

“The Imperfect Marriage” by Darryl and Tracy Strawberry

“Off the Sidelines” by Kristen Gillibrand

“The Accidental Admiral” by Adm. James Stavridis

“Getting Life” by Michael Morton

“Semisweet” by John A. O’Brien

“Excellent Sheep” by William Deresiewicz

“Let the Tornado Come: A Memoir” by Rita Zoey Chin

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org