There are more and more hybrids and flex-fuel vehicles on the roads these days. BPL has a link on our website, www.bossierlibrary.org to help answer the many questions on how to save money at the pump and which vehicles get the best gas mileage.
The Fuel Economy Guide is under the Research and Homework menu. Click on the link and go directly to http://www.fueleconomy.gov/ where you will find several ways to track your MPG (Miles per Gallon) using your electronic device or if you prefer, print out a chart to record the gas mileage.
Another helpful tool is the Find & Compare Cars feature. Plug in the make and model or class and start your search. The thumbnail gallery of new cars is a quick way to find out which has the best fuel economy, is environmentally friendly, what the safety features are, and other specs.
Maybe you have a used car you would like to sell. Check out the Used Car Label Tool and print out a paper label to attach to the window of the vehicle.
With summer vacations around the corner you will appreciate how easy it is to check the local, state, and national gas prices. Click on the Save Money & Fuel tab to use the trip planner, find gas prices, gas mileage tips, and cost and trip calculators to help with travel plans no matter where you decide to go.
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Thur., Feb. 25th at 3:30a.m., “Read 2 Me” program for grades k-5.
Haughton Friday, February 26 at 10a.m. Basics Computer Class. Registration required.
Recipe Exchange program during the month of February. Copies of recipes made at no charge. Each entry entitles you to one entry in the drawing for a free cookbook, “Taste of Home 5 Ingredient Cookbook.” Drawing will be Mon., Feb. 29th.
Bossier Central 746-1693
Sat., Feb. 27th from 10a.m.—1p.m. Legal Services of NW LA Clinic/ Workshop will focus on Medical power of attorney. Contact I.J. Clark-Sam at (318)317-8383 for more details.
Tuesdays Belong to Teens programs from 3—5p.m. for ages 13—18.
East 80 949-2665
Thursdays at 4p.m. for all ages “Read 2 Me” program.
Mondays at 10a.m. free BINGO game for all ages.
Sat., Feb. 27th from 12—1p.m. for ages 6—13 Movie Day. The movie “Pixels” will be shown and refreshments served. Registration is required.
Plain Dealing 326-4233
Fri. from 4—5p.m. for ages 0—5—Story Hour.
History Center 746-7717
Sunday, February 28th beginning at 2:30p.m., in the History Center meeting room a special showing of the documentary, “Rejoice and Shout” a jubilant journey through gospel music history. It is open to the public.
“Keeper of the Stars” by Robin Lee Hatcher
“Sword of Destiny” by Justin Hill
“The Billionaire’s Convenient Bride” by C. J. Howard
“The Evening Chorus” by Helen Humphreys
“Highness” by Latrivia S. Nelson
“The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen
“The Marriage Pact” by M. J. Pullen
“Night Study” by Maria V. Snyder
“Blind Reef” by Peter Tonkin
“Girl Through Glass” by Sari Wilson
“Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” by Irin Carmon
“Alex Haley and the Books that Changed a Nation” by Robert J. Norrell
“Over the Top and Back” by Tom Jones
“Witness to Change” by Sybil Haydel Morial
“Sam Phillips” by Peter Guralnick
“White Eskimo” by Stephen R. Bown
“Richard III” by David Harspool
“Sinatra” by James Kaplan
“Trauma and Memory” by Peter Levine
“Fervent” by Priscilla Shirer
Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at email@example.com