Joining a book clubs is a wonderful way to share a love for reading.  BPL has a collection of fifty plus book kits to help our patrons find the right book for their group.  For the complete list, just go to the library website www.bossierlibrary.org and key into the Catalog search bar “book club kit.”

Patrons can check out up to two kits at a time.  There are twelve books in each one with support materials.  Each kit contains a checklist to help group leaders keep track of all items.  The fee for late returns is $10 for each day it is late.  The person who checks out the kit is responsible for any late fees or costs for lost or damaged items.

We invite you to join one of the many book clubs at our branches.  If you prefer to start your own club or need fresh ideas for an established group come to the library to find suggestions and to learn how to make your club interesting and fun.

Libraries Transform!

Make a note:
All BPL branches will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day.

BPL is collecting non-perishable food items, clothing, toiletries, gently used clothing, and school supplies for the flood victims in South Louisiana.  When you donate, we will waive your late fees.  This does not apply to laptops, or lost or damaged items.

Aulds Library 742-2337
Each first and third Thursday, Mommy & Me Yoga will be at 10:30a.m., for moms and babies ages 0 to 5.  Older siblings are welcome.

Tues., Sept. 20 at 11a.m. — Adult Book Club, “American Rust” by Phillip Meyer

Bossier Central Library 746-1693
Tues., Aug. 30 from 2 to 4p.m. in the History Center—Legal Services of North Louisiana, Divorce Self Representation Clinic

Tues., Sept. 13 at 6p.m., ages 9 to 12—Books and Beyond Book Club (registration required)

Thur., Sept. 15 at 6p.m. — Adult Book Club, “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield

East 80 Library 949-2665
Sat., Sept. 10 from 12:30 to 1:30p.m. — Teen Book Club, ages 13 to 18, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs (Registration required)

Thur., Sept. 15 from 3:30 to 4:30p.m., ages 7 to12— Young Readers Book Club, Harry Potter Series (Registration required)

Haughton Library 949-0196
Sat., Sept. 10 from 1 to 2:30p.m., all ages—Pokemon Trainer’s Club
Thur., Sept. 15 at 9:30a.m.—Adult Good Books, “Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman
Plain Dealing Library 326-4233
Fridays from 4p.m. to 5p.m. for ages 0 to 5—Story Hour

Fri., Sept. 2 from 4 to 5p.m., ages 13 to 18—Teen Art Club, limited to 18 participants

Tooke Memorial
Tues., Sept. 13 from 11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m., ages 18 and up—Adult Coloring (Registration required

Tues., Sept. 13 at 4p.m., ages 13 to18—Young Adult Book Club, “If I Stay” by Gayle Forman

New Books
Fiction
“The Perdition Score” by Richard Kadrey
“Sharp Ends” by Joe Abercrombie
“The Race” by Nina Allen
“How to Set a Fire and Why” by Jesse Ball
“Watch Out for the Big Girls” by J.M. Benjamin
“Sinful Love” by Lauren Blakely
“Silence in the Dark” by Patricia Bradley
“Night of the Animals” by Bill Broun
“Swear on this Life” by Renee Carlino
“Scorched Earth” created by Tom Clancy written by George Galdorisi

Nonfiction
“Outlook 2016 for Dummies” by Bill Dyszel
“I’m Your Biggest Fan” by Kate Coyne
“Fierce Optimism” by Leeza Gibbons
“The Creative Tarot” by Jessica Crispin
“The Wander Society” by Keri Smith
“Mind Hacking” by Sir John Hargrave
“Level Up Your Life” by Steve Kamb
“Wealth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume” by Jason Wachob
“Meditation for Dummies” by Stephan Bodian
“Seven Last Words” by James Martin

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