There are plenty of activities scheduled at BPL for Halloween and Fall Fest to entertain kiddos and bring families together.  And parents if you want to add a little something extra go to Hoopla and download a few not so spooky kids’ movies.  Add a little popcorn and you are ready to go.

There are three easy steps to sign up for Hoopla.  First, go to the App Store or hoopladigital.com to download the Hoopla app.  Second, log in with your library card.  And third, select and borrow the free digital movies, music, and more.

There are no late fees because when the items are due back they automatically deactivate on your device.

Some of the movie titles you might be interested in are:
“Harry Potter’s Halloween”
“Me and My Dragon”
“Spooky Buddies”
“Goosebumps: Horror Land”
“The Halloween Tree”

There is also a Kids Mode that you can activate with three easy steps.  Step one, touch the Hoopla Home icon.  Two, touch the settings gear.  Three, toggle for Kids Mode.  Remember to make sure your children practice internet safety whenever they use an electronic device.

It is that easy.

Libraries Transform!

Make a note:
BPL will be closed Friday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day.

All BPL locations are partnering with Toys for Tots again this Christmas Season.  Each branch will have boxes where anyone can donate unwrapped gifts for children.  The toy drive will run from November 1 through December 7.

Aulds Library 742-2337
Tues., Oct. 25 from 10a.m. to 6p.m. for all ages—Fall Fest
Thur., Oct. 27 at 4:30p.m., for ages 6 to 11—STEM/STEAM Programs

Benton Library 965-2751
Fri., Oct. 28 from 10a.m. to 5p.m. for all ages—Fall Fest
Wednesdays from 11:30a.m. to 12:15p.m., ages 0 to 2—Baby Laptime

Bossier Central Library 746-1693
Thur., Oct. 27 from 10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.—Free Legal Advice on a variety of topics (no criminal cases).  Call the library for an appointment.
Fri., Nov. 4 from 7p.m. to Sat. Nov. 5 at 7a.m. for ages 13 to 18—Teen Fall Lock In

East 80 Library 949-2665
Sat., Oct. 29 from 11a.m. to 1p.m. for all ages—Fall Fest
Wednesdays at 10:30a.m., ages 0 to 5—Lapsit Story Time

Haughton Library 949-0196
Thur., Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 7:30p.m., for ages 13 and up—Teen Zombie Prom; registration required
Mon., Oct. 31 at 10a.m. for adults—BINGO!

Plain Dealing Library 326-4233
Fri., Oct. 28 from 3 to 5p.m. for ages 0 to 12—Fall Fest
Fri., Oct. 28 from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 13to 18—Teen Art Club; registration required

Tooke Memorial
Thur., Oct. 20 from 3 to 5p.m. for all ages—Fall Fest
Wednesdays at 11a.m., ages 0 to 5—Music and Movement Story Time

New Books
Fiction
“The Risen” by Ron Rash
“Lady Cop Makes Trouble” by Amy Stewart
“Still Mine” by Amy Stuart
“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles
“Basque Moon” by Julie Weston 
“Sting” by Sandra Brown (Lg. Pr.)
“The Jealous Kind” by James Lee Burke (Lg. Pr.)
“Three Sisters, Three Queens” by Philippa Gregory (Lg. Pr.)
“Razor Girl” by Carl Hiaasen (Lg. Pr.)
“Behind Closed Doors” by B. A. Paris (Lg. Pr.)
Nonfiction
“100 Things for Every Gearhead to Do Before They Die” by Jason Fogelson
“The Terror Years” by Lawrence Wright
“Blood in the Water” by Heather Ann Thompson
“Boys Adrift” by Leonard Sax
“Design Your Life” by Rachel Roy
“Seven Skeletons” by Lydia Pyne
“The Genius of Birds” by Jennifer Ackerman
“The Human Superorganism” by Rodney Dietert
“Lightness of Body and Mind” by Sarah Hays Coomer
“Sugar Knockout” by Cherie Calbom

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