If you have ever wanted to take a class to improve your work skills, or test the water to figure out if you want to go back to school you might be interested in Gale Courses.  Gale “offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led courses” all found on our website www.bossierlibrary.org under the Research tab.  The classes are free with a BPL card.

Each course runs for six weeks with new classes starting every month.  Select the course and the date you want to begin then create your personal account.  You will need to enter your library card number to finalize the process.  The instructions are easy to follow, but the library staff is always happy to help if you get stuck.

Choose from 375 courses under the topics of Accounting and Finance; Business; Computer Applications; Design and Composition; Health and Medical; Language and Arts; Law and Legal; Personal Development; Teaching and Education; Technology; and Writing and Publishing.  At the end of each course, with a passing score, an Award of Completion will be given.

Let BPL help you get back to school.

Libraries Transform!

Make a note:
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month.  BPL is offering free library card replacements for old, worn out, or lost cards.

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
Wed., Sept. 14 from 12 to 1p.m., all ages—Lunch with the Librarians; bring a sack lunch
Tues., Sept. 20 at 11a.m. — Adult Book Club, “American Rust” by Phillip Meyer

Benton Library 965-2751
Mon., Sept. 12 from 11:30a.m. to 12p.m., ages 0 to 5—Wiggle & Wobble movement program
Wed., Sept. 14 from 11:30a.m. to 12:15p.m., ages 0 to 2—Baby Laptime stories, music, crafts

Bossier Central Library 746-1693
Tues., Sept. 13 at 4p.m., ages 13 to 18—Teen round Up
Tues., Sept. 13 at 4p.m., ages 9 to 12—Tween Tuesday (Registration required)

East 80 Library 949-2665
Sat., Sept. 17 from 1 to 2p.m., ages 6 to 18—Movie Day, “The Peanuts Movie”
Thur., Sept. 15 from 3:30 to 4:30p.m., ages 7 to 12—Young Readers Book Club

Haughton Library 949-0196
Sat., Sept. 10 from 1 to 2:30p.m., all ages—Pokemon Trainer’s Club
Mon., Sept. 12 at 10a.m.—Adult Bingo

Plain Dealing Library 326-4233
Fri., Sept. 16 from 4 to 5p.m., ages 13 to 18—Teen Art Club (Registration required)
Fridays from 10 to 10:45a.m., ages 0 to 5—Story Hour (Registration required)

Tooke Memorial
Tues., Sept. 13 from 11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m., ages 18 and up—Adult Coloring (Registration required
Wednesdays at 11a.m., ages 0 to 5—Music and Movement Story Time

New Books
Fiction
“The Hamilton Affair” by Elizabeth Cobbs
“Champion of the World” by Chad Dundas
“Siracusa” by Delia Ephron
“Valley of the Moon” by Melanie Gideon
“Deadly Fate” by Heather Graham
“The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay” by Kelly Harms
“The American Girl” by Kate Horsley
“The Beauty of the End” by Debbie Howells
“Shining Sea” by Anne Korkeakivi
“Carousel Court” by Joe McGinniss, Jr.
Nonfiction
“Angels” by Jack Graham
“Wild and Free” by Jess Connolly
“Giddy Up, Eunice” by Sophie Hudson
“Dying to Wake Up” by Rajiv Parti, MC
“The Happy Medium” by Kim Russo
“The Wander Society” by Keri Smith
“Progressing through Grief” by Stephanie Jose
“The Happiness Track” by Emma Seppala
“Paths to Happiness” by Edward Hoffman
“Level Up Your Life” by Steve Kamb

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