Library: “Rejoice and Shout” to be shown Feb. 28

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In recognition of Black History Month the BPL History Center is hosting a special program. Local History and Public Outreach Specialist Pam Carlisle invites the public to a showing of the vibrant documentary, “Rejoice and Shout,” a jubilant journey through gospel music history http://www.magpictures.com/rejoiceandshout/. The program will begin at 2:30p.m., Sunday, February 28th in the History Center meeting room.

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library.
Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library.

The Bossier Central branch has an excellent exhibit displaying the many influential African Americans who played pivotal roles throughout history, some of which are from the Bossier-Shreveport area. Prominently featured is the founder of Black History Month Carter Godwin Woodson.

Oxford African American Studies Center is a new database on the BPL website, www.bossierlibrary.org. “The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.” There are more than 10,000 articles for students and teachers to use for research or classroom assignments.

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Make a note:

All BPL branches will be close Monday, February 15th for President’s Day.

Notice:  Aulds Library will be closed for renovations from Thursday, February 18 – Sunday, March 6.

Legal Services of North Louisiana will have a workshop at the Bossier Central Library conference room on Saturday, February 27 from 10a.m.—1p.m. The topic will be Medical Power of Attorney. For more information call I. J. Clark-Sam at 318-317-8383.

Aulds Library 742-2337

Wed., Feb. 17 at 1p.m. for ages K—8th grade, Homeschool

Wed., Feb. 24 at 3:30p.m., for ages 11—18, Tween/ Teen Program

Benton 965-2751

Mon. from 10—11a.m. for ages 0—2 Baby Laptime—Registration Form only

Thur., Feb. 25 from 4—5p.m. for ages 6—12 Club 745. Arts and crafts—Registration required

Bossier Central Library 746-1693

Thur., Feb. 18at 12p.m. & 6p.m., the Bossier Central Book Club will discuss “The Boys In The Boat” by Daniel James Brown. Guest speaker will be Duke Griffey.

Wed. at 11a.m. for ages 3—5 —Family Story Time in the History Center

East 80 Library 949-2665

Wed. at 10:30a.m., for ages 0—5—Lapsit Story Time

Thur. at 4p.m. for all ages—After School Story Time

Haughton Library 949-0196

Thur., Feb. 18 at 9:30a.m., for adults—Good Books Book Club will discuss “Whiskey and Charlie” by Annabel Smith

Fri., Feb. 19 at 10a.m. for all ages—Nutrition Class

Plain Dealing Library 326-4233

Fri. from 4—5p.m. for ages 0—5—Story Hour

Tooke Memorial Library 987-3915

Tues., Feb. 16 from 4—4:45p.m., for ages 13—18—Teens “Make Your Own Necklace”

Fri., Feb. 19 at 11:30a.m., Linda Perry with the LSU AgCenter will present “Let’s Eat for the Health of It.” Free lessons, recipes, and tasty food samples are available.

New Books

Fiction

The Longest Night” by Andria Williams

The Tears of Dark Water” by Corban Addison

Loving Eleanor” by Susan Wittig Albert

This Was Not the Plan” by Cristina Alger

Syren’s Song” by Claude Berube

Remembrance” by Meg Cabot

The Dressmaker’s War” by Mary Chamberlain

Platinum Doll” by Anne Girard

Wherever There is Light” by Peter Golden

A Son’s Vow” by Shelley Shepard Gray

Nonfiction

Strength and Conditioning for Football” by Mark Jarvis

Touchdown Tony” by Tony Nathan

Got to Give the People What They Want” by Jalen Rose

I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game, and Glory” by Ray Lewis

The Ghosts of K2” by Mark Conefrey

Book of Poetry” by Brenda L. Saxton
“War of Two” by John Sedgwick

Washington” by Tom Lewis

Augustine” by Robin Lane Fox

Elizabeth” by Lisa Hilton

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