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This week is Teen Tech Week at libraries across the country.  The 2015 theme is “Libraries are for the Making.”  YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) sponsors this annual event to feature “all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers.” http://www.ala.org/yalsa/

VickieHardin copyBrittainy Pope, Young Adult Services Assistant at Bossier Central has several activities planned for the week.  A scavenger hunt is scheduled for the entire week. Stop by Central to pick up a instructions at the YA Desk.  Then on the 10th teens will have the opportunity for some “hands on action” to show what their interests are such as poetry, gaming, or cooking.     

At the Aulds branch activities start at 4p.m. the 9th through the 13th.  On Monday, create your own flip book; Wednesday, BINGO; Friday, make bottle cap magnets.

Teen Central is the place to be this week.  Stop by to find out what is new on the Young Adult books shelves.  Go to http://bpl-ya.blogspot.com/ to keep up with what is happening with the Teen Advisory Board or when the next lock in will be.  You can also go to the Facebook page at “Teen Central @ the Bossier Parish Library.”

Our Library!  Gateway to the Past, Bridge to the Future.    

Make a note for March:

Benton 965-2751

  • Friday, the 13th from 10—11a.m. for ages 3—5, Preschool Storytime.  Registration is required.
  • Thursday, the 19th from 4—5p.m. for ages 6—12, make a craft at Club 745.  Registration is required.

Bossier Central 746-1693

  • Wednesday, the 11th from 4—5p.m. a cooking demo in the History Center meeting room with Vicky Chesser from the LSU Ag Center.

East 80 949-2665

  • Tuesday, the 10th from 6—7p.m. for ages 0—12, Family Story Time.  Read a story and make a craft.

New Books

Fiction

“She Weeps Each Time You’re Born” by Quan Barry

“Karen Memory” by Elizabeth Bear

“The Trouble with Patience” by Maggie Brendan

“Uncle Janice” by Matt Burgess

“The Amish Clockmaker” by Mindy Starns Clark

“Enter Pale Death” by Barbara Cleverly

“The Devil You Know” by Elizabeth de Mariaffi

“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Jill Dawson

“Wolf Winter” by Cecilia Ekback

“The Truth is in a Cave in the Black Mountains” by Neil Gaiman

Nonfiction

“Dogs Unleashed” by Tamsin Pickeral

“The Whole Goat Handbook” by Janet Hurst

“The Minifarming Handbook” by Brett Markham

“The Complete Illustrated Guide to Farming” by Samantha Johnson

“Caring for Your Baby and Young Child” by Steven Shelov

“Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy for Dummies” by Matthew Miller

“Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home” by Ilona Bray

“Strategize to Win” by Carla Harris

“Sockupied” edited by Anne Merrow

“Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors” by Robin Ganzert

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