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Plan your summer reading adventure

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Summer reading is purely for pleasure.  It is a perfect time to relax, escape to a far off country, meet interesting people, learn about other cultures, or take an imaginary trip to another world.  The Dr. Seuss book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” comes to mind because there are no limits to the places you can go or the things you can learn via a great book.  

Go online at www.bossierlibrary.org and browse the catalog.  Find a book that will take you somewhere you have never been before.  You may also come across a movie based on a book you choose like “Walking with Dinosaurs” by Alexis Barad-Cutler a Level 2, I Can Read book for children based on the motion picture.  

Here are a few more titles from the New Books section that might interest you:  “The Cartographer of No Man’s Land” by P.S. Duffy, originally from Nova Scotia, takes you to the front lines during World War I. 

“The Bear” by Claire Cameron will keep you on edge.   While on a camping trip with their parents, five-year-old Anna and her little brother are the only survivors after a bear attack.  

“Million Dollar Arm” by J. B. Bernstein is based on a true story made into a Disney major motion picture.   “From the farmlands of India to the fields of major league baseball, this fascinating memoir tells the story of a man who forever changed the lives of two talented young men through a pitching contest in India.”

Book it to the Bossier Libraries to start planning your summer adventure.  

Make a note: 

  • Aulds Library (318) 742-2337

Teen Craft Day: Thursday, April 24, at 4 p.m., ages 13—18 years.

Magic Show:  Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m., with magician Dustin Williams.

  • Bossier Central Library 746-1693

Lapsit Story Time: Thursday, May 1, at 10 a.m., ages birth – 23 months and parents.

Toddler Time: Thursday, May1, at 11a.m., ages 2 – 3 years and parents.

Thursday Read Aloud:  Thursday, May 1, at 4 p.m., ages 0 – 12 years.

Pre-School Story Time: Wednesday, May 7, at 10 a.m., ages 4 – 5 years.

Family Story Time: Wednesday, May 7, at 11 a.m., ages birth – 12 years and parents.

  • Benton Library 965-2751

Pre-School Story Time: Friday, May 2, at 10 a.m., ages 3 – 5 years. 

  • East-80 Library 949-2665

Family Night Story Time: Tuesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m.

  • Haughton Library 949-1096

Lapsit Story Time: Monday, May 5, at 10 a.m., ages birth—3 years.

  • Koran Library 987-3915

Lapsit Story Time: Wednesday, May 7, at 10 a.m, ages 6 months—3 years.

New Books

Fiction

“Death Comes Quickly” by Susan Wittig Albert

“The Purity of Vengeance” by Jussi Adler-Olsen

“Burn” by Julianna Baggott

“Eggs in a Casket” by Laura Childs

“The Bear” by Claire Cameron

“A Star for Mrs. Blake” by April Smith

“Dark of the Mind” by C.S. McMillian 

“The Brass Man a Western Story” by Max Brand (Lg. Print)

“The Cartographer of No Man’s Land” by P.S. Duffy (Lg. Print)

“Heart Failure” by Richard L. Mabry (Lg. Print)

Nonfiction

“The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt” by Roosevelt, Eleanor 

“Million Dollar Arm: Sometimes to Win, You Have to Change the Game” by J. B. Bernstein

“Black & Blue” by Cheryl Dorsey

“Zephaniah Kingsley, Jr. and the Atlantic World” by Daniel L. Schafer

“Things a Little Bird Told Me” by Biz Stone

“Creativity, inc.” by Edwin E. Catmull

“Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business” by Michael Parrish DuDell

“Magic 1400s-1950s” by Noel Daniel

“Baseball Prospects” by Sam Miller

“Whatever You are Be a Good One” by Lisa Congdon