A full schedule of events ahead

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Pull out your calendar and make a note about what is happening at the Bossier Parish Libraries. There are some very exciting things going on.

Make a note:

  • Mr. Doug Rimmer, President of the Bossier Parish Police Jury, will conduct “First Tuesday Meetings of the Month” at the East-80 Library beginning February 4, 2014, at 7:15p.m.  The meetings are to inform the community about events, happenings, budgets, and upcoming projects as they relate to the Haughton area and the rest of the parish. Call (318) 949-2665 for details.
  • Free computer class schedules for February are now available at the Bossier Central Library. The classes are on the basics of the computer, Word, Internet, PowerPoint, E-Books, and Excel. To sign up you must register the week before the class begins by calling the IT department at (318) 734-9275, between 9a.m. and 5p.m. Monday—Thursday and 9a.m.—3p.m. on Friday.
  • The annual Authors & Friends Event sponsored by the Friends of Bossier Parish Libraries will take place on Saturday, February 8, from 1—4p.m. in the History Center meeting room. The event is open to the public; admission is free. Film Industry and Screenwriting is the topic for this event. Movie producer and screenwriter Lyn Morgan will be the featured guest speaker. For more information call (318) 746-7717.
  • Monday, Feb. 10, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., teens ages 13-18 are invited to play board games in the History Center meeting room. Contact Tonya at (318)746-1693 for details.
  • Saturday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m., in the History Center meeting room artist Bertha Harris will give a book talk and sign her newest work “The Courage to Rise Again – A Journey from Tears to Testimony.” Harris’s story and paintings document her struggles and triumphs in the hope it will encourage her readers to survive their own struggles. Call (318) 746-7717 for more information.

Special note: Bossier Parish Libraries will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, for President’s Day.

 

New Books

Fiction

“The Way of All Fish” by Martha Grimes

“The Polaris Protocol” by Brad Taylor

“The Valley of Amazement” by Amy Tan

“Dark City” by F. Paul Wilson

“The Wedding Planners of Butternut Creek” by Jane Myers Perrine

“No Man’s Nightingale: An Inspector Wexford Mystery” by Ruth Rendell

“Mortal Bonds” by Michael Sears

“Innocence” by Dean Koontz

“Styxx” by Sherrilyn Kenyon

“Dexter’s Final Cut: A Novel” by Jeffry P. Lindsay

Nonfiction

“No Good-Bye: The Mysterious Disappearance of the McStay Family” by Rick Baker

“Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson” by Jeff Guinn

“Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America’s First Sensational Murder Mystery” by Paul Collins

“The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System” by Ron Paul

“Cockpit Confidential Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections” by Patrick Smith

“Telling Our Way to the Sea: A Voyage of Discovery in the Sea of Cortez” by Aaron Hirsh

“Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body” by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

“The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement” by Kate Davies

“The Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embracing Life after Fifty” by Michael Gurian

“Optimal Detox: How to Cleanse Your Body of Colloidal and Crystalline Toxins” by Christopher Vasey

 

Vickie Hardin is Outreach Specialist for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@state.lib.la.us