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Adult Summer Reading Program kicks off June 5

As a library, we put a great deal of emphasis on the Summer Reading Program for children and teens, but there is more to it than just activities for children and young adults.  We have an entire schedule set up for adult readers as well.  Literary Elements is the topic for the Adult Summer Reading Program which will be held on Thursdays at 2 p.m. at the Bossier Central Library beginning June 5 ending July 31.

The presentations cover a variety of subjects related to Science.  All of these programs are free to the public.  I hope you can make as many as possible because we have a great line-up of guest speakers who are experts in their fields.   

  • June 5, Deputy Dave Faulk with the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office will discuss CSI Forensics methods. 
  • June 12, Jennifer Love, Physician’s Assistant with Dr. Jonathan Davis, Christus Schupmert Cardiology, will present Heart Health.
  • June 19, Bill Parker with the National Weather Service in Shreveport will talk about Weather.
  • July 10, Dr. Larry Snyder with the Bossier Animal Hospital will discuss Veterinary Health.
  • July 17, Ricky Kilpatrick with the LSU Agriculture Center will have a presentation on Plants and how to care for them. 
  • July 31, Dr. M. Cran Lucas with the Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society will have a program on Astronomy. 

There will be no programs on June 26, July 3, or July 24) 

This is the perfect time for parents to take a moment for themselves while their children are attending some of the other programs.  Everyone is welcome.  We hope you enjoy these special presentations designed just for adults.

Make a note: 

  • All Bossier Parish Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.

New Books


“Ripper” by Isabel Allende

“Saucer: Savage Planet” by Stephen Coontz

“Honor’s Knight” by Rachel Bach

“The Last First Day” by Carrie Brown

“Flawfully Wedded Wives” by Shana Burton

“The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches” by C. Alan Bradley

“Murder of Crows” by Anne Bishop

“Shipstar” by Gregory Benford

“Roosevelt’s Beast” by Louis Bayard

“1636: Seas of Fortune” by Iver P. Cooper


“Upheavel” by Lou Dobbs

“Blood Moons Rising” by Mark Hitchcock

“The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown” by Paul Taylor

“Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers that Rule Our World” by Zachary Karabell

“Occupational Outlook Handbook” by U.S. Government Printing Office 

“Frugal Isn’t Cheap: Spend Less, Save More, and Live Better” by Clare K. Levison, CPA

“Walking Prey” by Holly Austin Smith

“Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers” by David Perlmutter, M.D.

“Goodnight Mind: Turn Off Your Noisy Thoughts & Get a Good Night’s Sleep” by Colleen E. Carney

“What’s for Dinner: Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life” by Curtis Stone

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

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