Author & Friends Event set for Feb. 8

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The annual Authors & Friends Event sponsored by the Friends of Bossier Parish Libraries will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1-4p.m. in the History Center meeting room. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

The theme for this year’s event is Film Industry and Screenwriting. Movie producer and screenwriter Lyn Morgan will be the featured guest speaker. She will talk about her experiences with the movie “Skookum: The Hunt for Bigfoot.”

This is a great opportunity for those interested in movie making and screenwriting to learn from a professional in the business. For more information call (318) 746-7717.

VickieHardinPrime Time is coming to Bossier City. What is Prime Time? It “is a unique humanities-based and family-focused program proven to help children succeed academically and bond families around reading.” The program begins Tuesday, Jan. 28, through Tuesday, March 4, from 4:30-6 p.m. at R.V. Kerr Elementary School.

The free reading program is for families with children ages 6 and older who have reading difficulties. Professional storyteller Jeannine Beekman will entertain everyone with fariy tales and folk tales about Fairness, Greed, Courage, Dreams, and Cleverness.

LSUS Professor Helen Taylor will facilitate the programs leading lively discussions about each story. Bossier Central Children’s Librarian Jessica McCart will be at each program as well.

Register in advance by calling (318) 549-6560, or Jessica McCart at the Central Library, (318) 746-1693.

Book it to the Bossier Libraries.

Make a note:

  • Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. Science Fair SOS!! is a free workshop that will take place at the Bossier Central Library. Learn about the many resources available at the libraries for science fair projects. Call Bossier Central for more details at (318) 746-1693.
  • Friday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, Haughton Library will have a patron appreciation day starting at 10 a.m. Stop by for a big “Thank You” and giveaways. (318) 949-0196.
  • Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. at the Benton Library meeting room, there will be a presentation on the Affordable Care Act.  Jason Geslois, Special Projects Coordinator for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center will facilitate an informational only presentation.  Call (318) 965-2751 for more information.

 

New Books

 

Fiction

“The Hen of the Baskervilles: A Meg Langslow Mystery” by Donna Andrews

“Fortune’s Pawn” by Rachel Bach

“Love Finds You in Frost, Minnesota” by Judy Baer

“A Player to Be Maimed Later: A Lloyd Keaton Mystery” by John Billheimer

“Mars, Inc.” by Ben Bova

“Strait of Hormuz” by T. Davis Bunn

“Murder in Thrall” By Anne Cleeland

“Notown” by Theresa Collins

“The King Who Refused to Die: The Anunnaki and the Search for Immortality” by Zecharia Sitchin

“Never Kiss a Rake” by Anne Stuart

Non Fiction

“Real Encounters, Different Dimensions, and Otherworldly Beings” by Brad Steiger

“That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick: The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream” by Ellin Stein

“Hot House: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, & Giroux” by Boris Kachka

“There’s More to Life than This” by Theresa Caputo

“Second Firsts: Live, Laugh and Love Again” by Christina Rasmussen

“Stitches” by Anne Lamott

“What We Talk About When We Talk About God” by Rob Bell

“An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir” by Phyllis Chesler

“Love No Matter What: When Your Kids Make Decisions You Don’t Agree With” by Brenda Garrison

“Fighting for Common Ground” by Olympia Snowe

 

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