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Be a ‘Friend of the Library’

Friends of Bossier Parish Libraries took the month of July off to enjoy being with family and friends. Having rested up, they will now begin preparations at this month’s meeting for the last quarter of the year.

During 2013, the Friends sponsored and supported many library projects and we are grateful for their generosity. Board members have given their personal time and worked hard to raise money for library activities and events.

VickieHardinSome examples of the what exactly they do for the libraries includes providing financial support for the Children’s, Adult, and Teen Summer Reading Programs; purchasing board books for the Books for Babies project; donating money to the History Center; hosting the annual Authors & Friends event in February; participating in the library expo; financially supporting Teen Services programs; preparing free workshops for the public; and sending out a quarterly newsletter.

If you would like to become an advocate for the library the Friends of the Bossier Parish Libraries invite you to join them. Because it is a nonprofit organization dues and donations are tax deductable. An application can be printed from the library website at www.bossierlibrary.org or stop by any branch and ask for one. You can also contact me at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org.

Book it to the Bossier Libraries to become a Friend of the Library.

Make a note:

n At Aulds Library, Amanda Currier will teach free art classes on Saturdays, September 7 and 28, at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This program is for ages 10-12 years.

n Haughton Library resumes Lapsit Storytime beginning Monday, September 9, at 10 a.m. This is a weekly program for ages 0-3 that features stories, songs, fingerplays, games, and crafts. (318) 949-0196.

n Bossier Central Library is hosting “Planning a Wedding on a Budget” Wednesday, September 11, from 1-2 p.m. Learn how to plan the wedding you want without breaking the bank. Calll (318) 746-1693 for more.


In last week’s column under Make a note, it read: “Family Story Time resumes on Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at Bossier Central Library.” It should have read that Saturday Family Story Time will resume in September, and it will take place on the 2nd Saturday of each month.


New Books



“Death Angel” by Linda Fairstein

“The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.” by Adelle Waldman

“The Ghost Riders of Ordebec” by Fred Vargas

“Storm Riders” by Margaret Weis

“On the Come Up” by Hannah Weyer

“Unspeakable” by Kevin O’Brien

“Instructions for a Heatwave” by Maggie O’Farrell

“Nemesis” by Bill Pronzini

“The Last Hour” by Charles Sheehan-Miles

“The Execution of Noa P. Singleton” by Elizabeth L. Silver



“Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom” by Sylvia Libow Martinez

“Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss” by Gerard O’Neill

“Tell Me the Truth Doctor: Easy-To-Understand Answers to Your Most Confusing and Critical Health Questions” by Richard Besser

“Obsessed” by Mika Brzezinski

“Crohn’s & Colitis for Dummies” by Tauseef Ali, MD

“Catching Cancer” by Claudia Cornwall

“Aircraft the Definitive Visual History” by Smithsonian

“VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave” by Nina Blackwood

“Beckett Graded Card Price Guide” by

“Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Out of the Shadow of Greatness” by Michael Hembree



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

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