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Do your research before your next cookout

VickieHardinGrilling and cooking outdoors is one of the best things about summer. With so many mouth watering recipes to choose from, it is difficult to decide which ones are the best.

To give you a helping hand with that I have listed several cookbooks for you to check out when planning your next backyard cookout. Whether you use gas or charcoal these recipes and cooking tips are bound to become a fine addition to your list of favorites.

“Grill This, Not That: Backyard Survival Guide” by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding;

“The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up: Grilling, Tailgating, Picnicking, and More” by Jamie and Bobby Deen, and Melissa Clark; “Grill It” by Catherine Cassidy; “Serious Barbecue: Smoke, Char, Baste, and Brush Your Way to Great Outdoor Cooking” by Adam Perry Lang; “Barbecues 101: More than 100 Recipes for Great Grilled, Smoked, and Barbecued Food, Plus All the Fixings for Perfect Outdoor Projects” by Rick Rodgers.

Book it to the Bossier Libraries and then fire up the grill.

Make a note:

n A message from the State Library: “Career Cruising is a database funded with BTOP (Broadband Technology Opportunities Program) funds and we did not get funding to continue it.  After June, it will no longer be available statewide.” The State Library Database found on the Bossier Libraries website www.bossierlibrary.org will provide similar information under Learning Express. Click on Other Databases under the Research & Homework menu. Then click on the State Library link and go to Learning Express.

n The 2013 Summer Reading Program begins this week starting June 3 ending July 3 at all branches. Stop by any Bossier Parish Library to sign up.

n Monday, June 3 through August 2, Walter Riner will have a photography exhibit on display at the Bossier Central Library. The topic is “Orchids.”

n The next Bossier Central Book Club will be on Thursday, June 20 from 6-7 p.m. The club will discuss the book “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen. Contact Anne Madison at (318) 746-1693 for more information.

n On Thursday, June 6 and 13, at 10 a.m. at Aulds Library, children birth to three years and their parents are invited to attend Cuddle Time. For details call (318) 742-2337.

n Tuesday, June 11, at 3 p.m. at Aulds, children four to eight years are invited to a “Fancy Nancy Tea Party.”

n Tuesday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at Aulds, children six- to 12-year-olds Craft Day will feature Claymation Movies.


New Books



“Written in Red” by Anne Bishop

“The Manuscript found in Accra” by Paula Coelho

“The Smart One” by Jennifer Close

“Scorned Justice” by Margaret Daley

“Someday, Someday, Maybe” by Lauren Graham

“Telling the Bees” by Peggy Hesketh

“And then I found You” by Pattie Callahan Henry

“The Obituary Writer” by Anne Hood

“Blood of Dragons” by Robin Hobb

“Angel Wings” by Howard Kaminsky



“The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir” by William Friedkin

“Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong” by David Walsh

“Raise Him Up” by Derrick & Stephanie Perry Moore

“Color Blind: The Forgotten Team that Broke Baseball’s Color Line” by Tom Dunkel

“Steampunk Illustrated: An Illustrated History of Fantastical Fiction, Fanciful Film, and other Victorian Visions” by Brian J. Robb

“The Prince of Paradise: The true Story of a Hotel Heir, His Seductive Wife, and a Ruthless Murder” by John Glatt

“From Midnight to Guntown” by John Hailman

“Hope Against Hope” by Sarah Carr

“Anatomy and Physiology made Incredibly Easy” by Wolters Kluwer Health

“Carry On, Warrior” by Glennon Doyle Melton


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

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