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Get ready to ‘Geek’ out


What do you Geek? You will have the opportunity to tell us on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 1—7p.m. at the Geek the Library (GTL) launch party. The party will be in the History Center with lots of food, fun, and entertainment. Be sure to enter the drawings for a Kindle and a Kindle Fire HD.

In case you missed the introduction to GTL, the word “Geek” is used as a verb; the definition is: To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for; to express interest in; to possess a large amount of knowledge in; to promote.

The idea is “Whatever you Geek, serious or fun, the public library supports you. In turn, spread the word that the library needs everyone’s support.”

VickieHardin“The campaign is sponsored by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), a nonprofit library cooperative that has provided services to help libraries deliver more to their users for four decades. Supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, OCLC partnered with Chicago-based marketing communications agency Leo Burnett USA to create the campaign.” (http://geekthelibrary.org/about/about.html)

Over the next 18 months we hope you will become familiar with GTL and what it means to you and libraries.

Book it to the Bossier Libraries to discover what you Geek.

Make a note:

  • The libraries will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, for President’s Day.
  • Friends of the Bossier Parish Libraries will present a workshop, “Science Fair SOS!!” on Thursday, Feb. 13, beginning at 6 p.m. Learn about ideas for your projects as well as resources for research, and tips on writing your research paper. Call (318) 746-1693 for details.
  • Benton Library will have a Super Saturday Kids’ Program–Lego Block Party on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to noon. Registration is required due to limited seating. Call (318) 965-2751 for more information.
  • Go to the library website at www.bossierlibrary.org to find out what else is happening at your neighborhood branches.


New Books



“A Promise Kept” by Robin Lee Hatcher

“Dream with Little Angels” by Michael Hebert

“The Last Dark” by Stephen R. Donaldson

“Claire Dewitt and the Bohemian Highway” by Sara Gran

“The Bone Season” by Samantha Shannon

“The Son” by Philipp Meyer

“Murder as a Fine Art” by David Morrell

“Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival” by Jennifer Chiaverini

“Evil in All Its Disguises” by Hilary Davidson

“The Grandmothers: Four Short Novels” by Doris May Lessing



“Vegan for Her: The Women’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-based Diet” by Virginia Messina

“T’Ai Chi Step by Step: A Fully Illustrated Teaching Plan, Shown in Over 250 Photographs” by Andrew Popovic

“Why Can’t I Get Better: Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease” by Richard Horowitz

“The iPhone Book: How to Do the Most Important, Useful & Fun Stuff with Your iPhone” by Scott Kelby

“How to Paint Your Car” by Dennis W. Parks

“Cider Hard & Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own” by Ben Watson

“Ground Beef: Casseroles, Soups, Stovetop, Slow Cooker & More” by Taste of Home

“Setting Limits with Your Strong-willed Child” by Robert J. MacKenzie

“Love Italian Style” by Melissa Gorga

“Making Money with Rental Properties” by Kimberly Smith


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

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.