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Libraries had an ‘amazing summer’


If you ask Children’s Librarian Jessica McCart what the last few months have been like, she will tell you, “It was an amazing summer!”  Jessica and her staff at Bossier Central planned and presented 50 children’s programs this summer with a total attendance of 1,489.  That includes parents and children at this one location.  Combined with hundreds more at the other branches, there was a record number of attendees at this year’s 2014 Summer Reading Programs.     

We especially want to thank our branch managers for their hard work, and our loyal patrons and great sponsors for helping to make this a banner summer.  

Next month free computer classes will be offered to Bossier Parish Library cardholders.  The first class, Internet Basics, will be held at the Aulds branch on Monday, Sept. 8, from 10:15-11:45 a.m.  The second class, E-mail Basics, will be at the Benton branch on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 2:30-4 p.m.  The third class, E-Book Basics, will be Friday, Sept. 26, from 10-11:30 a.m., at the Central Library.    

Preregistration is required and opens on Monday the week before a class is scheduled.  Call (318) 734-9275, between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  You may leave a voice mail message to register.  Please note that you will receive a confirmation call to let you know you are registered.  If you need to cancel, call by Noon the day before the class.

For more information about computer classes stop by any branch for a printed copy of the schedule or go to the library website at www.bossierlibrary.org

Our Library!  Gateway to the Past, Bridge to the Future.  

Make a note: 

Aulds Library – (318) 742-2337:

n Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m., Aulds Book Club will discuss “The Pecan Man” by Cassie Dandridge Selleck.

n Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m., join the Aulds branch for Spirit of Bossier at Parkway High School.

n Monday, Sept. 8, computer class on Internet Basics” will be from 10:15-11:45 a.m.


New Books


“Forty Acres: A Thriller” by Dwayne Alexander Smith

“The Farm” by Tom Rob Smith

“Cradle to Grave” by Eleanor Kuhns

“Inside Man” by Jeff Abbott

“Lucky Us: A Novel” by Amy Bloom

“Warburg in Rome” by James Carroll

“Solo: A James Bond Novel” by William Boyd

“Steal the North” by Heather Brittain Bergstrom

“The Visitors” by Sally Beauman

“Seagrass Pier: A Hope Beach Novel” by Colleen Coble



“The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra” by Helen Rappaport

“The Making of a Man” by Tim Brown

“Cold War: An International History” by Carole K. Fink

“Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue 2015” by James E. Kloetzel 

“God Save the Kinks: A Biography” by Rob Jovanovic

“500 Bathroom Ideas” by Barbara King

“The Setting Sun: A Memoir of Empire and Family Secrets” by Bart Moore-Gilbert

“Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind, & Fire” by Philip Bailey

“Rescuing Julia Twice” by Tina Traster

“Surviving Parental Alienation: A Journey of Hope and Healing” by Amy J. L. Baker

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