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Libraries & La. Archaeology Month

A Caddo Indian display at the Bossier History Center created by Bossier resident Louis Baker.

October is Louisiana Archaeology Month.  Regional Archaeologist Jeff Girard will present a special program, “Native American Earthen Mounds in Northwest Louisiana,” in the Bossier Parish Historical Center meeting room on Thursday, October 16, at 6p.m.   

Caddo Indians and their predecessors in northwest Louisiana are known as the “moundbuilders.”  Archaeologists have revealed some of the secrets about the mounds such as why these Native Americans built them, as well as where and how they built them.  Girard will also explain how to tell the difference between a mound and a natural hill.

VickieHardin copyThis program is free and open to the public.  For more information contact Pam Carlisle in the History Center at (318) 746-7717.

While you are at the History Center be sure to visit the Caddo Indian exhibit created by Bossier Parish resident Mr. Louis Baker.  You can also go to www.crt.state.la.us/archaeology to find out about other Archaeology Month activities throughout the state.

On Thursday, October 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, the public is invited to attend “Lawyers in Libraries” in the History Center meeting room.  The Louisiana State Bar Association is coordinating with libraries in statewide events where volunteer attorneys will provide “Ask-a-Lawyer” sessions and legal workshops.

The “Ask-a-Lawyer” sessions will provide library patrons one-on-one time with an attorney to ask questions about a legal issue, the workshops will explain specific legal issues such as divorce and wills.  For details please contact the History Center.   

Make a note:

  • All Bossier Parish Libraries will be closed on Monday, October 13, for a staff in-service day.   
  • On Saturday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m., the East 80 Book Club will discuss “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham.
  • The Shreveport Arts Club Show is on display in the Bossier Central Library through the month of October.  The club was established 93 years ago and is still going strong.  Contact Carolyn Pitts at (318) 218-9921 to learn more about the exhibit and how to purchase a painting.
  • Bossier Central Children’s Library is seeking child sized gently used, clean Halloween costumes for the imagination dress-up area.  Items may be dropped off at the Children’s Library desk.  Thank you in advance.    

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org

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