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Library: A lot going on Aug. 11

Bossier Central Library and the History Center have a lot going on Tuesday evening, August 11th.  From 5—7p.m. the Central Library is having an Open House sponsored by the Friends of Bossier Parish Library.  At the same time, right next door the History Center is hosting a book sale and signing featuring local authors.    

Start Smart @ Your Library! That is the message BPL wants to get out to patrons because Monday, August 10 is the first full day of school in Bossier Parish.  It will be a mad dash from there.  Open House is the perfect time to get acquainted with the library, its services, and staff.

Take a self-guided tour of the library and get a snack too.  This is your library and it is important for students, parents and teachers to know where to find all of the resources needed for a successful school year.

There are some very talented authors in our parish.  The local history authors’ book sale and signing will be held in the History Center meeting room.  Meet authors Kevin Jones, Shawn Bohannon, Billy Andrews, John Andrew Prime, Kathryn DeFatta-Barattini and Gene Barattini, and Dr. Roy Phillips.  Their books will be available for purchase at the event or if you already have a copy of their books bring them in for signing. 

VickieHardinThis is a great opportunity for beginning writers to talk to published authors to find out what is involved in writing and having a book published.    

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

A special note from Library Director Heather McEntee:  “In order to accommodate the growth in our parish and best serve our community, we will be increasing public service hours at several of our branches.” 

Beginning Monday, September 28, 2015:

  • Benton Branch

M—Th 9a.m.—8p.m.

Sunday, 2—5p.m.

Saturday, 9a.m.—5p.m.

Beginning January 9, 2016:

  • Haughton Branch

M-F, 8:30a.m.—5:30p.m.

Saturday, 11a.m.—5p.m.

  • Plain Dealing

M—F, 9a.m.—6p.m.

Saturday, 11a.m.—5p.m.

  • Tooke Memorial Branch

M—F, 9a.m.—6p.m.

Saturday, 11a.m.—5p.m.

New Books


“Motive” by Jonathan Kellerman

“Method 15/33: A Novel” by Shannon Kirk

“The Mountain Story” by Lori Lansens

“The Gracekeepers: A Novel” by Kristy Logan

“The Unfortunates” by Sophie McManus

“Bell Weather: A Novel” by Dennis Mahoney

“Palace of Treason” by Jason Matthews

“Secrets of a Charmed Life” by Susan Meissner

“The Underwriting” by Michelle Miller

“Pretty Is: A Novel” by Maggie Mitchell


“Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain” by J. Ivy

“Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader” by Brent Schlender

“Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons” by Sheila McCauley Keys

“Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father’s Unsolved Murder” by Robert Crane
“The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God” by Jep & Jessica Robertson

“Resilience: Hard-won Wisdom for Living a Better Life” by Eric Greitens

“Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young

“Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels” by Richard Heinberg

“Frank: A Life in Politics” by Barney Frank

“When to Rob a Bank” by Steven D. Levitt

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

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