Home Life Library: Annual Spring Garden Party this Saturday

Library: Annual Spring Garden Party this Saturday

On Saturday, April 30 from 1:30—4p.m., the Friends of Bossier Parish Library are hosting their annual Spring Garden Party.  This year’s event will take place at Ellis Home and Garden Center on Airline Drive.  It is free and open to the public.  Everyone who attends will receive a complimentary flowering plant to take home.


The guest speaker for this year’s event is Garden Manager Tony Thornton.  He will highlight gardening tips for growing your own vegetables.  Tony has spoken at several previous garden party events and is both very knowledgeable and entertaining.


Attendees will learn how to prepare soil for planting, what types of plants grow best in our area, how to care for your garden once it begins to sprout, which fertilizers to use and how to apply them.  At the end of the program there will be a Q & A period where attendees can ask Tony about gardening problems.


If you are interested in joining the Friends applications are available at any of the BPL branches or go to the BPL website www.bossierlibrary.org and click on the Community tab.  There you can download an application/newsletter.  The Friends promote library services and provide funding for library programs and events.


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Make a note:

Bossier Parish Registrar of Voters will be at the Bossier Central Library on Thursday, May 12 from 1—3p.m. to register eligible citizens to vote.   For more information go to bossierrov@sos.louisiana.gov


Too noisy to concentrate or study?  Bossier Central now offers a white noise machine for use in study rooms.  Ask library staff at the Front Desk for details.


Aulds  742-2337

Tues. at 10a.m. for ages 0 to 5—Story Time

Thur., Apr. 28 at 3:30p.m., for grades k-5th —Read 2 Me


Benton  965-2751

Mon., from 10 to 11a.m. for ages 0 to 2—Baby Laptime

Thur., Apr. 28 from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 6 to 12—Club 745


Bossier Central  746-1693

Wed. at 10a.m. for ages 0 to 3 —Tot Story Time in the History Center

Wed. at 11a.m. for ages 3 to 5 —Family Story Time in the History Center


East 80  949-2665

Wed. at 10:30a.m., for ages 0 to 5—Lapsit Story Time

Thur. at 4p.m., for all ages—After School Story Time


Haughton  949-0196

Tues. at 10a.m. for ages 0 to 5 Story Time

Fri., Apr. 29 at 10a.m. for all ages— “Can You Dish It?” Enter your dessert and win a cookbook


Plain Dealing  326-4233

Fridays from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 0 to 5—Story Hour


Tooke Memorial  987-3915

Wed. from 11 to 11:30a.m. –Story Time/ Craft for ages 0 to 5


New Books


“Bride of a Distant Isle” by Sandra Byrd

“Visitor” by C.J. Cherryh

“Dominion” by John Connolly

“Jericho” by Alex Gordon

“The Railwayman’s Wife” by Ashley Hay

“Arena” by Holly Jennings

“The Translation of Love” by Lynne Kutsukake

“The Atonement” by Beverly Lewis

“Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday” by Christine Reilly

“Face Time” by Hank Phillippi Ryan



“1924: The Year that Made Hitler” by Peter Ross-Range

“The Hundred-Year Walk” by Dawn Anahid MacKeen

“Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice” by Adam Makos

“George Washington’s Journey” by T. H. Breen

“American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption” by Matt Katz

“Love, Loss, and What We Ate” by Padma Lakshmi

“The Immortal Irishman” by Timothy Egan

“Their Promised Land” by Ian Buruma

“London” by Louise Nicholson

“Rome: City Guide” by Rachel Lawrence

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

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