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Library: Be a Christmas prepper


The word prepper is usually associated with emergency preparedness and survivalists.  For now I will use it as in being prepared for the Christmas holiday such as, Christmas prepper.  If your December calendar is not full yet, it will be very soon because plenty of fun holiday programs have been planned at the Bossier Parish Libraries.  We hope you will be able to attend, so start prepping.                

December Programs and activities

Aulds Library (318) 742-2337

  • On the 20th, the Polar Express Program at 11a.m.

Bossier Central (318) 746-1693

  • December 2 through January 4, play the Life size Candy Land game in Children’s Services.
  • On the 8th, starting at 4:00p.m., teens ages 13—18, are invited to the Young Adult Christmas Party.

Bossier Parish Historical Center (318) 746-7717

  • Friday the 5th from 2:30-4:30, stop by for the Holiday Open House.  The theme is “Cooking & Baking.”  Everything will be decorated with cookie cutters, gingerbread men, and other ornaments.  The History Center is asking for cookbook donations from churches, schools, families, and other organizations from Bossier Parish. 
  • On the 13th, come to Movie Day in the History Center from 3:15p.m. – 4:45p.m., to watch “The Muppet Christmas Carol.”  Light refreshments will be served.

VickieHardin copyEast-80 Library (318) 949-2665

  • On the 13th, Movie/Game Day will be from 12:00-3:00p.m.
  • December 18, Christmas Craft Day for all ages begins at 9:00a.m. Crafts include a Christmas wreath, Candy Canes, and Reindeer Ornaments.

Benton Library (318) 965-2751

  • On the 20th, at 11:00 a.m., and then again at 1:00 p.m. children of all ages are invited to “All Aboard the Polar Express!”  Two separate program times are being offered because this is a popular program and seating is limited, so please preregister.

Book Clubs

  • On the 6th, the East-80 Book Club will meet at 5:30p.m., to discuss “Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham. 
  • On December 16 at 11:00a.m. the Aulds Book Club will review “The Boy in His Winter” by Norman Lock. 
  • Thursday, the 18th, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. you are invited to the Bossier Central Book Club Christmas party. They will be discussing “Starry Night” by Debbie Macomber.

Make a note:

  • Please remember Toys for Tots and NWLA Food Bank donations.  You can drop off items at any of our library branches.  Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness.     
  • One of our dear employees at Bossier Central passed away, Ms. Willie Nix.  We will miss her and her warm smile.    

New Books


“The Drop” by Dennis Lahane

“The Patmos Deception” by Davis Bunn

“The Fragile World” by Paula Treick DeBoard

“All is Bright: Thomas Kincade’s Cape Light” by Katherine Spencer

“Wolf in White Van” by John Darnielle

“Unforgettable” by Delaney Diamond

“Tabula Rasa” by Ruth Downie

“Perfidia” by James Ellroy

“Last Train to Babylon” by Charlee Fam

“When the World was Young” by Elizabeth Gaffney


“Help Your Kids with Computer Coding” by Carol Vorderman

“Virtual Unreality” by Charles Seife

“The Shelf” by Phyllis Rose

“Instinct” by T. D. Jakes

“David Wilkerson” by Gary Wilkerson

“Factory Man” by Beth Macy

“Another Great Day at Sea” by Geoff Dyer

“Born Reading” by Jason Boog

“Peterson’s Two-year Colleges”

“Rein In Your Brain” by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy

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