Library: Benton library extending hours

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Beginning Monday, September 28 the Benton Library is extending their hours of operation due to the steady rise in the number of residents living the area. Bossier Parish Library Director Heather McEntee said, “In order to accommodate the growth in our parish and best serve our community, we will be increasing public service hours.”

The new hours are the same as the Central Library in Bossier City, which provides access to library services and materials to students and others who want to use the library in the evenings. VickieHardin

Benton branch manager Kristin Kennedy said, “We are very excited to be able to provide these new hours to the Benton community. It is our hope that this will allow access to the library for those whose schedules have prevented their use of the library in the past and that the community finds the new hours to be beneficial.”

The Benton Library’s new hours of operation are:

Monday through Thursday—9 a.m. to 8p.m.

Friday—9a.m. to 6p.m.

Saturday—9a.m. to 5p.m.

Sunday—2p.m. to 5p.m.

Next year on January 9 the Haughton, Plain Dealing, and Tooke branches will follow suit.

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Make a note:

Benton Library 965-2751

Thursday, October 1 at 5p.m. Homeschool parents are invited to an informational meeting to share ideas. Call for more details.

Bossier Central 746-1693

Wednesday, September 30 from 9a.m.—3p.m. free blood pressure screenings.

Thursday, October 15 from 6—7p.m. the Central Book Club will discuss “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern.

Aulds Library 742-2337

Friday, October 9 at 11a.m. Fire Prevention for families.

Saturday, October 10 at 10a.m. Sewing Class. Patterns will be provided, patrons are asked to bring fabric and notions.

Tuesday, October 20 at 11a.m. the Aulds Book Club will meet to review “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.

East 80 Library 949-2665

Tuesday, October 13 from 6—7p.m. for ages 0—13 Family Story Time.

Saturday, October 10 from 12:30—1:30p.m. Reading Club. Theme: It’s a Mystery.

New Books

Fiction

Hover” by Anne A. Wilson

Dexter is Dead: A Novel” by Jeff Lindsay

The Swede” by Robert Karjel

Monday Morning Joy” by Tia McCollers

Secondhand Souls” by Christopher Moore

Forgotten Voices” by Jane Adams

Magic Shifts” by Ilona Andrews

Power Surge” by Ben Bova

Plantation Shudders” by Ellen Byron

A Heart’s Home” by Colleen Coble

Nonfiction

Leaving Before the Rain Comes” by Alexandra Fuller

The Face that Changed it All” by Beverly Johnson

Lights & Sirens” by Kevin Grange

The Great Fire” by Lou Ureneck

Guantanamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Abandoned in Hell” by William Albracht

Once Upon a Time in Russia” by Ben Mezrich

Caddo: Visions of a Southern Cypress Lake” by Thad Sitton

81 Days Below Zero” by Brian Murphy

The Orpheus Clock” by Simon Goodman

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