With Christmas coming soon it is always nice to save a little money. Any of the Bossier Parish Library branches can help with that. Now through Monday, December 7th patrons can have their late fees waived in exchange for one or more non-perishable food items. For multiple accounts, food items must be presented for each account. This is a good way to take care of a fine and help someone else too.

As with most things there are some exceptions: the cost of lost or damaged items cannot be waived; late fees on laptops cannot be waived. Food items that are dented, rusted, torn open or are past the expiration date will not be accepted.

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library.
Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library.

While at the library take home some favorite DVDs like “The Man from U.N.C.L.E;” “A Year and Change;” or “Cooties.” Several new T.V. series have arrived: “Doctor Who: Series 9, Part 1;” “Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1;” and “Major Crimes.”

New DVDs for kids include “Inside Out;” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Christmas;” and “Transformers: Robots in Disguise: A New Autobot Mission.”

Go online to Overdrive or Hoopla at www.bossierlibrary.org for more movies, music, and videos.

Make a note:

All Bossier Parish Libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, November 26-27.

Aulds 742-2337

Sat., Dec. 5 at 10a.m., Sewing Class.

Sat., Dec. 12 at 11a.m., Polar Express movie, with crafts, hot chocolate, and games.

Benton 965-2751

Tues., Dec. 1 at 11a.m. for adults Make an Ornament @ Your Library. Registration required.

Sat., Dec. 12 from 11a.m. to 12p.m. for ages 2-12 listen to the book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Make a craft and have refreshments. Registration required.

Mon., Dec. 14 at 10a.m. for ages 13-17, Teen Creations Holiday Painting. Registration required.

Bossier Central 746-1693

Wed., Dec. 2 through Sun., Jan. 3 for all ages play the life-size Candy Land game in the Kid Zone.

Tues., Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. for ages 13—18, Teen Christmas Party.

Thurs., Dec. 17 at 6p.m. the Bossier Central Book Club & Christmas party will discuss “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry and “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” by Arthur Conan Doyle.

East 80 Library 949-2665

Tues., Dec. 8 from 6—7p.m. for all ages, Story Time.

Thur., Dec. 10 at 10:30a.m. for adults the LA Ag Center Nutrition Program.

Sat., Dec. 12 from 12:30-3:30p.m. for ages 6—12 Movie Game Day.

Haughton 949-0196

Sat., Dec. 5 at 10a.m. for ages 10 and under, Christmas Story Time with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Registration required.

Plain Dealing 326-4233

Mondays at 10a.m. for ages 0—5 Story Hour.

Tooke Memorial

Mon., Dec. 7 through Fri., Jan. 1 for all ages the Candy Land Game.

Go to www.bossierlibrary.org for a complete list of events at all branches.

New Books

Fiction

Deadlock” by DiAnn Mills

The Mark and the Void” by Paul Murray

Stand Your Ground” by Victoria Christopher Murray

Last Song Before Night” by Ilana C. Myer

The Christmas Portrait” by Phyllis Clark Nichols

Stone Cold Liar” by Noire

Escaping Yesterday” by Pamela Nowak

Death by Water” by Kenzaburo Oe

The Survivors” by Robert Palmer

A Strangeness in My Mind” by Orhan Pamuk

Nonfiction

Brave Girls” by Stacey Radin

Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County” by Kristen Green

Letters to Santa Claus” by The Elves

The Shift” by Theresa Brown
“Diary of a Madman” by Brad Jordan

Conservative Heart” by Arthur C. Brooks

Fortunate Son” by John Fogerty

Me, My Hair, and I” by Elizabeth Benedict

It’s Your Move” by Josh Altman

Sounds Like Me” by Sara Bareilles

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