Home Life Library: BPL has answers on how to save money at the pump

Library: BPL has answers on how to save money at the pump

There are more and more hybrids and flex-fuel vehicles on the roads these days. BPL has a link on our website, www.bossierlibrary.org to help answer the many questions on how to save money at the pump and which vehicles get the best gas mileage.

The Fuel Economy Guide is under the Research and Homework menu. Click on the link and go directly to http://www.fueleconomy.gov/ where you will find several ways to track your MPG (Miles per Gallon) using your electronic device or if you prefer, print out a chart to record the gas mileage.

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

Another helpful tool is the Find & Compare Cars feature. Plug in the make and model or class and start your search. The thumbnail gallery of new cars is a quick way to find out which has the best fuel economy, is environmentally friendly, what the safety features are, and other specs.

Maybe you have a used car you would like to sell. Check out the Used Car Label Tool and print out a paper label to attach to the window of the vehicle.

With summer vacations around the corner you will appreciate how easy it is to check the local, state, and national gas prices. Click on the Save Money & Fuel tab to use the trip planner, find gas prices, gas mileage tips, and cost and trip calculators to help with travel plans no matter where you decide to go.

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Make a note:

Aulds 742-2337

Thur., Feb. 25th at 3:30a.m., “Read 2 Me” program for grades k-5.

Haughton Friday, February 26 at 10a.m.  Basics Computer Class.  Registration required. 

Benton 965-2751

Recipe Exchange program during the month of February. Copies of recipes made at no charge. Each entry entitles you to one entry in the drawing for a free cookbook, “Taste of Home 5 Ingredient Cookbook.” Drawing will be Mon., Feb. 29th.

Bossier Central 746-1693

Sat., Feb. 27th from 10a.m.—1p.m. Legal Services of NW LA Clinic/ Workshop will focus on Medical power of attorney. Contact I.J. Clark-Sam at (318)317-8383 for more details.


Tuesdays Belong to Teens programs from 3—5p.m. for ages 13—18.

East 80 949-2665

Thursdays at 4p.m. for all ages “Read 2 Me” program.

Haughton 949-0196

Mondays at 10a.m. free BINGO game for all ages.

Tooke 987-3915

Sat., Feb. 27th from 12—1p.m. for ages 6—13 Movie Day. The movie “Pixels” will be shown and refreshments served. Registration is required.

Plain Dealing 326-4233

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

History Center 746-7717

Sunday, February 28th beginning at 2:30p.m., in the History Center meeting room a special showing of the documentary, “Rejoice and Shout” a jubilant journey through gospel music history. It is open to the public.

New Books


Keeper of the Stars” by Robin Lee Hatcher

Sword of Destiny” by Justin Hill

The Billionaire’s Convenient Bride” by C. J. Howard

The Evening Chorus” by Helen Humphreys

Highness” by Latrivia S. Nelson

The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Marriage Pact” by M. J. Pullen

Night Study” by Maria V. Snyder

Blind Reef” by Peter Tonkin

Girl Through Glass” by Sari Wilson


Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” by Irin Carmon

Alex Haley and the Books that Changed a Nation” by Robert J. Norrell

Over the Top and Back” by Tom Jones

Witness to Change” by Sybil Haydel Morial

Sam Phillips” by Peter Guralnick

White Eskimo” by Stephen R. Bown

Richard III” by David Harspool

Sinatra” by James Kaplan

Trauma and Memory” by Peter Levine

Fervent” by Priscilla Shirer

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

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