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Library: BPL hosting annual Holiday Open House Dec. 11

The Bossier Parish Library History Center is hosting its annual Holiday Open House on Friday, December 11 from 2—4p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy live music, holiday decorations, displays and refreshments during this special occasion.

Pam Carlisle, Local History and Public Outreach Specialist planned a special surprise for visitors this year. She announced, “Members of the Bossier Parish Library family [or Library staff and family] will be revealing their musical talents at this event.”

Wednesday, December 2 through Sunday, January 3, a life-size Candy Land game will be set up in the Bossier Central Kids Zone for children of all ages and their parents. The entire room will be decorated in sugar-like confections with a frosty theme. The peppermint house is a must see.

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

This year the new Tooke Memorial Library will celebrate its first Christmas with a Candy Land game beginning Monday, December 7 through Friday, January 1. Branch manager Mary Sanders invites everyone to enjoy the beautiful setting of Bossier Parish Library’s newest branch this holiday season.

Add these and other library programs and activities to your Christmas to-do list. Go to www.bossierlibrary.org to find out what is happening at your neighborhood library.

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Make a note:

Aulds Library 742-2337

*Correction: Wednesday, Dec. 9th – Teen/Tween Program

Thurs., Dec. 10, & 17 – Read 2 Me for ages 6 to 11

Sat., Dec. 12 – Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt

Benton Library 965-2751

Sat., Dec.12 from 11a.m.—12p.m. for ages 2—12—“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”—Registration required

Mon., Dec. 14 at 4p.m. for ages 13—17—Teen Creations Holiday Painting—Registration required

Thur., Dec.17 from 4—5p.m. for ages 6—12 Club 745 Science and crafts—Registration required

Mon., Dec. 14 at 10a.m. for ages 0—2—Baby Laptime—Registration form only

Tuesdays at 4:30p.m., for all ages—Wizarding World Movie Series—Registration required

Bossier Central Library 746-1693

(No Story Times or Read Aloud in December. Will resume in January)

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

East 80 Library 949-0196

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

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

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

Haughton 949-0196

Tues. at 10a.m.—Story Time

Thur., Dec. 17 at 9:30a.m., for adults—Good Books Club

Fri., Dec. 18 at 10a.m., for all ages—Nutrition class

Plain Dealing Library 326-4233

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

Tooke Memorial Library 987-3915

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

New Books


Parchment and Old Lace” by Laura Childs

A Dance of Chaos” by David Dalglish

The Familiar: Into the Forest” by Mark Danielewski

Bats of the Republic” by Zachary Thomas Dodson

A Good Family” by Erik Fassnacht

The Last September” by Nina DeGramont

The Gold Eaters” by Ronald Wright

Pacific Fire” by Greg Van Eekhout

Dark Corners” by Ruth Rendell

The Improbability of Love” by Hannah Rothschild


One Righteous Man” by Arthur Browne

Vigilance” by Ray Kelly

Concussion” by Jeanne Marie Laskas

Walt Disney World with Kids 2016” by Bob Sehlinger

Disneyland 2016” by Bob Sehlinger

Las Vegas 2016” by Bob Sehlinger

MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson” by Steve Knopper

Destiny & Power” by Jon Meacham

Ultimate Star Wars” by Patricia Barr

On the Move: A Life” by Oliver Sacks

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

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