Home Life Library: BPL to host Open House Aug. 9

Library: BPL to host Open House Aug. 9

Come see what’s inside!  Bossier Central Library is hosting the 2016 Open House on Tuesday, August 9 from 5 to 7p.m.  The library is located at 2206 Beckett St. in Bossier City across from City Hall.  The Friends of Bossier Parish Library are sponsoring this special event.


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

First, if you do not have a library card, stop by the front desk to get yours.  They are free to Bossier Parish residents and it only takes a minute to sign up for one.  There are plenty of free perks that come with the card.  This is the perfect time to see first-hand everything that includes.


Learn about online services, collections, and databases.  Overdrive is very popular with eBooks, movies, music, and more.  Kids will like Tumblebooks and Tumblebooks Cloud where there are books, games, puzzles, and other fun things to do.  Staff will be on hand to give instructions on how to access all of these great things.


Register to win an i-Pad Mini, Kindle Fire, and other items while you are looking around.  Take a break for refreshments and Italian ice treats before going into Children’s where the kids can enjoy storytelling.


Then, go next door to the History Center where authors from this area will be selling and signing their books on local history.  There will be a mix of topics like “catastrophic weather events, haunted historic buildings, and historic photographs.”  The exhibits inside the History Center are very interesting as well created with items donated by local residents.


Spend an evening at the Bossier Central Library and Historical Center.  Come see what’s inside!


Libraries Transform!


Make a note:

Aulds Library 742-2337

As of Monday, September 12 Aulds’ hours will be extended to 8p.m. on Thursdays.                 Teen programs are on Wednesdays at 3:30p.m.; School Age is on Fridays at 2p.m.


Bossier Central Library 746-1693

Thur., August 18 at 6p.m. the Bossier Central Library Book Club will discuss “Where’d You Go Bernadette” by Maria Semple.


East 80 Library 949-2665

Sat., August 13 at 12:30p.m., for ages 13 to 18—Teen Book Club


Haughton Library 949-0196

Mon., August 8 at 10a.m.—Adult Bingo


Plain Dealing Library 326-4233

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


New Books


“Here Comes the Sun” by Nicole Dennis-Benn

“The Judgment” by D.J. Niko

“The Sudden Appearance of Hope” by Claire North

“The Last One” by Alexandra Oliva

“Champion of the World” by Chad Dundas

“Listen to Me” by Hannah Pittard

“Nine Women One Dress” by Jane L. Rosen

“Disappearance at Devil’s Rock” by Paul Tremblay

“Clear to Lift” by Anne A. Wilson
“Saint’s Blood” by Sebastien de Castell



“Revolution on the Hudson” by George C. Daughan

“How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay 2016” by Gen Tanabe

“Get into Any College 2016” by Gen Tanabe

“My Fairytale Wedding” by Desiree Hartsock

“The Gene” by Siddhartha Mukherjee

“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff

“Rise of the Rocket Girls” by Nathalia Holt

“The Water-Saving Garden” by Pam Penick

“Home Buying Kit for Dummies” by Eric Tyson

“Unselfie” by Michele Borba

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

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