Library: Electronic databases reviewed for renewals & cancellations

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Each year, the Louisiana State Library Data-base Committee reviews their electronic databases to determine what to keep based on the amount of usage as well as the cost of providing the services to public libraries across the state. Due to budget issues some items are renewed, others are not.

On the list of renewed items on EBSCO are: Learning Express—Testing Module; Learning Express—popular software tutorials through Dec. 31 (will be reevaluated at that time); Tumblebooks; Pronunciator; HomeworkLouisiana; Gale Virtual Reference Library; Literati; Scribner; Twaynes; Britannica eBooks; EBSCO eBooks; EBSCO audio-eBooks.

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

The cancelled list is short: Newsbank—effective December 31; and Learning Express—Computer Basics.

Several new EBSCO Databases have been added: Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center; Legal Information Reference Center; Small Business Reference Center.

Go to the Bossier Parish Library website, www.bossierlibrary.org and click on State Library Databases under the Research & Homework menu where you will find these resources and so much more.

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Make a note:

Aulds 742-2337

Tues., Nov. 17 at 11a.m.—Book Club

Tues., Nov. 17 at 5:30p.m., Shreveport Ballet—The Nutcracker

Thursdays at 3:30p.m.—Read 2 Me

Benton 965-2751

Mon., Nov. 23 at 3p.m. for ages 13—17— Teen Movie Day—Registration required

Tues., Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 at 6p.m. for all ages—Wizarding World Movie Series —Registration

required

Fri., Nov. 6, 13, 20 from10—11a.m. for ages 3—5—Preschool Story Time—Registration form

only

Bossier Central 746-1693

Wednesdays at 11a.m. for ages 3—5 —Family Story Time in the History Center

Thursdays at 6p.m. for ages 6—9—A.R. Read Aloud in the Kid Zone

Saturdays at 11a.m. for ages 0—5—Story Time in the Kid Zone

East 80 949-2665

Wednesdays at 10:30a.m., for ages 0—5—Lapsit Story Time

Thursdays at 4p.m. for ages 0—12—Read Aloud & Crafts

Haughton 949-0196

Mon., Nov. 2, 16, 30 at 10a.m. for all ages—Bingo

Tues., Nov. 3, 10, 17 at 10a.m. ages 0—4—Toddler Story Time

Fri., Nov. 20 at 10a.m. for all ages—Nutrition class

Plain Dealing 326-4233

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

Tooke Memorial 987-3915

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

New Books

Fiction

Refuge of the Heart” by Ruth Logan Herne

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator” by Homer Hickman

Winter Stroll: A Novel” by Elin Hilderbrand

Cleopatra’s Shadows: A Novel” by Emily Holleman

Not On Fire, But Burning: A Novel” by Greg Hrbek

Shadow Play” by Iris Johansen

30 April 1945” by Alexander Kluge

Strong Light of Day: A Caitlin Strong Novel” by Jon Land

Rules for Werewolves” by Kirk Lynn

The Mulberry Bush: A Novel” by Charles McCarry

Nonfiction

Everyday Grace” by Jessica Thompson

Believing God” by Beth Moore

When God Doesn’t Fix It” by Laura Story

A Parent’s Death” by Margaret Nutting Ralph

Undivided” by Patricia Raybon

The Boy Born Dead” by David Ring

One Thousand Wells” by Jena Lee Nardella

Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah” by Anna Badkhen

The Presidents and UFOs” by Larry Holcombe

Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing” by Jamie Holmes

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