Home Life Library: Escape the ordinary with Adult Summer Reading Program

Library: Escape the ordinary with Adult Summer Reading Program

How would you like to escape the ordinary?  Well, you can at the Adult Summer Reading Program at Bossier Central Library.  We have a great lineup of five interesting speakers that will focus on subjects out of the ordinary.  Their discussions will cover how to venture out and read genres you would not ordinarily try to what our Bossier Sherriff’s Office K-9 Unit is all about.    

The first in the series begins on Thursday, June 11on the topic of Book Tasting.  Maybe you are stuck on fiction or nonfiction and really are not interested in anything else.  Book tasting is a great way to learn a little bit about other genres like biographies or mysteries.  Take a small bite of something new to find out if you like it.    

June 18, Bad Art with Jazz promises to be fun.  Listen to jazz music and paint your very own canvas.  Art supplies will be provided along with music and snacks.  Get in touch with your inner artist.

VickieHardin copyJuly 9, learn about Extraordinary Meals on an Ordinary Budget presented by Vickie Chesser from the LSU Ag Center.  She will demonstrate how to make outstanding recipes for a modest amount.  Who can turn down quick easy meals for summer?

July 16, watch the movie “To Kill A Mocking Bird” based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic by Harper Lee.  Fans of Lee will want to see the movie again and then read her new book “Go Set a Watchman,” which will be in books stores by July 14. 

July 30, Deputy Cagle from the Bossier Sherriff’s K-9 Unit will have his trusty canine companion with him to demonstrate some of the techniques he uses when he and his partner are working. 

I hope you will take time out to attend these programs.  Everyone needs a little time to themselves to relax and enjoy new things.  The Adult Summer Reading Programs are just the thing. 

Take a break and have a little fun.   Make visiting the library part of your summer activities. 

For more information about these and other events, go to our website at www.bossierlibrary.org.   

Our library!  Gateway to the Past, Bridge to the Future.    

Make a note: 

  • On Saturday, May 30 join us for an event to commemorate the decision in Ura Lemon et al v. Bossier Parish School Board, which will be held at the Bossier Library History Center from 1:00—2:30p.m., with moderator Dr. Michael Hicks.  Contact Pam at 746-7717 for more details.
  • Check the library website for Summer Reading Program schedules.

New Books


“Day Shift” by Charlaine Harris

“Small Mercies: A Novel” by Eddie Joyce

“City Beasts: Fourteen Stories of Uninvited Wildlife” by Mark Kurlansky

“I Am Radar” by Reif Larsen

“Get In Trouble: Stories” by Kelly Link

“Jack of Spades: A Tale of Suspense” by Joyce Carol Oats

“Old Venus” edited by George R. R. Martin

“The Oregon Trail Romance Collection” by Amanda Cabot, et al

“The Children’s Crusade: A Novel” by Ann Packer

“The House of Hawthorne” by Erika Robuck


“Miracles” by Eric Metaxas

“Savor” by Shauna Niequist

“Missoula” by Jon Krakauer

“Inside ISIS” by Benjamin Hall

“Meet Me In Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City” by Mark Adams

“On the Clock: The Story of the NFL Draft” by Barry Wilner

“How to Travel the World on $50 a Day” by Matt Kepnes

“Cruising & Cruise Ships 2015” by Douglas Ward

“RV Travel & Savings Guide 2015” by Good Sam

“The Reaper: Autobiography of one of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers ” by Nicholas Irving 

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

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