Home Life Library: Free computer classes on deck

Library: Free computer classes on deck


The Bossier Parish Library occasionally offers free computer classes on site at the branches, but if you would like to be able to learn from home the Gale Courses are the way to go.  The start date for the next sessions are Wednesday, the 21st

Eleven different courses are available, which include Accounting and Finance, Business, Health Care and Medical, and Computer Applications to name a few.  These courses are free through the library when you use your library card.   

VickieHardin copyClasses are taught by experts in their fields.  Live interactive sessions with the instructor and other classmates make learning fun.  If you pass the exam at the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion. 

The Basic Computing & Advanced IT courses are broken down into sections from beginner to certification preparation.

  • Blogging & Podcasting for Beginners
  • Computer Skills for the Workplace
  • Intro to MS Excel
  • Introduction to MS Word
  • Intro to Networking
  • Intro to PC Troubleshooting
  • Introduction to Windows 7 & 8
  • Keyboarding
  • What’s New in Microsoft Office 2010?
  • Wireless Networking
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Basic Comp TIA A+ Certification Prep

For a complete list and description of Gale Courses go to www.bossierlibrary.org.

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

Make a note for January:

Bossier Central Library (318) 746-1693

Wednesdays at 10a.m., Tot Story Time for ages 0—3 years will meet in the History Center.

Wednesdays at 11a.m., Family Story Time for ages 4—6 years will meet in the History Center.

Thursdays at 4p.m., Read Alouds for ages 6—12 years will meet in the Children’s Library Kid Zone.

On the 15th, the Bossier Central Book Club will meet from 6—7p.m. to discuss “Gods of Guilt” by Michael Connelly.

Aulds Library (318) 742-2337

Tuesdays at 10a.m., Family Story Time. 

Thursdays at 3:30p.m. Family Story Time.

On the 20th, the Aulds Book Club will meet at 11a.m. to talk about “The Boy in His Winter” by Norman Lock. 

Haughton Library (318) 949-0196

Tuesdays Lapsit Program at 10a.m. for ages 0-3 years.

East 80 Library (318) 949-2665

On the 17th, the East 80 Book Club will meet at 5:30p.m., to discuss “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger.

New Books


“Land of Careful Shadows” by Suzanne Chazin

“Murder at Marble House” by Alyssa Maxwell

“We are All Completely Fine” by Daryl Gregory

“The Secret Journal of Ichabod Crane” by Alex Irvine

“Next Life Might Be Kinder” by Howard Norman

“What’s Left Behind” by Lorrie Thomson

“Citizen’s Creek” by Lalita Tademy

“Saint Monkey” by Jacinda Townsend

“The Covered Deep” by Brandy Vallance
“The Rooms are Filled” by Jessica Null Vealitzek


“Amazing Hairstyles from Easy to Elegant: Step-by-Step Styles for Any Age or Occasion” by Rebecca Porter

“Gertie Sews Vintage Casual” by Gretchen Hirsch

“The Artisan Home: Interiors and Furniture of Casamidy” by Jorge Almada

“The Living Landscape” by Rick Darke

“Tinkerlab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors” by Rachelle Doorley

“The Little Book of Book Making” by Charlotte Rivers

“Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up” by Ellen Braaten

“The Plant Recipe Book” by Baylor Chapman

“Tea & Sweets” by Lorne Reeves

“How to Draw Steampunk” by Joey Marscocci

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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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.