Library: Friends Fall Garden Party is Saturday, October 17th


The Friends of the Bossier Library will have their annual Friends Fall Garden Party on Saturday, October 17, from 2:00–4:00p.m., at the Bossier Library Historical Center located at 2206 Beckett Street in Bossier City.   Registration will begin at 1:30p.m.

Tony Thornton, Manager of Ellis Home & Garden will present “The Colorful and Edible Expectations of a Fall Garden.”  Friends Board member Ginger Bryan says, “This will be Tony’s third time to speak to the Friends, so please plan to come to hear (and to see) what he has to say about fall planting.”

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

Patrons look forward to this event which is presented in the spring and fall.  It is a perfect time to learn from Tony about gardening, get first-hand tips and information about a variety of plants.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring along a friend or two.  There will be raffle drawings for garden gifts and each guest will receive a free flowering plant.

Current Friends can renew their membership for the coming year.  Membership forms will also be available for anyone interested in joining.  “Your ideas and suggestions are welcomed.  Your financial help will be used for programs the Friends of the Bossier Library present to the public and for support of the library.  The Friends of the Bossier Library is a non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible” (Friends of Bossier Library).

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Make a note:

Upcoming Fall Festival schedules

Aulds– 742-2337: Tuesday, October 27 from 10a.m.—6p.m. Theme is Under the Sea.

Benton– 965-2751: Friday, October 30 from 10-a.m.—5p.m. Face painting, popcorn, Halloween movie      (G-Rated), and games.

Bossier Central– 746-1693 and History Center 746-7717: Wednesday, October 28 from 10a.m.-4p.m., for all ages. Crafts, games, face painting, and candy tour.

East 80– 949-2665: Saturday, October 31. Fun, games, and candy.

Plain Dealing– 326-4233: Friday, October 30 from 3:30—5:00p.m., for ages 0—12. Games and prizes.

Haughton– 949-0196: Thursday, October 22 from 3:30—5:00p.m., for teens ages 13—18. Luau theme with games and snacks.

Tooke Memorial– 987-3915: Thursday, October 29 from 3—5p.m. Face painting, games, candy, and “Pet Education Project.”

New Books


“The Fall of Princes: A Novel” by Robert Goolrick

“Chasing Justice: A Matt Royal Mystery” by H. Terrell Griffin

“Hiding Places” by Erin Healy

“Falling Like Snowflakes” by Denise Hunter

“The Sweetest Rain” by Myra Johnson

“Trial Run” by Thomas Locke

“Miracle Drug” by Richard L. Mabry

“The Child Garden: A Novel” by Catriona McPherson

“Finale: A Novel” by Thomas Mallon
“The Admissions: A Novel” by Meg Mitchell Moore


“2016: The Old Farmer’s Almanac” by Robert B. Thomas

“In Search of the Paranormal” by Richard Estep

“Ghosts: A Haunted History” by Lisa Morton

“Rising Strong” by Brene Brown

“O’s Little Book of Happiness” editors of The Oprah Magazine

“Whole Body Intelligence” by Steve Sisgold

“The Gratitude Diaries” by Janice Kaplan
“Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing” by Reba riley

“How’s Your Faith” by David Gregory

“Green Gospel: The New World Religion” by Sheila Zilinsky

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