Imagine being able to email your favorite authors to ask them questions about their books or subjects they have written about. Author Check can help you do just that. It is a new service that can be found on the BPL website at www.bossierlibrary.org.
Author Check is “a library service enabling you to create a list of your favorite authors that are currently available in your library’s catalog.” In the Spotlight section fans can read writers’ bios and contact them via email. Recent Additions provides a running list of new titles. There is also an A—Z Author List and Author Search. Email notices are sent to you as soon as the library orders a new title by one of your authors “with a link into the catalog to place your own hold.”
Author Check where you can learn about some very interesting people who happen to be writers.
Make a note:
Bossier Parish Library will be at the Bossier City Farmer’s Market every Saturday in May & June from 8a.m.—2p.m.
The Friends of Bossier Parish Library are hosting their annual Garden Party at Ellis Home & Garden located at 1150 Airline Dr. on Saturday, April 30 from 1:30—4p.m. Tony Thornton will discuss vegetable gardening offering helpful tips to growing the perfect produce.
On Saturday, April 16 at 2p.m., Jim Jones of GENCOM Genealogical Computer Society will present “DNA Testing for Genealogy Research.” Call 746-7717 for more information.
Wed., Apr. 13 at 3:30p.m., for ages 11 to 18 —Tween/Teen program
Sat., Apr. 23 from 11a.m. to 1p.m., for all ages—Mother’s Day Tea Party
Thur., Apr. 14 from 4 to 5p.m., for ages 6 to 12—Got Science?
Sat., Apr. 23 at 11a.m., for ages 2 to 12—P.J.s & Popcorn Movie Day (Bring a pillow& blanket)
Bossier Central 746-1693
Thur., April 21 at 12p.m. and 6p.m., the Bossier Central Book Club will discuss James Patterson’s book, “Sundays at Tiffany’s.”
Wed. at 11a.m., for ages 3 to 5 —Family Story Time in the History Center
East 80 949-2665
Wed. at 10:30a.m., for ages 0 to 5—Lapsit Story Time
Thur. at 4p.m. for, all ages—After School Story Time
Tues. at 10a.m., for ages 0 to 5 Story Time
Mon., Apr. 18 at 10a.m., for all ages—Free BINGO
Plain Dealing 326-4233
Tues., Apr. 12 at 4p.m. for ages 5 and up—LEGO CLUB
Thur., Apr. 21 at 3:30p.m., for ages 13 to 18—Teen Meetings, books, games, crafts, & snacks
Sat., Apr. 16 from 2 to 3p.m., for ages 5 to 16—Spring Is Here crafts and games
Tues., Apr. 19 at 4p.m., for ages 13 to 18—Key Ring crafts
“Poseidon’s Wake” by Alastair Reynolds
“Brotherhood in Death” by J. D. Robb
“The Cold Between” by Elizabeth Bonesteel
“The Preacher’s Lady” by Lori Copeland
“What Happened on Beale Street” by Mary Ellis
“No One Knows” by J. T. Ellison
“Goodbye to the Dead” by Brian Freeman
“The Girl in the Red Coat” by Kate Hamer
“Secrets in the Stones” by Tessa Harris
“Buckular Dystorophy” by Joseph Heywood
“The Lucky Years” by David B. Agus
“10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat” by Frank Lipman
“Whole Detox” by Dr. Deanna Minich
“The 4 X 4 Diet” by Erin Oprea
“Beth Shaw’s YogaFit” by Beth Shaw
“The 5-6-7-8 Diet” by Kym Johnson
“Always Too Much and Never Enough” by Jasmin Singer
“Mind Over Mood” by Dennis Greenberger
“The Pregnancy Encyclopedia” edited by Paula Amato
“Container Theme Gardens” by Nancy Ondra
Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at email@example.com.