On Sunday, November 15 at 3:00p.m., Dr. Gary Joiner and Dr. Cheryl White of the Department of History at LSU-Shreveport will be on hand at the Bossier Parish Historical Center to sign and present their book, “Shreveport’s Historic Oakland Cemetery.” Topics of discussion will include local pioneers and heroes that are buried in Oakland Cemetery. This event is free to the public.

Both authors serve on the Board of Directors, Oakland Cemetery Preservation Society. This is the second book the writers have collaborated on. The first, “Historic Haunts of Shreveport” published in 2010, is filled with accounts of paranormal activity detected at the historic Municipal Auditorium and the Logan Mansion.

Joiner and White have also independently written several fascinating books about the histories of Bossier and Caddo parishes and other areas of Louisiana.

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

Although it might seem morbid cemeteries are one of the most reliable sources for genealogists to gather family history information. Bossier Parish Historian Clifton Cardin’s book “Bossier Parish Headstones: A Complete Inventory of All Known Cemeteries, Family Plots, and Lone Burials” is an excellent resource as is the History Center’s Headstone Photo Database.

Go to the Bossier Library website at www.bossierlibrary.org and look under the menu heading History & Genealogy to search the History Center’s collection and its other resources.

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

Make a note:

Benton Library– 965-2751

Thursday, October 29 from 11a.m. to 1p.m., Lawyers in Libraries will be on hand to discuss legal concerns and provide free legal advice. Schedule an appointment by calling the library. Walk-ins are welcome. Wait times may vary. The clinic does not handle criminal cases.

Bossier Central– 746-1693

Thursday, November 19 from 6—7p.m. the Bossier Central Book Club will discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Open to the public.

Haughton– 949-0196

November 2, 6, 9, and 13 at 9:30—10:30a.m. all ages are invited to the Beginner’s Crochet classes. Patrons should bring a crochet hook plus one skein of light color yarn (not white). Registration is required.

New Books


A Basket Brigade Christmas” by Judity Miller

Killing Titan” by Greg Bear

The Bark Before Christmas” by Laurien Berenson
“The Killing Lessons” By Saul Black
“The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes” by Lawrence Block

The House of Shattered Wings” by Aliette de Bodard

Sweet Caress” by William Boyd

Mist of Midnight” by Sandra Byrd

Whisper Hollow” by Chris Cander

Ripped from the Pages” by Kate Carlisle


The Rising” by Ryan D’Agostino

The Year of Fear” by Joe Urschel

Lockdown on Rikers” by Mary E. Buser

A-Z of Cat Health and First Aid” by Andrew Gardiner

Resurrection Science” by M. R. O’Connor

Pete Dunne on Bird Watching” by Pete Dunne

Staying Sharp” by Henry Emmons

Living Low Carb” by Jonny Bowden

Brain Storms” by Jon Palfreman

Wondering Who You Are: A Memoir” by Sonya Lea

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

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