Library: ‘Thank you’ for library millage renewal

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November 4, was an exciting day for Bossier Parish Libraries because voters renewed the 7.57 mills for the operation and maintenance of the libraries.

Library Director Heather McEntee said, “On behalf of the library staff I would like to thank all of the voters and really appreciate all of your support.  We are looking forward to continuing to provide outstanding services and events to our communities.  We extend a special thank you to the Friends of Bossier Parish Library for raising awareness of the Tax Renewal and what the Library has to offer.  I would also like to extend a thank you to the Bossier Parish Police Jury for being a constant source of support and encouragement.”     

VickieHardin copyThis passage of the renewal ensures your libraries will be able to continue offering: the most current technology; a growing collection of materials both in house and online; excellent programs for all ages; and a place for families to spend quality time together.

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

Make a note for November:

  • All Bossier Parish Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Aulds Library (318) 742-2337

  • Thursday, the 13th, at 4 p.m.Shreveport Ballet performance
  • Saturday, the 15th, from 10 a.m. –4 p.m. International Games Day, snacks provided     
  • Tuesday, the 18th, 10 a.m., Family Story Time; Book Club at 11 a.m.; Movie Day at 4 p.m.

Benton Library (318) 965-2751

n Monday, November 17 through Saturday, December 6, play Disney Birthday Bash Scavenger Hunt.  Find the Disney characters and receive a prize.

Bossier Central (318) 746-1693

  • The East Bank Gallery presents the Shreveport Pastel Society’s Fall Art Show at the Bossier Central Library at 2206 Beckett Street, Bossier City.  The exhibit will be up through Saturday, November 29. 
  • Friday, November 14 at 7 p.m.—Saturday, November 15 at 7a.m. there will be a Teen Fall Lock-in for teens ages 13—18.  There will be food, games, and “other stuff.”    
  • Thursday, November 20, from 6—7 p.m. Bossier Central Book Club will discuss “End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe.

East 80 (318)949-2665

  • Saturday, the 15th at 5:30 p.m., the E-80 Book Club will meet to discuss “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg

New Books

Fiction

“No Easy Catch” by Pat Simmons

“Nora Webster” by Colm Toibin

“The Lobster Kings” by Alexi Zentner

“Man Alive” by Mary Kay Zuravleff

“The Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters

“The Slow Regard of Silent Things” by Patrick Rothfuss

“The Girl Next Door” by Ruth Rendell

“First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen” by Charlie Lovett

“Death at the Door” by Carolyn Hart

“An Italian Wife” by Ann Hood

Nonfiction

“Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival” by Peter Stark

“Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight” by Jan Barbree

“Diary of a Mad Diva” by Joan Rivers

“Birdmen: The Wright brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies” by Lawrence Goldstone

“Preserving by the Pint” by Marisa McClellan

“These are the Voyages, TOS: Season Two” by Marc Cushman

“National Geographic Guide to the World’s Supernatural Places” by Sarah Bartlett

“One Direction: Who We Are, Our Official Autobiography”

“Factory Man” by Beth Macy

“The Frackers” by Gregory Zuckerman

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