Library: “The Boys in the Boat” will be topic for Central Book Club


The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown will be the topic of discussion at the next Bossier Central Book Club. The group will meet on Thursday, February 18 at 12:00p.m., and again at 6p.m. with guest speaker Duke Griffey leading the program.

In The Times March 12, 2015 edition, local author Judy Christie wrote in her column about Griffey’s enthusiastic review of “The Boys in the Boat.” In fact, Mr. Griffey stated that he liked the book so much he began to give copies to his family and friends. That is truly high praise.

Whether you are a history buff, just like a great story, or want to find out what all the excitement is about everyone is welcome to attend the program. It is free to the public and refreshments will be served.

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

For information about other BPL book clubs go to

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Make a note:

Monday, February 15, BPL will be closed for President’s Day.

Aulds 742-2337

Wed., Feb. 3 & 17 at 1p.m. for ages K—8th grade, Homeschool

Wed., Feb. 10 at 3:30p.m. for ages 11—18, Tween/ Teen Program

Benton 965-2751

Sat., Feb. 6 from 11a.m.—12p.m. for ages 6—12, Super Saturday Kid’s Club, registration required

Thur., Feb. 11 from 4—5p.m., ages 6—12, Got Science? Hands on fun, registration required

Bossier Central 746-1693

Thurs. at 6p.m. for ages 6—9, A.R. Read Aloud in the Kid Zone

Teen Program

Tues., Feb. 9 from 3—5p.m. for teens, Fat Tuesday festivities for the entire family

East 80 949-2665

Wed. at 10:30a.m., for ages 0—5, Lapsit Story Time

Thur. at 4p.m. for all ages, After School Story Time

Haughton 949-0196

Fri., Feb. 12 at 10a.m. for all ages, “Playing Hooky” Crochet Club

Sat., Feb. 13 from 11a.m.—5p.m. for all ages, Spa Day & Patron Appreciation Day

Plain Dealing 326-4233

Mon. at 10a.m. for ages 0—5, Story Hour

Tooke 987-3915

Sat., Feb. 6 at 12:00p.m., for ages 5—16, Mardi Gras Get Together

Thur., Feb. 11 all day, no age limit, Patron Appreciation Day

Sat., Feb. 13 from 2—3p.m. for ages 5—12, Valentine’s Day program. Decorate cookies, play games, and make cards.

New Books


Conversations with a Guardian Angel” by Robert J. Wicks

The First Order” by Jeff Abbott

A Murderous Mind” by Jane A. Adams

A Taste for Nightshade” by Martine Bailey

The Guest Room” by Chris Bohjalian

The Stargazer’s Sister” by Carrie Brown

After the Crash” by Michel Bussi

Your Heart’s Desire” by Melody Carson

And Again” by Jessica Chiarella

The Lady of Misrule” by Suzannah Dunn


Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan” by Craig Shirley

Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy versus Jimmy Hoffa” by James Neff

Forgiven” by Terri Roberts

Becoming Nicole” by Amy Ellis Nutt

Adios, America” by Ann Coulter

The Southern Baker” editors of Southern Living
“Elizabeth” by Lisa Hilton

Kissinger” by Niall Ferguson
“We Were Brothers: A Memoir” by Barry Moser

The Super Bowl” by David Fischer

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