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Several new services on their way to libraries


Bossier Parish Libraries are happy to announce there are several new services coming soon.   I will go into greater detail in future columns but for now here is a quick overview.    

On September 1, Pronunciator, a language-learning service will replace Mango Languages.  Pronunciator has 80 languages to choose from for grades K—12 as well as college level.  Each interactive language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases.  http://www.pronunciator.com/languages/ 

Sixteen book club kits have been ordered and are beginning to arrive.  Each kit includes 12 books with activities all neatly packed in a tote bag that can be checked out for up to six weeks at a time. 

VickieHardin copyFlipster is an online magazine service that allows patrons to check out magazines electronically and viewed on iPads, iPhones, and other electronic devices.  We have ordered 50 magazines to start with and hope to add more in the future.  

Look for great things happening at Bossier Parish Libraries.  

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

Make a note:

Benton Library (318) 965-2751

  • Wednesday, September 17, from 2:30-4 p.m. a free computer class on E-mail Basics will be offered at the Benton Library.  Pre-registration is Monday, September 7 through Friday, September 12.  Call (318) 734-9275 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

Bossier Central Library (318) 746-1693

  • Thursday, September 18, at 6 p.m. the Bossier Central Book Club will meet in the Central Library conference room to discuss “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay.

Aulds Library (318) 742-2337

  • Tuesdays at 10a.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., attend Family Story Time at Aulds Library.
  • Tuesday, September 9, at 3:30 p.m.: Movie Day at Aulds Library.
  • Saturday, September 13, at 2:30 p.m.: Movie Day at Aulds Library.
  • Tuesday, September 16, at 11 a.m. the Aulds Book Club will discuss “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho.

East 80 Library (318) 949-2665

  • Saturday, September 27, the East 80 Book Club will discuss “Same Kind of Different as Me” by Ron Hall.


New Books


“Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng

“Bravo: A Jad Bell Novel” by Greg Rucka

“Miracle in a Dry Season” by Sarah Loudin Thomas

“The Secret Life of Violet Grant” by Beatriz Williams

“The Catch: A Novel” by Taylor Stevens

“Last Order: The War That Came Early” by Harry Turtledove

“Vengeance is Mine: A Red River Mystery” by Reavis Z. Wortham

“Ghosts of Time” by Steve White

“The Choir Director 2: Runaway Bride” by Cal Weber

“Lay it on My Heart” by Angela Pneuman


“Disease Delusion” by Dr. Jeffrey Bland

“Feast: Generous Vegetarian Meals for Any Eater and Every Appetite” by Sarah Copeland

“Virtual Unreality” by Charles Seife

“Clinton, Inc.” by Daniel Halper

“The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy Seal Leader” by Jason Redman

“Altitude Adjustment” by Mary Beth Baptiste

“8 Keys to End Bullying” by Signe Whitson

“Double Agent” by Peter Duffy

“Rewire” by Richard O’Connor

“How About Never—Is Never Good for You? My Life in Cartoons” by Bob Mankoff

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

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.