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Summer Reading Program: ‘Soil and Tree Planting’

On Thursday, June 20, at 10 a.m. LSU Ag Center representative Ricky Kilpatrick will be the featured guest speaker at the Bossier Central Library Adult Summer Reading Program.

The topic will be “Soil and Tree Planting.” This is a perfect opportunity to learn from an expert how to test the soil in your yard and plant trees that will thrive.

In addition to attending the workshop you might want to visit the Ag Center website at www.LSUAgCenter.com. There you can order pamphlets on a variety of topics such as: ”Native Tree Growing Guide for Louisiana”, “Crepe Myrtles for Louisiana Landscapes” , “Azaleas- Louisiana’s Most Popular Landscape Shrub”, and “Backyard Fruit Makes Good Landscape Option.”

Planating trees can be an expensive project that should be done with care. Do a little homework before making a decision about how many and what type to plant. There are many books on landscaping at the library that contain good information about trees. “The Homeowner’s Complete Tree & Shrub Handbook” is one of the best. It covers everything from landscape designs to the care and maintenance of a wide variety of trees and shrubs. “The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2013” is filled with lots of information about growing all kinds of plants. The reference section, In the Garden on page 272, gives advice abut soil pH levels for trees, shrubs, vegetables, and flowers. Go to http://www.almanac.com for the online version of The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Book it to the Bossier Libraries. Take advantage of this free mini-workshop and learn more about soil and trees.

Make a note:

n On Thursday, June 20, the Bossier Central Book Club will meet from 6-7 p.m. in the Central Library. They will discuss Sara Gruen’s book “Water for Elephants.” Call Anne Madison for details at (318) 746-1693.

n Cuddle Time at the Aulds Library will be on Thursday June 20, at 10 a.m. for ages birth to 3 years. Call Diane at (318) 742-2337 for more information.

n Monday, June 24, at 2 p.m. Mr. J.P. Phillips of Bossier Fire Prevention will be guest speaker in the Aulds Library meeting room. His topics include: cooking fires, house fires, fireworks, and

general fire prevention. A fire truck will be in the library parking lot for children to tour.


New Books



“Because You are Mine” by Beth Kery

“Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts

“Widow of Gettysburg” by Jocelyn Green

“Fever” by Maya Banks

“Follow the Heart” by Kaye Dacus

“Zero Hour” by Clive Cussler

“Theodore Boone the Activist” by John Grisham

“Son” by Philipp Meyer

“Smarty Bones” by Carolyn Haines

“Choke Point” by Ridley Pearson



“My Beef with Meat” by Rip Esselstyn

“It’s Hard to Fight Naked” by Niecy Nash

“100 Questions & Answers about Mesothelioma” by Harvey I. Pass, M.D.

“King” by David Levering Lewis

“Take Down: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda” by Philip Mudd

“Lucky Me” by Sachi Parker

“Hello Gorgeous” by William J. Mann

“Waging Heavy Peace” by Neil Young

“Open Heart” by Elie Wiesel

“Law Man” by Shon Hopwood


Vickie Hardin is Outreach Specialist for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@state.lib.la.us

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