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Take a break from the holiday bustle


Right about now I bet you could really use a little time out from the hustle and bustle of shopping, wrapping gifts, and decorating. In fact, there are several things going on at the library branches that can help you relax a bit. Just come as you are.

VickieHardinFirst, the East-80 library is hosting “Songs of the Seasons” presented by the Haughton Middle School Choir, directed by Mr. William Bond on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 4:30 p.m. Cookies, coffee, and punch will be served after the program. This will be a real treat.

Next, a book signing by Jan Whitaker will take place in the lobby of the Central Library on Dec. 21, from 12-2 p.m. Ms. Whitaker’s new book is entitled, “Revitalizing, Inspirational Thought Conditioners.”

Finally, stop by Bossier Central Children’s Services to play the life size Candy Land game. The Children’s Library is decorated in a very merry holiday theme with a ginger bread house, ice castle, and a photo spot. The giant gameboard will be up the entire month of December. It is one of the most fun things for the kids to do at the library during the Christmas Season.

Make it a point to visit some of the other libraries in Bossier Parish where there are plenty of things to see and do.

Book it to the Bossier Libraries for a little Christmas fun. Merry Christmas from all of us at the Bossier Parish Libraries.

Make a note:

  • All Bossier Parish Libraries and the History Center will be closed for Christmas and New Years on the following dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25, 2013.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 31, all of the library branches and History Center will close at 2 p.m. for New Year’s Eve.
  • On Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 all Bossier Parish Libraries and the History Center will be closed for New Year’s Day.


New Books


“Rider of Lost Creek” by Louis L’Amour

“The Last Word” by Lisa Lutz

“Sins of the Flesh: A Carmine Delmonico Mystery” by Colleen McCullough

“Three Can Keep a Secret” by Archer Mayor

“After Her” by Joyce Maynard

“Stary Night” A Christmas Novel” by Debbie McComber

“The Last Dark” by Stephen R. Donaldson

“The Circle” by Dave Eggers

“The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert

“Fuse” by Julianna Baggott


“Trailblazer: A Biography of Jerry Brown” by Chuck McFadden

“Men We Reaped: A Memoir” by Jesmyn Ward

“The Magical Stranger: A Son’s Journey into His Father’s Life” by Stephen Rodrick

“Mickey and Willie” by Allen Barra

“The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy” by Michael J. Gerhardt

“Make Your Own Soda: Syrup Recipes for All-natural Pop, Floats, Cocktails, and More” by Anton Nocito

“The Homegrown Preschooler: Teaching Your Kids in the Places They Live” by Kathy H. Lee

“Social Networking for Business Success” by Miriam Salpeter

“Card Games for One” by Peter Arnold

“The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics” by Daniel Brown


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

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