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Things are getting ‘Wild’ at the library

The Louisiana Society of Animal Artists has an exhibit going on now through September 13, at the Bossier Central Library at 2206 Beckett Street, Bossier City. Featured works are by award winning local wildlife artists Don Edwards, Carolyn Pitts, Ron Kidwell, Amanda Thomas, Jan Blount, and Esther Thompson.

Edwards and Pitts are wildlife artists, photographers, naturalists, and conservationists that travel all over the world to capture their subjects on canvas in a variety of mediums. Beautifully framed paintings of birds, animals, and flowers have been recreated in watercolor, oil, and acrylic in fine detail to bring the subjects to life.

VickieHardinYou will want to make a point of seeing Ron Kidwell’s tiger, which is hanging in the foyer as you come into the library. There are also many other excellent variations of tigers by Thomas, Blount, and Thompson.

Most of the paintings on display can be purchased by contacting the artists directly.

In other news, the library recently updated the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) in order to provide patrons with easier title searches. These are some of the changes you will notice:

1. Improved screen layout, color contrasts and increased font sizes.

2. A link will provide access to item availability options at other locations.

3. Changes in how to log into “My Account”

4. Retrieving lost passwords for EZ Logon – “My Account”.

5. The Book River will no longer be available. It has being replaced with a landing page.

6. It is now available in Spanish.

7. It is best viewed with the latest versions of Firefox or Google Chrome. It does not perform favorably using IE8. In addition, the latest versions of Flash and Java are also required.

Book it to the Bossier Parish Libraries to see what is new.

Make a note:

  • At the Aulds Library, on Saturday, August 24, from 10a.m. –12p.m. children ages 5—9 are invited to sign up for free art classes. There are only 20 spots available. Call (318) 742-2337.
  • At the Haughton Library beginning Monday, September 9, at 10a.m. Lapsit Storytime will resume. This program is for ages 0—3 years each week on Mondays. There will be stories, songs, fingerplays, games and crafts. (318) 949-0196.
  • A representative from the Voter Registrar’s Office will be on hand to register voters at the Haughton branch, on Monday, August 26, from 1:30—3:30p.m..
  • Bossier Central Children’s Library will resume Story Times on Wednesdays beginning September 11, for Pre-School for ages 4—5 years at 10a.m., and Family Time for ages 0—12 years at 11 a.m.
  • On Thursdays beginning September 12, Lapsit for ages 0—24 months will be at 10a.m., and Tot Time for ages 2—3 years will be at 11a.m. (318) 746-1693.


New Books



“Dead Man’s Deal” by Jocelynn Drake

“Sweet Salt Air” by Barbara Delinsky

“The Book of Mortals Sovereign” by Ted Dekker

“Safe from Harm” by Stephanie Jaye Evans

“Magician’s End” by Raymond E. Feist

“First Sight” by Danielle Steel

“Hunting Eve” by Iris Johansen

“The Widow’s Strike” by Brad Taylor

“The English Girl” by Daniel Silva

“The Highway” by C.J. Box



“The Accessible Home” by Deborah Pierce

“Toys & Prices, 2013” by Mark Bellomo

“A Small Town Near Auschwitz” by Mary Fulbrook

“Why Coolidge Matters” by Charles C. Johnson

“The Distance Between Us: A Memoir” by Reyna Grande

“The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir” by William Friedkin

“The Pauline Letters” by Daniel Scholz

“Bending Toward Justice” by Gary May

“Patients Come Second: Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead” by Britt Berrett

“Overheated” by Andrew Guzman



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

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