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Where can you find trustworthy health information online?


LSU Health Sciences Library in Shreveport and Bossier Libraries are working together to inform the public about “online health information that you can trust.” HealtheLinks at www.healthelinks.org is a free service designed to help patients and their families find “reliable up-to-date” medical information with a click of the mouse.

The website provides information about: diseases; medicines; procedures and surgical operations; lab tests; senior health; mental health; health news; and wellness. You can even ask questions about health care providers or health insurance.



Did you know September is National Honey Month? Billy Hummer of Hummer and Sons Honey will be at the Bossier Central Library on Wednesday, September 25, from 3:45—4:45 to talk about honey bees and honey production. Those attending will get to “look inside a beehive, examine a honeycomb, and make a sweet snack to take home.” The free program is open to ages nine years and up. For more information call (318) 746-1693.


Book it to the Bossier Libraries for great programs and other activities.


VickieHardinMake a note:

The Bossier Central Book Club will meet from 6—7p.m. on Thursday, September 19 to discuss Mark Twain’s, “The Prince and the Pauper.”

East 80 Library will have Movie/Game Day on Saturday, September 21, from 1—4p.m.

Aulds Library is hosting free art classes for ages 9—12 on Saturday, September 28, from 10a.m.—12p.m.

At the Haughton Library Lapsit Story time will be every Monday at 10am for children 0-3 years.

The RELIC series entitled “Making Sense of the American Civil War” continues on Thursday evenings from 6—7p.m. in the History Center meeting room.

The Benton Library announces Pre-school Story Time on Fridays at 10a.m. for ages 3—5 years. Baby Laptime will be on Mondays at 10a.m. for ages 0—2 years.


New Books



“The Girl You Left Behind” by JoJo Moyes

“Visitation Street” by Ivy Pochoda

“The Perfume Collector” by Kathleen Tessaro

“Please Don’t Tell” by Elizabeth Adler

“MaddAddam” by Margaret Atwood

“The Eye of Moloch” by Glenn Beck

“Gone with the Woof” by Laurine Berenson

“Heirs & Graces” by Rhys Bowen

“A Murder in Passing: A Sam Blackman Mystery” by Mark De Castrique

“Brink of Chaos” by Tim LaHaye


“Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market” by Chuck Sambuchino

“Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America” by Linda S. Godfrey

“Happier at Home” by Gretchen Rubin

“How to Be Secular: A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom” by Jacques Berlinerblau

“Unbreakable: My Story, My Way, A Memoir” by Jenni Rivera

“The New, New Deal” by Michael Grunwald

“The Key is Love” by Marie Osmond

“I Say, I Say…Son: A Tribute to Legendary Animators Bob, Chuck, and Tom McKimson” by Robert McKimson, Jr.

“The Creation of Anne Boleyn” by Susan Bordo

“Cronkite’s War” by Walter Cronkite, IV


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.