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Weekly Column (August 8, 2018)

Get More of What You Want
by Andrea Gilmer, Community Engagement Librarian

This week’s column is another did-you-know because, as a librarian, I do enjoy sharing information with people. To that effect, my latest tidbit pertains to items that are added to the library’s collection: did you know that as a library patron you can suggest books, DVDs, and more to be purchased?

Now, there are a few addendums…or quid pro quos because while we do have phenomenal cosmic powers as librarians, we also have what could be considered itty bitty living spaces (as in limited square-footage). I do enjoy quoting the Genie from Disney’s Aladdin, he’s got some of the best lines. Anyway, while we would love to get you anything you request sometimes we can’t; reasons vary, sometimes simply coming down to it being out of publication.

But onto the fun part of this amenity, which is that if there is something that you’ve been searching for but can’t find you can either request it at your home branch, or go to our website under the “How Do I?” tab. We love to get input on what we’re adding to the collection, so a suggestion of an author, book series, or new title is always welcomed.

If what you’re looking for has not been published/released yet, check with your local branch because we often have those items already on order (this is a great way to get on the holds list early)!

Coming Up: 
Aulds         742-2337 
Tues., August 14 @ 11:00p.m. – Book Club: The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green, ages 18 and up

Benton       965-2751 
Keep an eye on the calendar for our Fall Events!

Bossier Central       746-1693 
Sat., August 11 @ 11:00a.m. – Start-up Survival: What you need to know, ages 18 and up
Mon., August 13 @ 9:30a.m. – Café Connect (enjoy coffee and conversation), all ages

East 80        949-2665 
CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS – Note: Thank you to everyone for being patient with this renovation, and we wanted to say that we are super excited to unveil the updates the interior of the branch is already going through! And now exterior updates have begun, but I’m sure you all know how construction goes. Thank you again for bearing with us, we hope you’re pleased with the end results.

Haughton          949-0196 
Tues., August 21 @ 11:30a.m. – Craft Hour, ages 18 and up (supplies provided)

History Center         746-7717
Tuesdays, July 31 – August 28 @ 5:30p.m. - Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement - Documentary Film series shown over five evenings (continuing Aug. 7, 14, 21, & 28), all ages
(Please consider content before attending with young children)

Plain Dealing       326-4233 
Thur., August 16 @ 4:30p.m. – Teen Book Club: Jackaby by William Ritter, ages 13-18 (registration requested)

Tooke        987-3915 
Mon., August 20 @ 2:00p.m. – Book Club: Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline, ages 18 and up

Community Engagement      746-8072
Sat., August 11 @ 9:00a.m. – Holiday Lanes’ Back to School Bash, all ages (9am – 1pm)

New Materials
Better Late Than Never by Kimberla Lawson Roby (Fiction; Book)
Chariot on the Mountain by Jack Ford (Fiction; Book)
Contagion by Erin Bowman (YA Fiction; Book)
The Disappearing by Lori Roy (Fiction; Book)
Disobedience starring Rachel Weisz & Rachel McAdams (DVD)
Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart (YA Fiction; Book)
The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon (Fiction; Book)
The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, 48th Edition (Non-Fiction; Book)
Paradox by Catherine Coulter (Fiction; Book)
The Quiet Slide of Passion: an Isabel Dalhousie Novel by Alexander McCall Smith (Fiction; Book)
Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances  by Timothy Zahn (Fiction; Book)
A Tale of Two Murders: a Dickens of a Crime by Heather Redmond (Fiction; Book)