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Weekly Column (June 6, 2018)

I appear to be stuck on a theme lately of talking up all the programs we have to offer at our various branches. In my defense, I am a librarian and I like to think we have something to offer for everyone (and if we don't have something for you then you should let us know so that we can get to work on that).

Kicking off my program push, the Child Seat Check event at our Central Library is taking place on June 16th from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force is partnering with us to offer free child seat inspections. This is a great opportunity for new parents, grandparents, and child-care workers to make sure they've got their child seats properly secured.

Bossier Central is also offering a class for kitchen beginners called "Basics of the Kitchen" on June 18th at 2:00pm; and on June 26th they'll host a clinic on civil legal issues during which you can speak with an attorney about a wide range of matters. And Teens can attend "Playing for Keeps" financial literacy sessions, led by Ms. Yvonne Bartly to learn how money really works.

And remember, you can also catch us out in the community at the Bossier Farmer's Market on June 9th or at R.W. Norton Art Gallery's Twilight Talkie featuring 101 Dalmatians on June 15th!

The History Center closed Tuesday, May 29 – Thursday, June 6 for air conditioning work. End date subject to change, please call or check our website for more up-to-date information. 

Contact Us: 
Aulds         742-2337 
Wed., June 6 & 20 @ 3:00p.m. – Teen SRP Activities, ages 13-18
Thur., June 14 @ 9:00a.m.-7:00p.m. – Come-&-Go Relaxation Room, ages 18 and up

Benton       965-2751 
Tues., June 12 @ 10:00a.m. – Hampstead Stage Company presents: Treasure Island, ages 6-12 
Tues., June 12 @ 2:00p.m. – Painting for Adults, ages 18 and up

Bossier Central       746-1693 
Thur., June 7 @ 11:00a.m. & 3:00p.m. – Little You Yoga, ages 6-12
Tues., June 12 @ 2:30p.m. – Jam Sessions, ages 13-18

East 80        949-2665 

Haughton          949-0196 
Thur., June 7 @ 11:00a.m. – CD Art, ages 13-18
Mon., June 18 @ 11:00a.m. – The Musical Legacy of Bossier Parish, ages 18 and up

History Center          746-7717 
Sun., June 10 @ 1:30p.m. – Second Sunday Screenings: Movie TBD, all ages (please check movie rating before bringing young children)

Plain Dealing       326-4233 
Thur., June 7 @ 3:00p.m. – Giant Music Trivia Game, ages 13-18
Tues., June 12 @ 2:00p.m. – Hampstead Stage Company presents: American Folktales & Songs, ages 6-12

Tooke        987-3915 
Thur., June 7 @ 4:30p.m. – Paracord Braclets, ages 13-18
Wed., June 13 @ 2:00p.m. – Hampstead Stage Company presents: American Folktales & Songs, ages 6-12

Community Event 
Tuesdays, May 8 – June 26 @ 6:00p.m. – Adulting 101, ages 16 and up @ Remington College

New Materials
All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother by Danielle Teller (Fiction; Book, eBook)
Beauty in the Broken Places by Allison Pataki (Autobiography; Book, eBook)
Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman & Michael B. Jordan (DVD)
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde (YA Fiction; Book)
Fixing to Die: A Southern Ladies Mystery by Miranda James (Fiction; Book)
Girlish: Growing Up in a Lesbian Home by Lara Lillibridge (Autobiography; Book)
The Glitch: a novel by Elisabeth Cohen (Fiction; Book, eBook)
Monday’s Not Coming: a novel by Tiffany D. Jackson (YA Fiction; Book, eBook, eAudiobook)
The Overstory by Richard Powers (Fiction; Book, eBook, eAudiobook)
Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence & Joel Edgerton (DVD)
Submergence starring Alicia Vikander & James McAvoy (DVD, Hoopla Video)
Tesla: Inventor of the Modern by Richard Munson (Biography; Book)