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Weekly Column (September 27, 2017)

Now that fall is officially here and Halloween is just a few weeks away what better way to get in the spirit than to read spooky stories.  That is how the BPL Central Branch Adult Book Club plans to prepare for the upcoming scary occasion.  Anyone over the age of 18 is invited to attend, so mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 17th at 6p.m.     

Assistant Circulation Manager, Joy Creasong will lead the group in a discussion comparing two books written by Shirley Jackson: “The Haunting of Hill House” and “We Have Always Lived in the Castle.”  A.M. Homes comments in one of his reviews about Jackson on, that "The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable."

For more fall fun, join the BPL Community Engagement ladies on Saturday evening, October 21st for the SBC Zombie Walk at the Night Market at Pierre Bossier Mall.  Wear your best zombie outfit.  All ages are invited to participate in contests, raffles, and other activities.  

For more information about what is happening at your neighborhood BPL branch go to

Building a Better Bossier!

Vickie Hardin, Associate Director of Public Relations

Make a note:  All BPL locations will be closed on Monday, October 9 for Satff Development.

The BPL Historical Center is closed for air conditioning maintenance until further notice.

Aulds Branch   742-2337
Tues., Oct. 10 at 10a.m., for ages 5 and under—Family Story Time
Tues., Oct. 10 at 11a.m., for ages 18 and up—Adult Book Club

Benton   965-2751
Tues., Oct. 10 at 2p.m., for age 18 and up—Adult Painting Program
Fri., Oct. 13 at 11a.m., for ages 3 to 5—Books with the Blue; story time with Bossier Parish Sheriff Office Deputies

Bossier Central  746-1693
Tues., Oct. 10 at 4p.m., for ages 13 to 18—Gross Out!  Teen Halloween Science Experience; registration required
Sat., Oct. 14 from 1 to 2:30p.m.; for ages 18 and up—Creative Art Connection Reception

East 80 Branch   949-2665
Tues., Oct. 10 at 4:30p.m., for all ages—Family Story Time; registration required
Fri., Oct. 13 at 3:30p.m., for ages 13 to 18—Teen Game Day

Haughton Branch   949-0196
Sat., Oct. 7 at 1p.m., for all ages—Reading To Duke the Therapy Dog
Wed., Oct. 11 at 10a.m. for age 5 and under—Preschool Story Time

Plain Dealing Branch  326-4233
Mondays and Wednesdays from 11a.m. to 12p.m., for all ages—Yoga
Fridays from 10 to 10:45a.m., for ages 5 and under—Lego Time; registration reqired

Tooke Branch   987-3915
Wed., Oct. 11 at 4p.m., for ages 13 to 17—Teen Craft Program; registration required
Sat., Oct. 14 at 1p.m. for all ages—Family Movie Day; registration required

New Books
“Lie to Me” by J.T. Ellison
“Iron Angels” by Eric Flint
“Chasing Down a Dream” by Beverly Jenkins
“Bluebird, Bluebird” by Attica Locke
“The Unquiet Grave” by Sharyn McCrumb
“Golden Age and Other Stories” by Naomi Novik
“The Family Lawyer” by James Patterson
“New People” by Danzy Senna
“The Lauras” by Sara Taylor
“Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward

“We Are Never Meeting in Real Life” by Samantha Irby
“Never Stop: A Memoir” by Simba Sana
“Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology” by Ellen Ullman
“Everything All at Once” by Bill Nye
“Wait, What?” by James E. Ryan
“Granite Mountain” by Brendon McDonough and Stephan Talty
“Knives, 2018” edited by Joe Kertzman
“Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market” by Rachel Randall
“Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions” by Stephen Colbert
“Secret Marvels of the World” by Lonely Planet