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Weekly Update (02.06.19)

BPL Offers Exam Proctoring
by Andrea Gilmer, Community Engagement Librarian

We are now well into the start of a new semester so it’s time for my periodic reminder that Bossier Parish Libraries proctors exams. It’s simple to get set up, and it’s free of charge! We are currently updating our existing policy on getting your exams proctored, but we’re still proctoring while we work out the finer details.

So, first let me say that this service is not only for students. If your employer, or future employer, requires you complete an exam that necessitates a proctor you can come to us. We offer proctoring at all of our locations during regular library hours with the requirement that the exam be completed at least 15 minutes prior to closing to give us time to fax or scan and email it to your professor/college/employer. To get signed up to take exams at one of our branches you simply contact your preferred branch and speak to the manager who will coordinate a time with you to complete the initial paperwork so that we have information on the exam(s) you’ll need proctored and to ensure we have a reliable method to contact you should there be a need, such as in the event a branch has to unexpectedly close due to a power-outage and we need to cancel or reschedule your exam.

Should you need to reschedule an exam, we simply request a phone call or email; but we do understand that life is unpredictable and will work with you should you be unable to make a previously scheduled exam and are unable to contact us prior to the exam time. We also check a photo ID to ensure we are proctoring the correct exam, especially since we often have several people who are taking exams with us at any given time. Altogether a fairly straightforward process, and easy to get arranged. Contact us should you find yourself in need of this service!

Reminder:
All locations are closed in observance of President’s Day on Monday, February 18, 2019.

Coming Up: 
Aulds         742-2337  
Sunday, Feb. 10 @ 2:00pm – Kids Crafternoon, ages 3-12                                                                                                                              

Benton       965-2751
Saturday, Feb. 9 @ 11:00am – One World, Many Stories: A Celebration of Culture, all ages

Bossier Central       746-1693   
Thursday, Feb. 7 @ 5:00pm – Language Practice Series: English, ages 18 and up
Tuesday, Feb. 12 @ 4:00pm – Fresh Picks Society (Teen Book Club), ages 13-18

East 80        949-2665  
CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS – Update: Noticeable progress on the parking lot is slated to begin in January 2019 (barring more weather delays)! Thank you for your continued patience.  

Haughton          949-0196  
Tuesday, Feb. 12 @ 3:30pm – Teen Takeover Tuesday, ages 13-18

History Center         746-7717 
Saturday, Feb. 9 @ 1:30pm – Second Saturday Screenings: The Story of Ruby Bridges, all ages

Plain Dealing       326-4233  
Saturday, Feb. 9 @ 11:00am – Garden Club Kick-Off, ages 18 and up

Tooke        987-3915  
Saturday, Feb. 9 @ 1:00pm – Craftastic: No-Sew Fleece Pillow, ages 6-12

New Materials:

  • Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi (YA Fiction; Book)
  • Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb (Fiction; Book)
  • The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson (Non-Fiction; Book)
  • Heretics Anonymous: A Divine Comedy by Katie Henry (YA Fiction; Book)
  • How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett (YA Fiction; Book)
  • Let’s Eat France! by Francois-Regis Gaudry (Non-Fiction; Book)
  • Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina (Children’s Fiction; Book)
  • Queen Victoria by Lucy Worsley (Biography; Book)
  • The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller (Children’s Fiction; Book)
  • Sugar Run by Mesha Maren (Fiction; Book)
  • The XY by Virginia Bergin (YA Fiction; Book)