Fall Has Arrived!
by Andrea Gilmer, Community Engagement Librarian
October is arriving… and I love October, mostly because there is finally some hope of a hint of fall in the air. As I’m sure many of my readers have noticed, I’ve been ready for fall since about August. But on to other topics, like what the library has in store for our amazing patrons in the coming weeks!
Next week, we will be celebrating Teen Read Week at our Central Library where they have an Escape Room set up to challenge teens to some quick puzzling and problem solving with friends. But it’s not just for teens, anyone who enjoys YA (that’s shorthand for Young Adult) Literature will have fun at these events. Starting on October 9th and running through October 11th, from 3-5pm each afternoon, you can join one of these games.
Not your thing? Then try out one of our crafting classes. Various branches, including Benton, Central, Haughton, and Plain Dealing offer a variety of activities for our 18 and over crowd. Morning, afternoon, or evening, you can find the time that works for you. Benton and Plain Dealing offer painting on Tuesdays or Thursdays; just call the branches to find out more! At Haughton there are crafts for the whole family on Thursday afternoons (October 11th this month). And Plain Dealing is celebrating National Color Day by offering a chance for kids to learn about color and how it can be related to your mood.
And, one of my favorite programs of the year is coming up: Fall Fest! Offered at most branches with a wide variety of activities, these programs are fun for everyone. First, in the afternoon on October 11th at our Central Library and Plain Dealing Branch; these locations are offering games and more for everyone, and maybe some candy? Plain Dealing is adding face painting and pumpkin decorating to their list of events too, so make sure to stop in and enjoy. Tooke Branch is hosting a Fall Carnival on October 20th starting at noon where they have an escape room, games, treats, and more planned out. Benton Branch has their Fall Fest set for October 25th starting at 4:00pm and we are anticipating a truly “spooktacular” event! Finally, our Haughton Branch actually has a few days of events planned out, starting with a Fear Factor with the Red River National Wildlife Refuge on October 27th, continuing with a Haunted Louisiana talk with Dr. Cheryl White on the 29th, and culminating in their official Fall Fest on the 31st with costumes, face painting, games, and more.
We hope to see you there!
All locations closed on Monday, October 8th for Staff Training.
Wed., Oct. 10 @ 4:00p.m. – Lego Club, ages 6-12
Thur., Oct. 11 @ 6:00p.m. – Game Night Café, ages 18 and up
Bossier Central 746-1693
Tues., Oct. 9 @ 6:00p.m. – Keyboard Functions & Shortcuts, ages 18 and up
Thur., Oct. 11 @ 4:00p.m. – Oktoberfest, all ages
East 80 949-2665
CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS – Thank you again for bearing with us, we hope you’re pleased with the end results!
Fri., Oct. 12 @ 2:00p.m. – 13 Reasons Why You Are Enough – Youth Empowerment Summit, ages 13-17 (registration requested)
History Center 746-7717
Sat., Oct. 13 @ 1:30p.m. – Second Saturday Screenings: October Sky (PG), all ages
Plain Dealing 326-4233
Sat., Oct. 6 @ 3:00p.m. – Bullying Prevention, ages 13-17
Sat., Oct. 13 @ 1:00p.m. – Hooked on Books Book Club: Nightmares by Jason Segel, ages 9-12
And, Little Bookworms Book Club: Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive by Jack Chabert, ages 6-12