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Weekly Update (11.07.18)

Give for Good
by Andrea Gilmer, Community Engagement Librarian

If you’ve recently stopped into any of our library local branches, you may have seen signs advertising that it is indeed time for our annual Give for Good drives. We’re about a week in now, so I’m continuing to spread word about giving. But, since we at the library want you to have something in addition to the warm, wonderful feeling you get from helping someone in need, we are giving away prize baskets to some lucky winners! Call it our way of giving back.

So, the details: during the month of November we are collecting items for the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana and Toys for Tots. From November 1st to the 30th, you can donate food items or toys and receive either late-fee forgiveness up to $25 or fill out a raffle ticket to enter our drawings. One toy (new and unwrapped) or 5 food items (not expired, please) will earn you one or the other of these rewards; you get to choose. If you choose fine forgiveness for your first donation, but bring in a second donation then you can get a raffle ticket! We want to give everyone multiple chances to win.

As for the drawings themselves, we have three prize baskets. Each basket will contain a free Kindle Fire along with a few other goodies that we are throwing in to really do it up right. You can donate at any of our locations, and we will be calling our winners at the end of December. The reason for this seeming delay in selecting winners is due to our participation in one more drive this season: Porter’s Coat Drive!

Each year Porter’s collects coats, and this year we are acting as collection centers during the month of December. Starting on December 1st and running until the last week of December, we will collect winter coats in exchange for late-fee forgiveness or raffle tickets.

Join us in this season of giving, and thank you for any contribution you are able to make!

Reminder: 
All library locations will be closed on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans’ Day. 

Coming Up: 
Aulds         742-2337  
Wed., Nov. 7 @ 1:00p.m. – Home School Class (with Red River National Wildlife Refuge), ages 6-12

Benton       965-2751  
Sat., Nov. 10 @ 2:00p.m. – Teen Scene, ages 13-17

Bossier Central       746-1693  
Thur., Nov. 8 @ 10:00a.m. – Medicare 101, ages 18 and up
Sat., Nov. 10 @ 10:00a.m. – Saturday Story Time, ages 0-5
Tues., Nov. 13 @ 4:00p.m. – Teen Tuesdays: Meme to Masterpiece!, ages 13-17

East 80        949-2665  
CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS – Thank you again for bearing with us! We’re working on the parking lot now and adding an access ramp to the front door to make the branch accessible from both entrances.  

Haughton          949-0196  
Thur., Nov. 8 @ 4:30p.m. – Creative Minds, all ages 

History Center         746-7717 
Sat., Nov. 10 @ 1:30p.m. – Second Saturday Screenings: Hacksaw Ridge (R), all ages-parental discretion advised

Plain Dealing       326-4233  
Thur., Nov. 8 @ 4:00p.m. – X-Ray Day, ages 0-12

Tooke        987-3915  
Thur., Nov. 8 @ 4:30p.m. – The Library’s Got Talent, ages 9-17

New Materials:

  • Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber (Fiction; Book, Playaway)
  • Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff by Myquillyn Smith (Non-Fiction; Book)
  • Gmorning, Gnight! Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Illustrated by Jonny Sun (Non-Fiction; Book)
  • In Pieces by Sally Field (Biography; Playaway)
  • The Library Book by Susan Orlean (Non-Fiction; Playaway)
  • Occupation starring Dan Ewing & Temuera Morrison (DVD)
  • The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory (Fiction; Book)
  • Say You Will starring Travis Tope & Katherine Hughes (DVD)
  • The Seagull starring Saoirse Ronan & Corey Stoll (DVD)
  • War of the Wolf by Bernard Cornwell (Fiction; Playaway)