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This week in library news, I decided to feature some of our current programming, both virtual and in-person. I admit that I settled on this topic because we’ve been working on summer reading plans recently – yes, summer planning does start this early, in fact, it started way back in January (or earlier really) but we’ve recently dialed it up to 11, or gotten the ball rolling, whichever figure of speech you prefer — and this all brought programming in general to the forefront of my mind.
So, what do we have going on? Numerous things, really. Currently, our branches, as you may know, are holding both virtual and in-person programs; however, in-person programs require registration prior to attendance in most cases so we don’t crowd too many people into a small space. If you’re interested in visiting the library and hanging out with a few friends again, maybe you should check out one of our various book clubs!
On March 15, stop by Tooke for the discussion on The Book of Two Ways by Jodie Picoult which their Novel Idea Book Club will have at 10:30am; or join the Good Books Book Club at Haughton at 10:00am on March 18 to discuss Deacon King Kong by James McBride. And, while the previous book clubs I just listed are for our adults, Benton hosts a virtual Graphic Novel Book Club for teens where they discuss the latest issues, new series, and old favorite graphic novels; you can find it on Benton’s Facebook group page.
If you’re looking for something different, our East 80 branch is hosting Bingo on Bellevue again! Don’t forget to register ahead, and then come by to play on March 11 at 11:30am. Tooke also hosts a Crochet Club, a Dungeons & Dragons game, and a craft program. Meanwhile, Benton and Haughton have virtual trivia nights (or afternoons); and storytime is everywhere at various times. For more details on those, check out our website calendar, call your local branch, or check out the calendar on our new app.
And then, one final program to mention: you can join our Community Engagement Department at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, March 13 starting at 10:00am to walk the Story Trail and do some activities and crafts!
Questions? Email us at: [email protected]
Limited Library Services:
• All library branches open for Grab-&-Go Quick Services along with Curbside Pickup: Available Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Services at our Plain Dealing Branch are available Monday – Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Aulds Branch: 3950 Wayne Ave, Bossier City, 318.742.2337
• Benton Branch: 115 Courthouse Dr, Benton, 318.965.2751
• Central Library: 2206 Beckett St, Bossier City, 318.746.1693
• East 80 Branch: 1050 Bellevue Rd, Haughton, 318.949.2665
• History Center: 2206 Beckett St, Bossier City, 318.746.7717
• Plain Dealing Branch: 208 E Mary Lee Ave, Plain Dealing, 318.326.4233
• Tooke Branch:451 Fairview Point Rd, Elm Grove, 318.987.3915
New Materials at the Library:
• Courage Under Fire: A Silver Creek Novel by Lindsay McKenna (Fiction; Book, eBook)
• A Dangerous Collaboration: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery by Deanna Raybourn (Fiction; Book)
• Every Last Fear: A Novel by Alex Finlay (Fiction; Book, eAudiobook)
• Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America’s Founders by Dennis C. Rasmussen (Non-Fiction; Book)
• Float Plan by Trish Doller (Fiction; Book)
• Forever Friends by Sarah Mackenzie (Fiction; Book, Playaway)
• Hooked: Foods, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions by Michael Moss (Non-Fiction; Book)
• Infinity Reaper by Adam Silvera (YA Fiction; Book, Audiobook)
• The Kaiser’s Web: A Cotton Malone Novel, Book 16 by Steve Berry (Fiction; Book, Audiobook, eAudiobook)
• Lily to the Rescue: The Misfit Donkey by W. Bruce Cameron (Children’s Fiction; Book)
• Runaway Justice by Chad Zunker (Fiction; Book)
• Sweet Dreams by Peter A. Leonard (Fiction; Book, eBook)
• While Paris Slept: A Novel by Ruth Druart (Fiction; Book)
• Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery (Children’s Fiction; Book, eBook).
Annie Gilmer is Community Engagement Librarian at Bossier Parish Public Libraries.