Changes coming to Sci-Port

By Vickie Hardin, Associate Director of Public Relations August 24, 2017

A recent announcement from Sci-Port about its temporary closure while “rebranding” the popular venue will affect our BPL patrons who check out Sci-Port passes from the library.  Library Director Heather McEntee stated that, “Due to new management and renovations, Sci-Port will be closed from Labor Day, September 4, until December 31 and therefore our passes will not be available for checkout.”

Sci-Port’s Board of Directors informed members who purchased season passes about the changes taking place saying, “In the interim, we hope you will take the opportunity before September 4 to visit Sci-Port before our temporary closure.” 

Offering more reassurance to patrons, Sci-Port Board member Rich Lamb is quoted in the Times Thursday, August 17 edition saying, “Those who bought membership passes will have their pass period extended.”

BPL will keep patrons informed about any further updates or changes concerning Sci-Port passes through this column, on the library website at, and Facebook.  

Building a Better Bossier!

Make a note:  All BPL locations will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day. 

Aulds Branch 742-2337

Tues., Sept. 5 at 10a.m., for ages 5 and under—A Zoo Adventure with stories, music, and crafts

Wed., Sept. 6 at 1p.m., for ages 6 and up—Homeschool basic art techniques and elements of music

Benton Branch 965-2751 

Tues., Sept. 5 at 3:30p.m., for ages 6 to 12—After-School Program; registration required

Fri., Sept. 8 at 10a.m., for ages 2 and under—Baby Lap Time; registration required                                                                                                                               

Bossier Central 746-1693

Mon., Sept. 11 from 5:30 to 7p.m., for ages 18 and up—Adult Bingo in the History Center; registration required


East 80 Branch   949-2665

Fri., Sept. 8 at 3:30p.m., for ages 13 to 17—Teen Game Day

Haughton Branch 949-0196 

Fri., Sept. 8 at 10a.m., for ages 18 and up—Happy Hour Game Day

Sat., Sept. 9 at 1p.m., for all ages—Reading to Duke the therapy dog

Plain Dealing Branch 326-4233

Tues., Sept. 5 at 4p.m., for ages 13 to 17—After School Game Day

Fri., Sept. 8 at 10a.m., for ages 5 and under—Lego Time

Tooke Branch   987-3915 

Sat., Sept. 9 at 2p.m., for all ages—Family Movie Day, “Beauty and the Beast”

New Books


“The Moores are Missing” by James Patterson

“Abiding Mercy” by Ruth Reid

“The Marriage Pact” by Michelle Richmond

“Liar” by K.L. Slater

“Persons Unknown” by Susie Steiner

“Spectacle” by Rachel Vincent

“The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware

“Are You Sleeping?” by Kathleen Barber

“Deadly Betrothal” by Fiona Buckley

“A Killer Harvest” by Paul Cleeve


“Bathroom Idea Book” by Jamie Gold

 “Ways of Grace” by James Blake

“Jungle of Stone” by William Carlsen

“The Destruction of Hillary Clinton” by Susan Bordo

“You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” by Sherman Alexie

“Hunger” by Roxane Gay

“Surpassing Certainty” by Janet Mock

“Rising Star” by David J. Garrow

“A Stone of Hope” by Jim St. Germain

“The A-Z Career and Jobs” by Kogan Page