Bossier City is the place to be

By Annie Gilmer, Community Engagement January 25, 2018

It’s official everyone, Money magazine just released their list of the best places to live in the U.S. and we’re on it! That’s right, Bossier City is the place to be in Louisiana. I may be biased, but I think this city is pretty great; we have food and art festivals, music…and an awesome library system. (Just saying.)

Genuinely, our area is pretty great; mostly this is due to the people who live here, work here, and strive to make our home what it is. So, I’m back to talking about things that the library can offer our awesome residents to help them continue being incredible and helping to ensure our community is too.

To begin: Homework Louisiana. I know, you’re thinking that’s just for the kids but it’s got a bit of something for everyone. They do have live, one-on-one tutoring, for K-college from Sunday through Thursday from 2:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. But more than that, they have an Adult Education Career Center, ESL help, High School Equivalency Test Prep, and Citizenship Test Prep. All that in addition to the subjects you’d expect them to offer, like math, science, writing, computer help, English, social studies, Spanish, and reading.

We also provide access to Gale Courses, a service which provides free instructor-led courses that you can take online! This is great for anyone who needs to complete continuing education requirements for their employer. Or, if you’re looking to expand your knowledge on a variety of subject, you can take a course (or several) for your own edification.

I’m not sure I can fully explain all that this service offers. The variety of courses is astounding. There’s accounting, personal finance and investments for those looking to improve their money-handling awareness. How about web design or digital photography? Perhaps you’re interested in starting your own business, but aren’t sure what is necessary to get started? There’s a class for that too. They also offer courses in law, healthcare, writing and publishing, computers, and more. You can enroll now!

Thanks for working to make our area one of best places to live, we’ll keep adding our own contributions!

Contact Us:
Aulds             742-2337
Tues., Feb. 6 @ 10:00a.m. – Story Time, ages 0-5

Benton             965-2751
Sat., Feb. 3 @ 10:30a.m. – Saturday Story Time, ages 0-5

Bossier Central         746-1693
Thurs., Feb. 8 @ 10:00a.m. – Creating an Email Address, ages 18 and up

East 80             949-2665
Thurs., Feb. 1 @ 3:30p.m. – Story Time at the Park, all ages (location: Tall Timbers Park)

Haughton         949-0196
Fri., Feb. 2 @ 10:00a.m. – Happy Hour Games, ages 18 and up

Plain Dealing         326-4233
Thurs., Feb. 8 @ 3:30p.m. – Teen Board Meeting, ages 13-17

Tooke             987-3915
Mon., Feb. 5 @ 11:30a.m. – T-Shirt Quilting Class, ages 18 and up

Community Event
Sat., Feb. 17 @ 5:00p.m. – Bossier Night Market, all ages (location: Pierre-Bossier Mall)

New Materials:
•    The Bomb Maker by Thomas Perry (Fiction; Book, LP, Audiobook)
•    The God Gene (The ICE Sequence) by F. Paul Wilson (Fiction; Book)
•    IT starring Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, & Finn Wolfhard (DVD)
•    Leap! Starring Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, & Carly Rae Jepsen (DVD)
•    Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, & Kate Hudson (DVD)
•    Robicheaux: a novel by James Lee Burke (Fiction; Book, LP, Audiobook, Playaway)
•    Unbound: a Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods (Fiction; Book, LP, Audiobook; Playaway)
•    The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2018 by Bob Sehlinger & Liliane J. Opsomer (Non-Fiction; Book)
•    Vindication: a Matt Royal mystery by H. Terrell Griffin (Fiction; Book)
•    The Whispering Room: a Jane Hawk novel by Dean Koontz (Fiction; Book, LP, Audioboo