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Rainy Days are a great time to head to the Library

By Annie Gilmer September 6, 2018

It’s been a beautiful start to September so far, or at least I think so, but I love rain. Even if you don’t enjoy the rain, you’re probably enjoying the cooler temperatures we’re enjoying as a result, right? But, whether you’re looking to escape the returning heat or avoid potential rain in our futures, I encourage you to come to the library (of course).

The reason for my encouragement this time is due to the variety of computer classes that are being offered at several of our branches this month. Haughton and Aulds are playing host to an Intro to Computers: Keyboard & Mouse Basics class at 1:00pm on Tuesday, September 11th and Thursday, September 13th respectively. If that’s too early in the day for your schedule, our Central Library is offering the same class on Monday, September 10th at 4:00pm and again on Tuesday, September 11th at 6pm.

If you’re looking for a more advanced class then wait no longer. All three locations are offering an Intro to Microsoft: Word I class on the 13th at Central, the 18th at Haughton, and the 20th at Aulds. Central is even holding more advanced classes than this if you’re looking for more detailed knowledge on how to navigate Microsoft Excel, or to learn the about RAM, ROM, storage and more. Our Tooke Branch is getting in on the computer class action as well by offering a 2-session series starting on Thursday, September 13th at 2:00pm and concluding in October. 

Don’t forget to call ahead or stop in to reserve your slot at these classes! Since we have a finite number of computers at each of our locations, and we try to ensure that we have a space for everyone. Keep an eye on this column or on our website calendar for more classes.  And,as always, we love to hear from you about what types of classes you’d like to attend; if you have suggestions, please let us know!


Coming Up: 

Aulds         742-2337 

Wed., Sept. 12 @ 9:00a.m. & 1:00p.m. – Homeschool Class: morning session @ Red River National Wildlife Refuge & afternoon session @ Aulds, ages 6-12

Benton       965-2751 

Thur., Sept. 13 @ 6:00p.m. – Game Night Café, ages 18 and up

Bossier Central       746-1693 

Sat., Sept. 15 @ 2:00p.m. – Matinee Saturday presents: Cesar Chavez (PG-13), ages 18 and up

Wed., Sept. 19 – Talk-Like-A-Pirate Story Time: ages 0-2 @ 10:00a.m. – ages 3-5 @ 11:00a.m.

East 80        949-2665 

CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS – Thank you again for bearing with us, we hope you’re pleased with the end results!

 Haughton          949-0196 

Thur., Sept. 13 @ 4:30p.m. – Crafternoon, all ages (supplies provided)

History Center746-7717

Tues., Sept. 18 @ 6:00p.m. – R&R with History: The Great Influenza, with special guest Rusty Beckham, all ages (discussion continues on Sept. 25)

Plain Dealing       326-4233 

Thur., Sept. 20 @ 3:00p.m. – Food Tasting, all ages (registration required)

Tooke        987-3915 

Thur., Sept. 20 @ 4:30p.m. – Teen Book Club: pick a book set in a school, ages 13-17


New Materials:

  • All the Things that Could Go Wrong by Stewart Foster (Children’s Fiction; Book)
  • Christmas with Southern Living 2018 (Cookbook; Book)
  • Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird (Fiction; Book)
  • Depth of Winter by Craig Johnson (Fiction; Book)
  • Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Truett (Children’s Fiction; Book)
  • John Woman by Walter Mosley (Fiction; Book)
  • Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb (Fiction; Book)
  • Live Long and…:What I Learned Along the Way by William Shatner with David Fisher (Biography; Book)
  • Marigolds for Malice: An Enchanted Garden Mystery by Bailey Cattrell (Fiction; Book)
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers (YA Fiction; Book)