As we enter the second full week of a new year, it seems appropriate that I remind readers of some of the programs and classes that we offer throughout Bossier Parish Libraries; and I think I’ll start with computer classes.
Our Central Library continues to offer several options for those looking to expand their computer skills. In January they are focusing on Introductory and Advanced Word classes, with the beginners class scheduled for January 22 and the intermediate class for January 24, both at 6:00pm. And then in February they move on to Microsoft Excel, with the same set up of introductory and advanced classes. Meanwhile, in Plain Dealing you can learn about setting up an email account and how to navigate various social media sites, as well as getting an introduction to Microsoft Word. They are holding their classes on February 4 at 10:00am and 3:00pm, and February 9 at 12:00pm. Moving over to Elm Grove and our Tooke Branch, they continue to offer their Computer Basics class which is perfect for those who still aren’t confident in their computer skills and would appreciate an assist. You can find the next class there on February 14 at 10:00am.
In addition to computer classes, I’m pretty excited about the game and building days that are now part of many of our branches’ lineups. Aulds hosts a Lego Club on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 4:00pm; and really who doesn’t enjoy building with Legos? Benton and Central each have game days for all ages! But if board or card games aren’t up your alley, how about our teens try out the Games Lounge (video games!) that Central has set up on January 22 and February 26 at 3:00pm?
I’m almost out of space, so I’ll finish up with Bingo at our Haughton and Tooke Branches. Or, try your hand at Tic-Tac-Toss, Ping Pong Launch, and more at our Plain Dealing Branch. For full details check out our website, stop in to grab a newsletter that lists events for all locations coming up in January and February, or call us! Thanks for reading my shameless plugging of library programs; we enjoy seeing you at our events!
All library locations will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Thursday, Jan. 17 @ 4:30pm – Teen Thursdays, ages 13-17
Friday, Jan. 18 @ 10:00am – Baby Laptime, ages 0-2
Bossier Central 746-1693
Wednesday, Jan. 23 @ 6:00pm – Game Masters Series, all ages
Thursday, Jan. 17 @6:00pm – Goodnight with Grandma K, ages 0-5
East 80 949-2665
CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS – Update: Noticeable progress on the parking lot is slated to begin on January 7, 2019 (barring weather more delays)! Thank you for your continued patience.
Saturday, Jan.19 @ 1:00pm – Saturday Matinee: The House with the Clock in its Walls, all ages
History Center 746-7717
Thursday, Feb. 7 @ 6:00pm – Pages Past Book Club: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, ages 18 and up
Plain Dealing 326-4233
Tuesday, Jan. 22 @ 1:00pm – Cooking & Food Prep with A to Z World Food, ages 18 and up
Saturday, Jan. 19 @ 12:30pm – Nail-Art for Beginners, ages 12-18
- Air Strike starring Bruce Willis, Ye Liu, & Adrien Brody (DVD)
- Being John Lennon: A Restless Life by Ray Connelly (Biography; Book)
- The Boy by Tami Hoag (Fiction; Book)
- In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin (Fiction; Book)
- Watching You by Lisa Jewell (Fiction; Audiobook)
- You Don’t Own Me by Mary Higgins Clark (Fiction; Playaway)