Bossier Parish Libraries offers more

By Andrea Gilmer, Bossier Parish Library January 12, 2019

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.

Coming Up: 

Aulds         742-2337  

Thursday, Jan. 17 @ 4:30pm – Teen Thursdays, ages 13-17


Benton       965-2751  

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.  

Haughton          949-0196  

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


Tooke        987-3915  

Saturday, Jan. 19 @ 12:30pm – Nail-Art for Beginners, ages 12-18

New Materials:

  • 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)