Special program at Bossier Parish Libraries

By Andrea Gilmer, Bossier Parish Library July 14, 2019

It is possible that at some point over the course of the summer I have mentioned that this year is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. This possibility will, of course, not stop me from mentioning it again because I remain very excited about this fact. To be exact, the Apollo 11 mission launched on July 16, 1969 and on July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped foot on the moon. Michael Collins, who is less well-known, was the third men in this pioneering crew who stayed in the command module alone to orbit the moon hoping for the others’ safe return since the success of this groundbreaking mission was in no way guaranteed. Thankfully, and astoundingly, the crew managed to overcome any number of obstacles to complete their mission and return home safely.

To celebrate this monumental event, our Central Library has organized a special program for Thursday, July 18. Their program, Moon Landing: 50th Anniversary Celebration, will start at 6:00pm and run to about 7:00pm and should appeal to the whole family! Special guest Cran Lucas, from the Shreveport/Bossier Astronomical Society will join us to talk about a bit of NASA’s history and specifically about the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. We love questions at the library, so we’d be thrilled if stopped in for the program to contribute to the discussion. Mr. Lucas will also bring along samples of “moon rocks” and “moon dust” – though don’t let them fool you since they originated right here on Earth, they just happen to mimic real moon rocks!

If you have questions about the program, give our Central Library a call or stop in to see us! And if you can’t make it to this special event, don’t worry! We would love to help you find books or other sources on space, space travel, the history of our attempts to make it to space, and maybe even a bit about the future of space travel. We also just added a new S.T.E.A.M. Backpack Kit about space that has books, a DVD, activities, and experiments that kids are sure to discover are out of this world!

Coming Up: 

Aulds         742-2337  

Tuesday, July 23 @ 10:00am – Storytime: Story with a Sheriff, ages 0-5

Benton       965-2751  

Friday, July 19 @ 11:00am – Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5

Bossier Central       746-1693   

Monday, July 22 @ 6:00pm – Chess Club, ages 18 and up

Tuesday, July 23 @ 2:00pm – Teen Tuesday: Gamer’s Lounge/Space Food Challenge, ages 13-17

Saturday, July 27 @ 10:00am – Stop and Swap: drop off donations now through July 19, bring your ticket back for “swap” items on July 27, ages 18 and up

East 80        949-2665  

Saturday, July 20 @ 11:00am – Side-by-Side Family Storytime, ages 0-12

Haughton          949-0196  

Friday, July 19 @ 6:00pm – Escape Room: Return to the Hubble, ages 13-17 *after-hours event*

History Center         746-7717 

Thursday, July 18 @ 6:00pm – Jeff Girard presents: The Cosmos of the Southeastern Indians, all ages

Plain Dealing       326-4233  

Monday, Aug. 5 @ 9:00am – Library Bucket List (runs through Aug. 12), ages 18 and up

Tooke        987-3915  

Saturday, July 20 @ 12:30pm – Nail Art Class, ages 6-12

New Materials:

•After the End by Claire Mackintosh (Fiction; Book)

•The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison (Fiction; Book)

•The Gigantic Beard that was Evil by Stephen Collins (Graphic Novel; Book)

•The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad (Fiction; Book)

•Lost and Found by Danielle Steel (Fiction; Book, Audiobook)

•The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo (Fiction; Book)

•Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell (Fiction; Book)

•Unfreedom of the Press by Mark R. Levin (Non-Fiction; Book)

•Vacuum in the Dark by Jen Beagin (Fiction; Book)