Busy parents and grandparents know how nice it is to have a little extra help finding things for the kiddos to do. One of the best places I know to get help is the online newsletter Macaroni Kid at http://www.shreveport.macaronikid.com/. This online publication is designed specifically for providing information about local events and activities including articles geared to families with children.
The library has been affiliated with the newsletter for about a year and a half. Items from my column are frequently posted there, along with a schedule of events at the library.
We have a new advertisement for the library at the top of the Macaroni Kid homepage with a link to BPL (Bossier Parish Libraries). I will contribute book reviews for children’s, young adult and adult books and hope you will want to come to the library to check them out and see what else we have to offer while you are there.
In addition, there are links to national newsletters, local listings for movies, a Calendar of Events, and birthday listings for kids. Click on “Submit Your Event” to post information about your own upcoming activities. You will also find important notices on recalled products.
Be sure to read publisher Pamela Kennedy’s blog. She says, “I love helping moms find things for their kids to do and I enjoy meeting other moms also.”
A subscription to Macaroni Kid is free; I hope you will give it a try. It is BPL recommended.
Make a note:
- Haughton Library is starting a new Lapsit Storytime for children ages 0-2 that will be Mondays at 10 a.m. beginning Oct. 1. Call (318) 949-0196 for more information.
- The second in the series of Sleep Clinic programs will be Friday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at Bossier Central Library. Family Nurse Practitioner Leah L. Reed from the Sleep Clinic will talk about sleep disorders and sleep hygiene. Call the Central library for more details at (318) 746-1693.
- There will be a free couponing class at Bossier Central Library on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Savvy Shopper columnist Jennifer Richardson will conduct the class. Pre-registration is required. Call Anne or Connie at the Central Library to sign up.
- There will be a Teen Lock-in at Bossier Central Oct. 12 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., for ages 13-17 years. Go to the Reference Desk to sign up and pick up a permission slip. The slips must be returned by October 10 in order to participate.
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“The House of Serenades” by Lina Simoni
“Evel Knievel Days” by Pauls Toutonghi
“The Painted Bridge” by Wendy Wallace
“The Seven Wonders” by Steven Saylor
“Garment of Shadows” by Laurie R. King
“The Games” by Ted Kosmatka
“One Tuesday Morning” by Karen Kingsbury
“The Nightmare” by Lars Kepler
“Ice Fire” by David Lyons
“The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America's Schools” by Jessie Klein
“The Betrayal of the American Dream” by Donald L. Barlett
“What Color is Your Parachute, 2013 edition” by Richard N. Bolles
“Peterson's Scholarships, Grants & Prizes” by Peterson’s
“Sitting Kills, Moving Heals” by Joan Vernikos
“Top Dog” by Kim Dennis-Bryan
“The Entrepreneur's Starter Kit: 50 Things to Know before Starting a Business” by Paul J. Christopher
“What Would Drucker Do Now: Solutions to Today's Toughest Challenges from the Father of Modern Management” by Rick Wartzman
“Diaries” by George Orwell, edited by Peter Davison
“The Dictator’s Learning Curve” by William J. Dobson