Each year the History Center has a Holiday Open House during December. This year’s event will take place Friday, Dec. 14, from 1-3 p.m. Allen Smith of the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to perform songs from the past. Refreshments will be served, Holiday exhibits and decorations will be on display throughout the History Center. As always, it is free to the public.
After the Open House, you will want to go next door to the Central Library to see the 200 Years of Taste Exhibit. “It is a visual celebration all of the contributions Louisiana has made to food in the United States in the past 200 years. A large part of Louisiana’s identity is the unique and delicious food found throughout the state, so it is only fitting to have an exhibit that celebrates the food and culinary culture. The exhibit will show heritage ingredients and dishes as they are related to the geography, environment and historical timeline of Louisiana. This year marks the Bicentennial of Louisiana becoming a state.”
I regret to report that the Bossier Parish Library will no longer be able to provide free computer classes offered by the State Library. Classes scheduled for December 6, at the East 80 branch and December 7, at the Aulds branch have been cancelled.
Ron Drake, Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Project Manager stated that “Due to lower than projected BTOP (Grant) funds we have to cancel more classes than we thought. And based on the locations and dates affected there are 2 upcoming classes in Bossier Parish which we have to cancel. As you know, we hate cancelling any classes especially when the enrollment numbers are so high. But I’m afraid the money isn’t there to support keeping them on the schedule.”
If there is a chance that the library is able to offer computer classes in the future I will post the details in this column.
To learn more about what is happening at your neighborhood library go to www.bossierlibrary.org.
Make a note — Bossier Central Library, (318) 746-1693:
- Saturday, Dec.1, at 11 a.m., A “Fancy Nancy” Tea Party will be held at the Bossier Central Children’s Library. Children ages 5-7years and a parent or guardian can join in the fun with stories, games, and plenty of other activities. There are only 20 spots available so sign up early in Children’s Services or by calling Jessica.
- Thursday, Dec. 13, the Bossier Central Book Club meets from 6-7 p.m., in the conference room. The book selection is “Fire in the Blood” by Irene Nemorvsky. It is a story of passion and betrayal. Refreshments will be served. Call Anne for more details.
“The Irish Country Wedding” by Patrick Taylor
“Mixed Signals” by Jane Tesh
“Hidden Things” by Doyce Testerman
“Dora: A Head Case” by Lidia Yuknavitch
“Disciple” by Walter Mosley
“Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell
“Bonereapers” by Jeanne Matthews
“The Mongoliad, Book 1” by Erik Bear
“Collateral” by Ellen Hopkins
“A Season of Angels” by Thomas Kinkade
“Waging Heavy Peace” by Neil Young
“Yes, Chef: A Memoir” by Marcus Samuelsson
“Rooster: The Life and Times of the Real Rooster Cogburn, the Man Who Inspired True Grit” by Brett Cogburn
“Who I Am” by Pete Townsend
“Bond on Bond” by Roger Moore
“Nat Geo Traveler: The Caribbean” by Emma Stanford
“Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town” by Bryan Mealer
“Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake” by Annie Riggs
“Sports Illustrated Football’s Greatest”
“The Signal and the Noise” by Nate Silver