The Bossier Parish Historical Center is hosting a special program in recognition of Black History Month entitled “The Emancipation Proclamation – At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality.” The event will take place Saturday, February 23, at 2:00 p.m. at 2206 Beckett St., Bossier City.
Dr. William D. Pederson, Director of American Studies and the International Lincoln Center and Professor of Political Science at LSU-Shreveport, will speak on the often-overlooked effects of the Emancipation Proclamation of 150 years ago. Well-known local actor and story teller Thelma Harrison will portray Harriet Tubman, former slave and crusader for freedom as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad.
Pam Carlisle, Outreach Specialist for the History Center invites the public to attend this special program free of charge. Refreshments will be served. For more information call her at (318) 746-7717.
You may have noticed the new online service NoveList which has been added to the library’s website under the Research & Homework menu. Previously the “electronic readers’ advisory resource” was available only through the State Library databases. The library recently purchased this service giving you direct access through its website at www.bossierlibrary.org.
With NoveList you can search the recommended reading lists according to age group and genre. Book clubs will enjoy the Book Discussion Guides and read-alikes that go with every title, author, and series making it easy to plan future programs. Teaching with Books is an excellent resource for finding activities to use in the classroom.
There are so many facets to NoveList you may want to visit the Support Center before you get started. Tutorials and webcasts will help you learn how to get the most from the service. As always, library staff will be happy to answer any questions you might have about using NoveList.
Make a note:
- Aulds Library is hosting a Readings in Literature and Culture (RELIC) program facilitated by LSUS English professor Kathleen Smith. She will discuss the book “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien. The book is about the Vietnam War and experiences during and after the war. It is free to the public and will be held on Mondays from 6-8 p. m., beginning Feb. 11, and concluding on March 4 for a total of three sessions. The date of Feb. 18 will be skipped over because the library will be closed for Presidents Day. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register in advance at the library or call Diane at (318) 742-2337.
- Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. is Tween Tuesday at the Aulds Library for ages 9-12. Make crafts, and participate in other fun things after school.
- Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 4-5 p.m., teens ages 13-18 are invited to attend the Valentine Cupcake Decorating Program in the History Center meeting room. To register call Tonya at the Bossier Central Library, (318) 746-1693.
“The Incense Game” by Laura Joh Rowland
“Dark Monk” by Oliver Potzsch
“An Echo through the Snow” by Andrea Thalasinos
“Fobbit” by David Abrams
“Nano” by Robin Cook
“Three Parts Dead” by Max Gladstone
“Seven Kings” by John R. Fultz
“The Right Hand” by Derek Haas
“Habits of the House” by Fay Weldon
“Hide and Seek” by Jeff Struecker
“Space Chronicles” by Neil deGrasse Tyson
“Hallucinations” by Oliver Sacks
“One Simple Idea” by Stephen Key
“Meat Eater” by Steven Rinella
“Good Bones, Great Pieces” by Suzanne & Lauren McGrath
“Writing in Pictures” by Joseph McBride
“The Revenge of Geography” by Robert D. Kaplan
“Full of Heart” by J.R. Maratinez
“The Union Man” by H.W. Brands
“Search Inside Yourself” by Chade-Meng Tan