There is still time to fill out student loan forms for the 2012—2013 school year, but the deadline of June 30, 2013, is fast approaching. Hard copies of the FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) forms are available at the library in a limited supply. The U.S. Department of Education recommends filing online at www.fafsa.gov because it is “the fastest and easiest way to apply for aid.” Applications for July 1, 2013—June 30, 2014 are also available at the library and online.
First-time students applying for aid will need to gather financial information from Income Tax returns and savings and checking accounts to plug into the application. If parents are applying for aid for their dependent child, the financial information of the parents will be needed. The list of items can be intimidating, so plan ahead.
If you need to obtain a GED, the Bossier Adult Education Center at 415 Monroe Street in Bossier City is the best place to begin. Classes are free, although there is a charge for the GED test. Stop by the library for more information or call (318) 549-6839.
Another free test prep tool is Learning Express found on the State Library website. It has a “comprehensive interactive learning platform of practice tests” for the GED, ACT, SAT, and more. You will need your library card to access the website.
First, go to the Bossier Parish Library (BPL) website at www.bossierlibrary.org then click on Other Databases. Next, click on the Louisiana Library Connection link and go to Test Preparation. Practice as often as you like.
While you are on the BPL website be sure to explore the many online services the Bossier Parish Library Historical Center has to offer at http://www.bossierlibrary.org/depts/history/index.html.
- Bossier Central Library: Wednesday, March 13 and Monday, March 18, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Sherry Sellers of the Lions Eye Bank will be in the lobby of the Bossier Central Library to promote the Eye Bank. March is National Eye Donor Month. Thursday, March 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Spring Flower Collage Craft Class for ages 8 through adult; Children 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Call the Central Library at (318) 746-1693. Thursday, March 21, 6-7 p.m., the Bossier Central Library Book Club will discuss, “Lincoln Lawyer” by Michael Connelly.
- Aulds Library — Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 3:30 p.m., Tween Crafts for children ages 9-12 years, will make a crystal Shamrock. Call (318) 742-2337 for more information.
- Evening Storytime has been cancelled until further notice.
“Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson
“Habits of the House” by Fay Weldon
“Congo Dawn” by Jeanette Windle
“Daylight War” by Peter V. Brett
“1356” by Bernard Cornwell
“The Painted Girls” by Cathy Marie Buchanan
“Indiscretion: A Novel” by Charles Dubow
“The House Girl” by Tara Conklin
“The Storyteller: A Novel” by Jodi Picoult
“Calculated in Death” by J. D. Robb
“The Plan: Eliminate the Surprising "Healthy" Foods that are Making You Fat, and Lose Weight Fast” by Lyn-Genet Recitas
“The Virgin Diet” by J. J. Virgin
“Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives” by Hoda Kotb
“Remembering Whitney” by Cissy Houston
“Home” by Charles Faudree
“The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6” by Gordon Corera
“Mirrors Reflection of Style” by Paula Phipps
“The Violinists’ Thumb” by Sam Kean
“She Matters: A Life in Friendships” by Susanna Sonnenberg
“Kindle Fire H. D.” by Peter Meyers