Weekly Update (10/09/19)

Weekly Update (10/09/19)

We’re now in our first full week of October and slightly cooler temperatures have been promised, so we’re celebrating by hosting several events this month with a lead up to another event in November that we are incredibly excited about!

Since October is Archaeology Month and Stamp Collecting Month, our History Center has been hard at work with several programs, including the Archaeology of Firearms talk, presented by Tad Britt, on Monday, October 7th that I mentioned in my last column. In addition to this, they have been hosting workshops called “Preservation Perils” to help individuals learn how to properly preserve family photos, documents and more. If you’re interested in these, they are coming up on October 10 and 17, at 1:00pm and 6:00pm respectively.

But to move on to the events that are featuring archaeology and stamp collecting since it is the month for celebrating these: why not stop by the History Center to check out their special exhibit of stamps? Currently on display, the History Center has stamps from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, as well as a presidential stamp set, stamps honoring American authors and poets, a Women’s Suffrage 50th Anniversary stamp, and even a stamp featuring The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. On October 29 at 6:00pm, special guest Dr. Cran Lucas, member of the Red River Stamp Club, will give a presentation on philately (stamp collecting) for beginners.

And then, on November 16from 10:00am to 2:00pm, we will play host for the 5th Annual Archaeology Day! The History Center has been hard at work organizing all kinds of activities, demonstrations and more for the day. The Northwest Chapter of the Louisiana Archaeological Society will have flintknapping (this one I’ll have to look up to explain), blacksmithing, and pottery demonstrations. There will be a mock archaeological dig and processing lab, children’s crafts, and more! Plus, several food trucks will be on hand for your lunchtime needs. We are excited to welcome Hot Dawg Hut and Candy Galore & More in helping us make this a great experience for the whole family!

I know this last event is still a bit in the future, but mark it on your calendar because it’s sure to be a fun-filled day!

Delayed Openings:
Friday, Oct. 11, 9:00am - 11:00am – Central & History Center
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 9:00am - 10:30am – Central & History Center
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 9:00am - 10:30am - Tooke
Friday, Oct. 18, 9:00am - 10:30am – East 80

Coming Up:  
Aulds         742-2337   
Saturday, Oct. 12 @ 2:00pm – Kids Crafternoon, ages 3-12

Bossier Central       746-1693    
Thursday, Oct. 10 @ 5:00pm – Bossier Writer’s Guild: Write-Ins, all ages
Monday, Oct. 14 @ 5:00pm – Who Dunnit? Murder Mystery Night, ages 18 and up (registration required)
Tuesday, Oct. 15 @ 4:00pm – Anime Club, ages 13-17

East 80        949-2665   
Saturday, Oct. 12 @ 11:00am – Brunch & Books (Book Club), ages 18 and up

Haughton          949-0196   
Thursday, Oct. 10 @ 4:30pm – Creative Minds, ages 6-17

History Center         746-7717  
Thursday, Oct. 10 @ 1:00pm – Preservation Perils: Avoiding Archival Nightmares, ages 18 and up (registration required)

Plain Dealing       326-4233   
Thursday, Oct. 10 @ 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Fall Fest, all ages

Tooke        987-3915   
Tuesday, Oct. 1 – Thursday, Oct. 31 – Spooky Haunted House, all ages

New Materials 

  • The Apollo Trials: Book Four, The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan (YA Fiction; Book)
  • Bomber’s Moon (A Joe Gunther Novel) by Archer Mayor (Fiction; Book)
  • A Cup of Holiday Fear (A Bakeshop Mystery) by Ellie Alexander (Fiction; Book)
  • Wonton Terror (A Noodle Shop Mystery) by Vivien Chien (Fiction; Book)