Library: New resource item now on BPL website
On the home page of the BPL (Bossier Parish Library), www.bossierlibrary.org, under Research and homework is a new addition to the resource list, The Oxford African American Studies Center. The website is described as “the most comprehensive collection of scholarships available online to focus on the lives and events that have shaped African American and African history and culture.”
There are over 10,000 articles verified by the Editorial Advisory Board of the Oxford African American Studies Center. The basic content includes:
â¢Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
â¢Encyclopedia of African-American History, 1896-present
â¢Black Women in America, Second Edition
â¢African-American national biography
â¢Dictionary of African Biography
â¢The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought
Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature and Oxford Companion to Black British History are also mentioned. There are over 2,500 images, 450 primary sources, 200 maps included in the website. Over 150 charts and tables provide insight into demography, government, politics, business, labor, education, and the arts.
“The site continues to grow with new and updated content added regularly, including the latest biographies of the African American National Biography Project and additional primary material with commentary.
An additional feature for teachers is a section for lesson plans, teacher resources, and the reference book guide that can be particularly useful in the classroom.
Contact one of the eight BPL branches for more information on the research sources found on the library’s website.
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Fall Festival Hours
Benton – 965-2751: Friday October 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Face painting, popcorn, Halloween movie (G-Rated) and games.
Bossier Central – 746-1693 and Center d’histoire 746-7717: Wednesday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for all ages. Crafts, games, face painting and candy tours.
Est 80-949-2665: Saturday October 31. Fun, games and sweets.
Plain Dealing – 326-4233: Friday October 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., for ages 0-12. Games and prizes.
Haughton – 949-0196: Thursday, October 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., teens 13-18 are invited to a Luau with games and snacks.
On Thursday, October 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., kids 12 and under are invited to a fall festival with games, crafts, prizes, face painting and a petting zoo.
Tooke Memorial – 987-3915: Thursday October 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Make-up, games, candy and the âPet Education Projectâ.
“Reach of the Guardian âby Carla Neggers
“Two years eight months and twenty-eight nights âby Salman Rushdie
“Girl of the House âby Rosie Thomas
“The Doors of Evangeline âby Hester Young
“Eve “by William Paul Young
“Sophie must be saved: a novel “by Ronald H. Balson
“Vintage: a novel âby David Baker
“Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders: A Novel “by Julianna Baggott
“The real Justine “by Stephen Amidon
“The Blue Guitar “by John Banville
“The Vatican Prophecies “by John Thavis
“Like, jump, jump “by Shelene Bryan
“Our Thousand Wells “by Jena Lee Nardella
“Modern Families âby Joshua Gamson
“Conscious Decoupling” by Katherine Woodward Thomas
“Power Forward “by Reggie Love
“A nation of nations “by Tom Gjelten
“The Negotiator âby George J. Mitchell
“Imagine Your Prosperity âby Ellen Rogin
“A Righteous Man “by Arthur Browne
Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations at the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at [email protected]