Dozens of Caddo Magnet High School students read a new piece of young adult fiction, and then met the authors face-to-face. Tag team authors, Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies, made a book tour stop at a Shreveport high school Monday. "Quarantine: The Loners" is penned by Lex Thomas (their merged names). They called their first event at a high school "a dream come true," since so many students had read their book.
More than 150 artifacts recovered from the legendary Titanic are set to go on display at Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center. "Titanic: The Traveling Exhibition" opens Sept. 29 and runs through Jan. 30.
The oldest nonprofit in northwest Louisiana will hold a one-mile children's run Saturday. The Center for Families is a mental health counseling agency in Shreveport. Executive director Laura Brucia Hamm says through its 123 years it's served the needs of the time.
Hundreds of residents from Caddo and Rapides parishes may read the same book this fall. Several Louisiana library systems are sharing in a $15,000 Big Read grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. In Caddo parish, public dialogues and workshops are planned around the Tim O'Brien book, "The Things They Carried," set to begin Oct. 6 at the Shreveport Memorial Library Broadmoor Resource Center.
The president of Chimp Haven, the national chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, La., says federal initiatives are moving ahead to retire large numbers of chimps from biomedical research. Linda Brent says Chimp Haven is in contact with the National Institutes of Health on news that the agency will transfer 10 research chimps to the Keithville sanctuary. She says many more could follow as the NIH send nearly one-fifth of its research chimps into retirement.