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Mon, August 2ndThe August/September Cattails issue is here!

The August/September 2021 issue of Cattails is here! In this issue, you will find:

  • Book recommendations from Library staff,
  • Details on in-person story time in September,
  • Friends of the Library book sale dates,
  • New book clubs,
  • Back-to-school t...
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Thu, July 29thOllie Burns Branch closed for maintenance; opens July 31

UPDATE: The Ollie Burns Branch will reopen Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

ORIGINAL: The Ollie Burns Branch will be temporarily closed today, July 29 due to wasps in the building. The Library is working with a pest control company to elimi...

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Wed, July 21st10 Beach Reads You Must Borrow

What designates a book as a Beach Read? The librarians at Ouachita Parish Public Library believe Beach Reads can be books across genres, as long as the plots are good, lighthearted and fun. Check out these books to escape at the beach or right her...

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Mon, July 19thTop 6 Picks for Kids This Summer

It's summer reading time! The children's librarians at the Ouachita Parish Public Library selected these books as the Top 6 Picks for summer reading challenge. This year's theme is Tails and Tales and we're celebrating animal stories and animal fa...

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Thu, July 15thLions, Tigers and Bears Oh My! Animal mascots in and around Ouachita Parish

Dorothy from the movie Wizard of Oz would have found lions, tigers and bears plus a few other live animal mascots in and around Ouachita parish if she had traveled here instead of Oz. At one time, Ouachita Parish High School had a live Lion, Nevil...

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