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November 23, 2020
All branches of the Ouachita Parish Public Library will close early at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Branches will remain closed November 26-27. Regular hours will resume Saturday, November 28.
E-services will be ava...
September 30, 2020
The October/November issue of Cattails is here! In this issue, you will find our favorite recipes from fall cookbooks, exciting mysteries and information on our scavenger hunt version of Pumpkin Bash.
August 12, 2021
Much of the early excellence found in Monroe City Schools can be credited to a man born January 17, 1876 in Damascus, North Carolina. Ernest Long Neville, the second of 15 children, was born to William and Sarah Neville, a family who valued educat...
August 2, 2021
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...
July 29, 2021
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...
July 21, 2021
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...
July 19, 2021
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...
July 15, 2021
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...
July 13, 2021
It's summer reading time! These are the Top 6 Picks our librarians hand-selected just for Ouachita Parish teenagers. Sign up for the summer reading challenge for a chance to win amazing prizes.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collin...
July 9, 2021
Your librarians handpicked this six books for you to enjoy this summer. Vote for your favorite of the Top 6 Picks in the summer reading portal for an extra entry into the grand prize drawing! The winning book will earn the honor of Ouachita Reader...