Library closed for Thanksgiving

Library closed for Thanksgiving

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...

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Cattails October/November Issue

Cattails October/November Issue

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.

 

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Library announces the most circulating items of 2020

Library announces the most circulating items of 2020

January 13, 2021

The librarians have tallied the numbers and the results are in! For the second year in a row, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens was the most circulated item in the Ouachita Parish Public Library system.

How did we count the books? - Because ...

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Library closed Monday, January 11 due to inclement weather

Library closed Monday, January 11 due to inclement weather

January 10, 2021

UPDATE: All Library branches will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, January 12.

ORIGINAL: All branches of the Ouachita Parish Public Library will close Monday, January 11 due to inclement weather. If conditions permit, regular hours will resu...

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Library holiday hours

Library holiday hours

December 18, 2020

All Library branches will close early at 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 22 and remain closed December 23-27 for Christmas. Later, all branches will close early at 5 p.m. December 30 and remain closed December 31 – January 1 for New Year's.

Regular ho...

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Regular monthly board meeting rescheduled to December 17

Regular monthly board meeting rescheduled to December 17

December 9, 2020

The regular monthly Library Board of Control meeting is rescheduled for noon on Thursday, December 17 at the Ouachita Valley Branch

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Record your family history during the holidays

Record your family history during the holidays

December 3, 2020

Have you ever wanted to research your family history and genealogy, but weren’t sure where to start? The holidays are a great time to begin your research as you may visit with family. If you have an opportunity to interview an older family member,...

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Cattails December/January issue available now

Cattails December/January issue available now

December 1, 2020

The December/January issue of Cattails is available now! In this issue you will find book recommendations based on your favorite Christmas movie, questions to ask family members for genealogy records and information on downloadable holiday music ...

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Homework Louisiana tutoring improves local student

Homework Louisiana tutoring improves local student's grades

November 30, 2020

LaKeisha Bosworth serves the Library as Youth Services Coordinator. As part of her job, she encourages children, teenagers and parents to use educational resources like Homework Louisiana. As a mom, she’s seen success with the program in her own s...

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Meet Gardenia, the little Library cat of lore

Meet Gardenia, the little Library cat of lore

November 12, 2020

Decades ago, rats were a problem in libraries. To get rid of the problem, many libraries got a cat. Ouachita Parish was no exception.

In the early 1950s, Library Director Frances Flanders had a rat problem.  The rats were eating away at the maga...

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