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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Ernest Long Neville: The Educator Who Impacted Generations

Ernest Long Neville: The Educator Who Impacted Generations

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...

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The August/September Cattails issue is here!

The August/September Cattails issue is here!

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...

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Ollie Burns Branch closed for maintenance; opens July 31

Ollie Burns Branch closed for maintenance; opens July 31

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...

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10 Beach Reads You Must Borrow

10 Beach Reads You Must Borrow

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...

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Top 6 Picks for Kids This Summer

Top 6 Picks for Kids This Summer

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...

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Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh My! Animal mascots in and around Ouachita Parish

Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh My! Animal mascots in and around Ouachita Parish

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...

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Teen Top 6 Picks for the Summer Reading Challenge

Teen Top 6 Picks for the Summer Reading Challenge

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 SnakesThe Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collin...

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Adult Top 6 Picks for Summer Reading

Adult Top 6 Picks for Summer Reading

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...

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