Library closed until Monday, February 22

Library closed until Monday, February 22

February 14, 2021

All branches remain closed Friday and Saturday due to road and power conditions. The Library plans to reopen Monday, February 22. The Library does not charge late fines when buildings are closed, so please do not drive on icy roads to return your ...

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Book a date this Valentine

Book a date this Valentine's Day

February 5, 2021

Cozy up with these fun romance novels:

pride prejudice and other flavorsPride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon, whose influential immigrant family achieved power by making its own non-negotiable rules. Up...

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From the Archives: B.D. Robinson, Monroe

From the Archives: B.D. Robinson, Monroe's activist, educator and legend

February 4, 2021

Bernie Dayton “B.D.” Robinson is remembered by many in our region as an active leader in the Black community, dedicating his life to activism and education. The Ouachita Parish Public Library Genealogy and Special Collections Department is hom...

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Grow from YA fiction to new adult fiction

Grow from YA fiction to new adult fiction

February 1, 2021

Stuck in a reading rut since high school? Discover these read-alikes of your favorite YA titles.

If you enjoyed the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, try American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

Why you’ll like it: Neil Gaiman is a popular author of fa...

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Cattails February/March issue available now

Cattails February/March issue available now

January 27, 2021

The February/March issue of Cattails is available now! In this issue you will find historical fiction novels, details on Library programs and a special From the Archives feature on Monroe legend B.D. Robinson. You can pick up your copy at your lo...

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Generations of Julias - Library patron discovers her own family history using Library resources and personal interviews

Generations of Julias - Library patron discovers her own family history using Library resources and personal interviews

January 27, 2021

When Julia Scott inherited her grandmother’s family photo album, she knew it was something special. Julia Elizabeth Dabbs Scott – called Grandma Scott by today’s Julia Scott – held on to the album her entire life. Delicate to the touch, the bindin...

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Resolve to read aloud with your family

Resolve to read aloud with your family

January 19, 2021

Reading aloud with your children is one of the best ways to instill a love of learning! If you want to make reading aloud a nightly habit, start out the New Year with one of these books.

If your child loves to laugh, try reading The Chicken Squad...

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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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