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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Check out cookbooks for new recipes to celebrate the holidays

Check out cookbooks for new recipes to celebrate the holidays

November 3, 2020

Willetta is famous in the Ouachita Parish Public Library system for her delicious pies and baked goods. She and her mom tried their hand at the “Favorite Pecan Pie” recipe found in The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook. It was as delicious as ...

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Sterlington Branch closed October 14

Sterlington Branch closed October 14

October 14, 2020

BRANCH CLOSURE: The Sterlington Memorial Branch Library is CLOSED today, October 14, due to a power outage. Entergy estimates power will be restored at 10 p.m. tonight. The book drop remains open for anyone who wishes to return items. Late fines f...

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Library to give away free books to children in Ouachita Parish

Library to give away free books to children in Ouachita Parish

October 12, 2020

The Ouachita Parish Public Library will give away free books to children who complete a literary scavenger hunt during the last week of October. Even though the Library is not hosting its annual largescale Pumpkin Bash: A Children’s Book Festival ...

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Library to close at noon October 9, reopen October 12

October 8, 2020

Due to impending weather, the Library will close at noon on Friday, October 9 and remain closed through the weekend. The Library will reopen for regular hours on Monday, October 12.

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Downtown Story Time Stroll book pages up for the month of October

Downtown Story Time Stroll book pages up for the month of October

October 1, 2020

The Ouachita Parish Public Library and the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group invite the public to explore downtown West Monroe during a walkable story time. During the month of October, 16 merchants will display pages from the book Findin...

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