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Fields Branch Closed Today

Unfortunately, the Fields Branch will not be open today due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For assistance, you may contact the Library at 337-463-3791.

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Posted Friday November 17, 2017 10:30am

Staff Picks: The Body Under the Bridge

Need a suggestion for something to read or watch from the library this weekend? Maybe you'd like to check out an ebook or audiobook? Try some of our Staff Picks, to find what some of the other people in our parish are enjoying.

We know that not every staff pick will appeal to every patron, but not to worry! If you need help selecting something, we have online tools like Book Browse and our Online Catalog, or you can ask one of our friendly staff members to help search for you.

The Body Under the Bridge, a Father Gilbert Mystery by Paul McCusker

Father Gilbert is a former Scotland Yard detective and now is the priest of a small Anglican church in a small Sussex town. In this book, he helps figure out how a suicide at the church is linked to a two hundred year old body found beneath an ancient bridge.

It is more than just a mystery, you will also find spiritual themes about good, evil, the family and the consequences of our choices.

After having heard several Father Gilbert Mysteries radio dramas, this was the first printed selection I have seen. I am familiar with some of the things Mr. McCusker has done. He was a contributor to Focus on the Families radio drama, Adventures in Odyssey. If you like a few chills along with your faith, you may like this as I did.

If The Body Under the Bridge interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different Staff Pick.

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Posted Thursday November 16, 2017 09:00am

International Games Day!

International Games Day!

Join the balloon man, Eddie Gorden.
See how many people he can fit into a balloon.
Would you like to volunteer?

November 18, 2017 - 10:30 a.m.
DeRidder Media room
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Posted Wednesday November 15, 2017 10:00am

Have you used Cypress Resume lately?

Job hunters, don't forget that Beauregard Parish Library proudly brings you Cypress Resume. It is the online tool that helps you create impressive resumes, cover letters and reference sheets, all in an easy, low stress interface. You can create as many documents as you need and customize them to fit the job. Take a look at Cypress Resume today!

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Posted Wednesday November 15, 2017 09:00am

Author Birthday: Astrid Lindgren

November 14th is the birthday of beloved children's author Astrid Lindgren. Families who remember the adventures of the fearless Pippi Longstocking and her crew may want to share those with the next generation. We have you covered with books, DVDs, and even some literature criticism for those who are looking for it. Check that out in our Online Catalog.

If you want to know about Lindgren herself, or any other author regardless of birthday, we suggest you try World Book Encyclopedia or Biography Reference Center.

According to World Book, Lindgren was "a Swedish children’s author, became internationally famous for her novels about a girl named Pippi Longstocking. Lindgren introduced the character in Pippi Longstocking (1945). The girl appeared in two later novels, Pippi Goes on Board (1946) and Pippi in the South Seas (1948). The red-haired Pippi was a new type of heroine in children’s literature. She was independent, free-spirited, and athletic, while typical heroines in other children’s stories were well-behaved girls who conformed to the world of adults."

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Posted Tuesday November 14, 2017 09:00am

Reduced Hours at Merryville Tonight

The Merryville branch will be open from 1:00 to 5:30 this evening. We apologize for any inconvenience this reduction in hours causes and plan to return to our regular schedule tomorrow.

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Posted Monday November 13, 2017 12:01pm

♬The Music Minute♬

Remembering Fats Domino

The late Fats Domino is gone but he left a lot of music for us to remember him by. According to his official website, www.fatsdominoofficial.com, he was born Antoine Domino in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was the youngest of eight children and had 8 children himself with his wife of 60 years. Fats Domino had 25 gold singles and sold over 65 million records. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and honored at the White House with The National Medal of Arts. He was even in several movies and can be seen in Piano Blues found at the library.

Some of his hits are:

“Blueberry Hill”

“I’m Walkin’”

“Ain’t That A Shame”

“Walking to New Orleans”

Freegal has many more of his hits so why not use your 5 free weekly downloads or your 3 free daily hours of streaming music to hear Fats Domino’s music.

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Posted Monday November 13, 2017 06:00am

Just Arrived

This week the library received two new books that may appeal to all of our pet loving patrons. Depending upon whether your pet of choice is feline or canine, you might enjoy Catakism: Bow to the Meow : A Humorous Purr-Spective on Humankind’s Obsession with Cats, or Dogtology: Live. Bark. Believe: A Humorous Exploration of Man’s Fur-Ocious Devotion to Dog, both by Jeff Lazarus. Both books explore our devotion to our pets in a manner that will have you laughing out loud even as you realize that you have done or felt the same way about your furry family member.

If you are a cat lover, you are definitely not alone. According to Catakism, cats are the most popular pet on the planet. People spend a great deal of time and money to groom, feed, coddle, praise, and even entertain their feline companions. Some go to extreme lengths to pamper them. Comparing this level of devotion to almost a religion, the book shows how cats have managed to control their human masters. You will discover the difference between a mere Catakist and a true Crazy Cat Lady. There is even a sort of glossary to explain the “purr-minology” used by cat enthusiasts, not to mention adorable pictures of cats doing many of the things we enjoy most about them.

If dogs are more your style, Dogtology is for you. Dogs have always been considered faithful companions and their devotion to their humans is legendary. But many people are totally devoted to their dogs and would do just about anything to make them happy. Consider dogs who have a larger and more festive holiday wardrobe than their human. Or those people who spend more money on their dog’s diet than their own. These are Dogtologists. They organize their entire lives around their dog and its needs and wants. Even when the dog does some of the negative things that dogs do, like chewing up a favorite shoe, barking all night, or even biting a litigious neighbor, the devotion never wavers. It may seem that the human is the master, but it could actually be the other way around.

These books are in the non-fiction section of the library in Dewey number 636. This area is where pet lovers will also find many other books about these creatures that add so much to our lives.

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Posted Saturday November 11, 2017 02:00pm

International Games Day!

International Games Day!

Join the balloon man, Eddie Gorden.
See how many people he can fit into a balloon.
Would you like to volunteer?

November 18, 2017 - 10:30 a.m.
DeRidder Media room
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Posted Friday November 10, 2017 09:00am

Staff Pick - Naked In Death by J. D. Robb

Need a suggestion for something to read or watch from the library this weekend? Maybe you'd like to check out an ebook or audiobook? Try some of our Staff Picks, to find what some of the other people in our parish are enjoying.

We know that not every staff pick will appeal to every patron, but not to worry! If you need help selecting something, we have online tools like Book Browse and our Online Catalog, or you can ask one of our friendly staff members to help search for you.

Naked In Death by J. D. Robb (Nora Roberts)

Looking for something romantic to read? How about a nice gritty police procedural? Do you like futuristic SciFi? How about all three in one novel? How about if they were written by noted and best-selling romance writer Nora Roberts?

Well, that's exactly what Naked In Death is. Eve Dallas is your average Homicide Detective in the year 2058. Recovering from having to shoot a father who had just killed his daughter, instead of undergoing the normal testing before being returned to duty, she's called in to duty anyway to investigate the death of a senator's granddaughter. The unusual factor in the murder is that it was done with an antique gun, something that has been outlawed and should only be available to licensed collectors.

In the course of investigation, Eve meets Roarke, the richest man on Earth, who is also a licensed gun collector, and believed to be involved in numerous shady dealings. And as usual for these kinds of stories, she ends up sleeping with him, even if he's a suspect (the sex is of the "fade to black" kind).

This is a great book for those who enjoy seeing different ideas from different genres cross-pollinating. Nora Roberts is known for her deft handling of Happy Ever After romances, and her use of a pseudonym allowed her to expand into other areas without the baggage. Still, she succeeded very well, as shown by the 45 sequel novels, as well as 11 short stories. If you like this first one, there's plenty more to enjoy!

If Naked In Death interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different Staff Pick.

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Posted Thursday November 9, 2017 09:00am

Discovery of the X-ray

On November 8, 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the X-ray. Since then, X-rays have become a regular part of medicine. Here's a short video from our Access Video on Demand collection about how that happened:

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Posted Wednesday November 8, 2017 09:00am

Travel in Style with Global Road Warrior, AtoZ the USA!

Whether your are an armchair traveler, a student doing a report, or someone about to take a journey, we have two resources to help you conquer the globe! Beauregard Parish Library proudly presents to you Global Road Warrior and AtoZ the USA.

Each of these products is full of information about people, places, customs, and more. In fact, between the two products there are 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia, and extensive profiles for over 170 countries. For students needing to do reports, this resource has citations for your bibliographies. You can even find unique and fun treats like recipes!

So if you want to explore the USA, enjoy AtoZ the USA. If international destinations are more your flavor, help yourself to Global Road Warrior.

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Posted Tuesday November 7, 2017 09:00am

♬The Music Minute♬

Veteran’s Day Music

Freegal, the free music website has a lot of songs both patriotic and sentimental to honor the veteran in your life or memory.

Try the song that describes how a soldier applied spiritual symbolism to a deck of cards on Tex Ritter’s “Deck of Cards”.

Or the beautiful and uplifting lyrics on “Letters from Home”.

Or “I Just Came Back From a War”.

And “Some Gave All” by Billy Ray Cyrus from America’s Country.

Use your 5 free weekly downloads or your 3 free daily hours of streaming music to choose your own Veteran’s Day music.

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Posted Monday November 6, 2017 06:00am

Just Arrived

You may have seen commercials for a new movie that will be coming to theaters in the next few weeks called Wonder starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. That movie is based on a bestselling children’s book and this week the library received a new copy of that book.

Check out Wonder by R.J. Palacio. This book tells the story of Augie Pullman, a boy who was born with several health issues including severe facial differences that have prevented him from attending school with other children. But now he will be starting the fifth grade at Beecher Prep. It’s hard for anybody to be the new kid at school, but even more so for someone who looks different on the outside but just wants to be seen as an ordinary child. He has to find a way to convince his new classmates that, despite his appearance, he is just like them.

This story was originally published in 2012 and was a New York Times bestseller. It also won awards and inspired the Choose Kind Movement, which encourages children and their parents to be kind to everyone and remember how their words have great power and can change lives. The story teaches empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

Our new edition of the book contains a section of photos from the movie and a very moving foreward written by the director and co-screenwriter of the movie. So, check out this inspiring story before you go to the theater and see the film.

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Posted Saturday November 4, 2017 02:00pm

Find It Friday - Peace and Quiet

Sometimes you are looking for peace and quiet, and the Beauregard Parish Library is a good place to find it. However, there are times when the Library has activities that may interfere with that peace and quiet, or you just need an extra measure of separation from distractions.

For this, we have two options: the Study Carrels, and the Comfy Reading Room.

The Study Carrels are located towards the back of the building, between the Non-Fiction shelves, and the Juvenile Fiction room. One of the three may be reserved on our Request Meeting Room Use page, otherwise they are first come first served. They're great for that bit of concentrated effort to finish off a project.

The Comfy Reading Room is located just past the Circulation Desk. It's not always as quiet, but it's certainly comfy! Two nice arm chairs and a couch with arms that fold out to hold laptops make for extremely comfortable work. There's also a basket with some snacks and a coffee urn available in the morning. This is the only part of the building where eating and drinking is allowed - mothers with a cranky kid who's hungry might step in and give them a snack to tide them over.

Both rooms provide electrical outlets to keep a laptop charged, as well as a good clear signal for our WiFi network. We invite you to give them a try next time you're in the Library!

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Posted Friday November 3, 2017 09:00am

Staff Pick - Along Came Trouble

Need a suggestion for something to read or watch from the library this weekend? Maybe you'd like to check out an ebook or audiobook? Try some of our Staff Picks, to find what some of the other people in our parish are enjoying.

We know that not every staff pick will appeal to every patron, but not to worry! If you need help selecting something, we have online tools like Book Browse and our Online Catalog, or you can ask one of our friendly staff members to help search for you.

Along Came Trouble by Sheryl Woods

This is the last book in a trilogy about the Spencers of Trinity Harbor. It also reads as a good standalone story. It's a story of second chances including two marriage proposals and a murder mystery of a Virginia politician.

Tucker Spencer, the town sheriff, has his hands full just helping Mary Elizabeth prove she is innocent of murdering her husband...not to mention trying to keep his mind and hands off her in the mean time! His father, King, and sister, Daisy, are not quite so sure she IS innocent, and they both don't trust her because she broke Tucker's heart six years ago.

I enjoyed this light romance/suspense story because it was hard to put down until I had finished it, and it made me chuckle a few times.

If Along Came Trouble interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different Staff Pick.

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Posted Thursday November 2, 2017 09:00am

Public Notice: Library Board of Control Meeting

The Library Board's of Control will meet in regular session in the meeting room at the DeRidder branch (205 S. Washington Ave.) on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at 4:30 PM. Pursuant to the “Sunshine Laws” (La R.S. 42:14), all regular meetings of this board, excluding executive sessions, are open to the public.

Agenda

I. Call to order & Roll call

II. Amendments to agenda

III. Review and approve minutes from previous meetings

IV. Opening of sealed responses to RFP for Architectural Services

V. Public Participation

  1. Emily Shirley & DeRidder Garden Club
  2. ________________

VI. Review and adopt Report of Anticipated Revenues and Expected Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2018

  1. Name Budgetary Committee
  2. Set time & date for public hearing

VII. Review and adopt financial policy changes to meet AUPs

VIII. Director's evaluation (Executive Session)

IX. New / upcoming services

X. Review quarterly reports (financial, statistical, facilities)

XI. Discuss upcoming contract renewals

XII. Any other business

XIII. Adjourn

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Posted Monday October 30, 2017 04:00pm

♬The Music Minute♬

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Tomorrow is Halloween! No time like the last minute. But it’s okay. Freegal has got you covered. Use your 3 free daily hours of commercial-free music streaming or your 5 free downloads to hear Halloween songs, stories, or sound effects. Make a Halloween playlist on Freegal with silly or scary songs, new or classic songs. No matter what type of monsters you are entertaining, Freegal will have Halloween music for them all.

Freegal has some familiar songs like "The Theme from The Munsters","The Theme from The Addams Family", "The Lurch","The Purple People Eater","Them Bones", "Monster Mash", "Monster's Holiday", "The Wobblin' Gobblin", "The Haunted Organ", and "Boris the Spider".

And some more obscure music you may not have heard by The Coffin Daggers from Aggravatin’ Rhythms: “Aggravatin’ Rhythms”, “Kreepy Krawl”, “The Thing”.

And some newer music:

Teen Wolf (Original Television Score)-(instrumental)-including “Teen Wolf Main Title” by Dino Meneghin

From Teen Wolf (Original Television Soundtrack) (vocals): “Bad Moon Rising” by Mourning Ritual featuring Peter Dreimanis, “The Sun” by Frida Sundemo, “Teen Wolf Main Title: Soundtrack Edit” by Dino Meneghin, and “The Last One I Made” by Pim Stones.

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Posted Monday October 30, 2017 06:00am

Just Arrived

Halloween is next week and you may be looking for a scary book to read to put you in the mood for this scary holiday. The library has many to choose from! This week we received a new copy of a classic that has been frightening readers for decades.

Stephen King is one of the most popular horror novelists of our time. Many of his books have been turned into wildly successful movies, including the one we replaced in our collection this week. The book It: A Novel was first written in 1986 and was made into a mini-series in 1990. Earlier this year, it was adapted into a new blockbuster movie, which set numerous records for box office sales. The book tells the story of seven children in the small town of Derry, Maine, and the creature who torments them by turning into whatever they fear the most. For one it is a clown, another a mummy, yet another a werewolf, and so on. They link this terrifying creature to the murders of several local children. Eventually the children discover the origins of “It” and are able to defeat it by performing an ancient ritual.

This book won several awards and was listed by Publishers Weekly as the best-selling book in the United States for 1986. It is just one of Steven King’s many terrifying novels, also available at our library.

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Posted Saturday October 28, 2017 02:00pm

Find It Friday - Spine Labels

The Library keeps a variety of collections within its shelves of books. Non-fiction is one of these, and it is split into JNF (Juvenile Non-Fiction) and ANF (Adult Non-Fiction). We also have fiction, however it breaks up into a lot more collections - AF (Adult Fiction), JF (Juvenile Fiction), APB (Adult Paperback), LF (Large Print Fiction), etc.

Across all of these fiction collections, though, the Library puts on the spine of many a label to indicate their broad genre, to help you find books of a type you might want to read.

         
       
Some of our spine labels

An additional identifier not pictured above is a green dot, which is attached to Large Print books. Please note, there is no requirement to be vision-impared to check out and read large print books. Many people find they can simply read them faster. In fact, it's worth checking out all of the sections of the Library's collection. There's young adult and juvenile novels that are well worth reading and a lot of fun for adults!

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Posted Friday October 27, 2017 09:00am

Staff Pick - Double Feature

Sinister Selections

Need a suggestion for something sinister to read or watch from the library this weekend? Maybe you'd like to check out an eye-widening ebook or fiendish audiobook? Try some of our Spooktacular Staff Picks during the month of October to find what some of the other boos and ghouls are enjoying.

We know that not every staff pick will appeal to every patron, but don't worry! If you need help selecting something, we have online tools like Book Browse and our Online Catalog, or you can ask one of our friendly staff members to help search for you.

Cabin in the Woods [DVD]

A weekend getaway with friends seems perfect until an unsettling interaction with a gas station attendant then mysterious occurrences at their cabin lead a group of college students to a familiar but uniquely terrifying experience. If you like your horror meta with a heavy dose of humor, this movie is a solid bet. Just don't bet on the merman.

Since this is our final October pick for the year, we would also like to recommend a sinister cinematic pairing for this film. Grab some popcorn and make it a double feature with Tucker and Dale Vs Evil.

What starts out as a quiet vacation for Tucker and Dale quickly devolves into bloodshed as a group of college students come to unfortunate ends. Do the hearts of serial killers beat under the unassuming exteriors of Tucker and Dale or are they just unwitting victims of darkly hilarious circumstance? Check it out to discover the answer.

If The Cabin in the Woods or Tucker and Dale Vs Evil interests you, please request them on-line or at any branch. We hope you have a frighteningly good time enjoying these seasonal selections!

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Posted Thursday October 26, 2017 08:00am

Boo Regard Reminder

Our Annual Family Friendly Event

A reminder not to miss! We hope to see you there!

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Posted Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am

Have you visited Universal Class lately?

It might have been a while since you've visited Universal Class. It's the free self-education module brought to you by Beauregard Parish Library. If you have a library card with us, you can register an account and take as many as five simultaneous courses. You have a choice of over 500 different courses to help you from hobbies, computer basics, professional skills, and so much more.

Log in today with our special BPL Universal Class link to get started. [Librarian note: This is the free link for BPL cardholders. Universal Class is also available as a paid service elsewhere online.]

The great thing about Universal Class is that those who complete their courses with a passing score of 70% or higher receive certificates of completion. Universal Class keeps those on record for five years. The courses may be usable as valid forms of continuing education for some employers.

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Posted Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00am

♬The Music Minute♬

Celebrate Halloween with Free Music

About a week until Halloween! Come trick-or-treating at the library this Saturday October 28. There is still time to get your Halloween songs from Freegal, the free music website paid for by your Beauregard Parish Library. Freegal has many Halloween songs to choose from. Use your 5 free downloads for silly or scary songs. Make a playlist with your 3 free daily hours of commercial-free music streaming for your party. Or play scary sound effects for your trick-or-treaters. Freegal has old and new songs alike and you are sure to find music for your Halloween party or trick-or-treaters.

From Fright Night: Music That Goes Bump in the Night:

“Danse Macabre”

“Funeral March of a Marionette”

“The Bride of Frankenstein”

“Prelude from Vertigo Suite”

"Worms and Desolation”-electronic ghouls

“Poeme Electronique”

“Night Music”-electronic-sounds like little animals

“The Dream Sequence”

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Posted Monday October 23, 2017 06:00am

Just Arrived

The library has an extensive collection of television series on DVD. These sets usually contain an entire season of a show on multiple discs. They are very popular and many of our patrons enjoy “binge watching” their favorite programs. We have everything from classic early shows to today’s most popular ones. This week we received some new seasons of a few of the current hit shows.

Check out:

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Tenth Season. This popular comedy series features genius physicists Leonard and Sheldon, along with their close-knit friend group. This season finds Leonard now married to Penny, the pretty actress turned businesswoman. Sheldon has also progressed in his relationship with Amy, also a genius scientist. Their friends Howard and Bernadette (also scientists) are preparing for the arrival of their much anticipated baby. All of this contributes to some very funny, and even occasionally heartwarming, situations. The show itself is rated TV-14 and the DVD set is not rated.

If you prefer something with a little more action, check out NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 8. This show is the second in the NCIS franchise. It focuses on the Office of Special Projects in Los Angeles and its highly trained agents. This elite division of NCIS specializes in undercover assignments designed to battle all sorts of enemies, both foreign and domestic. Season eight is full of action and intrigue as the agents face a spy in their department and a compromised secret mission in Syria that will affect all of them. This series is also rated TV-14 and the DVD set is not rated.

These are just a few of the shows that we have available for your enjoyment. So, catch up on your favorite program or take a chance and discover a new one. Please remember that not every DVD is suitable for every viewer, so it is good to read the information on the case to see if it is appropriate for you or your family.

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Posted Saturday October 21, 2017 02:00pm

Looking for Newspapers?

If you're looking for newspapers, Beauregard Parish Library has you covered in a variety of ways. Our headquarters in DeRidder hosts current print subscriptions to Beauregard Daily News and Lake Charles American Press. If you need more than that, DeRidder branch has microfilm of past editions of Beauregard Daily News up until 2015.

We also have an electronic subscription to the Lake Charles American Press that gives patrons access to their digital archive. This subscription is available at all branches and restricted to in-house use only, which means interested patrons must access it with Library computers or wifi.

As always, don't hesitate to ask library staff for help if you need assistance for this or any other issue.

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Posted Wednesday October 18, 2017 10:00am

Legal Information? We have it!

From time to time a patron will come to the Library for help with legal issues. While no one on staff is a qualified legal professional, we can point you to the legal resources Beauregard Parish Library does have.

In addition to resources in print from respected publishers like Nolo, Beaureagard Parish Library gives its patrons access to Gale's Louisiana Legal Forms and Ebsco's Legal Information Reference Center. Both of these online resources have convenient mobile apps. Both of these digital resources are listed by name and by topic on our resources pages.

While none of these will replace the expertise of a qualified legal professional, Beauregard Parish Library is happy to provide you with the information to use at your best discretion.

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Posted Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:00am

♬The Music Minute♬

Free Halloween Music

About two more weeks until Halloween! Start collecting your Halloween songs now with Freegal, the free and legal website paid for by your Beauregard Parish Library. Freegal has many Halloween songs to choose from. Use your 5 free downloads for silly or scary songs. Make a playlist with your 3 free daily hours of commercial-free music streaming for your party. Or play scary sound effects for your trick-or-treaters. Freegal has old and new songs alike and you are sure to find plenty of suitable music for anyone.

From Classic Halloween Songs by various artists:

“Poem in October” by Dylan Thomas recited by Richard Burton

“The Mad Scientist”- The Zanies

“Evil Gal Blues”- Etta Jones

“Wolf Call”- Lord Dent & His Invaders

“Witchcraft”- Patience & Prudence

“Shudders and Screams”- Ben Colder

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Posted Monday October 16, 2017 06:00am

Find It Friday - Free Legal Forms And Information

The Gale Legal Forms Library is a wonderful resource for various things you might need to work with your attorney on. These forms let you get things started, before you even go on the attorney's clock.

However, there's a number of useful forms that won't actually need an attorney's touch. Among these are employment application forms, sample resume forms, cover letters, recommendation letters, and some wonderful Personal Planning forms that really help get everything in order should something major happen in your life. Take a look at the Personal Planning Information and Document Inventory Worksheets listed under Life Documents - it will make you think about some very important issues. Some of these documents would have made life easier for victims of the recent Baton Rouge floods!

We also have the EBSCO Legal Information Reference Center for even more information to help you take care of any problems.

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Posted Friday October 13, 2017 09:00am

Staff Pick - Full Dark, No Stars

Need a suggestion for something sinister to read or watch from the library this weekend? Maybe you'd like to check out an eye-widening ebook or fiendish audiobook? Try some of our Spooktacular Staff Picks during the month of October to find what some of the other ghouls are enjoying.

We know that not every staff pick will appeal to every patron, but not to worry! If you need help selecting something, we have online tools like Book Browse and our Online Catalog, or you can ask one of our friendly staff members to help search for you.

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Are you looking for a story collection that will keep you up at night? Check out this foursome of tales by the king of horror. Included in this book is the truly disturbing and thought-provoking novela A Good Marriage. Written with a careful eye to detail and an unmatched emotional intensity, the stories examine the humanity of decision-making and the ties that bind us to one another.

What would you do if confronted by a horrific secret kept by your spouse? Enjoy this fictional work; it's sure to keep you awake pondering how well you actually know your loved ones.

If Full Dark, No Stars interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different spooktacular Staff Pick.

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Posted Thursday October 12, 2017 09:00am
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