During Phase 2, the Beauregard Parish Library is open with limited hours and limited services. Additional details can be seen here. Within those limitations, further closures may become necessary on short notice due to staff shortages. We will update our social media accounts in those instances. Patrons are also welcome to call 337-463-6217 x 0 during the DeRidder branch's open hours for the most recent updates on branch openings. Computer use is limited and by appointment only. Patrons can schedule appointments online here or by calling 337-463-6217 or in-person by asking a library clerk. Appointments are set at 45-minute intervals. No consecutive appointments for 1 person.
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November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the major events in American history – the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Those who were alive at the time remember is as life changing, and most can recall exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard about it. We have all studied about it and the controversy surrounding it that continues to this day. This week we received several new books on the subject to help if you wish to learn more about this important part of our history.
Crossfire: The Plot that Killed Kennedy (revised and updated edition) . Author Jim Marrs has completely updated his earlier book that was considered to be the most comprehensive account of the assassination. He has included a great deal of new information and an expanded index to help bring all of the facts surrounding the event.
Where Were You? America Remembers the JFK Assassination. Compiled and edited by Gus Russo and Harry Moses, with a foreword by Tom Brokaw, this is a companion to the television documentary in which 46 people share their stories concerning the event. Some of these were people who were close to the tragedy, while others include politicians, authors journalists and celebrities.
If Kennedy had Lived: the First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: an Alternate History. This interesting book proposes the question: What if the assassination had not happened? Author Jeff Greenfield discusses how our country, and even the world, might be different if Kennedy had been able to finish his first term as President and win re-election to a second.