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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If you are looking for ways to improve your mind and learn new things, check out the library’s Non-Fiction collection. We have books on all sorts of informational topics, so whether you want to learn the latest gardening strategies, or build a birdhouse, or learn about physics or philosophy, or thousands of other subjects we can help!
This week we received several new Non-Fiction books that might interest you.
The Science of Happily Ever After. This book is written by Ty Tashiro, Ph.D, a relationship expert for the Discovery Network’s Fit & Health Channel. In it Dr. Tashiro explains the science behind choosing a mate for a long and happy relationship. It contains entertaining stories based on real-life situations to illustrate its scientific findings.
The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything Fast by Josh Kaufman. Some research shows that it takes 10,000 hours to develop a new skill. However, in this book, the author shows that by completing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice it is possible to learn a new skill reasonably well. He used his techniques to rapidly learn several different skills and will show you how to accomplish this method. So, whether you want to learn yoga, paint a picture, or write web-based computer programs, check out this book and see if it helps you to learn a new skill quickly.
1001 Ideas that Changed the way we Think. This book starts with ancient times and goes right up to the present and explains the ideas that changed the way people see their world. It is arranged chronologically, but contains an index by category so that you can easily find ideas that interest you. It contains ideas from all cultures throughout history.
The library’s Non-Fiction collection is arranged by Dewey numbers that are assigned to the books based on their subject. Any of the helpful library staff will be happy to assist you in locating books on any topic that interests you.