The Beauregard Parish Library Board of Control will meet in a regularly
called session at 4:45 PM on Monday Aug 3, 2020. This meeting will take
place virtually via the Cisco WebEx platform, as allowed by the Governor’s
executive order JBE 2020-30, in consideration of the social distancing
guidelines in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pursuant to the “Sunshine Laws” (La R.S. 42:14), meetings of this board
are open to the public unless “Executive Session” is noted.
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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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The Fourth of July is a time when we celebrate all things American. Some good American reading material from your library can help put you in the patriotic spirit.
Check out these new arrivals.
A Catered Fourth of July by Isis Crawford. This entry in the A Mystery With Recipes Series takes us to the quiet town of Langley, New York, where residents are braving the extreme heat to celebrate their annual reenactment of the Battle of Meadow Creek. When the local playboy is actually killed during the pretend battle, resident caterers and sisters, Bernie and Libby, must get cooking to discover which of his enemies committed this crime. This book includes several recipes that are perfect for a Fourth of July cookout or party.
There is nothing more American than a good Western story. Try The Keystone Kid by Frank Roderus. The young man came from Pennsylvania to be a cowboy. When he stepped off the train in his freshly bought Western outfit, he quickly became the butt of jokes in the local bar. When he did not fight back, he was labeled a coward and given the nickname “ The Keystone Kid.” With help, he learned the ropes and became a true cowhand, but in order to overcome his reputation, he would have to stand up for himself and fight.
If your tastes run more to non-fiction, you might want to check out the latest memoir by American politician Hillary Clinton, Hard Choices. In this book, Mrs. Clinton writes about difficult decisions she has had to make during her long career at the center of world events. She has traveled the globe and been involved in diplomatic activities at the highest level. She gives readers her personal perspective on all of this.
Another non-fiction book that might interest readers in our community is Raising Children in the Military by Cheryl Lawhorne Scott and Don Philpott. Those who protect our freedom with their service in the military, along with their families, face unique challenges and demands. This book covers many of the issues that arise for military families with children. It offers information assembled from hundreds of sources concerning common problem areas and lists resources available to help.
We wish all of our patrons a safe and happy Fourth!