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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Today is the birth anniversary of Ernest Hemingway.
According to Worldbook Encyclopedia Online, Hemingway "was one of the most famous and influential American writers of the 1900's. He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Old Man and the Sea (1952).
Hemingway used a plain, forceful prose style characterized by simple sentences and few adjectives or adverbs. He wrote crisp, accurate dialogue and exact descriptions of places and things. His style has been widely imitated.
Hemingway also created a type of male character, sometimes called the Hemingway hero, who faces violence and destruction with courage. The character displayed the trait of 'grace under pressure'—that is, what appears to be unemotional behavior even in dangerous situations. This trait is part of what became known as the Hemingway code."
The library has many resources by or about Hemingway, and here are but a few at your disposal: