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 the heat of summer is making it uncomfortable to enjoy outside activities, try curling up in the air conditioned comfort with a good book. We are constantly adding new titles of all types of books, so there should be something for every taste.
If you enjoy a good mystery, check out Death on the Blackheath by Anne Perry. Set during the reign of Queen Victoria in England, commander of the powerful Special Branch Thomas Pitt has the difficult job of keeping Britain safe from spies and traitors. He investigates the disappearance and possible murder of the maid to a naval weapons expert, which leads to what may be a devilish conspiracy that could destroy both Pitt and Britain.
If romance is more to your liking, try One Heart to Win by Johanna Lindsey. Tiffany Warren is supposed to go west and meet the father she has never known and marry the son of his enemy. This will end a long feud between the families. Instead, she decides to pretend to be her father’s new housekeeper in order to find out more about the whole situation. However, the enemy’s family kidnaps the “housekeeper” when she arrives. She finds herself living in the same camp as the man who would be her fiance. The two are drawn together, but difficulties ensue when the deception is exposed.
Or maybe you prefer a good fantasy story. Fool’s Assassin is the first book in a trilogy by acclaimed author Robin Hobb. FitzChivalry, an assassin introduced in Hobb’s earlier Farseer novels, has left his life of intrigue behind. He is now living as Tom Badgerlock, married to his childhood sweetheart and leading a quiet country life. Quiet, that is until some menacing, pale-skinned strangers appear and cast a sinister spell over Fitz and his future. Now he must take up his former life in order to protect his new one.