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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With Staff Picks, we would like to offer recommendations from our staff to you. These picks will be from a variety of reading, listening or viewing tastes. You might find stuff you've checked out before, or you might be intrigued enough to find a new favorite.
1,339 quite interesting facts to make your jaw drop by John Lloyd
I recommend 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop, a small book filled with fun and interesting facts and yes,quite a few will make your jaw drop: Andrew Jackson's parrot shouted obsenities at his funeral.
It's easy to read format of 4 lines per page allows you to read continuously or just pick up the book and randomly read a line like a zinger or the punch line of a joke: Beethoven had hairy hands.
Facts range from the interesting: An octopus can be taught to open jars but forgets the next day, a wet rattlesnake will not rattle, to the endearing: Baby elephants suck their trunks just as children suck their thumbs, to the odd-ball: Queen bumblebees go bald in old age, birds can't burp.
Although the compilers of this book claim it's all true,some facts are just too fantastic to be believed but they are always entertaining.
If this book interests you, feel free to request and check it out. We'll be back next Wednesday with a different Staff Pick.