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. Let's start the New Year with a mystery series that might be new to you!
The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris
Author Tessa Harris introduces the Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery series with The Anatomist's Apprentice.
Dr. Silkstone, a colonist residing in England during the late 18th century, leads a happy and fulfilling life furthering the study of human anatomy and teaching the would-be surgeons of London. His life becomes filled with intrigue, danger, and love when he is called upon to determine the cause of death of the late Lord Crick.
In a case full of deception and ulterior motives, Dr. Silkstone relies upon luck, his knowledge, and the burgeoning field of forensics to see through the smoke screens. Once Lord Crick's untimely demise is solved, what mysteries next await Dr. Silkstone?
This title is currently available from BPL as an e-book and as an e-audio book. For more details or to check-out or place a hold on this title, click here.
If this book interests you, feel free to request and check it out. We'll be back next Wednesday with a different Staff Pick.