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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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Sunday School: Paranormal Studies

Paranormal Studies

The topic of this week's edition of Sunday School with Universal Class will appeal to those with a sense of the spook-tacular. Paranormal studies are some of the things that bring the Halloween feeling, and Universal Class has you covered no matter if you're approaching it in fun or seriously.

Here are some sample courses you might consider taking, but there are many other courses available. The descriptions are shortened, but there is more detail at Universal Class.

Haunted Places 101
"This course on hauntings is an overview of 15 locations around the world that are popularly described as haunted. Students of the paranormal can use these stories as an introduction to the subject and a foundation for further study. The lessons are specifically designed for beginners, and the locations were carefully chosen to represent a variety of different types of hauntings and their accounts."
[11 lessons]
Paranormal Investigations: Complete Edition
"This course provides a complete study of paranormal investigations. Central material is collected in one course that will provide students with a meaningful look into the world of paranormal investigation.
We will begin by supplying information that will prepare you to establish yourself as a leading authority for paranormal investigations. Lessons will then proceed to discuss the technical tools available for ghost identification, exploration of after-life theories, and methods to attain the personal transformation necessary to become more sensitive and perceptive to the energies we need to understand."
[19 lessons]
Tarot Cards 101
"This self-paced course will teach you the basics of the Tarot (78 picture cards used to reveal hidden truths). Learn how to do readings for yourself, friends and relatives. Developed for the beginner, the class provides structural meanings and interpretations of each suit and spread and shows you how to perform readings. Along with the basics, you'll also learn about different types of decks, the history and the tips and tricks to help you become a ‘master reader'."
[9 lessons]
UFO Studies
"The actual sightings of UFOs (unidentified flying objects) and interest in the paranormal are at an all time high. An insurmountable amount of evidence is available from many resources including eye witness accounts, photographs, paranormal studies, and pilots and aviation experts.
The goal of this online course is to study some of these UFO phenomena around the world, present UFO Case Studies as accurately as possible, and encourage students to contemplate the idea that we have been visited from another planet by intelligent life."
[9 lessons]

Classes available through Universal Class are free to patrons who hold Beauregard Parish library cards. There are over 500 different courses available. If these are not to your interest, log in to Universal Class. You're bound to find something you like!

If you need a reminder of how Universal Class works, please click this introductory post.

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Posted Sunday October 25, 2015 12:00pm

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    Beauregard Parish Library
    205 South Washington Ave.
    DeRidder, LA 70634

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