The Beauregard Parish Library Board of Control will meet in a regularly
called session at 4:45 PM on Monday Aug 3, 2020. This meeting will take
place virtually via the Cisco WebEx platform, as allowed by the Governor’s
executive order JBE 2020-30, in consideration of the social distancing
guidelines in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pursuant to the “Sunshine Laws” (La R.S. 42:14), meetings of this board
are open to the public unless “Executive Session” is noted.
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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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Need a suggestion for something to read or watch from the library this weekend? Maybe you'd like to check out an ebook or audiobook? Try some of our Staff Picks, to find what some of the other people in our parish are enjoying.
We know that not every staff pick will appeal to every patron, but not to worry! If you need help selecting something, we have online tools like Book Browse and our Online Catalog, or you can ask one of our friendly staff members to help search for you.
The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
This is highly recommended for anyone interested in the Tudor period. Other Books in the series include:
The White Queen (2009) The Red Queen (2010) The Lady of the Rivers (2011) The Kingmaker's Daughter (2012) The White Princess (2013) The King's Curse (formerly known as The Last Rose) (2014)
This is a fictional story told from the first person viewpoint of the very real woman, Margaret Pole--lady-in-waiting and older Plantagenet cousin to the King--and her unique view of King Henry VIII’s rise to power in Tudor England. The reader observes the ever-growing insanity of life in the Tudor court through Margaret's experience. This is not a particularly sympathetic picture of the most notorious of all British royals (King Henry VIII); however, the author still manages to show the child and man he was before the corruption of power and poor advice, mingled with misfortune, took its toll.
I found I loved this book as much, if not more, than this author's New York Times best sellers.
If The King's Curse interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different Staff Pick.