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Knowledge, Growth, Imagination

Due to an ongoing issue with our ISP, the Fields branch is temporarily closed. Our nearest open branches to this location are Merryville and Singer; please see their hours of operation here. You can also call 337-463-6217 for help with extending your due dates or requesting items.

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to returning to our regular hours of service in Fields in mid-January.

The Butterfly Effect

Today is the 100th birth anniversary of mathemetician and meteorologist Edward Norton Lorenz. According to Chase's Calendar of Events Lorenz was:

"..father of chaos theory who formulated the idea of the "butterfly effect" -- that a small, seemingly insignificant act or disturbance can actually have huge consequences. His famous 1972 talk, 'Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly's Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?' helped poularize the notion."

If you want to know more about the Butterfly Effect, here is a video from our Access Video collection that explains it:

If your familiarity with the Butterfly Effect is through the 2004 Ashton Kutcher movie of the same name, don't worry. We have that, too. [Click for item in online catalog]

Posted Tuesday May 23, 2017 10:00am

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

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