The South Beauregard branch of the Beauregard Parish Library is closed today Saturday, August 1, 2020 because of bad weather; we apologize for the inconvenience.
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.
To attend this virtual meeting, visit here:
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.
Click here to book a computer appointment
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]