Henry David Thoreau was born 200 years ago today.

"He is remembered for his attacks on the social institutions he considered immoral and for his faith in the religious significance of nature. The essay 'Civil Disobedience' is his most famous social protest. Walden, a study of Thoreau's experiment in living close to nature, is chiefly responsible for his literary reputation." [Source]

Beauregard Parish Library has many resources to help satisfy your curiosity about Thoreau and celebrate this important birth anniversary.

  • Search for Thoreau as a subject in our online catalog
  • Read Thoreau's poems for free with Columbia Granger's World of Poetry
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  • Watch a video about Thoreau with Access Video on Demand