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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This week the library received a new book that should interest all of the sports fans out there - Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History by Mike Pesca.
The author is a reporter who has covered all sorts of sporting events including Super Bowls, the World Series, the Olympics, and even the Westminster Dog Show. He has won awards and hosts a podcast. Now he has written a book with a unique concept. He asks the question “What if...?” about many of the most historic sporting events. He shows what might have happened if something had occurred differently than it did. For example, he wonders how the world of sports might have changed if the U.S. had boycotted Hitler’s Olympics in 1936. Or if tennis player Bobby Riggs had beaten Billie Jean King. There are stories for every sport imaginable. Some are a little more far-fetched than others, but all will make sports fans think about how one action that might seem insignificant really might change the whole outcome of an event or even the future of the sport.
This book can be found in Dewey number 796, which is where sports enthusiasts will find all sorts of interesting books about their favorite pastime.