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Beauregard Parish Library

Knowledge, Growth, Imagination

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:
-Meeting number: 126 334 2720
-Password: c2qGRg9jMC4 (22747495 from phones and video systems)
-Join by video system: Dial 1263342720@webex.com
-You can also dial: and enter your meeting number.
-Join by phone: +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
-Access code: 126 334 2720
If you wish to participate with a public comment, please review our Public Participation policy here and then email admin@beau.org or call 337-463-6217 x 11 with your name, contact information, and topic of comment(s) no later than 4:45 PM on Friday, July 31, 2020 to be added to the agenda. The full agenda can be seen 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.

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Beauregard Parish Library Summer Reading Program 2020

Click here to check out our Summer Reading Program 2020 website

♬ The Music Minute ♬

Free Surf Music

Surf’s Up! A new week and 5 more free downloads from Freegal Music, the free website that also gives you 3 free commercial-free hours a day of streaming music.

Next time you feel like jazzing the glass, listen to Dick Dale and his Del Tones. He was called the King of the Surf Guitar with his descending riffs that remind you of a surfer riding the crest of a wave. Try: "Miserlou Twist", "Mr. Eliminator", "Surfin' Rebel", "Flashing Eyes", "Mag Wheels", "Surf Buggy", "Nitro Fuel" and "Thunder Wave" from Summer Surf: Dick Dale and The Del-Tones. And from Dick Dale & His Del Tones: The Rock Legends: "Surfing Drums" and "Shake N' Stomp". And the famous "Miserlou" from Guitar Sixties 3.

When you want to shoot the curl another good group to listen to is The Astronauts with instrumentals like "The Hearse" and "El Aguila (The Eagle)" from Competition Coupe or "Out of Limits" from Travelin’ Man or "Brozem Rock" from the self-titled album The Astronauts or "Baja", "Banzai Pipeline", and "Movin'" from Surfin' with The Astronauts.

And next time you’re hot dogging you can listen to “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris or “Pipeline” by The Chantays. Or “Theme from Hawaii Five-O”, “Walk Don’t Run”, and "The Switch" by The Ventures. Or “Little Honda” by The Hondells.

Or shoot the pier listening to The Beach Boys: “Good Vibrations” from Aquellos Maravillosos Anos, Vol. 2, "Surfin' U.S.A." from Top 100 Hits 1963 Vol.4, “I Get Around” and “Little Deuce Coupe” from The Best of the Oldies Summer Time Fun, “Surfin’ Safari”, “Surfer Girl", and "Surfin'" from The Great Beach Boys. On second thought, don’t shoot the pier-it’s too dangerous.

And if your looking for some surf movies the library has a boxed set of movies with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello which includes Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Beach Blanket Bingo, and Muscle Beach Party.

(I always wanted to surf but I wanted to live more.) Oh well. Hang Ten!

Posted Monday June 4, 2018 06:00am

Contact us:
  • Telephone: (337) 463-6217
    or 1-800-524-6239 for areas of Beauregard Parish that are a long distance call
  • Fax: (337) 462-5434
  • Email: help@beau.org
  • Mailing Address:
    Beauregard Parish Library
    205 South Washington Ave.
    DeRidder, LA 70634

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