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.
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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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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!