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Knowledge, Growth, Imagination

The Beauregard Parish Library will meet in regularly-called session at 4:30 on Monday, Aug 2, 2021 at the DeRidder branch of the library, 205 S. Washington Ave. Click here for the full agenda. This meeting is held in compliance with RS 42:14 et seq and is open to the public, unless "Executive Session" is noted.

To attend virtually via Zoom, visit this: Zoom Link.


Click here to read details of our current COVID-19 Phase Operation.


Anniversary of First Telegraph Line

On this day in 1844, the first telegraph line in the US between Baltimore, MC and Washington, DC opened. Samuel FB Morse, creator of the Morse Code, sent the first officially telegraphed message: "What hath God wrought?"

If you're curious about Morse Code or telegraphs, here are a few resources we have for you:

Items in our catalog about the telegraph, including its use in the Civil War.

A video from our Access Video collection (patrons may need to supply their library card numbers to view at home:

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Posted Wednesday May 24, 2017 09:00am

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