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Latest News

Mon, November 23rdLibrary closed for Thanksgiving

All branches of the Ouachita Parish Public Library will close early at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Branches will remain closed November 26-27. Regular hours will resume Saturday, November 28.

E-services will be...

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Thu, November 12thMeet Gardenia, the little Library cat of lore

Decades ago, rats were a problem in libraries. To get rid of the problem, many libraries got a cat. Ouachita Parish was no exception.

In the early 1950s, Library Director Frances Flanders had a rat problem.  The rats were eating away at the...

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Tue, November 3rdCheck out cookbooks for new recipes to celebrate the holidays

Willetta is famous in the Ouachita Parish Public Library system for her delicious pies and baked goods. She and her mom tried their hand at the “Favorite Pecan Pie” recipe found in The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook. It was as delicious as...

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Wed, October 14thSterlington Branch closed October 14

BRANCH CLOSURE: The Sterlington Memorial Branch Library is CLOSED today, October 14, due to a power outage. Entergy estimates power will be restored at 10 p.m. tonight. The book drop remains open for anyone who wishes to return items. Late fines...

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Mon, October 12thLibrary to give away free books to children in Ouachita Parish

The Ouachita Parish Public Library will give away free books to children who complete a literary scavenger hunt during the last week of October. Even though the Library is not hosting its annual largescale Pumpkin Bash: A Children’s Book Festival...

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