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Thu, April 22ndLibrary network down

The Library is experiencing an unforeseen, critical network failure. Many resources are affected by this outage. Branches are open for service and patrons may still check out and borrow books, DVDs and physical items. The following services are cu...

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Mon, April 19thFrom Tupac to Rupi Kaur: 5 books to read during National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. Check out these 5 books that will move you:

  1. A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter by Nikki Giovanni
    In A Good Cry, Giovanni takes us into her confidence, describing the joy and peril of aging and reca...
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Thu, April 8thDowntown Story Time Stroll author will host virtual story time

Meet the children's book author!

Annie Silvestro, author of Bunny's Book Club, will read her book and answer questions from readers during a very special virtual story time at 4 p.m. April 15. All are invited to attend.

Does your child have a que...

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Tue, April 6th6 books our Library workers loved that you should check out

Staff Picks

The Ouachita Parish Public Library employs 130 people! Our staff works in different roles spread over 10 branches, a bookmobile and behind-the-scenes administration. We are librarians, circulation clerks, pages, branch managers, route...

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Thu, April 1stLibrary Closed April 2-4

All Library branches will close early at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 1 and remain closed through Sunday, April 4 for the Easter holiday. Regular hours will resume Monday, April 5.

Most e-services are available 24/7/365, even when our buildings are clo...

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