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Wed, February 24thLibrary to give books away to kids and teens on March 2

To celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2, the Library will give away free books to children and teens who have Ouachita Parish Public Library cards. No matter if they have had a Library card for years or if they sign up on March 2, all chil...

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Mon, February 22ndWe are open!

The Library is back open! All branches are open for you to check out books, DVDs and more. No late fines will be assessed for the days the Library was closed to the public (February 15-21). The Library will begin charging late fines again on Thur...

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Sun, February 14thLibrary closed until Monday, February 22

All branches remain closed Friday and Saturday due to road and power conditions. The Library plans to reopen Monday, February 22. The Library does not charge late fines when buildings are closed, so please do not drive on icy roads to return your ...

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Fri, February 5thBook a date this Valentine's Day

Cozy up with these fun romance novels:

pride prejudice and other flavorsPride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon, whose influential immigrant family achieved power by making its own non-negotiable rules. Up...

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Thu, February 4thFrom the Archives: B.D. Robinson, Monroe's activist, educator and legend

Bernie Dayton “B.D.” Robinson is remembered by many in our region as an active leader in the Black community, dedicating his life to activism and education. The Ouachita Parish Public Library Genealogy and Special Collections Department is hom...

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