Library closed for Thanksgiving

Library closed for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2020

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 ava...

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Cattails October/November Issue

Cattails October/November Issue

September 30, 2020

The October/November issue of Cattails is here! In this issue, you will find our favorite recipes from fall cookbooks, exciting mysteries and information on our scavenger hunt version of Pumpkin Bash.

 

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Meet Gardenia, the little Library cat of lore

Meet Gardenia, the little Library cat of lore

November 12, 2020

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 maga...

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Check out cookbooks for new recipes to celebrate the holidays

Check out cookbooks for new recipes to celebrate the holidays

November 3, 2020

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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Sterlington Branch closed October 14

Sterlington Branch closed October 14

October 14, 2020

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 f...

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Library to give away free books to children in Ouachita Parish

Library to give away free books to children in Ouachita Parish

October 12, 2020

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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Library to close at noon October 9, reopen October 12

October 8, 2020

Due to impending weather, the Library will close at noon on Friday, October 9 and remain closed through the weekend. The Library will reopen for regular hours on Monday, October 12.

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Downtown Story Time Stroll book pages up for the month of October

Downtown Story Time Stroll book pages up for the month of October

October 1, 2020

The Ouachita Parish Public Library and the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group invite the public to explore downtown West Monroe during a walkable story time. During the month of October, 16 merchants will display pages from the book Findin...

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Ouachita Parish's first reader completes the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program

September 15, 2020

Emilia McGarey is 13 months old. Her parents Alex and Taylor registered her for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Library. This school-readiness program builds reading comprehension, behavioral and social skills for little ones. Pl...

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Cattails August/September Issue

Cattails August/September Issue

August 13, 2020

Introducing Cattails, the Library's newest bimonthly publication.

In Cattails, you will find book recommendations, patron stories, riveting local history and more. The name is drawn from inspiration from our logo, in which cattails rise gracefull...

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