Are you a voracious reader? Do you fly through books and then wonder which one to read next? We have just what you need. Check out our infoguide, Find A Good Book, which includes new books but also books on other topics and from various genres that you may have missed the last time you were at the library. We add new books all the time so be sure to visit this guide from time to time to discover your next favorite book. This guide also includes links to sites, podcasts and other resources that may also be of interest to avid readers. Happy reading!
We are pleased to announce a new and exciting resource, The Vogue Archive, a searchable archive of American Vogue magazine from its premiere issue in 1892 to the current month, available in high-resolution color images. Preserving the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists, and photographers, The Vogue Archive is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture, and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.
Every page, advertisement, cover, and fold-out is included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer, and brand name. You can even search by editor (e.g., Diana Vreeland, Anna Wintour), photographer (e.g., David Bailey, Richard Avedon), or other contributors (including such world-renowned artists and writers as Georges Lepape and Evelyn Waugh). The Vogue Archive is an invaluable resource for those interested in fashion history, art, and photography, as well as modern American culture. The world of fashion is now at your fingertips so check it out today!
The Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) is now in effect, and if you have questions about your insurance, are uninsured, or wonder if your unique healthcare situation is covered by the ACA, then attend one of the December question and answer programs. Experts will be available to explain the ACA, simplify confusing parts, answer your questions and give information on how to sign up for affordable marketplace insurance. Call (225) 231-3750 for more information.
2:30 p.m., Saturday, December 7, Main Library
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 11, Main Library
1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, Eden Park Branch
10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 17, Main Library
6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 19, Bluebonnet Regional Branch*
*Special Presentation with one-on-one assistance provided, courtesy of the Mayor’s Office and the
Healthy City BR Campaign.
Let It Snow @ your library
Children ages 2‑11 are invited to attend the Louisiana Art and Science Museum’s presentation of Let It Snow at 13 branches throughout the library system during the month of December. The favorite holiday program features a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, and includes a stunning multi‑media finale by the Trans‑Siberian Orchestra. This family‑friendly soundtrack is visually enhanced with full‑dome animation, laser imagery and special effects. Dates, times and locations are listed below. For more information and to register, contact the branch directly.
Mon, Dec 9, 2:30 – 5:30
Baker Branch Library
Sat, Dec 14, 10:30 – 1:30
Bluebonnet Regional Library
Wed, Dec 4, 2:00 – 5:00
Carver Branch Library
Thurs, Dec 12, 3:00 – 6:00
Central Branch Library
Thurs, Dec 5, 3:00 – 6:00
Delmont Gardens Branch Library
Wed, Dec 11, 10:00 – 1:00
Eden Park Branch Library
Wed, Dec 11, 3:30 – 6:30
Fairwood Branch Library
Tues, Dec 17, 10:00 – 1:00
Greenwell Springs Regional Library
Sat, Dec 21, 10:00 – 1:00
Jones Creek Regional Library
Thurs, Dec 19, 2:30 – 5:30
Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library
Tues, Dec 3, 10:00 – 1:00
River Center Branch Library
Tues, Dec, 10, 10:00 – 1:00
Scotlandville Branch Library
Wed, Dec 18, 10:00 – 1:00
Zachary Branch Library
Would you like a little more magic with your eBooks? Then take a look at our Disney Digital Book collection available through Overdrive. You’ll find over 600 titles from classic characters like Cinderella and Peter Pan, to more recent adventures from kid’s favorites like Cars and Monsters Inc. Titles offer interactive features to enhance the book such as a ‘magic pen’ that pronounces words with just one click, and the ability to look up word definitions.
Disney books work a little differently than regular Overdrive books. Due to the powerful graphic components of the books they aren’t available on mobile devices. They will work marvelously though on laptops, PCs and Macs. They also can’t be returned early once launched. Here are some of the books you can enjoy:
It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays, and once again Mrs. Claus and her elf are coming to visit each of our Library branches! We’ll also have a visit from a Holiday Clown. Be sure to bring your letters to Santa for Mrs. Claus to take back to the North Pole with her! The dates of Mrs. Claus’ visits are listed below. For more information, call (225) 231-3760.
Wednesday, December 18, 10:00 a.m.
Bluebonnet Regional Branch
Wednesday, December 4, 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 5, 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 3, 10:00 a.m.
Delmont Gardens Branch
Thursday, December 19, 10:00 a.m.
Eden Park Branch
Monday, December 16, 10:00 a.m.
Monday, December 2, 10:00 a.m.
Greenwell Springs Regional Branch
Tuesday, December 10, 10:00 a.m.
Jones Creek Regional Branch
Monday, December 9, 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 14, 10:30 a.m.
*The Holiday Clown will be at the North Pole and unable to attend
Wednesday, December 4, 10:00 a.m.
River Center Branch
Thursday, December 12, 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 17, 10:00 a.m.