Throw a Smashing Halloween Party! Spooky Décor, Music, and Costumes for All Ages

Fall is finally here (although, it doesn't feel like it outside) and Halloween is now fast approaching. If you are having a party this year, the St. Tammany Parish Library has resources that can make your Halloween party the best on the block. The books on our shelves will show you how to haunt your…
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Real New Orleans: The Life and Times of Ronnie Virgets

A trinity of New Orleans legends have passed on in 2019 with Ronnie Virgets leading the helm, Leah Chase following close behind and ending with the Nite Tripper, Dr. John. All shuffling off this mortal coil this year, each leaving behind a special and amazing legacy. Ronnie Virgets was a storyteller who passed away on May 20, 2019. He was dubbed the "Voice of New Orleans," he used…
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It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Spotlight on Mister Rogers

"Hi there, Neighbor," as was the frequent greeting from beloved children's show host Fred Rogers on his long running PBS show Mister Roger's Neighborhood. Rogers who was born on March 20, 1928, wanted television to be used as a medium to teach, nurture and entertain the children in the community. His show helped many grapple with difficult…
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Morgus the Magnificent

Coming off of the heels of the New Orleans tricentennial in 2018, nostalgia sets in for memories of what feels like a bygone era. As a child growing up in the New Orleans area, few childhood memories are as fond for me as watching the regional cult classic Morgus the Magnificent every Saturday night. This year is a milestone in the world of science experiments…
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