Navigating the Discworld

It's the most uniquely shaped world of its kind. Held up by four elephants who stand upon the back of the magnificent Star Turtle, Great A'Tuin--welcome to the Discworld! Discworld is a series of humorous fantasy novels written by the late Sir Terry Pratchett from 1983 to 2015, totalling 41 books.  This may sound overwhelming…
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Beverly Cleary: Authentic Childhood

Today we're celebrating the accomplishments of Beverly Cleary, an author whose books have appealed to young readers everywhere.  The reason why is simple--she wrote conflicts and relationships that felt authentic to children.   The kids written in these stories act like friends and classmates we know.  They were imperfect, and their growing pains reflect the struggles…
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Spotlight: Parasite

St. Tammany Parish Libraries have an extensive collection of books and movies readily available to check out to patrons of all ages.  Here is but a peek of what we have in our catalog! Parasite is a 2019 dark comedy/thriller directed and co-written by Bong Joon-ho.  It has received a myriad of awards including the…
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2019 Comic Bookends

Happy New Year, everyone! It's that time again when I go through what I read this year and make a list of recommendations for other readers.  I made it a point to read as much as I could this go-around and I ended up with over 220(!) books.  Now, the majority of them were graphic…
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A Yellow Feathered Friend: Remembering Caroll Spinney

Today we are honoring the achievements of Caroll Spinney, a puppeteer best known for portraying Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since Sesame Street's inception.  Spinney's television career spanned over 60 years, starting in local television before joining the Muppeteers in 1969.  He was also a writer and illustrator, a cartoonist, and painted in his leisure…
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Over the Garden Wall

Led through the mist by the milk-light of moon, all that was lost is revealed. Our long bygone burdens, mere echoes in the spring. But where have we come, and where shall we end? If dreams can't come true, then why not pretend?​ Over the Garden Wall is a limited series created by Patrick McHale…
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Tough Times at School

School is in full swing for our younger patrons, bringing with it a year of learning and growing.  Unfortunately, it's not always an easy time.  Things like bullying and peer pressure still creep into the school experience and sometimes it helps to know you're not alone. All's Faire in Middle School Imogen has grown up…
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