Celebrate Veterans Day

Veteran’s Day is dedicated to honoring military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It coincides with other days of remembrance around the world including Armistice Day in the United Kingdom and Remembrance Day across the Commonwealth of Nations. At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day…
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Exploring Podcasts: Celebrate International Podcast Day on September 30

From learning new information to watching videos and listening to music, the Internet has changed the way we communicate and how we experience digital forms of entertainment. One format that is part of the online evolution of entertainment is the podcast. So what is a podcast and how does it work? Podcasts are a great…
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Remembering Neil Simon

Legendary playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018. Born on the 4th of July in 1927, some say Simon redefined American comedy. He was a Broadway and theater box office success for three decades. Neil Simon received numerous accolades throughout his career, including three Tony Awards for The Odd Couple (1965), Biloxi Blues (1985)…
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Happy 70th Birthday to Alexander McCall Smith and Happy 20th Anniversary to the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series

Author Alexander McCall Smith will turn 70 years old this year on August 24. Known to family and friends as "Sandy," he was born in the country formerly known as Rhodesia (now the Republic of Zimbabwe). The youngest of four children, he spent his childhood in Southern Rhodesia and attended the Christian Brothers College. He went…
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Lifelong Learners Will Love “The Great Courses”

Would like to keep on learning? Of course you would! The St. Tammany Parish Library has something special just for you: "The Great Courses."  What are these "Great Courses," you might ask? And what makes them so "Great?"  The Teaching Company has been producing "The Great Courses" for nearly thirty years. Accomplished experts and well-respected…
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Amish Science Fiction?

I am a longtime reader of science fiction - apocalyptic science fiction in particular. I enjoy seeing fictional characters attempt to survive "worst case scenario" events. I also have an enduring fascination with the Amish (as well as other cultures whose ways are so unfamiliar to me). I have often supposed that groups like the…
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