Hallmark Christmas Movies: New at the Library in 2018

The holiday season is quickly approaching. And though I firmly believe that the first sighting of Santa should be at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, the Hallmark Channel began their Christmas movies before Halloween this year. However, never fear, they will be replaying them all season long, and you have plenty of…
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If you love the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Movies, Check Out the Books!

Every year the Hallmark Channel releases a fabulous slate of Christmas movies. But did you know that many of these movies are based on books? Two of the new movies for 2018 are based on titles you can pick up at your favorite branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library.  Movie: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe…
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National Book Awards 2018

The National Book Awards were held in New York on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Established in 1950, the awards celebrate the best writing in America and currently honor the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people's literature published each year. Publishers nominate titles, and books in each category are judged by a panel…
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Celebrating the Tricentennial: New Orleans and the Great War

On November 11, 2018, we celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of Armistice Day or the end of World War One (after World War Two, the holiday would come to be known as Veteran's Day). The war began in the summer of 1914 after the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Initially Americans, including Louisianans, remained officially…
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Getting Cozy: At the Library

In honor of library month, we're highlighting cozy mysteries featuring a librarian as a sleuth. Whether bodies are showing up in the stacks or neighbors are checking out for good, these librarians are using their research skills to figure out who-done-it. Originally published in the early 1990s, Charlaine Harris recently released two new Aurora Teagarden…
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Paycheck Checkup

Taxes may not be due until April, but the IRS is urging taxpayers to do a "paycheck checkup" to make sure that the right taxes are being taken out of their paychecks. Recent major tax legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts (TCJA), will affect individuals, businesses, as well as tax exempt and government entities…
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