Celebrating the Tricentennial: French Quarter Grid

A previous post in the library's Celebrating the Tricentennial series discussed the founding of New Orleans in 1718, but equally interesting is the establishment of the city's grid. Shortly after the city's founding John Law's Company of the West faced financial disaster. The new company bureaucracy began trying to dig itself out of its financial…
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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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Teen Volunteer Council (TVC)

Looking to be a part of something fun?  Want to see the library do cool library events for teens? Looking for service hours? Join the Teen Volunteer Council! The TVC is a group of enthusiastic, motivated, and creative teens who collaborates with the teen librarian in planning library programs and other special projects throughout the year, including…
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History At A Glance: Abita Springs, Land of Healing Waters

Abita Springs was first settled by the Choctaws who found the natural springs possessing an excellent quality and further named the springs, "ibetap" which means fountain.  According to legend, a handsome native Orleanian of Spanish descent named Henriquez was visiting the area of Abita Springs, and met and married a beautiful Choctaw princess named Abita.…
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