Black History in Comics

Every year we dedicate February to recognizing and celebrating the black individuals whose achievements shaped American history.  From slaves seeking freedom and civil activists to law enforcers and political leaders, these stories are readily available to be requested and checked out at your local branches. Titles with an asterisk (*) signify an eComic available on…
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2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea from February 9 to February 25 with the opening ceremonies on February 8.  The mascot for the games is a white tiger named Soohorang and the emblem (pictured below) for the games has 2 characters: the first one representing a gathering place where heaven…
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King cakes

Here in South Louisiana in the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras we enjoy eating king cakes. The season begins on January 6, Epiphany, also known as Three Kings' Day (its eve is Twelfth Night, thus another name for them is Twelfth Night cakes). In the Christian tradition, this celebrates the revelation of the baby…
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Celebrating the Tricentennial: Oscar James Dunn, America’s First Black Lieutenant Govenor

Oscar James Dunn was the nation's first African-American lieutenant governor. He served in Louisiana from 1865–1871. He was a significant political figure during Reconstruction in Louisiana, but after his death in 1871 he faded into obscurity. Dunn was born a slave in New Orleans in 1822. In 1831 his mother married a free man of…
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Engineers Week 2018

  The week of February 18th  marks Engineers week, where we all take the time to celebrate what engineers do. During this week, you’ll get a chance to learn more about engineering by going to the Discover  and Star_Net Libraries websites. If you get the time, check out the websites to get some really cool…
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