Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865

A panel version of the powerful and poignant traveling exhibition “Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865” will be on display at the Slidell Library from December 1, 2017 through January 12, 2018. Presented by Entergy Corporation with additional support from the National Park Service, National Endowment for the Humanities and The…
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December Chapter Book Challenge

Each month the Causeway, Covington, Slidell and South Slidell Branches are challenging kids to try something new.  Explore a new genre with Chapter Book Challenge!    Are you up for the challenge? The December Challenge is: Read a book with a winter theme or setting! Read a book that takes place in winter, in the…
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November Chapter Book Challenge

Each month the Causeway, Covington, Sidell and South Slidell Branches are challenging kids to try something new.  Explore a new genre with Chapter Book Challenge!    Are you up for the challenge? The November Challenge is: Read a cookbook and make a recipe!   Read a cookbook, or book that includes a recipe, with at…
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November is NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is an acronym for National Novel Writing Month.  The program began in 1999 in San Francisco.  The purpose is to encourage writers and aspiring novelists to set and achieve the writing goal of 50,000 words during the month of November.  This is our third year officially participating in the program, and we do so…
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Library Launches New Website

The St. Tammany Parish Library launched a new website, online catalog and events calendar on October 11. The new website is attractive, up-to-date and full of information about all that the library has to offer. The new online catalog works like Amazon, Google and Goodreads. Smart search allows you to search for “new movies” and…
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Learn About the New Wesbite

In celebration of our new website, the reference department will be hosting tours of the site throughout the month of November. Join us to learn about the basic features of the website, including how to put items on hold and how to find the library's databases. We’ll also be discussing some of the new social…
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Author/Illustrator George O’Connor Delighted Families

Children, teens and parents enjoyed a special evening with author/illustrator George O’Connor at the Slidell Library on Friday, October 20. O’Connor spoke about the hard work that goes into researching Greek gods and goddesses as well as the writing and artistic process of producing graphic novels. Mr. O’Connor is well known for his Olympians books…
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Reading the World: Tablet to Tablet

The Mandeville Library will host “Reading the World: Tablet to Tablet” from November 1 through November 30.  This visually stunning exhibit takes you through the evolution of books, from stone tablet to digital tablet, showing how different cultures have contributed to the world around us through the written word. “Reading the World: Tablet to Tablet…
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Author Events and Day of the Dead

It's officially Fall!  Of course, it doesn't necessarily feel like it in southeast Louisiana yet.  Either way, I like to usher in this time of year in with author visits and celebrations of the season.  The Louisiana Book Festival takes place at the state capital this year on Saturday, October 28th and we've got four…
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