Commemorating Civil Rights Month

The library will commemorate Civil Rights Month with programming throughout January.  The "Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865" exhibit is on display through January 12 at the Slidell Library, 555 Robert Blvd. January related programming includes:  • In “Proofs of Purchase: Documenting Slave Ancestors” Jari Honora will present a brief overview of…
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Spring Storytime Session Begins January 16

The spring session of storytime at all branch libraries will begin on January 16. Storytimes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and mixed ages will be offered. Several branches also offer Play Dates, Music and Movement and other activities for young children. Storytime introduces the child to the best in children's books. Because a child responds naturally to the rhythm…
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Financial Aid Workshops for College-bound Teens & Parents

The library's Teen Department has partnered with the Louisiana Office of Financial Student Affairs (LOFSA) to present workshops for college-bound teens and their parents. A LOFSA Public Information Representative will review general scholarships, grants, and loans at the Financial Aid Overview Workshop at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, at the Slidell Library, 555 Robert…
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New Reference Librarian Sarah Aucoin

Sarah Aucoin is the new Reference Librarian for the Causeway Branch Library. Sarah has worked for the St. Tammany Parish Library system for almost two years as a library associate. She worked at both the Causeway and Mandeville Libraries before moving to the South Slidell Library for its opening in 2016. I will definitely miss…
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Madisonville Library Named for Former Mayor Peter Gitz

The St. Tammany Parish Library’s Madisonville Branch was recently named for longtime former Madisonville Mayor Peter Gitz. On December 13, more than 150 people gathered to congratulate Gitz in a ceremony that included remarks by Gitz, Louisiana State Representative Reid Falconer, St. Tammany Parish Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Trilby Lenfant, Madisonville Mayor Jean Pelloat, and…
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Ace Your Driver’s License Exam with Driving-Tests.org

Taking a driver’s license exam can be a stressful experience. Whether you’re a first time driver or you’re trying get a commercial license, the exam requires preparation. The St. Tammany Parish Library now offers Driving-Tests.org, a new online resource that’s available for free. Driving-Tests.org allows users to access Louisiana driver’s handbooks, practice tests and exam…
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Sweet Eats Study Hall

December can be a stressful time for teens with the upcoming holidays and exams, but the Teen Department has the perfect antidote: dogs and snacks!  Teens ages 12 to 18 are invited to study for exams at the Sweet Eats Study Hall from 1  to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, in the meeting room…
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