National Humor Month: Laughter Is the Best Medicine

April is National Humor Month. The holiday was founded in 1976 by author Larry Wilde, who wanted to spread awareness of the therapeutic value of laughter. According to a 2015 Mayo Clinic Health Letter,  there's research to suggest that laughter can: Provide the benefits of a miniworkout: Heart rate, breathing rate, oxygen consumption, and calories burned…
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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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