It’s the beginning of March already, and this column comes out just in time for me to talk about International Women’s Day which is celebrated on March 8. This holiday, or day of recognition, is set aside specifically in order to celebrate women for their achievements, and to raise awareness about women’s equality.
International Women’s Day (IWD) was officially recognized in 1977 by the United Nations, but the celebration vastly predates the seventies. According to the UN’s website, the first IWD celebration took place on February 28, 1909 which was organized in support of the gar... Read Full Blog
For this week’s library column, I thought I’d have fun with random holidays again. So, this week, specifically on February 26, you can celebrate Tell a Fairy Tale Day and I’ve got several suggestions for how you can observe this quirky, unofficial holiday.
But before I get into how to celebrate this holiday, I think I should at least briefly talk about what a fairy tale is. For instance, Merriam-Webster defines a fairy tale as “a story involving fantastic forces and beings (such as fairies, wizards, and goblins... Read Full Blog
All library locations open to the public. Library staff are available to answer phones Monday-Saturday, beginning at 9am. Buildings are open and curbside pickup service is available at all locations Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm and 10am-5pm on Saturday. (Note: Our Plain Dealing & Tooke Branches are closed on Saturdays)
Am I required to wear a face covering to visit the library? Yes. Effective July 13, 2020, Governor Edwards' statewide mandate (P... Read Full Blog