Library cards are FREE to anyone who lives, works, owns property, or attends school in Calcasieu Parish.
So how do you get the greatest card in Calcasieu Parish?
Sure you can check out books with your library card, but did you know....
We have a multitude a fabulous online resources that you can access with your library card! From entertainment to research..to online book clubs to resources that can help your memory, chances are if you're looking for something, we've got it!
Click on the link below and browse our A-Z list of resources.
Are you a dad, step-dad, grandfather, or uncle who has trouble styling hair? Join us as we teach you how to style hair. Learn the basics from braids to barrettes to updos to simple hair care. All adults are welcome to come learn! (Adults can attend only if they come with a child and all children must have an accompanying adult.)
Registration is recommended, but walk-ins will be welcomed! There will be multiple instructors for all hair types.
All families (and superheroes) are invited to a morning of fun with crafts, games, and activities celebrating Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and all their DC friends -- and foes! Costumes are welcome and encouraged!
Kids are invited to try games that are designed for language learning while also remaining fun for the entire family. These games will give kids new opportunities to review and practice new literacy and language skills as well as introduce new skills to young learners. Supplies will be provided.
Parents, students and teachers can join us at the Westlake Public Library as we give you a step-by-step demonstration of how easy it is to access Accelerated Reader books and levels in Calcasieu Parish Public Libraries, as well as your school libraries. You will also receive information on other resources you may not be familiar with, but have FREE access to by using your Calcasieu Parish Public Library card.
Teens and adults will learn how to preserve family photos by converting them into a 3D printed lithophane! Discover the basics of 3D printing and how to convert a photo into a timeless work of art. Registration is required.
Teens will build fandom groups around their favorite K-pop idols, video games, Anime characters, current Harry Potter fan-fictions, and more! Whatever you like, you are sure to find someone that is also a fan! Refreshments will be provided.
Attention all aspiring writers, join us for an evening of sharing inspiration and support from your peers. Unleash your creativity in the genre of your choice, swap tips, and encouragement all at your local library. Laptops and snacks will be provided.
Teens will be introduced to the "Entertainment, Research & More" resource with content that includes: magazine/journal articles, language learning resources, reader's advisory tools, DIY resources, homework resources, business resources, entertainment resources for music, movies, books, etc.
Add a splash (or two) of color to your traditional fall decor with a drip-color pumpkin! Attendees will use melted, recycled crayons to cover a small pumpkin decoration in a gorgeous array of colors. All supplies provided. Registration is required.
Whether you believe that UFOs are just a product of faulty human perception or know beyond any doubt that they are real, come join the discussion about UFOs. The viewpoints of ufologists,skeptics, and mainstream science will all be explored. Light refreshments will be served.
Regardless of your design experience, you can master the art of using paper to create a wide variety of paper flowers and plants that will make a unique atmosphere for any space.
"Listening to Love" by Beth Wiseman
He's Amish. She's English. They are best friends, despite what the gossips say. But could the rumor mill know more than they do? Englisher Natalie Collins looks forward to Friday night suppers at Levi and Mary Shetler's house every week: delicious food, wonderful conversation with her Amish friends, and, best of all, the presence of Levi's older brother Lucas. Natalie and Lucas have become best friends despite their different backgrounds. They share a love of books, and he is teaching her about God in a way that she can understand.But the closer they become, the more opinions everyone seems to have. Levi and Mary, Lucas's family, and even Natalie's mother - whose own life is a mess at the moment - have concerns about their relationship. Why can't everyone understand that it's possible to just be friends? Besides, they couldn't be together even if they wanted to be.
"The Ventriloquists: A Novel" by E. R. Ramzipoor
In this triumphant debut inspired by true events, a ragtag gang of journalists and resistance fighters risk everything for an elaborate scheme to undermine the Reich.Brussels, 1943. Twelve-year-old street orphan Helene survives by living as a boy and selling copies of the country's most popular newspaper, Le Soir, now turned into Nazi propaganda. Helene's entire world changes when she befriends a rogue journalist, Marc Aubrion, who draws her into a secret network publishing dissident underground newspapers.Aubrion's unbridled creativity and linguistic genius attract the attention of August Wolff, a high-ranking Nazi official tasked with swaying public opinion against the Allies. Wolff captures Aubrion and his comrades and gives them an impossible choice: use the newspaper to paint the Allies as monsters, or be killed.
"Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a
Singular Bond" by Alexandra Horowitz
From Alexandra Horowitz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog, an eye-opening, informative, and wholly entertaining examination and celebration of the human-canine relationship for the curious dog owner and science-lover alike.We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. We buy them sweaters, toys, shoes; we are concerned with their social lives, their food, and their health. The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old but is far from understood. In Our Dogs, Ourselves, Alexandra Horowitz explores all aspects of this unique and complex interspecies pairing. As Horowitz considers the current culture of dogdom, she reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs.
"Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge: The Left's Plot to Remake America"
by Jeanine Pirro
Picking up where her #1 New York Times bestseller, Liars, Leakers and Liberals, left off, Judge Jeanine Pirro of Fox's Justice with Judge Jeanine exposes the latest chapter in the unfolding liberal attack on our most basic values.
"Dreamworks Six Spooky Stories Collection" by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Get into the spirit with DreamWorks 6 Spooky Stories Collection, a creepy assortment of animated tales starring some of your favorite characters including Shrek, Donkey, B.O.B. and many more. Featuring Scared Shrekless, The Ghost of Lord Farquaad, Thriller Night, The Pig Who Cried Werewolf, Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space and The Night of the Living Carrots, it is the perfect mix of frights and fun. Lock your doors, turn down the lights and prepare to be scared silly!
If you've visited Central Library lately, you may have noticed a little bit of NOISE!
We're experiencing some much needed TLC in the form of new roof!
While crews are doing their best to keep noise to a minimum, some noise is to be expected.
We apologize in advance for any interruption or any inconvenience!
Calcasieu Parish Public Library
301 W. Claude Street
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605