News from Your Calcasieu Parish Public Library - January, 2020
“Let us be grateful for the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust
Thank you for being our patrons and subscribers over the past year!
We look forward to serving you in 2020!
Happy New Year from your friends at the Calcasieu Parish Public Library!
CHANGES! CHANGES! CHANGES!
IT'S A NEW CIRCULATION POLICY!
No more late fees! Library cards now expiring every TWO years! Newly designed library cards coming soon! Who said policies have to be boring?
A NEW "INTEGRATED LIBRARY SYSTEM"
Sounds like some sort of master computer system destined to take over the world. But actually, it's just a new system that helps us keep track of our items! You'll notice some changes, however, including changes in your PIN number, text messaging, etc. Click below to see how these changes affect you!
WITH ALL OF THESE CHANGES, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
The New Year started off with a BANG here at your library!
So many changes! (And so much new software to learn if you're a staff member!)
If you find that your account is not working properly just stop by or give us a call and let us know so that we can remedy the problem for you! Many problems should be a simple fix, but some may need to be resolved with the vendor.
If your PIN number is not what it used to be, try using the last 4 digits of your phone number. If it's still not working, or if it is and you want to change it back to what it was before, give us a call or stop by and we'll reset it for you.
New York Times Bestselling Author, Dion Leonard, will discuss his internationally best selling book, Finding Gobi. Based on the true story of finding a lovable stray dog he names Gobi, Leonard shares his account of his incredible journey while participating in a grueling race across the Gobi Desert. Twentieth Century Fox is developing a movie based on Leonard's memoirs about the stray he met while competing in this 155 mile ultra marathon in China.
VITA will provide free income tax services and assistance to all eligible individuals.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 211.
Something of Interest
Ready to get your read on in 2020? Check out some of the new books added to the collection below!
The Confession Club: A Novel When a group of friends in Mason, Missouri, decide to start a monthly supper club, they get more than they bargained for. The plan for congenial evenings - talking, laughing, and sharing recipes, homemade food, and wine - abruptly changes course one night when one of the women reveals something startlingly intimate. The supper club then becomes Confession Club, and the women gather weekly to share not only dinners but embarrassing misdeeds, deep insecurities, and long-held regrets. They invite Iris Winters and Maddy Harris to join, and their timing couldn't be better.
Robert B. Parker's Angel Eyes In the latest thriller featuring the legendary Boston PI, Spenser heads to the City of Angels to meet old friends and new enemies in a baffling missing person case that might shake Tinseltown to its core.Gabby Leggett left her Boston family with dreams of making it big as a model/actress in Hollywood. Two years later, she disappears from her apartment. Her family, former boyfriend, friends--and the police--have no idea where she is and no leads. Leggett's mother hires Spenser to find her, with help of his former apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, now an L.A. private eye.Spenser barely has time to unpack before the trail leads to a powerful movie studio boss, the Armenian mob, and a shadowy empowerment group some say might be a dangerous cult.It's soon clear that Spenser and Sixkill may be outgunned this time, and series favorites Chollo and Bobby Horse ride to the rescue to provide backup.
A Journey into Inner Fitness An inspiring and illuminating guide to true self care, from the sage teacher and breakout star of the critically acclaimed drama, Queen Sugar, from Executive Producers Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay for OWN.Featured on Essence Magazine's Culture ListIn all your years of schooling, did you ever take a single class that explained how to navigate the hurt, drama, and fear that come with living? Tina Lifford sure didn't. She learned the hard way -- through experience as both a Hollywood actress and as the founder of the personal development network The Inner Fitness Project. Now, she brings together her own hard-won insights as well as those of her clients in this helpful and transformative guide. A blend of personal anecdotes and meaningful, practical -- and most important, actionable -- advice, The Little Book of Big Lies is the life skills class you need to nurture the inner you and move beyond the past.
The Andromeda Evolution Fifty years after The Andromeda Strain made Michael Crichton a household name - and spawned a new genre, the technothriller - the threat returns, in a gripping sequel that is terrifyingly realistic and resonant.The Evolution is Coming.In 1967, an extraterrestrial microbe came crashing down to Earth and nearly ended the human race. Accidental exposure to the particle - designated The Andromeda Strain - killed every resident of the town of Piedmont, Arizona, save for an elderly man and an infant boy. Over the next five days, a team of top scientists assigned to Project Wildfire worked valiantly to save the world from an epidemic of unimaginable proportions. In the moments before a catastrophic nuclear detonation, they succeeded.In the ensuing decades, research on the microparticle continued.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS, PLEASE
Upcoming Library Closures
Monday, January 20th
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tuesday, February 25th
(Click below to see a listing of all closure dates)
Calcasieu Parish Public Library
301 W Claude Street
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605