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Calcasieu Parish Public Library!

Important Changes to Cards for Patrons Under 18
The Calcasieu Parish Public Library has adopted an updated Circulation Policy that adapts to the new ACT 436 legislation. 
More information on the statute itself may be found at this link.
Please keep reading for how this impacts cards for patrons under 18.
If a minor’s account is not updated on or after February 19th, we will have to expire it on June 1st to comply with the new legislation. This means the account will become inactive, and any associated parent accounts will also become inactive.
We’re asking parents and guardians to come into a branch as soon as possible to prevent service disruptions.
More information on the changes may be found by visiting your local branch or by visiting one of the links below:

Looking for a fun program to attend?

Check out some of our upcoming programs at a branch near you! 

Breaking into the Entertainment Industry

Howie Simon and Emily Moss Wilson will offer advice on breaking into the entertainment business! Whether your dream is acting, writing, singing, public relations, etc, you won't want to miss out.  Registration is required. 


Wednesday, March 13
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Sulphur Regional Library

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Arts and Crafts for Adults: Spring Candy House

Join us for a spring craft! Adults will make graham cracker houses embellished with spring-themed candy. Materials will be provided. 

Registration is required.


Friday, March 15
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Iowa Library

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All About the Eclipse with Brenda Vallier

Join us at the Sulphur Regional Library for a solar eclipse workshop! Teens in seventh to tenth grades will learn about the eclipse and create their own with Brenda Vallier from the SWLA Master Naturalist.
Registration is required.


Saturday, March 16
1:00pm - 1:40pm

Sulphur Regional Library

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Paint and Learn with Brenda Vallier

Paint while you learn at the Sulphur Regional Library! Brenda Vallier from the SWLA Master Naturalist will teach children (ages ten and up) how the changing distance between the sun, moon, and earth affects what we see.
In this fun and educational activity, children will get to paint their own sun, moon, and earth while they learn. Registration is required. 
Saturday, March 16
2:30pm - 3:10pm
Sulphur Regional Library
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Suicide Prevention-Education & Awareness
with the Kay Doré Counseling Clinic

Join us on Zoom for a Question, Persuade, and Refer class that teaches suicide education. 
Led by the Suicide Education & Awareness Coordinator at Kay Doré Counseling Clinic, patrons will receive information about how to pick up on clues when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis and how to offer assistance. Registration is required. 
Thursday, March 21
10:00am - 11:00am
Online via Zoom
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Want to see more programs?

Take a look at our online calendar at the link below! 

Check Out Our Calendar!

Looking for your next great read? 

Check out one of our new titles!
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People We Meet on Vacation

by: Emily Henry

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8 Rules of Love

by: Jay Shetty

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A Deadly Affair

by Agatha Christie

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Office for Seniors

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Astor : The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune

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If your civic group or neighborhood would like to have a litter pickup day, be sure to keep your library in mind and checkout the tools that you need! 
Keep Louisiana Beautiful has partnered with the Louisiana State Library and the Louisiana Public Library System to make litter clean up supplies readily available for check out at local libraries across the state. You can now use your library card to check out a clean up kit, which includes a safety vest, grabbers, a trash bag, and instructions on how to conduct your cleanup. This program provides the perfect opportunity for students to get service hours for school. It’s also a great hands-on way for families, small homeschool groups, youth groups, and scouts to care for their neighborhood. 
Click on the link below to get started!
Click Here!

Resource of the Month!
This month we’re highlighting new BingePasses from HooplaDigital!
The Basics: 
  • Library Card & PIN for registration
  • Login with email & password after
BingePass Features:
  • Unlimited use for 7 days
  • Special access to third-party content

How to Use:
  • Check out BingePass then click Play Titles button

Please Note:
  • Third-party platforms open in browser outside of the HooplaDigital app or website
Try it out!
Comics Kingdom: Browse current and archived versions of popular newspaper comic strips, including long-time faves Beetle Bailey, Blondie, Hagar the Horrible, and The Family Circus. Even better? Enjoy reading all of these in full color without having to worry about getting newspaper ink on your hands!

Fret Zealot: Want to learn how to play the guitar, bass, or ukelele? Fret Zealot has you covered! Watch different courses, even some at more advanced levels, for each instrument. Plus, browse by Songs to learn how to cover hits from multiple decades.

Filmocracy: Attend film festivals without having to leave your home! Filmocracy lets film buffs enjoy curated, indie lineups with a virtual map that lets you enjoy bonus content, including panels. Not wanting to wait for a live event? Browse on-demand, full-length films and even shorts!
Want a quick tutorial on Hoopla?
Watch Here!

Upcoming Closure Dates:
Friday, March 29 & Sunday, March 31
Easter Holiday
Friday, May 3
Staff Development Day
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day

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Calcasieu Parish Public Library
301 W. Claude St. Lake Charles, LA 70605
Phone: (337) 721-7116
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