We are launching a brand-new summer reading program this year for young readers and adults alike. The premise: Get a summer reading bingo on our free game card and come back at the end of the summer to claim your reward!
Local authors Tom Aswell (Louisiana Rocks) and Del Hahn will be here to discuss each of their new releases, Bobby Jindal: His Destiny and Obsession and Smuggler's End: The Life and Death of Barry Seal! Join us for what is sure to be an interesting discussion of politics, crime, life, and exploitation in Louisiana!
About a month after Mardi Gras, as the Calendar of Saints turns, we alight upon the feast day of St. Patrick where upon we are free to imbibe all of the green beer we can get our hands on (and unsurprisingly it is quite a lot). St. Patrick’s feast day falls on March 17th, his death date, and commemorates both St. Patrick himself and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The day also stands to celebrate Irish culture and heritage in general. Many parades and festivals are held and Lenten sacrifices are lifted for the day (thus the popularity of green beer – drinking is banned during Lent).
Beware the Ides of March! Today is March 15th, known as the Ides in Ancient Rome. It’s a fun day for celebrating Ancient Rome and stories of betrayal, often commemorated by people sporting togas and spouting “Et tu, Brute?” to their friends. But the Ides of March is a day which has a long trail of history following behind it, and few recognize just how important a day this is.