Rapides Parish Library continued its Big Read program in celebration of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien with a Keynote Address on October 13, 2012, 6-8 p.m. at Westside Regional Library, located at 5416 Provine Place in Alexandria. The Big Read in Rapides Parish is presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH).
Video of this talk is available online now.Join Dr. Ginger Jones of Louisiana State University - Alexandria for a keynote lecture on Twain's personal history and the myriad of ways that it appeared in his literary work. Learn about Twain's life, his character, thoughts, and opinions and the indelible imprint that he made on American literature.
The Westside Regional branch of the Rapides Parish Library at 5416 Provine Place in Alexandria will host a six-week series of readings and discussions about the Louisiana literature as a setting for encounter among social and ethnic groups as well as others.
Video of Week 6 is now available.
Watch the recording of Dr. Sanson's presentation on the life and legacy of Huey Long
Watch and listen as Holloway discusses the Louisiana Maneuvers and particular representations in film.
An online video from MSNBC Nightly News about the benefits provided by libraries.
On October 19th, 2009, there was a reception celebrating the dedication of the painting "Horseshoe Lesson", by internationally renowned artist Morris Taft Thomas, to the Main Library. You can watch the video of Mr. Thomas' remarks and a Question and Answer session with the audience.
Bud Johnson author of The Perfect Season: LSU's Magic Year — 1958 will be our guest speaker. Video of this presentation can be watched online.
Watch a short video introducing you to three databases you can use.