Monday, November 23, 2015

4 Nonfiction Books For Thanksgiving!

Have a few days off and aren't sure what to read? Have a bunch of people over and not sure what to cook? Here's four books on Thanksgiving you can check out that will get you in the thankful spirit!

Monday, October 26, 2015

National Novel Writing Month Is Coming!

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Want to make your mark by writing 50,000 words in 30 days? Join the fun at the library!

Check our event schedule for events at the library to help you buckle down and get those 1,667 words per day!

  • North Branch will be having "Come Write In Writing Sessions" twice a day at 9am and 4pm, Sunday through Thursday throughout November, as a place to quietly work on your novel and meet other writers.
  • North Branch will have its Teen Writers Group on November 11 and 25th, 4:30pm for any teens who need to talk about their writing.
  • North Branch will have a "NaNoWriMo Writers Meetup," a support group for NaNoWriMo participants! Share ideas, frustrations, and coffee with your fellow writers.  Every Thursday at 6pm.
  • Main Branch will have "Writer's Unite!" a program for teen writers to discuss and do writing exercises. November 12 at 6:30pm.
  • Main Branch will be hosting our adult writing workshop "You Should Be Writing" if you need a place to discuss what you have been working on or get ideas on moving forward. November 18th, 7pm in the Davidson Board Room, 18 years or older.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fall Primary Voting Is Here, Are You Ready?

Voting season is here and the primary is this coming weekend, October 24th. With that in mind, here are some resources to help you choose which candidate get your vote.

For local information, the Terrebonne Parish Clerk of Court website contains the following:
  • Polls for the October 24, 2015 election will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.
  • To verify your registration and precinct location, click here and input the information requested.
  • For past election results by parish, multi-parish, or statewide, click here and input the information requested.
  • To see a sample ballot of an upcoming election, click here and input the parish and precinct information. Be sure to click on "full text" for a complete description of any propositions/amendments.
From the Louisiana Secretary of State's website:
The following is important information for the Oct. 24, 2015 primary and the Nov. 21, 2015 general:
  • early voting is Oct. 10-17 (except Sunday and holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Oct. 24th primary election; and
  • early voting is Nov. 7-14 (except Sunday and holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Nov. 21st general election.
The Louisiana Secretary of State's website also contains information:

  • register to vote
  • how to vote
  • get election material (including a full candidate list)
  • and many other informative materials

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

5 Fun Facts about the Carnival Season

Carnival Night is coming up, October 27th from 6pm to 7:30pm, and we got to wondering, what exactly is a carnival? So we looked up in a few of our reference books, such as The Encyclopedia of American Folklore and Traditional Festivals: A Multicultural Encyclopedia, and found the following facts to celebrate about!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ebooks have never been easier to get with Axis360!

Along with Overdrive, patrons of Terrebonne Parish Library System can access ebooks through the service Axis360. The service, available on a website and phone/tablet app, contains thousands of ebooks from our library. With a new update, using Axis360 is easier than ever before after a quick download and update.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Learn over 60 languages with Mango at the library!

Mango's a great way to learn over 60 languages (including pirate!) for free for Terrebonne Parish library patrons! Follow the easy instructions below to start learning today or click here for Mango on the library's page.

Friday, September 25, 2015

This Week In Terrebonne History: September 25, 1940


Much of the world in 1940s Terrebonne was concentrated on the growing European conflict that would become World War II. Local news was scarce but a few stories and ads spoke out, such as the opening of the "new and modern" Falgout Funeral Home (above) and the fact that the Houma Courier got a new phone number, the difficult to forget “342.” Don’t we wish our own phone numbers were as easy to remember?


The cinema had several offerings for the 1940 Terrebonne native. The Fox had Of Mice and Men starring Burgess Meredith (famous as Mick in the Rocky franchise) and Lon Chaney, Jr, also known as the Wolfman from Universal Pictures.

The Bijou was showing at the same time The Great McGinty. This political satire came from Preston Sturges, one of if not the first man to write and direct his own scripts, an unlikely act in early Hollywood.


If you were looking to do a little sewing, sheer Alpaca fabric was on sale in Terrebonne in 1940 for 79 cents a yard. The same fabric today would cost you somewhere between $15-$400 per yard, depending on the quality.