Tuesday, September 29, 2009


The Terrebonne Parish Library can now answer TEXT QUESTIONS.
(standard message rates apply)

Here’s how you do it:

Text us at 66746 and start your question with mytpl

Like this:

mytpl What time do you close on Sundays?

We'll get back to you as fast as possible.

Call 876-1733 with any questions.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Terrebonne Parish Library Book Discussions: Fall and Winter 2009

The Terrebonne Parish Library System hosts monthly book discussions at various branches. It's a great chance to come and share insights on interesting books.

The schedule for the remainder of 2009 shapes up like this:

Main Library--Thinking Out Loud

NOTE: All Thinking Out Loud discussion groups hosted by Jackie Jackson.

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:30 PM
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Tuesday, November 3rd, 6:30 PM
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Tuesday, December 1st, 6:30 PM
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows

East Branch Library--Second Thoughts

Saturday, October 24th, 11:00 AM
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Saturday, November 21st, 11:00 AM
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines

Saturday, December 19th, 11:00 AM
Marley & Me by John Grogan

Dularge Branch Library--Eager Readers

Monday, October 19th, 1:30 PM
The Killing Tree by Rachel Keener

Monday, November 9th, 1:30 PM
My Sisters by Ann Roth

Monday, December 7th, 1:30 PM
Recovering Charles by Jason F. Wright

For more information, contact Adult Services Coordinator Lauren Ledet at
985-876-5158, ext. 234.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Project Recovery

The Terrebonne Parish Library System announces its partnership with LSU's School of Library and Information Science (LSU SLIS) for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program “Project Recovery.”

LSU SLIS was awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to recruit and educate 30 students for professional employment in southern Louisiana libraries. Students eligible and selected to participate will receive IMLS-funded scholarships to earn master’s degrees in librarianship focusing primarily on academic, public, and school libraries.

Following completion of their coursework, students will be required to find employment in an academic, public, or school library in Southern Louisiana affected by hurricane disasters. On September 23, at 1p.m., Dr. Robert Ward will provide an information session for individuals interested in taking part in Project Recovery. This session will take place in the DISTANCE EDUCATION CLASSROOM, located on the second floor of the Main Library at 151 Library Drive in Houma, near the Civic Center.

Dr. Ward will be available throughout the day beginning at 10am to talk with individuals one-on-one and answer any questions they may have. Contact Lauren Ledet at 876-5158, ext. 234 for more information.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monster Movie Madness 2009

It's coming soon. The seventh annual Monster Movie Madness film series begins October 5th, 2009. This year's selections:

>October 5th--Devil Girl From Mars-See a giant robot with porch-light head! Don't miss it!

>October 12th--The Giant Claw-A ridiculous-looking giant bird eating ridiculous-looking model planes and just generally doing ridiculous-looking things while looking ridiculous.

>October 19th--King Dinosaur-BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

>October 26th--Plan 9 From Outer Space-Our traditional closing movie. So bad you can't believe it...or look away.

All movies will be shown at the MAIN LIBRARY at 151 Library Drive in Houma. MOVIES WILL BE SHOWN FROM 6PM--8:30PM.

If you came last year, you might have been disappointed because of equipment failures (we were still recovering from Gustav). But THIS year, we'll do all we can to assure that all goes off without a hitch.

Of course, we will have free drinks and popcorn at each movie, and the audience is encouraged (if not required) to make snarky comments pointing out the many, many flaws in each film.

Contact Darryl Eschete at 985-876-1733 ext. 202 for more information.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Did you know that studies have shown that kids who have library cards make better grades than kids who don't have library cards? Did you know studies have also shown that adults who get library cards lose, on average, ten pounds within a year of getting it?

Just kidding about that last part, but the first part is true.

So, if you have a library card already, encourage a friend--especially a young friend--who doesn't have one to get one. And if you don't have one, GET ONE! They're free if you've never had one before and are available at any branch. If you had a library card and lost it at some point, the replacement fee is five dollars.

For a child to get a library card, they need a parent or guardian's signature and must be able to write their first and last name.

If you can, help a child get a library card and introduce him or her to the library. You'll be opening the door to a bigger, brighter, more successful world for that child...and for all of us.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Meet Bud Johnson!

Bud Who?

Bud Johnson is the one-time sports information director at Louisiana State University and current director of LSU's Jack & Priscilla Andonie Museum.

He is the author of The Perfect Season: LSU's Magic Year , a book telling the story of the LSU football team's 1958 season, during which the LSU Tigers went undefeated all the way through.

Mr. Johnson will be at the MAIN LIBRARY this coming Saturday, September 5th from 1:30pm--5:00pm.

Copies of the book will be available and the author will be answering questions and signing copies!

For more information, call 985-876-1733, ext. 234.