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  • Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale Play Video

    March 18, 2014 7:52 AM

    The Friends of the Library will have a Spring book sale at the Heymann Convention Center Ballroom. The sale begins on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 for "Friends" (members only). The sale continues Thursday, March 7 until Saturday, March 19, 2014 for members only. The general public will be able to... more »
  • Teen book with manslaughter to face grand jury

    March 29, 2012 9:58 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge has ruled that Assumption Parish sheriff's investigators had probable cause to arrest a 15-year-old Dorseyville boy on a manslaughter count in a March 8 fatal stabbing of another teen. The Advocate reports Wednesday's ruling by Judge Ralph Tureau means the teen will... more »
  • North Louisiana writer wins accolades for book

    January 24, 2012 10:21 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A north Louisiana writer is gaining a lot of attention for his coming-of-age story about a teenager in a small town in Arkansas. The Times reports that John Corey Whaley has won the American Library Association's William C. Morris YA Debut Award and the Michael L.... more »
  • Jindal campaign, book travel costs taxpayers

    March 16, 2011 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As Gov. Bobby Jindal crisscrossed the country this fall to promote his book, stump for out-of-state candidates and raise campaign cash, part of the cost was being picked by Louisiana's taxpayers. While the Republican governor's campaign account or those hosting events cover his expenses for... more »
  • What's Next for Edwin Edwards

    January 13, 2011 11:59 PM

    Many people in Edwin Edwards' home town of Crowley are excited about his release from prison Thursday. But probably no one is more ecstatic than Edwards himself. "He's been looking forward to being out for a long time," said Leo Honeycutt, Edwards' biographer. Honeycutt said that at 83... more »
  • Governor Makes Stop to Sign Books

    December 11, 2010 11:16 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal made a stop in Lafayette Saturday afternoon. He was at the "Barnes and Noble" on Johnston Street signing copies of his new book---- "Leadership and Crisis." Jindal says he wrote the book to share his policy ideas with the nation, saying Louisiana's experiences with "disaster response"... more »
  • Analysis: Jindal Book About National Aspirations

    November 14, 2010 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Anyone still questioning whether Bobby Jindal's sights reach well beyond the Louisiana Governor's Mansion or that this state is but a stepping stone to his larger political ambitions should check out his book when it's released on Monday. In "Leadership and Crisis," Jindal talks immigration... more »
  • Writers' Guild of Acadiana Book Festival

    October 15, 2010 9:11 AM

    Writers' Guild of Acadiana Book Festival will be at Cest' des Arts Theater in Downtown Lafayette on Saturday October 30th from 8am - 5pm WGA is presenting a one time event in Acadiana a Book Festival for readers,writers and authors. We have local authors coming in to present workshops... more »
  • Mandeville police book man with harassing girls

    October 13, 2010 10:42 AM

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - A Mandeville man was arrested after he allegedly kissed and fondled a 12-year-old girl and later tried to lure her and her sister to his home, authorities said Tuesday. Juan Velasques, 51, allegedly approached the girl on Saturday, kissed her and stroked her breasts, Mandeville police... more »
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club at South Regional Library Tonight

    October 12, 2010 1:12 PM

    Lafayette, LA- Beginning in October, the South Regional Library will be hosting a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. The inaugural meeting will be held Tuesday, October 12th and will feature Douglas Adams' iconic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.... more »
  • In harrowing book, freed hostage details horror

    September 22, 2010 9:49 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Of all the horror, pain, and degradation both physical and mental that Ingrid Betancourt suffered during six and a half years in the Colombian jungle, perhaps nothing felt more dangerous to her than when her captors tried to erase her last bit of identity: her name.... more »
  • Acadiana Book Festival in Downtown Lafayette October 30

    September 15, 2010 3:05 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's poet laureate, Darrell Bourque, and cookbook author Marcelle Bienvenu are among authors at the first Acadiana Book Festival in downtown Lafayette. Novelists, mystery authors and children's book authors are among dozens of other writers who will be making presentations at the festival Oct. 30. ... more »
  • Austria kidnap victim book launch draws big crowd

    September 9, 2010 10:07 PM

    VIENNA (AP) - Amid tight security and applause, an Austrian kidnap victim presented a book about her 8 1/2 year ordeal Thursday, saying she wrote it to start a new life. Natascha Kampusch was abducted as a 10-year-old schoolgirl and held in an underground cell in a Vienna suburb until... more »
  • Longtime book editor Larry Ashmead dies at 78

    September 3, 2010 10:14 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Larry Ashmead, a former book editor who worked with Isaac Asimov, Tony Hillerman and other authors, has died at 78, his former employer, former employer, HarperCollins, said Friday. Ashmead died at a hospital in Hudson, N.Y., after a brief illness. Ashmead was a native of Rochester... more »
  • Memories On Hardback

    August 11, 2010 7:04 PM

    One woman's memories are now reaching hundreds in hardback. An Acadiana author is putting nearly a century of life experience into a 350 page book. 92 year old Zoe Sagrera Lynch was born and raised on Cheniere au Tigre. It's a small island in Vermilion Parish. You can only... more »
  • Jindal Making Money On Book Deal

    May 20, 2010 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has started making money from his recent book deal. On his 2009 personal financial disclosure report, Jindal reported income of between $50,000 and $99,999 last year from the contract with Regnery Publishing to write his memoir - tentatively titled "On Solid Ground."... more »
  • LSU Professors Publish Book On Digital Landscape Design

    March 12, 2010 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Brad Cantrell and Wes Michaels, both assistant professors at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, have published a new book about the use of digital media for landscape renderings. Entitled "Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture," the book explores the theory and application of computer visualization... more »

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