Home Reference Hot Titles Databases News & Weather Calendar Directory About Us Event Photos
Search our Catalog:  

Weekend:  Chance of Precipitation: Fri: 0% / Sat: 0% / Sun: 30%.

  75 °

Doppler Radar |  Pollen Count |  Video Forecasts |  Weekend Weather Forecast |  10-Day Forecast

Find us Online!!
We are back to school with lots of great tools for students. Databases that prep for the ACT? Programs that teach foreign languages? Tutoring services online for homework help? PLUS---We are OPEN late each Tuesday until 8:00! Come find us at Facebook and stay up to date on upcoming events!
The Beacon Bulletin
Click here for this month's Beacon Bulletin newsletter. Click Here
Library LATE Hours
Beginning in September 2012, the library will offer late hours for the school year on Tuesdays. Free homework help will be provided through www.homeworkla.org. The Tuesday Library Hours will be 5:00-8:00!
Become a Fan on Facebook
Become a fan of the Union Parish Library on Facebook and get daily status updates on activities.
Friends of the Union Public Library
Are you interested in becoming a "Friends of the Library" member? If you would like to learn more, review the Friends fact sheet. Click Here If you are interested in joining, click below for a membership application. Click Here
Internet Use Policy
Please preview the Internet Use Policy. Computer users that do not follow guidelines in policy will be restricted from computer use. Click Here
Retire in Union Parish
Welcome to the Union Parish Library, serving Union Parish since 1956. We strive to be your CommUNITY Connection: lighting the way for patrons to find recreation, culture, education, and information!
U.S. News
News provided by Yahoo
Kansas Jewish center shooting suspect asks court for delay

Frazier Glenn Cross appears in court on murder charges in Olathe, KansasBy Kevin Murphy and Carey Gillam OLATHE, Kansas (Reuters) - The white supremacist charged with killing three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City on Passover Sunday appeared in a Kansas courtroom on Thursday and was granted a month-long delay in the proceedings against him. Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 73, also known as Glenn Miller, was wearing an orange jumpsuit, with hands and feet shackled. Johnson County District Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan agreed to a request by Cross's attorney to set the next hearing for May 29, when scheduling details for a trial will be discussed. Authorities have said he could face the death penalty in the April 13 shooting death of 14-year-old Reat Underwood, and his grandfather William Corporon, 69, outside a Jewish community center in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:52:42 -0400
U.S. proposal would ban e-cigarette sales to minors, allow advertising

Electronic cigarettes are pictured on display at The Vapor Spot vapor bar in Los AngelesBy Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed rules on Thursday that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18, but would not restrict flavored products, online sales or advertising, which public health advocates say attract children. Bonnie Herzog, an analyst at Wells Fargo, said the proposal is "positive for industry." But public health advocates lamented the fact that the proposal does not take aim at e-cigarette advertising or sweetly-flavored products, which they say risk introducing a new generation of young people to conventional cigarettes when little is known about the long-term health impact of the electronic devices. "It's very disappointing because they don't do anything to rein in the wild-west marketing that is targeting kids," said Stanton Glantz, a professor at the Center of Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said at a briefing on Wednesday that the proposal represented the first "foundational" step toward broader restrictions if scientific evidence shows they are needed to protect public health.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:32:45 -0400
Father thanks God for stowaway son's survival on Hawaii flight

A 16-year-old boy is carried on a stretcher in MauiA Somali immigrant whose 15-year-old son survived a flight from California to Hawaii stowed away amid freezing temperatures and low oxygen levels in the wheel well of a jet said in a radio interview that he thanks God his son is alive. The 15-year-old boy from the San Francisco Bay area city of Santa Clara, who ran away from home and sneaked into Mineta San Jose International Airport to creep into a Boeing 767 that took off on Sunday, is one of a fraction of stowaways to walk away alive from such a treacherous trip. "When I watched the analysis about the extraordinary and dangerous trip of my son on local TVs and that Allah had saved him, I thanked God and I was very happy," Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi, the father, told Voice of America's Somali service in an interview on Wednesday. Authorities have not released the boy's name, but his father identified him to Voice of America as Yahya Abdi.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:22:51 -0400
After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

This photo combo of images provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett, left, and Charles Warner. Lockett and Warner, two death-row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them, have placed Oklahomas two highest courts at odds and prompted aggravated members of the Legislature to call for the impeachment of Oklahoma Supreme Court justices. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says two death row inmates at the center of the state's legal flap will both be executed Tuesday, the state's first double execution since 1937.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:33:13 -0400
Florida school stops serving soda before tests

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) A central Florida elementary school has stopped a long-standing practice of serving students Mountain Dew before standardized tests.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:28:06 -0400
Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town

This image provided by Rachel Anderson shows officials at the site of an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Opal, Wyo. Officials said there are no reports of injuries and the residents of Opal have been evacuated to an area about 3 miles outside the town as a precaution. Opal has about 95 residents and is about 100 miles northeast of Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rachel Anderson)OPAL, Wyo. (AP) Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:27:14 -0400
2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

Sriracha hot sauce founder David Tran, at podium, left, addresses a city council meeting in Irwindale, Calif., Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The city of Irwindale is suing the maker of Sriracha hot sauce and last week the Los Angeles suburb tentatively voted to declare the bottling plant a public nuisance. Irwindale City Attorney Fred Galante says relocating seems extreme and the city only wants to see the smell issue addressed. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:25:37 -0400
Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2013 file photo, a horse-drawn carriage stands in front of the Peace Palace, seat of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands that was used for dozens of U.S. nuclear tests after World War II is taking on the United States and the worlds eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of 'flagrant violations' of international law. The suit was filed on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the ICJ. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)NEW YORK (AP) The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:15:18 -0400
US to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:08:46 -0400
10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

10ThingsToSee - Hotel security officers guard at an entrance door of a hotel room set aside for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in Beijing, China Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:05:15 -0400
Copyright (c) 2014 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved