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: 0%.

  61 °

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.
Meeting Room Use Application
Reserve the meeting room for your upcoming club or group meeting. Complete the attached form and fax to 318-369-9225. Rules and guidelines are included on the attached form.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

Fight Fraud Hotline

On the Calendar:  Saturday, 10/17/2015
CIVIL WAR BOOK AUTHOR: One of the most surprising and humiliating defeats in the United States' military history, the Red River Campaign narrowly missed turning the tide of the entire Civil War. This pictorial volume, written in an engaging tone, relays the full story of the conflict. Led by the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Union Army invaded the Southern Red River Valley with 32,000 men. They anticipated little trouble from the Confederates-whom they outnumbered nearly four to one-and even painted names of the towns they planned to conquer on their wagons, such as San Antonio, Houston, and Galveston. The men in blue did not expect a battle until they reached Shreveport, the Confederate capital of Louisiana. On April 8, 1864, the Confederate Patton, Gen. Richard Taylor, launched a devastating attack near Mansfield with 8,800 men. By nightfall, the Yankee soldiers were no longer discussing victories in Houston, Dallas, or even Shreveport-they were running for their lives. Complete with maps, period photographs, and firsthand accounts from soldiers, Richard Taylor and the Red River Campaign of 1864 serves as a definitive resource for historians or anyone seeking knowledge on this daring operation. Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., is the author of more than forty history books, which have received praise from Publishers Weekly and British Army Review. In addition to writing articles for the Journal of Soviet Military Studies, he has appeared on the History Channel, CBS, National Public Radio, and the British Broadcasting Network. Mitcham has lectured at West Point, Air War College, and the General Staff College of the Marine Corps. He also taught geography and military history at Henderson State University, Georgia Southern University, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where the freshman honor society named him professor of the year. Mitcham received his BA in journalism from Northeast Louisiana University and later earned his MS and PhD. He lives in Monroe, Louisiana. Calendar

News provided by CNN
Famed lawyer faces off with Cosby

Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:08:22 GMT
Obama meets with Oregon shooting victims' families

A week after a gunman killed nine people and himself at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, President Barack Obama will meet with survivors and grieving families behind closed doors on Friday.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:52:16 GMT
Paul Ryan considers running for House speaker

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:07:28 GMT
NBA player found not guilty

A New York jury has found Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha not guilty on three misdemeanor charges, his attorney said Friday.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:06:54 GMT
Bigger tank, but no breeding for SeaWorld orcas

The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved SeaWorld's $100 million plan to double the size of its killer whale habitat, despite the pleas of animal activists to release the behemoths into the ocean.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:06:43 GMT
What caused this train to run off the tracks?

The Federal Railroad Administration on Friday blamed a broken rail for a fiery train derailment in West Virginia that burned for days and forced massive evacuations.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:54:38 GMT
Oregon shooting survivor offended by Ben Carson's remarks

An 18-year-old who survived the classroom shooting at Umpqua Community College on Wednesday criticized Ben Carson's comment that the shooting victims could have attacked the gunman.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:52:10 GMT
Eastern Kentucky University cancels classes after threat on bathroom wall

Graffiti on a bathroom wall -- with the message "KILL ALL BY 10/8/15 THIS BU OOP" -- prompted officials at Eastern Kentucky University to shut down the school into next week.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:50:56 GMT
Copyright 2015 Cable News Network LP, LLLP.