Whether you're a native of the Bayou State or a newcomer, enjoy some history with local flavor. Topics include utterly strange stories, leprosy, the Civil War, politics, life in Gonzales and along the Lower Mississippi River, and more. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Read the extraordinary stories from survivors who share their experiences and their recovery, and explore historical kidnapping cases in these true crime page-turners. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Read about historic storms and the impact of hurricanes on the lives of people who live through them. Fiction and nonfiction titles curated by Jessica Schiefelbein.
Grab your sword and hop aboard for a mix of fiction and nonfiction pirate-themed reads. Curated by Willie Nettles.
Dive into an Ocean of Possibilities this summer at APL! Sign up today for our summer reading program and bookmark all the programs we've planned. But first, check out these ocean-themed books! Curated by Ashley Lee.
Dive into summer with new fiction and nonfiction books from the library. Curated by Carrie Goodall
The Earth is in danger, and the only way it can heal is if we change the harmful aspects of our way of life. No matter your age, you can always learn how you can help. Earth will thank you. Curated by Tabor Millien.
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2022, check out these books about conservation for kids and tweens. Curated by Bonita Bignar.
We are all complex individuals with a wide range of personalities, interests, anxieties, and fears. The way we react and cope is unique to each of us. These researchers share their findings about numerous ways we can understand ourselves and connect better with those around us. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Five hundred year old legends, culinary tours, and the pit stops of American political murder. Go on these journeys and more through this selection of travel memoirs. Curated by Jessica Schiefelbein.