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Fall Break Library Hours

October 5–October 7, 2022

Wednesday, October 5 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Event: Book Talk with Dr. Matthey Pettway

Expelling the Devil Within – Join us on October 27, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. as Dr.

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Event: Comics as Literature? Reading Graphic Narrative: A Talk with Dr. Hillary Chute

Join us for a virtual talk with Dr. Hillary Chute on graphic novels and their place in literature.

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This week, we are highlighting two of our collections, the collections of Mary Alice Fontenot.

Born in 1910, she kicked off her best-known series with the publication of her first Clovis Crawfish book in 1961; however, she began her writing career as a journalist in the 1940s, writing features and book reviews for several Louisiana newspapers. In addition, she also hosted a radio show in Crowley and taught kindergarten.

Her collections were donated to us in two parts. The first collection is a collection of scrapbooks containing clippings which document her engagements as a speaker, review her books, and provide biographical information. The second collection is a supplemental collection that was donated after the first collection.

Below are a few pictures of some of the items found in these collections.

Clovis Crawfish - Special Collections

Clovis Crawfish - Special Collections

Clovis Crawfish - Special Collections

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