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Exhibits at the Library

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Current or Upcoming Exhibits

Baton Rouge Giving Quilt DisplayBaton Rouge Giving Quilt Display 

  • When: March 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019
  • Where: Central Library (corner of W. Claude St. and Ernest St. in Lake Charles, LA)
  • What: More information

Past Exhibits
Did you miss any exhibits that were displayed at the library? Here's your chance to browse through past, current and future exhibits. 
Purchased Lives

Purchased Lives

  • This exhibit explores the slave trade out of New Orleans and down the Mississippi River and the consequences of purchasing these people and breaking up their families.
  • This is an exhibit open to the public, and is on loan to the Central Library from January 18, 2018 through February 27, 2018.
Tablet to Tablet
Les Cenelles
Indonesian Puppets

Indonesian Puppets Exhibit central library nov. 20 to dec 31st corner of ernest st./W. Claude St Lake Charles

  • "Beautiful hand-carved wooden rod puppets from Indonesia were on display at Central Library in 2015. The puppets, along with original silk screen fabric, are part of a collection were on loan from one of the Library's patrons. Known as wayang golek, those wooden doll puppets are operated from below by rods connected to the hands and a central control rod that runs through the body to the head and are most commonly associated with the Sundanese culture of West Java."
Lincoln: The Constitution and Civil War

Lincoln The Constitution and the Civil War

  • Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War exhibit (Jan. 21-Mar. 6, 2015)