Ouachita Parish Public Library, Main Branch
1800 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe
The 41st annual Pumpkin Bash: A Children's Book Festival is back from 10 a .m. - 2 p.m. October 19 at the Ouachita Parish Public Library's Main Branch. Children can mix and mingle with authors, play games, munch on snacks, compete in a costume contest, and even win a free book (while supplies last).
Featured author Mary Manhein will be discussing and selling her new children's book, Claire Carter, Bone Detective: The Mystery of the Bones in the Drainpipe. This is Manhein's first children's book. Ouachita Parish residents may be familiar with Manhein's adult titles, as the library selected Bone Remains: Cases in Forensic Anthropology for the 2014 River Reads: One Book, One Ouachita title. Manhein is a forensic anthropologist and the former director of the LSU FACES Laboratory.
Like all Ouachita Parish Public Library programs, this community event is free to the public to attend. For questions regarding Pumpkin Bash, please call 318.327.1490.