The Livingston Parish Library System would like to thank all of you for coming out and making the third-annual Livingston Parish Book Festival one of the best! Be sure to check our social media pages and website over the coming days and weeks for Book Festival photos, videos, and a wrap-up article. Thank you for your continued support of the library, literacy, and Livingston Parish!

David Armand

David Armand was born and raised in Louisiana. He has worked as a drywall hanger, a draftsman, and as a press operator in a flag printing factory. He now teaches at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also serves as associate editor for Louisiana Literature Press. In 2010, he won the George Garrett Fiction Prize for his first novel, The Pugilist's Wife, which was published by Texas Review Press. David lives with his wife and two children and is working on his sixth book, The Lord's Acre. Join him for his presentation: Publishing in Multiple Genres and the Five Ps of Publication (and post-publication) Success.

Local Authors

Local Authors will have stations set up throughout the festival indoors with tables displaying their works. Merchandise will be available for sale and signings done by request.

Oneal Isaac

Oneal Isaac has worked in community theaters and in professional area theaters, including, Playmakers and Swine Palace. In the spring of 2002, storyteller Oneal A. Isaac was honored with a Special Humanities Award by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. The award recognizes Louisiana residents for exceptional work on public humanities events. He also can be heard narrating two documentaries for five time EMMY Award winner Bill Rodman in Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and Making a Way.

Regg Sanders

Regg Sanders presents the Regg Sanders Jazz Trio/Combo. Performing the very best in old jazz standards as well as Latin jazz, this musical repertoire travels through time from the early 1920s to the 1950s. The resonating sound of the saxophone will place you in an era that has gone but is not yet forgotten. As a performing artist from southeast Louisiana Regg Sanders Jazz Trio will entertain you, New Orleans style.

The Kentucky Sisters

The Kentucky Sisters hail from Kentucky St. in New Orleans' 9th ward, this ukulele duo is the brainchild of Launa Reed and Jo Morris. Combining their mutual love of tight harmonies and a vintage sound, The Kentucky Sisters melt hearts with their sweet renditions of old songs.

Chris Shipp

Chriss Shipp performs acoustic guitar and sings the sounds of the 60s & 70s. Enjoy your favorites from Buffalo Springfield, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Diamond and more. Debuting the new song “Friday Night.”

The Dewey Decibels

Due to inclement weather and time constraints the Dewey Decibels performance has been cancelled.

The Dewey Decibels are Livingston Parish Library's very own band comprised entirely of library staff. Formed in 2013, they perform during library programming, summer reading events, and annually at the Livingston Parish Book Festival.

*Due to inclement weather some activities have been cancelled or relocated. All activities will be held indoors.

Maker Tent

Check out our Maker Tent where local creators will share technology and handcrafts. Enjoy hands-on experience with leatherworking, papier-mache, screen printing, button making, Makey Makey, and more. Bring your own blank t-shirt, tote bag, or other item to get it screen printed with an "I Love My Livingston Parish Library" graphic.

Author Alley

Stop by our authors alley and visit with local authors of all genres. You'll get the chance to browse and purchase some of the latest literature to come out of Livingston Parish and southeast Louisiana. Nearby, Cavalier House Books will have many new and popular titles for sale.

3D Printing

In 2013, Livingston Parish Library added 3D printing to its collection of advanced technology services, becoming the first public library in Louisiana to do so. The library's MakerBot Replicator 2 debuted on October 19 at the Main Branch. Since then, it has been available for use to all library patrons at the Main Branch. You'll be able to watch it print 3D objects throughout the day.

Painting and Henna Body Art

Kids can grab a seat at our face painting table for bright, fun designs, and teens can try out traditional body art made with henna dye. (Teens will need written permission from a parent or guardian before getting a henna tattoo.)

Oculus Rift

Representatives from the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center will be set up in the Study Room as they allow you to enjoy the latest in exciting virtual reality technology.

Video Games

Match your mettle against other players by playing computer games in our Computer Lab or competing on one of the newest gaming consoles in our Study Room.

FOLLS Jambalaya and Book Sale

Support the Friends of the Livingston Library System by purchasing a jambalaya plate, a used book, or both!