Jul 29 Friday
Downtown West Monroe features live music with local food trucks.
Jul 31 Sunday
This internationally touring powerhouse duo will take you on a whirlwind journey through hits of the centuries from Bach to Billy Joel. Spiced with humor and a bit of history their unique show and blend of piano and violin will have you giving a standing ovation by the time the night is done.
The Duo is Lindsay Deutsch (violin) and Jason Stoll (piano). No strangers to the stage as individuals, they have made an impact on the music scene as soloists, touring the world with Yanni, recording tracks for film and television, and as soloists in front of Symphony Orchestra, they make it their mission to impart their love, passion, and joy in music-making to all who hear them, using their artistic ability as a conduit for storytelling.
Aug 04 Thursday
The Downtown Gallery Crawl celebrates the work of talented local artists while enjoying the warmth and charm of locally-owned shops, businesses and eateries in Historic Downtown Monroe and West Monroe.
Aug 09 Tuesday
The discussion is open to the public and will take place at the University of Louisiana Monroe Library in room 458.
The book being discussed is "The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote" by Elaine Weiss.
"Both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for every reader" — Hillary Rodham Clinton
Soon to be a major television event, the nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.
Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have approved the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote; one last state—Tennessee—is needed for women's voting rights to be the law of the land. The suffragists face vicious opposition from politicians, clergy, corporations, and racists who don't want black women voting. And then there are the "Antis"—women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the nation's moral collapse. And in one hot summer, they all converge for a confrontation, replete with booze and blackmail, betrayal and courage. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, The Woman's Hour is the gripping story of how America's women won their own freedom, and the opening campaign in the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.
Sep 01 Thursday
Sep 03 Saturday
Shelley King is royalty in Texas and the first woman to be appointed Official State Musician of Texas by the legislature.
The blues, roots-rock, gospel singer stands out in the crowd as an award-winning songwriter, steeped in Americana music. Born in Arkansas, and raised back and forth between Arkansas and Texas, Shelley has surrounded herself with A-list mentors from Marcia Ball to John Magnie and Delbert McClinton.
Sep 20 Tuesday
The book discussion is open to the public and will take place of the University of Louisiana campus at the library in room 458.
The book being discussed is "Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy" by G. May.
A vivid and fast-paced history, Gary May's Bending toward Justice offers a dramatic account of the birth and precarious life of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. It is an extraordinary story of the intimidation and murder of courageous activists who struggled to ensure that all Americans would be able to exercise their right to vote. May outlines the divisions within the Civil Rights Movement, describes the relationship between President Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr., and captures the congressional politics of the 1960s. Bending toward Justice is especially timely, given that the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County v. Holder in 2013 invalidated a key section of the Voting Rights Act. As May shows, the fight for voting rights is by no means over.
Oct 06 Thursday
Oct 08 Saturday
The 1983 to 1985 West Monroe High School Alumni is hosting a reunion for the Rebels that Rocked the 80s. The reunion will be Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 4 to 10 p.m. at Pepper's Christmas Tree Farm. There will be food, live entertainment, and lots of fun.
Oct 11 Tuesday
The book discussion is open to the public and will take place on the University of Louisiana Monroe campus at the library in room 458.
The book being discussed is "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All" by M. Jones.
“An elegant and expansive history” (New York Times) of African American women’s pursuit of political power—and how it transformed America
In Vanguard, acclaimed historian Martha S. Jones offers a new history of African American women’s political lives in America. She recounts how they defied both racism and sexism to fight for the ballot, and how they wielded political power to secure the equality and dignity of all persons. From the earliest days of the republic to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and beyond, Jones excavates the lives and work of Black women—Maria Stewart, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Fannie Lou Hamer, and more—who were the vanguard of women’s rights, calling on America to realize its best ideals.
Now revised to discuss the election of Vice President Kamala Harris and the vital contributions of Black women in the 2020 elections, Vanguard is essential reading for anyone who cares about the past and future of American democracy.