Magale Fest was amazing! Thanks to all who joined us as visitors and participants!

See you next year!

View photos from Magale Fest!


Magale Fest was held March 9.

Celebrate libraries and learning in a festive atmosphere featuring live music at the Shell, readings at the Library, food and beverages from great local food trucks, and carnival-style games and activities on the Quad!

What's happening at Magale Fest?

  • Beginning at 3, enjoy food from some great local vendors, including Cajun Asian and Taqueria el Eden
  • From 3 PM on, beer and wine sales (for those 21 and older) will be provided by Shreveport's Thrifty Liquor
  • From 3 PM on, come make communal art with local artist Jessie Bonnevier on Magale's first floor
  • Starting at 3:30 PM, join Centenary education students for Storytime inside Magale Library 
    • Readings will include a variety of multicultural children's picture books and selections from Dr. Suess, Shell Silverstein,  Ezra Jack Keats, Tommy dePaola, Laura Jorge Numeroff, and other well-known children's literature authors. 
  • Live Music from Centenary alumna A.J. Haynes and other talented guests in Centenary's iconic Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre (also known as The Shell)
    • 3 PM Chris Masterson Group
    • 3:40 Josh Hollis
    • 4:15 Sarah Quintana
    • 4:55 A.J.Haynes
  • Starting at 3 and going until we drop, Magale Fest features two pavilions on Centenary's beautiful Quad, featuring:
    • A screech owl and a hognose snake, courtesy of the Walter B Jacobs nature park!
    • Football toss with Frost School of Business
    • Cornhole with the Library
    • Facepainting with Outreach
    • Snacks with Northside Hall Council
    • Big Wordle with English Department
    • History of Magale Library from the Archives
    • Dogdays trivia with Dr. Grove 
    • Tattoos from ZTA
    • Horseshoes!
    • Throughout the day in Magale's front gallery, see DNA-inspired student art installation from the Biology program
    • 10 totebags featuring fab prizes will be raffled off to lucky guests throughout the event!

This is a free and open-to-the-community event! Join us! It'll be awesome!

Questions? Interested in joining as a participant? Reach out to Patrick Morgan at 318-869-5171 or at


A.J. Haynes

Musician, Alumna (2010), Attaway Scholar

Sarah Quintana

A fierce guitarist with an angelic voice— Nola singer songwriter Sarah Quintana weaves the rich influences of cajun, jazz and folk music into her music. Quintana is looking back on a decade of music--collaborations with Louisiana-based artists like Michael Doucet, Leyla McCalla, The New Orleans Moonshiners and looking forward to releasing her next, full-length solo-album in 2024.
Contact Info

Patrick Morgan

Magale Library Director

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