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Celebrate Veterans Day at your library

Celebrate Veterans Day at your library

Each year, Lafourche Parish Public Library branches observe Veterans Day in their own ways.

Many library branches will offer local veterans and their families an opportunity to come together and enjoy refreshments and each other’s company. Some offer activities for children designed to help them understand the contributions of local veterans.

Many of these activities are made possible by the library branch’s Friends of the Library group.

Several Lafourche library branches also honor local veterans by creating annual photo displays which remain up throughout November. Many of these displays include photos of veterans from as far back as World War I, and in some cases, the Civil War.

Have a photo of a local veteran you’d like to see included in future displays? Drop them by your local library.

Check out these programs honoring veterans. All are free and are open to the public.


Local veterans and their families are invited to enjoy coffee and donuts at an early Veterans Day social at 2 p.m. on November 5 at the Raceland Branch Library, 177 Recreation Drive.

The Lockport Branch Library, 720 Crescent Avenue, is hosting its annual Veterans Day social to honor local veterans at 4 p.m. on November 10. Enjoy refreshments, good company, and a chance to thank local veterans for their service.

Local veterans can enjoy donuts and receive a goody bag throughout the day on November 11, while supplies last, at the Golden Meadow Branch Library, 1403 N. Bayou Drive.

The South Lafourche Branch Library, 16241 E. Main Street, Cut Off, will provide enjoy coffee and pastries for veterans to enjoy throughout the day on November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

The Larose Branch Library, 305 E. Fifth Street, will host an open house to honor local veterans from 11 a.m. to 12:30p.m. on November 11.

Your library branch is also a good place to meet local authors whose books you’ve enjoyed or whose books you’ve yet to discover.

In November, the library system has several authors stopping by.

Author Jessica Tastet will take part in a book signing at 1 p.m. on November 7 at the Lockport Branch Library. She’s the author of Muddy Grave, Muddy Bayou, and Cara the Pirate: Mermaid Cove. Copies of her books will be available for purchase.

Patricia Powell, author of Dulac, dat Cajun Cat, will visit the Choctaw Branch Library, 1887 Choctaw Road, at 5 p.m. on November 10 and the Larose Branch Library, at 11 a.m. on November 19 to present Night Before Wishkas and Christmas wishes.

All author events are free and open to the public.

Katina Gaudet is the librarian at the South Lafourche Branch Library. She can be reached at 632-7140 or kgaudet@lafourche.org