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Wednesday, April 24, 2019



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Enjoy lots of fun this month at your local libraries

Enjoy lots of fun this month at your local libraries


The Lafourche Parish Public Library is celebrating National Library Week April 8 through April 13. An annual celebration highlights the value of libraries to the communities they serve. Stop by your local branch to check out what it has to offer. While there, ask about the Library Luck Scratch-Off Game. Every scratch-off is an instant winner and can be entered into a drawing for one of three Grand Prizes, donated by the Friends of the Library. Stop by your library branch for details.

All branches of the Lafourche Parish Library will be celebrating Easter in April. Drop by for special story hours, visits with the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunts, and more. All programs are free and open to the public.

Visit the Gheens Library, 153 N. Leon Drive, at 4:30 p.m. on April 12 for a community Easter egg hunt. Bring an Easter basket to participate. Refreshments will be served.

Drop by the Golden Meadow Library, 1403 N. Bayou Drive, for an Easter bunny story hour and, afterwards, an Easter egg hunt on April 17. Story hour begins at 1 p.m., and the Easter egg hunt will follow at 2 p.m.

Visit with the Easter bunny and take part in an egg hunt at 1 p.m. on April 18 at the Larose Library, 305 E. Fifth Street.

Join the Lockport Branch staff members for an Easter egg hunt at the Town of Lockport’s Bayou Side Park at 10:30 a.m. on April 11.

Drop by the Raceland Library, 177 Recreation Drive, for a special Easter story hour with the Easter bunny and an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. on April 16.

Take photos with the Easter bunny from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on April 11 at the South Lafourche Library, 16241 E. Main Street. Bring your Easter basket to take part in an Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. on April 16.

Lafourche Parish Libraries will be hosting Earth Day and Arbor Day programs in April in celebration of the natural world. Stop by for free trees at certain branches (while supplies last) and to learn more about planting, recycling, and more. All programs are free and open to the public.

Use recycled materials to create biodegradable seedling pots at 4:30 p.m. on April 22 at the Gheens Library, in celebration of Earth Day. Get free tree seeds (while supplies last) when you check out a book April 26 in celebration of Arbor Day.

Children of all ages can decorate papier mache globes at 4 p.m. on April 22 at the Golden Meadow Branch, in celebration of Earth Day. Registration is required to attend, so sign up early.

Get a free live oak tree, while supplies last, from April 15 through April 18 at the Larose Branch, thanks to the NRCS Plant Materials Center in Golden Meadow.

Celebrate Arbor Day with a planting demo and tips for growing a great garden at 11 a.m. on April 22 at the Lockport Branch. Participants will also pot a plant or complete a garden project to take home. Registration is required to attend, so sign up early.

Stuck on ideas to celebrate Earth Day or Arbor Day? How about taking home a (grass) haired little friend? Stop by the Raceland Branch Library, for this family-friendly activity at 4 p.m. on April 26.

Get a free Louisiana tree to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day (while supplies last) from April 22 to April 26 at the South Lafourche Branch, thanks to the NRCS Plant Materials Center.

Have fun with the Parish Library’s new drones when they come to a branch near you. Check out the drone programs in April at the Larose Library, April 9, 4 p.m. and South Lafourche Library, April 17, 1 p.m.

Learn to sew at the Lockport Library. Learn sewing basics and sewing machine care at 1 p.m. on April 1.

Adults of all skill levels are welcome at a line dancing session at the Larose Library, at 1 p.m. on April 3. This program is free and open to the public.

Show your creative artistic and storytelling skills by making a bird-themed comic strip for “Draw a Bird” Day throughout the day on April 8 at the Golden Meadow Library.

Families are invited to attend free art workshops hosted by local artist Azalea Rivet at 4 p.m. on April 10 and April 24 at the Raceland Library.

The National Park Service and Lafourche Parish Public Library are teaming up to collect stories about life along Bayou Lafourche. Those interested in training as volunteer interviewers to help preserve local history can attend a special workshop to be held at the South Lafourche Branch in April. The South Lafourche workshop will be held at 4:30 p.m. on April 16.

Children ages 5 to 15 can explore the myths and legends of Louisiana retold using art and science at the Raceland Library, Create art boards using modern methods like LEDs and paper circuits as you test your tall-tale telling prowess at 4 p.m. on April 16 and April 30. Registration is required to attend, so sign up early.

Adults wanting to better their English language skills can attend free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at 11 a.m. on April 10, April 17, and April 24 at the Lockport Library.

Enjoy an arts and crafts demo with local author Alexis Braud and a reading of her latest book, Gumbo: A Magical Bayou Tale, at 4 p.m. on April 29 at the Raceland Library.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week with a daily pairing of a beloved book and a tasty snack at 4 p.m. on April 29 and April 30 at the South Lafourche Branch.

People of all ages are invited to dress as their favorite book character in celebration of Children’s Book Week at 4:30 p.m. on April 30 at the Gheens Library. Awards will be given for best costume.