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Lafourche libraries offer a variety of events throughout August

Lafourche libraries offer a variety of events throughout August

The Lafourche Parish Public Library systems offer a variety of events for every age throughout the month of August. The public is invited and encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities offered through the parish public libraries.

The Lockport Branch Library, 720 Crescent Avenue, is hosting a three-day bookmaking workshop for children ages 8 to 12 at 3 p.m. on August 5, August 6, and August 7. The workshop will provide students an opportunity to explore their heritage, relate it to world cultures and the modern day, and create a folded book featuring a day in the life of a character they create. The workshop is funded by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. Space is limited, so call the library at 532-3158 to sign up.

The Lockport Branch will show documentaries about major hurricanes that hit the area, hurricane survival, and after-effects of storms all day on August 4, August 18, and August 25. These programs are free and open to the public.

Children can have fun, mingle with others, play games, win prizes, and enjoy refreshments at the Golden Meadow Branch Library’s 2nd Annual Back to School Social for children at 4 p.m. on August 6. The library is located at 1403 N. Bayou Drive. This program is free and open to the public.

The South Lafourche Library, 16241 E. Main Street in Galliano, is offering free DIBELS tutoring to students in Kindergarten through fourth grades. Tutoring session will begin at 5 p.m. on August 14. Tutoring sessions are led by a retired Lafourche Parish Public School teacher and will be held most Thursdays at 5 p.m. Tutoring is free, but space is limited so call the library at 632-7140 to sign up your child.

Children can learn about Edvard Munch’s famed painting The Scream and put his or her own spin on it using straws and paint at 4 p.m. on August 14 at the Raceland Branch Library, 177 Recreation Drive. All supplies are provided. This program is free and open to the public.

Converse with others in Cajun French when La Table Francaise meets at the South Lafourche Library at 4 p.m. on August 19.

Senior citizens (those ages 65 and older) will receive a small goody bag and a drink, while supplies last, on August 21 at the Golden Meadow Branch Library, in observance of National Senior Citizens Day.

Local residents can view the documentary Water Like Stone, a film by Zack Godshall and Michael Pasquier, which focuses on the Leeville area, at 2 p.m. on August 23 at the South Lafourche Library. On display will be “On Land/With Water”, an exhibition by LSU’s Coastal Sustainability Studio about the Bayou Lafourche region.

The exhibition was created from information collected from bayou residents during the past few years. The goal of “On Land/With Water”, according to its creators, is “to educate the public about the cultural consequences of environmental transformation in coastal regions.” Refreshments will be served.

The Larose Branch Library’s book club Trading Titles will meet at 10:30 a.m. on August 27 at the library. Anyone is welcome to join in and discuss favorite titles or recommendations for other readers. The program is free and open to the public.

Children can enjoy a Seascape Tea Party at 5 p.m. on August 27 at the Lockport Library. All children are welcome to attend.