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Lafourche Libraries list upcoming January events

Lafourche Libraries list upcoming January events


Are you ready for another entertaining, informative, hands-on animal experience this holiday season? Schoolhouse Safari is back with another exotic animal encounter designed to engage and educate people of all ages about the inhabitants of our animal world.

Check them out at the Lockport Library, 720 Crescent Avenue: January 2, 1 p.m.; and the South Lafourche Library, 16241 E. Main Street, Cut Off: January 2, 4 p.m.

All Lafourche Parish Library branches will pay tribute to the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January. Check out these programs inspired by Dr. King’s vision and work.

Gheens Library: Children and teens ages 8 to 16 can celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life by creating a mixed media project promoting peace at 3:30 p.m. on January 16 located at 153 N. Leon Drive.

Golden Meadow Library: Create a dove windsock inspired by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at 4:30 p.m. on January 16 located at 1403 N. Bayou Drive.

Larose Library: In honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., children and teens can create a freedom dove at 4:15 p.m. on January 8 located at 305 E. Fifth Street.

Lockport Library: Children ages 4 to 12 can create a handprint craft to celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work at 4:30 p.m. on January 16.

Raceland Library: Teens can learn more about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a word search at 4 p.m. on January 16 located at 177 Recreation Drive and find the words to their dream. Children can color their own dream to follow at 4 p.m. on January 17.

South Lafourche Library: Children ages 4 to 12 can create and decorate a wreath of dreams in celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 4:30 p.m. on January 16. Registration is required to attend, so sign up early to reserve your spot.

An escape room experience is back at the Golden Meadow Library. Should you accept the challenge, you must discover clues, solve puzzles, and complete tasks to find Melvin the elf and help to rescue Santa. Bring friends to form a team, or join a team at the library at 2 p.m. on January 3. Registration is required to attend, so sign up early to reserve your spot.

Want to make healthier eating decisions? Join the staff from Lady of the Sea General Hospital’s Learning Center at 1 p.m. on January 6 at the South Lafourche Branch Library, to learn more about healthier eating options.

Many library branches offer exercise programs for community members. Meet up with other goal-oriented people, make new friends, and move closer to hitting those new (or existing) fitness goals for a healthier you at these locations.

Need a workout partner? Gheens Gets Movin’ occurs at 10 a.m. most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Library. Stop by to take part in this beginner’s exercise activity.

Kick up your heels and have a ball. Learn new line dances or practice old favorites at 1 p.m. on January 8 and January 22 at the Larose library. Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. If yoga is your thing, or you’d like to learn, join library staff for yoga intended to exercise joints and maintain mobility at 2 p.m. on Mondays and 3 p.m. on Fridays.

Lockport Library: Adults can get fit at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by exercising with others to low-impact videos.

Raceland Library: Groove to some music and shed some pounds at 10:15 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday with the Cardio Crew.

South Lafourche Library: Relax with yoga at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Learn new lines dances or practice old favorites at 2 p.m. on Thursdays.

Looking for a new hobby? Celebrate National Hobby Month in January at the library, where you can learn new skills and take part in a variety of activities to make for some enjoyable downtime.

Gheens Library: Adults can celebrate National Hobby Month by sharing and learning tips for photographic tricks of the trade with the Cajun Snappers at 11 a.m. on January 8. Cajun Snappers is a group of photographers that meets at the library to share photos and discuss all facets of photography. New members are welcome. Children ages 8 to 16 can celebrate National Hobby Month by crafting a washer necklace during a special jewelry-making experience at 3:30 p.m. on January 23.

Golden Meadow Library: Adults can use the library’s Cricut to create a framed decoration for home at 1 p.m. on January 14. Registration is required to attend, so sign up early to reserve your spot.

Larose Library: Children and teens can learn to make homemade paper and create a memory book during a four-week program thanks to a grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. This program will take place twice daily at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on January 9, January 16, January 23, and January 30. Teens and adults can scrapbook throughout the day from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on January 14 and January 28. Work on your own layouts. Some supplies will be provided.

Lockport Library: Adults can learn sewing basics and sewing machine care at 11 a.m. on January 7. Registration is required to attend, so sign up early to reserve your spot. Learn to cross stitch, also, at 11 a.m. on January 14 and January 28. This program also requires registration, so sign up early. Amateur photographers of all ages are invited to take part in the library’s annual Amateur Photography Contest. Stop by to pick up your entry form and start snapping those photos. The deadline for submissions is January 30.

Raceland Library: Adults can learn to use the library’s Cricut at 4 p.m. on January 8, to make beautiful crafts each month.

South Lafourche Library: Learn origami folding at 4 p.m. on January 7. This activity is designed for people of all ages.