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Lafourche Libraries offer a variety of events for all ages throughout July

Lafourche Libraries offer a variety of events for all ages throughout July

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

The Raceland Branch, 177 Recreation Drive, is conducting an “upcycled” sculpture contest for sculpture pieces made from recycled items. Entries are due by Friday, July 25 and will be judged in the following divisions: ages 8 to 12 years old; ages 13 to 16 years; and adults. Winners will be announced at the Raceland Branch Library’s Summer Reading Closing Program at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30. Entries will also be on display for viewing.

Enjoy good company and conversation while making a terra cotta pot wind chime and pinecone birdfeeder at 10:30 a.m. on July 9 at the South Lafourche Public Library, 16241 E. Main Street in Cut Off. To ensure enough supplies for those attending, call the library at 632-7140 to sign up for this free program.

Make something cool with the Max the Makerbot, the Lafourche Parish Public Library’s new 3D printer, from our sample list of 3D creations. You must have a library card and be in good standing to participate. A small usage fee of 10 cents per gram of plastic used will be charged. Call the library branch where you plan to attend to register.

3D printing programs will be held at the South Lafourche Public Library on July 10, 2 p.m., and the Lockport Branch, on July 23, 2 p.m.

The Jack and Jill Players will bring their interactive musical performances to Lafourche Parish in July as part of the Lafourche Parish Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Performances will take place at 10:30 a.m. on July 22 at the South Lafourche Library; at 2 p.m. on July 22 at the Holy Savior School Cafeteria, 201 Church Street, in Lockport; and at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 23 in the auditorium of the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 314 St. Mary Street in Thibodaux. The performances are free and open to the public.

Children of all ages can construct cool structures on the Lafourche Parish Public Library’s new mobile tinker toy tabletop. The tabletop, which will make the rounds of the library system’s smaller branches, will be available for kids at the Golden Meadow Branch, 1403 N. Bayou Drive, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 14. This program is free and open to the public.

Children can pick up a Parents Day takeaway craft and assemble it at home for Mom and Dad from the Larose Branch Library, from July 21 through July 25, while supplies last. This program is free and open to the public.

Novice and avid scrapbookers alike are invited to enjoy scrapbooking afternoons at the Larose Branch Library, from 1 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on July 22 and July 24. The library will provide supplies. These programs are free and open to the public.

Are you a singer, dancer, musician, beat poet or anything else that people might be interested in? Share your family-friendly talent at the Raceland Branch Library’s Open Mic Night at 5 p.m. on July 22. Plan on participating? Call the library at 537-6875 to sign up. This program is free and open to the public.

Learn to download free MP3 music (for keeps) from the Lafourche Parish Public Library using Freegal. Drop by your local library branch at any time in July or check out your library branch’s July calendar for scheduled Freegal demos.