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Lafourche Libraries to host a variety of January events

Lafourche Libraries to host a variety of January events

The Lafourche Parish Public Library is offering its Fine Forgiveness / Fine Free program in January. The library will forgive charges in any amount for overdue, damaged, or lost items (except laptop fines) in exchange for varying amounts of nonperishable food or pet supplies (pet food, litter, etc.).

Any person who owes money to the library (for anything except laptop fines) can bring in items according to a suggested donation schedule to clear their library record and once again enjoy library services.

Donated items will benefit local community organizations such as food banks and animal rescue organizations. The library will also forgive fines for any overdue items (except laptops) returned in good condition in January.

For more information, visit your local library branch.

Learn to line dance or hone your skills at the South Lafourche Public Library’s line dancing program at 2 p.m. on January 8, 16241 E. Main Street in Cut Off.

Make a New Year’s dragon at the Raceland Branch. Children of all ages can create their own Chinese New Year’s dragon during a craft at 4 p.m. on January 8 at the Raceland Branch Library, 177 Recreation Drive.

Celebrate the King’s birthday at the Lockport Branch Library, 720 Crescent Avenue. Enjoy popcorn, a drink, and a snack while watching Elvis Presley’s movie King Creole at 5 p.m. on January 8, Elvis’ eightieth birthday. Dress up like Elvis and win a prize.

Local author Belinda Cheramie will sign copies of her new book Line of Sight at 11 a.m. on January 10 at the South Lafourche Public Library. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.

Get a free book at Storytime at the Golden Meadow Branch Library. Children can get a free copy of a book read at Storytime (one per household, while supplies last) at the Golden Meadow Branch Library’s Storytime Book Club at 4 p.m. on January 14 and 5 p.m. on January 20. Registration is required to receive a free book, so sign up at the library, 1403 N. Bayou Drive.

Lockport Branch Library will host Kid Inventors Day. Children of all ages can invent small machines by following simple directions at the Lockport Branch Library’s Kid Inventors Day at 2 p.m. on January 17 at the library. Call the library at 532-3158 for more information.

Enjoy a Royal Tea Party at the Lockport Branch Library. Children can enjoy song, dance, and light refreshments as they are transported to a Royal Tea Party at 5 p.m. on January 21.

The Lockport and South Lafourche library branches offer monthly Lego Robotics sessions during which children and teens ages 8 to 18 years can build and program machines. Space is limited, so registration is required to attend. Call the library branch where you’d like to attend to register.