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Lafourche libraries to offer numerous January events

Lafourche libraries to offer numerous January events

Volunteer tax preparers with the organization 4U are offering free basic tax preparation for residents making $58,000 or less through the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program during tax season.

The service will be offered, by appointment, at the Lockport Branch, 720 Crescent Avenue; Raceland Branch, 177 Recreation Drive; and Larose Branch, 305 E. Fifth Street, on select days.

To make an appointment, call the library branch you’d like to visit. The service will also be available at the South Lafourche Branch, 16241 E. Main Street in Cut Off, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. At the South Lafourche branch, tax filers will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. This service will begin on Tuesday, January 21.

Learn how to be a child advocate at the South Lafourche Public Library. Learn more about CASA of Lafourche, child advocates, and how to get involved when a CASA representative visits the South Lafourche Public Library, 16241 E. Main Street in Cut Off, at 2 p.m. on January 8.

Children ages 11 to 17 can learn to draw their own comics at the Lockport Branch Library’s Comics Drawing Lab at 4 p.m. on January 9. All supplies will be provided. The library is located at 720 Crescent Avenue.

Enjoy cool kids' science experiments at the Golden Meadow Branch Library. Children and teens ages 5 to 17 can learn about static electricity in a fun way in celebration of Static Electricity Day at 4 p.m. on January 9 at the Golden Meadow Branch Library, 1403 N. Bayou Drive. 

Learn to download free eBooks at 10 a.m. on January 10 at the Raceland Branch Library, 177 Recreation Drive. This class is free and open to the public.

Learn to shoot your own video and create the South Lafourche Public Library’s 2014 entry for the Louisiana Teen Video Challenge. Each year, the contest challenges teens to create a video promoting their local library. Statewide winners are eligible to receive cash prizes and represent Louisiana nationally. Last year, teens from the South Lafourche Public Library won the statewide contest. To participate, stop by the library, 16241 E. Main Street in Cut Off, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, and Saturday, January 25.

People of all ages are invited to craft or display an invention of their own making at the Lockport Branch Library’s Young Inventors Day at 4 p.m. on January 16. Examples and materials will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own. To sign up, visit the library or call the library at 532-3158. This program is free and open to the public.

Join others for good company and conversation in Cajun French when La Table Francaise meets at 4 p.m. on January 21 at the South Lafourche Public Library, 16241 E. Main Street in Cut Off. This program is also free and open to the public.

Discuss your favorite books and drop by for the Larose Branch Library’s monthly book discussion group, Trading Titles, at 10:30 a.m. on January 22. The library is located at 305 E. Fifth Street.

Show your support for anti-bullying at the Lockport Branch Library’s Anti-Bullying Rally. Promote anti-bullying by making protest buttons and more at the Rally at 4 p.m. on January 22.

Learn more about the upcoming Louisiana Teen Video Challenge and how you can participate at 4 p.m. on January 29 at the Lockport Branch Library. Each year, the contest challenges teens to create a video promoting their local library. Statewide winners are eligible to receive cash prizes and represent Louisiana nationally. For more information, call the library at 532-3158.