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Lafourche Parish Libraries announce August events

Lafourche Parish Libraries announce August events

The Lockport Branch Library, 720 Crescent Avenue, is asking for help in creating a video that features recreations of historic scenes and helps to tell the story of Lockport. Funded by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, this project will run for approximately four weeks, with sessions occurring twice weekly. The library is looking for help in all aspects of the video’s production. The first session will take place at 4 p.m. on August 2. For more information or to sign up to help, call the library at (985) 532-3158.

All members of the family are invited to beginner’s yoga at the Raceland Branch Library, 177 Recreation Drive, at 4 p.m. on August 3, August 17, and August 31. This program is free and open to the public.

Children and teens are invited to mingle, play games for a chance to win prizes, and enjoy refreshments at the Golden Meadow Branch Library’s fourth annual Back to School social at 4 p.m. on August 4. The library is located at 1403 N. Bayou Drive.

Representatives of Lady of the Sea General Hospital’s Learning Center will visit the Golden Meadow Branch Library, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on August 4 to perform wellness checks for library visitors. This program is free and open to the public.

The Lockport Branch Library, is hosting kid-sized “Olympic” games at 2 p.m. on August 6 to celebrate the start of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The competition is open to children ages 5 to 12. To register your child, visit the library or call (985) 532-3158.

Children and teens ages 8 and up can build their own musical instruments and then jam with them at the Lockport Library’s new CreatorSpace workshops. On August 10, build your instrument beginning at 4 p.m.; on August 24 at 4 p.m., refine it and then play along. Space is limited, so call the library, at (985) 532-3158 or stop by to register.

Bring the family out for fun and fitness through music and skits at 4 p.m. on August 12 and August 26 at the Raceland Library. This program is open to people of all ages.

Level up by playing video games to make video games at the Lockport Library’s Emagination Mechanics workshops at 2 p.m. on August 13 and August 27. Try your hand at Gamestar Mechanics, Scratch, and others. Exceptional games will be considered for entry in the 2017 National STEM Video Game Challenge. To register, call the library or stop by.

Children ages 5 to 12 can learn to make tasty after-school snacks at the Lockport Library’s new monthly workshop After School Munch Bunch. During the library’s first workshop at 4 p.m. on August 15, make cookie ice cream sandwiches.

All senior citizens (ages 65 and over) will receive a small goody bag, while supplies last, at the Golden Meadow Library, on August 22 in celebration of Senior Citizens Appreciation Day.

The Lockport Branch is hosting a light luncheon and social hour for area seniors at 11:30 a.m. on August 22 in celebration of Senior Citizens Appreciation Day. Space is limited, so call the library or stop by to register.

Area senior citizens can socialize and enjoy coffee and donuts, while supplies last, while learning to make paper flowers at 2 p.m. on August 22 at the South Lafourche Library’s Senior Veillee in celebration of Senior Citizens Appreciation Day. The library is located at 16241 E. Main Street in Cut Off.

Transform candy into candy sushi at 4 p.m. on August 24 at the South Lafourche Library. This program is open to people of all ages, but registration is required. Sign up at the library.

Children and teens can try their hand at Super Smash Bros. at the South Lafourche Branch for a chance to win a $25 gift card, thanks to the Friends of the Library organization. The tournament will take place at 10 a.m. on August 27. To participate, sign up at the library.