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Lafourche Parish Library announce July events

Lafourche Parish Library announce July events

Children of all ages and their families can take part in a meet and greet with beloved children’s book character Pete the Cat at each of the Lafourche Parish Public Library branches in July.

Enjoy Pete the Cat stories, photo ops, and more when Pete visits the following libraries:

- Raceland Branch, 177 Recreation Drive: July 3, 1:30 p.m.

- Gheens Branch, 153 N. Leon Drive: July 3, 4 p.m.

- Golden Meadow Branch, 1403 N. Bayou Drive: July 5, 10:30 a.m.

- Larose Branch, 305 E. Fifth Street: July 5, 1:30 p.m.

- Lockport Branch, 720 Crescent Avenue: July 5, 4 p.m.

- South Lafourche Branch, 16241 E. Main Street, Cut Off: July 6, 10:30 a.m.

A master yo-yo artist and juggler, Matthew Noel, also known as the Magic Yo-Yo, infuses his stage shows for children of all ages with comedy, magic, and loads of skill. Be amazed when he visits the Lafourche Parish Public Library’s two main branches in July. Don’t miss the performances at the South Lafourche Branch, July 9, 10:30 a.m. and the Lockport Branch, July 10, 10:30 a.m.

Learn about free legal services in July. Representatives of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services will visit the Gheens Branch, on July 13 to provide information about free civil legal services available to residents. Southeast Louisiana Legal Services serves low-income residents in 22 parishes and has six offices, including one in Houma.

Adults wanting to better their English language skills can attend free English as a Second Language classes at the South Lafourche Library. These classes are taught by a retired educator who is fluent in English and Spanish. These classes are thanks to the American Dream Literacy Initiative, a grant offering of the American Library Association and made possible by funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays in July.

Children and teens can enjoy mystery STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) activities and snowballs at 2 p.m. on July 6 and July 13 at the South Lafourche Branch.

Children and teens ages 8 to 16 can celebrate Cajun culture and music by creating their own washboard instruments to play while listening to Cajun music at 3 p.m. on July 12.

Children can make their own Cajun moss doll at the larose Library at 10:30 a.m. on July 12.

Enjoy a picnic at the Golden Meadow Branch and Celebrate National Picnic Month at 2 p.m. on July 18. Enjoy stories and light refreshments, while supplies last.

Raceland library seeks tag football fans. Drop by, for some fun with a game of tag football or to cheer on players as they square off at 3 p.m. on July 27.

Enjoy a class picnic fare such as hot dogs, nachos, chips, and more, while supplies last, at 2 p.m. on July 28 when the Lockport Branch hosts a picnic and movie afternoon, showing Paramount’s Grease. Come dressed as your favorite character, take part in sing-a-longs, and more.

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with potions class at the Lockport Branch. It’s Harry Potter’s birthday. Celebrate the Boy Who Lived by attending potions class at 4 p.m. on July 31. Space is limited, so sign up at the library to attend.

Award-winning New Orleans children’s book author and musician Johnette Downing will visit, bringing her Louisiana Roots concert to help the Lafourche Parish Public Library celebrate its Summer Reading Program. On Wednesday, July 18, she’ll perform at the South Lafourche Branch, at 10:30 a.m. and at the Holy Savior Catholic School Cafeteria, in Lockport at 2 p.m.