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Lafourche Parish Library Calendar of Events for January 2019

Lafourche Parish Library Calendar of Events for January 2019


All branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January. Although closed on the holiday, library branches will host programs honoring the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout January.

Children are invited to design cards with washi tape to illustrate their dreams for a better future at 4:30 p.m. on January 15 at the Gheens Branch, 153 N. Leon Drive, Tweens and teens ages 8 to 16 can also transcribe words into art using mixed media processes conveying their own dreams for a better future at 4 p.m. on January 17 at the library.

Children can make a paper bag dove at 4:15 p.m. on January 17 at the Golden Meadow Branch, 1403 N. Bayou Drive. Registration is required to attend, so sign up early at the library or online at www.lafourche.org.

Children and teens are invited to the Larose Branch, 305 E. Fifth Street, to create a peace plate using watercolors at 4 p.m. on January 17.

Children and teens can celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by creating a dream mobile based on Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at 4:30 p.m. on January 17 at the Lockport Branch, 720 Crescent Avenue.

Experience how everyone’s dream is important during a story hour honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 3:30 p.m. on January 16 at the Raceland Branch, 177 Recreation Drive.

Create a peace mug with the library’s new Cricut Maker at 11 a.m. on January 4 at the South Lafourche Branch, 16241 E. Main Street, Cut Off. This program is open to people of all ages. Registration is required to attend, so sign up early at the library or online at www.lafourche.org. People of all ages are also invited to the library to take part in a peace sign painting activity in honor of Dr. King from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on January 19.

Many people make weight loss goals in the New Year. Healthy eating is an important part of losing weight safely. Drop by foe these programs at your Lafourche Parish Public Library for tips on healthy eating.

Children will learn about healthy eating and construct a STEM project using edible fruits at the Gheens Branchs “Fruit” story hour at 4:30 p.m. on January 22.

Trying to stretch your SNAP benefits and feed your family a healthy meal? Join LSU AgCenter Extension Agent Amanda Gibson for a four-part seminar on healthy eating. Learn tips and tricks on how to use your monthly budget in the best way possible at 11:15 a.m. on January 4, January 11, January 18, and January 25 at the South Lafourche Branch, This program is open to everyone, not just those receiving SNAP benefits.

Ready to make healthy eating decisions? A certified dietician from Lady of the Sea General Hospital’s Learning Center will offer tips and info at 11 a.m. on January 7 at the South Lafourche Branch.

January is Shape Up U.S. Month. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get fit or stay that way, get to the library for these exercise and other health-related programs.

Start the new year off right with Gheens Gets Movin’, a new exercise program offered at the Gheens Branch at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Water is provided to attendees.

Representatives of Lady of the Sea General Hospital’s Learning Center will provide free blood pressure and glucose checks for adults from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on January 4 at the Golden Meadow Branch. Adults are also invited to the library for yoga classes centered around gentle, easygoing movements intended to exercise joints and maintain mobility. Classes are held at 2 p.m. on Mondays and at 3 p.m. on Fridays.

Join the Lockport Branch staff members for Get Fit, a fitness program offered at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the library.

Join the Raceland Branch’s Cardio Crew and get moving this year with others who are looking to get fit or maintain fitness. The Cardio Crew is held at 10:15 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the library. Adults are also invited to drop in at 11:30 a.m. on January 16 for a free health presentation and blood pressure checkup.

Is your family ready to get in shape this year? Join us for a fun hour of family fitness at 4:30 p.m. on January 10 and on January 24 and Representatives of Lady of the Sea General Hospital’s Learning Center will provide free blood pressure and glucose checks for adults from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on January 11 at the South Lafourche Branch.

Check out these programs to help better your finances in the new year.

Learn couponing tricks and discover how you can keep more money in your pocket and your shelves full with a couponing workshop at 1 p.m. on January 24 at the Lockport Branch. Those attending are welcome to bring coupons to the workshop to clip and share or exchange with others.

Like your body’s health, financial fitness is important for all ages. Pick up useful information, play exciting games, and make a financial plan throughout the day on January 11 at the Raceland Branch.