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Lafourche Parish Public Libraries announce upcoming February events

Lafourche Parish Public Libraries announce upcoming February events


Looking to celebrate Mardi Gras safely with your children? Several branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library will be hosting Mardi Gras parades for preschoolers in February and early March. Children are welcome to dress in costume and can walk or ride in wagons or strollers. No motorized vehicles are allowed. Children should bring their own throws. The following library branches are hosting parades for preschoolers.

The library’s Carnival season kicks off with the Lockport Branch Library’s annual Krewe of Once Upon a Time. The parade for preschoolers will begin at 10:30 a.m. on February 21 and will take place at the Town of Lockport’s Bayou Side Park.

The South Lafourche Branch Library’s annual Krewe de les Petits Enfants for preschool children will take place at 10:30 a.m. on March 1 in the library parking lot, located at 16241 E. Main Street in Cut Off.

Preschool children can take part in the Gheens Branch Library’s Krewe du Gheens, which will take place at 4:30 p.m. on March 1 in the library’s parking lot. The library is located at 153 N. Leon Drive.

Lafourche library branches are hosting several programs throughout February to honor the contributions of African Americans in celebration of African American History Month. Check out these programs at your branch.

Tweens and teens (those ages 8 to 16) can celebrate artist Alma Woodsey Thomas’ bold and bright style by creating a unique abstract art piece at 4 p.m. on February 7 at the Gheens Branch Library.

In celebration of African American History Month, take the Golden Meadow Branch Library’s trivia challenge and enjoy refreshments at 4 p.m. on February 21. The library is located at 1403 N. Bayou Drive.

The Larose Branch Library, 305 E. Fifth Street, will celebrate African American History Month with “Jackie Robinson Plays Ball,” a story hour honoring the late baseball player, at 1 p.m. on February 21.

Help create a freedom quilt in observance of African American History Month throughout February at the Lockport Branch Library. Stop by the library to get your quilt square.

The Raceland Branch Library, 177 Recreation Drive, will celebrate African American History Month with its “Out of the Ballpark” story hour, a story hour honoring Jackie Robinson and other African American athletes at 11 a.m. on February 5.

Dental health is important, and to emphasize dental health to children, Lafourche Parish Public Library branches are celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month in February. Stop by your local branch for engaging and educational programs for children and their families centering on dental health.

Children will learn about healthy eating and creating healthy smiles during an Apple Smiles story hour at 4:30 p.m. on February 19 at the Gheens Branch Library.

The Golden Meadow Branch Library, will host “A Visit to the Dentist” story hour at 4:15 p.m. on February 20 in celebration of Children’s Dental Health Month.

A story hour emphasizing dental health will be held at 1 p.m. on February 7 at the Larose Branch Library in celebration of Children’s Dental Health Month.

Take part in a special family story hour celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month at the Lockport Branch Library at 4:30 p.m. on February 13. Learn to keep your teeth sparkling and healthy while enjoying stories, songs, activities, a game, and a craft.

It’s a library throw down challenge between sugary snacks and your pearly whites. Help to answer the question “Is this snack good for me?” at story hour on 11 a.m. on February 19 at the Raceland Branch Library.

Children can learn more about keeping their teeth healthy at a special story hour at 10:30 a.m. on February 5 at the South Lafourche Branch Library in celebration of Children’s Dental Health Month.

The Lafourche Parish Public Library has added drones to its lineup of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) activities to host for people of all ages. There’s no remote control involved. Just use your hands to direct the drones for some gratifying-defying fun. The following branches will be hosting drone programs in February. Larose Branch Library: February 7, 4:30 p.m.

The Larose Branch Library offers weekly yoga sessions – 2 p.m. on Mondays and 3 p.m. on Fridays – that are free and open to the public. The class is centered around gentle, easygoing movements intended to exercise joints and maintain mobility.

Take time to relax, meditate, and unwind from stress with some simple Tai Chi at 11 a.m. on February 13 at the Gheens Branch Library. This program is open to those ages 18 and up.

Local artist Azalea Rivet will lead a series of art workshops for people of all ages at the Raceland Branch Library at 4 p.m. on February 13 and 4 p.m. on February 20.

Is your family ready to get into shape this year? Join a staff member at the South Lafourche Branch Library for Family Fitness, a fun hour of family-friendly fitness workouts at 4:30 p.m. on February 14 and 4:30 p.m. on February 28.

Did you know that creating projects in a patchwork pattern can be traced back to the Middle Ages? Create patchwork pillowcases at 1 p.m. on February 19 at the Lockport Branch Library. Space is limited, so registration is required to attend. Register at the library, online, or by calling 985-532-3158.

Make and enjoy s’mores, while supplies last, during Tasty Tuesday at 4 p.m. on February 19 at the Golden Meadow Branch Library.

Ever wanted to build your own library right outside your doorsteps? Join staff at the Gheens Branch Library to challenge yourself to design a Little Free Library for your neighborhood at 4 p.m. on February 21. This program is open to tweens and teens ages 8 to 16 years old.