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Lafourche Parish Public Libraries list upcoming January events

Lafourche Parish Public Libraries list upcoming January events

All branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library will celebrate the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January with library displays and programs. The library system will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day; however, library branches will host programs commemorating Dr. King’s life and work leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Children will read and talk about Shane DeRolf’s poem “The Crayon Box that Talked,” which celebrates the creation of harmony through diversity, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 4 p.m. on January 9 at the Gheens Branch. Afterwards, they will create art based on their interpretation of the poem.

Golden Meadow Branch Library: Children can take home a Peace Dove craft kit throughout the day on January 8 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Larose Branch Library: Children can attend a special story hour titled “I Have a Dream” at 1 p.m. on January 4.

Lockport Branch Library: Children and teens ages 7 to 17 can create a brightly-colored painting to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 5 p.m. on January 11.

South Lafourche Branch Library: People of all ages can help to create a friendship handprint mural at 4:30 p.m. on January 11.

Like to read? Drop by the South Lafourche Library’s Friends of the Library mega book sale, which is currently ongoing. All available books – from hardcovers and paperbacks to children’s books – will be sold for 25 cents each to clear a large inventory of books during the sale. The book sale will take place in the building’s hall. Sale prices will last only through the end of January. Proceeds from the book sale will benefit the library’s Friends of the Library organization.

The Lafourche Parish Public Library is offering its Fine Free and Fine Forgiveness program in January. The library will waive charges in any amount for overdue, damaged, or lost items (except charges associated with laptops, electronic devices, and video games) in exchange for varying amounts of nonperishable food or pet supplies (pet food, litter, etc.). Any person who owes money to the library (for anything except laptops, electronic devices and video games) can bring in items according to a suggested donation schedule to clear their library record and once again enjoy library services. Donated items will benefit local community organizations such as food banks and animal rescue organizations. The library will also waive fines for any overdue items (except laptops, electronic devices, and video games) returned in good condition in January; no donations are necessary if eligible overdue items are returned in January. For more information, visit your local library branch.

Join the Cajun Snappers at the Gheens library: For photography enthusiasts. Learn about different aspects of photography, such as lenses, lighting, and more. Bring your own camera gear, or just listen and participate in the discussion. The library will host meetings in January on January 3 and 17 at 11 a.m.

Want to unplug and unwind? The Larose Branch Library will host a family board game night beginning at 4:30 p.m. on January 3.

Kick up your heels and have a ball with others during free line dancing classes at the South Lafourche Branch Library at 2 p.m. on January 4, January 11, January 18, and January 25. Dancers of all skill levels are welcome.

Raceland Library to host Money Youth Day: Children and teens can play games, compete in challenges, and get money savings tips at 4 p.m. on January 5 in celebration of National Financial Wellness Month.

The Raceland Branch Library is starting a new crafting group for adults, which will meet at 4 p.m. on January 8. Learn some old-fashioned crafts in a modern way, or if you’re crafty yourself, help to teach others. On the agenda so far are knitting, crocheting, lace tatting, embroidery, and quilting.

Learn crocheting basics at 11 a.m. on January 10 and January 24 at crocheting classes at the Gheens Branch Library.

Adults can kick back and craft with a terra cotta pot snowman activity at 1 p.m. on January 16 at the Golden Meadow Branch Library. Registration is required, so sign up at the library.

Children are invited to Wiggle Time, a program geared to those ages 0 to 5 years of age, but open to all and which is all about music and movement. This program will take place at 4:30 p.m. on January 24 at the Lockport Branch.

Join a local crocheting enthusiast and learn how to crochet at 3 p.m. on January 25 at the Lockport Branch Library. Each month’s session features a different project. Those from all skill levels, including beginners, are welcome.

Library staff member Trey Acosta will be bringing some eight-legged friends, tarantulas, to the Raceland Branch Library on January 30. Check out Mr. Trey’s pet tarantulas at Storytime at 11 a.m. on January 30. Children and teens ages 8 and up can also learn more about tarantulas with Mr. Trey during a special program at 4 p.m. on January 30.

Gheens residents Brittany Brunet will teach adults to make wire-wrapped jewelry at 11 a.m. on January 31 at the Gheens Branch Library.