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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Lafourche Parish Public Library announce September events

Lafourche Parish Public Library announce September events

September is Library Card Signup Month. Stop by your local Lafourche Parish Public Library branch to sign up for a library card today to take advantage of not only books, audiobooks, magazines, and popular movies, but also a host of electronic resources such as ebooks, video games, tablets, and more.

Call your local library branch for more information.

September is also fine free, fine forgiveness month at Lafourche library branches. The library will forgive charges in any amount for overdue, damaged, or lost items (except charges for laptops, electronics 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 on eligible fines 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 forgive fines for any overdue items (except laptops, electronics, and video games) returned in good condition in September. Visit your local library branch for details.

The Lafourche Parish Public Library is celebrating the achievements of local preschoolers enrolled in its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Program participants, graduates, and new enrollees and their families are welcome to attend.

The following library branches are hosting 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten celebrations:

- Gheens Branch, 153 N. Leon Dr.: Sept. 1, 5 p.m.

- South Lafourche Branch, 16241 E. Main Street, Galliano: Sept. 3, 2 p.m.

- Lockport Branch, 720 Crescent Avenue: Sept. 6, 11 a.m.

- Golden Meadow Branch, 1403 N. Bayou Drive: Sept. 6, 2 p.m.

- Larose Branch, 305 E. 5th Street: Sept. 6, 2:30 p.m.

- Raceland Branch, 177 Recreation Drive: Sept. 8, 4:30 p.m.

The Golden Meadow Branch Library is now offering free classes for adults in basic Spanish with a Spanish-speaking staff member. The classes will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Try yoga at the Larose library. Exercise with others at the Larose Library during library staff-led yoga classes at 3 p.m. on Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Stretch and meditate during library staff-led beginning yoga classes at the Raceland Library at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 and 21.

Children can dress up and bring their favorite teddy bears to a special Teddy Bear Tea celebrating National Teddy Bear Day at 5 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the Lockport Library. Space is limited, so register by stopping by or calling the library at (985) 532-3158.

Learn new line dances or practice old ones at free line dancing classes at 2 p.m. on Sept. 8 and Sept. 22 at the South Lafourche Branch. Dancers of all skill levels are welcome.

The Lockport Library is hosting a light brunch and craft program beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, to provide grandparents and their grandchildren an opportunity to celebrate National Grandparents Day early. Grandparents and their grandchildren can have their photos taken together, can make a photo frame for it, and enjoy light refreshments. Space is limited, so sign up by stopping by or calling the library at (985) 532-3158.

The Lockport Library is offering children and teens a new back-to-school workshop where they can receive homework help, enjoy a light after-school snack, and a have quiet place for study. Students can register for one Homework Hour session per month and can be waitlisted for other sessions. If there is an opening, a waitlisted student can attend more than one session per month. Sessions will be held at 4 p.m. on Sept. 12, 19, and 26. To sign up, call the library at (985) 532-3158.

Local artist Carolyn France will host a painting workshop for children ages 8 to 12 at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Lockport Library. Space is limited, so register by stopping by or calling the library at (985) 532-3158.

People of all ages can compete in the Larose Library’s upcoming Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the library. The tournament winner will receive a prize.

Tweens and teens can celebrate National Comic Book Day by creating their own comic at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Gheens Library. Space is limited, so sign up at the library.