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Lafourche Parish Public Library announce upcoming April events

Lafourche Parish Public Library announce upcoming April events

Easter egg hunts, photos with the Easter bunny at your library: Several branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library will host Easter egg hunts and photo opportunities with the Easter bunny in preparation for Easter. All programs are free and open to the public.

Gheens Library: Children can take photos with the Easter Bunny and afterwards take part in an Easter egg hunt at 4:30 p.m. on April 11 at the Gheens Library.

Golden Meadow Library: Bring your Easter basket and hunt for eggs at 4 p.m. on April 6 at the Golden Meadow Library. Drop by again at 4 p.m. on April 13 to take photos with the Easter bunny. Don’t forget your camera.

Larose Library: An Easter egg hunt and photos with the Easter bunny will follow Storytime at 1 p.m. on April 6 at the Larose Library.

Lockport Library: Join the Lockport Library staff for a hopping good time at 10:30 a.m. on April 13 at the Town of Lockport’s Bayou Side Park for an Easter egg hunt and photos with the Easter bunny. If it rains, these activities will be held at the library.

Raceland Library: The Easter bunny will visit the Raceland Library for photos and to lead children in an Easter egg hunt, beginning at 4 p.m. on April 5.

South Lafourche Library: Enjoy a brief story hour and then an Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. on April 11 at the South Lafourche Library. The Easter bunny will also visit the library from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 5 for photos.

Libraries to celebrate National Library Week: Each year, the Lafourche Parish Public Library celebrates National Library Week, and this year is no exception. First observed in 1958, National Library Week, sponsored by the American Library Association, celebrates the contributions of all types of libraries and library staff throughout the country.

Drop by your local Lafourche Parish Public Library throughout National Library Week, April 10 through April 13, to see what your library has to offer.

Libraries celebrating volunteers in April: Several branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library are celebrating library volunteers with special programs throughout April. These programs are open to current library volunteers or those interested in volunteering.

The Raceland Library wants to thanks its library volunteers with a Volunteer Appreciation Day at 4 p.m. on April 24. Refreshments will be served.

The Golden Meadow Library will host a volunteer social at 1 p.m. on April 25 for current and prospective volunteers. Refreshments will be served.

Library lovers are welcome to sign up to be library volunteers at the Gheens Library throughout the day on April 26. A short survey will be available for volunteers to determine how they would like to help.

In need of service hours for school or just interested in volunteering? The Larose Library is hosting a volunteer open house at 4 p.m. on April 26 for those wanting more information on volunteering. Refreshments will be served.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the South Lafourche Library is hosting a volunteer social at 11 a.m. on April 28 for library volunteers. Cake and other refreshments will be provided.

The Golden Meadow Library is offering free classes in basic Spanish at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays throughout April. Registration is not required to attend.

Take a trip through literature and “Book a Trip” to your next great read from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 8 at the South Lafourche Library. Learn more about NoveList Plus, an online resource available through the library to help you find your next favorite book. “Travel” to different countries, experience unique cultures, and receive one-on-one tutorials. All ages are welcome to attend. Refreshments served.

Enter a photo of your pet into the Larose Library’s Cutest Pet Photo Contest to win a prize. Pet owners can enter a maximum of three photos into the contest from April 3 to just before noon on April 11 when the prize drawing will be held. All photos will be on display at the library throughout April.

Local artist Azalea Rivet will host a free acrylic painting class for adults at 11:30 a.m. on April 3 at the Raceland Library. The subject of the class will be “Spring.” For more information, call the library at 537-6875.

Visitors to the Golden Meadow Library can get three free books daily from the library’s book sale during National Library Week, April 10 through April 13, while supplies last. One visit per person per day.

Enter a photo of your pet into the Golden Meadow Branch’s Cutest Pet Photo Contest for a chance to win a $20 Walmart gift card, thanks to the library’s Friends of the Library group. The library will accept photos from April 11 through April 25. The library will announce the winner on April 28.

Ever thought about owning a tarantula? Or do you just think spiders are cool? Stop by the Lockport Library, to learn more when library staff member Trey Acosta brings his pet tarantulas in for a visit at 4 p.m. on April 11.

Representatives of Lady of the Sea General Hospital’s Learning Center will be on hand to provide free health screenings to visitors at the South Lafourche Library from noon to 2 p.m. on April 12.

The Raceland Branch is seeking volunteers to help beautify the library area and surrounding areas in the Raceland community in celebration of Earth Day on April 21. Volunteers and library staff will walk the area picking up trash and more beginning at 4 p.m. on April 21.

Local artist Azalea Rivet will host a free nature collage class in celebration of Earth Day at 4 p.m. on April 26 at the Raceland Branch Library.

Representatives of Lady of the Sea General Hospital’s Learning Center will conduct free car seat checks for parents from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 27 at the Larose Library.

The Larose Library will be giving away free trees, while supplies last, in celebration of Arbor from April 24 through 28, thanks to the Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center. The supply of trees is limited, so stop by early.

Get a free tree to plant at home, while supplies last, on April 28 at the South Lafourche Library in celebration of Arbor Day, thanks to the Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center. The supply of trees is limited, so stop by early.