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Lafourche Parish Public Library announce upcoming March events

Lafourche Parish Public Library announce upcoming March events

 All branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library are celebrating Dr. Seuss and Read Across America in early March. Take part in Dr. Seuss-related story hours, crafts, and more. All events are free and open to the public.

Children of all ages can enjoy Dr. Seuss books and take part in an edible Dr. Seuss-related craft at 4:30 p.m. on March 2 at the Golden Meadow Branch Library, 1403 N. Bayou Drive.

Read Green Eggs and Ham and make a related craft at 4:30 p.m. on March 2 at the Gheens Branch Library, 153 N. Leon Drive, in celebration of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America.

The Larose Branch Library, 305 E. Fifth Street, is offering a special Dr. Seuss-themed story hour in celebration of Read Across America at 1 p.m. on March 2.

Read Dr. Seuss stories, take silly photos, play games, and enjoy refreshments in anticipation of Read Across America day at 4 p.m. on March 1 at the Lockport Branch Library, 720 Crescent Avenue.

Celebrate Read Across America Day when the Cat in the Hat visits for a special Dr. Seuss-themed story hour at 4 p.m. on March 2 at the Raceland Branch Library, 177 Recreation Drive.

Enjoy a special Dr. Seuss-themed story hour and craft at 10:30 a.m. on March 7 at the South Lafourche Branch Library, 16241 E. Main Street, in Cut Off.

March 5 through March 11 is Teen Tech Week, and several Parish Library branches are hosting technology-driven programs for tweens and teens. Check out these Teen Tech Week programs at your library.

Teens are invited to celebrate Teen Tech Week and take part in technology-related activities such as creating circuits, 3D art activities, and much more at 4:30 p.m. daily from March 6 through March 9.

Teens can learn about a variety of technology-driven things they can do at the Golden Meadow Library, during the library’s Teen Tech Week Social at 4 p.m. on March 6. Refreshments will be served.

Tweens and teens can compete for small prizes during the Larose Library’s Wii Mini-Game Tournament to celebrate Teen Tech Week. The tournament, which will feature Mario Party 8, will begin at 3:30 p.m. on March 8 at the library.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Lockport Branch beginning March 6. Make movable automatons on March 6; use code to create Minecraft skins on March 7; and create video games on March 8 and March 9. All programs begin at 4 p.m.

Tweens and teens ages 8 to 16 can learn how to code on computers to make a sprite move around and speak at 3 p.m. on March 9 at the Raceland Library in celebration of Teen Tech Week.

The South Lafourche Library has loads of new tech gadgets to engage children and teens in STEAM learning, thanks to a $1,000 Teen Tech Week grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Tweens and teens can have a blast racing app-controlled robots, constructing with building sets, creating 3D art, manipulating robotic arms and hands, and much more throughout Teen Tech Week.

Programs will take place daily beginning at 3:30 p.m. on March 6 through March 10 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 11. No registration is required.

Becky Gautreaux, assistant extension agent with the LSU AgCenter, will talk about healthy eating for families when she visits the Lockport Library at 4 p.m. on March 2. Drop by to learn about nutritious eating and enjoy some healthy snacks.

The Lockport Library is also hosting its annual amateur photography contest beginning March 1. Stop by the library to pick up your entry form or for more details. The deadline to submit entries is March 31.

The Lockport Library is offering a new French story hour, led by local French teacher Yassa Aici, at 5:30 p.m. on March 15. Enjoy a French storytime and related craft. This program is open to all ages.

Learn to crochet a koozie and enhance your crocheting skills when Susan Orgeron visits the Lockport Library to host a free crocheting class at 3 p.m. on March 16. Beginners are welcome. Registration is required to attend, so please sign up at the library or by calling the library at 985-532-3158.

Learn how to snack in a healthier way in celebration of National Nutrition Month with the LSU AgCenter at 11 a.m. on March 20 at the Raceland Library.

The Lockport Library is hosting its first ever Battle of the Bards, a fun storytelling competition, at 5 p.m. on March 20. Bring one of your own storytelling works to read to the group. Works read can include personal essays, fiction and nonfiction prose, and narrative poetry … anything that tells a story. Refreshments will be served, and the winner will receive a small prize.

Looking for something new to read? The library can help you find books especially suited to your reading tastes with NoveList. Stop by the Lockport Branch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 25 to “book a trip” and learn more about how NoveList can help find your next favorite book.

The program is sponsored by a NoveList program grant.