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Lafourche Parish Public Library announces upcoming June events

Lafourche Parish Public Library announces upcoming June events

Join Animal Tales and exotic animals from around the world as the Lafourche Parish Public Library kicks off its 2017 Summer Reading Program. Animal Architects will feature of variety of animals that utilize unique abilities to build and construct as part of their survival in the wild.

This program is free to the public and will take place at the South Lafourche Library, June 1, 10 a.m. and the Lockport Library, June 1, 1 p.m.

Check out some amazing yo-yo and juggling work and get in the action when performer Matthew Noel visits the South Lafourche Library, June 7, 10:30 a.m.; and Holy Savior School Cafeteria, 201 Church Street, Lockport: June 7, 2 p.m., to help kick off the Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program. All programs are free and open to the public.

Representatives of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services will be on hand at Parish Library branches throughout the summer to provide information on the free civil legal aid the agency offers to low-income people. These programs have been scheduled alongside children’s programs, so while your children attend those, check out what the agency has to offer.

They’ll be visiting the following library locations: Gheens, June 7, 2 p.m.; Raceland, June 12, 10:30 a.m.; Lockport, June 14, 10 a.m.; Larose, June 14 and June 28, 2 p.m.; South Lafourche, June 20, 10:30 a.m.; and Golden Meadow, June 20, 2 p.m.

June is Men’s Health Month. Representatives of Ochsner St. Anne Hospital will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 5 at the Gheens Library to conduct health checks in conjunction with Men’s Health Month. This program is free and open to the public.

Stop by the Golden Meadow Library to have your blood pressure checked when representatives of Lady of the Sea Hospital’s Learning Center visit at 11 a.m. on June 8. This program is free and open to the public.

The South Lafourche Library will also have blood pressure checks when representatives of Lady of the Sea visit from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on June 15. This program is free and open to the public.

Drop by the Larose Library to celebrate summer’s arrival with a banana split social at 1 p.m. on June 9. Gather your friends and family and enjoy a banana split, while supplies last.

Tweens and teens can play cool games, hang with other gamers, watch game-related movies, and get free books featuring video games and gaming at the South Lafourche Library. The library has received a 2017 Summer Learning Resources grant of $1,000 from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Participants must be registered to receive the free books provided by the grant. The library’s video gaming club will meet at 1 p.m. on June 10, June 17, and June 24. Stop by the library for details and to register.

Local children’s author Alexis Braud will read from her book Parade at a special story hour at 10:30 a.m. on June 12 at the South Lafourche Library. Afterwards, children will make flags to use to celebrate who they are in a parade of their own.

Children and teens ages 8 to 16 can create different types of decorative birdhouses using popsicle sticks and more at 2 p.m. on June 15 at the Raceland Library. Space is limited, so sign up at the library.

Children and teens can participate in a Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament at 1 p.m. on June 17 at the South Lafourche Library as part of the library’s new video gaming club. The tournament winner will receive a $25 GameStop gift card, provided by the library’s Friends of the Library organization.

Participants must be registered members of the library’s Video Gaming Club to receive free gaming books distributed during the tournament. Registration is not required to take part in the tournament itself.

National Camping Month means campfire stories, singing songs, and eating s’mores. Join the staff at the Lockport Library for a fun-filled camping jamboree at 5 p.m. on June 22. Registration is required, so sign up at the library.

Celebrate National Candy Month and National Dairy Month in one fun-filled program at 11 a.m. on June 24 at the Lockport Library. Enjoy games, stories, and ice cream and candy testing. Registration is required, so sign up at the library.