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Lafourche Parish Public Library June events

Lafourche Parish Public Library June events

Go wild with the Audubon Wetland Express. Learn more about wetland creatures when the Audubon Zoo’s mobile educational program visits the Lafourche Parish Public Library’s three main branches in late May and early June.

- The Wetland Express will visit the South Lafourche Library at 10:30 a.m. on May 31 and the Lockport Library at 1 p.m. on May 31.

This program is free and open to the public.

- Enjoy a performance of David Eugene Ray’s Little Mouse Santi, the story of a mouse who wants to be a cat, when Confetti Park helps to kick off the 2018 Summer Reading Program in Lafourche Parish. Three performances will be held on June 6: 10:30 a.m. at the South Lafourche Library at 1 p.m. and at the Holy Savior Catholic School’s cafeteria in Lockport. These performance are free and open to the public.

- Former STOMP performer Elizabeth Vidos, also known as Lady Chops, will bring her high-energy, one-woman percussion show to the Public Library’s three main branches as part of the library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program. Performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. on June 14 at the South Lafourche Library and 2 p.m. on June 15 at the Lockport Library. These performances are free and open to the public.

- The Library’s annual Summer Reading Program begins on May 29. People of all ages can stop by their local Library branch to set reading goals, sign up for arts and crafts programs, and more. Pick up a calendar of events at your local branch to see what special programs your library system has to offer this summer. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock.” All Summer Reading Program activities are free and open to the public. Visit the library’s website at for more information.

- Want to know more about the state’s plan for coastal areas? The 2017 Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast, commonly known as Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, is now available at Louisiana’s public libraries. Each branch has a copy of the master plan available for check out to local residents. Ask a staff member at your library branch’s circulation desk for assistance.

- Learn more about Louisiana Appleseed and its Protect Your Property Program, which assists homeowners in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes with title issues for free. Residents who wish to elevate their homes, make structural or nonstructural changes, or relocate due to coastal issues might not qualify for assistance programs or rebuilding funds, loans, or insurance if they cannot prove ownership. Representatives of Louisiana Appleseed will be visiting the South Lafourche Library on June 6 at 10:30 a.m to offer more information.

These programs are open to the public.

- Representatives of local hospitals will be offering babysitting safety classes for tweens and teens at libraries this summer. These programs are intended to help younger children and teens become more capable babysitters and are free to attend.

- Interested in a babysitting gig? Representatives of Ochsner St. Anne Hospital will provide a babysitting safety class for interested 9 to 15 year olds at 1 p.m. on June 11 at the Raceland Library.

Representatives of Lady of the Sea Hospital’s Learning Center will offer its Safe Sitter program, a medically accurate instructional series that teaches young adolescents how to handle emergencies when caring for young children, at the South Lafourche Library. The program is aimed at those ages 10 to 13 years of age and is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 13. Space is limited, so those interested should register in advance at the library.

- Representatives of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services will visit library branches this summer to provide information about free civil legal services available to residents. Southeast Louisiana Legal Services serves low-income residents in 22 parishes and has six offices, including one in Houma. Representatives will visit the South Lafourche Library, June 12, 10:30 a.m.; the Golden Meadow Branch, June 13, 3 p.m.; the Larose Branch, June 21, 2 p.m.; and the Raceland Library, June 26, 11 a.m.

- The Larose Library offers yoga sessions at 2 p.m. on Mondays and 3 p.m. on Fridays. The sessions, which feature gentle, easygoing movements intended to exercise joints and maintain mobility, are free and open to the public.

- Walk, do yoga, and sweat your way to fitness during gatherings of the Raceland Library’s Cardio Crew, which meets every Monday and Friday at 10:15 a.m. at the library. These fitness sessions are open to the public.

- The Golden Meadow Library will be offering treats to library visitors at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1; June 8; June 15; and June 22; with treats ranging from ice cream floats to pickles, while supplies last. Stop by and enjoy.

- Drop by the South Lafourche Library every Friday, beginning June 8, at 2 p.m. during the summer for fun, mystery STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) experiments, and snowballs. This program is open to children and teens and their families.

- Learn Spanish language basics at free classes in June at the Lockport Library. This month’s featured topic will be “family.” Classes will be held at 11 a.m. on June 4 and at 1 p.m. on June 22.

- Think you can name that tune? See how you stack up during Rock On Music Trivia nights to be held at 5:30 p.m. on June 5, June 12, June 19, and June 26 at the Lockport Library.

- Learn to grow crystal geodes from simple household items at 3 p.m. on June 6 at the Gheens Library. This program is designed for tweens and teens ages 8 to 16.

- Families are invited to enjoy stories, games, songs, crafts, and donuts, while supplies last, at a special Father’s Day Celebration at 10 a.m. on June 9 at the Lockport Library.

- Children and teens ages 8 to 16 can challenge one another in several outdoor obstacle course games beginning at 3 p.m. on June 20 at the Gheens Library.

- Area musicians are invited to join staff and others at the Gheens Library at 3 p.m. on June 21 for a daytime jam session in celebration of World Music Day.

- Love seafood, but hate the smell it leaves on your hands? Adults can stop by the Lockport Library to learn to make a DIY seafood scrub to scrub the smell away at 10:30 a.m. on June 26.