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Lafourche Parish Public Library September Events

Lafourche Parish Public Library September Events


The Lafourche Parish Public Library will forgive outstanding fines in any amount for overdue, damaged or lost items in September in exchange for varying amounts of donated nonperishable food or pet supplies. Fines associated with laptops, electronics, or video games are excluded.

Any person who owes money to the library for anything (except excluded items) from less than $1 to more than $100 -- can bring in items according to a suggested donation schedule to clear their library record and once again enjoy library services. The library will also forgive fines for any overdue items (except excluded items) returned in good condition in September. Donated items will benefit local organizations. For more information, drop by your local Lafourche library branch.

Haven’t been to the library in a while? Its offerings might surprise you. Drop by your library in September (or at any time) to see what you’ve been missing out on, and get a library card in celebration of Library Card Signup Month. For more information, stop by your local library branch or visit the library’s website at www.lafourche.org.

The library is celebrating grandparents during September with special programs. All are free and open to the public.

Create a special “I Love You to Pieces” craft plate keepsake in celebration of Grandparents’ Day at 4:30 p.m. on September 5 at the Gheens Branch, 153 N. Leon Drive.

Children, their grandparents, and other family members can enjoy a “We Love Our Grandparents” story hour at 4:15 p.m. on September 5 at the Golden Meadow Branch, 1403 N. Bayou Drive.

Join staff at the Larose Branch, 305 E. Fifth Street, for a special “Grandparents” story hour at 1 p.m. on September 6 in celebration of Grandparents’ Day.

Grandchildren and their grandparents are invited to a special Grandparents’ Day celebration at 2 p.m. on September 1 at the Lockport Branch, 720 Crescent Avenue. Grandchildren will make a keepsake craft for their grandparents to take home.

The Raceland Branch, 177 Recreation Drive, will host a story hour in celebration of Grandparents’ Day at 11 a.m. on September 4.

Children, their families, and grandparents are invited to a special grandparents-themed story hour at 10:30 a.m. on September 4 at the South Lafourche Branch, 16241 E. Main Street, in Cut Off.

Drop by your branch to get on the road to fitness. Several Lafourche branches are offering fitness programs throughout September to celebrate Family Health and Fitness Month. All programs are free and open to the public.

Have fun and get fit with the family at 4:30 p.m. on September 7 and September 28 at the Gheens Branch, 153 N. Leon Drive, in celebration of Family Health and Fitness Month.

Get moving to get fit at 1 p.m. on September 27 at the Larose Branch, 305 E. Fifth Street, during the library’s “Let’s Get Physical” story hour in celebration of Family Health and Fitness Month.

Bring the family to a fun, energetic Zumba workout led by an instructor from the Workout Company in Raceland at 5 p.m. on September 6 at the Lockport Branch, 720 Crescent Avenue, in observance of Family Health and Fitness Month.

Celebrate Family Health and Fitness Month and blast some calories with a family cardio workout at the Raceland Branch, 177 Recreation Drive, at 4 p.m. on September 26.

Register your child for the Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, one that aims to encourage parents to read 1,000 books before their children begin Kindergarten. Enrollment is free, with your child earning small prizes at various milestones. If your child is already enrolled, drop by together to join in the celebrations. Children can be enrolled at any time and at any Lafourche Parish branch.

Learn more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, and register your child for this year’s program at 11:30 a.m. on September 13 at the Lockport Branch. Snacks will be available for children attending.

Join staff at the South Lafourche Branch, in Cut Off as they celebrate the milestones of those children in its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at 10:30 a.m. on September 8, or learn more about enrolling your child. Snowballs, cupcakes, and other refreshments will be served.

Children and parents can create and enjoy a healthy snack and learn more about healthy eating at 4:30 p.m. on September 4 at the Gheens Branch at the library’s “Fruit Salad, Yummy, Yummy!” story hour.

Guest artist Azalea Rivet will host two art workshops for people of all ages at the Raceland Branch, at 4 p.m. on September 5 and September 19. No registration is required.

The myths and legends of Louisiana will be retold using science at the Raceland Branch, thanks to a grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. During Kinetic Storytellers, children and teens ages 5 to 15 will create art boards using modern methods like LEDs and paper circuit, culminating in a Storytelling Night in October. Sessions are scheduled for September 6 and September 20, at 4 p.m. Registration is required to attend, so sign up at the library.

Children ages 4 to 12 can learn to observe regular objects and bring them to life on paper during a free observational drawing workshop at 4 p.m. on September 12 at the Lockport Branch. No registration is required.

Celebrate the coming of Fall with a free painting workshop at 1 p.m. on September 22 at the Lockport Branch. Create a birch tree painting to add to your fall decorations. No registration is required.

Children and teens can make candy sushi from simple ingredients at 4:15 p.m. on September 25 at the Golden Meadow Branch.

Representatives from Lady of the Sea General Hospital’s Learning Center will visit the South Lafourche Branch from 10 a.m. to noon on September 28 to provide free blood pressure screenings to library visitors.