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Local libraries announce upcoming August events

Local libraries announce upcoming August events

A new school year is approaching, so drop by your library branch to learn about the many resources it offers. While there, check out these Back to School programs:

Tweens and teens can create emoji-shaped backpack tags at 3:30 p.m. on August 16 at the Gheens Branch Library, 153 N. Leon Drive, in anticipation of the start of the new school year.

Ready for school? Children and teens (ages 5 to 17) can play bingo for a chance to win school supplies at 1 p.m. on August 8 at the Larose Library, 305 E. Fifth Street.

Use puffy pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and glue to create the perfect back-to-school pencil topper at 3:45 p.m. on August 10 at the Lockport Library, 720 Crescent Avenue.

Create cool, critter pencil punches to store your stuff at 4 p.m. on August 9 at the Raceland Branch, 177 Recreation Drive.

Children and teens can play bingo for a chance to win school supplies at a special bingo at 4:30 p.m. on August 6 at the South Lafourche Library.

Lafourche Parish Public Library branches are celebrating national Senior Citizens Day on August 21 with special programs for area seniors. These programs are free and open to the public.

Seniors are invited to pass a good time at 2:30 p.m. on August 21 at the Gheens Library during the library’s Golden Gab Social. Refreshments will be served.

Golden Meadow Library is celebrating Senior Citizens Day on August 21 with goodie bags and donuts to those seniors who visit, while supplies last.

Senior citizens visiting the Larose Branch Library on August 21 will receive a free goodie bag, while supplies last, in celebration of Senior Citizens Day.

Local senior citizens are invited to a free lunch social at 12 p.m. on August 21 at the Lockport Library. Visit with friends in the community and enjoy a free lunch, while supplies last.

Seniors can enjoy good company and make some new friends in celebration of Senior Citizens Day at 3 p.m. on August 21 at the South Lafourche Branch. Coffee and donuts will be served.

Children ages 7 to 12 can craft yummy snacks at Munch Bunch, an afternoon snack time at the Lockport Branch. Make your own personalized pizza using bagels and pizza toppings at 2 p.m. on August 3 and apple nachos at 3:45 p.m. on August 17. Space is limited, so sign up at the library to attend.

Like books? The Larose Library is giving away bundles of books to library visitors in celebration of Book Lovers’ Day from August 6 through August 10, while supplies last.

Enjoy the final days of summer with snow cones at the library. Families are invited to the South Lafourche Library for free snow cones, while supplies last, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on August 7.

The Cajun Snappers photography group will meet at 11 a.m. on August 8 at the Gheens Library to discuss upcoming festivals and tips for shooting great photos at night. All are welcome to join in the discussion.

Have a test or paper coming up? Want to brush up on some skills? Drop by the Raceland Library for the library’s Learning Group at 3 p.m. on August 9 and August 23. Get review help and engage in fun learning games.

Learn how to stay safe online when the Lafourche Parish District Attorney’s office presents Cybersecurity, a free info session about common online scams at 11 a.m. on August 10 at the South Lafourche Library. The District Attorney’s office will provide info on common cyber scams including pharming, phishing, advanced fee loan scams, international money scams, international lottery scams, and jailed or injured relative scams. This program is free and open to the public and will be held after bingo at approximately 11 a.m.

Children and teens can experiment with science during the Gheens Library’s science lab. Learn how to create slime at 4:30 p.m. on August 14 and then be amazed creating “exploding” elephant toothpaste at 4:30 p.m. on August 28 at the library.

Mix the year’s hottest trends in a fantasy-inspired Unicorn by the Sea Tea Party at 4 p.m. on August 24 at the Raceland Library.

Children and teens ages 7 to 17 can watch planting demos and get tips for growing a great garden at Kids’ Plant TLC, a planting workshop to be held at 10 a.m. on August 25 at the Lockport Library. Participants can also pot a plant or complete a garden project at the workshop. Space is limited, so sign up at the library to attend.