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Local libraries list January events

Local libraries list January events

Lafourche Parish libraries have numerous upcoming programs that are free and open to the public. Visit www.lafourche.org for more information on the Lafourche Parish Public Library system.

Train your brain during a new year-long reading initiative, Book Camp Read, beginning in January at the Lockport Branch Library, 720 Crescent Avenue. Middle school and high-school students can set challenges and goals during Book Camp Read to win prizes. Sign up at the library and get an introductory package.

The Raceland Branch Library, 177 Recreation Drive, will host a Louisiana photo contest beginning January 3 through January 27. Bring in a photo with a Louisiana theme you have taken to enter. One entry per person. All entries will be added to the library’s photo contest display.

Celebrate International Creativity Month with the Lockport Branch Library’s 2017 Art Expo from January 3 through January 27. Create your own piece of art (as an individual or in teams) and enter it into the Art Expo at the library. Artwork can be submitted through January 27 and the winner will be announced on January 31.

Tweens and teens can take part in the Lockport Branch Library’s Media Lab in January, creating a mini video and green screens at 4 p.m. on January 3 and then a fake news podcast at 4 p.m. on January 31 at the library. Space is limited, so sign up at the library or call the library at 985-532-3158.

Get back into good eating habits after the holidays in celebration of National Wellness Month with a healthy recipe exchange at 1:30 p.m. on January 6 at the Larose Branch Library, 305 E. Fifth Street. Share and receive healthy recipes and diet ideas while enjoying nutritious snacks.

Several branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library are observing Universal Letter Writing Week in January with programs that allow local residents to write “thank you” letters to U.S. soldiers. Letter writing programs will be held at the following library locations:

• South Lafourche Branch Library, 16241 E. Main Street in Cut Off: January 9 – January 13, during library hours

• Lockport Branch Library: January 9 – January 14, during library hours. Participants at the Lockport Branch can also write to police officers, firefighters, medical staff, teachers, and other community helpers.

• Gheens Branch Library, 153 N. Leon Drive: January 10, during library hours

• Golden Meadow Branch Library, 1403 N. Bayou Drive: January 10, 4:30 p.m.

January is National Wellness Month. Get your cholesterol checked for free when staff with Lady of the Sea General Hospital’s Learning Center visits the Golden Meadow Branch Library at 10 a.m. on January 9 and the South Lafourche Branch Library at 11 a.m. on January 27.

The Lockport Branch Library is introducing Sensory Play, a new program for children ages 0 to 4 years old that features hands-on activities to encourage them to play, investigate, and explore their five senses. The first sessions will be held at 10:30 a.m. on January 11 and January 25 and will have a winter theme.

Guest presenter Desirae Humke can help you get into the planning game when she visits the Lockport Branch Library to teach a free workshop at 2 p.m. on January 14 on how to keep a planner that you can commit to and get your life organized. Space is limited, so sign up at the library or call the library at 985-532-3158.

The Lockport Branch Library is celebrating Kids’ Inventors Day with an inventing workshop for children and teens ages 5 to 17 years old at 2 p.m. on January 17. Young inventors will be given recyclables and other materials to create their own inventions. All supplies provided. Space is limited, so sign up at the library or call the library at 985-532-3158.

Young aspiring authors are encouraged to take part in the Lockport Branch Library’s Junior Storytellers program for children ages 8 to 17 at 4 p.m. on January 17 at the library. A staff member will lead aspiring authors in writing exercises, sharing sessions, and exploration of different genres so they can discover their writing potential. Space is limited, so sign up at the library or call the library at 985-532-3158.

The Larose Branch Library is celebrating retro gaming in observance of National Hobby Month in January. Play Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo games on vintage consoles and learn to safely and easily clean Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis videogame cartridges at 3 p.m. on January 25.