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Local libraries offer a variety of events in February

Local libraries offer a variety of events in February

Volunteer tax preparers with the organization 4U will be available to help low to moderate income filers at Lafourche Parish library branches through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Tax preparers will be available at the following branches:
Larose, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., by appointment only. Call the library at 693-3336 to schedule.
Lockport, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., by appointment only. Call the library at 532-3158 to schedule.
Raceland, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., by appointment only. Call the library at 537-6875 to schedule.
South Lafourche, Tuesdays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walk-ins only.

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Lady of the Sea General Hospital’s Learning Center will perform free blood pressure checks for residents from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on February 2 at the South Lafourche Public Library, and from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on February 4 at the Golden Meadow Branch. These programs are free and open to the public.

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Moms and children ages 0 to 18 months can attend a new structured playdate at 10:30 a.m. on February 4 and February 18 at the Lockport Branch Library. For more information, call the library at 532-3158.

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A multigenerational book club for teens and their moms will begin in February also at the Lockport Branch. The book club will discuss the book Three Cups of Tea at 3 p.m. on February 7. No signup required.
Help make a no-sew blanket and other items to be donated to local agencies at Craft for a Cause at 10:30 a.m. on February 9 at the Lockport Branch.

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The Lockport Branch Library’s Under an Hour Book Club will focus on short stories and articles, all requiring less than an hour to read, and will take place at 5 p.m. on February 9 at the Lockport Branch.

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Teens can learn to create a video game using free computer animation software at 5 p.m. on February 11 at the Lockport Branch. Registration is required to attend, so sign up at the library.

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The South Lafourche Library offers free monthly line dancing classes. Stop by the library at 2 p.m. on February 12 for the next class.

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Celebrate the achievements of African Americans at the Raceland Branch Library’s Black History Month social at 4 p.m. on February 12 at the library. Refreshments will be served.

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Teens can create DIY launchers, catapults, buildings and boats to explore math during the Lockport Library’s STEAM of Progress at 5 p.m. on February 25. Be on the lookout for more STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics), coming soon to a library branch near you.