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Local libraries offer a variety of events in March

Local libraries offer a variety of events in March

The Lafourche Parish Public Library system offers a variety of events for every age throughout the month of March. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and take advantage of the many opportunities offered through the parish public libraries.

All library programs are free and open to the public.

Discover your ancestors with help from the Lockport Branch Library. Teens and adults can learn to research their family history using genealogy resources and databases at the Lockport Branch Library, 720 Crescent Avenue, at 10:30 a.m. on March 8.

Learn how to download free music from the library. Teens can learn to download free music from Freegal, a music downloading service to which the Lafourche Parish Public Library subscribes, during a brief tutorial at 4:30 p.m. on March 13 at the Bayou Blue Branch Library, 198 Mazerac Street. This program is free and open to the public.

LEGOs, K’nex … your library has that. Children, tweens, and teens can use their imagination to create complex structures from castles to spaceships and more at several LEGO and K’Nex creative building activities at the following Lafourche Parish Public Library branches in March. Supplies provided.

South Lafourche Branch, 16241 E. Main Street, Galliano: LEGO Club, ages 6 – 14, March 15, 2 p.m.; K’Nex Kids Club, ages 8 – 17, March 22, 2 p.m.

Create your own avatar at the Raceland Branch Library. Teens can learn to create their own avatars in celebration of Teen Tech Week at 5 p.m. on March 11 at the Raceland Branch Library, 177 Recreation Drive.

Keep those fitness resolutions alive at the Raceland Branch Library. Meet with others at the Raceland Branch Library for a walk around the nearby walking track at 11 a.m. on March 12, 19, and 26. Those attending should bring a towel and water bottle.

Clip coupons for military families at the Lockport Branch Library. Have some extra time? Drop by the Lockport Branch Library at 5 p.m. on March 18 to clip coupons that will benefit military families. The Lockport Branch Library has adopted a U.S. Air Force base in Okinawa, Japan; a U.S. Army base in Brussels, Belgium; and a military base in Rota, Spain, that houses U.S. Marine and Navy personnel as part of a program that sends expired coupons to military families overseas.

In 2013, the Lockport Branch sent more than $1,000 in coupons to the bases and will be sending more soon. For more information, call the library at 532-3158.

Gale Atkins Barrow, a local children’s book author, will lead a discussion and book signing of her new children’s book Teacher & Captain beginning at 3:30 p.m. on March 20 at the Raceland Branch Library.

Children and teens can celebrate National Kite Month with a free kite building and flying workshop at 4 p.m. on March 20 at the Lockport Branch Library. To ensure enough supplies for those attending, call the library at 532-3158 or visit the library to register for this program.

Enjoy international folktales and fables told in one of the oldest forms of storytelling when the Lockport Branch Library offers Shadow Puppet Theatre at 3 p.m. on March 21.

May Hitt, an area diabetes nurse, will be a guest speaker at the Lockport Branch at 2 p.m. on March 25. This program is free and open to the public.

The Lockport Branch is hosting its fourth annual amateur photography contest for people of all ages. Submissions will be accepted from March 1 to April 5. Stop by the library to pick up an entry form and contest rules to participate.