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Local libraries to offer a variety of June events

Local libraries to offer a variety of June events

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

The 2015 Summer Reading Program begins June 1 at public libraries. Set a reading goal (you could win prizes at the end of the summer), sign up for art workshops, and learn more about summer programs, such as guest performers and more. Call your local library branch for more information.

Spiderman will visit the Raceland Library to help kick off the 2015 Summer Reading Program, which has a superhero theme. Children can visit with Spiderman and have their photos taken with the superhero at the Raceland Library, 177 Recreation Drive, on June 3, at 11 a.m. Don’t forget your camera!

Batman will visit several library branches to also help kick off the Reading Program. Children can visit with the Caped Crusader and have their photos taken with the superhero at the following libraries:
- South Lafourche Branch, 16241 E. Main Street, Cut Off: June 1, 11 a.m.
- Golden Meadow Branch, 1403 N. Bayou Drive: June 1, 3 p.m.
- Lockport Branch, 720 Crescent Avenue: June 2, 11 a.m.
- Larose Branch, 305 E. Fifth Street: June 2, 3 p.m.
Don’t forget your camera.

Veteran performer Frank Levy whose infectious love of theatre gets kids off their seats and acting up (in a good way) will take his show to the Lafourche Parish Public Library to open the Reading Program. Levy encourages children to draw out their acting abilities and enlists audience members as the cast and crew of a production performed on the spot. Join Levy when he visits the following locations:
- South Lafourche Branch, June 8, 10:30 a.m.
- Holy Savior Catholic School Cafeteria, 201 Church Street, Lockport: June 8, 2 p.m.
- Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, 314 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux: June 15, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will demonstrate how to properly assemble a child’s car seat and provide safety tips at a free event for parents from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 4 at the Raceland Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Enjoy a special story with a special princess at 2 p.m. on June 9 at the Raceland Library. This program is also free and open to the public.

Children and teens (ages 8 to 18) can create 3D art with the library’s 3Doodler pen at 3 p.m. on June 9 at the Larose Branch.

The Lockport Branch will host a series of MakerDays in June during which people of all ages can learn simple STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) techniques. The MakerDays will be held throughout the day at the library on June 13, June 15, June 27 and June 30.

The Lockport Branch will also host a five-session camp for children and teens ages 11 to 18 on building 2D role-playing games beginning June 13 at 2 p.m. at the library. Registration is required to attend, so sign up at the library.