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Local libraries to offer variety of March events

Local libraries to offer variety of March events

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 take advantage of the many opportunities offered through the parish pubic libraries.

Every March, libraries across the country celebrate all things Dr. Seuss. Join the Parish Library in celebrating Dr. Seuss and Read Across America with Seuss-inspired story hours, crafts, and other activities. All programs are free and open to the public.

Children 12 years of age and younger can pick up a Dr. Seuss craft, while supplies last, to create at home on March 2 at the Larose Branch, 305 E. Fifth Street.

Enjoy Dr. Seuss skits, book readings, and more at Seuss-a-palooza at 4 p.m. on March 2 at the Lockport Branch, 720 Crescent Avenue.

The South Lafourche Library, 16241 E. Main Street in Galliano, will host a Dr. Seuss story hour for children, complete with stories, a craft, and more, at 10:30 a.m. on March 3. Preschool-aged children can receive a free Dr. Seuss book, while supplies last, at the storytime, thanks to a grant from Entergy.

Enjoy a Dr. Seuss storytime and craft at 4 p.m. on March 5 at the Raceland Library, 177 Recreation Drive.

The Lockport Library, will host a Dr. Seuss storytime at 10:30 a.m. on March 5 featuring stories, songs, activities and a craft. Children can also pick up a Dr. Seuss take-home craft on March 19, while supplies last.

Bring the family by the following libraries for free photos with the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget your camera or smartphone: Larose Branch: March 26, 11 a.m.; Golden Meadow Branch: March 31, 5 – 6 p.m.

Children and their families can hunt for Easter eggs this holiday season at several branches of the Parish Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public: Larose Branch, March 26, 11 a.m.; South Lafourche Branch, March 31, 10:30 a.m.

Learn to arm knit (knitting without needles) to make beautiful yarn creations at 10:30 a.m. on March 3 and March 17 at the Lockport Library. Call 532-3158 for more information.

Share your culture, food, and language with area French teachers during the Lockport Library’s French Cultural Exchange at 5:30 p.m. on March 4.

Children and teens can learn how temperature affects leaves and their colors throughout the seasons with hands-on experiments at 3:30 p.m. on March 9 at the South Lafourche Branch. Registration is required, so sign up at the library.

Teens can create 3D art with the Lafourche Parish Library’s new 3D Doodle pen. Three library branches will be offering 3D pen art programs in March. These programs require registration, so sign up at the library: South Lafourche Branch, March 10, 3:30 p.m.; Raceland Branch, March 12, 4 p.m.

Learn basic crochet techniques during a free class at 10:30 a.m. on March 11 and 25 at the Lockport Library. Crocheters of all levels are welcome to attend.

Teens can create their own RPG (role-playing game) video game during the Lockport Library’s teen Game Design Camp, thanks to a grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association and Best Buy. This program will take place at 4 p.m. on March 11, 18 and 25 and at 2 p.m. on March 14 and 28. Registration is required, so sign up at the library.

The Larose Branch Library is hosting a celebration honoring a local women’s group Lafourche Volunteers for Family and Community for their work in “weaving the stories of women’s lives.” This program will take place at 1:30 p.m. on March 12. It is free and open to the public.

Learn line dances new and old at a free line dancing session at 2 p.m. on March 12 at the South Lafourche Branch. This program is free and open to the public.

Children can get a free copy of one of the books read at the Golden Meadow Library’s Storytime and bilingual Storytime at 4 p.m. on March 11 and 5 p.m. on March 17, respectively. Children must be registered to receive a free book, and there is a limit of one book per household, while supplies last. Register at the library. This program is made possible by a grant from Target.

Converse with others in Cajun French when La Table Francaise meets at 4 p.m. on March 17 at the South Lafourche Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Children can create with Play-Doh and meet new friends at 11 a.m. on March 21 at the South Lafourche Branch’s Play-Doh Day. Play-Doh is provided.

The Lockport and Thibodaux branch libraries are hosting Worlds Collide, a Scholastic event that will bring together fans and author of Scholastic’s The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring, Spirit Animals and TombQuest series.

Join the Lockport Library, for a celebration of several middle-school Scholastic book series, including The 39 Clues, with crafts, games, and more at 5 p.m. on March 26. Call the library at 532-3158 for more information.

Stop by the Raceland Branch at 4 p.m. on March 24 for Pac Man – with a twist, followed by a craft for all ages.

A representative of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center will discuss women’s health issues and preventative steps toward a healthy lifestyle during a free presentation at 10:30 a.m. on March 25 at the Raceland Branch. This program is free and open to the public.

The Lockport Library is seeking families to create meaningful art throughout the day on March 31 to display in the library. Art supplies will be available.