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Shelf Space: Local libraries list September events

Shelf Space: Local libraries list September events

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

A representative of the Learning Center of Lady of the Sea General Hospital will discuss baby safety at a program for parents on September 4 at the Larose Branch Library, 305 E. Fifth Street. The program will begin immediately after the library’s 11 a.m. Storytime.

The Lafourche Parish Public Library is offering its Fine Forgiveness/Fine Free program in September. The library will forgive charges in any amount for overdue, damaged, or lost items (except laptop fines) in exchange for varying amounts of nonperishable food or pet supplies (pet food, litter, etc.).

Any person who owes money to the library (for anything except laptop fines) can bring in items according to a suggested donation schedule to clear their library record and once again enjoy library services. Donated items will benefit local community organizations such as food banks and animal rescue organizations. The library will also forgive fines for any overdue items (except laptops) returned in good condition in September. For more information, visit your local library branch.

September is Library Card Signup Month. Stop by your local Lafourche Parish Public Library branch to sign up for a library card today to take advantage of not only books, audiobooks, magazines, popular movies, but also a host of electronic resources such as ebooks, free MP3 music downloads, streaming movies, and more. Call your local library branch for more information.

Free DIBELS tutoring for children in kindergarten through fourth grades is available at 5 p.m. on most Thursdays at the South Lafourche Public Library, 16241 E. Main Street in Galliano. Tutoring is provided by the library and done by a retired public school teacher. To sign up your child, call the library at (985) 632-7140.

The Larose Branch is celebrating International Chocolate Day, Roald Dahl Day (the creator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and Library Card Signup Month September 8 to September 12 with chocolate treats. Use your library card that week or sign up for one, and get chocolate treats, while supplies last. If your treat contains a Golden Ticket, you’ll get loads of chocolate. This program is free and open to the public.

Enjoy line dancing or want to learn? Stop by for a free line dancing session at 2 p.m. on September 11 at the South Lafourche Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Adults can make a fall wreath at the Golden Meadow Branch Library, 1403 N. Bayou Drive, at 11 a.m. on September 12. This program is also free and open to the public.

Converse with others in Cajun French when La Table Francaise meets at 4 p.m. on September 16 at the South Lafourche Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Children ages 8 to 11 years old can use Scratch, a free program, to learn animation basics and create their own animations at 3 p.m. on September 19 at the Lockport Branch Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Adults can make jewelry from everyday objects at a free craft program at 10:30 a.m. on September 22 at the Raceland Branch Library, 177 Recreation Drive. This program is free and open to the public.

The Lafourche Parish Public Library is observing Banned Books Week, an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. Check out a few of our Banned Books Week events. More are available at www.lafourche.org.
The Lockport Branch is hosting a Freedom to Read Out in observation of Banned Books Week, September 21–27. Join local authors and others as they read and share passages of books at 5 p.m. on September 22.

The Larose Branch’s Trading Titles Book Club will be held at 10:30 a.m. on September 24 at the library. Discuss books you’ve read and would recommend to others.

The Lockport Branch will host a Graphic Book Set Book Club, which will focus on comics and manga, at 5 p.m. on September 25 at the library.