What's Happening: April 2021
In-house programming returns to Lafourche library
Lafourche library branches are welcoming the return of in-house programs.
The Lafourche Parish Public Library will continue its slate of online programs and Take and Make crafts available from each branch for families to enjoy together at home.
However, the library is slowly incorporating more programs back in its branches for people of all ages.
Please continue to observe social distancing and wear face coverings while enjoying both scheduled and impromptu programs at your library branch.
Check your local branch’s calendar for upcoming events, and sign up in advance for programs that require registration to attend.
Here’s a sample of April’s offerings.
Storytimes are back at your library.
Children can take part in engaging and energetic storytime events that include stories, themed rhymes, songs, crafts, and other activities designed to get them moving and learning.
Join library staff for story hour at the following branches in April.
Bayou Blue Branch Library, 198 Mazerac Street: April 8, 9:30 a.m.
Golden Meadow Branch Library, 1403 N. Bayou Drive: April 7, 4 p.m.
Larose Branch Library, 305 E. Fifth Street: April 1 and April 15, 1 p.m.
South Lafourche Branch Library, 16241 E. Main Street, Cut Off: April 13, 10:30 a.m.
Thibodaux Branch Library, 705 W. Fifth Street: April 7 and April 21, 11:15 a.m. Laptime Storytime for infants and toddlers will be held at 10:30 a.m. on April 1.
Get crafty at your library
Take and Make craft kits remain available at all Lafourche library branches. However, in April, several of our library branches are bringing back in-person crafts, including fan favorites such as wreath making and creating slime.
Get creative at these scheduled craft programs in April.
Bayou Blue Branch: Teens can create a fridge magnet using tile at 3 p.m. on April 22.
Choctaw Branch Library, 1887 Choctaw Road: Adults can enjoy a morning of relaxation and painting at 10 a.m. on April 26. Get creative with your own theme, or use a template. Registration is required.
Gheens Branch Library, 153 N. Leon Drive: People of all ages can take part in Kindness Rocks at 4 p.m. on April 12. Paint uplifting and kind words on rocks and leave them around the community for others to find. Stop by later in the month to work on a variety of crafts during the library’s Lagniappe Crafts Maker Space at 4 p.m. on April 26. Choose a craft or two and use available supplies.
Larose Branch: Adults are invited to make a Spring wreath for home décor at 1 p.m. on April 6. Registration is required. Teens and adults who enjoy scrapbooking can work on their own layouts between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on April 20. The library will provide some supplies. Also, children and teens can celebrate the arrival of Spring by taking part in a windsock craft at 4:15 p.m. on April 28.
Lockport Branch Library, 720 Crescent Avenue: People of all ages are invited to create an Easter wreath at 3:30 p.m. on April 1. Registration is required.
South Lafourche Branch: Children and teens ages 8 to 18 can create slime at the library at 4:30 p.m. on April 1. Children are also invited to create a sensory bottle based on the Itsy Bitsy Spider at 4:30 p.m. on April 29. Registration is required for both activities.
Exercise with others at the library
Looking to get fit, or just want to engage in a healthy workout? Join library staff for a series of exercise programs at the following branches.
Bayou Blue Branch: Adults can join the Cardio Crew and exercise to low-impact videos at 9:30 a.m. on April 1, April 13, and April 29.
Choctaw Branch: Children ages 3 to 11 can get moving with a fun obstacle course and simple exercises, weather permitting, at 4 p.m. on April 12.
Gheens Branch: Join library staff and others for Gheens Gets Movin’ at 11 a.m. on April 7, April 14, April 21, and April 28.
Lockport Branch: Get fit with library staff at 9 a.m. on April 9. Registration is required.
Raceland Branch Library, 177 Recreation Drive: Get moving and shaking with Afternoon Cardio at 4 p.m. on April 15 and April 29.
South Lafourche Branch: Roll out the yoga mat and take part in relaxing yoga exercises at 2 p.m. on April 21. Registration is required.
Thibodaux Branch: Children and teens ages 12 to 16 can exercise with a round or two of Wii Just Dance at 4 p.m. on April 13. Adults are welcome to take part in Walk to Wellness at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on April 27.
Bingo is a favorite for many library visitors. Have a good time playing bingo with others for a chance to win small prizes. Pokeno is back as well at some branches.
Bingo will be held at the following branches.
Choctaw Branch: April 7, 2 p.m., for all ages. Registration is required.
Golden Meadow Branch: April 1 and April 22, 1 p.m., for adults. Registration is required.
Raceland Branch: April 8 and April 22, 4 p.m., for all ages.
South Lafourche Branch: April 9, 10 a.m. Registration is required.
The Golden Meadow Branch will also host pokeno at 1 p.m. on April 15 and April 29. Registration is required.
Lockport Branch to offer English as a Second Language help
Know someone who is interested in learning English? The Lockport Branch is offering classes on English basics to help with fluency. English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are being taught online, but staff are beginning to offer an in-person class for those who would prefer this type of class. Staff and participants will review ESL class material at 11 a.m. on April 15, April 22, and April 29. Please register by stopping at the reference desk in the library, registering online, or call the library at (985) 532-3158.
Don’t forget about Earth Day
Children ages 3 to 11 can enjoy a fun scavenger hunt in celebration of Earth Day and make a fun, simple Earth Day-themed craft at 4 p.m. on April 22 at the Choctaw Branch.
For more information about library news and events, visit www.lafourche.org.
- Katina, Area Librarian