What's Happening: December 2021
The holiday season is back. 2021 has been a rollercoaster of a year. At LPPL, we continue to be thankful for our communities’ support of the library system. Even with all the events 2021 has thrown at us, LPPL strives to provide a multitude of programs and services for our patrons. So, take a break from the mayhem of the holidays and post-Ida life by stopping by one of our branches for some fun and free activities. This year, we’ll have Mrs. Claus visiting several of our libraries, as well as Take and Make crafts every week and in-branch programs. See below for a list of a few events throughout the parish for the month of December.
At this time, programming is still unavailable at our South Lafourche and Golden Meadow branches.
Mrs. Claus Visits the Library:
Bayou Blue-Mrs. Claus visits the library: Mrs. Claus will be visiting our library in the afternoon. Stop by to get your picture taken.
Monday, December 6, 3:00-5:00 PM
Lockport- Pictures with Mrs. Claus: Have you taken a picture with Mrs. Claus? Fret not! She’ll be making her way to the library to take pictures with everyone.
Thursday, December 9, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Raceland- Jingle Bells Storytime: Mrs. Claus is coming to town in this festive storytime!
Tuesday, December 21, at 11:00 AM
Thibodaux Branch-Christmas Open House w/ Mrs. Claus: Families with children of all ages are invited to come take photos with Mrs. Claus and create a Christmas-themed craft! Mrs. Claus will also provide story times at 15-20 minute intervals throughout the two hours. Christmas refreshments will be provided!
Tuesday, December 14, 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Larose- Mrs. Claus Visits Story Time: A story hour for children ages 2 to 5 that incorporates finger plays, song, and dance that follows with a craft program.
Thursday, December 16, 1:00 PM
Crafts & Events
*Harry Potter Event (Ages 10-16): Celebrate the holidays Hogwarts style! Grab your acceptance letter and join us as we get sorted into our Hogwarts houses, make house crests, prepare scrolls for class make a potion and get selected by your very own wand!
Registration is required, so don’t wait to reserve your spot! (15)
Thursday, December 9, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
*Kid’s Craft: Christmas Ornament (Ages 6-11): Kid’s are invited to make a jolly gnome Christmas ornament to hang on the tree with care.
Registration is required, so don’t wait to reserve your spot! (10)
Wednesday, December 15, 4:00 PM
Lady Chops presents: Here Come the Bells, So Many Bells! (All Ages): This is a high energy, interactive show for all ages where the kids and Lady Chops play the holiday hits! Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Feliz Navidad, Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bells, and of course, Little Drummer Boy (or girl) and more! And yes, there will be a whole lot of sleigh bells involved!
Monday, December 20, 5:00 PM
*Holiday Door Hanger (Ages 19-up): Get in the holiday spirit by making this fun holiday door hanger. Registration is required. (5)
Monday, December 6, 10:00 AM
*Gingerbread People (Ages 12-18): Create a giant felt gingerbread person using embellishments. Registration is required (6)
Tuesday, December 7, 3:00 PM
Book Reading (All Ages): Join us as we welcome local author Jill Pitre as she shares one of her newly published titles, Louisiana Swamp Adventures of Frankie and Larry.
Thursday, December 23, 1:00 PM
Crocheting with Ramona (Adults): Crochet a festive Christmas ornament for your tree.
Tuesday, December 14th, 1:30 PM
Snowman Belly Ornament (Ages 12-17): Make a cute and whimsical snowman ornament for your Christmas tree.
Wednesday, December 15th, 3:30 PM
Kids Craft Wednesday (Ages 6-11): Come to the library and make a simple craft of a Santa Claus face.
Wednesday, December 22nd, 4:00 PM
Paper Poinsettias Craft (Ages 5-11): Even young gardeners without a green thumb can craft a seasonal bloom that won’t fade. Wednesday, December 1, at 4:00 PM
Ugly Christmas Sweater Tie (Adults): Go overboard on decorating a tie where the gaudier the accessories, the more fashionable the tie.
Monday, December 6, at 4:00 PM
Snow Person Pinch Pot (Ages 13-16): Pinch and shape a seasonal snow person tray set to get organized for the holidays.
Monday, December 13, at 4:00 PM
Christmas- Craft: Candy Canes Story time (Ages 0-4): Enjoy movement, singing, stories and crafts.
Monday, December 6, 2021, 10:30 AM
Christmas Wreath (Adults): Join us in creating a Christmas wreath for the holidays.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 10:30 AM
Santa Fluffy Slime (Ages 8-16): Each participant will receive ingredients to make red fluffy slime for this holiday rendition of slime making.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 4:00 PM
Letters to Santa (Ages 0-5): Did you write a letter to Santa yet? If not, come join us as we write letters to Santa. Participants will receive an envelope and address label for mailing.
Thursday, December 2, 11:00 AM
Starburst Origami Ornament (Ages 12-17): For this craft, we’ll be using paper scraps to create a bio-degradable ornament.
Monday, December 13, 3:30 PM
*Holiday Wreaths (Adults): Come to the library and make a festive wreath to get you in the holiday spirit. Registration is required. (10)
Tuesday, December 14, 1:00 PM
*Christmas Wreath (Adults): Join us in making a beautiful wreath to decorate your home. Stop by the library to reserve your place. Registration is required (8)
Tuesday, December 7, 1:00 PM
*Glass Etching (Adults): Learn how to make beautiful glass etchings that make great DIY gifts. Stop by the library to reserve your place. Registration is required (8)
Tuesday, December 14, 1:00 PM
Paper Plate Christmas Tree: (Ages 5-15): Children and Teens can create a cute tree just in time for the holidays.
Wednesday, December 15, 4:15 PM
We have added a new magazine subscription service that will be available in January. It is a new magazine app from the makers of CloudLibrary, called CloudLibrary NewStand. The collection includes over 7,000 titles in more than 60 languages. All the titles are simultaneous use and available 24/7 to Lafourche Parish Public Library cardholders. While waiting for NewStand to launch, you can check out CloudLibrary, our free e-content subscription service. LPPL patrons have access to tons of ebooks and eaudiobooks through the free CloudLibrary app. CloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the content you want to read/listen to. The app is easily accessible via your smartphone, tablet, or the web. To access the free content, download the app to your device. After you download the app, login to your library. You will need to know your library card and PIN numbers. After you login, you can browse, borrow, and read to your heart’s content.
December is Learn a Foreign Language Month. Learning a new language by yourself can be hard and sticking to a routine even more difficult. At LPPL, you have access to Pronunicator, a personalized language learning tool available to you for free. You can create language courses that match your personal interests, occupation, learning goals, skill level, age, schedule and motivation. Start using Pronunciator today to learn languages for free with your library card. Pronunicator can be used on your smartphone, tablet or computer.
- Katie, Reference Librarian