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LPPL wins 2013 Louisiana Teen Video Challenge
The Lafourche Parish Public Library, thanks to some creative and tech savvy teens, has been named Louisiana's 2013 Teen Video Challenge winner.
The Teen Video Challenge is a national competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program. Teens Juan Avila and Esteban Avila's video "Down Gator's Hole," which features the library's mascot Garcon, was chosen to represent Louisiana in the national Teen Video Challenge. Their winning video, filmed at the South Lafourche Branch, will compete against winners in 25 other states.
To view the library's video (and other states' winners), visit http://www.cslpreads.org
Congrats and good luck to Juan and Esteban.
Summer Reading begins Friday, May 31. Dig into Reading and Sign up!
Drop by your local branch to sign up for this year’s Louisiana Summer Reading Program. Read some great books, come to some awesome programs, and help us celebrate summer. Some programs require registration due to space limitations, so sign up early. It’s all free.
Chips and salsa, anyone? May is Latino Books Month
Check out our displays and programs celebrating Latino Books Month at all branches. Read a passage from a Latino book and enjoy chips and salsa at the Bayou Blue Branch at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.
Raceland Branch to host Memorial Day Community Social
The Raceland Branch is hosting a Memorial Day Community Social from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22. Mingle with neighbors, enjoy refreshments, and celebrate this special day at the library.
We want photos of your pet “reading”
Yes, reading. May is Get Caught Reading Month. Drop off photos of your pet “reading” at the Lockport Branch, and the library will make you a customized bookmark with your pet’s photo. For more info, call the Lockport Branch at 532-3158.
We're celebrating teachers
Students aren’t the only ones looking forward to summer. The Choctaw Branch is celebrating local teachers with a Teacher’s Day. Teachers are invited to come by the library from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 to relax, enjoy refreshments, and look forward to summer.
Students can also make cards for their teachers at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at the Raceland Branch.
Into scrapbooking? Or want to learn?
The library offers scrapbooking classes for you to make creative and original keepsake pages.
Bayou Blue Branch:
Thursday, May 2, 1:30 p.m. Sign up at the library or call 580-0634 to register.
Tuesday, May 21, 1:00 p.m.
Paint a hibiscus
Don’t just smell the flowers; learn to paint them, too, at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 at the Bayou Blue Branch. Space is limited, so sign up at the library or call 580-0634 to register.
Louisiana Civil Justice Center to offer free legal assistance at SL Branch
The Louisiana Civil Justice Center, a nonprofit organization, will set up its mobile legal help center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31 at the South Lafourche Branch. Representatives can help with filing new or reviewing old claims with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility for economic, property damage, and medical issues. They can also help with family and elder law issues. Spanish translation will be available.
Bingo! Need some adult time? Try playing Bingo!
Golden Meadow Branch: Tuesday, May 7, 11 a.m.
Larose Branch: Thursday, May 23, 2 p.m.
South Lafourche Branch: Friday, May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 10 a.m.
Free English classes begin soon/ Clases de inglés gratis comienzan poco
Know someone who speaks Spanish and wants to improve his or her English? Mention our free English classes. They begin in May at the Golden Meadow Branch.
Most of those spots are already filled, but we’re taking names for classes later at the South Lafourche and Larose branches.
Call Nadia (en Español) at 632-7140 to sign up or for more info. Thanks to the American Library Association and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for their support of this program.
Something Special for Mom for Mother’s Day
Mom’s special day is coming up and she’ll love receiving something handmade by you for Mother’s Day. Be sure to check out our other kids’ crafts throughout May.
Choctaw Branch: Thursday, May 9, 4:30 p.m.
Raceland Branch: Thursday, May 9, 4:30 p.m.
Like books? Make your own
Kids are invited to the Lockport Branch at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 to learn to make their own book. This craft is open to children ages 4 to 10.
Puppet shows to teach kids about hurricanes
Hurricanes can be scary for kids. Learn what they’re all about from Louisiana Spirit who will perform its hurricane awareness puppet show at the Thibodaux Branch twice this month. Show times are 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15 and 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20.
Like to draw? Check out our Manga drawing classes
Learn how to draw characters, story boards, and compose dialog. All supplies are provided.
Larose Branch: Tuesday, May 7, 4:00 p.m.
Lockport Branch: Wednesday, May 8, 4:00 p.m.
Thibodaux Branch: Friday, May 17, 4:00 p.m. Ages 12 and up.
“Take over” the Choctaw Branch to kick-off your summer
“Take over” the Choctaw Branch at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 31 to help kick-off summer. Choose what activities you want to do, like playing Wii or board games, kicking back on the computer, or even helping staff. Ages 10 and up.
If you have a question feel free to contact us or visit our FAQS page.