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July 2024: Blogging with Dione

Have you found your summer adventure yet? There’s still time to participate in Lafourche Parish Library’s Summer Experience. You can still register and READ to win tons of prizes. Our library branches also have lots of activities and programs planned for July. Visit or call your local branch to register for these special must-see events and find out what else is taking place at your library.

Weekly Story Times

Join us for stories and shenanigans at our weekly story hours.

Bayou Blue:  Mondays at 10 AM

Choctaw:  Thursdays at 10 AM

Gheens:  Mondays at 10 AM

Larose:  Thursdays at 1 PM

Lockport:  Thursdays at 10:30 AM

Raceland:  Tuesdays at 11 AM

Thibodaux:  Wednesdays at 11:15 AM

Kids Cafe

Hang out with us and munch on a snack or meal at our Kids’ Café every Monday through Thursday.

Bayou Blue: 2:30 - 4:30 PM (Serving snacks)

Choctaw: 1:30 - 3:30 PM (Serving snacks)

Larose: 2:30 - 4:30 PM (Serving meals)

Lockport: 2:30 - 4:30 PM (Serving snacks)

Raceland: 2:30 - 4:30 PM (Serving meals)

Thibodaux:  2:30 - 4:30 PM (Serving meals)


Game and code with us during our Code Combat programs.

Bayou Blue:  July 15 & 29 at 2 PM

Choctaw:  July 10 at 2 PM; July 23 at 10 AM

Gheens:  July 23 at 2:30 PM

Larose:  July 5 at 10 AM

Lockport: July 8 at 4 PM; July 9, 10, 11, & 23 at 9 AM; July 22 at 11:30 AM; July 24 at 10 AM

Raceland:  July 22 at 10 AM

Storefront:  Every Tuesday & Thursday in July at 2 PM

Thibodaux:  July 11 at 1 PM

Escape Rooms

Take part in our Olympic Gold Escape Room and prepare to unlock mysteries to find the missing Olympic gold!

Bayou Blue: July 8 at 2 PM

Choctaw: July 9 at 2 PM; July 10 at 10 AM

Larose: July 16 at 1 & 3 PM

Lockport: July 5 at 3 PM; July 12 & 22 at 10 AM

Raceland:  July 25 at 3 PM

Thibodaux: July 3, & July 17 at 2 & 4 PM

Performances & Special Events

Join our special guests for magical shows and fun workshops at our branches or community partner locations.

Crescent Circus is a husband-wife duo fuse expertise in magic, circus arts with juggling, hula hooping, balancing stunts, and lots of comedy to deliver a one-of-kind magical experience on stage!

Tuesday, July 2, 10:00 AM, Cut Off Youth Center

Tuesday, July 2, 1:00 PM, Warren J. Harang Auditorium

Wednesday, July 3, 1:00 PM, Lockport Recreation Center


Bayou Lafourche Jr. Angler Program with Jean Lafitte National Historical Park: (Ages 8+) Join National Park Rangers in a fun-filled fishing program! Discover the wonders of our scaled, gilled, finny friends in this hands-on free event.

SOUTH:  Thursday, July 11, 2024 @ 10 AM, Cut Off Youth Center

CENTRAL:  Wednesday, July 10, 2024 @ 10 AM, Lockport American Legion

NORTH:  Tuesday, July 9, 2024 @ 10 AM, Jean Lafitte Park


Harvey Rabbit and Friends Enjoy the antics of Harvey Rabbit, Cecil the Orangutan, and T-Boy the Alligator with Laura and Tim Allured in a fun-filled, energetic show of ventriloquism, puppetry, music, magic, comedy, and audience participation!

Tuesday, July 16, 10:00 AM, Cut Off Youth Center

Tuesday, July 16, 3:00 PM, Warren J. Harang Auditorium

Wednesday, July 17, 10:00 AM, Lockport American Legion


*Challenge Island (All Ages): Register for this one-of-a-kind STEAM adventure and experience science in a fun-filled session of teamwork and invention. Registration is required to attend.

SOUTH:  Wednesday, July 17, 2024 @ 3 PM, Larose Branch Library

CENTRAL:  Wednesday, July 17, 2024 @ 1 PM, Lockport Branch Library

NORTH:  Thursday, July 18, 2024 @ 1 & 3 PM, Thibodaux Branch Library

Art Workshops

Learn new techniques and create one-of-a-kind creations with our traveling artists at their workshops. Registration is required for these workshops.


The Sky is the Limit with Shelby Toups (Ages 8-12): Let your creativity soar experimenting with paints to create a delightful art piece at a workshop led by local artist Shelby Toups.

Bayou Blue:  July 2 at 10 AM

Choctaw:  July 3 at 10 AM

Larose:  July 9 at 10:30 AM

Lockport:  July 15 at 10 AM

Raceland:  July 8 at 10 AM

Storefront:  July 10 at 10:30 AM

Thibodaux:  July 1 at 10 AM


Desert Dreams with Shelby Toups (Ages 11-17): With local artist Shelby Toups as guide, teens are invited to learn the power of implementing art techniques to create a desert masterpiece.

            Bayou Blue:  July 2 at 1 PM

Choctaw:  July 3 at 1 PM

Larose:  July 9 at 1:30 PM

Lockport:  July 15 at 1 PM

Raceland:  July 8 at 1 PM

Storefront:  July 10 at 1:30 PM

Thibodaux:  July 1 at 1 PM


A Flock of Color with Kristen Angelette (Ages 8-12): Use bursts of color for this summer adventure and create wildlife art that will make you want to shake your tailfeather.

Choctaw:  July 1 at 10 AM

Gheens:  July 9 at 10 AM

Larose:  July 15 at 10:30 AM

Lockport:  July 8 at 10 AM

Raceland:  July 11 at 10 AM

Storefront:  July 18 at 11 AM


Birds of a Feather with Kristen Angelette (Ages 16+): Gather together to create an exotic rainbow of wildlife art that'll spread some colorful tails around.

Choctaw:  July 1 at 2 PM

Gheens:  July 9 at 2:30 PM

Larose:  July 15 at 3 PM

Lockport:  July 8 at 2:30 PM

Raceland:  July 11 at 3 PM

Storefront:  July 18 at 2:30 PM


Treasure Map with Gail Dubis (Ages 8-12) Combine drawing and painting techniques to design a one-of-a-kind treasure map.

Bayou Blue:  July 11 at 10 AM

Choctaw:  July 17 at 10 AM

Larose:  July 10 at 10:30 AM

Raceland:  July 1 at 10 AM

Storefront:  July 15 at 11 AM

Thibodaux:  July 8 at 10 AM


Silhouette Castles with Gail Dubis (Ages 8-12): Put your personal twist to this mixed media art project to create a beautiful castle silhouette set against a magical watercolor sky.

            Bayou Blue:  July 11 at 2:30 PM

Choctaw:  July 17 at 2 PM

Larose:  July 10 at 3 PM

Raceland:  July 1 at 3 PM

Storefront:  July 15 at 2:30 PM

Thibodaux:  July 8 at 3 PM


Camping in the Woods with Katie Cheramie (Adults): Relax under the stars with a cozy camping painting.

Choctaw:  July 8 at 10 AM & 2 PM

Gheens:  July 16 at 10 AM & 2:30 PM

Larose:  July 1 at 10:30 AM & 3 PM

Raceland:  July 18 at 10 AM & 3 PM

Storefront:  July 3 at 11 AM & 2:30 PM

Thibodaux:  July 15 at 10 AM & 3 PM

Closing Celebrations

And finally, help us close out the summer by attending our Pawsome Pals Closing Celebrations where you can meet your favorite rescue dogs!

Bayou Blue:  July 22 at 10:30 AM (at Bayou Blue Recreation)

Choctaw:  July 24 at 10:30 AM

Gheens:  July 22 at 2 PM

Larose:  July 25 at 2 PM

Lockport:  July 25 at 10:30 AM

Raceland:  July 23 at 10:30 AM

Thibodaux:  July 24 at  2 PM (at Warren J. Harang Auditorium)

Freegal Music One more thing, don’t forget about Freegal. It’s FREE with your library card! Freegal has over eighteen million songs available to stream or download. With Freegal, you have access to over 200 genres of music including Rock, Pop, Classical, Jazz, Children’s, Soundtracks, Hip Hop, Country, Audio Books and many more. Download the free mobile app available for both iOS and Android or use in any browser. Visit our website or your local branch for more information.


Remember, “Adventure Begins at Your Library” this summer! Stop by your local branch or check out our website at We hope to see you soon! - Dione, Area Librarian


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