Sign up your pre-school child in the Library’s 1,000 Book Before Kindergarten program in September. This national program aims to have parents reading 1,000 books to their infants and toddlers before the children start kindergarten to promote early literacy skills. Learn more and register your child at the following 1000 Books Before Kindergarten events:
Gheens Branch Library, 153 N. Leon Drive: Learn more about and register your children for the library’s program or if already registered, celebrate their achievements this year at 4:30 p.m. on September 3.
Need a workout partner? Drop by at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in September for Gheens Gets Movin’ and exercise with others. Water is provided.
Learn about apps and enjoy smoothies at the Gheens library: Seniors can enjoy refreshing smoothies, while supplies last, and learn how to use free library subscription services at 11 a.m. on September 4.
Experiment with science: Children and teens ages 8 to 16 can enjoy an afternoon of science experiments beginning at 3:30 p.m. on September 5. Make homemade ooblek and make it dance to music.
Prepare for the day with morning yoga at 11 a.m. on September 11 and September 18 for a morning stretch yoga that will prepare for the rest of the day.
Golden Meadow Library, 1403 N. Bayou Drive: Learn about this early 1,000 Book Before Kindergarten literacy program for infants and preschool children, sign up your child, and enjoy refreshments at 4 p.m. on September 6.
Golden Meadow library to host snack program for children, teens, for the library’s newest program, Snack Attack, where children ages 7 to 13 can make fun and simple snacks. At 2 p.m. on September 3, make s’mores trail mix, and at 4 p.m. on September 23, make apple nachos. Registration is required to attend both programs, so sign up early at the library.
Enjoy STEAM, snowballs at the Golden Meadow Branch. Code, construct, create, and have fun with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) resources at the library while enjoying snowballs, while supplies last. Join staff for STEAM and snowballs at 4 p.m. on September 10. This program is for children and teens ages 11 to 17.
Larose Library, 305 E. 7th St.: Learn more about an early 1,000 Book Before Kindergarten literacy program for infants and preschool children, and register your child for the upcoming year from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on September 12. You can also sign up your child at any time during the year.
Enjoy a yoga class centered around gentle movements intended to exercise joints and maintain mobility at 2 p.m. on Mondays and 3 p.m. on Fridays in September.
Lockport Library, 720 Crescent Ave: Learn more throughout the week from September 3 through September 7, at 10:30 a.m. on September 12, celebrate reading and early literacy storytime at the library.
Want to work on your fitness? Exercise with others four times weekly--at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Children ages 7 to 12 can sign up for Munch Bunch, an after-school snack program at 4 p.m. on September 13, make owl yogurt bowls, and at 4 p.m. on September 27, it’s pineapple smoothies. Registration is required to attend, so sign up early at the library.
Experiment with science and various household materials to create different types of slime at the Slime Squad at 2 p.m. on September 21.
Raceland Library, 177 Recreation Drive: Learn more about 1,000 Book Before Kindergarten and register your children and enjoy storytime at 11 a.m. on September 3.
Learn to create with the library’s Cricut Maker. Design and take home goodies at 4 p.m. on September 24.
Move and groove with family and friends during Family Fitness at 5 p.m. on September 30 at the Raceland Branch. This program is open to people of all ages.
South Lafourche Library: Celebrate the milestones of children in the library’s 1,000 Book Before Kindergarten program, and learn about enrolling your own child at 10:30 a.m. on September 7. Snowballs, cupcakes, and other refreshments served.
Create DIY Fall cake pops. Children and teens ages 8 to 18 can create an autumn-inspired cake pop at 4:30 p.m. on September 18 at the South Lafourche Branch. Registration is required to attend, so sign up early at the library.
Decorate autumn-inspired cupcakes. Adults can decorate an autumn-inspired cupcake from start to finish at 10:30 a.m. on September 11. Registration is required to attend, so sign up early at the library.
Learn new line dances or practice old ones at the Larose and South Lafourche branches. Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Line dancing sessions will be held at 1 p.m. on September 4 and September 18 at the Larose Branch, and at 2 p.m. each Thursday in September at the South Lafourche Branch.
Learn about becoming a U.S. citizen at the South Lafourche and Lockport libraries. A representative of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will host a citizenship seminar at the South Lafourche and Lockport branch libraries in September. Learn about the naturalization process and what you need to do to become a U.S. citizen. The seminar will take place at 5:30 p.m. on September 24 at the South Lafourche Branch, and at 11 a.m. on September 25 at the Lockport Branch.