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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

Public Library Programs for March 31-April 6

ADULTS

Central Library, 301 W. Claude Street, 721-7116

Introduction to the Internet: 10 a.m., Monday. This two hour class will cover Internet basics, including searching and safety, with hands on practice. Attendees should have basic keyboard and mouse skills to attend. Registration is required.

Tech Tuesdays: 10 a.m., Tuesday. The Best Buy Geek Squad will assist participants who have questions with their hand held devices. Examples include ebook readers, smart phones, tablet computers, etc. For more information call 721-7118. 

American Mosaics: Multicultural Readings in Context: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday. Join us for a three-part RELIC series in which we will provide a survey of one of the most fascinating area of America's multi-cultural literature, the literature of immigration and acculturation. This literature offers the reader a meditation on what the idea of America really is, as reflected in the dreams and aspirations of the various peoples who have sought equal participation in our democracy. This program is made possible through support from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.  Registration is required.

Memoir Writing Workshop: 6 p.m., Tuesday. Participants will enjoy this free 6-week course focusing on the different aspects of memoir writing. Dr. Gabriel Morley, a writer and librarian, will lead the class. Registration is required.

Internet: Beyond Basics: 10 a.m., Thursday. This two-hour class is an intermediate level course for adults who would like to expand their knowledge of online searching and safety. We will cover topics such as improved search techniques, browser history, RSS feeds, and much more.  To attend this class you must have basic knowledge of online searching or have attended the "Introduction to the Internet" class. Registration is required. 

DeQuincy Library, 102 W. Harrison St., 721-7087, 786-4213 (DeQuincy residents)

Spring Cleaning: 10 a.m., Thursday. Adults will discuss cleaning tips using natural products. Registration is required.

Fontenot Memorial Library, 1402 Center St., Vinton, 721-7095

Coffee and History: 9:30 a.m., Monday. Patrons in the community will share photos and history of the Vinton area.

Reading Group Discussion: 4 p.m., Tuesday. Join us as we discuss Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. Light refreshments will be served. 

Free Vita Tax Services: 9 a.m., Friday. VITA will be offering free tax services. First come, first served.

Iowa Library, 107 East First St., 721-7101, 582-3597 (Iowa residents)

Free Legal Advice: 2 p.m., Thursday. In partnership with the Southwest Louisiana Bar Foundation, the Calcasieu Parish Public Library will host Free Legal Advice sessions. Local attorneys will be on hand to speak with attendees on a one-to-one basis. First come, first served.

Moss Bluff Library, 261 Parish Road, 721-7128

Book Discussion for Adults: 1 p.m., Tuesday. We will discuss The Sisters by Nancy Jensen.  Coffee will be served and staff will be prepared to give you recommendations on your next read.

Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library, 411 Pujo Street, 721-7110

Tidbits of History: Professional Baseball in Southwest Louisiana: 10 a.m., Tuesday. Brandon Shoumaker will speak about the interesting history behind professional baseball in Southwest Louisiana.

Starks Library, 113 S. Hwy. 109, 743-6560 (Starks residents) or 721-7107

Couponing: 10 a.m., Wednesday. Adults will collect coupons, share ideas about couponing, and enjoy refreshments. Registration is required.

 

TEENS

Central Library, 301 W. Claude Street, 721-7116

Teen Writers Group: 5 p.m., Monday. Teens who love writing will hear from published authors and professors. Registration is required. 

Animanga Club: 5 p.m., Thursday. Students in grades 6-12 who love Anime movies and Manga comics gather twice a month to share opinions, create calendars, plan the annual convention, and learn more about these art forms. Interested young adults can sign up at the YA Desk at Central Library and pick up a form. Registration is required to participate.

DeQuincy Library, 102 W. Harrison St., 721-7087, 786-4213 (DeQuincy residents)

Bracelets: 4 p.m., Tuesday. Teens will create their own personalized bracelet. Registration is required.

Epps Memorial Library, 1320 North Simmons St., 721-7090

Epps Anime Club: 4 p.m., Friday. All ages will learn about Japan and Japanese culture.  Attendees will read Manga comics, watch Anime films, and learn Japanese style drawing techniques. 

Starks Library, 113 S. Hwy. 109, 743-6560 (Starks residents) or 721-7107

Friday Flix: 3:30 p.m., Friday. Teens will enjoy a fun movie at the library! Registration is required. 

Sulphur Regional Library, 1160 Cypress Street, 721-7141

Wii Wednesdays. 3 p.m., Wednesday. Teens can relax with friends and enjoy a Wednesday afternoon of Nintendo Wii and board games. 

Westlake Library, 937 Mulberry Street, 721-7113

Teens Spring Craft: 3:30 p.m., Tuesday. Tweens will complete a spring craft activity

 

CHILDREN

Carnegie Memorial Library, 411 Pujo St., 721-7084

Story Time: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday. 

Central Library, 301 W. Claude Street, 721-7116

Story Time: 10 a.m., Monday. 

Fun with Fideaux: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday. The SWLA Humane Society will bring trained dogs to the library where children will pick out a book, pick a dog, and read aloud to the dog. It is a non-threatening way for kids, who might be uncomfortable reading, to relax and learn to enjoy reading, as the dog will not interrupt, correct, find fault, or do anything other than listen.  For more details, contact the Central Library Children's Department at 721-7117.

DeQuincy Library, 102 W. Harrison St., 721-7087, 786-4213 (DeQuincy residents)

Story Time: 2 p.m., Wednesday. 

Friday Flix: 3:30 p.m., Friday. Families will enjoy a fun movie at the library! 

Fontenot Memorial Library, 1402 Center St., Vinton, 721-7095

Spring Story Time: 10 a.m., Thursday. 

Hayes Library, 7709 Perier St., 721-7098, 622-3605 (Hayes residents)

Earth Day: 3 p.m., Wednesday. Join us for an Earth Day celebration. 

Maplewood Library, 91 Center Circle, 721-7104

Story Time: 1 p.m., Thursday. 

Moss Bluff Library, 261 Parish Road, 721-7128

Crafty Kids Story Time: 3:30 p.m., Tuesday. All ages, especially children in kindergarten through second grade, will enjoy stories and a craft. 

Story Time: 10 a.m., Wednesday.

Starks Library, 113 S. Hwy. 109, 743-6560 (Starks residents) or 721-7107

Story Time: 2 p.m., Wednesday. 

Tweenkies: Library Time!: 3:30 p.m., Thursday. The Tweenkies will create an altered book using old books, feathers, beads, and other craft items. Registration is required.

Sulphur Regional Library, 1160 Cypress Street, 721-7141

Story Time: 10 a.m., Monday. 

Westlake Library, 937 Mulberry Street, 721-7113

Tweens Spring Craft: 3:30 p.m., Monday. Tweens will complete a spring craft activity.

Story Time: 10:30 a.m., Thursday. 

For a complete listing of library programs, resources and services please visit http://calcasieulibrary.org.

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