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Upcoming Calcasieu Parish Library Programs

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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

Various Calcasieu Parish Public Library locations have announced the following programs for June 9-15:

ADULTS

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

Painting Plaques: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 13. Adults will create and paint a decorative plaque. Participants will receive a plain wooden plaque and paint to create their own work of art. Registration is required.

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

Blind Date with a Book: All month long during regular operating hours. Looking for a way to spice up your summer reading? Stop by Central library to pick up a "blind date." Simply stop by the Reference Desk, pick up a wrapped book, check it out, and then unwrap to see what book you have!

Novel Planters: 1:30 p.m., Monday, June 10. Adults will create unique planters out of old novels.  Registration is required.

What's Shaking in the Family Trees?: 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 12. Adults interested in learning genealogy research will learn how to get started. Registration is required.

Dig Into Local Eating: 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 12. Adults will learn how to eat healthy with locally produced food from SWLA. Local experts Liz Brown, Rebecca Breaux, and Jacob Manceaux will share their passion for supporting local growers, insider tips, favorite local products, and much more. 

Internet Basics: 1 p.m., Thursday, June 13. Adults will cover Internet basics. Attendees must have basic keyboard and mouse skills to attend. Registration is required.

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

Strike Gold-Under the Clutter: 10 a.m., Thursday, June 13. Adults will participate in an "Organizing Your Life" book talk, a Pinterest activity, an organizing pocket craft, and a fun movie! Registration is required.

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

Read and Share Family Story Time: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 11. Parents and children will take home a book to read and will discuss it the following week. Registration is required.

Pop-Up Greeting Cards: 6 p.m., Thursday, June 13. Adults will make pop-up greeting cards with various paper materials. Registration is required.

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

Coffee and History: 9:30 a.m., Monday, June 10. Patrons in the community will share photos and articles of history about the surrounding area.

Adult Planting Time: 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 11. Adults will learn about planting while creating a clay planter. Supplies will be provided.

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

Garden Signs: 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 11. Adults will paint garden signs to display in their summer or fall gardens. Registration is required.

Moss Bluff Library, 261 Parish Road, 721-7128

Garden Party: 10 a.m., Friday, June 14. Adults can help beautify the library patio during this hands-on program. Basics gardening tips will be discussed and refreshments will be served. 

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

Groundbreaking-Digs into the Past: 10 a.m., Friday, June 14. Adults will enjoy a book talk, candy dish and hieroglyphics craft, and a movie. Registration is required. 

Sulphur Regional Library, 1160 Cypress Street, 721-7141

Brunch and a Movie: 100 a.m., Friday, June 14. Participants will watch Part 1 of a classic movie and enjoy a light brunch. Registration is required.

 

TEENS

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

No Sew Tote Design: 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 11. Teens will create attractive beach and book bags using colorful fabrics and durable duct tape. Registration is required.

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

Eye Bombing Challenge: All Day, Monday, June 3-Friday, June 21. Eye Bombing is the act of placing googly eyes on inanimate objects and teens can take photos of their eye bombing missions and send them to the library.  For more information on how and where to email your photos, contact the Central Library Young Adult Librarian at (337) 721-7121.

100 Things That Make Me Smile Poster Display: All Day, Monday, June 3-Friday, June 21. Teens can show off the "real you" by creating a word cloud about them themselves. Simply write your first name on a large poster board and create a word cloud around it of the 100 things that make you smile. Finished projects can be turned in to staff members at Central Library. 

Tale Weavers Practice: 9:30 a.m., Monday, June 10. Teens that love acting or need public speaking practice will enjoy this acting group. Practices are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings each week in June with performances in July at area libraries. Registration is required.

Games that Challenge: 2 p.m., Monday, June 10. Can you use Shakespearian phrases to best your opponent or build the highest tower using noodles, string, tape, and a marshmallow?  Come give it your best! Registration is required.

Online Game Playing: 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 12. Teens will have the chance to go one on one with other teens playing Roblox. Registration is required.

Moveable Mummies and Glowing Eyeballs: 2 p.m., Friday, June 14. Teens that love Halloween and scary stuff will learn how to make these fascinating items.  Registration is required.

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

It's Jawsome – Under the Water: 2 p.m., Thursday, June 13. Teens will participate in a "Shark Wars" book talk, activity, craft, and movie. Registration is required.

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

Rain Clouds: 12 p.m., Wednesday, June 12. Teens will make realistic rain clouds for decorating. Registration is required.

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

Teen Art with Beverly Koonce: 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 12. Art teacher, Beverly Koonce, will instruct teens on basic art techniques. Supplies will be provided.

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

Battle of the Ages: 4 p.m., Thursday, June 13. Teens that play the YU-GI-OH card game will have a tournament. 

Moss Bluff Library, 261 Parish Road, 721-7128

Book Hedgehogs: 2 p.m., Monday, June 10. Teens will make book hedgehogs by folding the pages of old books. 

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

Surviving the Subcultures - Steampunk, Graffiti, and Going Green: 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 11.  Teens will participate in a "Guinness World Records:  Game Edition" book talk, a graffiti on the sidewalk activity, a jolly rancher craft, and a movie! Registration is required.

Sulphur Regional Library, 1160 Cypress Street, 721-7141

Monster Cake Pops: 2 p.m., Monday, June 10. Teens will decorate monster-on-a-stick cake pops.  Supplies will be provided. 

Westlake Library, 937 Mulberry Street, 721-7113

Young Adult Programming:  3:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 11. Teens will explore the Teen Reading Program with books, crafts, games, and other various fun activities.

 

CHILDREN

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

Dinosaur Story Time and Craft:  10:30 a.m., Monday, June 10. 

Dinosaur Story Time and Craft:  10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 11.

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

Finding Harry, Henrietta, and Hermione Hedgehogs:  All day, Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, June 30.  Children are encouraged to find stuffed hedgehog dolls that are hidden somewhere in the Central Children's Department for a prize. 

Story Time: 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 11.

Story Time: 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 11.

Story Time:  6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 11.

Dig the Beat with Carla Breaux: 2 p.m., Thursday, June 13. Carla Breaux is bringing her interactive music program to the library and will have instruments for children to play.

Tween SWAMP Readers: 10 a.m., Friday, June 14. Tweens in grades 3-5 will enjoy crafts and a book talk.  Registration is required.

Friday Movie Time: 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 14. Grab a pillow and come watch a movie!  All movies are rated G or PG. 

Lego Building at Your Library: 1 p.m., Saturday, June 15. Bring a friend and make some new ones as you let your imagination run wild while creating with Lego bricks!  Legos will be provided.

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

Into the Past-Pyramids: 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 11. Tweens will participate in a "Pharaoh's Boat" book talk, along with crafts and a movie! Registration is required.

Creeping Critters: 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 12. Preschoolers will participate in a bunny themed story time, craft, and movie. 

The Burrows Club – Feeling Antsy: 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 12. The Tweenkies will participate in a "Diary of a Worm" book talk, with a fun craft, games, and a movie to follow. Registration is required.

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

Groundbreaking Snacks: 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 11. Kids of all ages will make weird snacks to take home or eat right away. Registration is required.

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

Toddler Planting Time: 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 11. Toddlers will sing, plant seeds, and learn how to take care of plants.

Tween Planting Time: 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 12. Tweens will create a planter and plant seeds.  Supplies will be provided. 

SRP Planting Time: 10 a.m., Thursday, June 13. Children will read about seeds and plants before planting them. Supplies will be provided.

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

Holey Moley: 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 12. Children will enjoy underground adventures with fun stories!

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

Book Bunch- Cave Paintings: 2 p.m., Monday, June 10. Children will learn about cave paintings then make their very own! Registration is required.

Story Time: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 12.

Moss Bluff Library, 261 Parish Road, 721-7128

Karate for Kids: 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 11. The Moss Bluff Karate for Kids will give a demonstration of martial arts techniques. 

Story Time: 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 12.

Just Dance: 2 p.m., Thursday, June 13. Children of all ages will enjoy an afternoon of playing Just Dance on the Wii console. 

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

Creepy Crawlers: 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 12. Preschoolers will participate in an ant themed story time and craft. 

National Wildlife Refuge Visit with Jerry Doucet: 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 12.  Jerry Doucet will let you in on the secrets of the area refuges.  Wait until you see what he brings! 

Bugs! Bugs!: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 12. The Tweenkies will participate in an ant and grasshopper book talk, craft, and movie!  Registration is required.

Sulphur Regional Library, 1160 Cypress Street, 721-7141

Special Guest - Suzy Heck: 11 a.m., Monday, June 10. Suzy Heck from Heckhaven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will present animals rescued from the wild.

Story Time: 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 11.

Story Time: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 12.

Story Time: 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 12.

Tweens-Cave Drawings: 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 12. Tweens will use chalk and markers to create cave drawings. 

Tweens – Movie Matinee: 2 p.m., Saturday, June 15. Tweens will enjoy an afternoon movie and popcorn. 

Westlake Library, 937 Mulberry Street, 721-7113

Tweens Weekly Programming: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday June 11. Tweens will explore books, crafts, games, and activities during the Summer Reading Program!

Story Time:  10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 13.

Storytelling with Dr. Delma Porter: 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 14. Dr. Delma Porter from McNeese State University will entertain the audience with her fun and fascinating stories.

For more information, visit http://calcasieulibrary.org.

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