Calcasieu libraries announce programs for March 1-7

Calcasieu libraries announce programs for March 1-7

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Public Library:

The following programs have been announced at various Calcasieu Parish Public Library locations for March 1-7:

ADULTS

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

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

:  A traveling exhibition, on display during branch hours.  January 23-March 6.

Friends of the Library-Calcasieu Book Sale

:  3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1. The Friends of the Library-Calcasieu will have books for sale until 5:00 p.m.

Tech Tuesday

:  10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 3.  Library staff will be available to chat one on one with patrons who have questions about their mobile devices.  Examples include eReaders, smart phones, tablet computers, and more.

Friends of the Library-Calcasieu Book Sale

:  10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 3. The Friends of the Library-Calcasieu will have books for sale until 12:00 p.m.

Friends of the Library-Calcasieu Book Sale

:  2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 5. The Friends of the Library-Calcasieu will have books for sale until 4:00 p.m.

Maker Hours

:  5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 5.  Visit the Innovation Studio at Central Library every Thursday evening to tinker with fun technology, including 3D printing.  For more information visit

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

Tech Thursday – Library Basics 101

:  10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 5.  Adults will learn how to use Facebook while setting up an account.

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

Basic Computing – Email

:  10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 7.  Adults will learn how to setup and use an email account.  Devices are welcome!  Registration is required.

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

Coffee and History

:  9:30 a.m., Monday, March 2.  Patrons in the community will share photos and articles of history about the surrounding area.

Book Discussion

:  4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 3.  Adults will discuss “A Wanted Man” by Lee Child.

Free Income Tax Services

:  9:00 a.m., Friday, March 6.  VITA will be available for free income tax services for those who are eligible.

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

Tidbits of History – History of the Sulphur Mines and the Town of Sulphur

:  10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 3.  Thom Trahan, executive director of the Brimstone Museum, will speak about the history of Sulphur and the mines that gave it the name.

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

Plant Markers

:  10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 4.  Adults will make plant markers for their gardens and will learn more about edible gardens.

Westlake Library, 937 Mulberry Street, 721-7113

Friends of the Library-Calcasieu Book Sale

:  12:00 p.m., Monday, March 2.  The Friends of the Library-Calcasieu will have books for sale until 4:00 p.m.

Friends of the Library-Calcasieu Book Sale

:  12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 3. The Friends of the Library-Calcasieu will have books for sale until 4:00 p.m.

First Ladies who Loved to Read:

10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 4.  Barbara Bodin will share stories about various First Ladies and their different literary interests and projects.

Friends of the Library-Calcasieu Book Sale

:  12:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 4. The Friends of the Library-Calcasieu will have books for sale until 4:00 p.m.

Friends of the Library-Calcasieu Book Sale

:  12:00 p.m., Friday, March 6. The Friends of the Library-Calcasieu will have books for sale until 4:00 p.m.

TEENS

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

Divergent Party

:  3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3.  Teens will enjoy a program based on the popular book series.  Registration is required.

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

Teen Tech Week Vine Contest

:  During branch hours, February 9 – March 30.  Students in grades 6-12 will make a 5 to 6 second movie clip that will be posted online for the public to vote on.  Entries can be submitted February 9-March 2.  Online voting will take place March 9-27, with the winner announced on March 30.  For more info call 721-7121.

Tech Teens

:  4:30 p.m., Monday, March 2.  Teens will learn about film making, computer programming, and other cool electronics.

ACT Tips

:  6:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 3.  Darren Alcock, Math Professor at McNeese State University, will review the ACT test and provide study tips.  Registration is required.

Animanga Group

:  4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 5.  Teens who love Anime and Manga will meet to share and learn more about the culture surrounding them.

ACT Practice Test

:  9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 7.  Teens who will be taking the ACT test will have the opportunity to take a practice ACT test to find out where their strengths and weaknesses are.  Registration is required.

Teen Advisory Board

:  2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7.  The Central Library TAB group will help choose library YA programs, plan new clubs/groups, and give their opinion on what is popular with teens in the community.

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

Teen Tuesday

:  4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 3.  Teens will participate in a friendly bowling competition.

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

Anime Club

:  3:30 p.m., Friday, March 6.  Teens will enjoy their favorite Anime shows and find news ones to love!

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

Teen Time

:  3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3.  Teens will make a bowling game and then compete.

Sulphur Regional Library, 1160 Cypress Street, 721-7141

Wii Wednesdays

:  3:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 4.  Teens will play an afternoon of Wii games.

CHILDREN

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

Story Time

:  10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 4.

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

Story Time

:  10:00 a.m., Monday, March 2.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

:  3:30 p.m., Monday, March 2.  Members of the Lake Charles Rotary Club and local celebrities will read their favorite Dr. Seuss books.

Fun with Fideaux

:  6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3.  Children will pick out a book and read it to therapy dogs provided by the SWLA Humane Society.  Each dog is supervised by the handlers.

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

Story Time

:  2:00 p.m.,  Wednesday, March 4.

Friday at the Movies

.  4:00 p.m., Friday, March 6.  Families will enjoy refreshments and a fun, family oriented movie.

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

Story Time

:  11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 4.

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

Story Time

:  10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 5.

Sensory Story Time

:  4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 5.  Children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory processing issues will enjoy a special story time designed just for them. Registration is required.

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

Story Time

:  10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 4.

Story Time

:  4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 4.

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

Story Time

:  10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 4.

Maplewood Library, 91 Center Circle, 721-7104

Story Time

:  1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 5.

Moss Bluff Library, 261 Parish Road, 721-7128

Story Time

:  10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 4.

Ravenous Readers Book Club

:  4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 5.  3

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Sensory Story Time

:  2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7.  Children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory processing issues will enjoy a special story time designed just for them. Registration is required.

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

Story Time

:  2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 5.

Friday Family Film

:  3:30 p.m., Friday, March 6.  Families will enjoy refreshments and a fun, family oriented movie.

Sulphur Regional Library, 1160 Cypress Street, 721-7141

Story Time

:  10:00 a.m., Monday, March 2.

Westlake Library, 937 Mulberry Street, 721-7113

Story Time

:  10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 5.

For a complete listing of library programs, resources and services, visit

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