Calcasieu Parish Public Library events for Aug. 12 - Aug. 19

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Published: May. 19, 2022 at 8:24 AM CDT|Updated: May. 27, 2022 at 7:04 AM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Looking for fun free activities in your area? The Calcasieu Parish Public Library system has you covered. Here is a listing of all their events for Aug. 12 - Aug. 19.

You can find more information on these events and all the services your local library offers on their website HERE.

For more information on the Calcasieu Parish Public Library’s “Summer Reading Program,” you can find our article HERE.

A listing of the addresses and contact information of each branch is at the bottom of this article.

Aug. 13

Smart Start Back School Resource Fair at SWLA resource fair

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Epps staff will attend the Smart Start Community Back to School Resource Fair.  This event is hosted by SWLA credit union and SWLA Health connections.  Staff will have an informational table set up with back-to-school giveaways and informational flyers.

The resource fair will be at 2000 Opelousas Street.

Cat Tales: A reading program for kids at the Hobo Hotel for Cats & Kittens

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

The library is teaming up with Hobo Hotel for the purr-fect Caturday! Ready to work on your litter-acy and read to cats? Meet us on Saturday, August 13th, for a paws-itively great time!

Children in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to practice their literacy skills while reading to cats and kittens at Hobo Hotel! Join the library at 650 E. School St., Lake Charles, LA 70607. Parking is limited, so registration is required.

(This event is full)

Aug. 15

Central Library Story Time

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Join Central Library as we share stories, lead songs, rhymes, and fingerplays designed to develop and grow early literacy skills. We will share stories for 20-30 minutes, then have toys and activities for 20 minutes for the children to interact with others and to give the parents time to visit.

Youtube: Beekeeping with Mrs. Brandi

4 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Have you ever wondered about the secret life of bees? Well, in this presentation a local beekeeper will share her family’s adventures in beekeeping!

Mrs. Brandi Vidrine is local beekeeper in Vinton, Louisiana. She knows all the buzz about bees! Join us in today’s video to learn the basics and enjoy some of her personal experiences.

Aug. 17

Central Library Book Club

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The Central Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month to discuss their latest title! This month we’ll be discussing Jane Austen’s classic “Pride and Prejudice.”

Aug. 18

Library Board of Control Finance Committee Meeting

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Library Board of Control Committee meetings are held at the Central Library on the 2nd floor in the Thielen Conference Room. The address is 301 W. Claude Street in Lake Charles. Find out more about members of the Board, agendas and minutes, etc.

Story Time at Westlake Library

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Join the Westlake staff for stories, songs and activities that develop and grow early literacy skills.


Central Branch (337-721-7116) - 301 West Claude StreetLake Charles, LA 70605

Carnegie Memorial Branch (337-721-7084) - 411 Pujo St., Lake Charles, LA 70601

DeQuincy Branch (337-721-7087 or 337-786-4213) - This branch’s physical location is currently closed for renovations.

Epps Express Branch (337-721-7090) - 1320 N. Simmons St.,Lake Charles, LA 70601

Hayes Branch (337-721-7098 or 337-622-3605) - 7709 Perier St., Hayes, LA 70646

Iowa Branch (337-721-7101) - This branch is temporarily located at 517A North Thomson Ave. Iowa, LA 70647

Maplewood Outreach Center (337-721-7148) - 91 Center Circle, Sulphur, LA 70663

Moss Bluff Express Branch (337-721-7128) - 261 Parish Road, Lake Charles, LA 70611

Starks Branch (337-721-7107 or 337-743-6560) - 113 S. HWY 109, Starks, LA 70661

Sulphur Regional Branch (337-721-7138) - 1160 Cypress Street, Sulphur, LA 70663

SWLA Genealogy Branch (337-721-7110) - 411 Pujo St., Lake Charles, LA 70601

Vinton Express Branch (337-721-7095) - 1601 Loree St., Vinton, LA 70668

Westlake Branch (337-721-7113) - 937 Mulberry St., Westlake, LA 70669

Parish Admin phone number: (337) 721-7147

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