At the Library in April

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April 3, 2013
Andrew Calise Freeman
April 8, 2013

TERREBONNE PARISH

“WHY SHOULD WE SAVE COASTAL LOUISIANA”



Throughout April and May



Bayou Grace’s photo project is raising awareness nationwide about the continuing land loss that is changing the shape of Terrebonne Parish and threatening the existence of our coastal communities.

Terrebonne Main Branch


“NATIONAL POETRY MONTH”



Throughout April

Drop off a copy of a poem you’ve written. All submitted works – dropped off or emailed to ljones@mytpl.org – will be displayed. All ages welcome.



North Branch



“MOLLY GETS A LIBRARY CARD”

April 16



This puppet show, geared toward pre-K through 3rd graders, promotes reading in recognition of national library week.



6 p.m., Terrebonne Main Branch

“AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!”


April 18



An army of 3rd through 7th graders is needed to rally up Marvel’s Avenger Hedgehogs that are on the loose! “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” are being made from discarded books. The recycled books will be used to build a general display “born on this day.”

4 p.m., Terrebonne Main Branch



“DINNER & A MOVIE”



April 17

After making biscuit pizzas, teens will enjoy watching “Life of Pi.”



6 p.m., Terrebonne Main Branch



“TAG”

April 9



The Teen Advisory Group plans activities – a great extra-curricular idea for college applicants.



3 p.m., North Branch

“SHARE YOUR PICTURES OF HISTORIC TERREBONNE”



April 18



Do you have old photos of Terrebonne Parish you’d like to share. The library is helping preserve local history by collecting photographs showing lifestyles and landmarks from the past. Bring in your photos and the library will scan them. Limit 20 per household, from 1990 or earlier. We’re particularly interested in pictures showing places and activities that have changed over the years.

6 p.m., Terrebonne Main Branch



LAFOURCHE PARISH


“GRANDPARENTS & GRANDCHILDREN BINGO”

April 3



Grandparents and their offspring’s offspring compete for Snack Packs – popcorn and soda or cookies and juice.



4:30 p.m., Choctaw Branch

“DROP EVERYTHING AND READ”

April 8-12

To commemorate author Beverly Cleary’s birthday, youngsters who visit the library and read for 30 minutes receive a certificate and stickers.

Lockport Branch

“GARDENING BASICS”

April 11

LSU AgCenter specialist Mike Hebert discusses gardening success. Participants get a plant to start and take home.

4 p.m., Lockport Branch

“ANIME CLUB”

April 13

Enjoy “Castle in the Sky” and snack of Japanese goodies. Open to ages 11 to 17. Registration required.

2 p.m., Lockport Branch

“OPEN MIC NIGHT”

April 17

Come share your talents – sing, act, dance, tell jokes or be creative. No registration is necessary. Just show up and do your thing.

5:30 p.m., Thibodaux Branch

“A DARKER SHADE OF BLUE”

April 23

Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii discusses his book, “A Darker Shade of Blue: From Public Servant to Professional Deviant, Policing’s Special Operations Culture.”

5:30 pm., Thibodaux Branch

“KARAOKE KRAZINESS”

April 23

There’s a singer in you begging to get out. Here’s your chance.

4:30 p.m., Raceland Branch

“AMY SIGNS”

April 25

Author Rebecca Gernon discusses her books, “Amy Signs” and “A Mother, Her Deaf Daughter and their Stories,” in an effort to educate the public about deafness.

4 p.m., Thibodaux Branch

“MINUTE TO WIN IT”

April 26

Tweens and teens are invited to join friends and challenge themselves playing games based on the hit TV game show.

2 p.m., Choctaw Branch

Draylin Powell, 9, of Houma, gets assistance from Houma Main Library clerk and storyteller Renata Self. National Library Week is April 14 through 20.

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