If you love hearing stories before bedtime, then put on your favorite PJ’s and join us at Ascension Parish Library for Pajama Storytime. This month’s theme is silly stories. We’ll read laugh-out-loud stories and sing songs that’ll make you giggle, and you’ll get to make a silly polar bear magnet to take home. Pajama Storytime will be held on Thursday, January 9 in Gonzales and Galvez, and on Tuesday, January 14 in Donaldsonville and Dutchtown. All Pajama Storytimes begin at 6:30 p.m. This program is designed for children ages 7 and younger and their families. For more information on this program, please contact the library in Gonzales at 647-3955, in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Dutchtown at 673-8699.
Did you know that Storytime begins at birth? Ascension Parish Library offers a variety of storytimes for children from birth through age five. All of our storytimes are fun, interactive, and engaging, and promote early literacy skills. We’ll make learning fun, and your child’s face will light up with excitement as they sing along with their favorite songs and participate in interactive picture books. Storytime is also great for boosting your child’s social confidence, and you’ll be amazed at how much they come out of their shells in just a few short weeks as they interact with other children and with our staff. Children are not the only ones who benefit from the social aspects of storytime. As a parent, you’ll to get to know other parents who have children of a similar age and stage. Babytime is for babies from birth through 18 months old. It’s an excellent chance for babies and caregivers to bond over books. Babytime is fast paced and energetic, and includes interactive board books and a variety of songs and fingerplays for babies and caregivers to enjoy together. Babytime will be held on Thursdays at 10:00 AM from October 3 through November 21 in Gonzales and Dutchtown. Registration is required for all storytimes. Parents can register their child in advance by either calling or visiting the library. For more information on these fun-filled, educational programs, please contact Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at 647-3955, in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Dutchtown at 673-8699.
Have you ever created art so bad that you thought could win an award for just how terrible it was? Here’s your chance to win the coveted APL Bad Art Crown! The Ascension Parish Library is having a bad art competition for teens and will be crowning the Best of the Worst. Come test your skills, or lack thereof, and make some wonderfully terrible art at one of our four locations.
Veterans Day, originally known as “Armistice Day,” was first commemorated on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Veterans Day honors our military veterans, the valiant men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
Master Sergeant Tanya Whitney of the U.S. Army, an aircraft mechanic and maintenance supervisor on both helicopters and fixed winged aircraft, who served in the Middle East as part of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, presents the 100 year-old history of Veterans Day.
Come listen to the history of Veterans Day on Thursday, November 14 at 6:00 PM, at the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville. Registration is required to attend this celebration of our heroes, and seats are sure to go quickly. Call the library at 473-8052 to reserve your spot today!