The Ascension Parish Master Gardeners Association under the direction of the LSU AgCenter is holding its Fall library series of educational workshops with gardening and landscaping tips geared to both novice and advanced gardeners. The workshops to be hosted by the Ascension Parish Library are:
Fall Tree & Shrub Selections, Proper Planting & Care: September 17, 6:30 PM, Dutchtown Take advantage of the fall season and add new trees and shrubs to your landscape. Andre Brock, LSU Horticulture Agent in St. John the Baptist Parish, will discuss how to select the right plant for the right location. Learn how to properly plant your trees and shrubs and how to take care of them during the first crucial year, so that they will thrive for many years to come. To register, call the Dutchtown location at (225) 673-8699.
Are you looking for ways to help your students with the new school year? Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales is conducting two workshops on free online library resources that are perfect for homework help and curriculum planning! These workshops will give you step-by-step introductions to numerous resources that teach math, English, science, history, and test preparation. These workshops will be held in our technology classroom where every person will be able to sit at a desktop computer and personally explore which resources most interest them.
The first program, held on September 17, at 6:00 PM, is open to parents and educators of children aged pre-k to 5th grade. You will be introduced to free resources available through the library such as Sesame Street eBooks, World Book, True Flix, TumbleBooks, and Hoopla. These resources cover everything from matching and counting, literacy, history, science, and even fiction stories that support early math concepts. They include ebooks, audiobooks, interactive games, videos, and activities that go along with lessons.
The second program, held on September 19, at 6:00 PM, is open to parents, educators, and teens and focuses on content for grades 6th through 12th. You will be introduced to resources such as Learning Express, Universal Class, Access Science, Science Flix, and Homework Louisiana. These resources offer everything from science projects, scholarly articles, quizzes, practice ACT tests, college and career preparation, and live tutors.
To register, please call 647-3955. Due to limited seating in the technology classroom, it is important to specify which program(s) you would like to attend.
Fall is here, and with it comes cooling temperatures, lots of good music, and nice sunsets. Use glow-in-the dark pony beads and string of stretchy elastic cord to design your very own, one-of-a-kind friendship bracelet. This fun and exciting event is geared for children of all ages and it happens Tuesday, September 17th at 4:30 PM, at the library in Donaldsonville. For more information please call the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville at 473-8052.