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.
B.Y.O.C. is a monthly craft club that will meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez. Bring your own project (or find inspiration at the library!) while you meet and socialize with other crafters in the area. Coffee and assorted equipment will be provided, as well as a selection of instructional material and patterns to get you started. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:00pm.
Don’t want to show up empty handed? The library has partnered with Creativebug to provide free access to thousands of art & craft video classes. For more information about our monthly craft club or how to access Creativebug, please contact the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez at 622-3339.
It may not be snowing outside, but you can have the fun of snow indoors with Cloud Dough! Flour and oil combine to make a dry, moldable “snow” that you can scoop, sift, and shape while you stay warm and comfortable inside. At Ascension Parish Library in Galvez, on Saturday, January 11, we’ll have stations set up from 9 AM until noon with a variety of fun and creative activities to spark your toddler’s imagination! There will be plenty of time to play, so feel free to come and go as you’d like.
This program is designed for children ages 3 and under, but is open to everyone. For more information, please call Ascension Parish Library in Galvez at 622-3339.
Whether you are a first time builder or a master at Lego construction, you are sure to have a fun time putting the pieces together at Ascension Parish Library’s Lego Club. Build whatever you can imagine on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM in Gonzales. We provide the Legos, but materials and creations must stay at the library, so you might want to bring a camera to capture the moment!
Lego Club is open to children of all ages. Duplo Blocks and Mega Bloks will be available for younger children. Please remember to leave your own Legos at home. We don’t want you to lose your favorite pieces! For more information on this program, contact the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at 647-3955.
Make connections and create machines with easy and swappable circuit boards! Explore circuitry safely with littleBits® and unleash your inner engineer! All littleBits® components must stay at the library for future programs, so feel free to bring a camera if you want to record all of the fun.
littleBits is scheduled in Dutchtown for Saturday, January 11, at 10:30 AM. This program is designed for children in grades 2 and above, younger children may need assistance from a parent or older sibling. For more information, please call Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Dutchtown at 673-8699, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Gonzales at 647-3955.
Homemade pins have become a common mainstay at anime conventions, often found at crafting tables. Now you can experiment with making your own using polystyrene. Polystyrene was commonly marketed in the 70s and 80s as shrinkydinks, but scientists have recently found new more advanced scientific uses for it. A team from Harvard and MIT used polystyrene to make self-assembling robots as recently as 2014! However, if crafting isn’t your thing, don’t worry. There will also be Nintendo consoles to play and snacks. Kokusaika is Japanese for “internationalization,” and that’s what this club is all about. If you’re interested in cosplay, anime, manga, gaming, etc., then this Japanese cultural club for teens is for you! This program is open to all teens ages 12 through 18. Cosplay is welcome. For more information, please contact Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at 647-3955.
If you have had a minute to glance at one of our newest databases, Creativebug, you will know that it has lots of fun and easy craft projects accompanied by in depth video tutorials. Join us at Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown on Thursdays, from January 9 – 30, at 4:00 PM, as we work our way through the Isla pattern by Rae Hoekstra, one of the many sewing tutorials that are available through Creativebug. Curious about the dress and tunic that you can create with the Isla pattern? You can find completed projects by searching Instagram for #islapattern.
The library will provide all materials necessary, including sewing machines. This program is open to sewists of all skill levels, from teens to adults. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information on this program or to register, contact the Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown at 673-8699.
In the middle of a fall night in 1894, five men and two women, called lepers, tugged up the Mississippi River from New Orleans on a coal barge. They had been denied access to public transportation by state law. Accompanied by a physician, newspaper reporters, and provisions donated by Charity Hospital, the lepers were made as comfortable as possible during the 85-mile trip to their new home. The first glimpse revealed a decaying plantation known as Indian Camp, set on the river close to Carville in Iberville Parish. The house was uninhabitable, leaving the seven patients to begin a new life in slave cabins on a rundown farmstead that would later become a modern, innovative facility, as well as the only leprosarium on the continental United States.
Elizabeth Schexnyder, curator of the National Hansen’s Disease Museum in Carville, will continue this story at an upcoming program, History of the National Leprosarium in Carville Louisiana, at the Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM. Ms. Schexnyder will tell us the fascinating story of a place and a people who were often feared, sometimes persecuted, and always underestimated because of this misunderstood disease.
Con artists steal billions from Americans like you every year. They do not care how hard you have worked. That’s why AARP Louisiana is arming you with the tools and resources to fight back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network.
AARP Louisiana will host a Fraud Prevention Workshop on Thursday, January 9, 2019 at 10 AM at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales. Join us for a lively discussion about how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family.
For additional information, call the library at (225) 647-3955.