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“Beyond My Imagination”: Paintings by Stephanie Warner
Posted on August 16, 2016
“Beyond My Imagination”: Paintings by Stephanie Warner

“Beyond My Imagination”
Conversing with Matisse & Picasso
Paintings by Stephanie Warner
June 24 – September 29, 2016
Main Library
This exhibition of oil paintings evolved as an exploration of thoughts about the dialogue in paintings between artists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

“Sister Cities”: Photography by Kerry Griechen
Posted on August 16, 2016
“Sister Cities”: Photography by Kerry Griechen

“Sister Cities”
Photography by Kerry Griechen
June 24 – September 29, 2016
Main Library
Artist Kerry Griechen uses everyday scenes as a study in composition, constantly striving to find the balance and relationship between people, objects and nature.

The Shape of Strength
Posted on August 16, 2016
The Shape of Strength

Compete to build the strongest structure. Registration begins Monday, September 19. Ages 5 – 12.
Thursday, September 29
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library

SRL Storytime: Bear Talk
Posted on August 16, 2016
SRL Storytime: Bear Talk

Thursday, September 29
11:00 AM
South Regional Library Storytime Room
This storytime will include a special “Bear Talk” presentation by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in conjunction with the library’s month-long black bear display. Celebrate the Louisiana …

Makerspaces & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs
Posted on August 16, 2016
Makerspaces & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs

Come MAKE with us the Main and South Regional Libraries! Our Makerspaces and Tech Labs offer classes in digital media, paper/textile arts, electronics, robotics, and fabrication (3D Printing, Laser Cutting, etc..). Open access hours are also …

Family Movies
Posted on August 16, 2016
Family Movies

Join us at several branches for Family Movies! Open to all ages.
Tuesday, September 27
2:00 – 3:30 PM
East Regional Library
The Peanuts Movie (2015, G, 93 min.)
Friday, September 30
4:00 – 6:00 PM
South Regional Library
Angry Birds (2016, PG, 95 min.)
Saturday, …

Lego Club
Posted on August 16, 2016
Lego Club

Kids will build unique Lego Creations based on a given theme. Open to ages 7 and up. Register online for each session.
East Regional Library
Saturday, October 1
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Main Library
Saturday, October 8
2:00 – 3:00 PM
South …

Monster Paper Bag Puppet
Posted on August 16, 2016
Monster Paper Bag Puppet

Kids ages 5-12 can pick up a craft kit, while supplies last, during the week of October 24-28. No registration required for take-and-make crafts.
Tuesday, October 4
4:00 – 4:45 pm
North Regional Library
Tuesday, October 11
4:00 – 4:45 pm
South …

Meet a Firefighter
Posted on August 16, 2016
Meet a Firefighter

Kids will have a chance to meet a firefighter and tour a fire truck.
Tuesday, October 4
11:00 – 11:30 AM
Main Library
Thursday, October 13
11:00-11:30 AM
South Regional Library
Thursday, October 20
11:00-11:30 AM
East Regional Library
Friday, October 21
11:00-11:30 AM
North Regional Library

Science of Slime
Posted on August 16, 2016
Science of Slime

Learn about the science of slime followed by some hands-on exploration of different slimes. Ages 5 – 12. Registration begins Monday, September 19.
Wednesday, October 5
4:00 – 5:00 PM
East Regional Library
Wednesday, October 26
4:00 – 5:00 PM
North Regional Library 

Lego WeDo
Posted on August 16, 2016
Lego WeDo

Builders and brick enthusiasts assemble!  Explore the basics of robotics engineering with LEGO WeDo.  Take building to a new level! Register online beginning August 22.
Chenier Branch
Wednesday, October 5
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Main Library
Thursday, October 6
4:30 – …

Small Folk Studio
Posted on August 16, 2016
Small Folk Studio

An opportunity for toddlers to create and explore art mediums. Caregivers be warned…dress for mess! Ages 18 months – 3 years.  Register online beginning August 29.
Fridays: October 14
10:30-11:30 AM
East Regional Library
Fridays: October 7
10:30-11:30 AM
Main Library

Star Wars Reads Day
Posted on August 16, 2016
Star Wars Reads Day

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon at the East Regional Library celebrating the 5th Annual Star Wars Reads Day! Activities will include photo ops, snacks and Star Wars-themed crafts. Open to ages 7 – 12.
Saturday, October …

Chess Club
Posted on August 16, 2016
Chess Club

A chance to practice your chess moves on others. All playing levels welcome. Ages 8 & up. Registration begins Monday, September 19.
Wednesday, October 12
6:00 – 7:00 PM
South Regional Library 

Make Some Noise
Posted on August 16, 2016
Make Some Noise

Ages 5–12. Enjoy crafts related to Cajun and Zydeco music and culture. Registration begins Monday, October 3.
Thursday, October 13
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library

Little Scientists
Posted on August 16, 2016
Little Scientists

Ages 3–5. Discover with a science-themed story and hands-on experiments. Registration begins Monday, August 29.
Fridays: October 14
10:00 – 11:00 am
South Regional Library
Wednesdays: October 26
4:00 – 5:00 pm
East Regional Library

Guest Author Kathi Appelt
Posted on August 16, 2016
Guest Author Kathi Appelt

Meet Newbery Honor-winner and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt! Ages 3 and up.
Monday, October 17
In Her Own Words
10:30 – 11:15 AM
South Regional Library
Join her in a storytime with her picture books and a question-and-answer …

Floating Paint
Posted on August 16, 2016
Floating Paint

Create beautiful marbled papers by floating colorful inks on water and combing with a variety of tools -  just as it’s been done for hundreds of years.  NOTE:  This project can be messy, dress appropriately. …

Homeschool Hangout
Posted on August 16, 2016
Homeschool Hangout

An afternoon of learning stations for Homeschooling Families revolving around different themes! Registration begins August 29.
Wednesday, October 19
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Main Library Craft Room

Explore with Littlebits!
Posted on August 16, 2016
Explore with Littlebits!

Build “useful” gadgets using magnetic electronic modules from our littleBits kits! Open to ages 7 and up. Register online beginning Monday, October 3.
Thursday, October 20
4:00 – 5:00 PM
North Regional Library