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Sesquicentennial Exhibit

Monday, April 30, 2018
Central Library (S. Lake Charles)
If you missed seeing the 150 Years of Lake Charles exhibit, here's your chance! The exhibit is on loan from the City of Lake Charles and will be on display at Central Library from April 2-30. The exhibit is designed to spark an interest in our shared history, start a conversation, and ultimately bring us closer together.
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Teen Lounge

Monday, April 30, 2018
Sulphur Library
Visit the Teen Lounge after school from 3:15-4:15 P.M. and hang out with your friends while playing games, finding your next great read, and plenty more! Note: School days only.
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Teen Lounge

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Sulphur Library
Visit the Teen Lounge after school from 3:15-4:15 P.M. and hang out with your friends while playing games, finding your next great read, and plenty more! Note: School days only.
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Knit Together

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sulphur Library
Sulphur Teen Area
Looking for a relaxing spring activity? Learn to knit from an experienced knitting instructor and join other knitters to share ideas on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Attendees are asked to bring their own knitting needles.
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(Genealogy) Beginning Genealogy: Hands-on Computer Workshop

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Carnegie Library (DWTN Lake Charles)
Carnegie Memorial Meeting Room
Genealogy staff will assist registered patrons in exploring digital genealogical research.
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2018 Spring Story Time

10:00 AM - 10:35 AM
Fontenot Memorial Library (Vinton)
Fontenot Memorial Branch
Preschool children are invited to sing, listen to books and do crafts while learning and having fun.
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Depot Reader's Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
DeQuincy Library
DeQuincy Branch
Adults will discuss their favorite read from the month prior and recommended other books they have read. Light refreshments served.
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Spring Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Westlake Library
Westlake Library Meeting Room
Spring Story Time. Get a jump on early literacy for your child at the Westlake Library weekly story time. Enjoy books, music activities, arts and crafts, snacks, and coloring pages while making new friends.
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The Future of YOUR Library: Community Meeting

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
DeQuincy Library
DeQuincy Branch
As the Library works on its next Strategic Plan, staff are conducting community engagement conversations at branch libraries throughout the Calcasieu Parish Public Library system. The public is welcome to come to one or more of these meetings and are encouraged to discuss their current and projected needs for our community and how the Library can best respond to those needs. The Library is interested in hearing from library users AND non-users.
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Spring Walk-in Story Time

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Starks Library
Starks Branch
Come join the fun at the Panther Cub Book Club, children will listen to “Caterpillar” themed books and finger-plays; and make a "Caterpillar" craft!
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The Future of YOUR Library: Community Meeting

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Starks Library
Starks Branch
As the Library works on its next Strategic Plan, staff are conducting community engagement conversations at branch libraries throughout the Calcasieu Parish Public Library system. The public is welcome to come to one or more of these meetings and are encouraged to discuss their current and projected needs for our community and how the Library can best respond to those needs. The Library is interested in hearing from library users AND non-users.
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Carnegie Book Discussion

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Carnegie Library (DWTN Lake Charles)
Carnegie Memorial Meeting Room
Please join us as we discuss Murder in the Bayou by Ethan Brown. Refreshments will be served.
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Young Adult Advisory Squad (Y.A.A.S.)

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Sulphur Library
Sulphur Regional Meeting Room
Do you love your library? Then join the Young Adult Advisory Squad! You’ll have a chance to share your ideas for library programs and more! 6th-12th grade only.
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Digital Book Trailers

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Moss Bluff Library
Moss Bluff Teen Area

Join us for a series on creating digital book trailers. Create your own personalized mini-movie trailer for any book of your choice. If you enjoy catching glimpses of the latest movie, song or book trailers and have always wondered how it's done-then this is your opportunity to learn how! If you a techie or an avid reader, this is the perfect opportunity for you to learn some super-easy tech tricks WHILE integrating digital technolgy in a clever way to suggest your reads to your friends. Once you start you won't be able to stop. This project integrates STEM/STEAM education.

 

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Seed Giveaway

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Iowa Library
Iowa Children's Area
In honor of "Earth Day" and "Arbor Day" falling in April you may 'borrow seeds' from our lending library during the day. What better way to honor the planet than making her green with growth?
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Knitting and Crochet Club

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Carnegie Library (DWTN Lake Charles)
Carnegie Memorial Meeting Room
Adults will enjoy an afternoon of regular and loom knitting and crocheting. All skill levels are welcome! Limited supplies will be available and attendees should be prepared to bring their own material.
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Family Day Out!

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
DeQuincy Library
DeQuincy Branch
Families are invited to a fun-filled evening of movie, games, or other activities along with refreshments!
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Family Time Out!

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Starks Library
Starks Branch
Take time out and relax during a FREE fun-filled evening of games, activities, movies and more. Light refreshments served!
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Legos at the Library

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library (S. Lake Charles)
Central Children's Area
It's Lego Build time at the library. Children can create masterpieces to their hearts content.
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Family Movie Friday

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Hayes Library
Hayes Branch
Come join us at the Hayes Library for popcorn and a family movie. Hope to see you!
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Sensory Story Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Library (S. Lake Charles)
Central: DeBakey Meeting Room (large meeting room)
Join us for a story time geared toward patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other sensory needs. We will read two books, make music, perform fingerplays, and have fun. Registration is required.
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The Future of YOUR Library: Community Meeting

10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Iowa Library
Iowa Branch
As the Library works on its next Strategic Plan, staff are conducting community engagement conversations at branch libraries throughout the Calcasieu Parish Public Library system. The public is welcome to come to one or more of these meetings and are encouraged to discuss their current and projected needs for our community and how the Library can best respond to those needs. The Library is interested in hearing from library users AND non-users.
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Computer Basics: Social Media

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Epps Library (N. Lake Charles)
Epps Memorial Meeting Room
We will go over the basics of using social media.
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Coffee and History at Fontenot Library

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fontenot Memorial Library (Vinton)
Fontenot Memorial Branch
Join the fun sharing old photos, newspaper clippings, stories and history of Vinton. Light refreshments will be served.
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Moving Grooving Story Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Library (S. Lake Charles)
Central Children's Area
An interactive story time for young children. Join us for singing, dancing, reading, and lots of movement!
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