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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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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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Story Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sulphur Library
Sulphur Regional Meeting Room
It's story time at the Sulphur Library! We'll share wonderful books, songs, and activities! Don't miss out on the fun!
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Sulphur Library Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sulphur Library
Sulphur Teen Area
If you enjoy talking about the books you read, join the Sulphur Library Book Club for great reading and great discussions. Coffee and light refreshments will be served!
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Lessons and Legacies

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moss Bluff Library
Moss Bluff Branch
We want you to share your experiences with us. How was daily life for you before the digital age? What are some of the greatest lessons you have learned in your lifetime? Come and share your story with other story tellers!
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Registration is open

Creative Writing Workshop

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Central Library (S. Lake Charles)
Innovation Studio
Join us for a bi-monthly creative writing workshop where teens and tweens will learn and discuss the basics of writing fiction. Attendees will also have a chance to talk about their own writing as well as receive feedback if they are interested. Registration is required.
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The Future of YOUR Library: Community Meeting

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sulphur Library
Sulphur Regional Meeting Room
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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Color With Us

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sulphur Library
Sulphur Regional Meeting Room
Color your way to a peaceful morning! Bring your coloring books or pages and pencil colors. Extra pages will be available. Share your ideas with fellow coloring enthusiasts. Everyone welcome!
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Gross Science Experiments

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Carnegie Library (DWTN Lake Charles)
Carnegie Memorial Meeting Room
Have you even wanted to grow mold? Want to know where bacteria lives in the library? Maybe find out what grows on our cell phones! Come to the library to run some of your very own science experiments to find out the answers to these questions and more! Science equipment and snacks will be provided. (See your scientific results on the bulletin board at the library or posted online)
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Money Smart Week: Money Management

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Epps Library (N. Lake Charles)
Epps Memorial Meeting Room
Do you have the money smarts needed to make your dreams come true? Teens are invited to join us as we learn new money management skills as part of ALA’s Money Smart Week – April 22nd-28th! Come and get some great information and tips from the experts at Lakeside Bank!
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AniManga

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Central Library (S. Lake Charles)
Central: DeBakey Meeting Room (large meeting room)
A group where teens can come watch and discuss their favorite Anime and Manga series!
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Discussion: Exploring Your African Roots

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Epps Library (N. Lake Charles)
Epps Memorial Meeting Room
Have your traced your DNA? We will have a four part discussion led by Dorson Purdy on finding your heritage. Please come and share your story.
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Family Fun Night

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Central Library (S. Lake Charles)
Central Branch
Please join us for an hour of family fun. Each week will be devoted to spending time together enjoying books, games, & more.
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Coffee and Chat

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Starks Library
Starks Branch
Come enjoy an hour of sharing stories, discussing topics local and national, among other activities.
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DeQuincy High Library Class

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
DeQuincy Library
DeQuincy Branch
Students will visit the library to learn library skills.
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Story Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moss Bluff Library
Moss Bluff Meeting Room
Join us for story time and song each week as we read stories from some of your favorite book characters. Crafts and/or color sheets will be given out after each event.
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Carnegie Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Carnegie Library (DWTN Lake Charles)
Carnegie Memorial: Children's Area
Story times will focus on using music and movement to get kids active. Story time is a fun way for children to develop early literacy skills while using music, dancing, singing and of course reading skills.
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Preschool Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Hayes Library
Hayes Branch
Join us for story time. Preschool children will have fun listening to stories, giggling, and learning.
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Walk In Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Iowa Library
Story time reading along with crafts and music are performed by the Children's facilitator around a weekly theme.
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Epps Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Epps Library (N. Lake Charles)
Epps Memorial Meeting Room
Children will engage in songs and listen to stories.
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Backyard Birds

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
DeQuincy Library
DeQuincy Branch
Come join the fun at the Tiger Cub Book Club, children will listen to “Birds/Nests” themed books and finger-plays; and complete a Bird craft.
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Story Time

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Hayes Library
Hayes Branch
Come and join us at the Hayes Branch for stories, activities, songs, and a craft that goes along with our theme of the week.
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