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St. Charles Parish Library News and Events January 2022

www.myscpl.org


Always open at myscpl.org

BOOKPAGE

January 2022

Bookpage is published monthly

to share information about the

events, materials, and services of

the St. Charles Parish Library.

Library Board of Control

Celeste N. Uzee, President

District VII

Beverly A. DeLaune, Vice-President

District III

Charlene Alexander-Armstrong

District I

Annie Harmon

District II

Randy Matherne

District IV

Tammy M. Windmann

District V

Lori Lyons

District VI

Holly Fonseca, Ex-Officio Member

Leann Benedict, Board Secretary

What’s Inside

www.myscpl.org

@stcharleslib

In This Issue

Coming in 2022! 3

Featured Five 3

Adults 4-5

Monthly Calendar 6-7

Teens 8-9

Children 10-11

Locations and Hours 12

Coming In 2022!

There are a lot of events and services coming to your St. Charles

Parish Library in 2022! Here is a preview of just some of them:

10 to Try Beanstack Challenge (January 1 - December 31)

Keep track of your reading, try different genres, and explore

new library resources! You’ll win a collectible brag tag once you

complete 10 books or activities. Sign up at myscpl.beanstack.com.

German Coast Farmers’ Market

Visit the Farmers’ Market at the East Regional Library in Destrehan

every Saturday from 8am to noon and then stop into the library

after we open at 9am to stock up on books, DVDs, and more.

Evening Yoga

Sara Lyon will resume evening yoga classes at the East Regional

Library in Destrehan every Tuesday evening at 6pm. Register to

reserve your spot. Thank you to the United Way of St. Charles and

Creative Family Solutions for sponsoring this event.

Art for Adults

Join artist Becca Hillburn as she teaches the fundamentals of

drawing in a class just for adults! The three-part series begins in

January at the Paradis Branch. Registration is required.

Storytime

In addition to our weekly storytimes, look for special Saturday

and evening storytimes at some of our branches.

featured

five

LibraryReads: January 2022

Electric Idol

Katee Robert

A Flicker in the Dark

Stacy Willingham

Holidays and Closures

New Year’s Day Jan 1

New Year’s Day

(observed)

Martin Luther King Jr.

Day

On the Cover

Jan 3

Jan 18

We can’t wait to see you at

the library in 2022!

hoopla BingePass

hoopla BingePass gives you unlimited access to special collections

for 7 days…with a single borrow. BingePass launches with hoopla

Magazines and The Great Courses Library Collection.

Witness to Change Reading Discussion

We were one of 10 sites around the state chosen by the

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities to host this reading

and discussion series about the beauty and challenges faced by

coastal communities.

Prime Time Family Reading

Prime Time enhances interest in reading through positive

interactions and family bonding to build a foundation for a

lifelong love of reading.

The School for

Good Mothers

Jessamine Chan

Must Love Books

Shauna Robinson

Keep up to date on what we’re doing by visiting our website

at www.myscpl.org and following us on social media.

The Overnight Guest

Heather Gudenkauf

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Adults

Arts

Learn to Draw Anything Session 1 R

Join professional artist Becca Hillburn as she

teaches the fundamentals of drawing!

This three-part series will establish skills each

month, beginning with basic 3D geometric

shapes and building up to drawing still life.

This program is designed for any ability level

as we will be learning the foundational skills

every artist needs.

All supplies will be provided.

PARADIS BRANCH

Monday, January 10 at 6:00pm

Crafts

Creative Canvas R

We will create a canvas painting using stencils of different

designs to celebrate the new year. Express yourself and

decorate your home with this unique craft.

There are two different time slots for this craft. Please only

register for one.

HAHNVILLE BRANCH

Tuesday, January 18 at 12:00pm OR

Tuesday, January 18 at 2:00pm

Creative Crafters: Decorative Photo Frame R

Creative Crafters, it’s time to get crafting again! What can you

make using paper frames, decorative straws and twine? A 5x7

frame that’s uniquely designed by you!

Already have that special picture in mind? Bring it with you so

it will be ready for that perfect spot in your home.

NORCO BRANCH

Thursday, January 27 at noon

Heart Wreath Craft R

We will be creating heart shaped

wreaths, so join us for a chance to

let your creativity show.

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Monday, January 31 at 6:00pm

Food & Cooking

Cookbook Clubs

Enjoy the camaraderie and cuisine!

Everyone will choose a different

recipe from a selected cookbook

and prepares it for the following

meeting

Participants will share information

about their recipe and dish.

PARADIS BRANCH

Friday, January 14 at 11:00am

Theme: Frank Davis Recipes

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Monday, January 24 at 6:00pm

German Coast Farmers’ Market

Visit the German Coast Farmers’ Market at the East

Regional Library parking lot for fresh local produce, food

vendors, and shopping from local artisans.

While you’re here, stop into the library! We are open from

9:00am - 5:00pm on Saturdays.

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Saturdays from 8:00am to noon (No market on January 1)

Health & Wellness

Yoga with Sara Lyon R

Welcome to Yoga with Sara Lyon!

Join Sara for a gentle yoga class

introducing the concepts of yoga

postures, breathwork, and mindful

meditation. Please register for each

week you are interested in attending.

Yoga is supported by the United Way

of St. Charles, Creative Family Solutions,

and brought to you by the St. Charles

Parish Library!

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Tuesdays at 6:00pm

Friends of the

St. Charles Library

General Membership Meeting

The Friends of the St. Charles Library will host a general

membership meeting and hold the election of officers.

Current Office Nominees

President: Janell Weber

Vice President: Marie Tizzard

Secretary: Alana Lumar

Treasurer: Sara Sims Touchard

There will be refreshments, door prizes, books, and more

while meeting and greeting each other.

Current and potential members are welcome to attend the

Friends of the Library’s general meeting to see old friends

and make new ones!

Masks will be required for this event. Drop in anytime.

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Saturday, January 15 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

What Have the Friends of the St. Charles Library

Been Up To?

In the last six months of 2021, despite Covid concerns and

Hurricane Ida, the Friends of the St. Charles Library:

• Sponsored a successful book sale at the East Regional

Library

• Provided funding for a bench for the Norco Branch

• Provided $1,500 for Summer Reading Program prizes

• Sponsored a snowball truck and distributed sidewalk

chalk and books during the End-Of-Summer Concert

• Distributed goodies for library patrons during National

Friends of Library Week

Mosaic Coaster R

• Participated in the Halloween Trunk Or Treat

Come in and make a unique mosaic coaster for your kitchen

or patio table! This mesmerizing craft will brighten any

surface.

• Met with library administrators to discuss Friends of the

Library involvement

There are two different time slots for this craft. Please only

register for one.

ST. ROSE BRANCH

Monday, January 24 at 6:00pm OR

Wednesday, January 26 at 11:00am

Adults

R Registration opens 14 days prior to events.

Adults

Adult events are for ages 18 and up unless otherwise noted.

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January 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1

Library Closed

New Year’s Holiday

All events are free and

open to the public.

Children under the age of 10

must be accompanied

by a parent or caregiver.

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Library Closed

New Year’s Holiday

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Learn with us Bus 10:00am (C)

at PARADIS

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Storytime 10:30am (C) at EAST

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Teen Time: Squid Games 4:00pm

(T) at ST. ROSE R

●●

Yoga with Sara Lyon 6:00pm (A)

at EAST R

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Storytime 10:30am (C) at NORCO

●●

Nerd Night @ EAST 5:30pm (T)

at EAST

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Art Squad 6:00pm (Ages 10+)

at EAST R

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Learn with Us Bus 10:00am (C)

at ST. ROSE

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Storytime 10:30am (C)

at HAHNVILLE

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Family Reading Forts 6:00pm (F)

at ST. ROSE R

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Creepy Tales 6:00pm (Tw, T)

ONLINE via Zoom R

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Learn to Draw Anything Session 1

6:00pm (A) at PARADIS R

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Storytime 10:00am (C) at

PARADIS

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Storytime 10:30am (C) at EAST

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Kid Connection: Pizza Party!

4:00pm (Ages 8-18) at

ST. ROSE R

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Yoga with Sara Lyon 6:00pm (A)

at EAST R

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Storytime 10:30am (C) at NORCO

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Nerd Night @ EAST 5:30pm (T)

at EAST

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Pajama Stories 6:00pm (F)

at EAST

●●

Teen Hangouts: Squid Games

6:00pm (T) at EAST R

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Storytime 10:00am (C)

at ST. ROSE

●●

Storytime 10:30am (C) at

HAHNVILLE

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Cookbook Club 11:00am (A) at

PARADIS

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German Coast Farmers’ Market

8:00am to Noon (Aa) at EAST

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German Coast Farmers’ Market

8:00am to Noon (Aa) at EAST

●●

Wiggle Stories 11:00am (C)

at EAST

●●

Friends of the St. Charles Library

General Membership Meeting

1:00pm to 3:00pm (A) at EAST

LOCATION

● ●East Regional

in Destrehan

● ●West Regional

in Luling

● ●Hahnville

● ●Norco

● ●Paradis

● ●St. Rose

●●Online

AGE GROUPS

A = Adults

T = Teens

Tw = Tweens

C = Children

F = Family

Aa = All Ages

6

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

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Fairy Tales Escape Room 5:30pm

(Tw, T) ONLINE via Zoom R

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Mosaic Coaster 6:00pm (A)

at ST. ROSE R

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Cookbook Club 6:00pm (A)

at EAST

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Library Closed

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Heart Wreath Craft 6:00pm (A)

at EAST R

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Learn with us Bus 10:00am (C) at

PARADIS

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Storytime 10:30am (C) at EAST

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Creative Canvas 12:00pm (A) at

HAHNVILLE R

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Creative Canvas 2:00pm (A) at

HAHNVILLE R

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TAB Meeting 4:00pm (T) at ST. ROSE

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Yoga with Sara Lyon 6:00pm (A)

at EAST R

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Book Discussion 6:00pm (A) at EAST

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Storytime 10:00am (C)

at PARADIS

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Storytime 10:30am (C) at EAST

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Yoga with Sara Lyon 6:00pm (A)

at EAST R

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Edible Snowmen 10:00am (F)

at HAHNVILLE R

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Storytime 10:30am (C) at NORCO

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Edible Snowmen 2:00pm (F)

at HAHNVILLE R

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Nerd Night @ EAST 5:30pm (T)

at EAST

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Storytime 10:30am (C) at NORCO

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Mosaic Coaster 11:00am (A)

at ST. ROSE R

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Nerd Night @ EAST 5:30pm (T)

at EAST

●●

Be Among Us 6:00pm (Tw, T)

ONLINE via Zoom R

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LEGO Club 6:00pm (Ages 5-11)

at EAST

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Thursday Thrills: Squid Games

4:00pm (T) at PARADIS R

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Art Squad 6:00pm (Ages 10+)

at EAST R

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Creative Crafters: Decorative

Photo Frame 12:00pm (A)

at NORCO R

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ACT/SAT Study Group

4:30pm (T) at EAST R

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Learn with Us Bus 10:00am (C) at

ST. ROSE

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Storytime 10:30am (C) at

HAHNVILLE

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Storytime 10:00am (C)

at ST. ROSE

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Storytime 10:30am (C)

at HAHNVILLE

● ● “Roaring” into the New Year:

Paper Lantern Craft 6:00pm (C, T)

ONLINE via Facebook R

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German Coast Farmers’ Market

8:00am to Noon (Aa) at EAST

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Puppet Stories 10:30am (C)

at NORCO R

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German Coast Farmers’ Market

8:00am to Noon (Aa) at EAST

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Crafty Winter Morning

9:00am to Noon (F) at EAST

All activities are

subject to change.

Check www.myscpl.org

for more information and

schedule changes.

R

Registration is required

for some events.

Online registration opens

14 days before the event.

@stcharleslib

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Teens

Arts

Games & Activities

School & Career

Art Squad R

Art Squad lets you explore your artistic side with fellow artists

and professional comic artist Becca Hillburn. Come hang

out with us to develop your artistic skills, learn different art

techniques, or get inspired for future art goals!

No experience necessary.

For ages 10 and up.

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Thursday, January 6 at 6:00 pm

Come chill out with us as we play Pictionary!

Thursday, January 20 at 6:00 pm

Come hang out to learn how to fold and bind your very own

sketchbook!

Crafts

“Roaring” into the New Year - Paper Lantern Craft R

2022 is the Year of the Tiger, so let’s create an adorable,

hanging, tiger paper lantern!

ONLINE VIA FACEBOOK

Friday, January 28 at 6:00 pm

Lost in the World of Fairy Tales Escape Room R

Join us in the world of Fairy Tales. Can you outwit the Big Bad

Wolf and save the Three Little Pigs? What about Little Red

Riding Hood? Can you get out of the Giant’s house and save

Jack?

Team up with others to solve puzzles or brave it on your own!

This is a three-part series that will begin in January and end

in March, but don’t hesitate to join if you miss a month.

For ages 8 and up.

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Monday, January 24 at 5:30 pm

Gaming

Nerd Night @ EAST

While West is under construction, hang out with us at the East

Regional Library’s Teen Room!

Welcome to Nerd Night! Join us for an evening of fun,

tabletop adventure games, video games, movies, and more!

Designed for ages 13-17.

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm

Pop Culture

Teen Time: Squid Games R

Would you like to play a game with us?

Become players in our very own Squid Games, an elimination

tournament of children’s games.

Ages 12 and up.

ST. ROSE BRANCH

Tuesday, January 4 at 4:00 pm

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Thursday, January 13 at 6:00 pm

PARADIS BRANCH

Thursday, January 20 at 4:00 pm

ACT/SAT Study Group R

With standardized testing rolling out during the school year,

come join our study group to help prepare you for the ACT

and SAT.

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Thursday, January 27 at 4:30 pm

Social

Kid Connection: Pizza Party! R

Welcome Back to Kid Connection! We’re starting the new year

off right with a pizza party. Join us for a slice and see what it’s

all about.

Ages 8 - 18.

ST. ROSE BRANCH

Tuesday, January 11 at 4:00 pm

Creepy Tales R

Join if you dare and if you’re in for a scare! Devin will read

spooky stories from the web (is that spider or internet...?) and

you’ll enjoy creepy treats while you listen.

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Monday, January 10 at 6:00 pm

Be Among Us R

Don’t be sus! Who is the impostor? Can you stop them

before they destroy the spaceship and all your crewmates?

Among Us is similar to the games Mafia or Werewolf.

Download the game Among Us before joining the event. It is

available for free on app stores via a phone or tablet.

You will be emailed a Zoom link for this event when you

register.

For ages 8 and up.

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Wednesday, January 26 at 6:00 pm

Teen Advisory Board

St. Rose Branch TAB Meeting

Do you want to help out at the library? Join our Teen Advisory

Board and make a difference!

TAB members suggest programs they would like to see,

volunteer at the branch, get service hours, and help choose

books for our teen sections.

ST. ROSE BRANCH

Tuesday, January 18 at 4:00 pm

8 Teens

R Registration opens 14 days prior to events.

Teen events are for grades 6-12 unless otherwise noted.

Teens

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Children

Arts

Art Squad R

Art Squad lets you explore your artistic side with fellow artists

and professional comic artist Becca Hillburn. Come hang

out with us to develop your artistic skills, learn different art

techniques, or get inspired for future art goals! No experience

necessary.

For ages 10 and up.

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Thursday, January 6 at 6:00 pm

Come chill out with us as we play Pictionary!

Thursday, January 20 at 6:00 pm

Come hang out to learn how to fold and bind your very own

sketchbook!

Crafts

Crafty Winter Morning

Come craft along with us! Take a break from the farmer’s

market and check out the craft offerings!

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Saturday, January 29 at 9:00 am

LEGO Club

Calling all LEGO Builders! Build your own LEGO creations and

meet new friends. Complete a different challenge each month.

For ages 5-11.

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Wednesday, January 26 at 6:00 pm

“Roaring” into the New Year - Paper Lantern Craft R

2022 is the Year of the Tiger, so let’s create an adorable,

hanging, tiger paper lantern!

ONLINE VIA FACEBOOK

Friday, January 28 at 6:00 pm

Children

Games & Activities

Learn with us Bus Visits

Hop on board the Learn With Us Bus during select storytime

days and times!

This rolling Family Center goes to parents and children in St.

Charles Parish. Come join the fun as they provide a playgroup

with toys, books, games, and more. The Learn With Us Bus

is a service from the St Charles Parish Public Schools Family

Centers to provide their excellent resources to the community

on the go.

Adults must wear masks on the Learn With Us Bus.

PARADIS BRANCH

Tuesday, January 4 & 18 at 10:00 am

ST. ROSE BRANCH

Friday, January 7 & 21 at 10:00 am

Lost in the World of Fairy Tales Escape Room R

Join us in the world of Fairy Tales. Can you outwit the Big Bad

Wolf and save the Three Little Pigs? What about Little Red

Riding Hood? Can you get out of the Giant’s house and save

Jack?

Team up with others to solve puzzles or brave it on your own!

This is a three-part series that will begin in January and end in

March, but please don’t hesitate to join if you miss a month.

For ages 8 and up.

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Monday, January 24 at 5:30 pm

Gaming

Be Among Us R

Don’t be sus! Who is the impostor?

Can you stop them before they

destroy the spaceship and all your

crewmates? Among Us is similar to

the games Mafia or Werewolf.

Download the game Among Us

before joining the event. It is available

for free on app stores via a phone or tablet.

You will be emailed a Zoom link for this event when you

register.

For ages 8 and up.

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Wednesday, January 26 at 6:00 pm

Storytime

Introduce your children to

the love of reading. We use

stories, songs, and rhymes to

encourage children to explore

the world around them.

Themes change weekly and

play activities follow.

For ages birth to 5 years.

R Registration opens 14 days prior to events.

East Regional Library

Tuesdays at 10:30am

Norco Branch

Wednesdays at 10:30am

Hahnville Branch

Fridays at 10:30am

Paradis Branch

Tuesdays at 10:00am

Learn with Us Bus Visits - January 4 & 18

St. Rose Branch

Fridays at 10:00am

Learn with Us Bus Visits - January 7 & 21

Check www.myscpl.org for schedule changes.

Children

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Social

Kid Connection: Pizza Party! R

Welcome Back to Kid Connection! We’re starting the new year

off right with a pizza party. Join us for a slice and see what it’s

all about.

Ages 8 - 18.

ST. ROSE BRANCH

Tuesday, January 11 at 4:00 pm

Creepy Tales R

Join if you dare and if you’re in for a scare! Devin will read

spooky stories from the web (is that spider or internet...?) and

you’ll enjoy creepy treats while you listen.

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Monday, January 10 at 6:00 pm

Special Storytimes

Pajama Stories

Cozy up with some new stories! Join us for books, songs, and

an activity. Pajamas optional!

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Wednesday, January 12 at 6:00 pm

Puppet Stories R

Join us for this special Puppet Show!

Enjoy the show, and create your own

puppet with us.

NORCO BRANCH

Saturday, January 22 at 10:30 am

Wiggle Stories

Join the fun! Dance and shout! Come get your wiggles out!

EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Saturday, January 15 at 11:00 am

Family Fun

These activities are designed for the whole family to

participate!

Family Reading Forts R

Get cozy with a story and a cup of cocoa before heading

out in the stacks to construct your own blanket fort to read

in together! We will provide basic blanket fort construction

materials, but feel free to BYOB - Bring Your Own Blankets

(and pillows) to play with.

ST. ROSE BRANCH

Monday, January 10 at 6:00 pm

Edible Snowmen R

Do you want to build a snowman? Do you want to eat a

snowman? Join us to create a tasty snowman from some of

our favorite treats!

HAHNVILLE BRANCH

Wednesday, January 19 at 10:00 am AND 2:00 pm



Visit

West Regional Library

985-785-8471

Temporarily closed for building repairs.

Visit www.myscpl.org for reopening updates.

East Regional Library

985-764-2366

160 W. Campus Dr.

Destrehan, LA 70047

Monday-Thursday: 9 am-8 pm

Friday and Saturday: 9 am-5 pm

Paradis Branch

985-758-1868

307 Audubon St.

Paradis, LA 70080

Monday: 10 am-8 pm

Tuesday-Thursday: 10 am-6 pm

Friday: 9 am-5 pm

Saturday: 10 am-2 pm

Hahnville Branch

985-783-2341

14996 River Rd.

Hahnville, LA 70057

Monday-Friday: 9 am-5 pm

St. Rose Branch

504-465-0646

90 East Club Dr.

St. Rose, LA 70087

Monday: 10 am-8 pm

Tuesday-Thursday: 10 am-6 pm

Friday: 9 am-5 pm

Saturday: 10 am-2 pm

Norco Branch

985-764-6581

590 Apple St.

Norco, LA 70079

Monday: 10 am-8 pm

Tuesday-Thursday: 10 am-6 pm

Friday: 9 am-5 pm

Saturday: 10 am-2 pm

Bookmobile: Call 985-785-8471 for more information

Planetarium: Located at the West Regional Library

Temporarily closed for building repairs. Visit www.myscpl.org for updates.

Curbside pickup service is available from opening until 30 minutes before closing.

www.myscpl.org

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