Gingerbread Contest for all ages

The library invites all bakers/architects to take part in our first holiday-oriented contest that’s easy on the eyes and sweet on the tongue. The South Slidell and Madisonville Branch Libraries will host their inaugural Gingerbread House Contest on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme options are either "Gingerbread Story Land" or…
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Rock Around the Clock!

Every Child, Teen, and Adult who participates in the Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Challenge will be given a KAZOO! We want everyone to learn to play the kazoo this summer, specifically the same song- “We Will Rock You”. We will be teaching the song at programs and events and you can find a video tutorial…
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November is NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is an acronym for National Novel Writing Month.  The program began in 1999 in San Francisco.  The purpose is to encourage writers and aspiring novelists to set and achieve the writing goal of 50,000 words during the month of November.  This is our third year officially participating in the program, and we do so…
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Author Events and Day of the Dead

It's officially Fall!  Of course, it doesn't necessarily feel like it in southeast Louisiana yet.  Either way, I like to usher in this time of year in with author visits and celebrations of the season.  The Louisiana Book Festival takes place at the state capital this year on Saturday, October 28th and we've got four…
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Something for Everyone

Program planning often times lends itself to working around a theme.  Schools start back earlier than they used to, but September is still "back to school" month in my head.  That theme revealed itself after the first draft of programs was laid out for September.  We've got something for every taste, but to me, it…
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