Read an ocean of books
Registration for the Livingston Parish Library’s summer reading program “Oceans of Possibilities” is open. Adults, teens and children are invited to read and participate in events to win prizes all summer long.
To visit mylpl.info/summerreading for details, including where to register online.
Thursday, May 26 will be a launch day in the branches of the library. Learn about summer activities, participate in crafts and more. The Libraries’ in-person summer events are themed around reading. Contact the branch by phone or go online at mylpl.info to register for events.
Didgeridoo Down Under for ages 3 and up is the first activity. This program is an energetic fusion of Australian music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo has been played by Australian Aborigines for at least 1,500 years and is known for its otherworldly sound.
- Main branch in Livingston, 5 p.m. on June 2
- Albany-Springfield branch, 10:00 a.m. June 2
- Denham Springs-Walker Branch, 10:00 a.m. June 1
- South Branch, 2 p.m. June 2
- Watson branch, 2 p.m. June 1
A magical day at the library with Mitch the magician for all ages is mid-month. This is a fun, fast-paced, interactive comedy magic show that’s squeaky clean and will appeal to all ages. Mitch uses a variety of props and volunteers to create silly situations.
- Main branch in Livingston, 10 a.m. on June 14
- Albany-Springfield branch, 2 p.m. June 14
- Denham Springs-Walker Branch, 10 a.m. June 15
- South Branch, 10:00 a.m. June 16
- Watson branch, 2 p.m. June 15
Your family can “explore nature” at the SLU Livingston Center, 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker. Register for each session you plan to attend. To visit tinyurl.com/nthy6dks for information and registration. Events are free and start at 6:30 p.m.
Birds in our garden: June 2. James C. Pellerin Jr. will present information on how humans and songbirds can benefit from backyards with some additions to provide new habitat, shelter, food and water for songbirds. He will explain how to repair and improve habitat and shelter that was destroyed by Hurricane Ida.
Bat presentation: June 23. Nikki Anderson will showcase bats around the world, but will focus on the 12 bat species found in Louisiana. Identification methods and ongoing research by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be presented.
Ready, Tech, Geaux! Learn how to navigate iNaturalist: July 14th. Janie Braud will show participants how to make nature observations using iNaturalist and explore its features. Bring a cell phone and, if possible, a charged laptop or tablet.
Natives of Louisiana for your landscape: August 4. Clark L. Robertson will discuss the benefits of using native plants in the landscape, which native plants are alternatives to common non-native landscape plants and where to find them, and which organizations are a good resource for more information on the native plants.
Send news and events for the parishes of Livingston and Tangipahoa to [email protected] by 4 p.m. Friday or call (225) 388-0731.