Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
There's a lot going this summer at the library, and here are some events and programs you might want to know about:
1. The annual summer reading program, titled "Once Upon a Time" begins May 26 and ends July 25. Children through the sixth grade can read books to win prizes, participate in arts and crafts workshops and see live performances. Coupons and certificates from local businesses reward those kids who complete the program.
Teens and adults aren't left out, either. The teen summer program, "Express Yourself" will have workshops just for teens. Remind the young adult in your life that the library is a safe and sophisticated place to meet a friend or just hang out.
2. In June, a collection of folk art featuring the work of 21 southern artists from 9 states will be passing through. This display of so-called "outsider" art will feature text panels and photographs explaining where the artists got their inspiration.
3. June's Summer Performances--
Bourg Branch (11am), East Houma(2pm)--Friday, June 5--Betsy McGovern, Musician--KIDS
Main Library--Monday, June 8 (2pm)--Johnette Downing, Musician--KIDS
Bourg Branch--Monday, June 15 (11am)--Character Two, Storytellers--KIDS
Main Library--Tuesday, June 16 (1pm)--Healing Force, Musicians--KIDS, ADULTS
Main Library--Wednesday, June 17 (2pm)--GrayHawk, Storyteller--KIDS
Montegut Branch--Friday, June 26 (11am)--The Jack and Jill Players, Acting Troupe--KIDS
Montegut Branch(11am) and East Houma Branch(2pm)--Tuesday, June 30--Toni Batiste, Dancer--KIDS
Chauvin Branch--Tuesday, June 30 (1pm)--Mary Lecompte, Storyteller--KIDS
Thursday, May 7, 2009
If you're the kind of person who finds looking at photographs of notable people interesting, then a new exhibition on display at the Terrebonne Parish Library is for you.
Through the end of May, Faces & Stories: A Portrait of Southern Writers, a travelling exhibit operated by the Southern Arts Foundation and made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, will be housed on the first floor of the Terrebonne Parish Main Library.
The photographer, Curt Richter, was commissioned to photograph the founding members of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. The project expanded until he had taken hundreds of strikingly beautiful black & white photographs of some very interesting faces.
For more information on the exhibit, call or , email Lauren Ledet at 986-876-5158, ext. 234.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
May is National Health and Fitness Month...and the library is a great place to get information about getting and staying in shape. The Internet has more information on fitness than you can bench-press, too!
At the Library
Terrebonne Parish Library Catalog Search: Exercise and Fitness
Terrebonne Parish Library Catalog Search: Diet & Health
Terrebonne Parish Library Catalog Search: Fitness Magazines
Internet Public Library: Health and Fitness
National Library of Medicine: Exercise
Nutrition.gov--What is an RDA? Find out here.
Military.com Fitness Center--Get in fighting shape.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
If you're already sneezing and sniffling, you know it's allergy season. Every year, the blooming of various weeds and flowers fills the air with pollens and other irritants that make life for some of us miserable. For people with asthma, this can be doubly troublesome.
Here are some links that might help you get informed about asthma and allergy during this Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month:
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
American Asthma Foundation
National Library of Medicine: Asthma
National Library of Medicine: Seasonal Allergies
Medline Plus Encyclopedia: Allergies
Medline Plus Encyclopedia: Asthma
Mayo Clinic Article: Asthma and Allergies Often Occur Together
WebMD: Treating Nasal Allergies