Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Summertime @ The Terrebonne Parish Library

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

Faces & Stories: A Portrait of Southern Writers

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.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

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