Livingston Parish Calendar for Jan. 3, 2013

THURSDAY

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch, 26941 La. 43. For more information, call (225) 567-1441.

PIGEON PARTY: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch, 8101 U.S. 190. The party is about the pigeon from the books by Mo Willems. Patrons will get to learn how to draw the pigeon, drive a bus, eat cookies and watch a puppet show featuring the pigeon. For more information, call (225) 665-8118.

YOUNG WRITERS CLUB: 5 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The club is open to anyone between the ages 10 and 17.

OPEN MIC NIGHT: 5:30 p.m., Watson Library Branch, 36581 Outback Road. Patrons of all ages can showcase their talents in front of a live audience. For more information, call (225) 664-3693.

WRITERS CIRCLE: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Published and unpublished adult writers are welcome to the Writers Circle group meeting.

FRIDAY

MAKE A HAPPY PLATE: 10 a.m., South Library Branch, 23477 La. 444. Make a Happy Plate is a program on healthy eating, food safety and how to create healthy snacks. During the program, children will get to make mini pizzas. Registration is required by calling the library at (225) 698-3015.

SATURDAY

GADGET HELP DESK: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Patrons can get help setting up their new gadgets from the holidays.

SUNDAY

LUTHERAN SERVICE: 3 p.m., St. Francis Episcopal Church, 726 Maple St., Denham Springs. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold services in Livingston Parish. For more information, call (225) 803-9636 or (225) 766-4610.

MONDAY

BABY AND TODDLER STORY TIME: 9:45 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

COMPUTER BASICS: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Branch, 20390 Iowa St. The class is free. For more information, call (225) 686-2436.

ADULT BOOK CLUB: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. Members will discuss "Look Again" by Lisa Scottoline.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

pigeon party: 2 p.m., South Library Branch.

TWEEN NOTEBOOK CRAFT: 3 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. Tweens are invited to create their own pocket notebooks.

FINANCIAL SUCCESS BASICS: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Primerica and the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring a series of three courses on financial basics. This class will be on the relationship between time, savings and debt. Registration is required by calling the library.

TUESDAY

STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch.

STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

ANIME ADDICTS: 5:30 p.m., South Library Branch. The Anime Addicts/Manga Maniacs club is for teens interested in watching and discussing anime and manga while learning about Japanese culture.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD: 6 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. The board suggests programs, volunteers at the library and helps choose books for the Young Adult section.

PILOT CLUB: 6:45 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

WEDNESDAY

GADGET HELP DESK: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Patrons can get help setting up their new gadgets from the holidays.

COMPUTER BASICS: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. Pre-registration is required.

STORIES, SONGS AND MORE: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Branch.

STORY TIME: 10 a.m., South Library Branch.

SOUL INSPIRED JOURNALING: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch. Soul Inspired Journaling is a club that highlights the personal benefits of journaling.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN: 11:30 a.m., The Wholly Grounds, 27988 Walker S. Road, Walker. The Livingston Parish Republican Women will hold its monthly meeting with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne as the guest speaker. The public is invited, but reservations are required by calling (225) 931-9206 or emailing terriday@eatel.net.

COMPUTER BASICS: 3 p.m., South Library Branch.

SPINE EDUCATION SEMINAR: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Dutch Physical Therapy and the Livingston Parish Library are co-sponsoring a series of free seminars for Spine Education Month. This free seminar will feature Dr. Barret Johnston, of the Interventional Pain Institute, talking about pain management treatment options for back pain. Registration is required by calling (225) 588-2068 or emailing amys@dutchpt.com.

JAN. 10

SUNNY SIDE UP BOOK CLUB: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch. The club reads and discusses inspirational fiction.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch.

BOOK CLUB: 10:30 a.m., Livingston Library Branch.

ACT PREP COURSE: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Literacy and Technology Center, 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker. SLU's Division of Extended Studies will offer an ACT Preparation Course to help high school students improve their ACT scores. The course will emphasize mathematics and English and will have three sessions with the first session being from this Thursday to Thursday, Feb. 7. The second session will start in March and the third will start in May. All classes will be held on Thursdays. Cost is $250 per session, which includes all materials. To register or for more information, visit http://www.southeastern.edu/es or call (225) 665-3303.

GENEALOGY 101: 6 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. The library will offer an introduction class for amateur family history enthusiasts. Registration is required.

SPINE TINGLERS BOOK CLUB: 6 p.m., Watson Library Branch.

SLITHER INTO THE NEW YEAR - THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Teens are invited to celebrate the Year of the Snake by eating spring rolls and fortune cookies and making paper lanterns. They can also read zodiac signs and discover what lies ahead in 2013.