We have a great library system in Calcasieu Parish and aren't we lucky that the people behind the scenes are constantly bringing us great entertaining and educational programs on a regular basis.

It's not just teens on vacation who are apt to say, 'I don't have anything to do.' We all need to be entertained, educated and challenged on a regular basis and that's where the Calcasieu Parish Libraries come into play.

Here is the schedule of events for all the Calcasieu Parish Libraries. Take a look at the list and find something that interest you. maybe you'd like to buy books at the Friends of the Library book sale or learn more about your roots at the genealogy library. Well, all that and more is waiting for you right there at the library!

From the Calcasieu Parish Libraries:

 
ADULTS

Central Library, 301 W. Claude Street, 721-7116

Friends of the Library-Calcasieu Book Sale:  3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 8. The Friends of the Library-Calcasieu will have books for sale until 5:00 p.m.

Friends of the Library-Calcasieu Book Sale:  10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 10. The Friends of the Library-Calcasieu will have books for sale until 12:00 p.m.

Free Legal Advice:  12:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 11.  SWLA Bar Foundation will have attorneys present to answer your questions.  First come, first served.

Computer Basics:  10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 12.  Adults will learn how to use a computer and navigate around it.  Registration is required.

Friends of the Library-Calcasieu Book Sale:  2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12. The Friends of the Library-Calcasieu will have books for sale until 4:00 p.m.

Maker Hours:  5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12.  Visit the Innovation Studio at Central Library every Thursday evening to tinker with fun technology, including 3D printing.  For more information visit www.calcasieulibrary.org/innovatelibrary.

Epps Memorial Library, 1320 North Simmons St., 721-7090

Preparing for the HiSET:  11:00 a.m., Monday, March 9.  Adults will receive information on how to prepare for, where to register, and what to expect when taking the HiSET exam.

Fontenot Memorial Library, 1402 Center St., Vinton, 721-7095

Coffee and History:  9:30 a.m., Monday, March 9.  Patrons in the community will share photos and articles of history about the surrounding area.

Garden Tips from Greengate Garden Center:  10:00 a.m., Monday, March 9.  A representative from Greengate Garden Center will discuss gardening tips and tricks.

Free Income Tax Services:  9:00 a.m., Friday, March 13.  VITA will be available for free income tax help for all those who are eligible.

Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library, 411 Pujo Street, 721-7110

Branching Out in Genealogy – Mini Seminar:  10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 14.  John Sellers will discuss popular topics and how-tos in Genealogy and provide information on how to become a better Genealogist.  Registration is required.

Sulphur Regional Library, 1160 Cypress Street, 721-7141

AARP Tax Assistance:  2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11.  Certified volunteers will provide free tax assistance through AARP.  First come, first served.

Westlake Library, 937 Mulberry Street, 721-7113

Friends of the Library-Calcasieu Book Sale:  12:00 p.m., Monday, March 9.  The Friends of the Library-Calcasieu will have books for sale until 4:00 p.m.

Friends of the Library-Calcasieu Book Sale:  12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10. The Friends of the Library-Calcasieu will have books for sale until 4:00 p.m.

Friends of the Library-Calcasieu Book Sale:  12:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 11. The Friends of the Library-Calcasieu will have books for sale until 4:00 p.m.

Friends of the Library-Calcasieu Book Sale:  12:00 p.m., Friday, March 13. The Friends of the Library-Calcasieu will have books for sale until 4:00 p.m.

Author Todd Elliott and “The Axes of Evil:”  2:00 p.m., Friday, March 13.  Author Todd Elliott will discuss his latest book “Axes of Evil” which sheds light on a local true crime story.  A book signing will follow.

TEENS

Central Library, 301 W. Claude Street, 721-7116

Teen Tech Week Vine Contest:  During branch hours, February 9 – March 30.  Students in grades 6-12 will make a 5 to 6 second movie clip that will be posted online for the public to vote on.  Entries can be submitted February 9-March 2.  Online voting will take place March 9-27, with the winner announced on March 30.  For more info call 721-7121.

Teen Writers Group:  4:30 p.m., Monday, March 9.  Teens who love writing will share writing tips and tricks with other teens.  Registration is required.

ACT Practice Test Results:  4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12.  Attendees who took the practice ACT test in a prior program will read their scores and learn what it means.

Epps Memorial Library, 1320 North Simmons St., 721-7090

Anime Club:  3:30 p.m., Friday, March 13.  Teens will watch popular Anime shows and find news shows to enjoy!

Hayes Library, 7709 Perier St., 721-7098, 622-3605 (Hayes residents)

Dance Off 2015:  4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12.  Teens will show off their dance skills in a friendly competition.

Iowa Library, 107 East First St., 721-7101, 582-3597 (Iowa residents)

Free Comic Book Day & Trivia Competition/Scavenger Hunt:  3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 11.  Join us for the Iowa Library Mini Comic-Con with free comic books and fun games and trivia contests.

Meet the Author – Danny Allain:  4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 11.  Author and publisher of the zombie themed comic book, “Dead Reckoning” will discuss the genre and have a book signing.

Tech Thursday – Build a Bot:  3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12.  Teens will use provided supplies to build a robot.  Registration is required.

Whovian Image Collector:  3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12.  Teens are encouraged to come in costume and take a photo in front of a Doctor Who backdrop.

Film Club Friday:  3:00 p.m., Friday, March 13.  Teens will enjoy watching a thrilling superhero movie.

Moss Bluff Library, 261 Parish Road, 721-7128

YA Book Club and TAB Meeting:  4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12.  Teens will meet to discuss their favorite books, followed by a meeting of the Moss Bluff TAB group which will discuss upcoming events and programming.

Sulphur Regional Library, 1160 Cypress Street, 721-7141

Movie Monday:  3:15 p.m., Monday, March 9.  Young adults will enjoy treats and a movie with friends.

Westlake Library, 937 Mulberry Street, 721-7113

Fun with Science:  4:00  p.m., Tuesday, March 10.  Teens will experiment with simple science concepts and enjoy an after-school snack.

CHILDREN

Carnegie Memorial Library, 411 Pujo St., 721-7084

Story Time:  10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 11.

Central Library, 301 W. Claude Street, 721-7116

Story Time:  10:00 a.m., Monday, March 9.

Story Time:  6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10.

DeQuincy Library, 102 W. Harrison St., 721-7087, 786-4213 (DeQuincy residents)

STEM Fun:  4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10.  K-5th graders will make unique, fun slime!

Story Time:  2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 11.

Epps Memorial Library, 1320 North Simmons St., 721-7090

Story Time:  11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 11.

Fontenot Memorial Library, 1402 Center St., Vinton, 721-7095

Story Time:  10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 12.

Hayes Library, 7709 Perier St., 721-7098, 622-3605 (Hayes residents)

Story Time:  10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 11.

Story Time:  4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 11.

Iowa Library, 107 East First St., 721-7101, 582-3597 (Iowa residents)

Story Time:  10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 11.

Maplewood Library, 91 Center Circle, 721-7104

Story Time:  1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12.

Moss Bluff Library, 261 Parish Road, 721-7128

Fun with Fideaux:  6:30 p.m., Monday, March 9.  The SWLA Humane Society will bring trained dogs to the library where children will pick out a book, pick a dog, and read aloud to the dog. Each dog is supervised by their handler.

Story Time:  10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 11.

Starks Library, 113 S. Hwy. 109, 743-6560 (Starks residents) or 721-7107

Slime Wars:  3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10.  K-5th graders will make slime.

Story Time:  2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12.

Sulphur Regional Library, 1160 Cypress Street, 721-7141

Story Time:  10:00 a.m., Monday, March 9.

Westlake Library, 937 Mulberry Street, 721-7113

Fun with Science:  3:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 10.  Children will experiment with simple science concepts and enjoy an after-school snack.

Story Time:  10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 12.

For a complete listing of library programs, resources and services please visit http://calcasieulibrary.org.