Teen End of Summer Reading Events

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Baker Branch: Thursday, July 24, 2:30 p.m. It’s the end of summer and we’re going to celebrate it with a mess! Come outside with us and play on the messy side of science with questions like what happens when you put Mentos in Diet Coke or what is elephant toothpaste?

Pride-Chaneyville Branch: Monday, July 28, 11:00 a.m. A Program “Fur” Nature Lovers: Our last program of the summer is a special presentation from the Waddill Outdoor Education Center with examples of fur and hands-on interaction.

Main Library: Wednesday, July 30, 10:00 a.m. Summer reading is over! Celebrate with pizza, snacks, gaming, and crafts!

Jones Creek Regional Branch: Wednesday, July 30, 2:30 p.m. Say farewell to the summer the right way—by playing games on the Wii-U and eating pizza!

Carver Branch: Wednesday, July 30, 3:30 p.m. Snap, Crackle, POP! Come celebrate the end of summer by using science to make a sweet treat. We’ll make our own homemade butter from scratch, blow up marshmallows in the microwave, and then combine them for a delicious edible concoction.

Eden Park Branch: Thursday, July 31, 2:00 p.m. End of Summer Reading Party: It’s the last day for Teen Summer Reading! Have you turned in your reading log yet? Come to the library for one last hurrah! Memorialize your summer by decorating a large puzzle piece, make your very own lava lamp, and enjoy the company while you eat pizza and drink lemonade. Goodbye, summer!

Bluebonnet Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:00 p.m. French Bulletin Boards: Let’s say goodbye to summer by decorating your own French bulletin board to get yourself ready for school! Registration required.

Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:00 p.m. End the summer with a fun book charm jewelry craft day. Have a favorite book or two or three? Then come and make tiny replicas that can be used to create a unique set of jewelry.

Scotlandville Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:00 p.m. Send the summer reading program out with a party! Eat pizza, shoot Nerf darts at targets, color a picture, and compete against friends for prizes in a series of science-themed challenges.

Central Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:30 p.m. Mad Scientist End of Summer Party – It’s alive! It’s time for some mad scientist fun at the Central Branch end of summer party! Compete in a mad scientist relay race, perform some wacky experiments, and more!

Delmont Gardens Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:30 p.m. Pizza Night – Chat & Chew: Let’s end the summer on a low key note! We’ll have a chat and chew session in the Gardens meeting room and talk about the stuff you did this summer, especially the books you read and the programs you came to!

Fairwood Branch: Thursday, July 31, 4:30 p.m. Come enjoy some pizza while viewing a slideshow of pictures from the 2014 Summer Reading programs. And remember, today’s your last chance to turn in your Summer Reading Program book logs!

Zachary Branch: Thursday, August 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Kick back one last time with your friends before school starts. We’ll have games, food and plenty of fun. For grades 7 & up. Light refreshments provided.



Summer Reading Begins Tomorrow!

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This summer is sure to be packed with great books, exciting programs, and fabulous prizes. With a program for every age group, the entire family can participate!

Fizz, Boom, READ! is this year’s theme for the Children’s Summer Reading Program. Summer activities will feature events that spotlight the performing arts, visual arts, literature, and science – all showing children how to tap into their creative side. Ages Birth-11. For more information, call 231-3760.

The theme for the Teen Summer Reading Program this year is Spark a Reaction. Teens ages 12 to 18 may start their journey by signing up at any library location to begin their quest. For more information, call 231-3770.

The Adult Program, Celebrating 75 Years of Service, for ages 18 and up, will be filled with a variety of interesting events. Adults are asked to read three books in order to receive a summer prize pack. One of the three books can be substituted by attendance to any adult summer program. There will be weekly drawings for various prizes. The last day of Adult Summer Reading is July 31. At the end of the program, a special drawing will be held for all participants. For more information, call 231-3740.

What are you waiting for? Pick up a reading log at your local branch starting tomorrow and check our newsletter The Source or our events calendar to see all the great events coming up!summer-reading-14

HiSET: The New GED

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The GED (General Educational Development) exam has officially been replaced in Louisiana by the HiSET High School Equivalency Exam. This month, the Library is offering several HiSET-related programs, including informational sessions and study dates.

The first one is a Social Studies Preparation session this afternoon at 3:30 at the Eden Park Branch Library. Call (225) 231-3250 to register.

Here are the future dates and sessions at Eden Park:

Reading Preparation: Monday, May 12, 3:30 p.m.

Mathematics Preparation: Monday, May 19, 3:30 p.m.

Science Preparation: Tuesday, May 27, 3:30 p.m.

There are also two informational sessions about the HiSET scheduled at the Carver Branch Library on:

Wednesday, May 7, at 10 a.m. and

Wednesday, May 21, at 10 a.m.

so stop by to find out what you need to know about the HiSET exam and how you can prepare for it. For more information, call (225) 389‑7450.

Our online learning database Learning Express has been upgraded to Learning Express 3.0 with HiSET test preparation now included. Access is free with your library card!

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Free SAT and ACT Practice Tests


**Update: This is for grades 9-12.**

Teens can take a free practice SAT test Saturday, January 4th, 9:30am-1:30pm and a free practice ACT test on Saturday, January 11th, 9:30 a.m-1:30p.m. This will be followed by a review session later when the scores are returned.

The  SAT practice test is offered at:
Bluebonnet Library. Call 763-2270 for more information.
The review session will be on Wednesday, January 15th, 6:00 p.m.

The ACT practice test is offered at:
Greenwell Springs Library. Call 274-4470 for more information.
The review session will be on Wednesday, January 22nd, 6:00 p.m.

Zachary Library. Call 658-1870 for more information.
The review session will be on Thursday, January 22nd, 6:00 p.m.

Online Registration Required: Go to www.princetonreview.com (above Attend a Free Event in Your Area, click “ACT” or “SAT” in the “Choose Test” box and enter your zipcode.) Registration questions? Call Princeton Review at 1-800-273-8349

Arrive 15 minutes early and bring a #2 pencil and a calculator.


Looking for ACT or SAT resources? Try Learning Express for ACT or SAT courses, practice tests and eBooks. You can also search the library catalog for ACT study guides or SAT study guides.