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Do you yearn for the simpler days of long ago? Do you remember how the Sunday comics made you laugh?

Visit the world of the Okefenoke Swamp and Dogpatch, U.S.A. at the Galvez location of the Ascension Parish Library with Brannon Costello, Associate Professor of English at LSU and author of Comics and the South. Professor Costello will discuss aspects of his new book during the library’s program: The World of Pogo and Lil Abner: Comics in the South. Registration is required, so please call Galvez at 622-3339 to register.

Donaldsonville 500 Mississippi Street Phone: (225) 473-8052 Mon., Wed., Fri. .......... 8:30AM—5:30PM Tuesday & Thursday .. 8:30AM—8:00PM Saturday ........................ 8:30AM—12:30PM

Brannon Costello, Saint Gabriel, Louisiana, is associate professor of English at Louisiana State University. His work has appeared in Mississippi Quarterly; Southern Quarterly; Southern Literary Journal; Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction; and African American Review.

Tuesday, March 13, 6:30PM, Galvez

Gonzales 708 S. Irma Blvd. Phone: (225) 647-3955 Monday—Thursday .... 8:30AM—8:00PM Friday & Saturday ….. 8:30AM—5:30PM Galvez 40300 Hwy. 42 Phone: (225) 622-3339 Mon., Wed., Fri. .......... 8:30AM—5:30PM Tuesday & Thursday .. 8:30AM—8:00PM Saturday ........................ 8:30AM—12:30PM Dutchtown 13278 Hwy. 73 Phone: (225) 673-8699 Mon., Wed., Fri. .......... 8:30AM—5:30PM Tuesday & Thursday .. 8:30AM—8:00PM Saturday ........................ 8:30AM—12:30PM

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Join the Ascension Parish Library as local musician, Jim Bullion, performs his Louisiana Country Roots show in Gonzales on Thursday, March 8, at 6:30PM. This program will tell the history of Louisiana’s contributions to the country music industry in story and song. Come out and tap your feet to the music from early country artists such as Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Jimmie Davis, and many more! Mr. Bullion has performed locally for 35 years as a regular at the Alligator Bar, and as a feature at the Elephant Stomp for the Louisiana Republican Party. Please register in advance by calling the library at 647-3955.

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~ Thursday, MARCH 1, 2012 Donaldsonville / 12 Noon Room by Emma Donoghue Dutchtown / 6:30 PM The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver Gonzales / 6:30 PM Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Registration required.

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The Ascension Parish Master Gardeners Association under the direction of the LSU Ag Center presents a four-part spring series of educational workshops with gardening and landscaping tips geared to both novice and advanced gardeners. The workshops are hosted by the Ascension Parish Library on the following topics: Bee Smart – A Guide to a Bee Friendly Garden. March 10, 10AM., Donaldsonville. Charlotte Bishop, a local beekeeper will discuss how honey bees play a vital role in the life cycles of many plants. Bees are essential in the production of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, as well as providing other useful products. Learn how to protect our essential bee populations and how to begin the enjoyable hobby of beekeeping. Call 473-8052 to register. Create Peaceful Landscapes with Water. March 22, 6:30PM., Dutchtown. Pam Camp, an award-winning landscape designer and garden columnist in Louisiana and Indiana, will discuss why water is so essential to a healthy garden. Water can also be a strong visual element in an attractive landscape. Learn how to create serene water gardens with ponds and containers and how to utilize low areas with rain gardens. Experience the serenity and peace that water gardening can bring to our landscapes and to our stressful lives. Call 673-8699 to register.

March 27, 2012, 10AM and 6PM Gonzales If you know that eBooks are now available at the Ascension Parish Library but have questions about how they work or how to use them with your electronic reader, this session will get you started. We will discuss OverDrive and Freading and demonstrate their use with a variety of devices including your PC, iPad, Kindle, and Nook. Seating is limited so please call 647-3955 to register.

Create Garden Memories with Pass-along Plants. April 10, 6:30PM, Gonzales. Do you have fond memories of those heirloom plants in grandma’s yard – the ones she shared with her neighbors and friends? Learn about these heirlooms and how you can effectively share your special plants. The Ascension Parish Master Gardeners, a volunteer organization of the LSU AgCenter, will show how to create garden memories by reviving the tradition of pass-along plants. Bring your plants, cuttings, or seeds to exchange with other local gardeners. Call 647-3955 to register. Beat the Heat with Micro-Irrigation. April 17, 6:30PM, Galvez. Remember last summer’s drought, how you were continuously dragging hoses around as your plants withered and died in the heat? Be ready this season with an automatic watering system that means less work and happier plants. Kyle Huffstickler, landscape coordinator of LSU’s La House, a home and landscape resource center will show us how to install a micro-irrigation system – an easy, economical do-ityourself project. Call 622-3339 to register. These programs are designed for adults and are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register in advance by calling the location of the program(s) you wish to attend.

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Ascension Parish Library cardholders can now download thousands of eBooks for use on a variety of devices including eReaders, tablets, smartphones, and PCs, using our new Freading service.The Freading service offers unlimited, simultaneous access to all titles, so there is no waiting for another user to return a title before you can borrow it. Access to books is controlled by tokens. Each user is given a weekly allotment of 6 tokens which appears in the upper right hand corner of the home page after login. These tokens are redeemed to borrow books. Visit www.myAPL.org, click on Digital Media, and try Freading today!

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From History.com On March 21, 1871, journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his famous search through Africa for the missing British explorer Dr. David Livingstone. In the late 19th century, Europeans and Americans were deeply fascinated by the "Dark Continent" of Africa and its many mysteries. Few did more to increase Africa's fame than Livingstone, one of England's most intrepid explorers. In August 1865, he set out on a planned twoyear expedition to find the source of the Nile River. Livingstone also wanted to help bring about the abolition of the slave trade, which was devastating Africa's population. Almost six years after his expedition began, little had been heard from Livingstone. James Gordon Bennett, Jr., editor of the New York Herald, decided to capitalize on the public's craze for news of their hero. He sent Stanley to lead an expedition into the African wilderness to find Livingstone or bring back proof of his death. At age 28, Stanley had his own fascinating past. As a young orphan in Wales, he crossed the Atlantic on the crew of a merchant ship. He jumped ship in New Orleans and later served in the Civil War as both a Confederate and a Union soldier before beginning a career in journalism. After setting out from Zanzibar in Page 4

March 1871, Stanley led his caravan of nearly 2,000 men into the interior of Africa. Nearly eight months passed--during which Stanley contracted dysentery, cerebral malaria and smallpox--before the expedition approached the village of Ujiji, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika. Sick and poverty-stricken, Livingstone had come to Ujiji that July after living for some time at the mercy of Arab slave traders. When Stanley's caravan entered the village on October 27, flying the American flag, villagers crowded toward the new arrivals. Spotting a white man with a gray beard in the crowd, Stanley stepped toward him and stretched out his hand: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" These words--and Livingstone's grateful response--soon became famous across Europe and the United States. Though Stanley urged Livingstone to return with him to London, the explorer vowed to continue his original mission. Livingstone died 18 months later in today's Zambia; his body was embalmed and returned to Britain, where he was buried in Westminster Abbey. As for Stanley, he returned to Africa to fulfill a promise he had made to Livingstone to find the source of the Nile. He later damaged his reputation by accepting money from King Leopold II of Belgium to help create the Belgian-ruled Congo Free State and promote the slave trade. When he left Africa, Stanley resumed his British

citizenship and even served in Parliament, but when he died he was refused burial in Westminster Abbey because of his actions in the Congo Free State. If you would like to learn more about Stanley and Livingstone, check out these items from the library: Stanley and Livingstone and the Exploration of Africa in World History, by Richard Worth, X 916.704 WOR Henry Stanley and David Livingstone, by Susan Clinton, X 916.704 CLI David Livingstone: Courageous Explorer, by Renee Taft Meloche, X 916.704 MEL Expedition Africa, (DVD), V 916.7 EXP Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone, by Martin Dugard, 967.0423 DUG Dark Safari: The Life behind the Legend of Henry Morton Stanley, by John Bierman, 967.023 B Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer, by Tim Jeal, 916.704 JEA

“A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” Abraham Lincoln

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Resources available include: Free Small Business Counseling & Mentoring * Free Small Business Seminars * Free Small Business Guide to Licenses and Permits * Local and National Website Links * Free APL Databases * Business Forms on the Web * Business Magazines / Newspapers

Ascension Parish Library and SCORE – Baton Rouge offer free, on-site counseling in Ascension Parish for new business start-ups and mentoring for existing businesses. Counseling sessions are held at two library locations each month by appointment: the first Tuesday morning and third Tuesday afternoon at the library in Gonzales and the second Wednesday morning and third Wednesday afternoon at the library in Dutchtown. SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business is a nonprofit Association and a resource partner of the Small Business Administration. SCORE is dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth, and success of small business nationwide. Counselors are active or retired business owners and executives with extensive experience, who follow the steps on “How to Start and Manage a Successful Business.” This includes help on the Business Plan, Financial Forecast, Marketing & Sales, Legal and Accounting suggestions, Business Insurance needs, and the Bank Loan Package preparation. SCORE counselors follow a strict code of ethics and confidentiality.

Tuesday March 6 9 –10AM 10 – 11AM 11 – Noon

Wednesday March 14 9 - 10AM 10 - 11AM 11 - Noon

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Wednesday March 21 1 – 2PM 2 – 3PM 3 – 4PM

This year SCORE will begin expanding its education opportunities in the community for small businesses with a new Simple Steps Program and a stronger Community Alliance Program. These new programs will help SCORE become an even more valuable resource in our community. To learn Tuesday more, visit the SCORE WEB SITE AT www.scorebr.org. March 20 All counseling sessions are free. Score counselors follow a strict code of ethics and confidentiality. Counseling sessions are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (225) 381-7130 or toll-free (877) 381-7130. Please specify which library location you prefer: Gonzales or Dutchtown. Counseling sessions last for 1 hour. Sessions start and end promptly on the hour.

Small business owners can take advantage of the free business consulting the library offers on the second Monday of each month in Galvez and the second Wednesday of each month in Donaldsonville. Persons wanting to start or improve a small business receive private, two-hour consulting sessions designed to provide professional help in areas of financing, marketing, and accounting. Potential small business owners can obtain individualized, detailed assistance in areas including business plan development, financial projections, marketing, licensing requirements, and site selection. For those wanting to improve their existing business, assistance with reversing cash flow problems, developing sound accounting practices, producing marketing materials, and packaging loan proposals is available. This service is sponsored by the Ascension Parish Library and is a partnership program with the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University and A & M College – Baton Rouge. All services are free and confidential. To schedule an appointment, call the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at 922-0998.

Monday March 12 Galvez Wednesday March 14 Donaldsonville

This two-hour seminar is designed for individuals who want to learn what it takes to start and run a successful small business. The program will focus on helping participants learn how to determine the feasibility of their idea as well as how to obtain a small business loan. Topics of discussion include the purpose of developing a feasibility/business plan, assessing business risks, marketing strategy development, management planning, financial planning, identifying sources of funds for business start-up, the do’s and don'ts of borrowing money, the loan application process, and the key resources available to get assistance. Registration is required by calling the Galvez location at 622-3339. Page 5

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A child is never too young to learn to read. In fact, research shows that reading to young children from birth significantly increases their chances of thriving in school. It is through the sharing of books and language that young children develop the reading skills needed to be ready to read. Through its seasonal storytime series, the Ascension Parish Library introduces young children to the letters, words, and sounds of the English language through a variety of fun-filled programs designed to help foster early literacy skills. Library storytimes are rich with activities designed to entertain and introduce young children to the English language. Four types of storytimes are offered based on the needs of the developing child. Registration is required for all storytimes. Parents can register their child in advance by either calling or visiting the library. For more information on these fun-filled, educational programs, please contact the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at 647-3955, in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Dutchtown at 673-8699. Here are the scheduled storytimes: Lap-sit Storytime focuses on the needs of babies from birth through crawling. Thursdays March 1 - March 29 10AM Gonzales & Dutchtown Toddler Storytime focuses on the needs of young children from walking through age 2. Tuesdays March 6 - March 27 10AM Galvez Wednesdays March 7 - March 28 10AM Gonzales, Donaldsonville, & Dutchtown Preschool Storytime focuses on the needs of children ages 3 through 5. * Tuesdays March 6 - March 27 11AM Galvez Wednesdays March 7 - March 28 11AM Gonzales & Dutchtown Bilingual Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3 through 5 who speak Spanish, English, or both. Thursdays March 1 - March 29 11AM Gonzales *A preschool child must reach the age of 3 by February 8 to participate in this series.

Children and their families are invited to attend our monthly Pajama Storytimes. Children are encouraged to attend in their pajamas to enjoy a half-hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays. After the program, children may make their own special craft to take home. This program is designed for children aged 7 and younger and their families. For more information on this program, please contact the library in Gonzales at 647-3955, in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Dutchtown at 673-8699. Page 6

Parents, if you’ve always wanted to Tuesday, March 6, 2012 enjoy Toddler Storytime at APL in 6:30 PM, Donaldsonville Donaldsonville, but were unable because of your hectic schedule, here’s your chance! “Goodnight, Sweetheart,” will be on Tuesday evening, March 6 at 6:30PM. Come experience all the stories, songs, and fun along with your little ones, from walking age to 2-years-old. Don’t miss this special storytime under the stars! Registration is required, so call 473-8052 to reserve your spot today! @THELIBRARY

CELEBRATE READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 5PM, Gonzales In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and the National Education Association’s Read Across America, the Ascension Parish Library has planned a special event honoring Dr. Seuss. Read Across America is a national reading celebration that takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. This yearly celebration encourages readers to get excited about reading. Join the Gonzales branch and get into the reading excitement on Thursday, March 1, at 5:00 p.m. This special event will feature Dr. Seuss stories, a rhyming bingo, and a fun craft. You could not, would not, want to miss this special event! This program is free and open to children in preschool and above; however, children ages 6 and under may need help from a parent to make the craft. Registration required. For more information or to register, please call 647-3955.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4PM, Donaldsonville Fierce lions roar; baby monkeys dance and play, and zebras frolic along the hillside. You don’t need to travel to the distant corners of a faraway land to experience the sights and sounds of the jungle; just come along on our “Wildlife Safari” at Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville, Wednesday, March 14 at 4 PM. Hear tales of a tribal trek through the wild and create your very own jungle scene with sand art! This event is open to children ages five and up, but registration is required, so call 473-8052 to reserve your spot today!

March 15, 2012 5:30 PM, Galvez

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 10AM, Dutchtown

If you have a flare for the dramatic, then you should join us as we make our very own finger puppets at the Ascension Parish Library! Our Spring, animalthemed puppets will be lots of fun to make, and they might even inspire a play or two. This program is designed for children ages seven through twelve, and is scheduled for Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 5:30 PM.

Interested in Vikings after reading How to Train Your Dragon or Norse mythology about Thor? Want to know Viking fact from fiction? Join the library staff in a fun filled morning at the Ascension Parish Library’s “So You Want to Be a Viking?” program on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 10AM at the Dutchtown location. Explore one of the myths about Thor; test your knowledge of Viking times; finally, make your own Viking shield.

Registration is required for this program. To register or for more information, call Galvez at 622-3339.

Thursday, March 15, 6PM, Dutchtown Tuesday, March 20, 4PM,Galvez Thursday, March 22, 4PM, Donaldsonville & Gonzales

Do you love all things pink and sparkly? Join us at the Ascension Parish Library for a Perfectly Pinkalicious Party based on the bestselling books by Victoria Kann. At the party we’ll make Pinkerbelle wands and pink cupcake journals, play pin the cherry on the cupcake, and listen to a Pinkalicious story. Activities are appropriate for ages four through eight. All ages are welcome. For more information about this program, contact the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Gonzales at 647-3955, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Dutchtown at 673-8699.

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This program is designed for children in the second through fifth grades. Space is limited, so please pre-register your children. For more information on the program or to register, please call the Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown at 673-8699. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ― Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!” ― Dr. Seuss, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish @THELIBRARY

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Computer Training Seminars @ the Library Introduction to Windows 7 March 6 - 6PM - Gonzales This workshop is intended for people with little or no computing experience. With hands-on practice, participants will become familiar with how to use the basic components of a computer, as well as how to open files and programs in Windows, the world's most popular operating system. Recommended for beginners. Internet Basics March 7 - 10AM - Gonzales Internet Basics is intended for people with little or no experience with the Internet or the World Wide Web. Participants will be introduced to the Internet, learn how the World Wide Web works, and learn how to explore the World Wide Web using Microsoft Internet Explorer. Discovering E-Mail March 15 - 6PM - Donaldsonville Write letters and instantly send them anywhere in the world with the touch of a key? It is possible! Welcome to the world of e-mail! The workshop will cover a brief history of e-mail, discuss its uses, cover the various types of e-mail (such as online service, web-based e-mail, pop-mail, etc.), discuss the features found in e-mail, and feature hands-on e-mail practice. Already having some internet and computer experience will be helpful to participants. Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007 March 7 - 6PM - Gonzales Participants will become familiar with and practice using the basic tools of Microsoft Word, such as the basic elements of the Word screen, ruler and toolbar; how to select and modify text; how to cut, copy and paste text selections; how to alter typeface, font size, line spacing, and margins; how to use the spell check and grammar check functions; how to save and print documents; and how to make use of "Help". Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007 March 6 - 10AM - Gonzales Participants will become familiar with the uses of a spreadsheet and practice using the basic features of Microsoft Excel, including the Menu Bar, Tool Bar and

Formula Bar; selecting single cells and groups of cells; entering text and data; calculating sums; and formatting the spreadsheet. Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007—March 26 - 6PM - Gonzales Participants will become familiar with and practice using the basic tools of Microsoft Publisher. Learn how to easily create, customize, and publish materials such as newsletters, brochures, flyers, etc. Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 - March 15 - 6PM - Gonzales This program is designed for individuals who want to learn how to enhance presentations by using one of the most popular presentation software programs available. Attendees will create a presentation, make formatting changes, insert clip art, and apply designs, transitions and effects to a presentation. Basic computer and word processing skills are needed. Job Searching on the Internet March 22 - 6PM - Gonzlaes Learn how to use the Internet as a vital tool in your job search. Post resumes on the Internet, send them in your e-mail, find listings of job openings, research companies and careers, and communicate and network with others in your job field. These are a few of the advantages of using the Internet in your job search. In this workshop, we will show you how to make the Internet one of your most valued tools in searching for a job. We will cover how to send your resume over the Internet via the Web, Usenet, or E-mail, and demonstrate how to find a mailing list or access newsgroups via the Web. A Guide to Writing Resumés March 29 - 6PM - Gonzales This workshop is designed for first-timers and for those looking to breathe new life into their current resumés. Resumé writing is an essential skill for job seekers. Learn how to write and format a resume that will stand out and create your own resumé using the library’s new Career Cruising Database.

Databases are available in the library or from your home computer using your library card to log in. To access our databases, please click on the Research Databases button or on the navigation menu, scroll down and click on the desired database. For additional information, please contact the library or ask any staff member. Page 10

Ancestry Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. This collection has more than 4,000 databases and two billion names, and its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online. Its 4,000 databases include key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes); Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes); The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. In the coming year, still more indexes and original images will be added to the new Immigration collection. Ancestry Library Edition also offers an online library of periodicals and newspapers. You will also find a link to Ancestry World Tree which allows patrons to keep track of their family tree and to share it with others. Whether you are just starting out in genealogy or are a seasoned veteran, the Ascension Parish Library has the information you need. Ancestry Library Edition is available in the library only. Visit any of the Tech Rooms or computer areas for access to this most important genealogical resource. For a complete list of Databases available at APL, visit us online at www.myAPL.org or ask any staff member.

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Library Book Clubs Donaldsonville / 12:00 Noon Room by Emma Donoghue Dutchtown / 6:30 PM The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver Gonzales / 6:30 PM Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Registration is required.

Lap-sit Storytime 10AM Gonzales & Dutchtown Bilingual Storytime 11AM Gonzales Celebrate Read Across America Day 5PM Gonzales Registration required

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SCORE Free Small Business Counseling & Mentoring—Gonzales

Louisiana Country Roots with Jim Bullion—6:30PM Gonzales

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Internet Basics 10AM Gonzales Toddler Storytime 10AM Gonzales, Donaldsonville & Dutchtown Preschool Storytime 11AM Gonzales & Dutchtown Kokusaika –aTeen Japanese Culture Club 3:30PM Gonzales Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007 6PM Gonzales

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Introduction to Microsoft Excel 10AM Gonzales Toddler Storytime -10AM Galvez Preschool Storytime -11AM Galvez Teen Book Club- 5:30PM Galvez Introduction to Windows 7 6PM Gonzales Goodnight Sweetheart: a Toddler Storytime 6:30PM Donaldsonville

Bilingual Storytime—11AM Gonzales Pizza & Books—4PM Donaldsonville Pajama Storytime 6:30PM Gonzales & Galvez

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LSBDC Free Small Business Consulting— Galvez

The World of Pogo and Lil Abner: Comics in the South 6:30PM Galvez

SCORE Free Small Business Counseling & Mentoring— Dutchtown

Lap-sit Storytime 10AM Gonzales & Dutchtown

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Toddler Storytime 10AM Galvez

LSBDC Free Small Business Consulting—Donaldsonville

Preschool Storytime 11AM Galvez

Toddler Storytime 10AM Gonzales, Donaldsonville & Dutchtown Preschool Storytime 11AM Gonzales & Dutchtown Wildlife Safari 4PM Donaldsonville

Pajama Storytime 6:30PM Donaldsonville & Dutchtown

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Discovering Email 6PM Donaldsonville

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SCORE Free Small Business Counseling & Mentoring— Dutchtown

Create Peaceful Landscapes with Water—6:30PM Dutchtown

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Lap-sit Storytime 10AM Gonzales & Dutchtown

Toddler Storytime—10AM Galvez Preschool Storytime—11AM Galvez Perfectly Pinkalicious Party 4PM Galvez

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Perfectly Pinkalicious Party 6PM Dutchtown

SCORE Free Small Business Counseling & Mentoring—Gonzales

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Toddler Storytime 10AM Gonzales, Donaldsonville & Dutchtown Preschool Storytime 11AM Gonzales & Dutchtown

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Spring Finger Puppets! 5:30PM Galvez

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007—6PM Gonzales

Starting & Financing a Small Business 6:30-8:30PM Dutchtown

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Bilingual Storytime 11AM Gonzales

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Lap-sit Storytime 10AM Gonzales & Dutchtown

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So You Want to Be a Viking? 10AM Dutchtown

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Bilingual Storytime -11AM Gonzales Perfectly Pinkalicious Party 4PM Donaldsonville & Gonzales Job Searching on the Internet 6PM Gonzales

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Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007 6PM Gonzales

Toddler Storytime 10AM Galvez Preschool Storytime 11AM Galvez Teen Open Mic 6:30PM-7:30PM Dutchtown Using Your eReader at the Library 10AM & 6PM Gonzales

Toddler Storytime 10AM Gonzales, Donaldsonville & Dutchtown

Lap-sit Storytime 10AM Gonzales & Dutchtown Bilingual Storytime 11AM Gonzales

Preschool Storytime 11AM Gonzales & Dutchtown A Guide to Writing Resumes 6PM Gonzlaes

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From The Bookshelves ADULT NON-FICTION 791.4302 CUR James Curtis Spencer Tracy: A Biography Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (1900-1967) was an extremely talented and versatile actor whose successful career lasted over 30 years and earned him nine Academy Award nominations and two Oscars. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 5, 1900, he was the youngest of two sons of John and Caroline (Brown) Tracy. Raised in a devout Catholic household, he carried these roots for the rest of his life. In World War I he joined the Navy and stayed most of his military career at the Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia. After finishing Northwestern Military Academy, he went two years to Ripon College, and left in 1921 to pursue a theatrical career. He was considered to be an actor’s actor as he was well-respected by his fellow actors and actresses and won the

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renown of many people who enjoyed his movies and talent. This book is based on information from Tracy’s daughter and will delight those who have admired Tracy's talent and movies. Perhaps one could say, he was one of the greatest actors to come through Hollywood. LA 641.5 BUR Marda Burton and Kenneth Holditch Galatoire’s Biography of a Bistro Enjoy reading about the history of one of New Orleans’ most treasured restaurants and an international jewel as well. The family who owns the restaurant is mentioned along with their founding of the restaurant and how it became a great establishment. Twentynine waiters serve repeat customers, those who come for special occasions or visitors from around the World, making sure the experience in fine dining is the pleasure it should be. Also included in this intriguing book are great recipes sure to give you

the taste of popular dishes from this amazing bistro. ADULT FICTION HIG Jack Higgins A Devil is Waiting A devil is indeed waiting. The President is coming to London, but not to an entirely warm welcome. A fanatical mullah is offering a blessing to anyone who will assassinate the President, and though most London Muslims think the mullah has crossed the line, a few think otherwise. Urgently, Sean Dillon, General Charles Ferguson, and the rest of the small band known as the "Prime Minister's private army" are called in, augmented by an extraordinary new recruit, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon. She has her own deep contacts, but the more she investigates, the more she discovers herself in a very dark place indeed. For the assassination plan is only the beginning.

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