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'Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books,' by Rabbi Mark S. Glickman tells the story of how millions of books were looted during World War II.

A story- and craft-time for children ages 8 to 11 is planned for 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Storytime Room at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library.

Listen to “The Cloud Spinner,” a magical tale by Michael Catchpool about a boy who can spin clothing from a cloud, then learn to weave on a cardboard loom. Registration is required; call (225) 763-2240.

Mardi Gras memories

Twenty years of parade memories from the krewes of Bacchus, Orpheus, Rex and the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, of New Orleans, and Orion, of Baton Rouge, are the subject of an exhibit from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in meeting room 2 of Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library.

The photographs are by Claude Lindsey, photographer and operations manager for the library system. Light refreshments will be served.

Acting lessons for teens

Teens 14 and older interested in acting on stage or film can learn techniques through games, scene work and monologues during a workshop with Greg Williams Jr. at Independence Park Theatre.

Classes are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Jan. 28. Cost is $50. Call Williams at (225) 216-0660 for information.

What’s a dulcimer?

Learn about the Appalachian dulcimer and how it is played with members of the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library.

Society members will demonstrate fingering, strumming and how to play a simple tune to people 8 and older. Registration is required; call (225) 763-2240.

Archery Academy

BREC’s Archery Academy for ages 8 and older begins this week and runs from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. every Wednesday through Feb. 24 at Highland Road Community Park.

Students will receive basic archery instruction and practice their skills. The academy wraps up Feb. 24 with an explosive creative art project.

All equipment is provided. Cost is $40 per person. For information, call (225) 272-9200, ext. 559, or email

Create a résumé

A résumé workshop is slated for 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 28 at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library in meeting room 2. Whether creating a résumé from scratch or updating an existing one, all participants should expect to have a complete document before the end of the class.

Each person will receive a packet containing links and information that will help with creating a résumé and making a career choice. Neither equipment nor supplies will be needed.

Geometric art

Crafty teens can use tape and paint to make geometric art from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s meeting room 3. All materials will be provided.

Book launch party

Beth Shalom Synagogue is celebrating Rabbi Mark Glickman’s book, “Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books,” with a launch party at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 in Winkler Social Hall.

The evening will feature a talk, book signing, drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.