Upcoming events at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library include everything from learning to crochet to crafting special valentines.

The events will be at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Bluebonnet branch, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.

The library will be closed Tuesday for the Mardi Gras holiday.

For information, call (225) 763-2240.

Here’s a few offerings.

Crochet Corner

Patrons looking for something fun to do can crochet with the new Bluebonnet Crochet Corner from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Bluebonnet Regional Library.

People with all experience levels are welcome, library officials say on their website. Participants are asked to bring a size J (5.5 mm) or larger crochet hook. Limited yarn will be available, but patrons can bring their own, library officials said. Registration is required.

Year of the sheep

Children can celebrate the Chinese New Year with a reading of “Brave Charlotte” by Anu Stohner and can construct a paper plate sheep from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bluebonnet Regional Library. The craft is for children ages 6-11. Registration is required.

Fire prevention

Chief Darian Williams, of the St. George Fire Department, will present a fun and informative fire prevention and safety program from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bluebonnet Regional Library. The event is for children ages 3 and up. Registration is required.

Fun Time Storytime

Stories and activities are planned for children able to listen to longer stories from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the Bluebonnet Regional Library. The storytime is for ages 4 and up. Call (225) 763-2260.

Intermediate Word

The library will host a class for patrons interested in perfecting their Microsoft Word computer software skills. Staff members will teach Intermediate Word 2010 from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Bluebonnet Regional Library. The class is for adults.

High Five Book Club

The High Five Book Club will be held on the third Thursday of each month through April. Readers, ages 8-11, participate in lively discussions, interesting activities and enjoy refreshments, the library’s website states. The next meeting will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Call (225) 763-2260.


It’s time for stories at the Bluebonnet Regional Library. Toddler and preschool storytimes will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Sessions are informal and include short books, simple rhymes, songs and finger plays, according to the library’s website. The readings last approximately 25 minutes.


Adults can play the classic game of bingo and enjoy snacks from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Bluebonnet Regional Library.

Winners will receive prizes. Registration is required and limited to 20 participants.

Call (225) 763-2250 to register.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email southside@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Monday.