Sunshine Social: Weird & Wacky — a themed, monthly social for ages 16 and older with cognitive and developmental disabilities and their friends and family — is slated for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Milton J. Womack Park. There will be a disc jockey, snacks, door prizes and socialization. Suggested donation is $5.

The program is a partnership with Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge.

Make-and-take craft

Pierre the Polar Bear is feeling the cold this winter, so help him stay warm with a toasty apparel collection.

This make-and-take craft time for children ages 3 to 11 will be held at the Main Library’s Children’s Picture Book Area from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

African-American genealogy

Research your African-American ancestors in a special class from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Main Library’s Technology Lab. Learn search techniques and special records collections that will help you to find your ancestors. Call (225) 231-3751 to register.

‘March of the Penguins’

Wednesday is Penguin Awareness Day, so celebrate with a viewing of “March of the Penguins” at 4 p.m. in Carver Branch Library’s meeting room 1.

Ukulele for beginners

Novice ukelele players interested in receiving lessons from experienced instructors can learn popular tunes from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Eden Park Branch Library. Ukuleles will be provided, or you may bring your own.

Book talk at Main Library

Charles N. deGravelles, author of “Billy Cannon: A Long, Long Run,” will be the guest at a book talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Library. The book reveals the highs and lows of Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon’s life. Copies will be available for purchase.

Venessa the mermaid

Venessa the Louisiana Mermaid is slated for a visit with children through age 6 at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at Carver Branch Library. Stop by for special mermaid-themed story times and presentations on ocean conservancy. Registration is required; call (225) 389-7440.

Teen STEAM: MaKey MaKey

Teens will explore the world of MaKey MaKey from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 21 at River Center Branch Library. Use everyday items such as bananas, pencils, clay and candy to create a computer keyboard effect. Registration is required; call (225) 389-4967.

Contact Mid City Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998, or email,