Thursday

Lap-sit Storytime: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, Galvez and Dutchtown.

Book Page Flower Bouquet: 5:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez. Are the winter blues getting you down? Then join the library staff as they create a garden of book-page flowers. Craft project for youths in fourth through eighth grades. Registration is required. Call (225) 622-3339.

Guide to Writing Resumes: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.

Salt Volcanos: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. A youth program to explore science. Children in second through fifth grades will make salt volcanos by mixing oil, water and salt. Register by calling (225) 647-3955.

Celebrating Diversity: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville. For children ages 4 to 9. Read “We All Sing with the Same Voice” by J. Philip Miller and “The Crayon Box that Talked” by Shane DeRolf. Decorate puzzle pieces. Call Donaldsonville at (225) 473-8052.

Friday

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month kickoff: 11:30 a.m., Community Opportunities — the ARC of East Ascension, 1212 Purpera Road, Gonzales. Hot-air balloon lift and activities to kick off National Development Disabilities Awareness Month.

Saturday

Community Garage Sale: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the La. 22 at Stringer Bridge Road. Garage sale and jambalaya lunch sale to benefit the Rock Church’s Widow’s Ministry. Jambalaya by 2010 World Champion Joey Cornett. To order lunches, which are $6 per plate, call (225) 715-1549.

Polar Plunge: 9 a.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. A fundraiser for Louisiana Special Olympics. For a minimum $50 donation, people will jump into Cabela’s pond. Food and other items on sale. Visit http://www.laso.org.

Tuesday

SCORE: By appointment, Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. Free small business counseling and mentoring program by SCORE -11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez.

Teen Book Club: 5:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez.

Taking a Seat for Justice: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. Baton Rouge, a nonprofit association and resource partner of the Small Business Administration. To schedule an appointment, call (225) 381-7130 or (877) 381-7130. On the Internet, http://www/scprebr.org.

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.

Toddler Storytime: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez.

Preschool Storytime: Rachel Emanuel, the director of communication and development support at Southern University Law School, will show the 60-minute file “Taking a Seat for Justice: The 1960 Baton Rouge Sit-Ins” A panel discussion will follow. Call (225) 673-8699 to register.

Family Storytime: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville.

Wednesday

Toddler Storytime: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, Donaldsonville and Dutchtown.

Preschool Storytime: 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales and Dutchtown.

Kokusaika: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. A teen Japanese Culture Club meeting.

March 7

Lap-sit Storytime: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, Galvez and Dutchtown.

Bilingual Storytime: 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.

Book Club: Noon, Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville. Discussion on “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt.

An Evening with Celebrated Artist Alvin Batiste: 6:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez. Donaldsonville artist Alvin Batiste will demonstrate his primitive style. Adult Program.

Book Club: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. A discussion on “Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China” by Jung Chang.

Book Club: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. A discussion on “Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver.