THURSDAY

  • LAPSIT STORYTIME: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, 708 S. Irma Blvd., (225) 647-3955; Galvez, 40300 La. 42, (225) 622-3339; and Dutchtown, 13278 La. 73, (225) 673-8699. Also July 24.
  • BILINGUAL STORYTIME: 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • SMALL-BUSINESS CONSULTING: 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. Free. Register at (225) 381-7130.
  • SPARKLE CAKE POPS: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. The craft program is for teens.
  • TEEN BOOK CLUB: 5:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez.
  • RUBBER BAND BRACELETS: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT: 6 p.m., Sister Vernola conference room, St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. The group helps people go through the grieving process. (225) 621-2906 or fmolhs.org/steh.

FRIDAY

  • BUG BOXES MAKE & TAKE: 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez.
  • SWAMP POP MUSIC FESTIVAL: 5 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. The music festival will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and includes a jambalaya cook-off, car show, poker run and a pageant, along with music that blends rhythm & blues, Cajun and Creole. It will end at midnight Saturday. Tickets are $10 for Friday, $15 for Saturday and $25 for both days. swamppopmusicfest.com.

SATURDAY

  • FREECYCLING: 9 a.m., Ascension Parish Library Galvez. Bring unwanted items to swap with fellow patrons.

MONDAY

  • INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS 8: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville, 500 Mississippi St. (225) 473-8052.
  • DOUG BERKY: 10:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez; 2 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville. Berky will entertain patrons with storytelling using his handmade masks, improvisational and miming skills, and clownish antics.
  • T-SHIRT TOTES: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. Turn an old T-shirt into a new tote bag without sewing.
  • INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXCEL 2013: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.

TUESDAY

  • OVERDRIVE CLASS: By appointment, Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville. Learn how to check out eBooks on a mobile device using overdrive. Sessions are limited to one person. Call the library to make an appointment.
  • UFO’S MAKE & TAKE: 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez.
  • SPARKLE CAKE POPS: 4 p.m, Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown.
  • DOUG BERKY: 10:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown; 2 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • HEALTHY COMMUNITY SERIES: 6 p.m., LeBlanc’s Frais Marche, 14635 Airline Highway, Gonzales. St. Elizabeth Hospital will hold a series on healthy cooking and living. This week, Dr. Chad Loup will speak on “Managing and Living With Arthritis.” To register, call LeBlanc’s Frais Marche at (225) 673-4255.
  • SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. Local musician Jim Bullion will perform “Louisiana Country Roots” at a free concert.

WEDNESDAY

  • STORYTIME: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, all branches.
  • PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, Galvez and Dutchtown.

JULY 24

  • TOTALLY TUBULAR SCIENCE BRACELETS: 2 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Glavez.
  • SPARKLE CAKE POPS: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT: 6 p.m., Sister Vernola conference room, St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. The group helps people go through the grieving process. (225) 621-2906 or fmolhs.org/steh.
  • MEET THE AUTHOR: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville. Pat Joffrion, author, licensed commercial pilot and U.S. merchant marine captain, will speak on the twists and turns that led him to become a writer. His most recent works are “Complicit” and “Unknown Justice.” Call the library to reserve a spot.