As summer heats up, so do the programs at Ascension Parish Library.

CHILDREN: Everyone becomes part of the action with Page Turner Adventures’ show at 10:30 a.m. June 23 at the Galvez Branch. For all ages.

Children will create fun animals with local artist Nan Riffe at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Galvez Branch. Registration is required; call (225) 622-3339. For all ages.

Take a swing at the indoor mini golf course at 10 a.m. Monday in Dutchtown or 2 p.m. Wednesday in Donaldsonville. For all ages.

A pony party at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Donaldsonville will include pony games, indoor races on inflatable ponies and a test of veterinary skills at the Plush Pony Clinic. For all ages.

Repurposed pool noodles can be crafted into nunchucks at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Gonzales or 2 p.m. June 23 in Dutchtown. For grades two through five.

“Little Bits” at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Gonzales lets budding engineers create machines with easy, swappable circuit boards. Registration is required; call (225) 647-3955. For grades two through five.

TWEENS: A shoebox, dowels and clothespins will be used to create tabletop foosball games at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Dutchtown or 4 p.m. June 23 in Donaldsonville. For grades four through eight.

One person gets the gold medal at the Tween Chocolate Olympics at 6:30 p.m. June 23 in Gonzales, but everyone’s a winner because they get to eat chocolate. For grades four through eight.

TEENS: Learn some simple, eco-friendly and chemical-free ways to look great and reduce your stress level at 4 p.m. Monday in Galvez.

The virtual bulletin board website Pinterest is the focus of a party at 4 p.m. Monday in Gonzales, where you’ll get to try a few of its projects for yourself.

Get ready to test your throwing arm when the classic board game Battleship comes to life at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Dutchtown.

Beach bums can play games, listen to summer tunes, create their own flip-flops and get beach-worthy waves in their hair at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Gonzales.

Preteen boys and puberty

St. Elizabeth Hospital will host Growing Up Boys, A Class for Preteen Boys at 9 a.m. June 25 in the Sister Vernola conference room.

Boys ages 10 to 12 and their dads or moms will learn about the physical and emotional changes that come with puberty.

Cost is $15 and preregistration is required; call (225) 621-2906.

Senior sock hop

The monthly Ascension Parish senior sock hop will be from noon to 3 p.m. June 24 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

Lunch will be served at noon, followed by live music from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1996; fax, (225) 644-5851; or email, or Deadline: noon Monday.