Former Livingston Parish Sheriff Willie Graves will be the guest speaker for Club OutReach’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. program at 10 a.m. Monday at the Club OutReach Center, 30277 Sunset Lane, Walker. The march begins at 9 a.m.

Call Velva Trask at (225) 665-5650 or Mary Maiden at (225) 664-1907 for information.

Libraries closed Monday

All branches of Livingston Parish Library will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday.

Mardi Gras bead art

Adults ages 18 and older can use a few simple materials and Mardi Gras beads to make a mosaic at several Livingston Parish Library branches. Materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own beads. Registration is required.

SATURDAY: 10 a.m., South Branch; (225) 698-3015 or

TUESDAY: 5:30 p.m., Main Branch; (225) 686-2436 or

WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch; (225) 665-8118 or

JAN. 21: 5:30 p.m., Albany-Springfield Branch; (225) 567-1441 or

Healthy start to new year

The Main Branch of Livingston Parish Library is focusing on health from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Southeast Community Health Systems representatives will discuss healthy eating, dental care and behavioral health, and will provide blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol checks. Health-care navigators will be available to help those applying for Affordable Care Act coverage, and a free yoga class will be offered.

Walk-ins are welcome for the screenings, but registration is required for yoga; call (225) 686-2436.

Young Makers Workshop I

The Albany-Springfield Branch of Livingston Parish Library’s free monthly Maker workshop for ages 8 to 11 gets underway at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

This month’s session features Makey Makey and banana pianos, Play-Doh controllers and game buttons you draw yourself, followed by programming with Scratch as the next step.

Registration is required; call (225) 567-1441 or visit

It’s Lego time

Lego challenges, crafts, games and snacks for the whole family are in store at the South Branch of Livingston Parish Library at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is required; call (225) 698-3015 or visit

Tax preparation

Looking for a little help with your taxes? The Denham Springs-Walker Branch of Livingston Parish Library may be the place for you.

Free tax preparation for participants with an income limit of $60,000 for 2015 is available from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Jan. 21. Bring tax documents such as W-2s, 1099s and information for deductions and credits, along with a copy of last year’s tax return and a Social Security card for yourself, a spouse and dependents. You also may bring proof of a bank account for direct deposit. Volunteers will prepare most simple returns.

Appointments are required; call (225) 665-8118.

Paddington’s magic show

Paddington Bear brings his silly magic show and storytime to the Denham Springs-Walker Branch of Livingston Parish Library at 6 p.m. Jan. 21. After the show, children can make a suitcase for their teddy bear at home.

Registration is required and is limited to children ages 3 to 11. Call (225) 665-8118 or visit

Contact Community Sections Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email,