The holidays are family time for many in our area. Bountiful family dinners, festive gatherings and gala parties take up much of our time until the end of the year.

The Advocate family extends holiday greetings to our readers.

As you get together in the next few weeks, don’t forget to share a few photos with The Advocate.

It’s easy to send photos and information to us. Simply email photos — cellphone photos are fine — to Include the names of the people in the photo and a brief explanation of what’s going on in the photo.

Whether it’s a reunion of five generations or a visit from an out-of-state relative, please share your holiday memories.

Holiday closures

All branches of Livingston Parish Library are closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Christmas, as well as Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for New Year’s.

Adult coloring

The Denham Springs-Walker Branch of Livingston Parish Library invites adults to come in for a relaxing evening of coloring snacks, music and socializing at 6 p.m. Monday. Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided. Call (225) 665-8118 for details.

Jedi training

Padawans ages 6 to 11 can begin their Jedi training at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch of Livingston Parish Library at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is required; call (225) 665-8118 or visit .

Minion movie madness

Minion madness for ages 5 to 11 erupts at the South Branch of Livingston Parish Library at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Join the Minions on a new adventure, play a game and make your own ornament. Registration is required; call (225) 698-3015 or visit .

’80s night

Big hair, parachute pants, Pop Rocks and all things ’80s are back for one awesome night at the Albany-Springfield Branch of Livingston Parish Library. Ages 12 to 18 will enjoy music, arcade games, trivia, a cereal bar and more beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is required; call (225) 567-1441 or visit

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