The Denham Springs-Walker Branch of Livingston Parish Library transforms into Hogwarts at 6 p.m. Friday for ages 18 and older. Come in for a Harry Potter filled evening of wand making, Quidditch, butter beer, trivia and more.
Registration is required; call (225) 665-8118 or register online at http://bit.ly/1NpENEJ.
Free tax preparation
Livingston Parish Library will host more free tax preparation sessions for residents with an income limit of $60,000 for 2015. Appointments are required.
MAIN BRANCH: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; call (225) 686-2436.
ALBANY-SPRINGFIELD BRANCH: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4; (225) 567-1441.
DENHAM SPRINGS-WALKER BRANCH: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Feb. 4; call (225) 665-8118.
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.
Woven heart ornament
Adults interested in learning basic weaving techniques can make their own woven heart ornaments from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Watson Branch of Livingston Parish Library.
Registration is required; call (225) 664-3963 or visit http://bit.ly/1WBaGkL.
Children ages 3 to 11 will travel back in time with Disney from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Albany-Springfield Branch of Livingston Parish Library.
The evening will feature vintage Disney classics with games, crafts and activities inspired by the characters your parents and grandparents grew up with.
Registration is required; call (225) 567-1441 or sign up at http://bit.ly/1Jpl25j.
Teen Anime Club
The Anime Club at the Main Branch of Livingston Parish Library meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Club members in grades 7 through 12 discuss anime and manga while learning about Japanese culture.
Coloring and coffee
Adults looking for a little relaxation are invited to the Main Branch of Livingston Parish Library from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 4 for coloring, snacks, music, coffee and socialization. Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided.
Winter adventure in Narnia
Ever feel like traveling through the magical wardrobe into Narnia? Children ages 3 to 11 can do so from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Watson Branch of Livingston Parish Library, where they will complete quests for Aslan the lion and reach the final prize.
Registration is required; call (225) 664-3963 or visit http://bit.ly/1RZgANM.
Watson’s sixth annual Bird and Sausage Gumbo Cook-Off is set for Saturday behind Double D Daiquiris, 32334 La. 16.
A $10 donation to enter lets you enjoy gumbo from 50 cooking teams, food from local restaurants, Kid’s Corral and music.
The event starts at 11 a.m.
Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Quad Vets Transitional Housing Program. Organizers said they are dedicated to cooking gumbo until there are no homeless veterans.
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