The Arts Council of Livingston Parish’s “Abstracts” exhibit kicks off in May at the council’s gallery, 133 Hummel St.

The council also is offering classes throughout the month following the art exhibit theme.

A reception will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 14.

For details on classes or the exhibit, visit www.artslivingston.org or call (225) 664-1168.

Library play date Friday

Children are invited for a play date at the Watson Branch of the Livingston Parish Library at 10:30 a.m. on Friday.

The library will have baby safe areas and big kid activities. Enjoy stories, music, games and other activities on the third Friday of the month.

For details on the Book Babies program, call the Watson Branch at (225) 664-3963.

Teen Anime Club to meet

Calling all anime lovers for the Denham Springs-Walker Branch of the Livingston Parish Library’s Teen Anime Club.

Youth ages 12-18 can meet at 3 p.m. Saturday for the club. Meetings include previews of anime and manga works, along with snacks, crafts, fan art, fan fiction and other activities.

Call the Denham Springs-Walker Branch at (225) 665-8118 for details.

Lose the clutter

Are you spring cleaning or trying to declutter? Then you should consider donating to the Albany-Springfield Branch of the Livingston Parish Library’s Free Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22.

The library is accepting donations from Monday through April 21. Any items you want to get rid of will be part of Free Garage Sale.

You do not have to donate in order to get items.

The “freecycling” program celebrates Earth Day.

The library is not accepting clothing, anything with a strong odor, large furniture or broken items.

If you are considering donating a large item, call the branch first to schedule a drop-off. Call the Albany-Springfield Branch at (225) 567-1441 for details.

Quilting time at library

Bring your sewing and quilting supplies to the Main Branch of the Livingston Parish Library’s Quilting Guild’s meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday.

This new club will meet at the Main Branch on the first and third Monday of each month.

Light refreshments will be provided. Call the Main Branch at (225) 686-2436 for details.

Teen Book Club to meet

The Denham Springs-Walker Branch of the Livingston Parish Library’s Teen Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday to discuss books, enjoy refreshments and other activities. If you are a teen who loves to read, this is the club for you. Call the Denham Springs-Walker Branch at (225) 665-8118 for details.

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