THURSDAY

  • STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • LEADS 4 LUNCH — BBB LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Hammond-Northshore, 1819 S.W. Railroad Ave., Hammond. RSVP for $20.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Amite Branch Library. Activities, crafts and books focused around a central theme for ages 6-10.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • LIBRARY TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library. Visit the library for games, food and fun. Ages 13-18.
  • PAGETURNERS: 5:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • BON APPETIT: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Florida Parishes Arena Event Center, 1301 N.W. Central Ave., Amite.
  • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FIRST AID CLASS: 5 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center. A certified instructor will train individuals to become familiar with how to recognize and care for victims of illnesses and sudden emergencies.

FRIDAY

  • THE QUACKY QUILTERS: 9 a.m., Amite Branch Library. Learn about the basics and exchange ideas about quilting.
  • FAMILY GAME NIGHT: 4 p.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER DR. ROBINSON: 4 p.m., Independence Branch Library. Dr. Robinson, local historian, will speak about medieval folklore and legend.
  • THE WISEGUYS: 9:30 p.m., Warehouse 140 Restaurant & Saloon, 140 N. Baronne St., Ponchatoula.

SATURDAY

  • WII-U SATURDAYS: 10:30 a.m., Independence Branch Library.
  • TEEN AND TWEEN WII DAY: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library. Wii games.
  • WII SATURDAY FOR ALL AGES: 1 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • PARTY IN THE PITS BBQ COOK- OFF: 11 a.m., Downtown Memorial Park, 301 N. Sixth St., Ponchatoula. The Eighth annual Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce, BCA Sanctioned barbecue cook-off held at beautiful Downtown Memorial Park. Over $5,000 in cash prizes.
  • NBHA LA06 BARREL RACE: noon, Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 N.W. Central Ave., Amite.

MONDAY

  • THE LOOPY LOOPERS: 9 a.m., Amite Branch Library. Exchange of ideas and knitting skills.
  • KNITTING: 2 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library. Bring your needles and yarn.
  • OUT OF THE ORDINARY: 4:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library. A sci-fi and fantasy club. Activities, discussions and movies. Ages 13 and up.
  • KNITTING 101: 5 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.

TUESDAY

  • STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • BABY & ME: 10:30 a.m., Independence Branch Library.
  • GENERAL MEETING — FEATURING DR. LOREN C. SCOTT: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Southeastern Louisiana University Student Union, 303 Texas Ave., Hammond. Dr. Loren C. Scott, Louisiana economist and professor emeritus at Louisiana State University, will present his “Louisiana Economic Outlook” at the October luncheon, sponsored by Florida Parishes Bank.

TPL: BRANCH MANAGERS MEETING: NOON, AMITE BRANCH LIBRARY.

  • FAMILY BINGO: 3:30 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • STORY & DISCOVERY TIME: 4 p.m., Independence Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library. Games, crafts and fun activities. Ages 8-12.
  • FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: 4:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library.

WEDNESDAY

  • BABY & ME: 10 a.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Kentwood Branch Library and Loranger Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Loranger Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Independence Branch Library. Students ages 8-12 will take stories in new directions with crafts, games, movies and more.
  • TWEEN CLUB: 4:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library.

OCT. 22

  • BABY AND ME: 10 a.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Amite Branch Library. Activities, crafts and books focused around a central theme for ages 6-10.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • LIBRARY TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library. Visit the library for games, food and fun. Ages 13-18.
  • PAGETURNERS: 5:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.