THURSDAY-FRIDAY

  • Livingston parish library closed

SATURDAY

  • CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Denham Springs Antique Village Christmas Open House, Mattie St., Denham Springs. The event will feature photos with Santa Claus, hot chocolate and cookies and shopping.
  • CHRISTMAS CRUSADE DONATIONS: Donate unwrapped gifts for needy children through Sheriff Jason Ard’s Christmas Crusade. Donations will be accepted at Bass Pro Shops, Sam’s Club and all Wal-Mart locations in Denham Springs, Walker and Watson from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 29-30, Dec. 5-6 and 12-13; and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4, 7, 11 and 14. Monetary donations may be sent to Sheriff Jason Ards Christmas Crusade, P.O. Box 1515, Livingston, LA 70754.

MONDAY

  • STORY TIME: 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Denham Springs/Walker Library Branch, 8101 U.S. 190. Denham Springs Story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers focus on developing early literacy skills — those skills necessary in order to begin to learn to read. The library has designed story times to reach and teach a multiage audience from babies to 5-year-olds. Call (225) 665-8118.
  • ALBANY-SPRINGFIELD ADULT BOOK CLUB: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Albany-Sprinfield Library Branch, 26941 La. 43. The Albany-Springfield Adult Book Club reads fiction, nonfiction, and biographies. Their mission is to read selections that help club members grow. Call (225) 567-1441.
  • PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Story times for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers focus on developing early literacy skills –those skills necessary in order to begin to learn to read.
  • CHRISTMAS CRUSADE APPLICATIONS DUE: Applications will be accepted for the Sheriff Jason Ard’s Christmas Crusade for Children from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1-5 and Dec. 8. Applications will be taken at the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Center, 29225 Woodside Drive, Walker. Those applying must provide proof of residency, proof of income for all persons living in the home and birth certificates. The age limit is 12 and younger. Toys will be delivered Dec. 19 starting at 8 a.m. Applicants must be home.
  • FROZEN PAINT PARTY: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker library Branch. Participants can learn how to paint Olaf from “Frozen” on canvas and join a group sing-a-long to “Let it Go!” Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Call (225) 665-8118.
  • MAKE A 3-D CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Watson Library Branch, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. For ages 12 and older. Participants can learn basic 3-D design skills and make and print their own Christmas ornament. Registration is required. Call (225) 664-3963.

TUESDAY

  • DIY CHRISTMAS GIFTS: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Main Library Branch, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston. For ages 18 an older. This year, give gifts that come from your heart (and hands). Participants can learn about cheap, easy, cute gifts that you can make with a few easy-to-find materials. Participants will make Christmas ornaments with vintage fabrics. Registration is required. Call (225) 686-2436.
  • MULTI-AGE STORYTIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers focus on developing early literacy skills — those skills necessary in order to begin to learn to read. For ages 5 and younger. Call (225) 665-8118.
  • TEEN ANIME CLUB: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Main Library Branch. Those who are in grades 7-12 can join any of the anime clubs at the Livingston Parish Library to discuss anime and manga while learning about Japanese culture.
  • ADULT GAMING NIGHT: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. Participants can come and unwind after work and meet new people at the Albany-Springfield Branch’s adult gaming night. Participants can learn how to play new board, card and video games and test the limits of their memory, imagination and gaming skills. A new game will be played on the first Tuesday of each month. Registration is required. Call (225) 567-1441

WEDNESDAY

  • COMPUTER BASICS: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Watson Library Branch. The class, for ages 12 and up, is for people who have little to no experience with computers. Turning on the computer, using the keyboard and mouse and basic computer terms are covered. Call (225) 664-3963.
  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Main Library Branch. Story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers focus on developing early literacy skills — those skills necessary in order to begin to learn to read. Story times to reach and teach a multiage audience from babies to 5-year-olds. Call (225) 664-3963.
  • REPUBLICAN WOMEN: 11:30 a.m., Big Mike’s, 123 Aspen Square, Denham Springs. All Republican candidates in the Dec. 6 runoff elections have been invited to the meeting for a meet-and-greet. Mighty Moms will attend and toys will be collected. There is a charge for lunch and reservations are recommend. Call Terry Day at (225) 931-9206 or email terriday@eatel.net.
  • CHALKBOARD PAINT MUGS: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Watson Library Branch. Participants can decorate a mug with chalkboard paint. All supplies are provided by the Library. Registration is required. For ages 8-18. Call (225) 664-3963.

DEC. 4

  • BOOK BABIES: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Watson Library Branch. Book Babies is a new, monthly program designed specifically for ages 2 and under. We will introduce the little ones to books and music and encourage them to crawl and play. Call (225) 664-3963.
  • YOUNG WRITERS CLUB: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Denham Springs-Walker Branch Young Writers Club is open to anyone between the ages of 10 and 17. The goal of the club is to write for both publication and performance. Call (225) 665-8118.
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Watson Library Branch. This program provides the opportunity for patrons of all ages to sing a song, recite poetry, tell a story or play instruments in front of a audience. Call (225) 664-3963.
  • SOUTH BRANCH BOOKIES BOOK CLUB: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The South Branch Bookies motto is “Bet you’re going to like this next book!” The club hosts a monthly gathering with refreshments and sometimes even costumes based on the book they are reading. This month patrons will be discussing “The Christmas Train’ by David Baldacci. Call (225) 698-3015.
  • WRITER’S CIRCLE: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Published and unpublished adult writers are welcome. The group provides a forum for sharing writing, a venue for learning more about the writing craft and more. Call (225) 665-8118.
  • SPRINGFIELD CHRISTMAS PARADE: Line up will begin at 5:30 p.m. at AmVets at La. 42 and La. 43. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m.
  • CHRISTMAS IN THE PINES: 6 p.m., Macedonia Baptist Church, 34685 La. 1036, Holden. The church will host its annual fellowship. Call the Rev. Roger Dunlap at (225) 664-7411.
  • HOLIDAY CHEF’S EVENING: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., downtown Denham Springs. Participants can take advantage of the many sales in the shops, holiday decorations and Christmas music. Tickets are on sale at Old City Hall, 115 Mattie St. Tickets are $25 per person. Call (225) 667-7512 for information. Chef’s Evening is a presented by Denham Springs Main Street volunteers. Proceeds are used in many projects that help preserve and promote the downtown district.