THURSDAY

  • L.A. CHAMPAGNE & CO. LLP RIBBON CUTTING & AFTER HOURS: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., L.A. Champagne & Co., LLP, 1234 Del Este Ave., Suite 503, Denham Springs.

STORYTIME: 10 A.M. TO 10:30 A.M., LIVINGSTON PARISH LIBRARY ALBANY-SPRINGFIELD BRANCH, 26941 LA. 43, HAMMOND. BABIES, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS UP TO AGE 5 CAN ENJOY STORIES, SONGS, FINGER PLAYS, PUPPETS AND CRAFTS AMONG OTHER ACTIVITIES. (225) 567-1441. ALSO NOV. 13.

  • BOOK BABIES (AGES 0-2): 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Livingston Parish Library Watson Branch, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. Storytime with books and music.

LADIES NIGHT OUT AT HOLMES BUILDING MATERIAL: 5:30 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M., HOLMES BUILDING MATERIALS, 1102 FLORIDA AVE., DENHAM SPRINGS. THE EVENT WILL FEATURE GOURMET FOOD, WINE TASTING, SHOPPING, DIY DEMOS, DRAWINGS, GIFT BAGS AND MORE. THE EVENT IS FREE.

YOUNG WRITERS CLUB: 5 P.M. TO 6 P.M., LIVINGSTON PARISH LIBRARY DENHAM SPRINGS-WALKER BRANCH, 8101 U.S. 190, DENHAM SPRINGS. CALLING ALL YOUNG WRITERS. THE DENHAM SPRINGS-WALKER BRANCH YOUNG WRITERS CLUB IS OPEN TO AGES 10 TO 17. THE GOAL OF THE CLUB IS TO WRITE FOR BOTH PUBLICATION AND PERFORMANCE. (225) 665-8118.

  • OPEN MIC NIGHT (AGES 12 AND UP): 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Livingston Parish Library Watson Branch. Participants may sing a song, recite poetry, tell a story or play instruments in front of an audience.

WRITER’S CIRCLE (AGES 18 AND UP): 6:30 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M., LIVINGSTON PARISH LIBRARY DENHAM SPRINGS-WALKER BRANCH. PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED ADULT WRITERS OF FICTION OR NONFICTION FOR ADULTS, YOUNG ADULTS OR CHILDREN ARE WELCOME. THE GROUP PROVIDES A FORUM FOR SHARING WRITING SAMPLES AND LEARNING ABOUT WRITING.

  • MAKE A FEEDBAG TOTE: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Livingston Parish Library Main Branch, 20390 Iowa Street, Livingston. Beginning sewers ages 18 and up should bring a feed bag and a sewing machine with all the cords along with a manual and thread to make a tote bag. Registration is required. (225) 686-2436.

FRIDAY

  • JIGSAW PUZZLE SWAP: 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Livingston Parish Library Albany-Springfield Branch. Adult participants may bring gently used puzzles to trade and meet other puzzle enthusiasts.
  • PINE TREE FESTIVAL: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sidney Hutchinson Park, 13740 Ball Park Rd., Walker. Ride bracelets will be on sale for four-hour sessions. Craft and food vendors will be open throughout the day. For information, contact Nancy Baughman, (225) 936-1970. The event also will be on Saturday and Sunday.

SATURDAY

  • FARMER’S MARKET: 7 a.m. to noon, 215 Florida Ave., Denham Springs.
  • ACT PRACTICE TEST: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Livingston Parish Library Albany-Springfield Branch. Ages 12-18 will take a practice ACT test and receive results on Nov. 18. Registration required.

MAKE A DREAM CATCHER (AGES 8-11): 1 P.M. TO 2:30 P.M., LIVINGSTON PARISH LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH. PARTICIPANTS CAN CHOOSE FROM VARIOUS COLORS OF YARN, EMBROIDERY THREAD, FEATHERS AND MORE TO CREATE A ONE-OF-A-KIND DREAM CATCHER. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED.

NATIONAL NOVEL-WRITING MONTH WRITE-IN: 2 P.M. TO 4:30 P.M., LIVINGSTON PARISH LIBRARY DENHAM SPRINGS-WALKER BRANCH. VISIT NANOWRIMO.ORG TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

MONDAY

  • BABY AND TODDLER STORYTIME (AGES 0-2): 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Livingston Parish Library Denham Springs-Walker Branch. Storytimes feature stories read aloud and can include songs, finger plays, puppets and crafts among other activities.
  • PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (AGES 3-5): 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Livingston Parish Library Denham Springs-Walker Branch.
  • TEEN BOOK CLUB: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Livingston Parish Library Denham Springs-Walker Branch. Participants can enjoy refreshments while talking about books.

TUESDAY

  • ALL LIVINGSTON PARISH LIBRARIES: Closed for Veterans Day.

WEDNESDAY

  • SMALL-BUSINESS CONSULTING (AGES 18 AND UP): 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Livingston Parish Library Main Branch. Participants can receive private, one-hour consulting sessions in areas including business plans, advertising plans, inventory control, financial projections, cost analysis and more. Registration is required.
  • STORYTIME: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Livingston Parish Library Main Branch. Also at South Branch, 23477 La. 444, Livingston. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers through age 5.

ESL CLASS (AGES 18 AND UP): 10 A.M. TO NOON, LIVINGSTON PARISH LIBRARY DENHAM SPRINGS-WALKER BRANCH. THE LIBRARY HOSTS ESL CLASSES THE SECOND AND FOURTH WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH. THIS CLASS IS FOR PATRONS WHOSE FIRST LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH.

  • LEGO CLUB (AGES 8-11): 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Livingston Parish Library Watson Branch. The Lego Club has a different theme, craft and snack each month. Legos will be provided.
  • MYSTERY MAVENS BOOK CLUB (AGES 18 AND UP): 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Livingston Parish Library Denham Springs-Walker Branch. The Mystery Mavens Book Club reads mysteries full of intrigue and suspense that inspire discussion.
  • TEEN ADVISORY BOARD: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Livingston Parish Library Main Branch. Teens ages 12-18 meet to suggest programs, volunteer at the branch and help choose books for our young adult sections.

NOV. 13

  • VIDEO GAMING FOR ADULTS (AGES 18 AND UP): 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Livingston Parish Library Main Branch. Participants can bring friends and compete against other library patrons in this open gaming adventure. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.
  • TEEN CRAFT AND PS3: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Livingston Parish Library Denham Springs-Walker Branch. Teens, ages 12-18, can enjoy board games, duct tape crafts and play PS3.
  • 3-D DESIGN BASICS: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Livingston Parish Library Main Branch. Ages 12 and up may attend an introductory course in TinkerCAD, a popular 3-D design program. A basic to moderate knowledge of computers is needed before taking this course. Registration is required.