Livingston Parish Library sponsors Fine Forgiveness Month

Turn your library fines into food for needy families during Fine Forgiveness Month, held through Oct. 31.

Bring nonperishable food items to the front desk of any Livingston Parish Library branch for a $1 waiver on library fines per item. All food items will be donated to the Walker Baptist Food Pantry.

Some recommended items to donate include canned vegetables, peanut butter, canned soups, pasta, dried beans, canned meats, breakfast cereal and flour.

“Fine Forgiveness Month is an easy way to take care of your library fines while helping provide food for people in need in our community,” Head of Adult Services Sarah Colombo said.

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City trying to find flood families

The city of Denham Springs recently mailed out more than 2,000 letters to residents explaining the residents' non-substantial and substantial damage determination status, city officials said.

Many of those letters were returned to City Hall because the post office was unable to deliver them to the property’s physical address. In many cases, the homes were missing mailboxes.

Owners of property located in the city limits who have not received a determination letter should stop by the Old Capital One bank building at 116 N. Range Ave. for details and to obtain the returned letter for their specific address.

For more information, call (225) 667-8326, visit or on Facebook at "City of Denham Springs - Mayor & City Council."

Permit applications are available online at

Candle holder craft

Turn a new leaf with an autumn leaf candle holder craft for ages 18 and older at the South Branch of Livingston Parish Library. Craft time begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and registration is required; call (225) 686-4170 or visit

The apocalypse is nigh

The South Branch of Livingston Parish Library is scheduled for a zombie apocalypse at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Ages 12 to 18 can test their wits and survival skills during this action-packed event, and zombie attire is welcome. Call (225) 686-4170 or visit to register.

Paint a pretty pumpkin

Pumpkin decorating sessions with Livingston Parish Library get underway at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Watson Branch for ages 18 and older and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch for all ages. Decorating supplies will be provided, but participants will need to bring their own pumpkins.

To register, call (225) 686-4180 or visit for Watson or (225) 686-4140 or for Denham Springs-Walker.

Strange and unusual

A night of scary fun for ages 18 and older begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Main Branch of Livingston Parish Library. Show up in costume as your favorite horror movie/television/book character for “Stranger Things” trivia, a horror movie survival game, horror novel dating quiz and button making. Call (225) 686-4160 or visit to register.

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