Children ages 7 to 11 are invited to enjoy a story and art project from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday in meeting room 1 at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. After hearing excerpts from “Let’s Get Cracking!” from the “Kung Pow Chicken” book series by Cyndi Marko, kids will color and personalize a superhero poster.

Registration is required; call (225) 763-2260.

Crochet corner

If you have too many plastic bags at your house, take them to the Bluebonnet library at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and learn how to crochet with plarn — yarn made from plastic bags — to make a tote bag. Adults and teens of all experience levels are welcome. Participants should bring a crochet hook at least 6.0 millimeters (size J) or larger. Limited supplies are available, but participants are welcome to bring their own.

Registration is required; call (225) 763-2240.

NCBW meeting

The Greater Baton Rouge Region Chapter meeting of the National Congress of Black Women will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday in meeting room 2 of the East Baton Rouge Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

For more information, email

The dulcimer guy

Mike Anderson returns to the Bluebonnet library to entertain children with dulcimer music, storytelling and more from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday in meeting room 1.

Call (225) 763-2260.

An enchanting ballet

Tri-Parish Ballet’s young dancers will spin a tale of enchantment as they perform for children at the Bluebonnet library from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Call (225) 763-2260.

Get crafty

Teens can make a headband or bracelet out of an old T-shirt from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in meeting room 3 at the Bluebonnet library.

Bring an old T-shirt to recycle or use one of the shirts provided.

Call (225) 763-2270 or email

Bingo for adults

Enjoy snacks and a few rounds of the classic game bingo from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday in meeting room 2 of the Bluebonnet library. Winners will receive prizes.

Registration is required and is limited to 20 participants. Call (225) 763-2250.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.