Artists will share their talents with visitors this summer at 3 p.m. Fridays at the St. Bernard Parish Library, 2600 Palmisano Blvd., Chalmette.
The performances are part of the library’s summer reading program, which has the theme “Every Hero Has a Story.”
On Friday, the visitors will be Harvey Rabbit and Friends. Entertaining educators Laura and Tim Allured, of Lafayette, will bring not only Harvey Rabbit but also his friends Cecil the orangutan and T-Boy the Cajun alligator for the free 3 p.m. program.
On June 12, Farmer Minor will visit with Daisy the Pig, sharing Daisy’s story and even some of Daisy’s favorite pig books. Daisy is a seasoned traveler, having visited all 48 contiguous states, the White House and more libraries and schools that she can count. The 3 p.m. program is free.
The summer reading program also includes special guests at 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays. On Thursday, Tiffany Brodmyer, of the St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program, will help young superheroes develop their powers for good by discovering positive ways to express their feelings in a constructive, nonviolent manner.
On June 11, Zane Spitnale will offer an introduction to building superhuman character and strength through martial arts. The free program at 11:30 a.m. will introduce youngsters to the principles of karate, including respect and basic moves.
Weekly summer reading story sessions are set for 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Wednesdays. An Amazing Animals story craft program will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday. A Positive Parenting story craft program will take place at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and again at 11 a.m. June 10. Readers ages 3 and up will laugh at Alan Katz’s poem “Too Much Kissing” and will be amazed at a mother’s powers of reasoning in “Heckedy Peg” by Audrey Wood.
For more information, stop by the library or call (504) 279-0448. Patrons can “like” the library on Facebook to get updates on library activities and they can also check out the library’s website at www.mysbpl.org.