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1. Teens - Teen Giant Games: Teens, come play Jumbo Jenga, huge checkers, humungous bowling and many more GIANT games to play at Ascension Parish Library. Let’s have oversized fun and play oversized games on Wednesday, January 10 at 4 p.m. in Dutchtown, Wednesday, January 17 at 4 p.m. in Gonzales, Tuesday, January 23 at 6 p.m. in Galvez, or Friday, January 26 at 4 p.m. in Donaldsonville. This program is for teens in grades 6 – 12. Call Gonzales at 647-3955, Donaldsonville at 473-8052, Galvez at 622-3339, or Dutchtown at 673-8699 for more information.

2. Young Children - Pajama Storytime at the Library: If you love hearing stories before bedtime, then put on your favorite PJ’s and join us at Ascension Parish Library for a Pajama Storytime that’s all about penguins. We’ll read great stories, sing songs, and you’ll get to make a glittery penguin snow globe to take home. Pajama Storytime will be held on Tuesday, January 9 in Donaldsonville and Dutchtown, and on Thursday, January 11 in Gonzales. All Pajama Storytimes begin at 6:30 p.m. This program is designed for children ages 7 and younger and their families. For more information on this program, please contact the library in Gonzales at 647-3955, in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Dutchtown at 673-8699.

3. Adults - Resolutions: I understand that New Year's resolutions are tough or at best, tricky. But I encourage everyone to at least try to work on an aspect of your life that you might admit needs some attention. Even if it's just less ice cream, maybe you'll discover something about yourself you never knew you had in you. Maybe it's being more creative this year or being more humble. How about making an effort to donate or volunteer some of your time? Whatever it is, I wish you the best. Good luck and God bless!