Local APL events for the week of May 10.

Ask-a-Lawyer Sessions

Take advantage of Ask-a-Lawyer sessions, free and individual counseling sessions, to be held at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales on Tuesday, May 22, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Attorneys will be available for one-on-one 15-minute sessions for legal advice on a first-come, first-served basis offered by the Pro Bono Project of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. For more information, call 647-3955.

Lift Your Spirits: The History of Cocktail Culture in New Orleans

Sazerac, Absinthe Frappé, Hurricane, and Ramos Gin Fizz. The city of New Orleans has contributed more than its fair share to the world of cocktails. On Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m., the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales will host Liz Williams, director of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, who will discuss how New Orleans’ unique history has led to the creation of some of the best loved drinks in the world. Copies of Ms. Williams’ books Lift Your Spirits: A Celebratory History of Cocktail Culture in New Orleans and New Orleans: A Food Biography will be available for purchase following the program. For more information, or to register, please call 647-3955. Unlike Prohibition in Louisiana, no alcoholic beverages will be served during the program.

Coffee & Crafts: Folk Art Style Swamp Scene

You don’t have to be an accomplished artist to reap the benefits of creative expression. See how you can use basic craft supplies and upcycled everyday items and natural materials to make a charming piece of folk art, Thursday, May 24 th at 5:30 p.m. at Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville. Local artist Yvonne Bayham will lead us in creating a mixed-media swamp scene on a ceramic tile suitable for display. No experience or training is necessary, just a willingness to have fun and use your imagination. We will provide all the materials needed, but things may get a bit messy, so you may want to bring an apron or t-shirt. Registration is required to attend, and seats are sure to go quickly. Call the library at 473-8052 to reserve your spot, today!

Robots and Robotics: A STEM Summit sponsored by Ascension Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, Community Sisterhood and Ascension Parish Library

Come to Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales on Saturday, May 12 at noon to enjoy a STEM robotics program sponsored by Ascension Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Listen to Dr. Felicia Graves, a chemist for Shell Chemical Company, give a presentation then watch a mini robots demonstration. You will get to build a Bristle Bot. This program is designed for school age children. Call Ascension Parish library in Gonzales at 225-647-3955 for more information.

Contributed by Ascension Parish Library