Library Christmas Calendar

ANITA YOUNG Ascension Parish Library

Mrs. Claus to Visit

Christmas time is finally here, and Mrs. Claus and Holly the Elf are taking time out of her very busy holiday schedules to visit us at the Ascension Parish Library! They’ll read a story, sing some Christmas carols, and help you make reindeer food to sprinkle on your lawn on Christmas Eve. You’ll also get to write a letter to Santa that Mrs. Claus will hand deliver for you. Parents, bring your cameras, because Mrs. Claus and Holly the Elf will stick around for photos after the program.

Our Fun with Mrs. Claus program will be held on Monday, Dec. 2 in Gonzales, on Thursday, Dec. 5 in Donaldsonville, on Wednesday, Dec. 18 in Galvez, and on Thursday, Dec. 19 in Dutchtown. Programs will begin at 6. p.m. at our Gonzales, Donaldsonville, and Dutchtown locations, and at 4:30 p.m. at our Galvez location. This program is designed for children of all ages and their families. For more information about this program, contact the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Gonzales at 647-3955, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Dutchtown at 673-8699.

Santa hat seat covers

Looking for a fresh decorating idea for the holidays? Look no further. Mary Beth LeBlanc has created adorable Santa hat seat covers, and she wants to share her idea with you on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd at 6 p.m. at Ascension Parish Library - Galvez. You do not need to be an expert with a sewing machine, but basic sewing skills are recommended. Materials will be provided for this project, but patrons will need to bring their own sewing machines to the library. For more information about this program or to register, please call Ascension Parish Library in Galvez at 622-3339.

Bells Jubilate

Get into the holiday spirit with Bells Jubilate, an ecumenical bell choir sponsored by University Baptist Church! The performance will be held at the Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. Both carols and secular music will be included in the performance and attendance is open to all ages.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, please call the Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown at 673-8699.

Carols in the Courtyard: the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales. Join us in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our ever popular, old fashioned community sing - a- long, Carols in the Courtyard, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m.

On a cool December evening, with the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer, what could be better than singing some of your favorite Christmas songs in our beautiful courtyard?

When friends come to call, we’ll enjoy scrumptious cocoa and holiday treats along with those holiday greetings. Then stay for tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago, as we mark this special occasion with highlights from past years.

Make it the hap- happiest season of all. Bring your family and friends because -- hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near – you’ll have the most wonderful time!

For more information, please call 647-3955.

Decorate the Children’s Tree

Christmas is almost here, and at the Ascension Parish Library, we can’t wait to spread holiday cheer! Mrs. Claus and Holly the Elf will be visiting us all the way from the North Pole, so we want to make sure our tree is extra fun and festive. Stop by any location of the Ascension Parish Library from Dec. 2 through Dec. 23 to color an ornament to hang on our children’s tree. You’ll get a small prize as a thank you for helping to make our tree look great. 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.