LIFESTYLE

At the Library (April 24)

Staff reports

Nutrition Seminar for Type II Diabetes

If you live with the reality of diabetes and struggle with decisions you have to make each day regarding your dietary needs, then make plans to attend “Simple Nutrition for Type II Diabetes” at Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville on Tuesday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m.  Jenny Deroche, Director of Food and Nutritional Services at St. Elizabeth Hospital presents a simple approach on eating that focuses on menu preparation and tips that can help you enjoy a healthier life. Call the library at (225) 473-8052 to register.

Dia de los Niños, or the Day of the Children

Dia de los Niños, or the Day of the Children, is a gift from the Latino community to all youngsters. This holiday celebrates and honors the children, who represent the hopes and dreams of every community. To honor all children of Ascension Parish, the library has planned an evening storytime filled with bilingual stories, songs, and a craft.

The Ascension Parish Library’s Dia de los Niños celebration is scheduled for Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Gonzales location. This program is designed for children ages two and above. For more information on this program, contact the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at 647-3955.

Mother’s Day Tea Party

Kids, bring your mothers to the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales for the annual Mother’s Day Tea Party. Come out to hear fun and amusing stories of the Five Little Monkeys, make a fun craft, and enjoy some refreshments.

This program will be held on Tuesday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. This program is free and open to mothers and kids of all ages. Space is limited. For more information or to register, please call the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at 647-3955.

Wizard of Oz Tea Party

We’re off to see the Wizard with a wonderful Wizard of Oz Mother’s Day Tea Party at Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville! Come fly over the rainbow with us as we share tea, poetry, stories and games on Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. Follow the yellow brick road to lots of fun, smiles, and a very special finale.  The Mother’s Day Tea Party is designed for children from ages 3 to 10 and their mothers and/or grandmothers. Refreshments will be provided.  Registration is required.  For more information, or to register, call the library at 473-8052.

Free small business consulting

Ascension Parish Library offers free small business consulting on the second Monday of each month at the library in Galvez, 40300 Hwy. 42, Prairieville.  Persons wanting to start or improve a small business receive a private, two-hour consultation designed to provide professional help in areas of business planning, financing, marketing, and accounting.

This service is provided by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University, Baton Rouge and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). All services are free and confidential. To schedule an appointment call the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at 922-0998.