At The Library. . .

Anita Young, Ascension Parish Library

Super Heroes!

Calling all Super Heroes! Ascension Parish Library needs your help to defeat the forces of the evil villains. Before our battle, we’ll complete our outfits with new crime-fighting capes. After our craft, we’ll take our pictures. This program is designed for children ages seven through 12, and is scheduled for Thursday, Feb.17, at 5:30 p.m.

Registration is required for this program. To register or for more information, call the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez at 622-3339.

An Intro to Table Top RPGs

Most people today forget how popular fantasy and RPGs came in existence. The fact is that if it were not for table top role playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, games like Final Fantasy would not be the game it is today. Come to the Ascension Parish Library and learn how to create your own unique character and how to play a roleplaying game that is table top RPGs. You will leave this program knowing exactly what a d20 turn based table top role playing game is.  

This program is open to all teens 12 years of age and above. For more information, contact the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville at 437-8052, and in Galvez at 622-3339.

New teen club Kokusaika

On Thursday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. in Galvez, the Ascension Parish Library will be holding their all new teen club, Kokusaika. This club is for teens who want to learn more about the Japanese culture. During each meeting teens will learn a bit of Japanese, create Japanese inspired crafts, learn about new anime and manga, listen to J-Pop and J-Rock music, and so much more!

This program is open to all teens 12 years of age and above. For more information, contact the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville at 437-8052, and in Galvez at 622-3339.

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 225-922-0998.   

SCORE Offers Free Counseling

Ascension Parish Library and SCORE/Baton Rouge offer free, on-site counseling in Ascension Parish for new business start-ups and mentoring for existing businesses.  Counseling sessions are held the first Tuesday morning and third Tuesday afternoon each month by appointment at the library in Dutchtown.

SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business), a nonprofit Association and a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, is dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.

Counselors are active or retired business owners and executives with extensive experience, who follow the steps on “How to Start and Manage a Successful Business.” This includes help on the business plan, financial forecast, marketing and sales, legal and accounting suggestions, business insurance needs, and the Bank Loan Package preparation. SCORE counselors follow a strict code of ethics and confidentiality.

This y ear SCORE will begin expanding its education opportunities in the community for small businesses with a new QuickSTART Program and a stronger Community Alliance Program. These New Programs will help SCORE become an even more valuable resource in our community.

To learn more visit the SCORE WEB SITE AT www.scorebr.org. To schedule a counseling appointment, call 225-381-7130 or toll-free 877-381-7130 and specify that you want to meet at the Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown.