Celebrate Summer at the Library


The last day of school is quickly approaching and the Natchitoches Parish Library (NPL) has just the thing to help cheer the children up! The NPL will be showing the movie “Trolls” beginning at 4 pm, Wednesday, May 24, in the Children’s Performance Area on the first floor. Fresh and free popcorn will also be available, courtesy of the Friends of the Natchitoches Parish Library (FONPL)!

Everyone is invited to grab a bag, pull up a seat and kick off the summer with this fun family feature! During the movie, the Natchitoches Humane Society will also be present, along with some feline friends, to educate and promote animal adoption to children and families in attendance.

The NPL is also providing teens a celebratory event Friday, May 26 from 11 am-3 pm, with its Anime Binge for High School aged patrons. No sign up is required and refreshments will be provided by the FONPL.

Adults will also have an opportunity for rest and relaxation with Coffee and Coloring at the NPL, Thursday, May 25 at 10 am. Adults are invited to partake in peaceful coloring to soothing music and friendly conversation, along with a morning cup of coffee! Then, Thursday evening at 6pm they can further relax and unwind with gentle yoga postures and soft meditative music at Yoga with Richard Rodgers, of Lotus in the Pines LLC.

Next week at the Northeast Branch (NEB) in Campti, they will host their final Painting Craft Club, Monday, May 22 at 10 am. Then on Tuesday, May 23 from 10:30-11:30 am, the NEB will host a Medicaid Expansion Presentation, open to all members of the public.

And a big outdoors event of the week will be the grand opening of the NPL’s Reading Trail at Pierson and Mallet Park in East Natchitoches on Saturday, May 27, at 10am. The City of Natchitoches, in partnership with the NPL and the Cane River National Heritage Area, has installed multiple reading stations around the new walking track that include pages from the children’s book “Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh,” by Louisiana author, Johnette Downing.

The NPL will be there for the park’s official opening with information on the upcoming summer reading program, free face painting, and plinko for prizes! The FONPL has also helped to sponsor a special appearance and performance by Johnette Downing, who will be present to wow the crowd with her musical talent and a live reading of her featured book.