Ascension Parish Library hosts historical, shopping and children’s events


Tune in to the Ascension Parish Library’s YouTube channel at on October 20 for a virtual tour with Vincent “Cy” Tortorich, native and resident of Donaldsonville.

Tortorich, retired school administrator and business owner, shares memories of Donaldsonville over the years, focusing on World War II, the Sunshine Bridge, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) established under the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and more.

Recollections of Donaldsonville: More Memories with Cy Tortorich is pre-recorded. For more information, call the library at (225) 473-8052 or visit us online at

That same day at 1 p.m., the library will host a Virtual Small Business Seminar designed for people who want to learn what it takes to start and run a successful small business.

Presenter Sonia E. Wilson, Business Consultant with Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University and A&M College – Baton Rouge, will focus on helping attendees learn to determine the feasibility of their idea, as well as get a small business loan. Topics for discussion include: the goal of developing a workable business plan; assess business risks; development of marketing strategy; management planning; financial planning; identify sources of financing for business start-ups; dos and don’ts of borrowing money; the loan application process; and the key resources available for assistance.

Prior registration is required for this Zoom webinar presented by the Ascension Parish Library. To register, visit our APL Business Resource Center at and click on Webinars. An email address is required to register. After registering, you will receive an email with information on how to join the live session. For more information or assistance, call (225) 647-3955.

Outer Space Sun Sensors

Starting Friday, visit any location in the Ascension Parish Library and collect a package containing a planet model, colorful fabric squares, and everything you will need to make a unique sun catcher. . Outer space sun catchers are fun for everyone. Preschoolers will love gluing the brightly colored fabric all over for a standout design, and older kids can create more intricate designs with the galaxy of colors provided. When you’re done with this frustration-free ship, tape your planet to a window, let the sun shine, and imagine you are flying into space. Be sure to take a photo of your finished creation and share it with us on Facebook or Instagram by tagging us @myAPLibrary. Designed for children and tweens ages 3-11. For more information, call the library or visit us online at Available while supplies last.

The LEGO Club meets on Saturday

Whether you are a newbie builder or a master of LEGO construction, you are sure to have fun putting the pieces together at the LEGO Club in the Ascension Parish Library. Visit the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez on Saturday at 10 a.m. and build anything you can imagine! We will provide the LEGO bricks, so leave your own blocks at home as we wouldn’t want you to lose your favorite pieces. However, materials and creations must remain in the library. You might want to bring a camera to capture the moment.

The LEGO Club is open to children of all ages. Duplo Blocks and Mega Bloks will be available for the youngest. Please Note: Contains small parts that pose a choking hazard and are not suitable for children under 3 years old. For more information on this event, call (225) 647-3955 or visit us online at Masks may be required depending on the mandates in force.

Bilingual story time

Live story time in two languages! Children ages 8 and under and their families are invited to visit the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at 6 p.m. on October 21 for an exciting and interactive bilingual story hour presented in English and Spanish. Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs and active games, followed by fun and easy crafts. For more information, call the library or visit us online at Masks may be required depending on the mandates in force.

Experience the hora del cuento in dos idiomas! Los niños de 8 años o menos y sus familias están invited to visit the biblioteca parochial de Ascension el jueves 21 octubre a las 6:00 pm en Gonzales para disfrutar de un emocionante e interactivo cuento bilingüe presentado in francés y español. Disfruta de treinta minutos de historias, canciones y juego activo, seguidos de una manualidad divertida y sencilla. Para obtain más información, llame at the biblioteca o visítenos en línea in It is posible that one requires máscaras de acuerdo con los mandatos vigentes.

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