The Friends of the Iberville Public Libraries sponsoring two events in Sept.

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

PLAQUEMINE - The Friends of the Iberville Public Libraries is sponsoring two events during September, an Art Journaling Workshop and their Fifth Annual Banned Books Read-Out.

For those who love to journal or love to draw, art journaling is a creative way to combine both means of expression. Artist & teacher Christina Cope will go over the basics of this popular form of visual expression. Participants will walk away from the workshop with a handmade journal, a completed cover page, and some journal prompts to help them on their way to create more after they leave the workshop. Examples and supplies will be provided. The event is Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon in the Iberville Parish Library Headquarters Meeting Room. This workshop is free to the public and open to all ages. See examples by Christina on the library's Facebook site. Contact: Elizabeth Haynes 225-687-2520.

Banned Books Week, an American Library Association Event is in its 30th year of celebrating the freedom to read uncensored literature. In conjunction with this national event the Friends group is sponsoring their 5th Annual Banned Book Read-Out. Come out and read from your favorite banned book, listen to others read and check out the list of 45 books that have been challenged, restricted, removed or banned in the 2012 - 2013 season. The event is Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Iberville Parish Library Headquarters Meeting Room. It is free and open to the public. Contact: Elizabeth Haynes at 225-687-2520.

Among other contributions, the Friends group is a partial sponsor of the library's annual Acadian Art Show and the Summer Reading Program. Their Annual Book Sale is their most popular fundraiser. The Friends group is also dedicated to enriching the community library experience throughout the year.

"We try to sponsor a diverse array of programs and workshops and we strive to keep them cost-free for our community members," stated Friends President Bethany Cardinal.