Programs at BPL

The library offers fun, creative, and educational programs for children, teens, and adults.

Many programs are held at the DeRidder branch, but we also offer programs through the month at our rural branch locations.

Visit our online calendar for details on dates, times, and locations.

Currently available:

Children

Weekly Story Time in DeRidder

Ms. Sandi reads stories and guides kids in making a craft.
This same program will be offered three times a week – on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:30am – so you won’t miss a story!

Monthly Story Time at Rural Branches

Ms. Sandi reads stories and guides kids in making a craft. Check our calendar for a story time near you!

Monthly Grab-n-Go Activity Kits

Each month we put together a special craft or activity kit, including all the supplies you’ll need to complete the small project. We have kits for children, teens, and adults. They’re provided free of charge, but supplies are limited so be sure to stop by your local library branch at the beginning of each month to pick up your grab-n-go bag! Check our calendar for availability dates.

 

Teens

Did you know that every Thursday Beauregard Parish Library hosts FREE teen programs at our DeRidder branch!? We have five different programs on Thursdays:

  1. Anime Club
  2. Science Club
  3. Teen DIY
  4. Game Night
  5. Movie Night

Anime Club

This is by far our most popular teen program. Past shows include Erased, Death Note, and Hunter X Hunter. Please know that most anime shows that we watch are for ages 13+. You can even dress up if you’d like!

Science Club

Science Club is a variety of STEAM activities to challenge your mind and inspire your creativity. We’ve done things like Marshmallow Engineering, Traveling Rainbows, and even dissected owl pellets.

Teen DIY

Our DIY programs are a mash-up of creativity and fun! We all make the same project, but there’s lots of room to put your own twist on it. Past projects include creating unique washer necklaces with metal washers and nail polish, and turning a plain canvas into a colorful masterpiece with just a few scraps of tissue paper. We have Teen DIY programs at our different branches during the month. Check out our DIY schedule.

Game Night

Game Night is a guaranteed great time – We’ve played Kahoot! trivia (which is always a blast), What Do You Meme? and lots more! This is a great event to be (relatively) loud, get silly, and just de-stress. See dates.

Movie Night

Movie Night is only held in months with five Thursdays. Previous showings include Twilight (with a Twist!) and Maze Runner.

Teen Library Council

If you need volunteer hours for school we also have a Teen Library Council that meets on the last Wednesday of every month. If you’d like to pop in to see what it’s all about, we’d love to have you! If you like it, you can submit an application to officially join. (Note: Colleges LOVE to see you being an active volunteer in your community!) We can’t wait to see you at the library!

(TLC runs from September until May. In May we have a party as a thank you for all of the help we’ve received during the school year.)

Monthly Grab-n-Go Activity Kits

Each month we put together a special craft or activity kit, including all the supplies you’ll need to complete the small project. We have kits for children, teens, and adults. They’re provided free of charge, but supplies are limited so be sure to stop by your local library branch at the beginning of each month to pick up your grab-n-go bag! Check our calendar for availability dates. Some past kits include:

  • Baby Yoda made from paracord
  • Bubble tea and ramen
  • An endless cube

View our online calendar for programs details!

Language Exchange

Visit our DeRidder branch for a night of language exchange! Practice your language skills, trade tips, and speak with others to share thoughts on best resources and practices for learning a foreign language. Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Open to teens and adults. See dates.

 

Adults

Adult Craft Club

Join us at the library each month for a specially themed craft! Materials provided, but there is always room to bring your own style for a unique creation. We meet at the DeRidder branch on the first Saturday of the month, 11am. Check our calendar for times and locations at a library branch near you. (And bring a friend!)

Language Exchange

Visit our DeRidder branch for a night of language exchange! Practice your language skills, trade tips, and speak with others to share thoughts on best resources and practices for learning a foreign language. Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Open to teens and adults. See dates.

Adult Yarn Club

Join us at the DeRidder branch for a new yarn club! A pattern and supplies will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own projects. Meets third Friday of the month. See dates.

All yarn crafts are welcome…Whether you knit, crochet, macrame, weave, or nålbind, you belong here! All levels, novice to master, are invited to come share in the fun.

Grab-n-Go Activity Kits

Each month we put together a special craft or activity kit, including all the supplies you’ll need to complete the small project. We have kits for children, teens, and adults. They’re provided free of charge, but supplies are limited so be sure to stop by your local library branch at the beginning of each month to pick up your grab-n-go bag! Check our calendar for availability dates.