The Natchitoches Parish Library (NPL) will host Johnette Downing as part of the Summer Reading Program (SRP), “Oceans of Possibilities!”


For some fun interactive storytelling and music with this Louisiana artist and author, the public can attend any of the no-cost and open-to-the-public performances of “Fins and Grins, Songs of the Sea,” Wednesday and Thursday, June 23 at the Main Branch, at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m.
Called the “Musical Ambassador to Children” and the “Pied Piper of Louisiana Music Traditions,” Downing is a multi-award-winning singer, musician, composer, author and poet, who serves up a gumbo of Louisiana roots music and stories in a toe-tapping, two-stepping good time for children and adults across the globe.
For a schedule of NPL SRP performances and events, visit and follow the NPL on social media. To register for SRP online, text SUMMER to 318-357-3280. Weekly programs for teens and adults will be offered in addition to the children’s performances. SRP participants can read to earn prizes and entries for grand prize drawings for their age group through July 31.