Our Monday conversational “French with Friends” gathering is at 3:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room at the Main library in Ville Platte. The coffee will be hot and the conversations will be lively. This is a free program for the public where anyone, any age, is welcomed!

Tuesday & Thursday “Story hour for the Youngsters” is @ 3:30 pm in the Children’s Room.

Tuesday “Drop-in Crochet Gatherings” at 5:30 pm. This is a sharing group. Anyone interested in Crocheting together to teach and share with others (especially newbies) are welcomed. Folks are asked to bring their own Crochet tools and yarn.

Wednesday, 1/29/20, @ 10-:30 am, the Mystery Book Club will meet to discuss their current read and to choose a new book for February. New members are welcomed.

Wednesday, 1/29/20, @ 11:30 – 1pm is our” Meet the Author” event with Christopher Fontenot, also in the Multipurpose Room.  He will be talking about his Acadian Prairie Series and will have copies of his latest book, Amelie, for sale and a signing. Coffee and sweet treats will be served. Please share.

Wednesday, 1/29/20, our “Books & Beyond” program with Tina Davis for ages 8 – 16, will meet at 3:30 pm in the multipurpose room to watch a MOVIE!  New members are always welcomed.   

A few NEW items in our collection:

AUDIOBOOKS: “Lady in the Lake” by Laura Lipmann

COOKBOOK:  “Bobby at Home” by Chef Bobby Flay

KIDS: “5 Minute Stories” Fairy Tales and Fables from around the World.

FICTION: “The Pandora Room” by Christopher Golden and “When we Believed in Mermaids” by Barbara O’Neal

NON-FICTION: “Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2020” and “Edison” by Edmund Morris

EARLY NOTICES: The next Basile library “Tuesday Coffee Talk” is February 4th @ 9 am. Please share this good news!

The main library and all branches will be CLOSED Monday, January 20th in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.
2020 CENSUS INFORMATION / APPLICATION DATES AT OUR LIBRARIES. This is an opportunity for the general public: The libraries that will host this event the rest of the month are: BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY, Jan 21st (Tuesday) @ 8:30 am. CHATAIGNIER BRANCH LIBRARY, Jan 22, (Wednesday) @ 10 am and PINE PRAIRIE BRANCH LIBRARY, Jan. 24th (Friday) @ 10 am.
Tuesday & Thursday “Story hour for the Youngsters” is @ 3:30 pm in the Children’s Room.
Tuesday “Drop-in Crochet Gatherings” at 5:30 pm. This is a sharing group. Anyone interested in Crocheting together to teach and share with others (especially newbies) are welcomed. Folks are asked to bring their own Crochet tools and yarn.
Wednesday, 1/22/20, our “Books & Beyond” program with Tina Davis for ages 8 – 16, will meet at 4 pm in the multipurpose room. The activity is called “Stem: Pringle Ring”! Gotta come to find out what will be made! New members are always welcomed.
A few NEW items in our collection:
AUDIOBOOKS: “Cemetery Road” by Greg Iles.
COOKBOOK: “Healthy Eating” by Jeanne Besser
KIDS: “Thibodeaux Turtle and Boudreaux Bunny” by Todd-Michael St. Pierre
FICTION: “The Rifleman” by Oliver North
NON-FICTION: The Way I heard It” by Mike Rowe and “Everyday Millionaires” by Chris Hogan
EARLY NOTICES: Basile library’s “Tuesday Coffee Talk” is January 21st @ 9 am. Please share this good news!
For more information about library programs and services, please call 363-1369, the branch nearest you, or visit our Facebook page or website www.evangelinelibrary.org. Thank you for supporting your library; libraries change lives!

2020 CENSUS INFORMATION / APPLICATION DATES AT OUR LIBRARIES. This is an opportunity for the general public:BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY, Jan 21st (Tuesday) @ 8:30 am.  CHATAIGNIER BRANCH LIBRARY, Jan 22, (Wednesday) @ 10 am.  MAMOU BRANCH LIBRARY, Jan. 10th (Friday) @ 10 am. PINE PRAIRIE BRANCH LIBRARY, Jan. 24th  (Friday) @ 10 am.  TURKEY CREEK BRANCH LIBRARY, Jan. 16th (Thursday) @ 10 am. VILLE PLATTE MAIN LIBRARY, Jan. 13th & 14th (Monday & Tuesday) @ 3 PM

Monday afternoon Allons Parler en Français will still go on at 3:30 pm at the main library.  

Tuesday & Thursday “Story hour for the Youngsters” is @ 3:30 pm in the Children’s Room.

Tuesday “Drop-in Crochet Gatherings” at 5:30 pm. This is a sharing group. Anyone interested in Crocheting together to teach and share with others (especially  newbies) are welcomed. Folks are asked to bring their own Crochet tools and yarn.

Wednesday, 1/15/20, our “Books & Beyond” program with Tina Davis for ages 8 – 16, will meet at 4 pm in the multipurpose room.  Bath Bombs & Bath Salts will be made.  New members are always welcomed.   

A few NEW items in our collection:

AUDIOBOOKS: “Blue Moon – A Jack Reacher Novel” by Lee Child

COOKBOOK:  “Celebrating Life With Pie – Southern Baked” by Amanda D. Wilbanks

KIDS: “Fairy & Folk Tales from Around the World” by Sirius Publishers

HISTORICAL FICTION: “The Rifleman” by Oliver North

NON-FICTION: “Me, Elton John” by Elton John, “Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music… “ by Hunter Davies, “Big French Dance: Cajun & Zydeco Music-1972-1974” by Ron Stanford.

EARLY NOTICES: The main library and all branches will be closed on Monday, 1/20/20, in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. Basile Tuesday Coffee Talk is January 21st @ 9 am. Please share this good news!

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Upcoming Events

Jan
29
Wed
10:30 am Mystery Book Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Mystery Book Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Mystery Book Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
The Mystery Book Club will meet Wednesday January 29th at the Main Library (Ville Platte) at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome.  The book for the month is “The Goldfinch ” By Donna Tartt.  
Jan
30
Thu
10:00 am Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Basile Pre-K Story Hour Ages 0-5 January 30th – Nursery Rhymes             
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Jan 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
 Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.