The Library Board of Control and Staff wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! Also on Tuesday, May 29th, the main library in Ville Platte will host a Summer Reading Kick Off event @ 6 pm with the phenomenal Lady Chops aka Elizabeth Vidos, who is originally from north Louisiana. Ms. Vidos performed with the New York City STOMP Troupe for 10 years. This is a FREE event for the public that is funded in part by the Friends of the Library, Cabot Corp. and Pine Prairie Energy.  

At its May 15th Library Board of Control meeting, the Board selected Margaret (“Margie”) Mealer to be the next library director.  Ms. Mealer will begin by assisting the current director, Mary Foster-Galasso, in June and will gradually assume full responsibility by the end of July.  (Mary retires August 4th.)  Margie’s first day with the library is June 4th.  She looks forward to going to each branch and meeting library patrons during the first weeks of Summer Reading.  Margie is currently head of children’s services for the Lincoln Parish Library (Ruston), a position she has held for the past three years.  From 1999 to 2015 she was with the Rapides Parish Library, most recently (April 2009 to June 2015) as Branch Manager for the Boyce Branch Library. 

Margie has the following degrees: associate’s degree in English (LSUA 2006), bachelor’s degree in general studies with a concentration in business (LSUA 2010), and master’s of Library and Information Science (LSU 2014).  Originally from New Jersey, Margie is also a military spouse who lived and raised her family in many places before her husband retired from the military.  She has sound management and library experience, a love of public libraries, and dedication to providing quality library service to everyone.

The agenda for a meeting of the Library Board of Control on May 22nd at 11 a.m. at the main library has been posted on this website.  This is a follow up meeting to approve the minutes of the May 15th meeting, to receive an update on the Chataignier building project, to request the renewal of one board member’s term on the board, and to set a mid-year budget hearing to amend the library’s operating budget to reflect the impact of the Chataignier building project.  The meeting is open to the public.  To view the agenda, please click on the agendas and minutes link on the right-hand side of this page.

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May
26
Sat
all-day No Saturday hours at Main Library M... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
No Saturday hours at Main Library M... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
May 26 all-day
The main library will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 26th through Monday May 28th, reopening at regular hours Tues. May 29th.
May
28
Mon
all-day Main Library and all branches close... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Main Library and all branches close... @ Evangeline Parish Library
May 28 all-day
The Main Library and all branches will be closed Monday May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.
May
29
Tue
all-day Summer Reading Pre Registration Beg... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Summer Reading Pre Registration Beg... @ Evangeline Parish Library
May 29 all-day
Tuesday May 29th is the first day of pre-registration for Summer Reading at the main library and all branches.  Please note that no prizes will be given out until Friday May 1st.
Jun
5
Tue
10:00 am Chatty the Mime at Turkey Creek Bra... @ Turkey Creek Branch Library
Chatty the Mime at Turkey Creek Bra... @ Turkey Creek Branch Library
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chatty the Mime will entertain at the Turkey Creek Branch on Tues. June 5th at 10 a.m.  This event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
2:00 pm Chatty the Mime performs twice at t... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Chatty the Mime performs twice at t... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chatty the Mime performs at the main library (Ville Platte) on Tues. June 5th at 2 pm and 6 pm.  Both performances are free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an[...]
6:00 pm Chatty the Mime has 6 pm show at ma... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Chatty the Mime has 6 pm show at ma... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chatty the Mime performs at the main library (Ville Platte) at 2 pm and again at 6 pm on Tues. June 5th.  The event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied[...]
Jun
6
Wed
10:00 am Chatty the Mime performs at Prescot... @ Prescott Branch, Pine Prairie
Chatty the Mime performs at Prescot... @ Prescott Branch, Pine Prairie
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chatty the Mime performs at the Prescott Branch in Pine Prairie on Wed. June 6th at 10 am.  This event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
2:00 pm Chatty the Mime performs at Mamou T... @ Mamou Teen Center
Chatty the Mime performs at Mamou T... @ Mamou Teen Center
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chatty the Mime performs at the Mamou Teen Center Wed. June 6th at 2 pm.  The event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Jun
7
Thu
10:00 am Chatty the Mime performs at Basile ... @ Basile Branch Library
Chatty the Mime performs at Basile ... @ Basile Branch Library
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chatty the Mime performs at the Basile Branch Library Thurs. June 7th at 10 am.  This event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.