Monday, December 16th @ 4pm, the main library will host a “Meet the Author” event featuring Christopher Fontenot. He will introduce the third book in his Acadian Prairie series, “Amelie”. The public is invited.
Growing up in the prairie is not much different from growing up anywhere else. Only the distances are greater. Neighbors in a town or a village are only yards away; neighbors in the prairie are miles away. Growing up in Prairie Faquetaique during the worst of Jim Crow could prove deadly. The Acadian Prairie was no different from any places in either the North or the South where some sought advantages at the expense of others. And some fought against the violence and discrimination any way that they could. The Acadian Prairie: Amelie continues the saga of the Dupré, Prejean, White, Nightflower, Bennet, and Fontenot families as they enter the new century facing the dangers found in the changing landscape of the disappearing open range. Whether it is a young girl trying to avoid being attacked again by her mother’s lover, competition for business in a small village turning violent, or a school for black children threatened with arson, life in the prairie continued to present challenges to the next generation. TAP: Amelie follows Amelie Dupré, Yvette White, Peter Fontenot, and their families as they grow and seek their rightful place in the prairie. Not all goes well, and their struggles define the best and worst of life in the prairie during the worst of the Jim Crow era and the Gilded Age.
The Basile branch library will host its French Table on Tuesday, December 10th at 9 am. Please share this good news!
The library Board of Control will meet on Thursday, December 12th at 11:30 am in the Multipurpose Room in the main library in Ville Platte. An agenda will be posted and the public is invited to attend.
Our Wednesday afternoon “Books & Beyond Club” with staff member Tina Davis will meet Wednesday, December 11th, at 4 pm. The kids will be painting holiday signs! New members are always welcomed.
Saturday, December 14th, at 10 am the main library in Ville Platte will host a general audience informational meeting about Medicare. This is a free event and the public is invited to attend.
The Turkey Creek Branch Library is partnering with an Evangeline Arts Council artist, Sandy Powers, to host a Christmas Craft event for the kids on Saturday, December 14th from 2 – 4 pm at the Turkey Creek Community Center. Children of all ages are welcome!
Mamou Branch Library is hosting a Christmas Craft event for the kids on Thursday, December 19th @ 3:30 pm at the library. Please get the word out!
Our Fine-Free period will begin on December 16th and will run until January 16, 2020. Also on December 16th @ 4pm, the main library will host a “Meet the Author” event featuring Christopher Fontenot. He will introduce the third book in his Acadian Prairie series, “Amelie”. The public is invited. Acadian Prairie Basile branch library will host a “Photo with Santa” event on Thursday, 12/19/19, @ 10 am.
We sure enjoyed our all-staff meeting this past Wednesday! With much gratitude we shared good food, good memories and good ideas for 2020! On of the highlights was the CPR training provided by Acadian Ambulance EMT Tony Dupre’!
NOTE: The library will host an all-day, all- staff meeting this Wednesday, 12/4/19. The main library and all branches will be CLOSED.
Allons Parler en Français, our friendly, relaxed program continues on Monday afternoons at 3:30 pm at the main library in Ville Platte. Please share and mention that the coffee is free and always hot! Our Basile branch library hosts its French Table every other Tuesday at 9 am. The next one is Tuesday, December 10th. Please share this good news!
For the youngsters, Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose “Story hour” has changed BACK to its old schedule: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons @ 3:30 pm in the Children’s Room. Please share.
Basile branch library will host a “Winter Wonderland” Storytime on Thursday, 12/5/19, @ 10 am for the kids. Please share.
Our Wednesday afternoon “Books & Beyond” program with Tina Davis will NOT meet this week due to our all-staff meeting. The next class will be next Wednesday,12/11/19 and the kids will be painting holiday signs! New members are always welcomed.
EARLY NOTICES: The library Board of Control will meet on Thursday, 12/12/19 at noon in the Multipurpose Room in the main library in Ville Platte. An agenda will be posted and the public is invited to attend.
Our Fine-Free period will begin on December 16, 2019 and run until January 16, 2020. Basile branch library will host a “Photo with Santa” event on Thursday, 12/19/19, @ 10 am.
This is a educational seminar conducted by Tony Palumbo, an Independent Benefits Advisor who is volunteering his time. He will cover subjects such as: (1) Defining Medicare and its 4 parts: A,B,C & D, (2) How and when to enroll, (3) When can you change plans, etc. Please share. Should last about an hour or so.