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!

EARLY NOTICES:

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, 12/4/19The 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.

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Dec
16
Mon
8:00 am “Fine Free” December 16 through... @ Evangeline Parish Library
“Fine Free” December 16 through... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 16 2019 @ 8:00 am – Jan 16 2020 @ 6:46 am
"Fine Free" December 16 through January 16 @ Evangeline Parish Library
“Fine Free” Period is from December 16, 2019, through January 15, 2020.   For more information, call 337-363-1369 or the branch nearest you.
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]
Dec
17
Tue
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
5:00 pm Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Tuesday Crocheting (when Ms. Pat Fontenot is available) @ 5pm. (This is a drop in class offered by a volunteer and may not occur every week.)
Dec
19
Thu
10:00 am Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Basile Pre-K Story Hour Ages 0-5 December 19th – Merry Christamas!  Come take your picture with Santa!          
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Dec 19 @ 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 Mamou Christmas Craft @ Mamou Library
Mamou Christmas Craft @ Mamou Library
Dec 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mamou Christmas Craft @ Mamou Library
Mamou Library is hosting Christmas crafting Thursday 12/19/2019 @ 3:30pm
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
Dec
23
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]
Dec
24
Tue
8:00 am Library system (main library and al... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library system (main library and al... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 24 @ 8:00 am – Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm
Library system (main library and all branches) closed Tue. Dec. 24th through Thur. Dec. 26th for Christmas break @ Evangeline Parish Library
The main library and all branches are closed Tue. Dec. 24th through Thur. Dec. 26th for Christmas break.  We wish everybody a very merry Christmas.
Dec
30
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]
Dec
31
Tue
8:00 am Library closed Dec. 31st through Ja... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library closed Dec. 31st through Ja... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 31 2019 @ 8:00 am – Jan 1 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Library closed Dec. 31st through Jan. 1st @ Evangeline Parish Library
The Main Library and all branches will be closed Tuesday Dec. 31st through Wednesday Jan. 1st due to the New Year’s holiday.
Jan
2
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Jan 2 @ 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 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
Jan
6
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Jan 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]
Jan
7
Tue
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Jan 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
5:00 pm Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Jan 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Tuesday Crocheting (when Ms. Pat Fontenot is available) @ 5pm. (This is a drop in class offered by a volunteer and may not occur every week.)