Happy Mardi Gras, y’all! The Mamou Branch library will be closed this Monday AND Tuesday (24th and 25th). The main library and all other branches will be closed ONLY on Tuesday (2/25).

“Story hour for the Youngsters” will be offered this Thursday  ONLY  @ 3:30 pm in the Children’s Room.

Tuesday “Drop-in Crochet Gatherings” @ 5:00 pm. This is a sharing group. Anyone interested in Crocheting together to teach and share with others are welcomed. Folks are asked to bring their own Crochet tools and yarn.

Wednesday, 2/26/20, our “Books & Beyond” program with Tina Davis for ages 8 – 16, will meet at 3:30 pm in the multipurpose room to enjoy a MOVIE!  New members are always welcomed.   

A few NEW items in our collection:

AUDIOBOOKS: “Spy” by Danielle Steel

DVD: Gemini Mann with Will Smith

FICTION: “The Inn” by James Patterson

NON-FICTION: “”What To Eat During Cancer Treatment” by Jeanne Besser, Barbara Grant and the American Cancer Society

COOKING:  “Southern Cakes” by Nancie McDermott

EARLY NOTICES:  The Mystery Book Club will meet this Wednesday, 2/26/20, at 10:30 to discuss their current book and choose a new one for next month.

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!

This Tuesday, Basile Branch Library will have its “Tuesday French Coffee Talk” (2/18/20) @ 9 am and following the Coffee Talk, Cajun Mardi Gras Mask maker and author Jackie Miller will be there for a book signing of her new book, “Why Run Mardi Gras?”! Please share this good news!

“Story hour for the Youngsters” will be offered this Tuesday ONLY  @ 3:30 pm in the Children’s Room.

Tuesday “Drop-in Crochet Gatherings” @ 5:00 pm. This is a sharing group. Anyone interested in Crocheting together to teach and share with others are welcomed. Folks are asked to bring their own Crochet tools and yarn.

Wednesday, 2/19/20, our “Books & Beyond” program with Tina Davis for ages 8 – 16, will meet at 4pm in the multipurpose room!  Mardi Gras Bead Art will be made! New members are always welcomed.   

Friday, 2/21/2020 @ 3 pm the  Mamou Branch library will host another book signing for Cajun Mardi Gras Mask maker and author Jackie Miller for her new book, “Why Run Mardi Gras?”! Please share this good news!

A few NEW items in our collection:

AUDIOBOOKS: “City of Windows” by Robert Pobi and “Cold Storage” by David Koepp

DVD: The Negotiator with Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey

FICTION: “The Vanishing” by Jayne Ann Krentz & “Treason” by Stuart Woods

NON-FICTION: “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly” by Anthony Bourdain

EARLY NOTICES:  The Mamou Branch library will be closed for Mardi Gras on Monday AND Tuesday (24th and 25th). The main library and all other branches will be closed ONLY on Tuesday (2/25).

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!


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! See pics on our webpage/

Tuesday, 2/11/820, the main library in Ville Platte is hosting an informational event for Peoples Health. Their topic is “The Advantage of Medicare Advantage”. This program is free and open to the public.

Tuesday “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, 2/12/20, our “Books & Beyond” program with Tina Davis for ages 8 – 16, will meet at 4pm in the multipurpose room! Games are on the menu! New members are always welcomed.

A few NEW items in our collection:

AUDIOBOOKS: “The Fox” by Fredrick Forsyth and “Looker” by Laura Sims

DVD: The Adams Family and Catwoman

FICTION: “Genesis” by Robert Cook

NON-FICTION: “Labryinth of Ice: The …. Greely Polar Experience” by Buddy Levy

LARGE PRINT: “Swords of Kings” by Bernard Cornwell

EARLY NOTICES: The next Basile library “Tuesday Coffee Talk” is 2/18/20 @ 9 am. Please share this good news! See pics on our webpage. The Mamou Branch library will be closed for Mardi Gras on Monday AND Tuesday (24th and 25th). The main library and all other branches will be closed ONLY on Tuesday (2/25)

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!

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! See pics on our webpage/

The Basile library “Tuesday Coffee Talk” is 2/4/20 @ 9 am. Please share this good news! See pics on our webpage.

NEW – The FIRST TUESDAY of each month the main library will host a one-on-one grief counseling opportunity at 2 pm for anyone in need. This counseling will be free of charge and will be offered by the Louisiana Hospice & Palliative Care. The counselor is Sylvia Milburn-Johnson. The first session is February 4th.  First come first basis.         

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, 2/5/20, our “Books & Beyond” program with Tina Davis for ages 8 – 16, will meet at 3:30 pm in the multipurpose room to paint Valentine Signs!  New members are always welcomed.   

A few NEW items in our collection:

AUDIOBOOKS: “The Current” by Tim Johnston

DVD: Ronald Regan: An American Legend & Downton Abby

KIDS: “Genius Lego Inventions” by Lego & “Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life” by Smithsonian

FICTION: “The Institute” by Stephen King & “Uncharted Promises” by Keely B. Keith

NON-FICTION: “Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers” by Kate Turabian

LARGE PRINT:  “Rosary Without Beads” by Diana Holquin–Balogh

EARLY NOTICES: The Mamou Branch will be closed for Mardi Gras on Monday and Tuesday (24th and 25th). The main library and all other branches will be closed on Tuesday (2/24)

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!

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Feb
24
Mon
all-day Mamou Branch Library closed for Lun... @ Mamou Branch Library
Mamou Branch Library closed for Lun... @ Mamou Branch Library
Feb 24 all-day
Mamou Branch Library closed for Lundi Gras @ Mamou Branch Library
The Mamou Branch Library will be closed all day Monday Feb. 24th for Lundi Gras.
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Feb 24 @ 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.[...]
Feb
25
Tue
all-day Main Library and all branches close... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Main Library and all branches close... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Feb 25 all-day
Main Library and all branches closed for Mardi Gras @ Evangeline Parish Library
The Main Library and all branches are closed Tuesday Feb. 25 th for Mardi Gras.
Feb
26
Wed
10:30 am Mystery Book Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Mystery Book Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Mystery Book Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
The Mystery Book Club will meet Wednesday February 26th at the Main Library (Ville Platte) at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome.  The book for the month is “The Night Fire ” By Michael Connelly.  [...]
Feb
27
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Feb 27 @ 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 Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Feb 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
 Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.