Look who’s coming to Library Fest on Saturday, November 7th!

As we are contacted by authors, vendors, cooks and artists, we will update this post. To date our featured authors are Debbie Lawson, Rhonda LeJeune, Christopher Fontenot, Bill Nash & Larry Jorgensen. Our outstanding, grant-funded performers are Storyteller Sylvia Davis, Magician Mitch Richard & Musician/Storyteller Brain Sivilas. Our awesome cooks are T’Nay Arvie, Cafe Evangeline & a surprise from the office of Lt. Governor Nungesser & the Louisiana Seafood Commission. Our crafters and vendors are Pat Fontenot, Toni Lowrey, Evangeline Arts Council, P.J.’s Crafts by Lisa Roberie, Mary Anne Shakesnider, Sharon Lowrey & Montex Estes. For inspiration and information we have Evangeline Parish Tourism. To give back to your community by being a blood donor we will have Vitalant Blood Services on site. And, as a special treat and coming back by popular demand is Antique Appraiser Michael Wynn.

This festival is free to all and will require masks and social distancing for the duration. We are looking to host more authors, cooks, vendors and artists. The deadline to secure your “spot” is October 30th. Email: slemoine@evangelinelibrary.org or call 337-363-1369 for information.

Our Books & Beyond Teen Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 22nd @ 4 pm at the main library too make Bath Salts! New members are always welcome! Masks are required.  

Next Week, Oct. 26th – 31st, our annual “Ask-A-Lawyer” program will be offered via online appointments for private phone conversations with an attorney. This is a FREE resource offered by the Louisiana State Bar Association. Call 337-363-1369 for more information.

Two new magazines that are now available at the main library, the Mamou branch library and also online through the library subscription are Unsolved and PI (Private Investigator). The next issue of Unsolved will feature Evangeline Parish! Please share this good news. The staff genuinely appreciates the never-ending understanding, patience and support it continues to receive from all patrons! Please get updates at evangelinelibrary.org or on our Facebook page and continue to request books and other materials by phone or by email at evangeline_parish@yahoo.com.  Never forget that libraries do change lives… even through the Cloud! Main library: 337-363-1369.  

We have more info and resources for you for Lawyers in Libraries 2020, which is taking place October 26-31, 2020.

We now have more details on the virtual workshops! There will be 3 workshops we will be hosting on the days and times listed below.
More information and additional resources can be found at www.LouisianaLawyersinLibraries.org.

October 26th @ 12PM — Employment Law

October 28th @ 12PM — Housing & Evictions

October 30th @ 12PM — Wills & Successions

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As we are contacted by authors, vendors, cooks and artists, we will update this post. To date our featured authors are Debbie Lawson, Rhonda LeJeune, Christopher Fontenot, Bill Nash & Larry Jorgensen. Our outstanding, grant-funded performers are Storyteller Sylvia Davis, Magician Mitch Richard & Musician/Storyteller Brain Sivilas. Our awesome cooks are T’Nay Arvie, Cafe Evangeline & a surprise from the office of Lt. Governor Nungesser. Our crafters and vendors are Pat Fontenot, Toni Lowrey, Evangeline Arts Council, P.J.’s Crafts by Lisa Roberie, Mary Anne Shakesnider, Sharon Lowrey & Montex Estes. For inspiration and information we have Evangeline Parish Tourism. To give back to your community by being a blood donor we will have Vitalant Blood Services on site. And, as a special treat and coming back by popular demand is Antique Appraiser Michael Wynn!

This festival is free to all and will require masks and social distancing for the duration. We are looking to host more authors, cooks, vendors and artists. The deadline to secure your “spot” is October 30th. Email: slemoine@evangelinelibrary.org or call 337-363-1369 for information.

The Library Board of Directors and the staff wish all of our patrons a speedy recovery after yet another scarry weather event by Hurricane Delta!

Mark your calendar for the main library in Ville Platte’s annual LIBRARY FEST on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10 am until 2 pm on the grounds of the main library! Social distancing and mask wearing will be included in the planning. Unfortunately, the Friends of the Library will NOT be offering their usual used book sales because we gave all of the inventory away during the recent COVID 19 period. To hold your spot as an author, vendor, crafter, etc., a Participation Form is required. Please pick up your form at any library branch around the parish. The deadline to get your form in is October 30th.    This festival is free for the public and vendors will not be charged to sell or promote their products. I am delighted to share that we will have three state grant-funded performers who will delight kids and adults alike: Storyteller Sylvia Davis, Magician Mitch Richard and Musician/Storyteller Brian Sivils. Additionally, we have invited the awesome antique appraiser, Michael Wynn, to join us again, Vitalant (United Blood Services) will be onsite for blood donors, we have a surprise to share soon from Lt. Governor Nungesser, and KVPI will be live from 10 am – noon! Keep an eye out for updates. Next week I will begin bragging about our authors, vendors, and crafters!

The Basile Branch library will again host its French Coffee Talk on Tuesday, October 13th @ 9:00 am! Please spread the word!! Mask are required for all programming inside of the library.

The Books & Beyond Teen Club will be making Bath Salts on October 22 @ 4 pm in the multipurpose room at the main library in Ville Platte. Masks are required.

The Friends of the Library have donated Kindle Fire Ereading devices to each library around the parish with the goal of making online access to books more available to our patrons. Each branch manager will let their patrons know how they can have access to the Ereader device in their library. We thank the Friends for their continued support! 

The Ville Platte main library meeting rooms are opened again but with limited occupancy and a requirement of wearing masks. In our multipurpose room the following groups can begin to meet againThe French Table group meets on Mondays @ 3pm; the Quilters meet on Thursdays at 1 pm; the Crochet group meets on Wednesdays at 4 pm; the Mystery Book Club meets the last Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am. We are so happy to be able to invite these groups back to the way it was before COVID 19!

The staff genuinely appreciates the never-ending understanding, patience and support it continues to receive from all patrons! Please get updates at evangelinelibrary.org or on our Facebook page and continue to request books and other materials by phone or by email at evangeline_parish@yahoo.com.  Never forget that libraries do change lives… even through the Cloud! Main library: 337-363-1369.

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