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Free computer courses for adults (age 16 and over):   These FREE one day training sessions are offered by the State Library and are funded through a BroadbandUSA grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Trainings will be offered during the following weeks:

Week of Oct. 18-22: Computer Foundations
Week of Nov. 1-5: Microsoft Word, Level 1
Week of Nov. 15-19: Resume Building and Beyond
Week of Nov. 29-Dec. 3: Microsoft Excel 2007, Level 1

NOTE: Pine Prairie trainings Mondays, Basile Tuesdays, Mamou Wednesdays, Turkey Creek Thursdays, and Ville Platte Fridays for all classes.  Classes are full day, 9 to 5, for ages 16 and up.  Sorry, nobody under 16.

To register: Call the State Library at 1-888-487-2700 or register online at lajacc.state.lib.la.us/training.  You may also register by calling your local library, but callers to the state number and online registrants have priority, and space is going fast, with some sections of classes already taking standby waiting list registrants only.

Family Book and Culture Fest is Sat., Oct. 9, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Ville Platte North Side Civic Center.

Admission is free.  Inside the Civic Center enjoy performers, meet local authors, visit nonprofit information booths, and shop the Friends of the Library huge book sale and hot dog booth. Outside the Civic Center, visit our farmer’s market and community yard sale vendors.  Door prizes are coupons good for shopping at booths throughout the event.

Special KVPI remote broadcast.  For more information about how you can volunteer or donate items for the book sale, please call 363-1369.

If you would like to participate in the farmer’s market/community yard sale outside the Civic Center, please also call 363-1369 to register.  No entry fees, but you must bring your own table and supplies.  Space for farmer’s market/community yard sale outside the Center is first come, first served.  Sorry, no booths inside the Center.

In its continued commitment to serving the citizens of Evangeline Parish, the Evangeline Parish Library is pleased to launch this new website making it easier than ever for patrons to access all of the resources that the library system has to offer.  Here you will find links to all branches of the Evangeline Parish Library as well as contact information and hours of operation, plus much more

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Upcoming Events
Oct
21
Sat
9:30 am Evangeline Genealogical & Histor... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Evangeline Genealogical & Histor... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The Evangeline Genealogical & Historical Society will meet Sat. Oct. 21st at 9:30 am at the main library (Ville Platte). Guest speaker, James Douget from Opelousas, has reprinted author Susan Douget’s book “Sous Cette Pierre,[...]
Oct
25
Wed
10:30 am Mystery Book Club meets Wed. Oct... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Mystery Book Club meets Wed. Oct... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Mystery Book Club will hold its monthly meeting at the Main Library (Ville Platte) on Wed. Oct. 25th at 10:30 am in the multipurpose room. The book of the month is “Midnight at the[...]
Oct
30
Mon
4:45 pm October 30th 4:45 pm deadline to... @ Mamou Branch Library
October 30th 4:45 pm deadline to... @ Mamou Branch Library
Oct 30 @ 4:45 pm – 4:45 pm
October 30th at 4:45 pm is the deadline for patrons ages 5 through 17 to turn in their entries at the Mamou Branch Library for the Branch’s Halloween Coloring Contest. All entries must have the[...]
Nov
23
Thu
8:00 am Library closed for Thanksgiving ... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library closed for Thanksgiving ... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm
The Main Library and all branches will be closed Thursday Nov. 23rd through Sunday Nov. 26th for Thanksgiving break.  Each branch will reopen at its regularly scheduled time on Monday Nov. 27th.
Nov
29
Wed
10:30 am Mystery Book Club meets Wed. Nov... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Mystery Book Club meets Wed. Nov... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Nov 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Mystery Book Club will meet Wed. Nov. 29th at the main library (Ville Platte) at 10:30 am. The book of the month is “The Drop” by Michael Connelly. Please come and enjoy the fellowship[...]
Dec
6
Wed
all-day Library closed to public for sta... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library closed to public for sta... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 6 all-day
The Main Library and all branches will be closed to the public all day Wed. Dec. 6th due to staff workshop.
Dec
11
Mon
4:00 pm Library Board meets Dec. 11th at... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Library Board meets Dec. 11th at... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Library Board meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 14th in Mamou has been rescheduled to Dec. 11th in Ville Platte. It will be held at the main library in Ville Platte at 4 pm. The[...]
Dec
22
Fri
8:00 am Library system closed Friday Dec... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library system closed Friday Dec... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 22 @ 8:00 am – Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm
The Main Library and all branches will be closed Friday Dec. 22nd through Tues. Dec. 26th for the Christmas holidays.  
Dec
29
Fri
8:00 am Library closed Dec. 29th through... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library closed Dec. 29th through... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 29 2017 @ 8:00 am – Jan 1 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Main Library and all branches will be closed Friday Dec. 29th through Monday Jan. 1st due to the New Year’s holiday.