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Meet the Author: Sat. Oct. 30th from 8:30 to 11:30 at the main library, W. Joseph Dupuis will talk about his book, The Other Side of the Clouds, and sign copies.  Joe, now a resident of Virginia, was one of a family of seven children of Leroy and Alix Dupuis and was brought up just outside of Ville Platte.  He learned to fly and had a varied and exciting career, which he recounts in his book.  Everybody is welcome.

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
Jun
26
Tue
10:00 am Theatre Acadie at Turkey Creek Bran... @ Turkey Creek Branch Library
Theatre Acadie at Turkey Creek Bran... @ Turkey Creek Branch Library
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Summer Reading programs continue today with Theatre Acadie at the Turkey Creek Branch at 10 a.m.  This event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
2:00 pm Theatre Acadie at main library (Vil... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Theatre Acadie at main library (Vil... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Summer Reading programs continue with Theatre Acadie at the main library (Ville Platte) at 2 p.m. and also at 6 p.m.  These events are free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by[...]
6:00 pm Theatre Acadie at main library (Vil... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Theatre Acadie at main library (Vil... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Reading programs continue this evening with Theatre Acadie at the main library (Ville Platte) at 6 p.m.  This event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Jun
27
Wed
10:00 am Theatre Acadie at Prescott Branch, ... @ Prescott Branch, Pine Prairie
Theatre Acadie at Prescott Branch, ... @ Prescott Branch, Pine Prairie
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Summer Reading programs continue today with Theatre Acadie at the Prescott Branch, Pine Prairie, at 10 a.m.  This event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
10:30 am Mystery Book Club meets Wed. June 2... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Mystery Book Club meets Wed. June 2... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Mystery Book Club will meet on Wed. June 27th at 10:30 a.m. at the main library.  Everybody is welcome.  The book for the month is “The Strong Poison” by Dorothy Sayers.
2:00 pm Theatre Acadie at Mamou Branch at 2... @ Mamou Teen Center
Theatre Acadie at Mamou Branch at 2... @ Mamou Teen Center
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Summer Reading programs continue today with Theatre Acadie at the Mamou Teen Center at 2 p.m.  This event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Jun
28
Thu
10:00 am Theatre Acadie at Basile Branch at ... @ Basile Branch Library
Theatre Acadie at Basile Branch at ... @ Basile Branch Library
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Summer Reading programs continue today with Theatre Acadie at the Basile Branch at 10 a.m.  This event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
3:00 pm Theatre Acadie at Chataignier at 3 ... @ Chataignier Village Hall
Theatre Acadie at Chataignier at 3 ... @ Chataignier Village Hall
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Summer Reading Programs continue with Theatre Acadie in Chataignier at 3 p.m.  If the new Chataignier Branch is not yet available, the performance will be held at the Village Hall.  This event is free to[...]
Jul
4
Wed
all-day Main Library and all branches close... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Main Library and all branches close... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Jul 4 all-day
The main library and all branches will be closed for the 4th of July.
Jul
24
Tue
11:30 am Public Library Budget Hearing at 11... @ Mamou Branch Library
Public Library Budget Hearing at 11... @ Mamou Branch Library
Jul 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
A public hearing will be held at the Mamou Branch Library on Tuesday July 24th at 11:30 am to obtain public comments on the proposed amendment of the Library’s operating budget.  This amendment addresses needed[...]