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This half day course is designed to introduce students to the Windows Operating System.  Learn the basic organization of files, folders, etc.  Also learn about WordPad, Notepad, Paint, Windows Media Player, Calculator, and more.  Learn how to keep the Windows Operating System safe and how to get help.  (Note: You should have some hands on computer experience before taking this course.)  Classes are offered FREE by the State Library through a BroadbandUse grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  To sign up, please go to lajacc.state.lib.la.us/training or call 888.487.2700.

The class schedule is as follows.  At each location you have the option of taking the course from 9 to 12 or from 1 to 4.

  • Pine Prairie Prescott Branch, Monday Jan. 10th
  • Basile Branch,  Tuesday Jan. 11th
  • Mamou Branch, Wednesday, Jan. 12th
  • Turkey Creek Branch, Thursday, Jan. 13th
  • Main Library Ville Platte, Friday, Jan. 14th

You can now download audiobooks and ebooks for FREE from our library site.  This is a service designed for use OUTSIDE the library, and to use it Evangeline Parish residents will need the following:

  •  An Evangeline Parish Library card in good standing,
  •  Access to a computer that is not an Evangeline Parish Library public access computer,
  • Internet access that is not part of the Evangeline Parish Library system,
  • An email account for notifications.

Although it can be complicated the first time you use the service, once you get started it will give you access to many books and audiobooks any time, whether the library is open or closed.  It will also allow you to transfer items from your computer to mobile devices and enjoy them anywhere once they are downloaded.

Items will check out for 7 or 14 days, depending on the item.  The item vanishes at the end of the loan period, so there are never any late fees on this service.

Because this is a consortium project, items may be checked out by residents of other parishes within the consortium.  If an item is not currently available, you can place a hold request on it.

Please note that this service is NOT usable on a Kindle.  However, it works on many other devices.  For more information, please click the Overdrive icon on this page.  Also, please feel free to call us at 337.363.1369.

All items returned in good condition from Dec. 15, 2010, through Jan. 15, 2011, will have all fines on them waived.  Please search your homes and cars for any items that you may have intended to return but lost track of.  Items checked out anywhere within the Evangeline Parish Library system can be returned to the main library or to any of the five branches: you do not have to return them at the exact place where you checked them out.

To return items when the buildings are closed, there are drop boxes at the libraries in Ville Platte, Pine Prairie, Mamou, and Basile.  Please note that items cannot be returned to the Turkey Creek and Chataignier locations when those buildings are closed.  Please bring them to one of the other locations above, instead.

Also, from Dec. 15th through Jan. 15th we will take 50% off any existing late fines and book replacement fees already on your account.  To take advantage of this offer, the accounts must be paid off in full: for example, if you owe $10, pay $5.  Parents, please ask the library to check each of your children’s accounts to make sure that they are clear, as well.  This offer is only available during library business hours when the library is open–we do not yet accept payments online.  Payments must be by cash or check (for exact amount of payment only) –sorry, no credit or debit cards.

This “fine forgiveness” period is the library’s way of saying thank you for your support this year.

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Oct
3
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
Oct
10
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
Oct
22
Tue
9:00 am Lawyers In Libraries @ Ville Platte Library
Lawyers In Libraries @ Ville Platte Library
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Lawyers In Libraries @ Ville Platte Library
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 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.)
Oct
24
Thu
10:00 am Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Basile Pre-K Story Hour Ages 0-5 October 24th Happy Halloween    
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
Oct
26
Sat
8:00 am Evangeline Parish Library Annual Bo... @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Evangeline Parish Library Annual Bo... @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Evangeline Parish Library Annual BookFest @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
With the help of the Friends of the Library, we are going to make this Book Fest very festive! Book Fest was designed to offer our patrons an annual opportunity to purchase used or withdrawn[...]
Oct
28
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Oct 28 @ 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.[...]
Oct
29
Tue
9:00 am Conversation De Cafe @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Conversation De Cafe @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Conversation De Cafe @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
The Basile Branch library hosted its first conversational French program called “Conversation De Cafe” on every other Tuesday at 9:00 am. Please spread the word and bring your French speaking friends to help others learn[...]
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Oct 29 @ 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
Oct 29 @ 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.)
Oct
30
Wed
10:30 am Mystery Book Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Mystery Book Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Mystery Book Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
The Mystery Book Club will meet Wednesday October 30th at the Main Library (Ville Platte) at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome.  The book for the month is “The Sentence is Death” By Anthony Horowitz.  
Oct
31
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Oct 31 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
Nov
4
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Nov 4 @ 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.[...]