We love starting our week off with our Monday afternoon conversational French program, “Allons Parler en Français.  It’s a free program on Monday  afternoons at 3:30 pm at the main library with volunteer Jackie Miller. The kids French program is being put on hold for the time being. Keep an eye on our website for updates.  

Our Wednesday pre-teen/teen “Just Craftin Around” club will be meeting at 4pm with staff member Tina Davis!  New members are always welcomed.

FINE FREE MONTH continues to August 31st at the main library and all branches around the parish.

Early Notices:  Mystery Book Club will meet on August 28th at 10:30 to discuss their current book. New members are always welcomed. BOOKFEST is slated for Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the main library in Ville Platte. New hours are 8am – 1 pm. Authors, vendors, community information agencies, cooks, musicians, and anyone looking to promote or sell their goods are invited to participate. Please contact Suzy Lemoine for more information @ slemoine@evangelinelibrary.org or call the main library at 337-363-1369. Signup sheets are available at the main library and at all branches. Friends of the Library are planning their HUGE used book sale now!

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!

And our TOPSummer Reading winners are shown below! We also had many honorable mentions! A full recap with performers’ photos will be published in the September edition of the Bonnes Nouvelles.


BASILE BRANCH: Ages 0-3: Alex Heaton. Ages 4-7: Amelie Heaton. Ages 8-11: Addison Lebleu. Ages 12-17: Jhneiya Martin. Kids at this branch read 1,940 books!

CHATAIGNIER BRANCH: Ages 0-3: Nora Fontenot. Ages 4-7: Tie – QuaMyree & QuaVonte Tezeno. Ages 8-11: Riley Lawrence. The kids at this branch read 230 books!

MAMOU BRANCH: Ages 0-3: Dirk Chapman III. Ages 4-7: Jazaria Stewart. Ages 8-11: Alayah Freeman. Ages 12-17: Olivia Freeman. The kids at this branch read 1,750 books!

PINE PRAIRIE BRANCH: Ages 0-3: Avery Young. Ages 4-7: Chelsee Burket. Ages 8-11: Sabrina Kowalski. Ages 12-17: Draylin Freeman. The kids at this branch read 1,340 books!

TURKEY CREEK BRANCH: Ages 0-3: Caitlyn Aucoin. Ages 4-7: Thomas Aucoin. Ages 8-11: Charlie Bowman. Ages 12-17: Presleigh King. The kids at this branch read 550!

VILLE PLATTE MAIN: Ages 0-3: Emerick Ortego. Ages 4-7: Aidan Davis. Ages 8-11: Ashton Duos. Ages 12-17: Sean Bowen. The kids at the main library read 1,070 books!

FINE FREE MONTH continues to August 31st at the main library and all branches around the parish.Early Notices: BOOKFEST is slated for Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the main library in Ville Platte. New hours are 8am – 1 pm. Authors, vendors, community information agencies, cooks, musicians, and anyone looking to promote or sell their goods are invited to participate. Please contact Suzy Lemoine for more information @ slemoine@evangelinelibrary.org or call the main library at 337-363-1369. Signup sheets are available at the main library and at all branches. Friends of the Library are planning their HUGE used book sale now!

For more information about library programs and services, please call 363-1369, the branch nearest you, or visit our Facebook page or websitewww.evangelinelibrary.org. Thank you for supporting your library; libraries change lives!

Our Summer Reading TOP READERS will be recognized throughout this week at the main library and the branches! Each branch manager is customizing their wrap up programs. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to see pictures.

We love starting our week off with our Monday afternoon conversational French program, “Allons Parler en Français.  It’s a free program on Monday afternoons at 3:30 pm at the main library with volunteer Jackie Miller. The kids will be put on hold for the time being. Keep an eye on our website for updates.

The second to last Financial Boot Camp is this Tuesday, 8/6/2019 @ 6 pm at the main library in Ville Platte.  The last class is August 13th. We are proud to be supporters of this valuable program.

Our Wednesday pre-teen/teen “Just Craftin Around” club will be meeting at 4pm with staff member Tina Davis!  New members are always welcomed.

FINE FREE MONTH continues to August 31st at the main library and all branches around the parish.

Early Notices:  BOOKFEST is slated for Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the main library in Ville Platte. New hours are 8am – 1 pm. Authors, vendors, community information agencies, cooks, musicians, and anyone looking to promote or sell their goods are invited to participate. Please contact Suzy Lemoine for more information @ slemoine@evangelinelibrary.org or call the main library at 337-363-1369. Signup sheets are available at the main library and at all branches. Friends of the Library are planning their HUGE used book sale now!

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 Summer Reading top readers will be recognized throughout this week at the main library and the branches! Each branch manager is customizing their wrap up programs. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to see pictures from the main library and the branches. We are so thankful to our sponsors, so once again we say THANK YOU to  Cabot Corporation, Bon Aimee’ Insurance & Real Estate Services, Basile State Bank, Vidrine’s Ace Hardware, Mercy Regional Medical Center and Friends of the Library – OurChampions of the great Literacy movement!

Oui, our Monday afternoon conversational French program, “Allons Parler en Français, continues this week!Join in at 3:30 pm at the main library with volunteer Jackie Miller. It is free and open to anyone who would like to sip a cup of hot coffee and converse or listen in. Also at 3:30, the kids will meet in the Children’s Room with staff member Irene Nichols for “Something French!”  Please share! 

The Financial Boot Camp  RESUMES this Tuesday, 7/29/19 @ 6 pm at the main library in Ville Platte.  

The Mystery Book Club will meet July 31st at 10:30 am in the multipurpose room of the main library. New members are always welcomed. 

Our Wednesday pre-teen/teen “Books & Beyond” club will be meeting at 4pm with staff member Tina Davis to watch a movie!  New members are always welcomed.

FINE FREE MONTH begins August 1st at the main library and all branches around the parish.

Early Notices:  BOOKFEST is slated for Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the main library in Ville Platte. New hours are 8am – 1 pm. Authors, vendors, community information agencies, cooks, musicians, and anyone looking to promote or sell their goods are invited to participate. Please contact Suzy Lemoine for more information @ slemoine@evangelinelibrary.org or call the main library at 337-363-1369. Signup sheets are available at the main library and at all branches. Friends of the Library are planning their HUGE used book sale now!

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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Upcoming Events

Sep
16
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 16 @ 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.[...]
Sep
17
Tue
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
5:29 pm Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Sep 17 @ 5:29 pm – 6:29 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.)
Sep
18
Wed
10:30 am Mystery Book Club meets Wed. August... @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Mystery Book Club meets Wed. August... @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Sep 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Mystery Book Club meets Wed. August 28th at the main library at 10:30 a.m. @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
The Mystery Book Club will meet Wednesday August 28th at the Main Library (Ville Platte) at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome.  The book for the month is “Nine Perfect Strangers” by  Liane Moriarty.
Sep
19
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
Sep
23
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 23 @ 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.[...]
Sep
24
Tue
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 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.
5:29 pm Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Sep 24 @ 5:29 pm – 6:29 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.)
Sep
26
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
Sep
30
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 30 @ 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
1
Tue
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Oct 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
5:29 pm Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Oct 1 @ 5:29 pm – 6:29 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
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
7
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Oct 7 @ 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.[...]