Guest Speaker is  Mr. Jim Bradshaw who  will be speaking on the topic of: The Many Cultures of South Louisiana.
Mr. Bradshaw is a journalist with an abiding interest in Local history.  He was raised in Lake Charles, LA where he created his first neighborhood newspaper when he was only 10 years old.  He graduated from J.A. Landry Memorial High School and then the University of Southwestern Louisiana where he majored in English and journalism with a minor in history.
He has spent most of his career engaged in journalism in Lafayette. He worked for the Morning Star, Acadian Profile, Opelousas Daily World, but most of his career was with the Daily Advertiser. Since retiring with the Advertiser in 2008, he continues to write popular C’est Vrais column for syndication. New members are welcomed to attend. 

The Main Library and the branches currently open will close at 2 pm today, January 6th, due to rapidly changing weather conditions.  The Chataignier Branch, which normally is open from 2 pm to 5 pm on weekdays, will NOT be open this afternoon.

The Main Library may not have Saturday hours tomorrow morning Jan. 7th, depending on weather conditions.

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Upcoming Events

Feb
22
Wed
10:30 am Mystery Book Club meets Feb. 22n... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Mystery Book Club meets Feb. 22n... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Mystery Book Club meets Wednesday Feb. 22nd at 10:30 am at the main library (Ville Platte).  The book of the month is “Tell No One” by Harlan Cobin.
Feb
27
Mon
all-day Mamou Branch Library closed for ... @ Mamou Branch Library
Mamou Branch Library closed for ... @ Mamou Branch Library
Feb 27 all-day
The Mamou Branch Library will be closed all day Monday Feb. 27th for Lundi Gras.
Feb
28
Tue
all-day Library closed for Mardi Gras @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library closed for Mardi Gras @ Evangeline Parish Library
Feb 28 all-day
The Main Library and all branches will be closed all day Tues. Feb. 28th for Mardi Gras.
Mar
21
Tue
4:00 pm Library Board of Control meeting... @ Mamou Branch Library
Library Board of Control meeting... @ Mamou Branch Library
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Library Board of Control will meet Tuesday March 21st at 4 pm at the Mamou Branch Library.  Everybody is welcome.
Mar
29
Wed
10:30 am Mystery Book Club meets March 29th @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Mystery Book Club meets March 29th @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Mystery Book Club meets Wednesday March 29th at 10:30 am at the main library (Ville Platte).  The book for the month is “The Other Widow” by Susan Crawford.  Everybody is welcome.
Apr
14
Fri
all-day Library is closed for Good Friday @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library is closed for Good Friday @ Evangeline Parish Library
Apr 14 all-day
The Main Library and all branches will be closed all day Friday April 14th in observance of Good Friday.
Apr
15
Sat
all-day No Saturday hours April 15th @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
No Saturday hours April 15th @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Apr 15 all-day
The main library will have no Saturday hours on April 15th due to the Easter weekend.
Apr
26
Wed
all-day Library closed to the public for... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library closed to the public for... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Apr 26 all-day
The main library and all branches will be closed to the public on Wed. April 26th all day so that staff can attend workshops at the main library.
May
16
Tue
4:00 pm Library Board of Control meets M... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Library Board of Control meets M... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Library Board of Control will meet Tuesday May 16th at 4 pm at the Main Library (Ville Platte).  Everybody is welcome.