All public library branches in Evangeline Parish will be closed this Friday afternoon September 19th .  Branch staff will be attending a meeting at the new main library.  The branch libraries will reopen at their regularly scheduled dates and times next week.  The branches will be closed again on Friday morning Sept. 26th so that branch managers and staff can participate in the grand opening ceremony at the new main library in Ville Platte.  For more information, please call 363-1369 or the branch nearest you.

 

  • Monday, September 22: The new main library opens to the public.  Everybody welcome!
  • Friday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: The formal grand opening/dedication ceremony for the new library will be held.  This will include also a special flag raising ceremony.
  • Saturday, September 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  The Friends of the Library are sponsoring a special Family and Friends fun morning at the new library.

We will be announcing grand opening plans very soon, if the weather cooperates. In the meantime, the current library will be closed Sept. 4th through Sept. 21st. We hope to reopen at the new location on Monday Sept. 22nd and hold our formal grand opening/building dedication on the afternoon of Friday Sept. 26th. This will be followed Saturday morning (Sept. 27th) with special activities for the kids, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Here’s hoping that the weather cooperates with both the move and the grand opening!

While we are closed, the Mamou branch, our largest branch library, will function as the main library. The branch manager at Mamou is Angie Henry, and assistant manager is Gigi Guillory. The Mamou branch phone number is (337) 468-5750. We will try to keep all 5 branches running during the changeover. All five branches by the way just had their bandwidth more than tripled.

It has been a long journey–much longer than expected–but Patriot Contracting, the takeover contractor for the surety after the first contractor defaulted, has done a great job.

Chris Reedy is site superintendent for Patriot, a company out of Houston.  Many people have probably met him around Ville Platte in the past few months.  He is working very hard to get this project done.

Last week was a good one, with the building’s interior passing many inspections.  In addition, the library has begun the work of getting shelving set up.  This will take at least two weeks.  There are also many other steps to complete.

The shelving work is not part of the building contract.

There are still items to be done, both by Patriot and by library staff and other vendors.  But we are getting closer.

Special thanks to Mr. Kenneth O’Connor and his crew for making the courtyard look beautiful!

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Oct
27
Mon
10:00 am Internet 1 course, 2 hours Oct. ... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Internet 1 course, 2 hours Oct. ... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Take a 2 hour introduction to the Internet with this course, free to the public and sponsored by Evangeline Parish Library.  Space is limited to 15 students, adult students only, please.  Priority is given to[...]
1:00 pm Email 101 course, 2 hours Oct. 27th @ Evangeline Parish Library
Email 101 course, 2 hours Oct. 27th @ Evangeline Parish Library
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn all about email with this 2 hour course, free to the public and provided by the Evangeline Parish Library.  Space is limited to 15 students, adult students only, please.  Priority is given to registrants[...]
Oct
28
Tue
6:00 pm Nancy Duplechin on E Publishing ... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Nancy Duplechin on E Publishing ... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Local author Nancy Duplechin will discuss the process of EPublishing in this workshop, part of the Library’s “Talented Tuesdays” program.  Nancy has a background in radio also and is a wonderful speaker.  Come learn more[...]
Nov
3
Mon
10:00 am Internet 2 special two-hour clas... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Internet 2 special two-hour clas... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This two hour course is a follow-up to the Oct 27th Internet 1 course, but they can be taken separately.  Learn about the Internet in more detail with Internet 2, a two-hour class free to[...]
10:00 am Windows 8 two-hour course Nov. 3rd @ Evangeline Parish Library
Windows 8 two-hour course Nov. 3rd @ Evangeline Parish Library
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn about the sometimes-confusing Windows 8 with this two-hour course, free to the public and provided by the Evangeline Parish Library.  Space is limited to 15 students, adult students only, please.  Priority is given to[...]
Nov
10
Mon
10:00 am Computer Security two-hour class... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Computer Security two-hour class... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn more about computer security and keeping your vital information secure online.  This two-hour class is free to the public and provided by Evangeline Parish Library.  Space is limited to 15 students, adult students only,[...]
1:00 pm Computer Tutor two-hour session ... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Computer Tutor two-hour session ... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This is a special two-hour class where the students get special help with whatever issues they are encountering (but the instructor will NOT repair hardware, so don’t bring your malfunctioning device for diagnostics).  The session[...]
Nov
11
Tue
all-day Library closed for Veterans’ Day
Library closed for Veterans’ Day
Nov 11 all-day
It has been a long journey--much longer than expected--but Patriot Contracting, the takeover contractor for the surety after the first contractor defaulted, has done a great job. Chris Reedy is site superintendent for Patriot, a[...]

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