The Evangeline Parish Library Board of Control meeting, originally scheduled for Monday July 21st, has been rescheduled for Monday July 28th.  The meeting is at 4 p.m. on the 28th at the current main library (242 W. Main St., Ville Platte).  An agenda will be posted at the main library no later than Thurs. July 24th.

The meeting is open to the public, and public attendance and comments are welcomed and encouraged.  Refreshments will be served.

July 15 through 17 the Library will feature Managers’ Programs.  On Tues. July 15 at 10 a.m. Turkey Creek Branch will have Chantel Johnson with Soil and Conservation presenting a demonstration.  At 2 p.m. the Main Library (Ville Platte) will feature a craft activity and Emily Mixon with the Growing Up Fit Program.  At 6 p.m. the Main Library will have another craft activity.

On Wed. July 16th at 10 a.m. the Pine Prairie Branch will have Chantel Johnson with Soil and Conservation presenting a demonstration.  At 2 p.m. the Mamou Branch will have a special craft, peanut butter pine cones.

On Thurs. July 17th at 10 a.m. the Basile Branch will feature local beauty queens reading to the audience, plus a craft activity.  At 3 p.m. the Chataignier Branch will have craft and storytime.

All activities are FREE.  Everybody is welcome to attend.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about any of the programs, please call the branch where it will be featured.

Matthew Noel, professional yo yo artist, performs this week!  Events are as follows: Tuesday July 8 at Turkey Creek Library at 10 a.m. and at Ville Platte Northside Civic Center at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday July 9th at Pine Prairie Library at 10 a.m. and at Mamou Teen Center at 2 p.m.; Thursday July 10th at Basile Library at 10 a.m. and Chataignier Village Hall at 3 p.m.

In honor of Matthew’s performance, the Library, with funding assistance from the Friends of the Library, added yo yos to the available prizes in the treasure chests at each library branch and the main library.  They are available while supplies last.  To get one, complete your 10 book reading log and turn it in at the branch where you are registered.

 

The main library and all branches will be closed Friday July 4th.  In addition, there will be no Saturday hours on July 5th at the main library (the one library site that is open on Saturday).

As always, the whole library system is closed on Sunday.

The main library and branches will be open at their regularly scheduled times on Monday July 7th.

The Hampstead Stage Company from New Hampshire will perform June 24th, 25th, and 26th!  They are doing TWO DIFFERENT SHOWS,  “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Legend of King Arthur.”  Here’s the schedule for the two shows:

Alice in Wonderland:

  • Turkey Creek Library June 24th at 10 a.m. ,
  • Ville Platte High School auditorium June 24th at 2 p.m.,
  • Pine Prairie Library June 25th at 10 a.m.,
  • Basile Library June 26th at 10 a.m., and
  • Chataignier Village Hall June 26th at 3 p.m.

The Legend of King Arthur:

  • Ville Platte old main library June 24th at 6 p.m.
  • Mamou Teen Center June 25th at 2 p.m.

Everybody is very welcome to attend shows at any of the locations!  Admission is FREE!  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  For some locations space and parking are limited; please arrive early.

All performance locations and performances are handicapped accessible, except for the Ville Platte old main library.

The Hampstead Stage Company performances are funded through a grant from Decentralized Arts Funding as administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

To learn more about the Hampstead Stage Company, please click on the “Fizz Boom Read Summer Reading Program 2014″ icon on this page.  It will take you to much more information about all the great activities this summer!  You may also call for more information: (337) 363-1369 (main library) or contact the library branch nearest you.

 

 

 

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The Hampstead Stage Company from New Hampshire will perform June 24th, 25th, and 26th!  They are doing TWO DIFFERENT SHOWS,  "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Legend of King Arthur."  Here's the schedule for the two[...]
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Aug 30 @ 12:00 am – Sep 1 @ 11:45 pm
The Evangeline Parish Library will be closed Saturday August 30th through Monday September 1st for the Labor Day weekend.
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12:00 am Main Library closed for relocation
Main Library closed for relocation
Sep 4 @ 12:00 am – Sep 21 @ 11:45 pm
The main library will be closed Thursday Sept. 4th through Sunday Sept. 21st for relocation.  Branch libraries will remain open.
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all-day New Main Library reopens (tentat...
New Main Library reopens (tentat...
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The new main library will have a “soft” opening on Monday morning Sept. 22nd.
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9:00 am Grand opening/dedication ceremony
Grand opening/dedication ceremony
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The new main library will have a formal grand opening/dedication ceremony from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday Sept. 26th.  This will include a special flag-raising ceremony. Everybody is very welcome.
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Family and Friends morning at ne...
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Friends of the Library will sponsor a special “Family and Friends” morning at the new main library, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday Sept. 27th.  Everybody is invited!

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