Our regular quarterly meeting will be held in the multipurpose room of the main library.  Summer reading has been a great success, especially the Friends’ sponsored Schoolhouse Safari!  The main topic of discussion at this meeting will be the upcoming annual BookFest and used books sale slated for Saturday, October 26,2019.

Please come and see what is planned and help with the planning. Ideas are always welcomed.

We are so happy that our Monday afternoon conversational French program, “Allons Parler en Français, is growing!! The public is invited to join in at 3:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room of the main library with volunteer Jackie Miller. It is open to anyone who would like to converse or just 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! 

Tuesday, July 9th, the Main library will host a Blood Drive with UNITED BLOOD SERVICES from 11 am – 3pm. Also, on the same afternoon our first class of a 5 week FINANCIAL EDUCATION BOOT CAMP sponsored by State Bank and Investar Bank will begin. This camp is FREE to the public but registration is required.  The dates are July 9, 16, 30 & Aug. 6 & 13th from 6:00 – 7:45 pm. Folks can register online at http://bit.ly/sbtivbc.

Summer Reading around the parish continues as a Managers Program week beginning on Tuesday, July 9th.  Please see our website to view our calendar of events as each library is doing something different.

Our Wednesday pre-teen/teen “Just Craftin’ Around” club will be meeting at 3:30 pm with staff member Tina Davis.  New members are always welcomed.

The Library Board of Control will meet Thursday, July 11th at noon at the Mamou Branch Library. The public is invited to attend.

Early Notices: The Friends of the Library will meet on Tuesday, July 16th at the main library at 4:30. Members are encouraged to attend and new folks are welcomed! Performer Geebo the Clown & Balloon Artist will be performing at main and all library branches the week of July 23rd. Please mark your calendars to attend the last Summer Reading performer!

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!

The main library and all branches will be closed Thursday, July 4th, 2019 to honor the sacrifices that were made for the FREEDOMS that we enjoy today!

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“Allons Parler en Français”! Don’t miss this Monday afternoon French program, 6/24/19 at 3:30 pm, especially because a representative from CODOFIL will be joining in! Marguerite Perkins will be sharing information about their Oui! Initiative – formerly called Franco Responsible/French-Friendly.This CODOFIL program was developed to identify and catalog Louisiana businesses that can offer services in French. They will meet in the Multipurpose Room of the Main library.  The kids will meet in the Children’s Room with staff member Irene Nichols also at 3:30 for “Something French!”  Please share! 

Tuesday begins another week of summer fun around the parish with our customized Managers Programs. Some branches will have the Evangeline Soil & Water Conservation rep., Chantel Johnson, and others will have a “surprise”! Schedule: Tuesday, June 25th at 10 am at the Turkey Creek Branch then at 2 pm only at Ville Platte Main. On Wednesday, June 26th at 10 am, they will be at the Pine Prairie Branch then at 2 pm at the Mamou Branch Library. On Thursday, June 27th at 10 am, they will be at Basile Branch Library and then at 2 new branch library in Chataignier. Please share!

We continue to thank our Summer Reading sponsors:  Cabot Corporation, Bon Aimee’ Insurance & Real Estate & Appraisal Services, Basile State Bank, Vidrine’s Ace Hardware, Mercy Regional Medical Center and Friends of the Library. 

Fine Free Month continues through June 28th.  Overdue fees will be waived and existing fines will be cut in half if the fine is attended to. Contact us if you have any questions

Our Wednesday our pre-teen/teen “Just Craftin Around” club will be meeting at 3:30 pm. New members are welcomed.

Early Notices: Tuesday, July 9th, the Main library will host a Blood Drive with United Blood Services from 11 am – 3pm. Also, on the same afternoon our first class of a 5 week FINANCIAL EDUCATION BOOT CAMP sponsored by State Bank and Investar Bank will begin. This camp is FREE to the public but registration is required.  The dates are July 9, 16, 30 & Aug. 6 & 13th from  6:00 – 7:45 pm. Folks can register online athttp://bit.ly/sbtivbc.

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

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Aug
22
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 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.
Aug
26
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Aug 26 @ 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.[...]
Aug
27
Tue
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Aug 27 @ 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
Aug 27 @ 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.)
Aug
28
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10:30 am Mystery Book Club meets Wed. August... @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Mystery Book Club meets Wed. August... @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Aug 28 @ 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.
4:00 pm Books & Beyond Youth Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Books & Beyond Youth Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Books & Beyond Youth Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Book Club for Ages 8-12 Book: Wonder  Author: R. J. Palacio
Aug
29
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Aug 29 @ 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
Aug 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.
Aug
31
Sat
all-day Labor Day Closings @ Evangeline Parish Library
Labor Day Closings @ Evangeline Parish Library
Aug 31 – Sep 2 all-day
Labor Day Closings @ Evangeline Parish Library
The Main Library (Ville Platte) will be close Saturday, August 31st. The main library (Ville Platte) and all branches are closed for Labor Day Monday Sept. 2nd.
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3
Tue
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 3 @ 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 3 @ 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
5
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Sep 5 @ 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 5 @ 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
9
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 9 @ 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
10
Tue
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Sep 10 @ 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 10 @ 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
12
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Sep 12 @ 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 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.