Good news to share! A few months ago we began the process of digitizing our collection of parish high school yearbooks through the OCI Yearbook Project facilitated by the Oklahoma Correctional Industries. We just received the digitized DVD’s along with the original yearbooks and we are thrilled with the results! Now we can offer patrons the ability to view yearbook pages online in the Main library or Mamou Branch library and print out particular pages. Drop by for details. We want to continue this project and are in need of MORE parish high school yearbooks. Here’s the list of schools and years that are digitized now. If you have a yearbook that is not listed, please consider loaning it to us to have it digitized then returned to you. BAYOU CHICOT YRS: 1956 & 1985. MAMOU HIGH YRS: 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1978, 1980, 1982 & 2010. PINE PRAIRIE HIGH YRS: 2002 & 2010. SACRED HEART HIGH YRS: 1977 & 1979. VILLE PLATTE HIGH: YRS: 1950-1968, 1970, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983 & 1998. Note: This service is FREE to public libraries for the years 1950-2018. Email slemoine@evangelinelibrary.com for more information. Our regular French, children’s and teen programing continues this week. See our webpage for details.
Early Notices and Updates: Tuesday, September 17th, the Main library will partner with State Bank to offer our SECOND full 5-week FINANCIAL EDUCATION BOOT CAMP. This camp is FREE to the public but registration is required. The dates are September 17, 24 and Oct. 1, 8 & 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm. Folks can call the main library @ 337-363-1369 to register.
BookFest confirmations!! The variety of COOKS so far who WILL Be at BOOKFEST on Saturday, October 26, 2019 are Café Evangeline – Jay Gielow, Ha U Want It – T’Nay Arvie, Chef Jesse Muse & Cajun Partie – Lisa Deshotel. They will be selling a wide variety of food items. Details will be posted in October. Please get the word out that anyone looking to promote or sell their goods are invited to participate. Deadline to get a spot is October 15th.

The Main library and all branches will be closed Monday, 9/2/2019, in recognition of the Labor Day Holiday. The Library Board of Directors and Staff around the parish extend a sincere “Happy Labor Day” celebration to all.

Tuesday & Thursday afternoon, Ms. Pat’s “Story Time with Crafts” continues  @ 3:30 pm for ages 2-15.  Her programs will be in either the Children’s Room or Multipurpose room. 

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

The Basile Branch library will host its first conversational French program called “Conversation De Cafe” on Tuesday, September 3rd at 9:00am. Please spread the word and bring your French speaking friends to help others learn and continue our Cajun heritage!
 

Early Notices and Updates: Tuesday, September 17th, the Main library will partner with State Bank to offer our SECOND full 5-week FINANCIAL EDUCATION BOOT CAMP. This camp is FREE to the public but registration is required.  The dates are September 17, 24 and Oct. 1, 8 & 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm. Folks can register online at http://bit.ly/sbtivbc\ or call the main library @ 337-363-1369. BookFest confirmations!! This is the first posting of the variety of  VENDORS so far  who WILL BE at  BOOKFEST on Saturday, October 26, 2019:  Pat Fontenot, Brecky Thomas, Evangeline Arts Council, Ginni Lawrence, Carol Doyle, Montes Estes, Jawaski O’Neal Frank, Cajun Partie, Janeva Batiste, Paula Deville. They will be selling a wide, wide variety of products and items. Details will be posted in October.  Please get the word out that authors, vendors, community information agencies, cooks, musicians, and anyone looking to promote or sell their goods are invited to participate. Deadline to get a spot is October 15th.

LABOR DAY CLOSURE NOTICE: THE MAIN LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY, 8/31/19. ON MONDAY, 9/2/19, THE MAIN LIBRARY AND ALL BRANCH LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSED IN HONOR OF OUR VETS!

Oui! The Ville Platte Main Library Monday afternoon conversational French program, “Allons Parler en Français, is growing! This week folks will have a chance to look at our collection of French books. This is a FREE opportunity for the public to speak or listen to this beautiful language. Join in at 3:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room of the main library.
And, Oui again! Exciting news to share! The Basile Branch library will host its first conversational French program called “Conversation De Cafe” on Tuesday, September 3rd at 9:00am. Please spread the word and bring your French speaking friends to help others learn and continue our Cajun heritage!
The Mystery Book Club will meet on August 28th at 10:30 to discuss their current book. New members are always welcomed
Our Wednesday pre-teen/teen Books & Beyond book 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 and Updates: BookFest confirmations!! This is the first posting of the variety of AUTHORS so far who WILL BE at BOOKFEST on Saturday, October 26, 2019: Mel LeCompte, Grace Sibley, Leon Gallow, Bill Nash, Royal Writers Guild of Cenla, Starla Jones, Janeva Wilson Batiste, Christopher Fontenot, Dwayne Gill, Berchman Richard, Trinette Thomas, Bill Sumeral, Donna Hankins, Jessica West!! Remember, 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!

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!

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Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
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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.)
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10:00 am Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
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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
Oct 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.
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26
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8:00 am Evangeline Parish Library Annual Bo... @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
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Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Evangeline Parish Library Annual BookFest @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
With the help of the Friends of the Library, we are going to make this Book Fest very festive! Book Fest was designed to offer our patrons an annual opportunity to purchase used or withdrawn[...]
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28
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3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Oct 28 @ 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
29
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9:00 am Conversation De Cafe @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Conversation De Cafe @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Conversation De Cafe @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
The Basile Branch library hosted its first conversational French program called “Conversation De Cafe” on every other Tuesday at 9:00 am. Please spread the word and bring your French speaking friends to help others learn[...]
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Oct 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.
5:00 pm Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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
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10:30 am Mystery Book Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Mystery Book Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Mystery Book Club @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
The Mystery Book Club will meet Wednesday October 30th at the Main Library (Ville Platte) at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome.  The book for the month is “The Sentence is Death” By Anthony Horowitz.  
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1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Oct 31 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
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3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Nov 4 @ 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.[...]