The meeting will be held in the multipurpose room at the main library in Ville Platte. 

The guest speaker is Mr. Sidney Bellard who will be talking about his book:  A Cajun in France:Journeys to Assimilations: Travel with Pierre on his most unlikely voyages where he encounters the challenges of poverty … distinct cultures—Cajun, American and French. Here’s his bio:
Sidney P. Bellard has recently retired after an educational career of fifty years. He taught the subjects of European History, American History, civics, sociology, geography, English, French, and adult literacy. Administratively, he served as Director of Adult Education in St. Bernard Parish, and Vice Principal and counselor in a private school. Additionally, he served on state and national adult literacy boards and presented at state and national conventions on the topics of teaching problem adolescents and convention planning. His hobbies include reading, travel, writing, physical fitness, cycling, gardening, genealogy, cooking, and stained glass projects. Sidney now resides in Mandeville, La.

The minutes for the March 20th Library Board Search Committee meeting and the March 20th Library Board meeting are now posted on this site.  The next, and probably final, Search Committee meeting will be April 17th at 10 a.m. in the main library.  The next Library Board meeting will be May 15th at 1 p.m. in the main library.  Both are open to the public.

The Library Board Search Committee will meet at 3 p.m. on Tuesday March 20th at the main library, followed at 4 p.m. by a meeting of the Library Board of Control.  The agendas for both meetings are posted at the main library and branches, as well as on this website.  Also, minutes of previous meetings are posted on this website.  Look for Minutes and Agendas in the links on the right hand side of this page.

Both meetings are open to the public.

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Chatty the Mime performs twice at t... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
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Chatty the Mime performs at the main library (Ville Platte) on Tues. June 5th at 2 pm and 6 pm.  Both performances are free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an[...]
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Chatty the Mime has 6 pm show at ma... @ Evangeline Parish Main Library
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Chatty the Mime performs at the main library (Ville Platte) at 2 pm and again at 6 pm on Tues. June 5th.  The event is free to the public.  Children under 10 must be accompanied[...]
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Chatty the Mime performs at Mamou T... @ Mamou Teen Center
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