The library has recently partnered with Evangeline Community Action to support their once-a-week after school program for youth from grades K – 12. On two Thursdays a month Keishia Ford and Patricia Harris volunteer to offer enrichment programs that are fun and memorable that includes French conversation, crafts, and games! This is a wonderful outreach program for the library and could be a super gratifying volunteer opportunity for anyone who would like to give back to the community and help influence the kids in positive ways. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Carleen Bellard at 337-363-1306.

Weekly free and stimulating programs at main and our branches around the parish: on Mondays the Mamou branch library offers a program called Coffee with FriendsVille Platte main library offers a conversational French program called Allons Parler Français every Tuesday at 1 pm and Quilting with Friends is every Thursday @ 1 pm followed by Chess, Scrabble & Puzzles @ 4 pm.  These programs are free and available to anyone who wishes to join in.  

Early Notice for March: Linda Fontenot, owner of Fundamentally Structured 357 LLC, will host free workshops for various age groups on Saturday mornings to help young adults and adults learn how to start their own business. March 4th is for 6 & 7th graders; March 11th is for 8th – 11th graders; and March 18th is for adults. Contact Ms. Fontenot to learn more about how you can participate. Seating is limited. 337-534-6481.  

Save the date! We will host our annual LIBRARY FEST this year on Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 9 am to 1 pm on the grounds of the main library in Ville Platte.  We will be contacting authors, vendors, civic and social groups who would like to promote their goods! Please share this good news!  

You can always call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or send an email to [email protected] for more information.  Visit our main library and branch library Facebook pages or for all of the weekly, monthly and upcoming events and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.   

Remember to visit the Facebook page of your branch to see the many good things that are going on throughout the month.     

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