This Thursday, February 2nd, we will offer our monthly FREE Computer Tutor opportunity at each branch. Take note of the dates and times and share with anyone who may need some one-on-one help with their cell phone, notebook, Ebook reader, etc. Remember to call your branch of choice to make an appointment.  Tobin DeVille with DeVille Training Connection will be at the main library in Ville Platte at 9am; Turkey Creek branch @ 10:30 am; Pine Prairie branch @ 12 noon; Mamou branch @ 1:30 pm; Basile branch @3 pm and Chataignier branch @ 4:30 pm. Walk-ins are welcomed if time allows.  

New at the Ville Platte main library is a weekly Chess Club in the multipurpose room on Thursdays @ 4 pm. Staff member Matthew Hebert will be available to play Chess with anyone who is interested in the learning or just playing the game. We are hoping to develop a club with many players who will meet regularly to compete. Please share this good news! The first game gathering is Thursday, February 2nd @ 4 pm. Please get the word out.  

Ville Platte main will host a Brillant Butterflies painting craft program on Wednesday, February 1st @ 4pm. This program fills up quickly so call Keishia Ford to reserve your spot.  

The Mamou branch library now offers an Adult Bingo game the first Wednesday of each month at 10 am.  This month it is slated for February 1st. Please get the word out, The prizes are great! 

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

We’d like to extend a “Thank You” to Mr. J.C. Webb of Crowley who took the time to mail an artifact that he came across recently about the first Ville Platte Jaycee Fishing Rodeo & Outboard Boat Races that took place at Chicot State Park on the weekend of July 3-4, 1966! It’s a fine addition to our Vertical Files as it identifies many of the vendors of days gone by such as Starlite Roll-A-Rena, Bruce’s 5 & 10 Cents Store, Lasalle Style Shop, and Evangeline Furniture Company to name a few. It is available at the main library in Ville Platte to anyone who wants to see it in person. 

For more information 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.  

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