Summer Reading all over Evangeline Parish has begun! This week on Tuesday through Thursday, June 7th, 8th & 9th, you can enjoy the unique talents of Chatty the Mime from New Orleans!  Chatty the Mime has captivated audiences for years with her playful antics and whimsical routines. Skilled at object manipulation, she is best known for her juggling skills, especially with her trademark bowler hat. Chatty entertains all ages with juggling, clowning, mime, and magic. She will perform at the Turkey Creek branch library on Tuesday @ 10 am then at the Chataignier branch library @ 2 pm. On Wednesday she will be at the Pine Prairie branch library @ 10 am then the Mamou branch @ 2 pm. On Thursday she will perform at the Basile branch library @ 10 am and then at the Ville Platte main library @ 2 pm offering families multiple opportunities to see Chatty the Mime while she in Evangeline Parish! And, don’t forget to register for the reading programs that are unique to each branch library that reward kids with prizes for  books, ebooks, and audiobooks that they check out and enjoy! We have a program for the adults too! Just ask!

Here are the dates for our other JUNE performers. Note: Summer Reading Program calendars are now posted on our website and available for pick up at all main and all branches. Here’s a quick posting:  June 14, 15, 16th: NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLER PETER VILLEGAS, June 21, 22, 23rd:  VENTRILOQUIST DONNA & PALS, June 28, 29, 30th:  HONEY DO PETTING ZOO. Thank you to our sponsors for helping us make this the best summer ever! Friends of the Library, State Farm Eric Gil, Bon Aimee’ Insurance & Appraisal Services, Lakeview Park & Beach, Healthworks Rehab, Basile State Bank, Lyons Market, Paul’s Meat Market, Vidrine Ace Hardware, Adrion’s Funeral Homes, Buller Family Dentistry, JD Bank, Peter Strawitz Edward Jones, Reed’s Pharmacy, Investar Bank & Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau.  Please drop by the main library in Ville Platte to take a picture of your children, friends and family in front of the captivating and colorful Ocean backdrop!For more information call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or email evangeline_parish@yahoo.com. Visit our main library and branch library Facebook pages or www.evangelinelibrary.org for all upcoming events and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.

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