We’ll begin this last week of March on Monday, 25th, with another fun “Chair Exercise” session at 10:30 am at the main library. In Mamou, a big Easter Egg Hunt is being planed for Monday afternoon @ 2 pm! Please share this good news!

Our big news this week is the ribbon cutting event on Tuesday, March 26th at 11 am at the main library in Ville Platte when Healthy Start, a branch of the Family Tree, will introduce their community Nurturing Nook for new moms in Ville Platte and surrounding areas! Please come to the ribbon cutting to discover the wonderful products that will be available for new moms in need of baby items even when stores and  the library are closed! Sponsors for this program are Steel Magnolias of Louisiana and Rotary International.

Stay for the afternoon to enjoy our weekly French Talk, Coffee Chat, and Grief Counseling which will follow. Then on Wednesday, March 27the Mystery Book Club will meet @ 10:30 am to discuss their book and choose a new one. New members are always welcomed. The main library and all branches will be closed on March 29th and 30th to celebrate Easter.

Get ready for a new program at the main library that will encourage kids and adults to learn about planting vegetables and flowers! Staff member Madeleine has set up a “Seed Library” using an old card catalogue cabinet. It will house a variety of seeds donated by seed companies. We will partner with LSU Ag and Evangeline Soil and Water Conservation and over the next few months and offer educational workshops! Keep an eye out for updates. We anticipate offering this program to anyone with a valid library card in early April.

Reminder: This year all of the libraries around the state are required to implement new policies

EARLY NOTICE: Our Spring Library Fest is slated for Saturday, May 4, 2024. Please The deadline for submitting vendor participation forms for all types of participants is April 19, 2024. Contact Keishia Ford or any employee of the library for more information. This is a FREE family fun event and is a way for the Library to say Thank You to its patrons and to show support for local cooks, artists, performers, authors and civic organizations!

Visit the Facebook page of your favorite library branch to see information about programs unique to them. Also, visit our website www.evangelinelibrary.org for updates. You can always call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or send an email to [email protected] for more information and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine.

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