We continue to salute our Veterans for the sacrifices that they made to allow us the FREEDOMS that we are able to enjoy today!

This Tuesday, November 14th, the mail library will again host a FREE Medicare Information Seminar from 9:30 am to Noon. Please share this good news. Beginning on Monday, November 20th, the main library and its branches around the parish will participate in the “Keep Louisiana Beautiful” campaign by making litter clean up supplies readily available for check out. With your library card, you will be able to check out a cleanup kit which includes a safety vest, grabber, 2 trash bags, and instructions on how to conduct your cleanup for a period of one week.  This program provides the perfect opportunity for students to get service hours for school; Brownie or Girl Scout troops to earn a badge; or small homeschool groups, youth groups to care for their neighborhood. This program is for adults too! Keep Louisiana Beautiful is an anti?litter and community improvement non-profit organization focused on achieving a clean and beautiful Louisiana through education, enforcement, public awareness, and community engagement. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is affiliated with Keep America Beautiful and is comprised of a statewide network of 44 Community Affiliates and 10 University Affiliates. Learn more at www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org.

Early notices: (1) The Fall Library Fest is slated for Saturday, December 9th. Contact Keishia Ford for more information. The deadline to sign up is November 30, 2023. This is a FREE, family fun event! Look who’s coming already: AUTHORS: Rhonda Brasseaux, Linda Fontenot, Jessica Deen Norris, Darisa La Belle Griffith Ricks, Julie Beth Davis, Christopher Fontenot, Jasonnaye Wilson. VENDOR/ARTISTS:  Sleepy Parrot Charles Fontenot, Belinda Williams, Jalaina Freeman & Adrienne Griffith, Katelyn Beaubouef.  COOK: Sarah Butler. INFORMATION: Save Our Community Kid Adventure Camps. FUNDRAISER: Jane & Roland Vidrine. (2) The Evangeline Parish Library Board of Control will meet on Monday, November 27th, at 3 pm for training by state librarian Meg Placke. Its regular board meeting will follow.

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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