A free “Patron Computer Training Workshop” is set up for Wednesday, September 28th at the main library in Ville Platte. Times: The training will be provided by Tobin DeVille with DeVille Training Connection. Times: 10 am – Noon and the topic will be Introduction to Microsoft including the use of a mobile laptop. Then from 1 – 3 pm the topics are: Internet Safety & Understanding popular Apps. Seating is limited so sign up at the circulation desk in Ville Platte soon.

Facebook is the place to visit for all the current happenings at the main library and all branches. There are so many different programs going on at all of our branches with different dates and times, we encourage our patrons to visit the Facebook page of their favorite library to learn about the unique programs being offered!

Early Notice: October 18-20, 2022, we are bringing a scholar, Dr. Elista Istre, to the libraries to share her research about the namesake of our parish, Evangeline. Her program is titled, “Evangeline: The Myth and the Maiden”. Dates: 10/18/22 at Ville Platte main at 10 am then Mamou branch at 2 pm. 10/19/22 Turkey Creek branch at10 am then Pine Prairie branch at 2 pm. 10/20/22 Basile Branch at 10 am then Chataignier branch at 2pm. Her website is (www.BelleHeritage.com). This program is funded with a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The main library will host the annual Lawyers in Libraries again! We have a third attorney, Pamela Hall, who will be in the Mamou branch library on 10/27/22 from 11 am to 1 pm. There are sign-up sheets available now at the main library to book your free consult.

Here are some 11/19/22 Library Fest updates. We are happy to report that some authors and vendors are already booking their spots by returning their participant forms for our annual Library Fest slated for Saturday, November 19th! New participants this week: Artist / vendor Toni Lowrey with mixed media products and Vendor Adrienne Griffith selling bath bombs and more. This is a FREE outdoor event for our patrons to meet new authors and vendors, sample new Food Truck dishes, and to buy Friends of the Library books! Please get the word out that participant forms can be picked up at any library in the parish and by emailing Suzy Lemoine at slemoine@evangelinelibrary.org or Keishia Ford at lford@evangelinelibrary.org. It’s still early, but we’ll begin promoting our participants now. Looking for Food Trucks to sign up too!

You can always call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or email evangeline_parish@yahoo.com for more information. Visit our main library and branch library Facebook pages or www.evangelinelibrary.org 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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