Whatever the year….. may we “Never Forget” the September 11th attacks, commonly known as 9/11, when four coordinated suicide terrorist attacks carried out by the militant Islamic extremist network al-Qaeda against the United States occurred.

The Library Board of Control will meet on Thursday, September 15th at noon. The public is invited to attend. 

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: The main library will host the annual Lawyers in Libraries again! This is a program that partners libraries and attorneys to bring free legal services and resources to the people of Louisiana. In conjunction with National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, the two attorneys who are scheduled for our library for one-on one 15 minute sessions to answer civil legal questions and provide further resources are Allison Vidrine on October 275h from 11 am to 1 pm and  Alex Chapman on October 26th from 11 am to 1 pm. There are sign-up sheets available now at the main library to book your free consult. The annual Louisiana Book Festival returns Saturday, October 29thThis is the 18th annual festival and will again be FREE and held in downtown Baton Rouge, at the Louisiana State Capitol, State Library of Louisiana, Capitol Park Museum, Capitol Park Event Center, and surrounding area. The Friday before the festival, October 28th, will also see the return of WordShops, a writing workshop with major authors as instructors. For more information visitwww.LouisianaBookFestival.org.

Here are some 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: Author Dixie Poche.  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: slemoine@evangelinelibrary.org or Keisha Ford lford@evangelinelibrary.org. It’s still early, but we are already promoting our participants.  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. Never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.

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