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A new enrichment opportunity at the main library in Ville Platte hosted by Linda Fontenot, owner of Fundamentally Structured 357 LLC, occurred last Saturday morning for 6 & 7th graders about how to start their own business. The next meetings are set for March 11th for 8th – 11th graders and March 18th for adults. Contact Mrs. Fontenot to learn more about how you can participate. Seating is limited. 337-534-6481. 

Computer Tutor information: We will not host this opportunity in March but will begin a monthly schedule as follows (second Tuesday of each month at each branch around the parish): April 11th, May 9th, June 13th , July 11th, August 8th, September 12th, October 10th, November 14th and December 12, 2023.  


On March 8th @ 4 pm, the main library will host a “Kid’s Painting Event”! Please call Keishia Ford @ 337-363-1369 to reserve your spot.   Also, for the whole month of March at the main library, we are hosting an Easter Reading Contest for the kids. The more books one checks out the more chances they will have to win a cool PRIZE! Drop by the library for details. 

The library recently partnered with Evangeline Community Action to support their once-a-week after school program for youth from grades K – 12. On two Thursdays a month staff members Keishia Ford and Patricia Harris volunteer to offer enrichment programs that are fun and memorable that includes French conversation, crafts, and games! This is a wonderful outreach program for the library and could be a super gratifying volunteer opportunity for anyone who would like to give back to the community and help influence the kids in positive ways. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Carleen Bellard at 337-363-1306. 

Here are a few weekly free and stimulating programs that occur at the main library and our branches around the parish: on Mondays the Mamou branch library offers a program called Coffee with FriendsVille Platte main library offers a conversational French program called Allons Parler Français every Tuesday at 1 pm and Quilting with Friends is every Thursday @ 1 pm followed by Chess, Scrabble & Puzzles @ 4 pm.  Pine Prairie branch offers “Cajun French” on Fridays @ 9:30 am and puzzle making any day and any time. These programs are free and available to anyone who wishes to join in.  Remember to visit the Facebook page of your branch to see the many good things that are going on throughout the month.      

Save the date! We will host our annual LIBRARY FEST this year on Saturday, May 20, 2023from 9 am to 1 pm on the grounds of the main library in Ville Platte for authors, vendors, civic and social groups who would like to promote their goods! Please share this good news!   

You can always call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or send an email to [email protected] 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.  

The library has recently partnered with Evangeline Community Action to support their once-a-week after school program for youth from grades K – 12. On two Thursdays a month Keishia Ford and Patricia Harris volunteer to offer enrichment programs that are fun and memorable that includes French conversation, crafts, and games! This is a wonderful outreach program for the library and could be a super gratifying volunteer opportunity for anyone who would like to give back to the community and help influence the kids in positive ways. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Carleen Bellard at 337-363-1306.

Weekly free and stimulating programs at main and our branches around the parish: on Mondays the Mamou branch library offers a program called Coffee with FriendsVille Platte main library offers a conversational French program called Allons Parler Français every Tuesday at 1 pm and Quilting with Friends is every Thursday @ 1 pm followed by Chess, Scrabble & Puzzles @ 4 pm.  These programs are free and available to anyone who wishes to join in.  

Early Notice for March: Linda Fontenot, owner of Fundamentally Structured 357 LLC, will host free workshops for various age groups on Saturday mornings to help young adults and adults learn how to start their own business. March 4th is for 6 & 7th graders; March 11th is for 8th – 11th graders; and March 18th is for adults. Contact Ms. Fontenot to learn more about how you can participate. Seating is limited. 337-534-6481.  

Save the date! We will host our annual LIBRARY FEST this year on Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 9 am to 1 pm on the grounds of the main library in Ville Platte.  We will be contacting authors, vendors, civic and social groups who would like to promote their goods! Please share this good news!  

You can always call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or send an email to [email protected] 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.   

Remember to visit the Facebook page of your branch to see the many good things that are going on throughout the month.     

Save the date! We will host our annual LIBRARY FEST this year on Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 9 am to 1 pm on the grounds of the main library in Ville Platte.  We will be contacting authors, vendors, civic and social groups who would like to promote their goods!. Details will be shared soon. Please share this good news!  

The Board of Control and staff from around the parish wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day this Tuesday and a memorable Mardi Gras celebration next week. To celebrate both, the main library has photo opportunities for friends and families with a Valentine Tree and Mardi Gras backdrop! Stop by to check them out!  

The new weekly Chess Club in the Ville Platte multipurpose room on Thursdays @ 4 pm will now include Scrabble and Puzzles! The next game gathering is Thursday, February 16th  @ 4 pm. Please get the word out.  

Weekly free and stimulating programs around the parish: on Mondays the Mamou branch library offers a program called Coffee with FriendsVille Platte main library offers a conversational French program called Allons Parler Français every Tuesday at 1 pm and Quilting with Friends happens on Thursdays @ 1 pm.  These programs are free and available to anyone who wishes to join in. 

Remember to visit the Facebook page of your branch to see the many good things that are going on throughout the month.    

Early Notice about Mardi Gras closures: The Mamou branch library will be closed on Monday, February 20th and Tuesday February 21st.  The main library and all branches will be closed only on Tuesday, February 21st.  Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, February 22nd.  

For more information call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or send an email to [email protected] 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.    

In recognition of Black History Month, the following mix of fiction and non-fiction books authored are ready to be checked out: “What We Found in Hallelujah” by Vanessa Miller; “Never Finished” by David Goggins; “Always & Forever” by Farrah Rochon; “The Prodigal son” by Kimberla Lawson Roby; “The Long Fall” by Walter Mosely; “Mercy” by Toni Morrison and a variety of biographies about Martin Luther King Jr.

Ville Platte main will host a Books and Beyond Craft Day on Wednesday, February 8th @ 4pm. This program fills up quickly so call Ms. Keishia Ford to reserve your spot. Leave a message if necessary.  

The new weekly Chess Club in the Ville Platte multipurpose room on Thursdays @ 4 pm will now include Scrabble and Puzzles! The next game gathering is Thursday, February 9th @ 4 pm. Please get the word out.  

Turkey Creek branch will offer a Valentine’s Day Craft on February 9th at 4pm! Hope To See You There! Spread The Word!

Weekly free and stimulating programs around the parish: on Mondays the Mamou branch library offers a program called Coffee with Friends. Ville Platte main library offers a conversational French program called Allons Parler Français every Tuesday at 1 pm and Quilting with Friends happens on Thursdays @ 1 pm.

Remember to visit the Facebook page of your branch to see the many good things that are going on throughout the month.  

Early Notice about Mardi Gras closures: The Mamou branch library will be closed on Monday, February 20th and Tuesday February 21st.  The main library and all branches will be closed only on Tuesday, February 21st.  Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, February 22nd.

For more information call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or send an email to [email protected] 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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