Venora Legaux, well known storyteller from Orleans Parish, will perform this week as follows: Tues. June 28th: Turkey Creek 10 a.m. and Ville Platte 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Wed. 29th: Pine Prairie 10 a.m. and Mamou Teen Center (behind Mamou Branch Library and Health Unit) 2 p.m.; and Thurs. 30th: Basile 10 a.m. and Chataignier Community Center (next to Chataignier Branch Library) at 3 p.m. Ms. Legaux’s performances are grant-funded and admission is FREE.
The Harvey Rabbit act will be in Turkey Creek Tuesday the 21st at 10 a.m., at Ville Platte the 21st at 2 p.m. (note: NO evening show); at Pine Prairie the 22nd at 10 a.m. and the Mamou Teen Center the 22nd at 2 p.m.; and at Basile the 23rd at 10 a.m. and the Chataignier Community Center the 23rd at 3 p.m.
Please note that the Ville Platte performance at 2 p.m. on the 21st will fill up quickly and we will probably have to turn people away. Families may want to consider attending the show on the 22nd at the Mamou Teen Center at 2 p.m. or the show on the 23rd at the Chataignier Community Center at 3 p.m.
This week it is Branch Manager’s Choice, and the Summer Reading Programs will vary from branch to branch. Please check with your local branch to confirm activities and times.
The staff at the Main Library would like to thank everybody who attended our programs last Tuesday for their wonderful patience and cooperation during the lockdown period last Tuesday afternoon and early evening.
With the permission of the police department, we are allowing access to the library during Ville Platte’s lockdown–the result of an incident in progress thereby. If the door is locked and you need to get in, please call 363-1369 and somebody will promptly assist you. Please use caution getting to the library and be aware that some streets nearby are blocked. Activity in the immediate vicinity of the library seems normal, but we are keeping the doors locked per police instructions.
If you can postpone your trip for a few hours, that would be best. We will post an announcement as soon as the lockdown is over.
In the meantime, the 2 p.m. children’s program is in progress, and the program for 6 p.m. tonight is still planned to go on as scheduled. If that has to be changed, we will post an announcement here and also notify the public through KVPI.
Please call us at 363-1369 if you have any questions about library operations today. The branches are not affected by the lockdown, only the main library (242 W. Main St., Ville Platte).
The program today at 2 p.m. in the Main Library is in progress, and everybody seems to be having a great time. It is full. Patrons are welcome to come to the 6 p.m. program tonight. The ventriloquist Donna Lavergne is doing a terrific job.
Donna will perform tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Pine Prairie and 2 p.m. in Mamou (Teen Center). She will perform Thurs. at 10 a.m. in Basile and 3 p.m. in Chataignier (Community Center). All performances are FREE to the public and are sponsored through a grant from Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding, as administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts.