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Happy Fall, y’all! Don’t miss the opportunity to take family pictures in front of the “Fall” wall hanging in the lobby of the main library in Ville Platte.  

Upcoming library programs for October 2022: 

We have a new once-a-month program at the main library in Ville Platte for the kids!  On Wednesday, October 5th, our Brilliant Butterflies programs for young children will begin at 4 pm. Please share this good news and encourage kids to come by and be entertained! 

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 @ 10 am then Mamou branch @ 2 pm. 10/19/22 Turkey Creek branch @ 10 am then Pine Prairie branch a@ 2 pm. 10/20/22 Basile Branch @ 10 am then Chataignier branch @ 2p.  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.   

October 25-27, 2022, the main library and the Mamou branch library will host the annual Lawyers in Libraries again!  Attorney Allison Vidrine will be at the Ville Platte main library on Tuesday, October 25th from 11 am – 1 pm. On Wednesday, October 26th, Attorney Alex Chapman will be at the main library in Ville Platte from 11 am – 1 pm and in the Mamou area, 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 and the Mamou branch to book your free consult. 

 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: Here are some November 19th Library Fest updates:  New participants this week are: Antique Appraiser Michael Wynne, vendor / quilter Pat Fontenot, cook T’Nay with Ha U Want It , Evangeline Genealogical & Historical Society, Sisters on the Go – Breast Cancer Awareness, will sell handmade items. 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 Lakeishia Ford @ lford@evangelinelibrary.org. It’s still early, but we’ll begin promoting our participants now.  

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. 

The monthly Ville Platte main library Family Bingo event is tomorrow, Monday, September 26th, at 4 pm in the multipurpose room of the main library. Seating is limited so come early with your children. Staff member Keishia Ford has great prizes and fun is guaranteed!

Tuesday, September 27thth @ 2 pm, a Grief Support counselor will be at the main library. This is a free opportunity for anyone young or old who needs a shoulder to lean on. It is provided by Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care.

Wednesday, September 28th , the Mystery Book Club will meet at 10:30 am in the Genealogy Room (due to a training in the multipurpose room) to discuss their book, “Shattered: A Michael Bennett Thriller” by James Patterson. New members are always welcomed. Also, on Wednesday, September 28th at the main library in the multipurpose room, a “Patron Computer Training Workshop” will be offered free of charge! But spaces are limited and one must sign up for the workshop. 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. Because seating is limited, please sign up at the circulation desk in Ville Platte this Monday and Tuesday.

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 @ 10 am then Mamou branch @ 2 pm. 10/19/22 Turkey Creek branch @ 10 am then Pine Prairie branch a@ 2 pm. 10/20/22 Basile Branch @ 10 am then Chataignier branch @ 2p. 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. Additionally, the main library will host the annual Lawyers in Libraries again! Attorney Allison Vidrine will be at the Ville Platte main library on Tuesday, October 25th from 11 am – 1 pm. On Wednesday, October 26th, Attorney Alex Chapman will be at the main library in Ville Platte from 11 am – 1 pm and in the Mamou area, 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 and the Mamou branch to book your free consult.

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.

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.

LIBRARY BOARD OF CONTROL MEETING AGENDA

Thursday, September 15, 2022

12:00 p.m. at Ville Platte Main Branch

916 West Main Street, Ville Platte, Louisiana 70586

  1. Opening Business
  1. Call to Order, Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval/Amendment of Agenda
  4. Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting
  5. Public Comments on Agenda Items
  1. Old Business
  2. Basile Project Discussion
  3. Ville Platte Project Discussion
  1. New Business
  2. Approval to change the Board of Control meetings to Mondays at a time to be determined by the Board.
  3. Approval to amend credit card policy to show the revised service fee as “$.10 + 2.6% per transaction for credit cards only” in lieu of the flat rate of $.50 as stated now.
  4. Approval of the change in the pay scale to add a category labeled Circulation Manager.
  5. Approval of the formation of a Capital Project Fund committee and appointment of members.
  6. Approval of Amy King’s transition from Interim Branch Manager to Branch Manager of Turkey Creek, Step 8, 32 hours per week, with a rate of pay of $12.10 per hour, effective at the beginning of the next pay period. Recognize Amy King’s $500.00 Scholarship award from LSW for her Library Staff Certification.
  7. Approval of the promotion of Mrs. Emily Fontenot to Circulation Manager, Step 19, 40 hours per week, with a rate of pay of $15.85 per hour, effective at the beginning of the next pay period.
  8. Approval of the promotion of Mrs. Janice Fontenot to Branch Manager of Chataignier, Step 12, 40 hours per week, with a rate of pay of $13.10 per hour, effective at the beginning of the next pay period.
  9. Approval of the promotion of Mrs. Lisa Godeaux to Assistant Branch Manager of Chataignier, Step 9, 32 hours per week, with a rate of pay of $11.35 per hour, effective at the beginning of the next pay period.
  10. Ratification of the emergency hire of Mrs. LaJuana Kaye Cardenas as Library Assistant, Step 1, 20 hours per week, with a rate of pay of $9.35 per hour
  11. Approval of the Board to reopen the job search for a new director and set a timeline and salary range.
  12. Reports
  13. Team Status Report
  14. Financial Report
  15. Facilities Report
  16. Outreach Report

Adjournment      

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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