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Happy, happy Father’s Day wishes from the staff and library board members! Summer Reading performers continue to bring joy to the folks of Evangeline Parish! This week on Tuesday through Thursday, June 21st, 22nd & 23rd , folks can enjoy the unique talents of a VENTRILOQUIST!  Her name is Donna Lavergne and her program is called Donna & Pals! She will perform at the Turkey Creek branch library on Tuesday @ 10 am then at the Chataignier branch library @ 2 pm. On Wednesday she will be at the Pine Prairie branch library @ 10 am then the Mamou branch @ 2 pm. On Thursday she will perform at the Basile branch library @ 10 am and then at the Ville Platte main library @ 2 pm offering families multiple opportunities to enjoy her and unique entertainment.  Don’t forget to register for the reading programs that are unique to each branch library that reward kids with prizes for books, Ebooks, and audiobooks that they check out and enjoy! We have a program for the adults too! Just ask!

Here are the dates for our other JUNE performers. Note: Summer Reading Program calendars are now posted on our website and available for pick up at all main and all branches. Here’s a quick posting: June 28, 29, 30th:  HONEY DO PETTING ZOO. Thank you to our sponsors for helping us make this the best summer ever! Friends of the Library, State Farm Eric Gil, Bon Aimee’ Insurance & Appraisal Services, Lakeview Park & Beach, Healthworks Rehab, Basile State Bank, Lyons Market, Paul’s Meat Market, Vidrine Ace Hardware, Adrion’s Funeral Homes, Buller Family Dentistry, JD Bank, Peter Strawitz Edward Jones, Reed’s Pharmacy, Investar Bank & Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau. 

Please drop by the main library in Ville Platte to take a picture of your children, friends and family in front of the captivating and colorful Ocean backdrop and visit the Facebook pages for the main library and all branches to see pictures of all of the wonderful events!

CLOSURE NOTICE: In observance of the federal holiday, Juneteenth, the main library and all branches will be closed on Monday, June 20th.

NEW: The last Tuesday of each month the main library in Ville Platte will host a GRIEF COUNSELING opportunity at 2 pm for anyone in need. This counseling will be free of charge and will be offered by the Louisiana Hospice & Palliative Care. The counselor is Delilah Elmore.  The first session is June 28, 2022 AT 2 pm in the Genealogy Room on a first come first serve basis.

For more information call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or email evangeline_parish@yahoo.com. 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.

This week the Summer Reading program plans at the main library and all branches will change as Mr. Villegas had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.  So, each library will design a program that fits the needs of their communities. Please touch base with your library of choice to learn more about programming: Tuesday, June 14th, Turkey Creek branch library @ 10 am the Chataignier branch library @ 2 pm; June 15th, Wednesday, at the Pine Prairie branch library @ 10 am and the Mamou branch @ 2 pm; and, June 16th , Thursday, the Basile branch library @ 10 am at the Ville Platte main library @ 2. Don’t forget to register for the reading programs that are unique to each branch library that reward kids with prizes for books, Ebooks, and audiobooks that they check out and enjoy! We have a program for the adults too! Just ask!

Here are the dates for our other JUNE performers. Note: Summer Reading Program calendars are now posted on our website and available for pick up at all main and all branches. Here’s a quick posting:  June 21, 22, 23rd:  VENTRILOQUIST DONNA & PALS, June 28, 29, 30th:  HONEY DO PETTING ZOO. Thank you to our sponsors for helping us make  this the best summer ever! Friends of the Library, State Farm Eric Gil, Bon Aimee’ Insurance & Appraisal Services, Lakeview Park & Beach, Healthworks Rehab, Basile State Bank, Lyons Market, Paul’s Meat Market, Vidrine Ace Hardware, Adrion’s Funeral Homes, Buller Family Dentistry, JD Bank, Peter Strawitz Edward Jones, Reed’s Pharmacy, Investar Bank & Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau. 

Please drop by the main library in Ville Platte to take a picture of your children, friends and family in front of the captivating and colorful Ocean backdrop!

 Ville Platte main library will host Medicare Seminars on Tuesday, June 14th from 1 – 4 pm and also on Wednesday, June 15th from 11 am – 2 pm. These informational seminars are free to the public.

 Note to our Quilters: The group will now meet at 10 am on Thursday mornings due to Summer Reading programs. 

 CLOSURE NOTICE: In observance of the federal holiday, Juneteenth, the main library will be closed Saturday, June 18th and the main library and all branch libraries will be closed on Monday, June 20th.

For more information call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or email evangeline_parish@yahoo.com. Visit our main library and branch library Facebook pages or www.evangelinelibrary.org for all upcoming events and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.

Summer Reading all over Evangeline Parish has begun! This week on Tuesday through Thursday, June 7th, 8th & 9th, you can enjoy the unique talents of Chatty the Mime from New Orleans!  Chatty the Mime has captivated audiences for years with her playful antics and whimsical routines. Skilled at object manipulation, she is best known for her juggling skills, especially with her trademark bowler hat. Chatty entertains all ages with juggling, clowning, mime, and magic. She will perform at the Turkey Creek branch library on Tuesday @ 10 am then at the Chataignier branch library @ 2 pm. On Wednesday she will be at the Pine Prairie branch library @ 10 am then the Mamou branch @ 2 pm. On Thursday she will perform at the Basile branch library @ 10 am and then at the Ville Platte main library @ 2 pm offering families multiple opportunities to see Chatty the Mime while she in Evangeline Parish! And, don’t forget to register for the reading programs that are unique to each branch library that reward kids with prizes for  books, ebooks, and audiobooks that they check out and enjoy! We have a program for the adults too! Just ask!

Here are the dates for our other JUNE performers. Note: Summer Reading Program calendars are now posted on our website and available for pick up at all main and all branches. Here’s a quick posting:  June 14, 15, 16th: NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLER PETER VILLEGAS, June 21, 22, 23rd:  VENTRILOQUIST DONNA & PALS, June 28, 29, 30th:  HONEY DO PETTING ZOO. Thank you to our sponsors for helping us make this the best summer ever! Friends of the Library, State Farm Eric Gil, Bon Aimee’ Insurance & Appraisal Services, Lakeview Park & Beach, Healthworks Rehab, Basile State Bank, Lyons Market, Paul’s Meat Market, Vidrine Ace Hardware, Adrion’s Funeral Homes, Buller Family Dentistry, JD Bank, Peter Strawitz Edward Jones, Reed’s Pharmacy, Investar Bank & Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau.  Please drop by the main library in Ville Platte to take a picture of your children, friends and family in front of the captivating and colorful Ocean backdrop!For more information call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or email evangeline_parish@yahoo.com. Visit our main library and branch library Facebook pages or www.evangelinelibrary.org for all upcoming events and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.

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