Happy New Year 2023

The library Board of Control and the staff send warm wishes to our patrons from all around the parish for a safe, healthy and memorable New Year’s Celebration!  We welcome 2023 with lots of plans already in the works! The main library and all branches will be closed on Monday, 1/2/202, to ring in the New Year! Normal schedules resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.  

The library Board of Control will meet on Monday, January 9, 2023 for their first meeting of the New Year at noon in the multipurpose room of the main library in Ville Platte. The public is invited to attend.

A brand new FREE service for our compute-challenged patrons will begin on Monday, January 9, 2023 with Tobin Deville, a Microsoft Certified Instructor. The tutoring will focus on software, settings, Windows operating systems, cleaning up computers, uninstalling bad applications, or speeding up browsers on the device or devices you bring in (laptop, Smart Phones, EReader tablets, etc). If you need this type of assistance make an appointment at any of the following locations: Chataignier branch library @ 9 – 10 am; Basile branch library @10:30 -11:30 am; Mamou branch library @ 12 – 1:00 pm; Pine Prairie branch library @ 1:30 – 2:30 pm; Turkey Creek branch library @ 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.; and Ville Platte main library @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Call your library of choice to book your appointment today!  Walk-ins are welcome based on availability. We plan on providing this service one day a month at all of the libraries around the parish. January is our trial month so please get the word out. 

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 Board of Control and the staff send warm wishes to our patrons from all around the parish for a safe, healthy and memorable Christmas Celebration! Merry Christmas to all! The main library and all branches will be closed Monday and Tuesday (12/26 & 27). All libraries will be open for business on Wednesday & Thursday (12/28 & 29) then closed on Friday & Saturday (12/ 30 & 31) and Monday, 1/2/2023 to ring in the New Year! Normal schedules resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.  

Fine Free month ends on 12/31/22 at the main library and all branches. Before then return any item in good condition to the main library or any branch and have all fines on the item (s).   We will also take 50% off existing fines and charges for lost/damaged items if the balance is paid in full during this period. Please share. 

A brand new FREE service for our compute-challenged patrons will begin on Monday, January 9, 2023 with Tobin Deville, a Microsoft Certified Instructor. The tutoring will focus on software, settings, Windows operating systems, cleaning up computers, uninstalling bad applications, or speeding up browsers on the device or devices you bring in (laptop, Smart Phones, Ereader tablets, etc). If you need this type of assistance make an appointment at any of the following locations: Chatagnier branch library @ 9 – 10 am; Basile branch library @10:30 -11:30 am; Mamou branch library @ 12 – 1:00 pm; Pine Prairie branch library @ 1:30 – 2:30 pm; Turkey Creek branch library @ 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.; and Ville Platte main library @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Call your library of choice to book your appointment today!  Wlak-in welcomed based on availability. We plan on providing this service one day a month at all of the libraries around the parish. January is our trial month so please get the word out. 

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 Board of Control and the staff send warm wishes to our patrons from all around the parish for a safe, healthy and memorable Christmas. The main library and all branches will be closed Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday (12/23 – 12/27/22). All libraries will be open for business on Wednesday & Thursday (12/28 & 29) then closed on Friday & Saturday (12/ 30 & 31) and Monday, 1/2/2023 to ring in the New Year! Normal schedules resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.  

Fine Free month begins on December 1, 2022 at the main library and all branches. Return any item in good condition to the main library or any branch and have all fines on the item (s).   We will also take 50% off existing fines and charges for lost/damaged items if the balance is paid in full during this period. Please share.

It’s the Christmas season and we are gearing up for lots of fun at the main library and at all of our branch libraries around the parish. There are so many programs going on at each library that we encourage you to visit the Facebook page of your favorite library.   

For the next few weeks, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), will be collecting unwrapped toys for children of all ages at the main library in Ville Platte.  This is a wonderful opportunity to involve families in supporting children less fortunate by making the donation of a Christmas gift.  Please consider dropping off a gift or two.  Monday, December 5th, our “Brilliant Butterflies kids club” will host a Kids Painting program @ 4 pm in the multiprupose room of the main library.  Then on Tuesday, December 13th at 11:30 am, Miss Ville Platte, Anna Katherine Steckler, is hosting a unique program called “Tribute to Rodrigue: Louisiana Art Movement and Cajun Culture” which will be delivered by her father, Gary Steckler. Various pieces of art will be on display in the multipurpose room of the main library and one piece will be a door prize for a lucky participant. Light refreshments will also be offered. Please share the information about this unique opportunity.  Following this program at 1 pm, you are welcomed to sit in on our weekly French program, “Let’s Talk Creole French – Coffee and Conversation”! You will be entertained and learn a new word or phrase too! These opportunities are free and open to the public. On December 14th @ 4pm, Miss Ville Platte, Anna Katherine Steckler, will once again be our special host as a “Bingo Caller” for a children’s program called “Christmas Birthday Bingo”! Then on Monday, December 19th, Santa will be at the library @ 1 pm to greet the little boys and girls! Super photo opportunity for sure!  Santa will also be at our branch libraries around the parish at various times, so again, please visit our Facebook pages for dates and times. 

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. 

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