Monday, April 8th, the main library will host another “Chair Exercise” program at 10:30 amin the multipurpose room. We will offer it again on Wednesday, April 10th @ the same time. Also on Monday @ 12:30 pm., KATC will be here to do a story about our new “Nurturing Nook” provided by the Family Tree in partnership with the Healthy Start program. Please drop by to see this wonderful resource available for mothers who may need supplies when stores are closed. Then on Tuesday, we will host our usual “Let’s Talk French” @ 1 pm and “Coffee Talk” @ 2 pm. 

Here’s an early notice about Earth Day on Monday, April 22nd which is when we will kick off our new “Seed Library” program and the beginning of the week dedicated to bringing awareness to the litter problems in our state, parishes and towns through the Keep Louisiana Beautiful campaign. On Monday, we will have Litter Kits available for checkout and Free seed packs for those with library cards. We will have donuts and prizes for participants. We are offering this program to anyone with a valid library card. Keep an eye out for details coming soon! 

EARLY NOTICE: (1) The Evangeline Parish Library Board of Control will meet Thursday, April 11th @ 2 pmat the main library for a special meeting to discuss and finalize plans for the new Basile Branch library. The public is invited to attend. (2) Our Spring Library Fest is slated for Saturday, May 4, 2024. Please The deadline for submitting vendor participation forms for all types of participants is April 19, 2024.Contact Keishia Ford or any employee of the library for more information. This is a FREE family fun event and is a way for the Library to say Thank You to its patrons and to show support for local cooks, artists, performers, authors and civic organizations! Look at the new folks who just signed up (names in italics and bold):  AUTHORS: Julia Davis, Darisa L.G. Ricks, Debby Lawson, Patricia Williams, Kristal Ben, Pam Ardoin Funderburk, Jasonnaye Wilson, and Rhonda Brasseaux. VENDORS: Belinda Williams,Victoria Leblanc, Patricia Harris, Kourtney Harris,Health Coach Neil Ortego, Jalaina Freeman & Adrienne Griffith, Earth Angels Honey, Betsy Pitrie, Barbara Batiste, and Lori Butler. COMMUNITY: Krewe de Evangeline CoalitionLouisiana Department of Health, St. Landry / Evangeline United Way and Library “Show Me The Money” – Unclaimed Money Table, Children’s Tent with lots of crafts and The Seed Library table.  COOKS/FOOD:Mamou Community Solutions Resources, Myra Fontenot’s Food Truck, Natasha Edwards, T’Nay – Ha U Want It.  We will also have our usual Book Sale and this year we have lots of Audio Book sets to sell! KVPI will be with us for a live show from 10 am – noon. 

Visit the Facebook page of your favorite library branch to see information about programs unique to them. Also, visit our website www.evangelinelibrary.org for updates. You can always call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or send an email to [email protected] for more information and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine.

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING 

LIBRARY BOARD OF CONTROL 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA

-NEW BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY-

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2024

2:00 pm – Main Library, Ville Platte 

(If you have a disability, please notify us ahead of time for accommodations)

1. Call to order.

2. Update on the progress of the architectural plans.

3. Update about the possible use of property near the building site that is owned by the town of Basile.  

4. Review the contract with engineering firm, Ronnie Landreneau & Associates, for Professional Services for this project. 

5. Discuss funding plans.

6. Adjourn

The library Board of Directors and staff extend warm wishes to our patrons around the parish for a happy, healthy, Easter Celebration! Monday, April 1st, the Mamou Branch library will host an Easter Egg hunt that was cancelled last week due to rain at 2 pm for kids ages 1 – 12! At the main library on Monday, April 1st,  a “Chair Exercise” program will be offered at 10:30 am in the multipurpose room. We will offer it again on Wednesday, April 3rd at  the same time but this time we will host a Food Coach speaker from Ville Platte, Neil Ortego.  Mr. Ortego will talk about a concept called “Primal Living” and introduce his program called “Making Peace with my Plate”. You can visit his website @ buildhealthcoach.com. Please share this good news! The public is invited. 

Tuesday, April 2nd, the main library will host another “Adults Only Bingo” at 10:30. It will be followed by our “Let’s Talk French” @ 1 pm and “Coffee Talk” @ 2 pm. Then on Saturday, April 6th, the main library in Ville Platte will host an “Author Talk” with Dr. Phyllis Donatto who will share her new children’s book called, “Mom, There’s a Rooster in the House”.  Please share this good news too!

We just had a grand opening for the “Nurturing Nook”. This service is provided by Family Tree’s Healthy Start program. The Nurturing Nook is a free community pantry for mom and baby items to be available for residents of Ville Platte “as needed” for those moments when stores are closed or not available to the moms. Please share this good news.

Get ready for a new program at the main library that will encourage kids and adults to learn about planting vegetables and flowers! Staff member Madeleine has set up a “Seed Library” using an old card catalogue cabinet. It will house a variety of seeds donated by seed companies. We will partner with LSU Ag and Evangeline Soil and Water Conservation and over the next few months and offer educational workshops! Keep an eye out for updates. We will kick this program off on Earth Day, April 22nd.   We are offering this program to anyone with a valid library card.

EARLY NOTICE: Our Spring Library Fest is slated for Saturday, May 4, 2024. Please The deadline for submitting vendor participation forms for all types of participants is April 19, 2024. Contact Keishia Ford or any employee of the library for more information. This is a FREE family fun event and is a way for the Library to say Thank You to its patrons and to show support for local cooks, artists, performers, authors and civic organizations! Look who is coming so far: AUTHORS: Debby Lawson, Patricia Williams, Kristal Ben, Pam Ardoin Funderburk, Jasonnaye Wilson, and Rhonda Brasseaux. VENDORRS: Jalaina Freeman & Adrienne Griffith, Betsy Pitrie, Barbara Batiste, and Lori Butler. COMMUNITY: The Henry Farm Petting Zoo,  the St. Landry / Evangeline United Way, Evangeline Parish Library “Show Me The Money” – Unclaimed Money Table, Children’s Tent with lots of crafts and The Seed Library table.  COOKS: Natasha Edwards, T’Nay – Ha U Want It, and John Vidrine aka Earth Angels Honey. WE’D LOVE TO PROMOTE MORE PARTICIPANTS!! We will also have our usual Book Sale and this year we have lots of Audio Book sets to sell! KVPI will be with us for a live show from 10 am – noon.

Visit the Facebook page of your favorite library branch to see information about programs unique to them. Also, visit our website www.evangelinelibrary.org for updates. You can always call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or send an email to [email protected] for more information and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine.

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