The Evangeline Parish Board of Control and the staff would like to extend an invitation to our patrons to drop by the main library in Ville Platte on Wednesday, May 4th, from 10 am to noon to say farewell to our retiring Director, Yvonne Lavergne. (Please note that  all branch libraries will be closed until noon to attend the event). In case you didn’t get a chance to get to know Yvonne, here’s a little background: Our retiring director, Eniweta Yvonne Lavergne, got her unusual first name from her father’s service in the Navy in the Marshall Islands where “Eniwetok Atoll” is remembered as the site of the first H-bomb testing in 1952. Yvonne spent most of her childhood in California due to her father’s naval career and stayed in the area for 32 years working in the banking industry in San Diego. She retired as an Assistant Vice President of Union Bank where she managed the Employee Loan Department. She also spent two years after her retirement from Union Bank as a Consumer Loan Underwriter for another financial institution. In 2003 she moved to Louisiana with her husband, Leon Lavergne, to his hometown of Mamou. There they built their home and became active with family, church, and community. Always one to want to help others, Yvonne delivered meals to shut-ins for two years for the Evangeline Parish Council on Aging Meals on Wheels program. Then in2008 an opportunity arose to work at the Evangeline Parish Library where she excelled in the many roles that she played. In October 2011 she became the library’s business manager and soon began to work toward her American Library Association Library Support Staff Certification which she completed it in 2015. (This is a national accreditation recognized by all public libraries in the United States). Then in December 2019 Yvonne was named Director for the Evangeline Parish Library system and has served the parish well. We suspect that she will enjoy her retirement by traveling the country from the East coast where her daughter’s family, grandchildren and great-grandchild live to the West coast here she grew up keeps in touch with many old friends. Happy trails Yvonne! The information “Marquee” that you hoped for and that is now in place will serve us well! You will also have an opportunity to meet our new director, Dr. William Holmes.

So much support for our upcoming library Summer Reading programming around the parish! Here’s another big “thank you” to our newest summer reading program reading incentive sponsors: Lakeview Park & Beach, Lyons Market (aka Piggly Wiggly), Eric Gil Insurance Agency, Inc., Buller Family Dentistry, Paul’s Meat Market, and Peter Strawitz.   Your support is an acknowledgement of the importance of literacy and lifelong learning opportunities that are accessible to all through our public library system. If you’d like to be a sponsor just give Suzy or Lisa a call at 337-363-1369. May 15, 2022 is the deadline.

 What’s going on this week at main and all branches are featured on their Facebook pages with the exception of Turkey Creek Branch – but it will be live soon! Here are a few highlights: Basile Branch library will host their “Kids Story Hour- About the Zoo” on Thursday, 4/28/22 @ 10 am.  The Pine Prairie Branch is offers FREE Bingo every Thursday @ 9 am. Also, now on Fridays 9:30 am you can participate in a FREE “Cajun French Course”.  It will run from April through June and covers conversational skills, basic grammar, pronunciation & cultural information. In Ville Platte, the new French table, “Allons Parle en François” organized by staff member Patricia Harris meets on Tuesdays @ 1 pm and is designed for folks who enjoy speaking the language and also for anyone who wants to just listen in. She will also be posting on Facebook a “French Word of the Day” on Monday’s for discussion on Tuesdays. On Saturday, April 23rd, the Evangeline Genealogical and Historical Society will meet @ 9:30 am for their first quarterly meeting of 2022. Their guest speaker is author John Francois. New members are always welcomed. The Mystery Book Club will meet on Wednesday, April 28th @ 10:30 to discuss their book.

 NEW: “Monday Bingo for the Kids” at 4pm at the main library! “Throwback Thursdays” is our way of remembering our rich history with postings on our Facebook and web pages by Jane Vidrine and Tina Messer. This Thursday is a photo of Mrs. Emma Scott Thompson from Bayou Chicot when she was 96 years old (circa 1950) reading one of the 4 books she read weekly! She was the mother of author Mable Thompson.  Keep an eye out for many more interesting memories!

 Early Notice: May 3rd, Ville Platte Main library Books & Beyond Teen program will meet at 4 pm to create Mother’s Day gifts! And on Wednesday, May 4th @ 10 am, we will host a public event to recognize the retirement of our Director, Yvonne Lavergne and welcome our new Director, Dr. William Holmes.

 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.

Happy, happy Easter Sunday to all of our library patrons around our beautiful parish! The Board of Control and staff wish you a safe, memorable, and glorious day of gratitude for all that we have been blessed with in these United States of America!

Here’s a big “thank you” to our newest Summer reading program reading incentive sponsors: Vidrine Ace Hardware, Healthworks Rehab, LLC, and Ardoin’s Funeral Home.  Your support is an acknowledgement of the importance of literacy and lifelong learning opportunities that are accessible to all through our public library system. If you’d like to be a sponsor just give Suzy or Lisa a call at 337-363-1369.

What’s going on this week at main and all branches are featured on their Facebook pages with the exception of Turkey Creek Branch – but it will be live soon! Here are a few highlights: Basile Branch library will host its “French Table” this Tuesday, 4/19/22, @ 9am and their “Kids Story Hour” on Thursday, 4/28/22 @ 10 am.  The Pine Prairie Branch is offers FREE Bingo every Thursday @ 9 am. Also, now on Fridays 9:30 am you can participate in a FREE “Cajun French Course”.  It will run from April through June and covers conversational skills, basic grammar, pronunciation & cultural information. In Ville Platte, the new French table, “Allons Parle en François” organized by staff member Patricia Harris meets on Tuesdays @ 1 pm and is designed for folks who enjoy speaking the language and also for anyone who wants to just listen in. The Quilting Group will meet this Thursday, 4/21/22, @ 1 pm and Saturday, April 23rd, the Evangeline Genealogical and Historical Society will meet @ 9:30 am for their first quarterly meeting of 2022. Their guest speaker is author John Francois. New members are always welcomed.

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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