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  • Library closing for renovation

    May 24, 2014 12:53 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities in Jefferson Davis Parish say the parish library in Jennings will be closed for two months while the building is renovated. Library director Linda Lebert-Corbello tells The American Press that work on the 100-yearold building should be done by August, and it will reopen in... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Library Programs & Story Hours for March 2014

    February 27, 2014 9:38 AM

    The St. Mary Parish (West End & Central) Library Programs & Story Hours for March 2014. Alex P. Allain Branch in Franklin (337) 828-5364 ** Public Toddler Time, March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th at 10:00 a.m. Find Your Pot of Gold, March 12th at 3:30 p.m. (Children... more »
  • Iberia Parish Residents Fighting to 'Save the Library'

    August 22, 2013 6:41 PM

    Residents in Iberia Parish are fighting to make sure money isn't cut from the library's budget. The Iberia Parish council will vote to introduce a proposition diverting funds from the library's current budget to fund the levee district. The levee tax failed earlier this year. Now, one council... more »
  • Regional library getting new computers

    April 4, 2012 9:57 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - The Audubon Regional Library is installing new computers for public use at its branches in Greensburg, Jackson and Clinton. Library Director Mary Bennett Lindsey tells The Advocate computer usage at the libraries has increased each year since 2006 and the Louisiana Library Connection Database usage has... more »
  • State library worker accused of stealing $109,000

    March 30, 2012 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say a state library employee wanted for allegedly embezzling $110,000 of privately donated funds has turned herself in to authorities. The Advocate reports 39-year-old Alison Claire Foster of Baker, was arrested Thursday and booked into Parish Prison on 174 counts of unauthorized use of... more »
  • Free Computer Classes at the South Regional Library

    March 27, 2012 10:39 AM

    Free Computer Classes at the South Regional Library Lafayette - The Lafayette Public Library is offering free computer classes beginning April 2nd at the South Regional Library. Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson will offer morning and afternoon classes in Basic Computing, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Power Point (class meets for... more »
  • Library renewal tax considered for 2013

    March 19, 2012 8:33 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A renewal of a 2-mill property tax dedicated to library operations and maintenance in Lafayette will likely appear on a ballot this fall or spring 2013. Sona Dombourian, libraries director, tells The Advocate the Library Board of Control discussed the renewal of the millage at its... more »
  • FREE Health Fair

    March 16, 2012 10:31 AM

    ABBEVILLE - Get the information you need to feel great and live healthier Wednesday, April 17th at the FREE Health Fair sponsored by the LSU AgCenter, Vermilion Volunteers for Family and Community and the Vermilion Parish Library. The Health Fair will be held at the Abbeville Library, 405 E. St.... more »
  • Erath March Library Activities

    March 8, 2012 9:12 AM

    Erath Library Activities ABBEVILLE - The Erath Branch of the Vermilion Parish Library has a month of activities planned! For more information call 337-937-5628 . Thursday, March 8, 2012 4:00 pm Johnny Appleseed Day Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:00 pm St. Patrick's Day Craft Thursday, March... more »
  • The Lakeshore Branch Library Reopens

    December 27, 2011 9:18 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Lakeshore branch library, destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, reopens today to the public with a grand opening celebration set for Jan. 7. The rebuilt 7,700-square-foot library in Metairie will house more than 28,000 new items, including books and reference materials. The new facility replaces the library... more »
  • 13-Year-Old Girl Fights Off Attacker at Library

    November 4, 2011 10:07 PM

    A 13-year-old girl was attacked at the Vermillion Parish Public Library in Kaplan. Her mother sits down with KATC to share her story and warn other parents. Her mother thought it was safe to allow her daughter to do homework at the library after school. She doesn't want her... more »
  • Library volunteers spend day working

    June 24, 2011 6:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The American Library Association will send volunteers to 15 public and private libraries on Friday to help out. The daylong event will see the workers doing everything from shelving books, reorganizing and updating collections, and record entering and cataloging. Additional volunteers will assist with landscaping, painting... more »
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club at South Regional Library Tonight

    October 12, 2010 1:12 PM

    Lafayette, LA- Beginning in October, the South Regional Library will be hosting a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. The inaugural meeting will be held Tuesday, October 12th and will feature Douglas Adams' iconic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.... more »
  • Library Event for Teens Interested in Theater

    September 7, 2010 12:41 PM

    Lafayette, LA- Teens are invited to join a new monthly group that will do dramatic readings. Each month, teens will pick a different short play to read aloud. Teens will also being preparing for a live reader's theater later in the year. The first meeting will take place Saturday, September... more »
  • Lafayette Library Launches New Website

    August 31, 2010 3:05 PM

    Lafayette, LA- The Lafayette Public Library is proud to introduce its new website,, which officially launched July 28th. The new website utilizes WordPress, a publishing platform that provides a clean aesthetic, utilizes modern web standards, and is user friendly. The homepage allows quick and easy access to information... more »
  • Car burglars charged with Attempted Murder

    November 27, 2009 10:55 AM

    Car Burglary Suspects Attempt to Strike Officer with Car On November 26, 2009, at approximately 11:15 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department were patrolling the parking lot of the downtown library when they came upon a vehicle burglary in progress. The suspect jumped into a waiting vehicle and... more »
  • 4 women robbed near downtown library

    November 25, 2009 2:51 PM

    Victims Held Up in Parking Lot of Downtown Library On November 25, 2009, at approximately 12:20 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 300 block of West Congress Street regarding an armed robbery. The victims, four females of Baton Rouge, were walking in the parking lot... more »
  • 9-year-old Boy Accused Of Ville Platte Elementary Fires

    November 12, 2009 6:31 PM

    A 9-year-old boy is accused of setting three fires inside the Ville Platte Elementary school library. It happened just after nine Tuesday morning. The school librarian was able to extinguish the flames before firefighters arrived.
  • Joey Durel Listening Tour: Youngsville

    September 21, 2009 2:00 PM

    Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel is continuing his listening tour this week. The next meeting will be held this evening (Monday, September 21) in Youngville. His goal is to hear what residents want their community to look like in the future. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30pm inside the Youngville... more »

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