Cheri Armentor, a storyteller, author and educator, will be giving a presentation based on the Louisiana Mamou Mardi Gras celebration called Le Courir de Mardi Gras. Her performance involves audience participation and is lively and interactive with props, music, dancing, and bead throwing – a true visual representation of one of Louisiana’s most famous cultural traditions.
Also included in her performance based on the story she published. “Le Courir de Mardi Gras’ – The Chicken that Got Away,” is Cajun French music and Cajun French language complete with props and costumes. The kids will actually ride on hobby horses, dance for the audience, throw Mardi Gras beads and beg for gumbo ingredients.
She will be at the Abbeville Branch of the Vermilion Parish Library on Friday, February 10, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. For more information call 337-893-2674.
Glass Workshop featuring Ginger Kelly
Fleur de lis and Mardi Gras, what a great mix of colors and art. Join the Abbeville Branch of the Vermilion Parish Library and Glass Artist Ginger Kelly for a Fleur De Lis/Mardi Gras inspired glass art workshop.
The workshops are open to teens and adults, 13 years old and up. Join us on Monday, February 6, 2012, or Thursday, February 9, 2012. It will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m both nights.
You are only able to sign up for one workshop so that we can accommodate as many people as we can. Please call 337-893-2674 to register. Class size is limited to 20 per night.
‘To Live and Die in Avoyelles Parish’ to be
shown in Abbeville
For the last couple of months the Southern Food: The Movie crew has been hunkered down in Avoyelles Parish exploring the wonderful world of cochon de lait. The outcome of that trip is the short film by Joe York titled “To Live and Die in Avoyelles Parish” which has been viewed by hundreds of people through out Louisiana and the fifty states.
The Abbeville Branch of the Vermilion Parish Library will be showing the 13-minute short film on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, starting at 10:00 a.m. and continuing until 4:00 p.m. Stop by and view the film and the travelling Boudin Exhibit. For more information call 337-893-2674.
About Vermilion Parish Library
Since 1942, the Vermilion Parish Library has brought the joy of reading to the residents of Vermilion Parish in South Louisiana. With six branches throughout the parish, the library offers a wide variety of services and facilities for everyone from toddlers to senior citizens. The library’s book collection numbers more than 60,000, plus over 2,000 current magazine and newspaper subscriptions. In addition to traditional reading materials, the library features a large selection of books on cassette, videos, DVDs, books on CD and its newest addition; books on MP3. The library also serves its communities with copy services, faxing, free wireless Internet, VCR and DVD players and meeting rooms for groups large and small, accessible during and after hours.
M & Th 9 AM – 8 PM
TuWF 9 AM- 5:30 PM
Sat 9 AM – 1 PM
MWTh 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Tu 9 AM – 8 PM
Fri 9 AM – 5 PM
Sat 9 AM – noon
Delcambre, Erath, Gueydan and Maurice Branches
MTuWTh 10 AM – 5:30 PM
F 10 AM – 5 PM
Sat 9 AM – noon
Mobile Library (Bookmobile) Monday: Pecan Island, VPAP (Maurice), Vermilion Health Care (Nunez). Tuesday: Kid’s Connection Daycare (Meaux), Lighthouse (Abbeville) or Maurice Head Start, Indian Bayou, Maison Du Monde (Abbeville), East Ridge Nursing Home (Abbeville). Wednesday: Country Bears Head Start (Forked Island) or Little Einstein Head Start (Erath), FIEB, Lighthouse Christian Academy (Abbeville). Thursday: Honey Bears Head Start (Gueydan), Gueydan Guest House or Abbeville Head Start, Harvest Time (Abbeville), Little People Daycare (Abbeville).