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Nov
23
Thu
10:00 am Library Closed (Thanksgiving Hol...
Library Closed (Thanksgiving Hol...
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm
Library closed for the holidays. We will reopen on Tuesday November 28 at 10:00 am.
Nov
28
Tue
4:15 pm REACH
REACH
Nov 28 @ 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Reaching for excellence and advancement through consistency and hard work This free goal-oriented program is open to children grades 9-12.
4:15 pm REACH
REACH
Nov 28 @ 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Reaching for excellence and advancement through consistency and hard work This free goal-oriented program is open to children grades 9-12.
Dec
2
Sat
10:30 am Tutoring
Tutoring
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
The South St. Landry Community Library is excited to announce its Saturday Tutoring Program is starting up again. The program will run from September 9, 2017 through April 28, 2017.  The tutors for the program[...]
Dec
5
Tue
4:15 pm REACH
REACH
Dec 5 @ 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Reaching for excellence and advancement through consistency and hard work This free goal-oriented program is open to children grades 9-12.
4:15 pm REACH
REACH
Dec 5 @ 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Reaching for excellence and advancement through consistency and hard work This free goal-oriented program is open to children grades 9-12.
Dec
9
Sat
10:30 am Tutoring
Tutoring
Dec 9 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
The South St. Landry Community Library is excited to announce its Saturday Tutoring Program is starting up again. The program will run from September 9, 2017 through April 28, 2017.  The tutors for the program[...]
Dec
13
Wed
10:15 am Special Christmas Storytime
Special Christmas Storytime
Dec 13 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
join us for a special holiday storytime! Refreshments served. Open to ages Lap sit to Pre-K.
Dec
16
Sat
1:00 pm Christmas Party
Christmas Party
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Come and see Mr. & Mrs. Claus, hear a story, and have a treat! Open to all ages!
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Bristol

The community of Bristol is located 6 miles southwest of Sunset and 2 miles northwest of Cankton. It is a rural community where the descendants of Joseph Sibille settled to continue the cotton ginning and farming businesses which he had begun. Bristol became the hub of a large farming area where farmers came for help both financially (no nearby banks) and for advice in the newest methods of farming.

Joseph Sibille had a high regard for education. He sent his sons to St. Charles College in Grand Coteau. They journeyed on horseback, often encountering Federal troops during the Civil War. Today, the cotton gin is no longer in operation, cotton having been replaced over the years by soy beans, sugar cane and corn. Education of the younger generations continued to be a priority with the result that there was an exodus to other occupations, leaving the farming to a few landowners.

Bristol is today a beautiful, well maintained community of close-knit relatives and friends. This bedroom community is attracting newcomers who seek a quiet lifestyle with larger cities only 30 minutes away. A great, great grandson of Joseph Sibille is a pilot and he has opened a grass airstrip capable of landing light aircraft. This facility is attracting pilots of small planes who use the strip for practice and its hangar for housing their planes.

In 1997 a visitor from Bristol, England, for which our Bristol was named, came to present an invitation to attend the 500th anniversary celebration of the sailing of John Cabot to the New World. He presented a paperweight made of blue Bristol glass as a commemorative piece.