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Jan
25
Sat
10:30 am Tutoring
Tutoring
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
The program is open to students in grades 1-12 from our library district; Sunset, Grand Coteau, Cankton, and Bristol. Students from other areas in St. Landry Parish are also welcome. Our primary focus is on[...]
2:00 pm Adult DIY
Adult DIY
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Library Staff Lounge Learn about easy DIY projects, swap recipes and enjoy the company of other grownups! Class Size: 10 Instructors: Library Staff
Jan
28
Tue
10:15 am Lego Wee Build
Lego Wee Build
Jan 28 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Come build with us! Join the LEGO adventure! First come, first served. Ages: PreK-3rd Grade
4:00 pm Bingo for Kids
Bingo for Kids
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A fun hour of everyone’s favorite game with candy prizes! No registration required. Children ages 6 and older are welcome to participate.   Limit 20
Feb
1
Sat
10:30 am Tutoring
Tutoring
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
The program is open to students in grades 1-12 from our library district; Sunset, Grand Coteau, Cankton, and Bristol. Students from other areas in St. Landry Parish are also welcome. Our primary focus is on[...]
Feb
4
Tue
10:15 am Lego Wee Build
Lego Wee Build
Feb 4 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Come build with us! Join the LEGO adventure! First come, first served. Ages: PreK-3rd Grade
4:00 pm Bingo for Kids
Bingo for Kids
Feb 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A fun hour of everyone’s favorite game with candy prizes! No registration required. Children ages 6 and older are welcome to participate.   Limit 20
Feb
8
Sat
10:30 am Tutoring
Tutoring
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
The program is open to students in grades 1-12 from our library district; Sunset, Grand Coteau, Cankton, and Bristol. Students from other areas in St. Landry Parish are also welcome. Our primary focus is on[...]
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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.