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Jul
19
Thu
2:00 pm Confetti Park
Confetti Park
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Founders Hall Meeting Room Confetti Park, a New Orleans based children’s media workshop, presents The Little Mouse Santi. Join us for this family-friendly book reading and audience interactive performance with author David Eugene Ray. Class[...]
Jul
20
Fri
3:30 pm Slime Club
Slime Club
Jul 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Make a new slime each month using different textures and ingredients! Class Age: 9-12 Class size: 18
3:30 pm Slime Club
Slime Club
Jul 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Founders Hall Meeting Room Make a new slime each month using different textures and ingredients! The Slime Club will meet on Saturdays after school starts in August. Class Age: 9-12 Class size: 10 Instructor: Library[...]
Jul
21
Sat
10:00 am ACT Prep
ACT Prep
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am
Founders Hall Meeting Room Take a free ACT practice test to prepare for the big day! Register online at www.Princetonreview.com
1:30 pm Saturday Game Days
Saturday Game Days
Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ages:  6 & up. Bring a friend or make new friends as you learn how to play fun board games or challenge your friends at the Wii. Free refreshments
Jul
25
Wed
10:15 am Wednesday Story Time
Wednesday Story Time
Jul 25 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Join us for a story, activity and a snack! Class Size: Open Age: Lap sit to 5 years old welcome!
Jul
27
Fri
1:00 pm Friday Movie Matinee
Friday Movie Matinee
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm
Family-friendly films  (rated G or PG) will be shown in the meeting room on Fridays. Popcorn and drinks will be served. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Join us[...]
Jul
28
Sat
1:00 pm Circle of Friends Book Club
Circle of Friends Book Club
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Age: Adult We will share what we have been reading and choose a book for August. Light refreshments served.
1:30 pm Saturday Game Days
Saturday Game Days
Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ages:  6 & up. Bring a friend or make new friends as you learn how to play fun board games or challenge your friends at the Wii. Free refreshments
Aug
1
Wed
10:15 am Wednesday Story Time
Wednesday Story Time
Aug 1 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Join us for a story, activity and a snack! Class Size: Open Age: Lap sit to 5 years old welcome!
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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.