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23
Thu
10:00 am Library Closed (Thanksgiving Hol...
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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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Cankton

canktonThe area which is now the Village of Cankton was settled in the mid-1800′s by the Guidry family. It is located in extreme southern portion of St. Landry Parish, 7 miles southwest of Sunset. In the early 1900′s this sparsely settled prairie was known as Coulee Croche. However, upon its incorporation in 1961, the village was named Cankton in honor of its leading citizen, Dr. L. A. “Cank” Guidry. As a youth, Dr. Guidry used a duck call when hunting and upon returning home he would announce his arrival with a duck call (cank, cank, cank) and his mother would say in French “Cank est revenue!” (“Cank is back!”). The nickname stuck and after earning a medical degree from Tulane University he came home to practice. Dr. Cank dispersed counsel as well as medicine and became beloved of everyone. His office, a landmark, is still standing.

Cankton has a population of approximately 350 people. The village centers around St. John Berchman Catholic Church and the Cankton Elementary School. A volunteer fire department which serves the southwest part of St. Landry Parish is located across the Main Street near the Village Hall. The village has recently acquired a branch bank to complement its existing businesses which provide all the necessities for country living. Cankton hosts the Wagon Festival each Spring, bringing its citizens and many visitors together for two days of fun and remembrances of by-gone days.