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Sep
21
Sat
10:30 am Tutoring
Tutoring
Sep 21 @ 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[...]
Sep
24
Tue
10:15 am Lego Wee Build
Lego Wee Build
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep
28
Sat
2:00 pm Adult DIY
Adult DIY
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Library Staff Lounge Learn easy DIY projects, swap recipes, and enjoy the company of other grownups! Class Size: 10  
3:00 pm Beekeeping at the Library
Beekeeping at the Library
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Founders Hall Meeting Room Local beekeeper Amanda Brasseaux with Carmichael’s Honey Farm will discuss the importance of bees and how they make the honey we all love to eat!
Oct
1
Tue
10:15 am Lego Wee Build
Lego Wee Build
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct
4
Fri
10:00 am Staff Training (Library Closed)
Staff Training (Library Closed)
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The library is closed for staff training. We will re-open on Saturday, October 5th at 10:00 am.
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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.