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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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Grand Coteau

grandcoteauThe Town of Grand Coteau, with a population of about 1100, is located two miles east and separated from Sunset by Interstate 49. It is more than 100 years older than Sunset, tracing its beginnings to the latter part of the Eighteenth Century. The Catholic Parish of St. Charles Borremeo was founded in 1819 and became the “Mother Church” for several other Acadiana Parishes. In 1821, the Religious of the Sacred Heart founded a school for girls, the Academy of the Sacred Heart, now the oldest continuously operating girl’s school west of the Mississippi. In 1838, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) established a school for boys in Grand Coteau. Thus the town became a center for Catholic education and continues so today. In 1866, a miracle, the only one in the U.S. recognized by the Catholic Church, occurred at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, which contains a shrine venerating this event.

The entire town of Grand Coteau is a National Historic District and it contains more than 40 buildings and homes currently listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Its historic setting and serene surroundings make it a constant tourist attraction. Annual festivals held in Grand Coteau include the Rainbow Festival held at St. Ignatius School in March, the Conge’ at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in April,   and the Festival de St. Charles at St. Charles Borremeo Church in October. The American Legion holds a Veteran’s Day parade in November.