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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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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.