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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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Sunset

sunsetSunset, Louisiana is a lovely rural community located 12 miles north of Lafayette just off Interstate 49. It has 2,500 friendly residents who invite you to visit here. The town has the South St.Landry Community Library, dubbed the “Miracle Library”, which is a lovely Art Deco facility with 13,000 recent volumes; it is fully automated and has Internet access.

The Celebration of Herbs and Gardens is an annual festival sponsored by the Sunset Garden Club and held on the first Saturday in May. At Christmas time, the town is called Village d’ange because so many angels decorate our streets, thanks to the efforts of the ladies in the Sunset Garden Club. Mardi Gras becomes festive with the annual Sertoma Mardi Gras parade.   LaCaboose,
a local jelly-making facility, has beautiful gardens and a unique Bed and Breakfast.

The town was built at the site of a railroad construction camp and incorporated in 1904. Victor Hugo Sibille, the first mayor, was an innovative man who organized cotton gins, saw mills, lumber yards, syrup mills, and the first telephone company in the area. The Bank of Sunset, founded in 1906, is the oldest surviving business in the town. During the “Great Depression”, the Bank of Sunset was one of few in the U.S. that did not close, and it earned the title “Biggest Little Bank in the World”. After boll weevils destroyed the cotton crops, production of sweet potatoes made Sunset the “Sweet Potato Capitol of the World.” Sunset has all the advantages of small town life and is less that twenty minutes from the large city of Lafayette. It is twinned with St. Paul en Cornillon in France and there are regular exchanges of visits between members of the two communities.