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Nov
9
Sat
10:30 am Tutoring
Tutoring
Nov 9 @ 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 Slime Time!
Slime Time!
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Founders Hall Meeting Room Go home with a different slime each session! Class Age: 5 and up Class size: 10 Instructor: Library Staff
Nov
12
Tue
10:15 am Lego Wee Build
Lego Wee Build
Nov 12 @ 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
Nov 12 @ 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
Nov
16
Sat
10:30 am Tutoring
Tutoring
Nov 16 @ 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[...]
Nov
19
Tue
10:15 am Lego Wee Build
Lego Wee Build
Nov 19 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 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
Nov
23
Sat
10:30 am No Tutoring (Thanksgiving Vacation)
No Tutoring (Thanksgiving Vacation)
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
No tutoring this weekend because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
2:00 pm Adult DIY
Adult DIY
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov
26
Tue
10:15 am Lego Wee Build
Lego Wee Build
Nov 26 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Come build with us! Join the LEGO adventure! First come, first served. Ages: PreK-3rd Grade
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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.