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Spring Break Library Hours

April 6 – 16, 2023

Thursday, April 6 |
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Event: Pet a Gator -- April 4

The alligators are coming! Stop by April 4 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Fun Fact Friday with Special Collections

This week, we are going to talk about a fashion icon from here in Lafayette whose fashion line lasted until 2019: He

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Today, we are celebrating francophone month!

International Francophonie Day was established in 1988. The date is significant because it also celebrates the establishment of the Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique, which was the precursor to the International Organization of La Francophonie. While March is designated as francophone month, March 20 is the day many organizations celebrate International Francophonie Day.

The photograph attached to this post is the official flag of Francophonie Day. The 3 arcs represent the 5 continents where French has a strong foothold.

Here in Special Collections, we have several of our collections that tie into this month. They include:

These collections and more can be found on the 3rd floor of Dupré Library in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room.

Official flag of Francophonie Day, Denelson83, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Fun Fact Friday is brought to you by Special Collections.