The best deal in town today is not only good for your pocketbook, it is a book. Today begins the Friends of the Lafayette Public Library’s book sale. For three days, March 12-14, the main branch of the library on Congress Street will offer sweet deals on all kinds of literature, non-fiction and maybe best of all, vinyl records. There’s always a find, from the Tim Gautreax short story collection I picked up last year for a quarter, to that oddball Maria Callas recording to round out your opera inventory. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today, till 5:30 p.m. on Friday, and until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Check out the library’s Web site, or call 261-5761 for more information.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.