Why Langlois is or should be world famous

So are the citizens of Langlois delusional??

WE THINK NOT.

Reasons:

1) We take pride in the fact that the name Langlois stirs up so much interest in the pronunciation. The subject is a great ice breaker  and is often the first question asked by visitors.

Langlois is a variant of the French "L'anglais" meaning the Englishman which seems to indicate the family name started when some English showed in France post-Norman conquest era. The variations in pronunciation stem from Anglicization and then Americanization down through the years.  There are variations still among Guernsey (home of our founding family) and Jersey Islands The name is not quite on par with the Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwy rndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. So really, one might  we have it easy, but  is still up for debate.  One of most accepted version is Langless stemming from a phonetic version of the 1860 Federal census of our Founding Family

 

  

  

However, the citation in Oregon's Names; How to Say Them and Where They are Located? by Bert Webber ( a well respected historian) lists the pronunciation as LANG lois.

The locals have their own take on the name: Lang lois  Langwau, Lang o ise, Lang lewis , Lang lis , Lang loy and probably more. Here are some samples from us locals. 


A Night at the Library- Movie Night

Date: 

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 6:30pm

A Night at the Library
Langlois Public Library presents, A Night at the Library, a movie night on November 10th at 6:30pm.  Come join us as we watch Wonder Woman and snack on some movie treats.  This movie is rated PG-13, parents strongly cautioned. Bring a comfy pillow, bring some snacks to share, but above all bring yourself and enjoy this action packed movie. 
For more information call the Langlois Public Library at 541 348 2066.
 

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Interesting Langlois- Local author: Helen Picca

Date: 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
To event remaining 5 days

 

Helen Picca is a former Marketing Executive from NYC and holds a BA in English from Marymount College, where she learned to love the written word.  She visited Port Orford, OR, several years ago quite by accident, and fell in love with the place.  Since that fateful day, she has been living there and enjoying the many wonders of the Oregon Coast.

 
 

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22nd Annual Langlois Craft Fair

Date: 

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 9:00am

 

 


 

Start the season with a visit to the 22nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Lions Hall on Floras Loop Road just south of Langlois. The Fair will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 17th and 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is sponsored by the Langlois Lions and the Friends of the Langlois Library.

Talented South Coast artists and craftspeople will be displaying a fabulous array of creations which will make shopping for holiday gifts a pleasure. Whether you are looking for a gift of wood, metal, fiber or locally grown food, you will find unique and surprising gifts at the Langlois Holiday Craft Fair.

Bring a friend and treat yourself to a lunch by Sandie McDonald. Friday, Sandie is serving her incredible chicken pot pie. Saturday, Icelandic Meat Stew and thunderbread are on the menu,. Vegetarian options are available.

Look for the Craft Fair signs on Highway 101. Parking is plentiful. Great shopping, food and friends! For more information, call the Langlois Public Library at (541) 348-2066. Read more about 22nd Annual Langlois Craft Fair

Interesting Langlois Poet and Author Lily Mars

Date: 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
Interesting Langlois Presents local poet and author LilyMars October 25th at the Langlois Public Library. Lily Mars is the author of the book Heart Stuck Open, her first book of poetry. LilyMars has been blessed to live in the small and glorious community of Langlois for the past 15 years. She has spent much of that time using her words to explore the extraordinary in our ordinary lives. Lily would be honored to share her first book of poetry with you and to listen to your thoughts. Cake will be served at this free author talk. For more information call the Langlois Public
Library at 541.348.2066

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