Master Puppet Theater

“Julius, the Baby of the World” (adapted from the book by Kevin Henkes). Performed by the Teen Performance Troupe. Ages 5 – 12.
July 29
10:30 am
South Regional Library

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The Main Library is Open!

The Main Library is now open at 301 W. Congress Street in Downtown Lafayette.

​Monday – Thursday:  8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday:  12 – 6 p.m.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Through Summer!
S.T.E.A.M. Through Summer!

Looking for ways to encourage your kid’s brain and body to stay active this summer? Each week starting June 1, we’ll post a new S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) project on this page …

SYNC Audiobooks Available Now!
SYNC Audiobooks Available Now!

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads — a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title — each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in …

Summer Reading Programs: Register Now!
Summer Reading Programs: Register Now!

Escape the Ordinary and read this summer with the Lafayette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Win prizes for reading and enjoy a full lineup of free entertaining and educational activities. Register here or at any of our libraries starting Monday, May 18.

Summer Reading Program Weekly Winners
Summer Reading Program Weekly Winners

Every week, a lucky patron is selected as a winner from the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs! See the list of winners below.
Week One:
Teen Winner: Lillie A. (South Regional)
Adult Winner: Jean F. (South Regional)
Week …

Yoga for Adults
Yoga for Adults

Certified yoga instructors lead your choice of Gentle Yoga or Chair Yoga (for those with limited mobility) in this series of free classes. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if taking the Gentle Yoga class. Register at LafayettePublicLibrary.org for the 4-week session of your …

Superheroes on Display
Superheroes on Display

View comic books, pins, action figures and other superhero merchandise.
June 1 – July 31
East Regional, North Regional and South Regional Libraries, Main Library

SPARK Lab Classes
SPARK Lab Classes

Open Lab
Wednesday, August 5
1:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library
Open Lab for library patrons who have completed the Intro to 3D Design and 3D Printing or one of the computer programming classes.  Patrons are invited to …

Teen Performance Troupe
Teen Performance Troupe

Teen volunteers are needed for voice actors, puppeteers and behind-the-scenes help for puppet shows to be performed for families. Registration begins Monday, June 1.
Rehearsals and Performances:
Monday, July 27
9:00 – 11:30 am
South Regional Library
 
Tues., July 28 & Wed., …

Drop-In Gaming for Teens
Drop-In Gaming for Teens

August 15 
3:00 – 4:30 pm
South Regional

July 27
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Main Library

Drop in to the library and play some games! Bring board/card games from home or play Super Smash Bros. Registration begins Monday, June 1.

Aspiring Astronaut Alyssa Carson
Aspiring Astronaut Alyssa Carson

Wednesday, July 29
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Main Library
Teen aspiring astronaut and Louisiana native, Alyssa Carson, will be discussing her extensive training and preparation to fulfill her dream of reaching Mars.

Superhero Training Camp
Superhero Training Camp

Calling all future superheroes! Children ages 7 – 12 are invited to come and train to become a superhero. Registration begins Monday, June 1. Register using the links below.
Thursday, July 30
2:00 – 3:30 PM
South Regional …

Popcorn Theater
Popcorn Theater

Kids ages 5 – 12 are welcome to come and watch movies at the South Regional Library! We’ll be serving popcorn and drinks.
Friday, July 31 

2:00 pm
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
(2015) 92 min, PG

National Ice Cream Month
National Ice Cream Month

July 1 – July 31
Main Library
A sweet display about this favorite frozen treat.
 

“What My Camera Sees”: Photography by Bob Adams
“What My Camera Sees”: Photography by Bob Adams

Exhibit Dates: June 30 – August 25, 2015
Main Library
 

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

Anyone interested in genealogy is welcome to attend Lafayette Genealogical Society’s “Genealogy 101” series and monthly meetings.  Both meetings are open to the public.
Genealogy 101
9:30 am
August 1
Main Library
 
Monthly Meeting
August 20
6:00 PM
South Regional Library

Family Friendly DVD/CD Swap
Family Friendly DVD/CD Swap

Bring unwanted (family friendly) DVDs and CDs and swap for ones you do want!
Saturday, August 1
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Main Library

(Almost) National Book Lovers Month
(Almost) National Book Lovers Month

Because our library staff is full of book lovers, we’ll display some of our favorite summer reads!
August 1 – 31
Main Library

Dance Your Way to Fitness! (Adult)
Dance Your Way to Fitness! (Adult)

Local dance instructor Whitney Hebert will demonstrate how hip-hop dance is a great way to burn calories while having fun! Open to adults ages 18 and up.

Tuesday, August 4
6:30 pm
South Regional Library

Modern War Stories Book Club
Modern War Stories Book Club

Join us for the newly formed Modern War Stories Book Club. This book club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Main Library at 6:00 PM.
July 8
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben …

My Journey With My Parents
My Journey With My Parents

Thursday, August 6
2:30 – 4:00 PM
South Regional Library
The Greater Lafayette Aging District (G.L.A.D.) will host guest speaker CAMILLE PAVY CLAIBOURNE, who holds a PhD in human and organization development with an emphasis on thanatology, the study …