Evening with Teen Author Alys Arden

Spend an evening with Alys Arden, author of Casquette Girls, a haunting love letter to New Orleans. Her talk will follow the high school awards ceremony for the Writes of Spring Contest. Parents welcome!
Thursday, May 5
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Main Library

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Writes of Spring Winners

Congratulations to the young writers who placed in our Writes of Spring Writing Contest! Their names and the titles of their pieces are listed below.

The Awards Ceremony for K-8th grade winners will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 AM at the South Regional Library. The Awards Ceremony for 9th-12th grade winners is Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 PM at the Main Library. All winners will receive an anthology of all the winning submissions and a certificate.

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Teen Volunteers Needed!
Teen Volunteers Needed!

The Lafayette Public Library is looking for teen volunteers to assist with the 2016 Summer Reading Program. The program runs from Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, July 29 and volunteers are needed at the Main, …

Free Audiobooks with SYNC
Free Audiobooks with SYNC

SYNC Audiobooks are now available to download, and they’re completely free! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens ages 13 and up. It runs May 5th through August 17th, with two audiobooks available …

Doll and Book Exhibit
Doll and Book Exhibit

Friday, April 22 – Thursday, May 26
South Regional Library
The Acadiana Babes Doll Club is sponsoring a free public exhibit at the South Regional Library to promote education and literacy through doll collecting and appreciation of …

Computer Classes at Lafayette Public Library
Computer Classes at Lafayette Public Library

Martin Cooperson, Electronic Resources Librarian, will conduct free classes for adults at several public libraries in Lafayette. For a complete list of programs and times click on the following link. Registration information will be also …

Book Clubs at the Lafayette Public Library
Book Clubs at the Lafayette Public Library

The Lafayette Public Library is pleased to offer multiple book clubs for its patrons at various libraries. We offer book clubs at the Main Library, South Regional Library, North Regional Library, and East Regional Library.
Main …

Teen Animanga Club
Teen Animanga Club

Watch and discuss anime and manga favorites!
South Regional
Friday, May 6
5:00 – 6:30 PM

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

Experts and novices alike can learn about researching family history at the library from the Lafayette Genealogical Society. The society also has special ‘Genealogy 101′ sessions monthly, and provides one-on-one help weekly at the Main Library.
Genealogy 101
May …

Drop-in Gaming for Teens
Drop-in Gaming for Teens

Teens are invited to drop-in and play Super Smash Bros. or bring board/card games from home.
East Regional Library
Saturday, May 7
2:00 – 3:30 PM
South Regional Library
Saturdays: May 14
2:30 – 4:00 PM

Teen Comic Book Swap
Teen Comic Book Swap

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by picking up a free comic supplied by Acadiana Comics & Collectibles (first 50 attendees) and swapping your old comics with friends, new and old.
Saturday, May 7
1:00 – 3:00 PM
South …

Coloring for Adults
Coloring for Adults

Your focus and creativity will be your utensils, while we provide a plethora of prints and colored pencils. Adults only, please. No registration required.
North Regional Library
Wednesdays: May 11
1:00 – 2:00 PM
South Regional Library
Wednesdays: May 18
1:00 …

Teen Read and Feed
Teen Read and Feed

Discuss teen books while enjoying tasty treats! Open to teens ages 12 – 18.
Friday, May 13
5:00 – 6:30 PM
South Regional Library
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Teen Screen
Teen Screen

Join us for movie showings for teens ages 12 – 18! These showings take place at the East Regional and South Regional Libraries.
Friday, May 13
4:00 – 5:30 pm
East Regional
Beetlejuice (1988, PG, 92 min.)

Teen Library Corps
Teen Library Corps

Teens are invited to help plan library programs and suggest future events.
South Regional Library
Saturday, May 14
1:00 – 2:00 PM

Pom-Pom Painting
Pom-Pom Painting

Make some perfectly polka dotted art with pom-poms and paint! Open to ages 5 – 12. Registration begins Monday, May 2.
Thursday, May 19
4:00 – 5:00 PM
East Regional Library

Chess Club
Chess Club

A chance to practice your chess moves on others. All playing levels (including beginners) welcome. Ages 8 and up.
South Regional Library
Wednesday, May 25 (Registration begins May 2.)
6:00-7:00 pm

One Year Anniversary Puppet Show at East Regional Library
One Year Anniversary Puppet Show at East Regional Library

Join us at the East Regional Library to celebrate one year of service with a puppet show for the entire family. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, May 21
2:00 – 2:30 PM
East Regional Library

Summer Reading Kickoff!
Summer Reading Kickoff!

Friday, May 27
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Main Library
On Your Mark, Get Set… READ! Join the Lafayette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Win prizes for reading and enjoy a full lineup of free entertaining and educational …

Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!
Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!

Read or listen to 100 books between January 1 and December 31, 2016, and you will become a member of the 100 Book Club. Earn cool prizes and the bragging rights to say you accomplished something few others will! Complete rules are available …

Memorial Day
Memorial Day

All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

“Captures”: Photography by Barry Bohn, MD
“Captures”:  Photography by Barry Bohn, MD

“Captures”
Photography by Barry Bohn, MD
Exhibit Dates: April 8 – June 23
Main Library
BIOGRAPHY
Barry Bohn MD
“I have been practicing ophthalmology in Lafayette since 1973. My interest in photography started when I took a world tour after graduating …