What Are Your Favorite Children’s Books?

We at the Lafayette Public Library want to know what children’s books are your favorite. They can be books you read as a child or books you now share with your children and grandchildren. Share …

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Writes of Spring Award Ceremonies

The Writes of Spring contest was a great success! Winners will be announced on our website on Friday, April 25, with winners being notified by phone beforehand. Thanks to all of our participants who submitted fantastic works!

The Awards Ceremony for winners in K-8 will be held on Saturday, May 3 at 10:00 AM at the South Regional Library. The Awards Ceremony for high school winners will be Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30 PM at the South Regional Library. Following the high school ceremony, Louisiana’s Poet Laureate Ava Leavell Haymon will read and discuss her works.

 

Popcorn Theater
Popcorn Theater

Join us for movies, popcorn, and drinks at the South Regional Library! Ages 5 – 12.
Monday, April 21 
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Frozen (2013)
102 min, PG
 

Teen Performance Troupe
Teen Performance Troupe

Teen volunteers are needed for voice actors, puppeteers and behind-the-scenes help for family puppet shows. Registration begins Monday, February 17.
Rehearsal & Performance:
April 22, 23, 24
9:30 am – 11:30 am
South Regional Library 

Lego Club
Lego Club

Ages 7 & up
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register by calling the library or using the links below.
North Regional Library
Meeting Room 896-6323
Saturday, April 12
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Registration begins Saturday, April 5.

“The 4 Landrys: A Family Affair” Art Exhibit
“The 4 Landrys: A Family Affair” Art Exhibit

“The 4 Landrys: A Family Affair”
Art by Davin, Michelle, Hailey & Hannah Landry
Exhibit Dates: February 26 – April 16, 2014
Galerie Lafayette
This exhibit will be featured at the ArtWalks held on March 8 and April 12. …

Gentle Yoga for Adults
Gentle Yoga for Adults

Certified yoga instructors lead a slow flow, yin style of hatha yoga in this series of free classes. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Register online for each date you are interested …

Wabbit Mask
Wabbit Mask

Kids are invited to come and make a cute bunny “wabbit” mask just in time for Easter! Complete with whiskers and a cute puff ball nose.  Registration begins Tuesday, April 1.
Tuesday, April 15
4:00 pm
South Regional Library 
Tuesday, …

Native American Display
Native American Display

On display April 7 – May 2
North Regional Library
Visit our library to view this beautiful collection of Powwow dance regalia, belonging to Kenneth Klimowitz and Gina Smith. Klimowitz is a member of the Mississippi Band …

“Beautiful Louisiana” Photography by Linda Smith
“Beautiful Louisiana” Photography by Linda Smith

“Beautiful Louisiana” Photography by Linda Smith
Exhibit Dates: April 17 – June 11, 2014
Galerie Lafayette
Featured at ArtWalk May 10.
Galerie Lafayette is located in the Jefferson Street Branch at 538 Jefferson Street. For more information, Call 261-5787.

Teen Screen
Teen Screen

Join other teens to watch great movies! These movies are shown at the South Regional Library and are rated PG-13.
Thursday, April 17
Catching Fire
6:00 – 8:30 pm

SRL Sleuths Mystery Book Club
SRL Sleuths Mystery Book Club

Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the South Regional Library at 6:30 pm to discuss mysteries!
April 15
Think of a Number
by John Verdun
May 20
Duty to the Dead
by Charles Todd

Easter Holiday Closures
Easter Holiday Closures

In honor of the Easter holiday, the Lafayette Public Library will be closed on the following dates:
Friday, April 18
All library locations closed due to Good Friday.
Sunday, April 20
All library locations closed due to Easter.

The Wartville Wizard: Puppet Show
The Wartville Wizard: Puppet Show

Ages 5–12. Ever wonder what happens to all the litter we throw away? This puppet show puts litter in a new light when the Wartville Wizard gets angry enough to do something about it!
Tuesday, April 22
10:30 …

“The Tale of Peter Rabbit” Puppet Show & Craft
“The Tale of Peter Rabbit” Puppet Show & Craft

Join us for “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” puppet show and craft. Note: craft supplies are limited. Ages 3 – 12.
Tuesday, April 22
4:00 pm
North Regional Library
Tuesday, April 29
4:00 pm
South Regional Library

Chess Club for Tweens
Chess Club for Tweens

Ages 7– 12.
Register by calling the library or online using the links below.
South Regional Library 981-1028
Monday, April 21
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Registration begins Thursday, April 17.

Teens: Get Your Game On
Teens: Get Your Game On

Show how you can brawl with the best in a Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament or Just Dance! Registration begins Monday, March 3.
Tuesday, April 22
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Jefferson Street
Friday, April 25
2:00 – 3:30 pm
South Regional

Festival International Closures
Festival International Closures

Due to Festival International, the Jefferson Street Branch will be closed at certain times. Please see the schedule below.
Wednesday, April 23
Jefferson Street Branch closes at 5:00 PM.
Thursday, April 24
Jefferson Street Branch closes at 5:00 PM.
Friday, …

Teen Book Club
Teen Book Club

Thursday, April 24
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
6:30 – 7:30 pm
South Regional Library
Join in a discussion of The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Register and pick up a book beginning Monday, March 24.

Teen Advisory Board
Teen Advisory Board

These teens have a voice in the planning of programs, book selections and other resources at the South Regional Library. Registration begins Monday, March 3.
Friday, April 25
11:00 am– 12:30 pm
South Regional Library 

Teen Animanga Club
Teen Animanga Club

Watch and discuss video clips. Refreshments provided. All films rated PG-13.
Wednesday, April 30
6:00 – 7:30 pm
North Regional Library

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 …