LRT Documentaries & Discussions

Documentary & Talk
Join us for a screening of The Muslims I Know (2008, 56 minutes, Not Rated) and then discuss the book, Ms. Marvel.
Wednesday, February 22
Movie: 6:00 PM
Talk: 7:00 PM
North Regional Library

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Lafayette Reads Together

Lafayette Reads Together is a community-wide reading and learning experience from the Lafayette Public Library, the Lafayette Parish School System and many local organizations. Visit our libraries for free copies of the graphic novel Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson starting Tuesday, January 17, and join us for the following programs: Read the full story »

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, 2017, 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 …

LRT Teen Programs
LRT Teen Programs

Mehndi Henna Tattoos
Learn the art of henna skin tattoo from expert Leila Khansa. Open to teens ages 12 – 18. Registration begins Tuesday, December 27.
Tuesday, February 21
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library

Makerspaces & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs
Makerspaces & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs

Come MAKE with us at the Main and South Regional Libraries! Our Makerspaces and Tech Labs offer classes in digital media, paper/textile arts, electronics, robotics, and fabrication (3D Printing, Laser Cutting, etc..).

Design a Gourd Birdhouse – CANCELLED
Design a Gourd Birdhouse – CANCELLED

PLEASE NOTE: This program has been cancelled.
The Cajun Country Gourd Society’s Margaret Brinkhaus will demonstrate how to decorate gourd birdhouses prior to you making your own.  Supplies provided. Adults only, please.

Chess Club
Chess Club

Practice chess moves on others. All playing levels welcome. Registration begins Monday, January 9. Open to ages 8 and up.
Wednesday, February 22
6:00 – 7:30 PM
South Regional Library

Little Scientists
Little Scientists

Discover with a science-themed story and hands-on experiments.
Ages 3–5. Registration begins Tuesday, December 27.
Wednesday, February 22
4:00 – 4:45 PM
East Regional Library

Superhero Training Camp
Superhero Training Camp

Participate in super fun activities and crafts that will test your superpowers and bring out the superhero in you! Ages 5-12. Registration online begins Monday, January 9.
Wednesday, February 22
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library Story Castle

LRT Children and Tween Programs
LRT Children and Tween Programs

Superhero Training Camp
Participate in super fun activities and crafts that will test your superpowers and bring out the superhero in you! Ages 5-12. Registration online begins Monday, January 9.
Wednesday, February 22
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library Story Castle

Operation Invention
Operation Invention

Come play with Makey Makey kits! A banana piano? A play dough game controller? The sky’s the limit! Ages 9 – 12. Registration begins Monday, January 23.
Wednesday, February 22
4:00 – 5:30 PM
South Regional Library

Needle Arts Club
Needle Arts Club

The Lafayette Public Library offers Needle Arts Clubs at three of its locations: the North and East Regional Libraries and the Main Library. Join us for stitching fun!
East Regional Library
Join local stitch artists and learn …

Teen Screen
Teen Screen

Join us for awesome movies at your Library! Ages 12 – 18.
South Regional Library
Films begin at 6:30 PM
Thursday, February 23: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993, PG, 118)

Mardi Gras Library Closures
Mardi Gras Library Closures

Friday, February 24 (parades)
Main Library closes at 5:00 PM.
Saturday, February 25 (parades)
Main Library closed all day.
Monday, February 27 (parades)
Main Library closes at 5:00 PM.
Tuesday, February 28 (Mardi Gras)
All locations closed.

Small Folk Studio
Small Folk Studio

An opportunity for toddlers to create and explore art mediums. Caregivers be warned…dress for mess! Ages 18 months – 3 years. Register online beginning Tuesday, December 27.
Friday, February 24
10:30 – 11:15 AM
South Regional Library
 

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 …

LEGO Club
LEGO Club

Kids will build unique LEGO Creations based on a given theme. Open to ages 7 & up. Register online beginning Tuesday, December 27.
Saturday, February 25
2:00 – 3:00 PM
North Regional Library

Mardi Gras Mambo
Mardi Gras Mambo

Let the good times roll with Mardi Gras themed books, crafts and a Second Line around the library! Ages 3 – 12.
Monday, February 27
2:00 – 3:00 PM
North Regional Library 

Family Movies
Family Movies

Join us at several branches for Family Movies! Open to all ages.
Monday, February 27
2:00 – 4:00 PM
East Regional Library
The BFG (2016, PG, 117 minutes)
 
 

Drop-In Gaming
Drop-In Gaming

Play Wii or PS4 games, or bring board/card games from home! Ages 12–18.
Monday, February 27
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Main Library

“My World Through Art and Photography” Exhibit
“My World Through Art and Photography” Exhibit

My World Through Art and Photography
by Margaret Melancon
January 13 through March 9, 2017
Main Library

“Kay Richoux: The Evolution of an Artist” Exhibit
“Kay Richoux: The Evolution of an Artist” Exhibit

Kay Richoux: The Evolution of an Artist
January 13 through March 9, 2017
Main Library