Memorial Day Library Closures

All libraries will be closed Monday, May 29 in honor of the Memorial Day holiday.

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Summer Reading Program

Build a Better World with us this summer at the Lafayette Public Library! Children up to 12 years old can join our Summer Reading Program beginning May 15 at any Lafayette Public Library location. They can participate in any of the multiple free programs like storytelling, shadow puppetry, crafts, drawing, plays, music, and more. There will be one level of prizes, based on the number of minutes the child has read. For full details of the program, click here. Pick up a reading log from the library or log online here. The top prize is a drawstring READ! backpack and a chance to win a grand prize bicycle!

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Summer Teen Volunteer Program

This summer, the Lafayette Public Library is inviting students to “Build A Better World”! Summer is almost here and we are looking for teen volunteers to join our 2017 Summer Reading Program. Students entering 8th – …

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

Our libraries offer free classes for adults at several public libraries in Lafayette Parish. For a list of the types of classes we offer, and to see dates, times and registration information, click here.

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..).

School’s Out for Summer!
School’s Out for Summer!

You’ve survived another school year! Celebrate with food, activities, and video games. You’ll also learn about volunteering at the library and the great summer programs we are planning! Ages 12 – 18.
Friday, May 26
3:00 – 4:00 …

Beyond Black History Month Lecture Series
Beyond Black History Month Lecture Series

Tuesday, May 30
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Main Library

Join noted historian, LaGuana Gray of UT-San Antonio’s History Department as she speaks about African-American Women’s lives and labors, highlighting her book entitled “We just keep running the line: …

Yoga at the South Regional Library
Yoga at the South Regional Library

Certified yoga instructor Connie Chachere will teach this six-week class in yoga. Please bring your own mat and towel. Adults only, please. Registration begins Monday, March 27.
Tuesdays:
May 30; June 6, 13
6:00 – 7:00 PM
South Regional Library

Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration!
Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration!

The Main Library will host the Build a Better World Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration on Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. In addition to the performances listed below, kids can enjoy a …

Thursday Night at the Movies
Thursday Night at the Movies

Join us for films at the South Regional Library, every Thursday night.
Open to teens and adults. All movies start at 6:00 pm. Summer schedule:

June 1: The Hunger Games (2012, 142 minutes, Rated PG-13)
June 8: The Hunger Games – …

LEGO Club
LEGO Club

Kids will build unique LEGO creations based on a given theme. Ages 5 & up. Online registration begins Monday, May 22.
Milton Branch (856-5261)
Thursdays: June 1, July 6
4:00 – 5:00 pm
East Regional Library (445-3168)
Saturdays: June 10, July 8 …

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 …

Geek Cinema at the Library
Geek Cinema at the Library

Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Superhero films! Open to teens and adults.
East Regional Library
Friday, June 2
3:00 – 5:30 pm
Doctor Strange (2016, PG-13, 115 minutes)
Friday, June 9
3:00 – 5:30 pm
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016, PG-13, 127 …

Teen Animanga Club
Teen Animanga Club

Watch anime clips and discuss manga favorites in this fun teen gathering! Refreshments provided. Ages 12 – 18.
Fridays: June 2, July 14, August 11
5:00 – 6:30 PM
South Regional Library 

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

The Lafayette Genealogical Society presents “Genealogy 101″ on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 AM. Anyone interested in genealogy or local history may attend these presentations.
Saturday, June 3
9:30 – 10:30 AM
South Regional Library
Saturdays: …

Leprosy: The Daughters of Charity at Carville
Leprosy: The Daughters of Charity at Carville

Join us for a talk with Elizabeth Schexnyder, curator of the National Hansen’s Disease Programs Museum. Ms Schexnyder will share the story of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, who cared for …

Mr. Pennygaff’s Cirkus Sideshow Spectacular
Mr. Pennygaff’s Cirkus Sideshow Spectacular

Mr. Pennygaff and his special guest The Ringmistress take you on a tour of American popular entertainment, from the carnival midways to Broadway, from the sawdust of the circus and sideshow to the grand spectacles …

Family Movies
Family Movies

Lights! Camera! Action! Fun for the entire family. Open to all ages.
North Regional Library
Mondays at 2:00 PM
June 5:  Secret Life of Pets (PG, 2016, 90)
June 12: Moana (PG, 2016, 113 min)
June 19: Jungle Book (PG, …

Unplugged Mondays
Unplugged Mondays

Families can unplug and play games of all sorts! Bring your own games or choose from ours. Open to all ages.
Mondays: June 5, July 17
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Main Library

Boardgame Basement
Boardgame Basement

Ages 15 and up. Meetup for adults to play their favorite board games – bring your own or come play one of ours! Refreshments provided.
Main Library
Tuesdays 5:00 – 8:00 pm
June 6, 20; July 18; Aug. 1, …

Needle Arts Club
Needle Arts Club

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

Fairy Tale Science
Fairy Tale Science

Calling all engineers! Help your favorite fairy tale characters solve their problems with these science-based challenges. For ages 7 – 12.  Registration begins May 22.
Tuesday, June 6
Build a House for the Three Little Pigs.
2:00 – …