Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show

Featuring Harvey Rabbit, Cecil the Orangutan, and T-Boy the Alligator with Mr. Tim and Ms. Laura in a fun-filled, energetic show of puppetry, music, comedy, magic, ventriloquism, and audience participation. Ages 3-12.
Monday, July 15
3:00 – 4:00 …

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Chenier Center Block Party is back!

The Chenier Center Block Party returns for its second year! Join us for an evening of music, food, and family fun! It’s a great way to meet your neighbors, enjoy live music, and learn about services available at the Chenier Center.

This event will take place on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in and around the Chenier Branch of the Lafayette Public Library (220 W. Willow St., Bldg. C, Lafayette, LA 70501).

Visit with these community organizations:

• Project LAUNCH book giveaway for children

• Jam to live music with PMG (Philadelphia Music Group) and New Natives Brass Band

• FREE Back-to-school vaccinations with Lafayette Parish Health Unit

• Try our Lafayette Community M.I.Brary instruments

• LCG Planning and Zoning will share ECI (Evangeline Corridor Initiative) projects coming to the neighborhood

• Lafayette Police Department

• FREE Refreshments from Super 1 Foods

• Register for the Library’s Summer Reading Program and enjoy crafts

• Tour the Library’s new GoGo Biblio Bookmobile

• And much more!

This event is co-hosted by District 3 Councilman Pat Lewis who represents the neighborhoods around the Clifton Chenier Center.

Drop-In Gaming
Drop-In Gaming

Join old and new friends to play on various gaming consoles or bring card/board games from home. For Ages 12-18.
Mondays:
July 15 & 29
2:00 – 3:00 pm
North Regional Library

Percy Jackson Book Club
Percy Jackson Book Club

Join us at Camp Half-Blood for book discussions and crafts, snacks, and trivia based on the world of Percy Jackson! Ages 9 – 14.
July - The Sea of Monsters
Aug - The Titan’s Curse

Family Movies: Christopher Robin
Family Movies: Christopher Robin

Come watch family movies at your local library!
Mondays 2:00 – 4:00 pm
July 15 - Christopher Robin (PG, 2018)
July 22 - The Incredibles 2 (PG, 2018)
East Regional Library

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

Genealogy 101 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, August 3
9:00 – 11:00 am
Main Library

3D Printing 101
3D Printing 101

Use Tinkercad to learn the basics of 3D design and printing. Ages 9 & up, register online! Registration begins Monday, May 20.
Tuesdays
July 16; August 13
4:00 – 5:00 pm
South Regional Library

LEGO WeDo Workshop
LEGO WeDo Workshop

Builders and brick enthusiasts assemble! Explore the basics of robotics engineering with the fun, easy-to-use LEGO WeDo kits.  Take building to a new level! Ages 7 – 12.   Registration begins Monday, June 3. 
Tuesday, July 16
4:30 …

Space, Virtual Reality, and the Future
Space, Virtual Reality, and the Future

Naresh Deoli, a research scientist at the Louisiana Accelerator Center and UL-Lafayette Department of Physics adjunct faculty member, will discuss astronomy and space science, including NASA’s plan to colonize Mars in the next 15-20 years. …

Edible Constellations
Edible Constellations

Explore the cosmos and consume them! We’ll have an introduction to the star patterns in the night sky and then make our own to eat using pretzels and mini marshmallows. For ages 5 – 12. Registration …

Cracked Marble Moon Necklace Craft
Cracked Marble Moon Necklace Craft

Kids and their grown-ups will make unique moon necklaces together.  For ages 9 – 12. Registration begins Monday, July 1.  Please register both child and adult.
Tuesday, July 16
10:00 – 11:00 am
North Regional Library

American Girl Club
American Girl Club

Meet a new American Girl each month and enjoy activities based on her interests. All dolls, American Girl or other, are welcome! Ages 7 – 12. Registration begins Monday, May 20.

Tuesdays:
July 16: Maryellen Larkin

2:00 – 3:00 pm
South …

K9 and Sheriff Show and Tell
K9 and Sheriff Show and Tell

Meet a local sheriff and his fellow four-legged officer. Ages 3-12.
Tuesday, July 16
10:30 – 11:15 am
West Regional Library

Chenier Shenanigans
Chenier Shenanigans

Join us for after-school fun. Each week is a different surprise activity! Ages 5 – 12.
Tuesdays:
July 16, 23, 30
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Chenier Branch

“Moonlight on the Bayou” Painting
“Moonlight on the Bayou” Painting

Paint a nocturnal Louisiana scene with acrylic paint and a pattern on canvas paper. Ages 14 & up. Registration begins Monday, June 17.
Tuesday, July 16
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Milton Branch

Moon Mugs
Moon Mugs

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing by making your own Moon Mug! Pottery Alley will provide supplies & instruction. Ages 14 & up. Registration begins Monday, July 1.
Tuesday, July 16
2:00 – 4:00 pm
South …

Teen Lego Lab
Teen Lego Lab

Teenage LEGO-lovers can hang out, build original creations for display, and explore LEGO Mindstorms in this monthly meetup. Registration begins Monday, June 3.
Tuesday, July 16
3:00 – 4:00 pm
East Regional Library

Galaxy T-Shirt
Galaxy T-Shirt

Create a unique galaxy of stars on a black t-shirt using bleach spray and stencils. T-shirt will be provided. We will be working with bleach, please dress accordingly. Registration begins Monday, July 1.
Tuesday, July 16
2:00 …

Tech Assistance
Tech Assistance

Drop in for one-on-one help with your mobile device or learn how to access the library’s collection of eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines! No registration required.
Tuesdays:
July 16; August 20
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Main Library

Writes of Spring Contest Winners Announced
Writes of Spring Contest Winners Announced

The Lafayette Public Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Writes of Spring Writing Contest. We congratulate the winners and recognize the efforts of all students who contributed their entries. We also …

Teen Snack Attack
Teen Snack Attack

Learn to create easy recipes! Amaze your friends and families with the things you can make. Registration begins Monday, May 20.
Tuesdays: July 16
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Main Library

Small Business Development
Small Business Development

An ongoing series hosted by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at UL Lafayette. Visit our website or call 482-6312 for a full description of these exciting and informative workshops.