Pronunciator is here!

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to introduce its newest service: Pronunciator. This service offers patrons the ability to learn 80 languages at their own pace. There is also a mobile app that lets patrons …

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LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit

Whether you’re heading back to school this fall, need new job skills or just want to improve your mind, the Lafayette Public Library has many free tools to help you out!

Most of these resources will require a valid LPL library card and many can be accessed from any Internet-enabled device.

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Our Staff Recommends…
Our Staff Recommends…

Looking for a good read, but don’t know where to start? It may not surprise you that we have some super readers on our staff who would happily suggest a few titles for you. Here …

Friends Silent Auction
Friends Silent Auction

Check out the Silent Auction for the Friends of the Library. Only the most special and unique items are pulled for this silent auction. Bidding begins September 1 and ends September 26. Check out all …

Moving Tales: The Talkative Turtle
Moving Tales: The Talkative Turtle

Interactive storytelling and yoga. Register using the links below beginning Monday, September 8. Ages 5-12.
Tuesday, September 23
4:00 pm
North Regional Library
Tuesday, September 30
4:00 pm
South Regional Library

“A Symphony of Colors”: Oils by Laurie Legnon
“A Symphony of Colors”: Oils by Laurie Legnon

“A Symphony of Colors”: Oils by Laurie Legnon exhibit at Galerie Lafayette in the Jefferson Street Branch.
Laurie was born and raised in Iberia Parish along the Bayou Teche. Her exhibition “Symphony of Colors” expresses the …

Roly Poly Scarecrow
Roly Poly Scarecrow

Create an adorable scarecrow out of a toilet paper roll, complete with a cap! Register using the links below beginning Tuesday, September 9.
Tuesday, September 23
4:00 pm
South Regional Library
Tuesday, September 23
4:00 pm
Youngsville Branch
Wednesday, September 24
4:00 pm
Milton …

Festival of Words: Student Writing Contest
Festival of Words: Student Writing Contest

The Festival of Words Student Writing Contest is now accepting entries through October 17. This contest is co-sponsored by the Acadiana Writing Project and is open to writers in grades 6 – 12 throughout Acadiana. …

Celebrating Ernest J. Gaines
Celebrating Ernest J. Gaines

October marks 50 years since the publishing of Ernest Gaines’ first book, Catherine Carmier, and together with the Ernest J. Gaines Center on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, we are celebrating his works! Join us for …

Story Times en Français
Story Times en Français

Join us for special Story Times en Français at the South Regional Library!
Saturday Story Times at 11:00 AM
October 11

“Relaxation Therapy”: Acrylics & Mixed Medium by Caroline Goodman
“Relaxation Therapy”: Acrylics & Mixed Medium by Caroline Goodman

Acrylics & Mixed Medium by Caroline Goodman
Exhibit Dates: September 24 – November 18
Galerie Lafayette
Galerie Lafayette is located in the Jefferson Street Branch at 538 Jefferson Street. For more information, call 261-5787.
Featured at ArtWalk Oct. 11 & Nov. …

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 …

Acadiana RC&D Lecture: Highway Safety & Sustainable Planting
Acadiana RC&D Lecture: Highway Safety & Sustainable Planting

Thursday, September 25
7:00 – 8:00 PM
South Regional Library
Guest Speaker: Mike Hollier, Planning Manager, Lafayette Consolidated Government
Learn about a new approach to saving lives along our Louisiana Highways and Interstates in Lafayette. How can we, as …

Lego Club
Lego Club

Children will build different Lego structures based on a theme. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 7 and up. Registration is required.
Youngsville Branch
Monday, October 27
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Registration begins Monday, October 20.
NOTE: There …

Gentle Yoga for Adults
Gentle Yoga for Adults

Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Registration begins Monday, September 8 at LafayettePublicLibrary.org. Please register for each date you are interested in attending by clicking the …

Bad Art Fête
Bad Art Fête

Awful…Tacky…Eccentric…Shabby…Ugly…BAD!
Create your own “bad” art for our Fall Bad Art Fête. Your art must be original, “family friendly” and no larger than poster-size. Create your art at home or using available supplies at the Jefferson …

SPARK Lab Classes Returning
SPARK Lab Classes Returning

Classes on 3D printing and design, Arduino kits (an open‐source electronics prototyping platform), Lego Mindstorm Robotics and more will continue in our SPARK Lab makerspace this fall. Keep your eyes on this space for more information!

Teen Advisory Board
Teen Advisory Board

Teens will give voice in the planning of programs, book selections and other resources. Registration begins Friday, August 29 for South Regional Library and Monday, September 22 for North Regional Library. Register using the links …

Teen Performance Troupe
Teen Performance Troupe

Teen volunteers are needed for voice actors, puppeteers and behind-the-scenes help for puppet shows to be performed for families and children. Registration begins Monday, September 15.
Rehearsal:
Thursday, October 2
4:00 – 6:00 pm
South Regional Library
Rehearsals & Performances:
October 28, 29, 30
9:30 …

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

The Lafayette Genealogical Society presents “Genealogy 101,” a series of presentations for the research novice and expert alike. The group also holds monthly meetings featuring guest speakers. Anyone interested in genealogy may attend either event. All meetings are …

Tech Tuesdays: eDevice Help Sessions
Tech Tuesdays: eDevice Help Sessions

Get one-on-one help to learn how to use your computer, tablet, eReader or smartphone to access FREE library eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines! No registration required.
Tuesdays: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Jefferson Street Branch
October 14
 
North Regional Library
October 21
South …

Become Money Smart
Become Money Smart

Do you live paycheck to paycheck? Is debt dragging you down? Learn how to become money smart in this free two-session workshop sponsored by United Way of Acadiana. Register using the links below beginning Monday, …