Family Campout

Put on your PJs, grab a sleeping bag, and come hang out around a pretend campfire! Don’t worry – we’ll finish in time for everyone to sleep in their own beds. Recommended for Ages 3-12.

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LPSS Student IDs Now Serve as a Library Card!


Your Student ID Card now serves as one of your most important school supplies: A Lafayette Public Library Card.

The Lafayette Public Library and the Lafayette Parish School System have teamed up this year to provide your child with a free Student ID-Public Library Card. This program automatically enrolls more than 31,000 Lafayette Parish public school students into the library system. Read the full story »

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.
 

Saturday Study Hall: Middle School Edition
Saturday Study Hall: Middle School Edition

Get an early edge on middle school Math & English.
Middle school students ages 10 & up learn the core math and English concepts with fun, fast online video lessons using Homework Louisiana’s free databases. Laptop …

LPL Cardio Club
LPL Cardio Club

Looking for motivation to get moving? Come walk or run with us! Open to all fitness levels and all ages. Various distances available. Strollers welcome.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month!
September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Get a LIBRARY CARD and Check Out Something INCREDIBLE!
This September, the Lafayette Public Library is joining forces with The Incredibles, the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month. This initiative is …

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.
Saturdays:
October 6
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Main Library

Celebrate Family Craft
Celebrate Family Craft

A blast from the past! Learn how to display treasured family mementos, such as photos or recipes, in an easy-to-make manila folder album. Please bring copies of your cherished memories. Registration begins Monday, August 20.

Adult Show and Tell: Tattoos
Adult Show and Tell: Tattoos

Show and tell isn’t just for kids! Every tattoo has a story. Come to show off one of your tattoos (or a picture of it), and tell us the story.
Tuesday, September 25
6:00-7:00 pm
North Regional Library

Harry Potter Mystery Dinner
Harry Potter Mystery Dinner

Witches and wizards, gather around the dinner table to solve one of Hogwarts’ most perplexing mysteries. One among you may be the culprit! Refreshments will be provided. Ages 18 and up. Registration begins Monday, September …

Snack Attack
Snack Attack

Learn to create some easy recipes! Amaze your friends and families with the things you can make in this teen program. Ages 12 – 18. Registration begins Tuesday, September 4.
 Tuesday, September 25
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library

Board Game Basement
Board Game Basement

Saunter down to the basement to enjoy board games and tabletop gaming. Feel free to bring your own games. Refreshments provided. Open to ages 14 and up.

Crafternoon
Crafternoon

Come play with us! Drop in and join us for some crafty fun. Ages 5 – 12.

Write with Us!
Write with Us!

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at creative writing, this program is for you! We offer support and guidance in your writing efforts.
Wednesdays: September – October
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Main Library

Needle Arts Club
Needle Arts Club

Do you have an interest in crocheting, knitting, sewing, or other needle arts? Bring your own project and get new ideas. No registration required. All skill levels welcome, join us for stitching fun!

Fantastic Films at the Library
Fantastic Films at the Library

Join us for movies that gain a great deal when seen on a big screen.
Thursdays
South Regional Library

Pokémon League
Pokémon League

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Come Play Pokémon console games, do Pokémon crafts and activities, and bring your trading cards or DS to battle with other players. …

Children’s Books: From Publishing to Publicizing
Children’s Books: From Publishing to Publicizing

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A session with local authors and illustrators of children’s books, plus special guest Jan Risher, publicist and author. Get to know local authors, buy a book if interested, and enjoy …

Zumba at the Library
Zumba at the Library

Get moving this fall with licensed Zumba instructor Sahra Arabaca and friends. She is ready to bring the excitement of Zumba to you! Open to All Ages.
Fridays:
September 28; October 12, 26
5:00 – 6:00 PM
South Regional Library

Nerf Battle
Nerf Battle

The Library is quiet. Suddenly, Nerf ammo flies between the bookshelves and you’re locked in an after-hours Nerf Battle at the Library. Bring your own unmodified Nerf dart guns. Registration begins Monday, September 17.
Friday, September 28
6:30 …

Adulting 101: Resume Building
Adulting 101: Resume Building

Teens will receive hands-on instruction on how to create a resume using Google Docs by Guidance and College Counselor, Caitlin Neal-Jones. Laptops will be provided, but teens are welcome to bring their own laptops or …

Adulting 101: ACT Test Prep
Adulting 101: ACT Test Prep

Get test ready! Teens will explore the library’s databases and other free online resources to help them study and prep for ACT testing. Ages 12-18. Registration begins Monday, August 20.
Saturday, September 29
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Main Library