Study Space for Teens

Need a spot to study, work on a group project or write that paper you’ve been putting off? We’ll provide the space and snacks! Ages 12 – 18.

Mondays:
April 24; May 8, 15
4:00 – 8:00 PM
East Regional …

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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 – 12th grades are invited to sign up at the following link:  Click here to sign up. Completed applications may be returned at any library branch.

 

Writes of Spring Writing Contest
Writes of Spring Writing Contest

The contest is open to students in grades K-12 who reside in Lafayette Parish or in the surrounding parishes: St. Landry, Acadia, St. Martin, Vermilion, and Iberia. Entries due by Friday, March 31.
Thank you for …

East Regional Library Walking Club
East Regional Library Walking Club

All fitness levels welcome! The Walking Club meets each Monday in the library’s entryway to walk around the adjoining park. Adults only, please.
Mondays at 9:30 AM

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.

Gentle Yoga for Adults
Gentle Yoga for Adults

Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Wear comfy clothes and bring a mat or large towel. No registration required. Adults only, please.
Tuesday, April 25
6:00 – 7:00 PM
East Regional Library

Shabby Chic Birdhouse Decor
Shabby Chic Birdhouse Decor

Use various materials to create a beautiful decoration. Adults only, please. Registration begins Monday, March 20.
Tuesday, April 25
1:00 – 3:00 PM
East Regional 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..).

Play With Your Food
Play With Your Food

Now you can play with your food and eat it, too. It’s science! It’s silly! It’s guaranteed to be yummy. Ages 5 – 12.
Tuesday, April 25
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Chenier Branch  

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 …

Festival International: Main Library Closure
Festival International: Main Library Closure

The Main Library will close early on the following dates due to Festival International taking place in downtown Lafayette:
Wednesday, April 26
closes at 5:00 PM

Spring Soap Making
Spring Soap Making

Explore the safe and easy melt and pour soap making method with artist Connie Boustany. Add your own herbs and scents to create a personal delight! Adults only, please. Registration begins Monday, March 20.
Wednesday, April 26
6:30 …

Parachute Science
Parachute Science

Learn the science behind parachutes, then design and build your own! Ages 5 – 12. Registration begins Monday, April 3.
Wednesday, April 26
4:00 – 5:00 PM
East Regional Library 

Thursday Movies at the Library
Thursday Movies at the Library

Join us each Thursday at the South Regional Library for a new movie (or a movie connected to a new movie). Adults welcome.
South Regional Library
981-1028
April 27
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Jason Bourne
(2016, PG-13, 123 minutes)

Needle Arts Club
Needle Arts Club

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

Drop-In Gaming
Drop-In Gaming

Play Wii or PS4 games, or bring board/card games from home! Ages 12–18.
Saturday, April 29
2:00 – 3:30 PM
East Regional Library

Downtown Writers’ Group
Downtown Writers’ Group

Join a group of writers in downtown Lafayette on the first Wednesday of the month for support and discussion of individual writing efforts.
Wednesday, May 3
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Main Library 

Tabletop Gaming Night
Tabletop Gaming Night

Calling all gamers! Grab your D20 and join us for an evening of strategy games like Catan and Carcassonne. Adults only, please.
Thursday, May 4
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Main Library 

Leyla McCalla at the Main Library
Leyla McCalla at the Main Library

Leyla McCalla: Live at the Library
Thursday, May 4, 2017
7:15 PM
Main Library Meeting Room
Named 2013’s Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine, Leyla McCalla’s debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to …

Teen Animanga Club
Teen Animanga Club

Watch anime clips and discuss manga favorites in this fun teen gathering! Refreshments provided. Ages 12 – 18.
Friday, May 5
5:00 – 6:30 PM
South Regional Library 

Board Game Café
Board Game Café

Meetup for adults to play their favorite board games – bring your own or come play one of ours! Coffee and tea provided.
Fridays:
May 5, 19
3:00 – 5:30 PM
Main 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.