Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration Today!

Escape the Ordinary and read this summer with the Lafayette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Win prizes for reading and enjoy a full lineup of free entertaining and educational activities. Register here or at any of our libraries starting Monday, May 18.

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Pardon Our Progress…

We’re moving! As we relocate our Jefferson Street Branch collection to the newly renovated Main Library, many items will be temporarily unavailable on our shelves. You CAN still place a hold on these items and pick them up at the Jefferson Street Branch. You can also visit our branch to view magazines, newspapers and reference materials and use our public computers, WiFi and book drop. We’re sorry for this inconvenience as we prepare to bring you a newer, better library in Downtown Lafayette!

S.T.E.A.M. Through Summer!
S.T.E.A.M. Through Summer!

Looking for ways to encourage your kid’s brain and body to stay active this summer? Each week starting June 1, we’ll post a new S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) project on this page …

SYNC Audiobooks Available Now!
SYNC Audiobooks Available Now!

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads — a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title — each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in …

Summer Reading Teen Volunteers
Summer Reading Teen Volunteers

Teens! Looking for a great volunteer opportunity this summer? The Lafayette Public Library is inviting teens to apply for our Summer Volunteer Program beginning May 4 through May 28. The application can be downloaded here. …

Who’s Your Hero?
Who’s Your Hero?

All Ages
May 1 – June 30
South Regional Library
Every hero has a story, and every person has a hero. We want to honor yours! Adults may bring photos (4” x 6” or smaller), momentos and short bios depicting their hero …

CoderDojo in the Spark Lab (Ages 9-19)
CoderDojo in the Spark Lab (Ages 9-19)

CoderDojo is a free, volunteer-led, community-based programming club for young people. Join the mentors of Lafayette’s Coder Dojo to code and develop software using programming languages such as Python, Scratch, and others. Open to ages …

Yoga for Adults
Yoga for Adults

Certified yoga instructors lead your choice of Gentle Yoga or Chair Yoga (for those with limited mobility) in this series of free classes. Wear comfortable
clothes and bring a yoga mat if taking the Gentle Yoga class. Register at LafayettePublicLibrary.org for the 4-week session of your …

MakerSpace & Tech Lab at the Main Library
MakerSpace & Tech Lab at the Main Library

Come MAKE with us at the newly renovated Main Library! Our new Maker Space and Tech Lab will offer classes in digital media, paper and textile arts, electronics and fabrication, as well as open access time. Check this space …

Family Movie Matinees
Family Movie Matinees

Join us for Family Movie Matinees! Open to all ages, held at both the North and East Regional Libraries. All films begin at 2:30 PM.

Monday, June 1 
2:30 pm
The Lego Movie (2014) 101 min, G

Monday, June 8 
2:30 pm
Maleficent …

Superheroes on Display
Superheroes on Display

View comic books, pins, action figures and other superhero merchandise.
June 1 – July 31
East Regional, North Regional and South Regional Libraries, Main Library

Meet a Firefighter!
Meet a Firefighter!

Tour a fire truck and talk to firefighters after storytime.
Tuesdays, June 2 & July 7
10:00 AM
South Regional Library
Wednesday, June 3
11:30 AM
Jefferson Street Branch
Wednesday, June 24
10:00 AM & 11:30 AM
North Regional Library

Superhero Bangle
Superhero Bangle

Tuesday, June 2
2:00 – 3:00 pm
South Regional Library

Ages 7-12. Make a bracelet using comic book pages, plastic bottles and modge podge. Registration begins Monday, May 18.

Make Your Own Paracord Bracelets
Make Your Own Paracord Bracelets

Teens are invited to come and make a cool paracord bracelet! Ages 12 – 18. Registration begins Monday, May 18.
Wednesday, June 3
2:30 – 3:30 PM
East Regional Library
Monday, June 8
1:00 – 2:00 PM
South Regional Library
Wednesday, June 10
2:30 …

SRL Classics Book Club
SRL Classics Book Club

Join us for the South Regional Library Classics Book Club! We’ll be reading a classic each month. Come on your lunch break on the first Thursday of each month for a lively discussion of a …

Popcorn Theater
Popcorn Theater

Kids ages 5 – 12 are welcome to come and watch movies at the South Regional Library! We’ll be serving popcorn and drinks.
Friday, June 5 

2:00 pm
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
(2014) 98 min, …

Everyday Heroes Dream Big!
Everyday Heroes Dream Big!

Fantastic children’s performer Roger Day is coming to the Lafayette Public Library! Roger Day’s show is guaranteed to entertain, educate, and inspire. Join us for one of the funnest performances this summer!
Friday, June 5
10:30 – …

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

Anyone interested in genealogy is welcome to attend Lafayette Genealogical Society’s “Genealogy 101” series and monthly meetings.  Both meetings are open to the public.
Genealogy 101
9:30 am
June 6
Jefferson Street Branch
July 11, August 1
Main Library
Monthly Meeting
June 18, …

Lego Club
Lego Club

Registration begins Monday, June 1 for all June sessions and Wednesday, July 1 for all July sessions. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 7 – 12. Register using the links below.
East Regional Library 
Saturday, June 6 …

The House that Sugarcane Built: The Louisiana Burguieres
The House that Sugarcane Built: The Louisiana Burguieres

Sunday, June 7
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library present:
The House that Sugarcane Built: The Louisiana Burguieres.

Louisiana author and folklorist Donna McGee Onebane will discuss her …

SRL Science Fiction Book Club
SRL Science Fiction Book Club

The South Regional Science Fiction Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the South Regional Library. Join us to discuss science fiction favorites!
South Regional Library

2nd Tuesday, 6:30 pm

June 9
Artemis Awakening by …

Zoo-Zoom: The Little Zoo on Wheels
Zoo-Zoom: The Little Zoo on Wheels

Not just a petting zoo, Zoo-Zoom allows up-close views of both exotic and native Louisiana animals! Learn how to show respect and kindness to wallabies, snakes, rabbits, lizards and other animals. Sponsored by the Friends …