Princess and Prince Storytime

Wear your finest regal attire for this special royal storytime. Local pageant queens representing the Lafayette and Acadiana areas will read a princess story and take pictures with children.
Saturday, November 22
11:00 am
South Regional Library

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STEAMPUNK READS For All Ages

Got the envie to read some great Steampunk-related books? Check out some amazing selections that we have in our catalog! These books and movies have been handpicked by some of our stellar librarians.

Picture Books

Her Majesty’s Explorer: A Steampunk Bedtime Story by Emilie P. Bush
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Steampunk ABC by Lisa Falkenstem
Walking Your Octopus: A Guide to the Domesticated Cephalopod by Brian Kesinger

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50th Anniversary of Flat Stanley
50th Anniversary of Flat Stanley

Calling All Kids!
Ages 3-12
November 1 – December 1
Design your own Flat Stanley and take a photo of him on an adventure, around town or across the globe! We want to see your creative Flat Stanley photos, in honor of his …

Holds and Overdue Notifications
Holds and Overdue Notifications

Please note that our automated PHONE notification system for holds and overdue items is not in operation. Patrons with overdue materials will no longer receive automatic notifications by phone, but will receive notices in the …

“My Photographic Journal” Photography by Barbara L. Kincannon
“My Photographic Journal” Photography by Barbara L. Kincannon

Photography by Barbara L. Kincannon
Exhibit Dates: November 19, 2014 – January 6, 2015
Galerie Lafayette in Jefferson Street Branch
Featured at ArtWalk on December 13.
Barbara Kincannon feels at one with nature when photographing the birds of Louisiana. …

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.
North Regional Library
Saturday, November 22
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Registration begins Saturday, November 15.
Saturday, …

Holiday Card Exchange
Holiday Card Exchange

Why keep those unused holiday cards? Exchange them or leave them for others to use this year! Bring your unwanted cards to our library, and walk away with some you really like!
November 3 – December 24
South Regional Library

Gentle Yoga for Adults
Gentle Yoga for Adults

Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Register online using the links below beginning Monday, November 3. Please register for each date you are interested in attending.
Mondays
6:00 pm
South Regional Library
November …

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 …

Thankful Picture Frame Craft
Thankful Picture Frame Craft

Bring your favorite picture to frame in this fun, personal picture frame. Registration begins Monday, November 3. Open to children ages 5 – 12.
Monday, November 24
2:00 pm
South Regional Library

Popcorn Theater
Popcorn Theater

Enjoy a great movie with free popcorn and drinks! Ages 5–12. All showings take place at the South Regional Library.

Tuesday, November 25
2:00 PM
Earth To Echo (2014) 91 min, PG
Thursday, December 18
4:00 PM
Planes: Fire & Rescue …

Teen Book-to-Movie Discussion
Teen Book-to-Movie Discussion

Tuesday, November 25
4:00 – 5:00 pm
North Regional Library
Join in a guided discussion of The Maze Runner and its movie adaptation. Registration begins November 17.

Teen Performance Troupe
Teen Performance Troupe

Rehearsal:
Tuesday, November 25 10:00 am – noon
South Regional Library
Rehearsals & Performances:
December 22 & 23
9:30 – 11:30 am
South Regional Library
Teen volunteers are needed for voice actors, puppeteers, and behind-the-scenes help for puppet shows to be performed for families …

Teen Advisory Board
Teen Advisory Board

Teens will give voice in the planning of programs, book selections and other resources. Registration begins November 3.
Tuesday, November 25
1:00 – 2:30 pm
South Regional Library
Saturday, December 20
10:00 – 11:30 am
South Regional Library

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday,all locations of the Lafayette Public Library will be close at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 26 and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 27. All locations (except …

NaNoWriMo Group Write-Ins
NaNoWriMo Group Write-Ins

NaNoWriMo, the world’s largest writing challenge, encourages aspiring writers ages 13 and up to write a 50,000-word novel in one month. Group write-ins will be held at the South Regional Library every Saturday and Sunday in November. Refreshments provided.
For …

Images of America: Carencro
Images of America: Carencro

Saturday, November 29
10:30 am – noon
North Regional Library
Authors Stacey Judice, Kathy Higginbotham and Donna Latiolais discuss and sign their new book about the history of Carencro.

Saturday Storytime with Kappa Delta Pi
Saturday Storytime with Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi, a local teachers honor society, will come in and perform special storytimes for kids 3 – 6 years old.
November 29
11:00 AM
South Regional Library

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 …

LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit
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 …

Become Money Smart
Become Money Smart

Learn how to manage your personal finances in this free two-session workshop sponsored by United Way of Acadiana. Register using the links below beginning Monday, October 2.
Tuesday, December 2 & Thursday, December 4
5:30 – 7:30 pm
South Regional …

Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays

Get one-on-one help to use your computer, tablet, eReader or smartphone to access FREE library eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines!
Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 PM
December 2
South Regional Library
December 9
Jefferson Street Branch
December 16
North Regional Library