Mardi Gras Closures

Friday, February 5 (parades)
Main Library drive-thru closes at noon. Main Library closes at 5:00 PM.
Saturday, February 6 (parades)
Main Library closed all day (including drive-thru).

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Lafayette Reads Together

Lafayette Reads Together is back! The Lafayette Public Library, the Lafayette Parish School System and several community organizations are collaborating for this community-wide reading and learning experience, centered around the book, Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis. See how four Latino students overcame the odds to take on MIT and other top-notch schools in a national underwater robotics competition. Explore the cultural and social issues surrounding this story with the following programs.

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LRT: Crafts and Classes
LRT: Crafts and Classes

Build-a-Bot Craft
Build a robot good enough to eat! Use candy to create a robot-like creation to devour or display. Open to ages 5 – 12. Registration begins Monday, January 11.
Friday, February 19
4:00 – 5:00 pm
North Regional
3D Printing and …

Teen Animanga Club
Teen Animanga Club

Watch and discuss anime and manga favorites!
Main Library
Thursday, February 11
2:00 – 3:30 pm
East Regional
Thursday, February 25
6:00 – 7:30 pm
 

Donate Your Beads!
Donate Your Beads!

What do you do with all those Mardi Gras beads after the parades have rolled through? Donate them to a good cause! All Lafayette Public Library locations are collecting beads for LARC’s Mardi Gras Beads-N-More …

Home School Hangout
Home School Hangout

An afternoon of learning stations for Homeschooling Families revolving around different themes! Registration begins Monday, December 28 for the January session and Monday, January 25 for the February session. Open to ages 5 – 12.
Thursday, February …

Lego Club
Lego Club

Ages 7 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins December 28 for the January sessions and January 25 for the February sessions.
Main Library
Saturday, February 13
2:00 – 3:00 PM
North Regional Library
Saturday, February …

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

Experts and novices alike can learn about researching family history at the library from the Lafayette Genealogical Society. The society also has special ‘Genealogy 101′ sessions monthly, and provides one-on-one help weekly at the Main Library.
Genealogy 101
9:30 …

Family Matinee Theater
Family Matinee Theater

Join us for a film showing for families! Featured at four of our locations, kids are invited to come and watch a fun family feature! Refreshments will be served.
North Regional Library
Friday, February 12
4:00 pm
Frozen (2013) …

Drop-in Gaming for Teens
Drop-in Gaming for Teens

Teens are invited to drop-in and play Super Smash Bros. or bring board/card games from home.
Main Library
Mondays: February 15, 29
4:30 – 5:30 pm
South Regional
Saturday, February 13
2:30 – 4:00 pm
East Regional
Saturday, February 20
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Meditation Art
Meditation Art

Your focus and creativity will be your utensils, while we provide a plethora of prints and colored pencils. Adults only, please. No registration required.
North Regional Library
Wednesday: February 10
1:00 – 2:00 pm
East Regional Library
Thursday: February 11
3:00 …

Snack Attack Cooking for Teens
Snack Attack Cooking for Teens

Teens! Learn to create some easy and delicious no-bake recipes! Registration begins Monday, December 28.
Wednesday, February 10
4:30 – 5:30 pm
North Regional Library
Wednesday, February 17
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Main Library

LRT: Movie and Documentary Showings
LRT: Movie and Documentary Showings

Documentary and Talk
View Underwater Dreams (2014, 44 min, Not Rated) and then discuss the book, Spare Parts.
Thursday, February 11
Movie: 6:30 pm
Talk: 7:15 pm
South Regional Library
Thursday, February 18
Movie: 6:00 pm
Talk: 6:45 pm
East Regional Library
Thursday, March 3
Movie: …

Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!
Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!

Read or listen to 100 books between January 1 and December 31, 2016, and you will become a member of the 100 Book Club. Earn cool prizes and the bragging rights to say you accomplished something few others will! Complete rules are available …

Makerspaces & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs
Makerspaces & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs

Come MAKE with us the Main and South Regional Libraries! Our Makerspaces and Tech Labs offer classes in digital media, paper and textile arts, electronics and fabrication, as well as open access time. For more information about …

Vinyasa Yoga with Elizabeth Young
Vinyasa Yoga with Elizabeth Young

This basic vinyasa class is suitable for beginners and experienced yogis alike. Our certified yoga instructor will cover the fundamentals of yoga including proper alignment, modifications for injuries & pregnancies, and proper breathing techniques. This …

Yoga with Mel and Kat (Adults)
Yoga with Mel and Kat (Adults)

Gentle Yoga: Mondays
6:00 – 7:00 pm
East Regional Library: February 15, 22, 29
Join certified yoga instructors Mel and Kat for Gentle Yoga! These classes take place on Mondays from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Adults only, please. No registration …

Writes of Spring Writing Contest
Writes of Spring Writing Contest

Entries Due Thursday, March 24.  Students in grades K – 12 who reside in Lafayette Parish or in the surrounding parishes: St. Landry, Acadia, St. Martin, Vermilion, and Iberia can submit original pieces of short fiction, nonfiction, …

Weaving for Kids
Weaving for Kids

Create a woven masterpiece on a simple cardboard loom! Open to ages 8 – 12. Registration begins Monday, January 25.
Thursday, February 11
3:00 – 4:15 PM
North Regional Library

Teen Read and Feed
Teen Read and Feed

Discuss the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld and more great Steampunk reads, while enjoying tasty treats.
Thursday, February 11
noon – 1:30 pm
South Regional
Wednesday, February 24
4:30 – 5:30 pm
North Regional

Hot Wheels Speedway
Hot Wheels Speedway

Join us for creative play with Hot Wheels race cars. Use tracks, ramps and loops to create the ultimate race car experience. Registration beings Monday, December 28. Open to ages 7 – 12.
Friday, February 12
1:00 – 2:00 pm
South Regional …

Teen Screen
Teen Screen

Join us for a feature film!
Friday, February 12
3:00 – 4:45 pm
South Regional
Pixels (2015, PG-13, 106 min.)

Friday, February 5
3:00 – 4:55 pm
East Regional
Ant-Man (2015, PG-13, 117 min.)