Winter Break Anime for Teens

Saturday, December 20
1:00 – 4:00 pm
South Regional Library
The Lafayette Public Library and LouisiANIME are bringing anime fun to your winter break! Registration begins December 3.

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SPARK Lab Classes

Classes are back in our SPARK Lab!

Saturday, December 20
1:00 – 4:00 PM
South Regional Library

CoderDojo in the Spark Lab
CoderDojo is a volunteer-led, independent, community-based programming club for young people  aged 7 – 17. Participants will learn how to code and develop software using programming languages such as Scratch and Python. Registration begins December 8.

 

 

Surprise Book Gifts! (Ages 5 – 12)
Surprise Book Gifts! (Ages 5 – 12)

December 8 – 26
South Regional Library
Kids, looking for a holiday surprise this year? Why not check out one of our specially-chosen wrapped books? Look under our tree and pick out a beautifully wrapped
book to keep you busy during the holiday season and school break!

Teen Advisory Board
Teen Advisory Board

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

SPARK Lab Workshops
SPARK Lab Workshops

Classes are back in our SPARK Lab!
Saturday, December 20
1:00 – 4:00 PM
South Regional Library
CoderDojo in the Spark Lab
CoderDojo is a volunteer-led, independent, community-based programming club for young people  aged 7 – 17. Participants will learn …

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, December 20
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Registration begins Saturday, December 13.
Youngsville …

Button Wreath Craft for Tweens
Button Wreath Craft for Tweens

Kids ages 8–12 will make a cute wreath for the holidays out of buttons. Registration begins Monday, December 1.
Monday, December 22
2:00 PM
South Regional Library

Family Movie Matinee
Family Movie Matinee

Join us at the North Regional Library for a special matinee showing of The Polar Express!
Monday, December 22
2:30 PM
North Regional Library
The Polar Express (2004)
100 min., Rated G

The Christmas Spider
The Christmas Spider

Ages 5 – 12. This heartwarming holiday puppet show encourages kids to sing along to the carols throughout the show.
Monday, December 22
Tuesday, December 23
10:30 AM
South Regional Library

Hand-Painted Porcelain Exhibit
Hand-Painted Porcelain Exhibit

Stop by the South Regional Library this holiday season to view a selection of hand-painted porcelain pieces, created and painted by members of the Acadiana Porcelain Art Guild.
December 1-31
South Regional Library
 

Teen Performance Troupe
Teen Performance Troupe

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 and children. Registration begins November 3.

Reese’s Christmas Trees
Reese’s Christmas Trees

Ages 5 – 12. Make a holiday-theme edible craft using Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey’s Kisses and frosting. Registration begins Monday, December 1.
Tuesday, December 23
11:30 AM
South Regional Library 

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

Last Minute Gifts, with Chocolate!
Last Minute Gifts, with Chocolate!

Create and eat some delicious desserts that would work as great last minute gift ideas. Teens will make peppermint bark and chocolate, coconut and caramel pretzels. Registration begins November 24.
Tuesday, December 23
1:00 – 2:00 pm
South …

CREATE Video Lab
CREATE Video Lab

Teens! Learn how to make a stop-motion masterpiece! We will walk you through the shooting process and provide video equipment. Participants will have the chance to enter their video creations in a statewide contest and …

Christmas Holiday Hours
Christmas Holiday Hours

In honor of Christmas Eve, all library locations will close at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 24.All library locations will be closed on Thursday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. All locations will reopen at …

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, December 30
2:00 PM
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) 102 min, PG
 

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 …

“Relaxation Therapy”: Acrylics & Mixed Medium by Caroline Goodman
“Relaxation Therapy”: Acrylics & Mixed Medium by Caroline Goodman

Acrylics & Mixed Medium by Caroline Goodman
Exhibit Dates: September 24 – November 18
Galerie Lafayette
Galerie Lafayette is located in the Jefferson Street Branch at 538 Jefferson Street. For more information, call 261-5787.
Featured at ArtWalk Nov. 8.
Caroline Goodman’s colorful, …

New Year’s Holiday Hours
New Year’s Holiday Hours

In honor of the New Year’s holiday, all locations of the Lafayette Public Library will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 31. All locations of the Lafayette Public Library are closed on Monday, January 1. …

“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
Barbara Kincannon feels at one with nature when photographing the birds of Louisiana. Born and raised in historical …

100 Book Club
100 Book Club

Make a New Year’s resolution to read more! Vow to read 100 books in 2015. Registration for the 100 Book Club 2015 starts in January. Watch this space for more details!