Explore a World of Art with Your Library Card!

The Hilliard University Art Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System are thrilled to announce a partnership that allows members of the community to check out a free family admission pass.

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Libraries ROCK! Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

The Main Library will host the Libraries ROCK! Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration on Saturday, June 2. In addition to the performances listed to the right, kids can enjoy a fun jump, crafts, community fun with downtown organizations, and more. We’ll have food trucks selling a variety of treats. Also joining us, for the first time, is the Bicycle Safety Festival in Parc Putnam.

Saturday, June 2
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Main Library

To learn more about the Summer Reading Program and to register, click here.

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Storytime Calendar
Storytime Calendar

A variety of Storytimes are available at many of our branches around Lafayette parish. For information about the types of storytimes available, visit our Storytime page.
For a list of all storytimes available through the Lafayette …

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.

So Bad It’s Good Movie Night
So Bad It’s Good Movie Night

A continuing series of movie nights showcasing the very best of the worst, from bad acting and horrific plot holes to deeply-flawed decision making.
Tuesday, May 22: Street Fighter (PG-13, 1994)
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Main Library

 

Pine Needle Basketry
Pine Needle Basketry

Learn the ancient art of pine needle basket making. Taught by Kim Hollier, Louisiana State Arboretum naturalist. All materials supplied. Registration begins Monday, May 8.
Wednesday, May 23
1:00 – 4:00 PM
East Regional Library

Write with Us!
Write with Us!

Explore multi-genre creative writing with writing instructors from UL Lafayette, who will discuss the writing process and provide valuable feedback. All writing levels welcome!
Wednesdays: May 23, July 18, August 15
6:00 – 7:00 PM
South Regional Library

East Regional Walking Club
East Regional Walking Club

Join us at the new Sports Complex in Broussard at the Walking Trail Entrance (located at the soccer field parking lot). All fitness levels welcome! Adults only, please.

Needle Arts Club
Needle Arts Club

Do you have an interest in crocheting, knitting, sewing or other needle arts?  The Lafayette Public Library offers Needle Arts Clubs at two of its locations: the East Regional Library and the Main Library! All …

Soap Bubble Art – CANCELLED
Soap Bubble Art – CANCELLED

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*
Teens will use recycled bottles to blow bottles onto poster boards to create beautiful bubble pop art. Dress for a mess! Ages 12–18.
Friday, May 25
2:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library

Memorial Day closures
Memorial Day closures

All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The branches will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 29.

Teen DIY Crafts
Teen DIY Crafts

We’ll provide the craft. You provide the creativity! Come in and make something amazing! Registration online beginning February 26.
Wednesday: May 30
2:00 – 3:00 pm
South Regional Library 

Zumba at the Library
Zumba at the Library

Get moving this summer with Sahra Arabaca, a licensed Zumba instructor, and friends. She is ready to bring the excitement of Zumba to you!

Fridays, June 1, 8, and 15
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
South Regional Library

Teen Animanga Club
Teen Animanga Club

Watch anime clips and discuss manga favorites in this fun teen gathering! Refreshments provided. Ages 12 – 18.
Fridays,
June  1, July 6, August 3
2:00 – 4:30 PM
South Regional Library 

LEGO Club
LEGO Club

Patrons will build unique brick creations based on a given theme! Ages 5 & up. 

Small Folk Studio
Small Folk Studio

An opportunity for toddlers to create and explore art mediums. Caregivers be warned…dress for mess! Ages 18 months – 3 years. Registration begins Monday, May 21.

Friday, June 1
10:30 – 11:15 AM
South Regional Library

Fridays: 10:30 – 11:15 am
June …

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

Genealogy 101
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.

Unplugged Monday
Unplugged Monday

Leave your electronics at home and bust out some board games! Bring your own or choose one from our collection.
Mondays:
June 4, July 9
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Main Library

Family Movies
Family Movies

Come watch family movies at your local library! Look below for times and showings:

Trivia Time
Trivia Time

Do you think you know trivia? Get a team together and test your skills against others in our monthly themed trivia contests. Let the team with the most trivial knowledge win!
June 4: Music of the 1960s
6:00 – …

Make a Musical Instrument!
Make a Musical Instrument!

Recommended for Ages 7–12. Registration begins Monday, May 21.
Monday, June 4
2:00 – 3:00 pm
South Regional Library

Smart Cycling Skills
Smart Cycling Skills

Learn the rules of the road, bike laws, route planning and essential bike gear from Chris Daigle with Eagle Wheel School of Cycling. Recommended for Ages 14 & up.
Tuesday, June 5
6:30 – 7:30 pm
East Regional …