March Madness Teen Book Tournament

Round 1: Vote March 1 – 17 for the Sweet Sixteen- Voting open
Round 2: Vote March 19 – 24 for the Elite Eight
Round 3: Vote March 26 – 31 for the Final Four
Round 4: Vote April …

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Writes of Spring Writing Contest

Entries due Tuesday, March 31

Students in grades K – 12 can submit original pieces of short fiction, nonfiction, drama (high school only) or poetry in English or French. This year all students are encouraged to enter the writing contest using our online entry form with an uploaded submission. For students in K – 6th grade only we will accept paper entry forms with paper submission to any branch of the Lafayette Public Library. Links to the online and paper submission are below.

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CSLP Teen Video Contest
CSLP Teen Video Contest

Lafayette teens, 13-18 years of age, are invited to create a video promoting the Summer Reading Program at the public library for 2015, and you could win $150! The created video should use the theme …

Women on Stamps
Women on Stamps

March 1 – 31
North Regional Library
See the many women featured on postage stamps and celebrate Women’s History Month.

Friends Book Sale & Silent Auction
Friends Book Sale & Silent Auction

Silent Auction
March 4 – 31
South Regional Library
Come and check out some of the most special items that the Friends of the Library have collected since the last sale! These special items make great gifts and …

Teen Library Corps
Teen Library Corps

Thursday, March 5
12:00 – 2:00 pm
North Regional Library
Thursday, April 2
12:00 – 2:00 pm
North Regional Library
Give a little TLC to your library and community! Volunteer to help make props and assist in creating a life-size …

SPARK Lab Classes
SPARK Lab Classes

Create Your Own Video Games
Friday, March 6
4:30 – 6:00 PM
South Regional Library
Learn how to create your own video games using GameMaker Studio from yoyogames.com. Open to teens ages 12 –19. Register online by clicking the …

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

Anyone interested in genealogy is welcome to attend Lafayette Genealogical Society’s “Genealogy 101” series and monthly meetings. All meetings take place at the South Regional Library. For more information, call 981-1028.
Genealogy 101
9:30 am
March 7, April 4, …

Storytime with Kappa Delta Pi
Storytime with Kappa Delta Pi

Join Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society for education majors, for special Saturday storytimes at the South Regional Library.
March 7, 21
11:00 AM
South Regional Library
 

Weaving Women’s Stories Through Art
Weaving Women’s Stories Through Art

Tuesday, March 10
1:00 – 3:00 pm
South Regional Library
Honor the women in your life with a meaningful shadow box. Bring your photos and mementos and we’ll provide the craft supplies. Registration starts Monday, February 16 by clicking the link above.

Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays

eDevice Help Session
Learn how to use your tablet, eReader or smartphone!
South Regional Library
April 7, May 5
Jefferson Street Branch
March 10, April 14, May 12
North Regional Library
March 17, April 21, May 19

FUN-tastic Art
FUN-tastic Art

Tweens are invited to come and make some FUN-tastic art at the North Regional Library! Open to ages 7 – 12.
Tuesday, March 10
4:00 – 5:00 PM
North Regional Library
Registration begins Monday, March 2.
Tuesday, April 14
4:00 …

Bayou State Book Talks
Bayou State Book Talks

Presented by the Center for Louisiana Studies. All Book Talks are held at the South Regional Library. For more information, call  981-1028.
Thursday, March 12
6:30 pm
Jim Bradshaw
Until You Are Dead, Dead, Dead: The Hanging of Albert …

Rainbow Mobile
Rainbow Mobile

Children ages 5 – 12 are invited to come to your branch of the Library to make a fun springtime rainbow mobile! This mobile will brighten up any space! Registration begins Monday, February 23. Register …

Pipe Cleaner Ninja and Kunoichi
Pipe Cleaner Ninja and Kunoichi

Tweens! Come to the Jefferson Street Branch to make an awesome pipe cleaner ninja or kunoichi (female ninja). Open to ages 7 – 12.
Thursday, March 12
4:00 PM
Jefferson Street Branch
Registration begins Thursday, February 19.

Divergent Movie Showing
Divergent Movie Showing

Friday, March 13
4:00 – 6:20 PM
South Regional
Teens, watch Divergent (2014, 139 min., PG-13) before the sequel Insurgent opens in theaters! Adults welcome.

Teen Performance Troupe
Teen Performance Troupe

Rehearsal:
Saturday, March 14
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
South Regional
Rehearsals & Performance:
Tuesday, April 7
9:00 – 11:30 am
South Regional
Wednesday, April 8
10:00 – 11:30 am
South Regional
Thursday, April 9
10:00 – 11:30 am
South Regional
Teen volunteers are needed …

Second Saturday ArtWalk
Second Saturday ArtWalk

Stop in at our Jefferson Street Branch to check out what’s being displayed in the Galerie Lafayette. ArtWalk takes place from 5:30 – 8:30 PM.
March 14 and April 11: “See What I See” Watercolors by …

Lafayette Reads Together
Lafayette Reads Together

 This year, Cox Communications presents a new community-wide initiative with the Lafayette Public Library and the Lafayette Parish School System, Lafayette Reads Together. This shared reading and learning experience centers around the same book, which this year is A Long …

“See What I See” Watercolors by Tony Cutrera
“See What I See” Watercolors by Tony Cutrera

Watercolors by Tony Cutrera
Exhibit Dates: February 25  – April 27, 2015
Galerie Lafayette at the Jefferson Street Branch
Featured at ArtWalk on March 14 and April 11.

Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher
Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher

Sunday, March 15
2:30 pm
South Regional Library Auditorium
Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artist  Peter Fletcher will perform a 70-minute program (plus intermission) and meet the audience after.
 

Gentle Yoga for Adults
Gentle Yoga for Adults

Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat. Register online beginning Monday, March 9 using the links below. Please register for each date you are interested in attending.
South Regional Library
March 16, March …