LPL Makerspace: Open Access Hours

Please Note: The Main Library Makerspace will close today (Nov. 14) at 6:00 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Books from the Bayou Book Discussion: My Sunshine Away

Join us for a community discussion of My Sunshine Away, a novel by New York Times bestselling author and Louisiana native M.O. Walsh. Books from the Bayou is a collaborative effort between the Ernest J. Gaines Center, Center for Louisiana Studies, the UL Lafayette English Department, and the Lafayette Public Library. Their mission is to explore text and media related to, created in, and inspired by South Louisiana and the Acadiana Region. Ages 18 & up.

Thursday, November 14
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Main Library

Needle Arts Club
Needle Arts Club

Do you have an interest in crocheting, knitting, sewing, or other needle arts? Bring your own project and get new ideas. No registration required. All skill levels welcome, join us for stitching fun! Ages 18 …

Board Game Basement
Board Game Basement

Saunter down to the basement to enjoy board games and tabletop gaming. Feel free to bring your own games. Refreshments provided. Open to ages 14 and up.
Thursdays: November – December (except Holidays)
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Main Library

After-School Special
After-School Special

Join us for after school fun. Each week is a different surprise activity! Ages 5–12.
Thursdays: November 14, 21; December 5, 12, 19
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Butler Memorial Branch

Chess Club
Chess Club

A chance to practice your chess moves on other players. All playing levels (including beginners) welcome. Ages 8 & up. Registration begins Monday, November 4.
Thursday, November 14
6:00 – 7:00 pm
North Regional Library

Different Perspective: Mixed Media Artwork by Jamie Beck
Different Perspective: Mixed Media Artwork by Jamie Beck

Lafayette Art Association presents
Different Perspective: Mixed Media Artwork by Jamie Beck
Now through Thursday, January 9, 2020
Main Library (Second & Third Floors)

The Book Was Better – Book Club
The Book Was Better – Book Club

Discussions on books that were DEFINITELY better than their adaptations. Meets monthly, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the East Regional Library
November 15 – Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
December 13 – Skipping Christmas by John …

Zumba at the Library
Zumba at the Library

Get moving and make some noise with Zumba on Friday afternoons! Licensed instructor Sahra Arabaca will lead an energetic workout for all ages.
Fridays:
November 15, 22; December 13, 27
4:45 – 5:45 pm
West Regional Library

Fabricadabra!
Fabricadabra!

Learn the basics of sewing or just practice your sewing skills in our Makerspace with Fabricadabra! We’ll work on projects that introduce you to basic sewing skills, or you can bring your own project to …

Small Folk Studio
Small Folk Studio

An opportunity for toddlers to create and explore art mediums. Dress for a mess! Ages 18 months-3 years. Registration begins Monday, August 26. Registration for November and December dates begins Monday, October 21. 
Fridays:  November 15; December 20
10:30 …

Movable Art
Movable Art

Come build something fun and learn how simple machines work! Ages 7-12. Registration begins Monday, November 4. 
Friday, November 15
4:30 – 5:30 pm
West Regional Library

My First Turkey Craft
My First Turkey Craft

Make memories that will last! Use Baby’s hands and feet to make a turkey to remember when Baby was so small! Ages birth-18 months. Registration begins Monday, November 4. 
Friday, November 15
10:30 – 11:30 am
East Regional …

NaNoWriMo Write-Ins
NaNoWriMo Write-Ins

Take the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel in one month! Visit nanowrimo.org for more information. Ages 18 & up.
Saturdays in November
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
South Regional Library
Sundays in November
12:00 – 6:00 pm
South Regional Library

Student Band Showcase
Student Band Showcase

Music Academy of Acadiana presents a live showcase of student musicians playing a variety of genres. Come rock out and support Acadiana’s local talent! All ages.
Saturday, November 16
1:00 – 3:00 pm
West Regional Library

Teen Winter Games
Teen Winter Games

Do you want to test your skills? Race to move marbles or fold the best paper airplane. Join us in the teen section anytime and see what you can do!
Wednesday, November 6 – Wednesday, December …

LEGO Club
LEGO Club

Kids will build unique LEGO creations based on a given theme! Ages 5 & up.
Saturdays: November 16; December 14
2:00 – 3:00 pm
North Regional Library

French Fun Day
French Fun Day

French language programs for the whole family! Ages 5-12.
Saturdays:
November 16 – French Theatre Workshop with Kirby Jambon
December 21 - Comment le Grinch a volé Noël!
10:30 – 11:30 am
Main Library

 

Family Retro Cartoons
Family Retro Cartoons

Bring the family to the library for snacks and a selection of classic cartoons from the ’80s, ’90s, and beyond! Be sure to bring pillows and blankets. All ages.
Saturdays: November 16; December 28
2:00 – 3:30 pm
West Regional …

Messy Munchkins
Messy Munchkins

Your babies and toddlers will squish and smush their way to a good time with this multi-sensory playtime. Dress for a mess! Ages birth-36 months.
Saturday, November 16
10:30 – 11:30 am
East Regional Library
 
 
 

Drop-In Gaming
Drop-In Gaming

Join old and new friends to play on various gaming consoles or bring card/board games from home. For Ages 12-18.
Sundays: November - December
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Main Library

Fast Cars & Food Trucks
Fast Cars & Food Trucks

Join us for a car show with Lafayette’s League of Exceptional Motoring. Food trucks will be there for lunch while looking at all the amazing cars!
Sunday, November 17
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
East Regional Library