Needle Arts Club

The Lafayette Public Library offers Needle Arts Clubs at two of its locations: the East Regional Library and the Main Library. Join us for stitching fun!
East Regional Library
Join local stitch artists and learn something new! …

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Lafayette Reads Together

Lafayette Reads Together is a community-wide reading and learning experience from the Lafayette Public Library, the Lafayette Parish School System and many local organizations. Visit our libraries for free copies of the graphic novel Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson starting Tuesday, January 17, and join us for the following programs: Read the full story »

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, 2017, 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 at the Main and South Regional Libraries! Our Makerspaces and Tech Labs offer classes in digital media, paper/textile arts, electronics, robotics, and fabrication (3D Printing, Laser Cutting, etc..).

LRT Children and Tween Programs
LRT Children and Tween Programs

Superhero Training Camp
Participate in super fun activities and crafts that will test your superpowers and bring out the superhero in you! Ages 5-12. Registration online begins Monday, January 9.
Wednesday, February 22
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library Story Castle

Operation Invention
Operation Invention

Come play with Makey Makey kits! A banana piano? A play dough game controller? The sky’s the limit! Ages 9 – 12. Registration begins Monday, January 23.
Thursday, February 23
4:30 – 6:00 PM
East Regional Library

Teen Screen
Teen Screen

Join us for awesome movies at your Library! Ages 12 – 18.
South Regional Library
Films begin at 6:30 PM
Thursday, February 23: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993, PG, 118)

Mardi Gras Library Closures
Mardi Gras Library Closures

Friday, February 24 (parades)
Main Library closes at 5:00 PM.
Saturday, February 25 (parades)
Main Library closed all day.
Monday, February 27 (parades)
Main Library closes at 5:00 PM.
Tuesday, February 28 (Mardi Gras)
All locations closed.

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. Register online beginning Tuesday, December 27.
Friday, February 24
10:30 – 11:15 AM
South Regional Library
 

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.
Main …

LEGO Club
LEGO Club

Kids will build unique LEGO Creations based on a given theme. Open to ages 7 & up. Register online beginning Tuesday, December 27.
Saturday, February 25
2:00 – 3:00 PM
North Regional Library

Mardi Gras Mambo
Mardi Gras Mambo

Let the good times roll with Mardi Gras themed books, crafts and a Second Line around the library! Ages 3 – 12.
Monday, February 27
2:00 – 3:00 PM
North Regional Library 

Family Movies
Family Movies

Join us at several branches for Family Movies! Open to all ages.
Monday, February 27
2:00 – 4:00 PM
East Regional Library
The BFG (2016, PG, 117 minutes)
 
 

Drop-In Gaming
Drop-In Gaming

Play Wii or PS4 games, or bring board/card games from home! Ages 12–18.
Monday, February 27
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Main Library

“My World Through Art and Photography” Exhibit
“My World Through Art and Photography” Exhibit

My World Through Art and Photography
by Margaret Melancon
January 13 through March 9, 2017
Main Library

“Kay Richoux: The Evolution of an Artist” Exhibit
“Kay Richoux: The Evolution of an Artist” Exhibit

Kay Richoux: The Evolution of an Artist
January 13 through March 9, 2017
Main Library 

LRT Documentaries & Discussions
LRT Documentaries & Discussions

Documentary Showing

View She Makes Comics (2014, 73 min., Not Rated), an award-winning documentary about women who create comic books.

Thursday, March 9
6:30 – 7:45 PM
Main Library

 

Crafternoon
Crafternoon

Come play with us! We will set out some craft supplies for you to drop in and join us for crafty fun. Ages 5 – 12.
Wednesday, March 1
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Main Library

Computer Classes at Lafayette Public Library
Computer Classes at Lafayette Public Library

Our libraries offer free classes for adults at several public libraries in Lafayette Parish. For a list of the types of classes we offer, and to see dates, times and registration information, click here.

Downtown Writers’ Group
Downtown Writers’ Group

Join a group of writers in downtown Lafayette on the first Wednesday of the month for support and discussion of individual writing efforts.
Wednesday, March 1
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Main Library

Teen Snack Attack
Teen Snack Attack

Teens will create delicious and easy no-bake recipes. In April, make salsa with the LSU Ag Center’s Tiffany Williams. Ages 12 – 18. Registration begins Monday, February 20.
Wednesday, March 1
4:00 – 5:00 PM
East Regional Library

Writes of Spring Writing Contest
Writes of Spring Writing Contest

Writes of Spring Writing Contest
The contest is open to students in grades K-12 who reside in Lafayette Parish or in the surrounding parishes: St. Landry, Acadia, St. Martin, Vermilion, and Iberia.
Students can submit original pieces …