Wills and Life Planning

Attorney Valerie Gotch Garrett will offer free informational sessions and answer frequently asked questions on this topic.
Saturday, September 20
10:30 – 11:30 AM
North Regional Library

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Holds and Overdue Notifications

Please note that our automated PHONE notification system for holds and overdue items is not in operation. Patrons with overdue materials will no longer receive automatic notifications by phone, but will receive notices in the mail. Library staff will also contact patrons by phone for holds.

If you were receiving phone messages, please call or visit one of our branches to sign up for email notifications.

Call in renewal is no longer possible at this time. You may renew items using our website or the LPL Mobile app.

LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit
LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit

Whether you’re heading back to school this fall, need new job skills or just want to improve your mind, the Lafayette Public Library has many free tools to help you out!
Most of these resources will …

Our Staff Recommends…
Our Staff Recommends…

Looking for a good read, but don’t know where to start? It may not surprise you that we have some super readers on our staff who would happily suggest a few titles for you. Here …

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

The Lafayette Genealogical Society presents “Genealogy 101,” a series of presentations for the research novice and expert alike. The group also holds monthly meetings featuring guest speakers. Anyone interested in genealogy may attend either event. All meetings are …

Friends Silent Auction
Friends Silent Auction

Check out the Silent Auction for the Friends of the Library. Only the most special and unique items are pulled for this silent auction. Bidding begins September 1 and ends September 26. Check out all …

Teen Advisory Board
Teen Advisory Board

Teens will give voice in the planning of programs, book selections and other resources. Registration begins Friday, August 29 for South Regional Library and Monday, September 22 for North Regional Library. Register using the links …

Gentle Yoga for Adults
Gentle Yoga for Adults

Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Registration begins Monday, September 8 at LafayettePublicLibrary. org. Please register for each date you are interested in attending by clicking …

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.
Youngsville Branch
Monday, September 22
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Registration begins Monday, September 15.
Monday, October …

Gaming @ Your Library for Teens
Gaming @ Your Library for Teens

Show off your skills in a Just Dance competition (South Regional only) or Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Registration begins Tuesday, September 2.
Monday, September 22
2:00 – 3:30 pm
South Regional 
Monday, September 22
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Jefferson Street
Monday, October …

Moving Tales: The Talkative Turtle
Moving Tales: The Talkative Turtle

Interactive storytelling and yoga. Register using the links below beginning Monday, September 8. Ages 5-12.
Tuesday, September 23
4:00 pm
North Regional Library
Tuesday, September 30
4:00 pm
South Regional Library

“A Symphony of Colors”: Oils by Laurie Legnon
“A Symphony of Colors”: Oils by Laurie Legnon

“A Symphony of Colors”: Oils by Laurie Legnon exhibit at Galerie Lafayette in the Jefferson Street Branch.
Laurie was born and raised in Iberia Parish along the Bayou Teche. Her exhibition “Symphony of Colors” expresses the …

Roly Poly Scarecrow
Roly Poly Scarecrow

Create an adorable scarecrow out of a toilet paper roll, complete with a cap! Register using the links below beginning Tuesday, September 9.
Tuesday, September 23
4:00 pm
South Regional Library
Tuesday, September 23
4:00 pm
Youngsville Branch
Wednesday, September 24
4:00 pm
Milton …

Celebrating Ernest J. Gaines
Celebrating Ernest J. Gaines

October marks 50 years since the publishing of Ernest Gaines’ first book, Catherine Carmier, and together with the Ernest J. Gaines Center on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, we are celebrating his works! Join us for …

Story Times en Français
Story Times en Français

Join us for special Story Times en Français at the South Regional Library!
Saturday Story Times at 11:00 AM
October 11

“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 Oct. 11 & Nov. …

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 …

Acadiana RC&D Lecture: Highway Safety & Sustainable Planting
Acadiana RC&D Lecture: Highway Safety & Sustainable Planting

Thursday, September 25
7:00 – 8:00 PM
South Regional Library
Guest Speaker: Mike Hollier, Planning Manager, Lafayette Consolidated Government
Learn about a new approach to saving lives along our Louisiana Highways and Interstates in Lafayette. How can we, as …

Bad Art Fête
Bad Art Fête

Awful…Tacky…Eccentric…Shabby…Ugly…BAD!
Create your own “bad” art for our Fall Bad Art Fête. Your art must be original, “family friendly” and no larger than poster-size. Create your art at home or using available supplies at the Jefferson …

SPARK Lab Classes Returning
SPARK Lab Classes Returning

Classes on 3D printing and design, Arduino kits (an open‐source electronics prototyping platform), Lego Mindstorm Robotics and more will continue in our SPARK Lab makerspace this fall. Keep your eyes on this space for more information!

Teen Performance Troupe
Teen Performance Troupe

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 Monday, September 15.
Rehearsal:
Thursday, October 2
4:00 – 6:00 pm
South Regional Library
Rehearsals & Performances:
October 28, 29, 30
9:30 …

Tech Tuesdays: eDevice Help Sessions
Tech Tuesdays: eDevice Help Sessions

Get one-on-one help to learn how to use your computer, tablet, eReader or smartphone to access FREE library eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines! No registration required.
Tuesdays: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Jefferson Street Branch
October 14
 
North Regional Library
October 21
South …