50th Anniversary of Flat Stanley

Calling All Kids!
Ages 3-12
November 1 – December 1
Design your own Flat Stanley and take a photo of him on an adventure, around town or across the globe! We want to see your creative Flat Stanley photos, in honor of his …

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday,all locations of the Lafayette Public Library will be close at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 26 and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 27. All locations (except Butler Memorial Branch) will reopen according to their regular schedule on Friday, November 28.

STEAMPUNK READS For All Ages
STEAMPUNK READS For All Ages

Got the envie to read some great Steampunk-related books? Check out some amazing selections that we have in our catalog! These books and movies have been handpicked by some of our stellar librarians.
Picture Books
Her Majesty’s …

City Transit to Begin Servicing the South Regional Library
City Transit to Begin Servicing the South Regional Library

Lafayette Transit System announced today that it will begin servicing South Regional Library with its Route 25 on Monday, December 1.
“We are thrilled that the Lafayette Transit System has agreed to offer our South Regional …

Holds and Overdue Notifications
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 …

“My Photographic Journal” Photography by Barbara L. Kincannon
“My Photographic Journal” Photography by Barbara L. Kincannon

Photography by Barbara L. Kincannon
Exhibit Dates: November 19, 2014 – January 6, 2015
Galerie Lafayette in Jefferson Street Branch
Featured at ArtWalk on December 13.
Barbara Kincannon feels at one with nature when photographing the birds of Louisiana. …

Holiday Card Exchange
Holiday Card Exchange

Why keep those unused holiday cards? Exchange them or leave them for others to use this year! Bring your unwanted cards to our library, and walk away with some you really like!
November 3 – December 24
South Regional Library

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 …

NaNoWriMo Group Write-Ins
NaNoWriMo Group Write-Ins

NaNoWriMo, the world’s largest writing challenge, encourages aspiring writers ages 13 and up to write a 50,000-word novel in one month. Group write-ins will be held at the South Regional Library every Saturday and Sunday in November. Refreshments provided.
For …

Images of America: Carencro
Images of America: Carencro

Saturday, November 29
10:30 am – noon
North Regional Library
Authors Stacey Judice, Kathy Higginbotham and Donna Latiolais discuss and sign their new book about the history of Carencro.

Saturday Storytime with Kappa Delta Pi
Saturday Storytime with Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi, a local teachers honor society, will come in and perform special storytimes for kids 3 – 6 years old.
November 29
11:00 AM
South Regional Library

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 …

Gentle Yoga for Adults
Gentle Yoga for Adults

Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Register online using the links below beginning Monday, November 3. Please register for each date you are interested in attending.
Mondays
6:00 pm
North Regional Library
December …

Acadiana RC&D Lecture: Backyard Bird Habitat
Acadiana RC&D Lecture: Backyard Bird Habitat

Join us at the South Regional Library on Tuesday, December 2 for another informative lecture from the Acadiana RC&D! This lecture will be about preparing for winter for your backyard bird habitat.
Tuesday, December 2
7:00 PM
South …

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 …

Become Money Smart
Become Money Smart

Learn how to manage your personal finances in this free two-session workshop sponsored by United Way of Acadiana. Register using the links below beginning Monday, October 2.
Tuesday, December 2 & Thursday, December 4
5:30 – 7:30 pm
South Regional …

Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays

Get one-on-one help to use your computer, tablet, eReader or smartphone to access FREE library eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines!
Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 PM
December 2
South Regional Library
December 9
Jefferson Street Branch
December 16
North Regional Library

SPARK Lab Classes
SPARK Lab Classes

Classes are back in our SPARK Lab! These classes are open to ages 9 and up (teen and adults, too).
Wednesday, December 3
4:00 – 5:00 PM
South Regional Library
LED Greeting Card
Get into the holiday spirit and show …

Last Minute Gifts, with Chocolate!
Last Minute Gifts, with Chocolate!

Create and eat some delicious desserts that would work as great last minute gift ideas. Teens will make peppermint bark and chocolate, coconut and caramel pretzels. Registration begins November 24.
Thursday, December 4
6:00 – 7:00 pm
North …

Hand-Painted Porcelain Exhibit
Hand-Painted Porcelain Exhibit

Stop by the South Regional Library this holiday season to view a selection of hand-painted porcelain pieces, created and painted by members of the Acadiana Porcelain Art Guild.
December
South Regional Library

Carencro Country Christmas
Carencro Country Christmas

Saturday, December 6
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Carencro Community Center (located next door to the North Regional Library)
17th annual, Family oriented traditional event
Area choirs and singers and musicians providing traditional holiday music Booths with arts & …

Christmas at North Regional Library
Christmas at North Regional Library

Free fun for the whole family! Visit the library while enjoying the Carencro Country Christmas at the Carencro Community Center and the Children’s Christmas Parade.
Saturday, December 6
10:00 am – noon
North Regional Library
Jolly Holiday Magnet Craft
While …