Pronunciator is here!

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to introduce its newest service: Pronunciator. This service offers patrons the ability to learn 80 languages at their own pace. There is also a mobile app that lets patrons …

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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 require a valid LPL library card and many can be accessed from any Internet-enabled device.

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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 …

Festival of Words: Student Writing Contest
Festival of Words: Student Writing Contest

The Festival of Words Student Writing Contest is now accepting entries through October 17. This contest is co-sponsored by the Acadiana Writing Project and is open to writers in grades 6 – 12 throughout Acadiana. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 the …

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 …

Become Money Smart
Become Money Smart

Do you live paycheck to paycheck? Is debt dragging you down? Learn how to become money smart in this free two-session workshop sponsored by United Way of Acadiana. Register using the links below beginning Monday, …

Popcorn Theater
Popcorn Theater

Join us for free popcorn and drinks! Popcorn theater takes place at the South Regional Library. Ages 7-12.
Thursday, October 9
4:00 PM
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
107 min, PG

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 …

Star Wars Reads Day
Star Wars Reads Day

Celebrate National Star Wars Reads Day at our libraries! Costumes are welcome. Ages 6-12. Registration is required for the Intergalactic Party.
Saturday, October 11
Intergalactic Party (crafts, games)
2:00 – 3:30 pm
North Regional Library
Registration starts Saturday, September 27.
Story …

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. …

ArtWalk/Bad Art Fête
ArtWalk/Bad Art Fête

Judging will take place for our annual Bad Art Fête! Patrons can vote for their favorite piece of bad art during ArtWalk.
This month’s ArtWalk features art by Caroline Goodman in the Galerie Lafayette.
Saturday, October 11
6:00 …

The Irony of Politics
The Irony of Politics

Morgan Goudeau, III, Guest Speaker
Former District Attorney for St. Landry Parish and the first D.A. elected to the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame, Morgan Goudeau has been involved with Louisiana politics since he opened his …

Learn About Tarot
Learn About Tarot

Monday, October 13
7:00 – 8:00 PM
South Regional Library
Professional intuitive tarot reader Sean Rutherford will discuss the history and misconceptions about tarot, along with the meaning of individual cards. This program is open to teens and …

Boorific Milk Jug Ghosts
Boorific Milk Jug Ghosts

Tuesday, October 14
4:00 pm
South Regional Library
Get your Halloween decorations started with these cute milk jug ghosts. Each jug comes with a light that makes it a perfect porch decoration! Register beginning Wednesday, October 1.

Shelfies Unite!
Shelfies Unite!

October 14 – 16
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Jefferson Street, North Regional, South Regional
This event will be taking place at the Jefferson Street Branch, North and South Regional Libraries. In honor of Teen Read Week, help us …