Mardi Gras Library Closures

Saturday, February 18 (parades)
Main Library and North Regional Library closed all day.

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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 …

LRT Children and Tween Programs
LRT Children and Tween Programs

The Science of Superheroes
Holy gadgets and gizmos, Batman! Test out the science behind superpowers! Register starting Tuesday, December 27. Ages 9–12.
Thursday, February 16
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library

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..).

Board Game Café
Board Game Café

Meetup for 20 to 30-year olds. Join us for an evening of games. Play ours or bring one of your own. Coffee and tea will be provided!
Friday, February 17
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Main Library
 
 

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 17
10:30 – 11:15 AM
East Regional Library

Le Courir du Mardi Gras
Le Courir du Mardi Gras

Learn how to celebrate Mardi Gras in Cajun Country from author and storyteller Cheri Armentor. Ages 5 – 12. Register online beginning Monday, February 6.
Saturday, February 18
10:30 – 11:15 AM
East Regional Library

Drop-In Gaming
Drop-In Gaming

Play Wii or PS4 games, or bring board/card games from home! Ages 12–18.
Saturday, February 18
2:00 – 3:30 PM
East Regional Library
Saturday, February 18
2:30 – 4:00 PM
South Regional Library

Teen Library Corps
Teen Library Corps

Meet friends, earn volunteer time and help plan library events. Open to ages 12 – 18.
Saturday, February 18
1:00 – 2:00 PM
South Regional Library

The French Table South
The French Table South

La Table Française
Improve your French speaking through casual conversation! Adults only, please. No registration required.
Saturday, February 18
9:30 – 11:30 AM
South Regional Library

East Regional Walking Club
East Regional Walking Club

All fitness levels welcome! The Walking Club meets each Monday in the library’s entryway to walk around the adjoining park. Adults only, please.
Mondays
9:30 am
February: 20
East Regional Library

LRT Teen Programs
LRT Teen Programs

Mehndi Henna Tattoos
Learn the art of henna skin tattoo from expert Leila Khansa. Open to teens ages 12 – 18. Registration begins Tuesday, December 27.
Tuesday, February 21
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library

Homebrewing 101
Homebrewing 101

Members of the Dead Yeast Society will show how to get started in the brewing process. Please note that we are unable to serve samples. Adults only, please.
Tuesday, February 21
6:30 – 7:30 PM
East Regional Library

Tech Assistance
Tech Assistance

Drop in for one-on-one help with your mobile device or learn how to access the library’s collection of eBooks, audiobooks and magazines! No registration required.
Main Library
Tuesday, February 21
2:00 – 4:00 PM

Play With Your Food
Play With Your Food

Now you can play with your food and eat it, too. It’s science! It’s silly! It’s guaranteed to be yummy. Ages 5 – 12.
Tuesday, February 21
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Chenier Branch 

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 …

LRT Documentaries & Discussions
LRT Documentaries & Discussions

Documentary & Talk
Join us for a screening of The Muslims I Know (2008, 56 minutes, Not Rated) and then discuss the book, Ms. Marvel.

Wednesday, February 22
Movie: 6:00 PM
Talk: 7:00 PM
North Regional Library

Design a Gourd Birdhouse
Design a Gourd Birdhouse

The Cajun Country Gourd Society’s Margaret Brinkhaus will demonstrate how to decorate gourd birdhouses prior to you making your own.  Supplies provided. Adults only, please.
Wednesday, February 22
1:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library

Chess Club
Chess Club

Practice chess moves on others. All playing levels welcome. Registration begins Monday, January 9. Open to ages 8 and up.
Wednesday, February 22
6:00 – 7:30 PM
South Regional Library

Little Scientists
Little Scientists

Discover with a science-themed story and hands-on experiments.
Ages 3–5. Registration begins Tuesday, December 27.
Wednesday, February 22
4:00 – 4:45 PM
East Regional Library

Superhero Training Camp
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