Friends Annual Author Dinner

The Friends of the Library will be hosting its annual Author Dinner on Thursday, October 30.  This year’s event features award-winning columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson. The dinner will take place at the Petroleum Club from …

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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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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 …

Wartless: A Puppet Show
Wartless: A Puppet Show

The Teen Performance Troupe will perform this tale of the very popular Wicky as she helps a new witch become the beauty that lies inside, while figuring out her own life and love! Ages 5-12.
All performances take …

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.
Rehearsals & Performances:
October 30
9:30 – 11:30 am
South Regional Library

Sunken Pumpkin & the Trembling Ghost
Sunken Pumpkin & the Trembling Ghost

Come and make some spoooooky crafts for Halloween! We’re making an awesome “sunken” pumpkin, along with a ghost that would be great to hang on your door to welcome trick-or-treaters. Register using the links below beginning …

Medicare 101
Medicare 101

Thursday, October 30
10:00 am
South Regional Library
Representatives from LA SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program), a federally regulated organization that provides objective information about Medicare, will answer questions on the following topics:
• What is Medicare?
• Components of A and B
• …

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 …

Halloween at the Library
Halloween at the Library

Friday, October 31 (while supplies last)
All Library Branches
Looking for a safe place to Trick-or-Treat, rain or shine? Come in costume to any Lafayette Public Library location on Halloween!

Veterans Day Memorabilia Display
Veterans Day Memorabilia Display

Veterans Day Memorabilia Display
Bring your family’s military memorabilia to the library for a special Veterans Day display.
October 20 – November 6
North Regional Library 896-6323
Carencro Veterans Day Celebration
Tuesday, November 6
11:00 AM
Carencro Community Center
Join us for the annual …

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 …

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.
Genealogy 101
9:30 AM
South Regional …

50th Anniversary of Flat Stanley
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 …

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 1, 29
11:00 AM
South Regional Library

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

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 20.
Tuesday, November 4 & Thursday, November 6
5:30 – 7:30 pm
South Regional …

SPARK Lab Classes Returning
SPARK Lab Classes Returning

Classes are back in our SPARK Lab! These classes are open to ages 9 and up (teen and adults, too).
Wednesday, November 5
4:00 – 5:30 PM
South Regional Library
Participants will design and print a skeleton key. Turn …

Saturday Storytime en Français
Saturday Storytime en Français

Join us for a special Saturday Story Time en Français at the South Regional Library!
November 8 and December 13
11:00 AM
South Regional Library

Second Saturday ArtWalk
Second Saturday ArtWalk

Join us for the Second Saturday ArtWalk held each month at the Galerie Lafayette in the Jefferson Street Branch. The November ArtWalk will feature “Relaxation Therapy”, acrylics and mixed medium by Caroline Goodman. The December …

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
South Regional Library
November …

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
November 4, December 2
South Regional Library
November 11, December 9
Jefferson Street Branch
November 18, December 16
North Regional …

FUN-tastic Art
FUN-tastic Art

Ages 7-12. Use exciting art techniques and materials to create unique works of art.
Tuesday, November 11
4:00 – 5:00 PM
North Regional Library
Registration begins Monday, November 3.
Tuesday, December 9
4:00 – 5:00 PM
North Regional Library
Registration begins Monday, December …