Grand Re-Opening of the Main Library

Please join us for the GRAND RE-OPENING of the MAIN LIBRARY, located at 301 W. Congress Street in Downtown Lafayette, on Monday, July 6, 2015. There will be a flag raising outside the entrance of the …

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Libraries Closed: Independence Day

In honor of Independence Day, all Lafayette Public Library locations will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.

Jefferson Street Branch Closing
Jefferson Street Branch Closing

We’re moving! As we prepare to open the Main Library in Downtown Lafayette, we have moved most of our collection and services out of our Jefferson Street Branch. On July 1st and 2nd, only the …

S.T.E.A.M. Through Summer!
S.T.E.A.M. Through Summer!

Looking for ways to encourage your kid’s brain and body to stay active this summer? Each week starting June 1, we’ll post a new S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) project on this page …

SYNC Audiobooks Available Now!
SYNC Audiobooks Available Now!

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads — a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title — each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in …

Summer Reading Programs: Register Now!
Summer Reading Programs: Register Now!

Escape the Ordinary and read this summer with the Lafayette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Win prizes for reading and enjoy a full lineup of free entertaining and educational activities. Register here or at any of our libraries starting Monday, May 18.

Summer Reading Program Weekly Winners
Summer Reading Program Weekly Winners

Every week, a lucky patron is selected as a winner from the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs! See the list of winners below.
Week One:
Teen Winner: Lillie A. (South Regional)
Adult Winner: Jean F. (South Regional)
Week …

SPARK Lab Classes
SPARK Lab Classes

Open Lab
Wednesdays: July 1, July 15, August 5
1:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library
Open Lab for library patrons who have completed the Intro to 3D Design and 3D Printing or one of the computer programming classes.  …

Superheroes on Display
Superheroes on Display

View comic books, pins, action figures and other superhero merchandise.
June 1 – July 31
East Regional, North Regional and South Regional Libraries, Main Library

LGBT Pride Month Display
LGBT Pride Month Display

June is LGBT Pride Month, a time to commemorate the beginning of the modern gay civil rights struggles: June 1969. To learn more, visit our display of books by prominent gay/lesbian authors.
June 15 – 30
Jefferson Street Branch

Who’s Your Hero?
Who’s Your Hero?

All Ages
May 1 – June 30
South Regional Library
Every hero has a story, and every person has a hero. We want to honor yours! Adults may bring photos (4” x 6” or smaller), momentos and short bios depicting their hero …

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Ages 3 and up. Wear pajamas and enjoy some night-time stories. After this special edition of Pajama Party storytime, children can leave a stuffed animal at the library for a super fun sleepover! Pick up the …

Kick it up a Notch: Life Coaching Workshops
Kick it up a Notch: Life Coaching Workshops

Local life coach and author Sue Schleifer will help you explore ways of being, doing and thinking that contribute to a full, balanced, energetic life.
Tuesday, June 30
6:00 pm
South Regional Library
Wednesday, July 8
6:00 pm
East Regional Library
Saturday, …

“What My Camera Sees”: Photography by Bob Adams
“What My Camera Sees”: Photography by Bob Adams

Exhibit Dates: June 30 – August 25, 2015
Main Library
 

MakerSpace & Tech Lab at the Main Library
MakerSpace & Tech Lab at the Main Library

Come MAKE with us at the newly renovated Main Library! Our new Maker Space and Tech Lab will offer classes in digital media, paper and textile arts, electronics and fabrication, as well as open access time. Check this space …

Modern War Stories Book Club
Modern War Stories Book Club

Join us for the newly formed Modern War Stories Book Club. This book club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Main Library at 6:00 PM.
July 8
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben …

Ramadan Display
Ramadan Display

Our display of books by prominent Muslim authors will coincide with the month of spiritual reflection practiced around the world.
June 17 – July 17
Jefferson Street Branch

National Ice Cream Month
National Ice Cream Month

July 1 – July 31
Main Library
A sweet display about this favorite frozen treat.
What is Gelato?
Silvia Bertolazzi with Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar will discuss all things gelato and hand out samples!
Monday, July 20
3:00 pm
Main Library

SRL Classics Book Club
SRL Classics Book Club

Join us for the South Regional Library Classics Book Club! We’ll be reading a classic each month. Come on your lunch break on the first Thursday of each month for a lively discussion of a …

Yoga for Adults
Yoga for Adults

Certified yoga instructors lead your choice of Gentle Yoga or Chair Yoga (for those with limited mobility) in this series of free classes. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if taking the Gentle Yoga class. Register at LafayettePublicLibrary.org for the 4-week session of your …

Family Movie Matinees
Family Movie Matinees

Join us for Family Movie Matinees! Open to all ages, held at both the North and East Regional Libraries. All films begin at 2:30 PM.

Monday, July 6 
2:30 pm
Spy Kids (2001) 88 min, PG

Monday, July 13 
2:30 pm
Superman (1978) 143 …

Popcorn Theater
Popcorn Theater

Kids ages 5 – 12 are welcome to come and watch movies at the South Regional Library! We’ll be serving popcorn and drinks.
Monday, July 6 

2:00 pm
Paddington

(2014) 95 min, PG

Friday, July 31 
2:00 pm
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge …