Author’s Alley Book Sale & Signing

Meet and support local authors as they gather to sell and sign their books. Authors may call the library to reserve a table. Space is limited.
Saturday, December 3
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Main Library (261-5787)
East Regional Library (445-3168)

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Introducing Playaway Launchpad

The Lafayette Public Library has recently added Playaway Launchpads to our collection! These pre-loaded tablets have everything your child needs to challenge their minds and increase their brain power! Launchpads are a secure way to let your child have fun on a tablet while learning. Check out all of the offerings and put a tablet on hold at your library branch by clicking here.

Launchpads are available for a one week checkout. The boxes come with the Launchpad, the charger and cord.

Teen Animanga Club
Teen Animanga Club

Watch anime clips and discuss manga favorites in this fun teen gathering! Refreshments provided. Ages 12 – 18.
Friday, December 2
5:00 – 6:30 PM
South Regional Library
Thursday, December 29
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Main Library

Citizen Planner Guide
Citizen Planner Guide

Inspired by PlanLafayette and other planning efforts, we’ve hand-selected books that tell the story of how cities are building places people love and how ordinary citizens can shape our city’s planning efforts. From bike lanes …

Makerspaces & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs
Makerspaces & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs

Come MAKE with us 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..). Open access hours are also …

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

The Lafayette Genealogical Society presents “Genealogy 101″ on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 AM. Anyone interested in genealogy or local history may attend these presentations.
Genealogy 101
Saturday, December 3
9:30  – 11:30 AM
Main Library
Lafayette …

LEGO Club
LEGO Club

Kids will build unique LEGO Creations based on a given theme. Open to ages 7 and up. Register online beginning Monday, October 24.
East Regional Library
Saturday, December 3
2:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library
Friday, December 9
4:00 – …

Christmas Kids Alive!
Christmas Kids Alive!

Saturday, December 3
10:00 – 11:15 AM
South Regional Library
Open to all ages! Sponsored by the Lafayette Public Library System and the Sigma Alpha Iota musical fraternity, this fun family event features performances by local music students and a reading …

The French Table South
The French Table South

La Table Française
Improve your French speaking through casual conversation! Adults only, please. No registration required.
Saturdays:
December 3, 17
9:30 – 11:30 AM
South Regional Library

Operation Invention
Operation Invention

Come play with Makey Makey kits! A banana piano? A play dough game controller? The sky’s the limit! Ages 9 – 12. Registration begins Monday, October 24.
Tuesday, December 6
4:00 – 5:30 pm
South Regional Library
Thursday, December 8
4:30 …

Drop-In Gaming
Drop-In Gaming

Play Wii or PS4 games, or bring board/card games from home! Ages 12–18.
Tuesdays: December 6
4:00 – 5:00 PM
North Regional Library
Saturday, December 10
2:00 – 3:30 PM
East Regional Library
Thursday, December 15
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library
Saturday, December 17
2:30 …

Teen Library Corps
Teen Library Corps

Meet friends, earn volunteer time and help plan library events. Open to ages 12 – 18.
Tuesday, December 6
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library
Saturday, December 17
1:00 – 2:00 PM
South Regional Library
 
 

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 …

LEGO WeDo
LEGO WeDo

Builders and brick enthusiasts assemble!  Explore the basics of robotics engineering with LEGO WeDo.  Take building to a new level! Register online beginning August 22.
Chenier Branch
Wednesday, December 7
4:30 – 6:00 PM
East Regional Library
Tuesday, December 13
4:30 …

Wine Glass Painting
Wine Glass Painting

Paint a wine glass with a design to keep or give as a unique gift. It’s even better in a pretty glass! Registration begins November 21. Adults only, please.
Wednesday, December 7
1:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library
Thursday, …

Candle Craft for Adults
Candle Craft for Adults

Learn how to make chunk candles with local artist Connie Boustany. Adults only, please. Registration begins Monday, November 21.
Wednesday, December 7
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Main Library
 

Build-a-Bridge Challenge
Build-a-Bridge Challenge

Learn the science behind bridges, then test your design to see how it holds up. Registration begins Monday, November 21. Open to ages 5 – 12.
Wednesday, December 7
4:00 – 5:00 PM
East Regional Library

Needle Arts Club
Needle Arts Club

The Lafayette Public Library offers Needle Arts Clubs at three of its locations: the North and East Regional Libraries and the Main Library. Join us for stitching fun!

Snack Attack
Snack Attack

Learn to create some easy and delicious no-bake recipes! Open to teens. Registration begins Monday, October 24.
Thursday, December 8
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library Teen Area
 

Arnold Mania!
Arnold Mania!

Join us for our tribute to Arnold Schwarzenegger… ARNOLD MANIA! All films will be shown at the South Regional Library and are rated PG-13. Open to teens ages 12 – 18.
South Regional Library
Thursdays at 6:30 …

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 October 24.
Friday, December 9
10:30 – 11:15 AM
East Regional Library
Friday, December 16
10:30 …

Little Scientists
Little Scientists

Discover with a science-themed story and hands-on experiments. Ages 3–5. Registration begins Monday, October 24.
Friday, December 9
10:00 – 11:00 am
South Regional Library
Wednesday, December 14
4:00 – 5:00 pm
East Regional Library