A Commemoration: Hurricane Katrina

August marks ten years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf coast. Take a look back at the newspaper headlines from the days following the storm.
August 15 – September 15
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(Almost) National Book Lovers Month

Because our library staff is full of book lovers, we’ll display some of our favorite summer reads!

August 1 – 31
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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 …

“The Nature & Wonders of Costa Rica” Photography by Joe Pons
“The Nature & Wonders of Costa Rica” Photography by Joe Pons

“The Nature & Wonders of Costa Rica” Photography by Joe Pons
Exhibit Dates: August 26 – October 27, 2015
Main Library Third Floor

Joe Pons attempts to share, through his photography, his own special feelings experiencing nature. His …

Computer Classes at Lafayette Public Library
Computer Classes at Lafayette Public Library

Martin Cooperson, Electronic Resources Librarian, will conduct free classes for adults at several public libraries in Lafayette. For a complete list of programs and times click on the following link. Registration information will be also …

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 (Room 2C on the second floor) at 6:00 PM.
September …

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 …

Lego Club
Lego Club

Ages 7 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register using the links below. Registration begins Monday, August 24 for all September dates and Monday, September 21 for all October dates.
East Regional Library
Saturday, Sept. 5
2:00 …

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

Discover genealogy at the Lafayette Public Library!
Genealogy 101 is held at 9:30 AM on the 1st Saturday of each month at the Main Library (Third Floor).
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5
The Genealogy regular monthly meeting is held …

Labor Day: All Libraries Closed
Labor Day: All Libraries Closed

In honor of Labor Day, all Lafayette Public Library locations will be closed Monday, September 7.

Bayou State Book Talks
Bayou State Book Talks

Meet authors and discover new books in this series from the Center for Louisiana Studies.

Tuesday, September 8
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room (Second Floor)
Jim Bradshaw – Until You Are Dead, Dead, Dead: The Hanging of …

SRL SciFi Book Club
SRL SciFi Book Club

The South Regional Science Fiction Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the South Regional Library. Join us to discuss science fiction favorites!
September 8

Rivers by Michael F. Smith

October 13
Children of Men by P.D. …

Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club
Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

See how fun math can be with Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club! Registration begins Monday, August 31. Open to ages 8 – 11. Register using the links below!
Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm
East Regional Library (445-3168)
September 8, …

Coloring: It’s Not Just for Kids!
Coloring: It’s Not Just for Kids!

Adults everywhere are rediscovering coloring as a way to reduce stress and have fun! This program is for adults only and will include refreshments.

Wednesday, Sept. 9
1:00 – 2:00 pm
North Regional Library
Wednesday, Oct. 14
1:00 – 2:00 …

Make Ye Pirate Hat!
Make Ye Pirate Hat!

Yeaarrgghhh! Make ye pirate hat with us here at the Lafayette Public Library! Open to ages 5 – 12. Register using the links below. Registration begins Monday, August 24.
Wednesday, September 9
4:00 – 5:00 PM
East Regional …

Friends Book Sale
Friends Book Sale

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will take place from September 9 – 12 at the Heymann Convention Center Ballroom (1373 S. College Rd).  Gently used books are sold by the inch. The Silent …

Drop-In Gaming for Teens
Drop-In Gaming for Teens

Play Super Smash Bros. or try your hand at other Wii games! No registration required.
September 12
2:00 – 3:30 pm
East Regional
September 14, 21, 28
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Main Library
September 19
2:30 – 4:00 pm
South Regional
October 5, 12, 19, …

Yoga for Adults
Yoga for Adults

Your choice of Gentle Yoga or Chair Yoga for those with limited mobility. Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat for the Gentle Yoga class. Registration is for …

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

The Lafayette Public Library System is proud to partner with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Edith Garland Dupre’ Library, Le Centre International de Lafayette and the Consulate General of Mexico to bring …

SRL Sleuths Mystery Book Club
SRL Sleuths Mystery Book Club

Join us on the third Tuesday of every month for the SRL Sleuths Mystery Book Club! We read mystery favorites each month. All meetings take place at 6:30 PM at the South Regional Library.
September 15

Keeper …

FUN-tastic Art
FUN-tastic Art

Ages 7-12. Use exciting art techniques and materials to create unique works of art.
Tuesday, September 15
4:00 – 4:45 PM
North Regional Library
Registration begins Monday, August 31.
Tuesday, October 13
4:00 – 4:45 PM
North Regional Library
Registration begins Monday, October …

Delectable Science
Delectable Science

Experience science by eating it! Registration begins Monday, August 31. Ages 5 – 9.

Tuesday, September 15 
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Main Library Craft Room (First Floor)