Master Puppet Theater

Join us for our puppet shows that are sure to entertain!  Recommended for ages 5 – 12.
July 24, 25, 26
10:30 – 11:00 AM
South Regional Library

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Summer Reading Program

Build a Better World with us this summer at the Lafayette Public Library! Children up to 12 years old can join our Summer Reading Program beginning May 15 at any Lafayette Public Library location. They can participate in any of the multiple free programs like storytelling, shadow puppetry, crafts, drawing, plays, music, and more. There will be one level of prizes, based on the number of minutes the child has read. For full details of the program, click here. Pick up a reading log from the library or log online here. The top prize is a drawstring READ! backpack and a chance to win a grand prize bicycle!

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Free Audiobooks with SYNC
Free Audiobooks with SYNC

SYNC Audiobooks are now available to download, and they’re completely free! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens ages 13 and up. It runs April 27 through August 17th, with two audiobooks available …

Kindness Week
Kindness Week

Families can drop-in the week of July 24 – 28 to complete activities that will create a ripple of kindness in our world at these branches: Butler, Chenier, East Regional, North Regional, South Regional and …

Holy Escape Room, Batman!
Holy Escape Room, Batman!

Can you escape Joker’s lair in 30 minutes or less? Find hidden clues and solve puzzles to help Batman save the day! Registration begins on June 5.  Please call your local branch to schedule a …

Wine Glass Painting
Wine Glass Painting

It’s even better in a pretty glass! Make a glass to keep or give as a unique gift. Adults only, please. Registration begins Monday, June 26.
Tuesday, July 25
2:00 – 4:00 pm
South Regional 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..).

LEGO WeDo Workshop
LEGO WeDo Workshop

Builders and brick enthusiasts assemble!  Explore the basics of robotics engineering with LEGO WeDo. Take building to a new level! Ages 7 – 12. Registration online for March and April events begins Monday, May 22.
Tuesday, July …

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 …

Shibori Textile Dyeing Workshop
Shibori Textile Dyeing Workshop

Join local artist Deborah Simeral for this hands-on workshop in the Japanese art of Shibori fabric dyeing. Teens will learn history & techniques and will be provided materials to dye and take home! Open to teens. Registration begins …

Ten Steps to Taking Great Photos
Ten Steps to Taking Great Photos

Want to take pictures that really *POP*?! Learn what professionals do in ten easy steps.  Whether you shoot for hobby, or just want better pics from your phone, this class will help you take that next step! No …

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

Our libraries offer free classes for adults at several public libraries in Lafayette Parish. For a list of the types of classes we offer, and to see dates, times and registration information, click here.

Adult Recess
Adult Recess

Let out your inner child! Join us for a night of throwback fun including games, fort-building, socializing and more. Adults only, please.
Wednesday, July 26
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Main Library

Family Movies
Family Movies

Lights! Camera! Action! Fun for the entire family. Open to all ages.
South Regional Library
Wednesday at 2:00 PM
July 26: Lego Batman Movie (PG, 2017, 104 min)
 

LPL Coding Club
LPL Coding Club

LPL Coding Club is for young people who like working with computers and want to know more about computer programming. Join the club to learn from each other and take self-guided lessons in programming languages …

Crafternoon
Crafternoon

Come play with us! We will set out some craft supplies for you to drop in and join us for crafty fun. Ages 5 – 12.
Tuesday, July 25
2:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library

Thursday Night at the Movies
Thursday Night at the Movies

Join us for films at the South Regional Library, every Thursday night.
Open to teens and adults. All movies start at 6:00 pm. Summer schedule:
July 27: The Magnificent Seven (2016, 128 minutes, Rated PG-13)

Needle Arts Club
Needle Arts Club

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

Summer Reading Wrap Up Party
Summer Reading Wrap Up Party

Sad to see summer go? Give it a proper send-off at the Main Library! We will set out some craft supplies, have a dance party, and chow down on some refreshments! Open to children and teens.
Thursday, …

Ready! Set! Sign!
Ready! Set! Sign!

Learn back-to-school themed signs from the UL Lafayette American Sign Language Club. No experience necessary! Ages 5-12.
Thursday, July 27
1:00 – 2:00 PM
South Regional Library

Afternoon Snack
Afternoon Snack

Afternoon snack for kids and teens, 18 years of age and younger, this summer. No registration required. Provided by Second Harvest Food Pantry.
Monday – Friday 3:30 – 4:30 pm
June 12 – July 28
Main Library

Geek Cinema at the Library
Geek Cinema at the Library

Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Superhero films! Open to teens and adults.
East Regional Library
Friday, July 28
3:00 – 5:30 pm
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016, PG-13, 133 minutes)