The Main Library is Open!

Beginning Tuesday, July 7, the Main Library is now open at its regular business hours.
Regular hours for the Main Library will be as follows:
​Monday – Thursday:  8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 6 …

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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 Buchanan St. (parking) side of this branch will be open for patrons to return items and pick up holds, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The branch will close to the public on July 3. Full services will resume at our Main Library at 301 W. Congress St. on Tuesday, July 7.

We’re sorry for this inconvenience as we prepare to bring you a newer, better library in Downtown Lafayette!

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 …

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.
Wednesday, July 8
6:00 pm
East Regional Library
Saturday, July 11
11:00 am
Main Library

“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

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 …

Main Movie Matinee
Main Movie Matinee

Ages 5-12. Join us at the Main Library for a matinee!
Friday, July 24
Annie (2014) 118 min, PG
2:00 pm
Main Library

“Paintings by Justyna Frederick”: Main Library
“Paintings by Justyna Frederick”: Main Library

“Paintings by Justyna Frederick” by Justyna Frederick
Exhibit Dates: July 6 – August 6
Main Library

Meet a Firefighter!
Meet a Firefighter!

Tour a fire truck and talk to firefighters after storytime.
Tuesday, July 7
10:00 AM
South Regional Library
 

Superhero Cartooning Workshop with Mike Artell
Superhero Cartooning Workshop with Mike Artell

The workshop will include tips for drawing superheroes and methods to add excitement to your superhero cartoons! Ages 7-12. Registration begins Monday, June 22.
Tuesday, July 7
9:30 – 10:30 am
North Regional Library
11:00 am – 12:00 …

Green Screen Movie Magic with AOC
Green Screen Movie Magic with AOC

Acadiana Open Channel staff walk teens through the art of faking it with one of the most commonly used visual effects in television and movies, chroma key. From virtual sets to motion capture, the ability …

The Art of Herbal Syrups
The Art of Herbal Syrups

Wednesday, July 8
6:00 PM
North Regional Library
Bring summer flavor to your kitchen! Master Gardener and herbalist Lanier Cordell will show simple ways to make unique herbal syrups that bring surprising flavor to iced drinks, cakes and …

SPARK Lab Classes
SPARK Lab Classes

Open Lab
Wednesdays: 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.  Patrons are …