Family Friendly DVD/CD Swap

Bring unwanted (family friendly) DVDs and CDs and swap for ones you do want!
Saturday, August 1
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Main Library

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The Main Library is Open!

The Main Library is now open at 301 W. Congress Street in Downtown Lafayette.

​Monday – Thursday:  8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday:  12 – 6 p.m.

 

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 …

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.
Friday, July 31 

2:00 pm
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
(2015) 92 min, PG

National Ice Cream Month
National Ice Cream Month

July 1 – July 31
Main Library
A sweet display about this favorite frozen treat.
 

“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
 

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

Anyone interested in genealogy is welcome to attend Lafayette Genealogical Society’s “Genealogy 101” series and monthly meetings.  Both meetings are open to the public.
Genealogy 101
9:30 am
August 1
Main Library
 
Monthly Meeting
August 20
6:00 PM
South Regional Library

(Almost) National Book Lovers Month
(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
Main Library

Dance Your Way to Fitness! (Adult)
Dance Your Way to Fitness! (Adult)

Local dance instructor Whitney Hebert will demonstrate how hip-hop dance is a great way to burn calories while having fun! Open to adults ages 18 and up.

Tuesday, August 4
6:30 pm
South Regional Library

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 …

SPARK Lab Classes
SPARK Lab Classes

Open Lab
Wednesday, 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 invited to …

My Journey With My Parents
My Journey With My Parents

Thursday, August 6
2:30 – 4:00 PM
South Regional Library
The Greater Lafayette Aging District (G.L.A.D.) will host guest speaker CAMILLE PAVY CLAIBOURNE, who holds a PhD in human and organization development with an emphasis on thanatology, the study …

“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

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 …

SRL Science Fiction Book Club
SRL Science Fiction 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!
South Regional Library

2nd Tuesday, 6:30 pm

August 11
The First Fifteen …

A Commemoration: Hurricane Katrina
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
Main Library

Teen Library Corps
Teen Library Corps

Help plan children’s programs and suggest future library events. Registration begins Monday, May 18.
August 15
1:00 – 2:00 pm
South Regional Library
 

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

August 15 
3:00 – 4:30 pm
South Regional

Drop in to the library and play some games! Bring board/card games from home or play Super Smash Bros. Registration begins Monday, June 1.

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.
August 18

The …