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Take the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge!

This summer, the Lafayette Public Library invites you to Find Your Tale @ LPL by joining the Tails & Tales Summer Reading Challenge! Whether your tale includes books, video games, Adventure Kits, music, or programs, we hope your tale begins by exploring any of the nine Lafayette Public Library locations! For details, visit lafayettepubliclibrary.org/summer.

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Summer Safari Reading Passport for Children
Summer Safari Reading Passport for Children

Start your adventure by picking up a Summer Safari Reading Passport from the Main or Regional Libraries. From June 1st to July 31st, children (Ages 3 – 12) can travel around the parish with their …

Protect Your Skin from the Inside Out
Protect Your Skin from the Inside Out

Who doesn’t like spending time in the sun? It makes us happy and gives us vitamin D, but no one wants sun spots, wrinkles, or damaged skin. It is possible to have fun in the …

Little Scientists (In-Person)
Little Scientists (In-Person)

Explore the wonders of science with a themed story and an activity. Please come dressed for a mess! Ages 3-5. Registration is required.
 

To Be Continued – Book Club
To Be Continued – Book Club

Join us virtually as we read the first few chapters of a story, then check it out to continue! Find us on Youtube.
Find the book in our catalog!

Book Buddy
Book Buddy

Stop by East Regional Library every Wednesday to pick up a craft based on your favorite book characters. While you’re there, be sure to grab a book or two to read with your new book buddy! Available …

Stuffed Animal Summer Camp
Stuffed Animal Summer Camp

Calling all stuffed friends! It’s summertime, and your stuffed animal wants to have a fun sleepover at summer camp too. Pick them back up the following Monday to see pictures of all their shenanigans!
 
 
 
 

Romance Book Club
Romance Book Club

Love to read romance? Join us on Zoom for our virtual Romance Book Club.In March we’ll be discussing “Spoiler Alert” by Olivia Dade, April will be “The Red Hot Cajun” by Sandra Hill and May …

Drop-In Gaming
Drop-In Gaming

Join old and new friends to play on various gaming consoles or bring card/board games from home. For Ages 12-18.
 
 
 
 

Learn to Make: Silhouette for Beginners
Learn to Make: Silhouette for Beginners

Learn how to use the Makerspace’s Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter to create customizable decals. Ages 16 and up. Registration begins 2 weeks before program start date.
June 23, 2021
1:30pm – 3:00pm
East Regional Library

CANCELED: Storytime Safari with Zoosiana
CANCELED: Storytime Safari with Zoosiana

Join us for a special story time presented by the zookeepers at Zoosiana in Broussard! Each week will feature a tale about our four-legged or feathered friends told in front of their enclosure at the …

Computer Classes at Main
Computer Classes at Main

Lafayette Public Library provides computer classes for those wishing to brush up on their computer and related technology skills. Masks are required for all in-person programs. If you are unable to wear a mask, please …

Free Zumba at the Library!
Free Zumba at the Library!

She’s ba-ack! After many months away, Sahra Arabaca and friends are back to lead energizing afternoon Zumba. Sessions will be outside (weather permitting) and there will be a hard cap of 10 registrants. Ages 18 …

Beginner Ukulele Course (In-Person)
Beginner Ukulele Course (In-Person)

This is an 8-week beginner course for kids interested in learning the ukulele this summer!  This class will focus on keeping it simple and fun, but please be prepared to commit to showing up weekly. …

Let’s Get Wild (In-Person)
Let’s Get Wild (In-Person)

–Touch Tour is a traveling tactile experience where kids can learn about local wildlife with Wildlife and Fisheries. Kids will have a chance to touch pelts, hides, skulls, teeth, and even a live hatchling *alligator!
Ages …

Animal Paper Mosaics (In-Person)
Animal Paper Mosaics (In-Person)

Tear paper scraps to make colorful pictures of animals! Ages 5-12. Registration is required.
 
 
 
 

Friday Trivia!
Friday Trivia!

Do you think you know trivia? Join us for Friday Trivia to test your skills. Click the link below, test yourself, then show off your knowledge by heading to our Facebook page and posting your score in …

Chalk It Up (In-Person)
Chalk It Up (In-Person)

Grab a stick of sidewalk chalk and get creative outside the library. Every kid will have their own square to create a chalk masterpiece. Ages 5-12. Registration is required.
 
 
 
 

Teen Drawing Round Table
Teen Drawing Round Table

Calling teen artists of all skill levels! Come meet at the library to exchange ideas, techniques, and banter while you draw. Some art supplies provided. Face masks required. Registration is required.

 
 
 

Adult Grab & Go Crafts
Adult Grab & Go Crafts

Swing by a Lafayette Public Library drive-thru (Main Library and all Regional Libraries) and pick up a bag full of fun! Grab & Go bags will include all the supplies you’ll need plus instructions and …

Teen Grab & Go Crafts
Teen Grab & Go Crafts

Teens– No need to be bored this summer! Swing by any of the library drive-thrus (Main Library and Regional Libraries), and grab a bag full of fun! Each bag contains supplies needed for the craft …