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Holds and Overdue Notifications

Please note that our automated PHONE notification system for holds and overdue items is not in operation. Patrons with overdue materials will no longer receive automatic notifications by phone, but will receive notices in the mail. Library staff will also contact patrons by phone for holds.

If you were receiving phone messages, please call or visit one of our branches to sign up for email notifications.

Call in renewal is no longer possible at this time. You may renew items using our website or the LPL Mobile app.

LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit
LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit

Whether you’re heading back to school this fall, need new job skills or just want to improve your mind, the Lafayette Public Library has many free tools to help you out!
Most of these resources will …

Summer Reading Program Winners
Summer Reading Program Winners

The Lafayette Public Library is happy to announce all of the grand prize winners for our Summer Reading Program. The winner of the children’s Summer Reading Program is Katelyn S., a patron at the South …

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

The Lafayette Genealogical Society presents “Genealogy 101,” a series of presentations for the research novice and expert alike. The group also holds monthly meetings featuring guest speakers. Anyone interested in genealogy may attend either event. All meetings are …

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 …

Labor Day Closures
Labor Day Closures

All library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1 in honor of the Labor Day holiday. All locations will reopen according to their regular schedule on Tuesday, September 2.

SPARK Lab Classes Returning
SPARK Lab Classes Returning

Classes on 3D printing and design, Arduino kits (an open‐source electronics prototyping platform), Lego Mindstorm Robotics and more will continue in our SPARK Lab makerspace this fall. Keep your eyes on this space for more information!

Tech Tuesdays: eDevice Help Sessions
Tech Tuesdays: eDevice Help Sessions

Get one-on-one help to learn how to use your computer, tablet, eReader or smartphone to access FREE library eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines! No registration required.
Tuesdays: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library
September 2, October 7
Jefferson Street …

Happily Ever After
Happily Ever After

Saturday, September 6
11:00 – 11:45 AM
South Regional Library
Come hear stories from folktales and fairy tales presented by Bayouland Storytellers Guild of Southwest Louisiana. Donations of canned fruit and vegetables will be accepted, to benefit the …

Friends Book Sale & Silent Auction
Friends Book Sale & Silent Auction

Wednesday, September 10 (Members Only Preview): 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 11: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, September 12:  9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, September 13: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Join the Friends of the …

Effects of Climate Change on the Wetlands
Effects of Climate Change on the Wetlands

Wednesday, September 10
6:00 pm
South Regional Library
Beth Middleton, Senior Research Ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey of the National Wetlands Research Center, will describe the threats of climate change on the biodiversity and conservation of wetlands.

Bayou State Book Talks
Bayou State Book Talks

Meet authors and fellow readers, explore the writing process and discover new books in this series from the Center for Louisiana Studies.
South Regional Library 981-1028
Thursday, September 11
6:30 pm
Jason Theriot
American Energy, Imperiled Coast: Oil and Gas Development …

Popcorn Theater
Popcorn Theater

Join us for free popcorn and drinks! Popcorn theater takes place at the South Regional Library. Ages 7-12.
Thursday, September 11
4:00 PM
The Lego Movie (2014)
100 min, PG
Thursday, October 9
4:00 PM
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
107 min, PG

Teen Book-to-Movie Discussion
Teen Book-to-Movie Discussion

Thursday, September 11
6:00 – 7:00 pm
North Regional
Join a guided discussion of Divergent and its movie adaptation. Registration begins Tuesday, September 2.

PSAT Practice Test
PSAT Practice Test

Saturday, September 13
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
South Regional Library
Teens will get a chance to take a PSAT practice test in a test-like environment on Saturday, September 13 from 9:30 to 12 noon. The fully-proctored PSAT …

Wills and Life Planning
Wills and Life Planning

Attorney Valerie Gotch Garrett will offer free informational sessions and answer frequently asked questions on this topic.
Saturday, September 13
10:30 – 11:30 AM
North Regional Library
Saturday, September 20
10:30 – 11:30 AM
North Regional Library

“A Symphony of Colors”: Oils by Laurie Legnon
“A Symphony of Colors”: Oils by Laurie Legnon

“A Symphony of Colors”: Oils by Laurie Legnon exhibit at Galerie Lafayette in the Jefferson Street Branch. Featured at ArtWalk on September 13.
Laurie was born and raised in Iberia Parish along the Bayou Teche. Her …

Gentle Yoga for Adults
Gentle Yoga for Adults

Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Registration begins Monday, September 8 at LafayettePublicLibrary. org. Please register for each date you are interested in attending by clicking …

iPad Basics: Free Computer Class
iPad Basics: Free Computer Class

Tuesday, September 16
9:30 – 11:30 am
South Regional Library
Bring your iPad and learn how to use it. Discover all your tablet’s amazing capabilities, including email, web browsing, installing apps, music and more. Bring any questions you may have about …

Fall Leaf Suncatcher
Fall Leaf Suncatcher

Tuesday, September 16
4:00 pm
South Regional Library
Make a suncatcher that showcases the beauty of Fall. Register beginning Tuesday, September 2.
 

Skin Care Awareness for Teens
Skin Care Awareness for Teens

Tuesday, September 16
6:00 – 7:00 PM
North Regional
How skin savvy are you? Take care of the skin you’re in: September is Skin Care Awareness Month. Local esthetician Carolyn Ward of Paradisus Oasis will guide you in …