Lafayette Reads Together (LRT): The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Lafayette Reads Together (LRT) is a community-wide reading experience from the Lafayette Public Library, the Lafayette Parish School System and many local organizations. Visit our libraries for a free copy of the 2018 selected book, The …

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Library Event Updates

UPDATE 1/18 – 4:50 PM

- Cancelled – Fabricadabra, January 19, 3:30 PM, MAIN

UPDATE 1/18 – 4:16

- Cancelled – Teen DIY Crafts, January 17, 4:30 -5:30 PM, MAIN
- Rescheduled – Accordion Folded Album Craft – Originally Scheduled for January 17, Rescheduled for January 25, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, ERL
-Rescheduled – Little Artists, Thursday, January 25, 4:00-5:00 PM, ERL

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Friends of the Library Mystery Book Sale
Friends of the Library Mystery Book Sale

Pick up a good mystery book at a great price and support the Friends of the Library!
Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Main Library

Makerspace & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs
Makerspace & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs

Come MAKE with us at the Main and South Regional Libraries! Our Makerspace and Tech Labs offer classes in digital media, paper/textile arts, electronics, robotics, and fabrication (3D Printing, Laser Cutting, etc.).

Snack Attack
Snack Attack

Make delicious creations from easy, no-bake recipes! Registration required. Ages 12 – 18.
Friday, January 19
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library

Small Folk Studio
Small Folk Studio

An opportunity for toddlers to create and explore art mediums. Caregivers be warned…dress for mess! Ages 18 months – 3 years. Registration begins Friday, December 26.

LEGO Club
LEGO Club

Patrons will build unique brick creations based on a given theme! Ages 5 & up; Registration begins Monday, October 23.
Saturdays: January 20, February 17
2:00 – 3:00 pm
North Regional Library

Drop-In Gaming
Drop-In Gaming

Play Wii or PS4 games, or bring board/card games from home! Ages 12–18.
Saturdays: January 20, February 17
2:00 – 4:00 PM
East Regional Library

L’Atelier de la Table Francaise (The French Table)
L’Atelier de la Table Francaise (The French Table)

The French Table provides a forum for those wanting to improve their verbal skills in both Cajun and Standard French through casual conversation. Historical documentary films and personal narratives are incorporated to make learning fun! Adults …

George Rodrigue: Blue Dog Inspires and Arts in Education Legacy
George Rodrigue: Blue Dog Inspires and Arts in Education Legacy

Jacques Rodrigue, son of famed Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue, bypassed a career in law to work to help Louisiana education through arts-integration. Jacques traces his father’s artistic history in order to draw parallels between …

Crafting for a Cause
Crafting for a Cause

Learn to make hats and scarves out of fleece for those less fortunate.  Adults only, please. Registration begins Monday, January 8.
Monday, January 22
2:00 – 4:00 PM
East Regional Library

Declutter Your Space
Declutter Your Space

Less mess equals less stress! Renee Ory of Amazing Spaces will give a presentation on how to declutter your home.
Monday, January 22
6:00 – 7:15 PM
Main Library

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.

Accordion Folded Album Craft
Accordion Folded Album Craft

Make a colorful accordion folded album to hold photos and more using scrapbook paper. Adults only, please. Registration begins Tuesday, December 26.
Tuesday, January 23
2:00 – 4:00 PM
North Regional Library

Teen Cookie Decorating Workshop
Teen Cookie Decorating Workshop

Angelle Vidrine, the owner of Cajun Cookie Compnay, will show you how to decorate cookies like a pro! Registration begins Monday, January 8.
Wednesday, January 31
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Main Library

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 …

Control Your Cravings!
Control Your Cravings!

Registered dietitian Liz Champagne with Acadiana Functional Nutrition Center will help you to identify craving triggers and provide tips for preventing and overcoming your cravings.
Tuesday, January 23
6:30 – 7:30 PM
East Regional Library
(Rescheduled from …

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.

Animal Tales
Animal Tales

Practice reading aloud to trained therapy animals from Pet Partners of Acadiana for a ten minute one-on-one reading session to improve your reading skills. Ages 5-10.
Register starting Monday, January 8 for January date and Monday, February 5 …

So Bad It’s Good Movie Nights
So Bad It’s Good Movie Nights

A continuing series of movie nights showcasing the very best of the worst, from bad acting and horrific plot holes to deeply flawed decision making. Ages 12 & up.
January 23: Troll 2 (PG-13, 1990, 95 …

10 Steps to Taking Great Photos
10 Steps to Taking Great Photos

Learn ten easy steps to better photos from professional photographer James Freeman. Whether you shoot for hobby, or just want better pics from your phone, this class will help you take that next step. Open …

Write with Us!
Write with Us!

Explore creative writing with two writing instructors from UL Lafayette. Discuss the writing process and get valuable feedback;  Multi-genre. All writing levels are welcome. Adults only.
Wednesdays:
January 24; February 28
6:00 – 7:00 PM
South Regional Library