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Book Clubs at the Lafayette Public Library
Posted on August 17, 2016
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.
Main …

Chess Club
Posted on August 17, 2016
Chess Club

A chance to practice your chess moves on others. All playing levels welcome. Ages 8 & up. Registration begins Monday, September 19.
Wednesday, August 24
6:00 – 7:00 PM
East Regional Library
Wednesday, September 28
6:00 – 7:00 PM
East Regional Library
Wednesday, …

Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air
Posted on August 17, 2016
Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air

Celebrate the annual fall migration of hummingbirds by hearing Jack Must from Wild Birds Unlimited discuss the tracking of hummingbirds and ways to attract them to your yard.
Saturday, August 27
2:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library
 

“Sister Cities”: Photography by Kerry Griechen
Posted on August 17, 2016
“Sister Cities”: Photography by Kerry Griechen

“Sister Cities”
Photography by Kerry Griechen
June 24 – September 29, 2016
Main Library
Artist Kerry Griechen uses everyday scenes as a study in composition, constantly striving to find the balance and relationship between people, objects and nature.

Computer Classes at Lafayette Public Library
Posted on August 17, 2016
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.

“Beyond My Imagination”: Paintings by Stephanie Warner
Posted on August 17, 2016
“Beyond My Imagination”: Paintings by Stephanie Warner

“Beyond My Imagination”
Conversing with Matisse & Picasso
Paintings by Stephanie Warner
June 24 – September 29, 2016
Main Library
This exhibition of oil paintings evolved as an exploration of thoughts about the dialogue in paintings between artists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

Christopher Nolan-a-Thon
Posted on August 16, 2016
Christopher Nolan-a-Thon

Teens, enjoy the films of Christopher Nolan, including his Dark Knight trilogy and Interstellar, his latest movie. Adults welcome, too!
All showings are held at the South Regional Library.

Thursday, September 1
6:30 pm
Batman Begins (2005, PG-13, 140 min.)
Thursday, …

Makerspaces & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs
Posted on August 16, 2016
Makerspaces & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs

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

ACT Practice Test
Posted on August 16, 2016
ACT Practice Test

This fully-proctored test mirrors the real test environment, with results presented by Sylvan Learning Center. Results can also be emailed. Open to teens ages 12 – 18. Participants must bring #2 pencils and a calculator. Registration begins …

Discover Genealogy
Posted on August 16, 2016
Discover Genealogy

The Lafayette Genealogical Society presents “Genealogy 101″ on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 AM. Anyone interested in genealogy or local history may attend these presentations.
Lafayette Genealogical Society monthly meeting
The Lafayette Genealogical Society …

Lego Club
Posted on August 16, 2016
Lego Club

Kids will build unique Lego Creations based on a given theme. Open to ages 7 and up. Register online for each session.
East Regional Library
Saturday, September 3
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 1
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Main Library
Saturday, …

Activities for Kids
Posted on August 16, 2016
Activities for Kids

PARENTS: Need some fun activities to entertain your kids while they’re out of school this week? Come to the Main Library for Crafternoon (afternoon crafts) Thursday at 2 p.m. No registration required!
We’ll also have a …

Family Movies
Posted on August 16, 2016
Family Movies

Join us at several branches for Family Movies! Open to all ages.
Saturday, September 3
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Main Library
Angry Birds (2016, PG, 95 min.)
Friday, September 30
4:00 – 6:00 PM
South Regional Library
Angry Birds (2016, PG, 95 min.)
Saturday, October …

Needle Arts Club
Posted on August 16, 2016
Needle Arts Club

North Regional Library
Join us for stitching fun at North Regional Library! All skill levels welcome: bring your current project.
Wednesdays: September 21, October 19
1:00 – 2:00 PM
North Regional Library
 
East Regional Library
Join local stitch artists and learn something …

Camp Half-Blood
Posted on August 16, 2016
Camp Half-Blood

Friday, September 9
4:00 – 6:00 PM
South Regional Library
Enter the world of Percy Jackson and participate in activities based on the popular book series. Registration begins Monday, August 15. Ages 9  – 12.

Roald Dahl’s Splendiferous 100th Birthday Party!
Posted on August 16, 2016
Roald Dahl’s Splendiferous 100th Birthday Party!

Dine on Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delights while viewing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  Plus, no party would be complete without a few crafts and activities. Join us for a phizz-whizzing celebration! Open to ages five and …

Teen Library Corps
Posted on August 16, 2016
Teen Library Corps

Meet friends, earn volunteer time and help plan library events. Open to teens ages 12 – 18.
Saturdays: September 10; October 15
1:00 – 2:00 PM
South Regional Library
Tuesdays: September 20; October 18
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library

Drop-In Gaming
Posted on August 16, 2016
Drop-In Gaming

Play Super Smash Bros. or bring board/card games from home! Ages 12–18.
Saturdays: September 10; October 15
2:30 – 4:00 PM
South Regional Library
Large Meeting Room
Wednesday: September 14; October 15
4:30 – 5:00 PM
East Regional Library
Thursdays: September 15, 22; …

Henri Bendel: Fashion Icon of the 1920s and 1930s
Posted on August 16, 2016
Henri Bendel: Fashion Icon of the 1920s and 1930s

Helene Thian, fashion historian, will speak on Lafayette native, Henri Willis Bendel, born in 1868, who rose to fame becoming a retail fashion icon in the 1920′s and 1930′s in New York City and Paris. Mrs. Thian, …

Hoot, the Paper Owl Craft
Posted on August 16, 2016
Hoot, the Paper Owl Craft

Join us at your library location to make an owl out of a paper plate! Registration begins August 29. Open to ages 5 – 12.
Tuesday, September 13
4:00 – 4:45 PM
North Regional Library
Tuesday, September 13
4:00 …