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Book Spine Poetry
Posted on May 5, 2019
Book Spine Poetry

In recognition of National Poetry Month, our Teen Department is holding a Book Spine Poetry Contest!
The Rules:
1. Grab some books (at least three).
2. Stack them up!
3. Arrange them so the titles make a poem.
4. Take …

LPSS Student IDs Now Serve as a Library Card!
Posted on May 5, 2019
LPSS Student IDs Now Serve as a Library Card!

Your Student ID Card now serves as one of your most important school supplies: A Lafayette Public Library Card.
The Lafayette Public Library and the Lafayette Parish School System have teamed up this year to provide …

Writes of Spring Contest Winners Announced
Posted on May 5, 2019
Writes of Spring Contest Winners Announced

The Lafayette Public Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Writes of Spring Writing Contest. We congratulate the winners and recognize the efforts of all students who contributed their entries. We also …

Summer Reading Program 2019: “A Universe of Stories”
Posted on May 5, 2019
Summer Reading Program 2019: “A Universe of Stories”

DON’T FORGET: Earn badges for completing our Summer Activities for All Ages! Log in to your Summer Reading Program online account to get started, or come pick up a paper reading log at your nearest library branch.

Board Game Basement
Posted on May 5, 2019
Board Game Basement

Saunter down to the basement to enjoy board games and tabletop gaming. Feel free to bring your own games. Refreshments provided. Open to ages 14 and up.
Thursdays: May – July (except holidays)
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Main Library
 

School’s Out Blowout
Posted on May 5, 2019
School’s Out Blowout

School’s out for the summer! Start your summer off right with a party at the library after the doors are locked and everyone else has gone home. Ages 7 – 18. Registration begins Monday, May 6.
Friday, …

Semester Abroad
Posted on May 5, 2019
Semester Abroad

Considering a semester abroad? Join Tulane student Antonio Milton as he discusses his semester in Germany and gives tips for planning and surviving a
successful semester abroad without breaking the bank.
Friday, May 24
4:00 – 5:00 pm
South …

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Family Picnic
Posted on May 5, 2019
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Family Picnic

Come out and celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar with a family picnic! We will have a special outdoor storytime with activities and snacks. Please pack your own lunch and blankets! (In case of inclement weather, …

Ani-May Rock Painting
Posted on May 5, 2019
Ani-May Rock Painting

Teens are welcome to hang out with fellow anime fans while painting rocks and eating snacks! Ages 12-18.
Wednesday, May 29
3:00 – 4:00 pm
South Regional Library

Drop-In Gaming
Posted on May 5, 2019
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.
 

Teen Take Outs
Posted on May 5, 2019
Teen Take Outs

Come in and take a craft to go!
May 1 – 31
Main Library

Exploring Deep Space with LIGO
Posted on May 4, 2019
Exploring Deep Space with LIGO

Professor Dennis Ugolini will teleconference in from Trinity University to present an overview of LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory), an effort to detect gravitational waves and study Einstein’s theory of relativity in black holes.
Wednesday, …

2019 Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration
Posted on May 4, 2019
2019 Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

Discover space with A Universe of Stories this summer! Our annual Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the Main Library and Parc Putnam. …

LPL Makerspace: Open Access Hours
Posted on May 4, 2019
LPL Makerspace: Open Access Hours

Open access time allows patrons to explore and experiment as they independently work on projects of their choosing. Self-guided online tutorials are available for most applications. For more information about the Makerspaces and a list …

LPL Cardio Club
Posted on May 4, 2019
LPL Cardio Club

Looking for motivation to get moving? Come walk or run with us! Open to all fitness levels and all ages. Various distances are available. Strollers welcome.
 
 

Teen Snack Attack
Posted on May 4, 2019
Teen Snack Attack

Learn to create easy recipes! Amaze your friends and families with the things you can make. Registration begins Monday, May 20.
Mondays: June 3 & July 1
3:00 – 4:00 pm
South Regional Library

YA Lit Lovers Book Club
Posted on May 4, 2019
YA Lit Lovers Book Club

Finally, a book club for teens and adults who love reading young adult literature! Eat snacks, discuss this month’s selection, learn about read-alikes, and share your current favorites! This summer, we’ll be reading the Hunger …

Space Movies by the Decade
Posted on May 4, 2019
Space Movies by the Decade

Join us in celebrating a Universe of Stories with a weekly film series featuring space movies from every decade.
June 4 - Spaceballs (PG, 1987)
June 18 - Space Jam (PG, 1996)
July 9 - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (PG, 2005)
July 23 - …

Bottle Rocket Lab
Posted on May 4, 2019
Bottle Rocket Lab

Come hang out with us and create bottle rockets from household materials! Registration begins Monday, May 20.
Wednesday, June 5
2:00 – 4:00 pm
East Regional Library

Life Sized Gaming
Posted on May 4, 2019
Life Sized Gaming

Ever wanted to be a Hungry Hungry Hippo or run from ghosts like Pac-Man? Maybe you just want to test your giant Jenga skills? Here’s your chance!
Wednesday, June 5
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Main Library