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Lafayette Reads Together: Discussion & Reception
Posted on February 21, 2015
Lafayette Reads Together: Discussion & Reception

Discussion & Reception
Join City-Parish President Joey Durel, City-Parish District 3 Councilman Brandon Shelvin and One Acadiana President & CEO Jason El Koubi in a discussion of A Long Walk to Water, followed by a small reception.
Monday, March 2
6:00 pm
South Regional Library

Writes of Spring Writing Contest
Posted on February 21, 2015
Writes of Spring Writing Contest

Entries due Tuesday, March 31
Students in grades K – 12 can submit original pieces of short fiction, nonfiction, drama (high school only) or poetry in English or French. This year all students are encouraged to enter the …

CSLP Teen Video Contest
Posted on February 21, 2015
CSLP Teen Video Contest

Lafayette teens, 13-18 years of age, are invited to create a video promoting the Summer Reading Program at the public library for 2015, and you could win $150! The created video should use the theme …

SPARK Lab Classes
Posted on February 21, 2015
SPARK Lab Classes

Make Your Own Movie Trailer
Wednesday, February 25
4:30 – 6:00 PM
South Regional Library
Make your own trailer using an iPad and iMovie.  Open to participants ages 9 – 12. Register online by clicking the link above.
Create Your Own …

March Madness Teen Book Tournament
Posted on February 21, 2015
March Madness Teen Book Tournament

Round 1: Vote March 1 – 17 for the Sweet Sixteen- Voting open
Round 2: Vote March 19 – 24 for the Elite Eight
Round 3: Vote March 26 – 31 for the Final Four
Round 4: Vote April …

Teen Library Corps
Posted on February 21, 2015
Teen Library Corps

Thursday, March 5
12:00 – 2:00 pm
North Regional Library
Thursday, April 2
12:00 – 2:00 pm
North Regional Library
Give a little TLC to your library and community! Volunteer to help make props and assist in creating a life-size …

Divergent Movie Showing
Posted on February 21, 2015
Divergent Movie Showing

Friday, March 13
4:00 – 6:20 PM
South Regional
Teens, watch Divergent (2014, 139 min., PG-13) before the sequel Insurgent opens in theaters! Adults welcome.

Teen Performance Troupe
Posted on February 21, 2015
Teen Performance Troupe

Rehearsal:
Saturday, March 14
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
South Regional
Rehearsals & Performance:
Tuesday, April 7
9:00 – 11:30 am
South Regional
Wednesday, April 8
10:00 – 11:30 am
South Regional
Thursday, April 9
10:00 – 11:30 am
South Regional
Teen volunteers are needed …

Gaming @ Your Library
Posted on February 21, 2015
Gaming @ Your Library

Teens, get your game on at the library! Play Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart or bring games from home. Registration begins Wednesday, March 4.
Wednesday, March 18
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Jefferson St. Branch
Saturday, March 21
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Teen Advisory Board
Posted on February 21, 2015
Teen Advisory Board

Saturday, March 21
1:00 – 2:30 pm
South Regional Library
Saturday, April 18
1:00 – 2:30 pm
South Regional Library
Teens will help plan programs, book selections and other resources at the library. Registration begins Saturday, March 7 and Saturday, April …

Chess Club
Posted on February 21, 2015
Chess Club

All playing levels (including beginners) welcome. Register using the links below.
Monday, March 23
6:00 – 7:00 pm
South Regional Library
Registration begins Monday, March 16.
Monday, April 20
6:00 – 7:00 pm
South Regional Library
Registration begins Monday, April 13.

CoderDojo in the Spark Lab
Posted on February 21, 2015
CoderDojo in the Spark Lab

CoderDojo is a volunteer-led, independent, community-based programming club for young people ages 7 – 17. Participants will learn how to code and develop software using programming languages such as Scratch and Python. Register online using …

Family Spring Break Anime
Posted on February 21, 2015
Family Spring Break Anime

LouisiANIME is bringing anime fun for the whole family! Anime fans of all ages can enjoy games, crafts and food tasting during the event. Registration starts Monday, March 16 using the link below.
Saturday, April 11
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Teens Go Green with Recycled Crafts!
Posted on February 21, 2015
Teens Go Green with Recycled Crafts!

Thursday, April 23
6:00 – 7:00 PM
North Regional Library
Celebrate Earth Day by re-purposing old magazines and wall calendars into unique coasters and envelopes. Registration begins Sunday, April 12.

Who’s Your Hero?
Posted on February 21, 2015
Who’s Your Hero?

All Ages
May 1 – June 30
South Regional Library
Every hero has a story, and every person has a hero. We want to honor yours! Adults may bring photos (4” x 6” or smaller), momentos and short bios depicting their hero …

Summer Reading Program 2015
Posted on February 21, 2015
Summer Reading Program 2015

Summer Reading Program
Ages Birth–12 years old

Dates to Join
May 18 – July 24, 2015

Receive Awards
June 1 – July 31, 2015
Escape the Ordinary and read this summer with the Lafayette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Win prizes for reading and enjoy …

Lafayette Reads Together
Posted on December 19, 2014
Lafayette Reads Together

 This year, Cox Communications presents a new community-wide initiative with the Lafayette Public Library and the Lafayette Parish School System, Lafayette Reads Together. This shared reading and learning experience centers around the same book, which this year is A Long …

Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice – Statistical Probability of Love at First Site
Posted on May 20, 2014
Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice – Statistical Probability of Love at First Site

Lafayette teens are invited to read and vote for their favorite teen book of the 10 Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice titles listed below. Teens that read at least two books from the list may vote …

Teen Summer Reading Winners
Posted on May 18, 2014
Teen Summer Reading Winners

Congratulations to all of our Teen Summer Reading Program winners! We gave out lots of great weekly prizes, as well as a grand prize. The winner of the grand prize is Lauren P., a patron …

How to return your eBooks (pdf)
Posted on December 12, 2011
How to return your eBooks (pdf)

If you received an e-reader for the holidays you might be interested in the library’s Overdrive e-book service. You can download free ebooks checked out for 7 to 14 days. You can place electronic holds …