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Grand Re-Opening of the Main Library
Posted on June 30, 2015
Grand Re-Opening of the Main Library

Please join us for the GRAND RE-OPENING of the MAIN LIBRARY, located at 301 W. Congress Street in Downtown Lafayette, on Monday, July 6, 2015. There will be a flag raising outside the entrance of the …

SYNC Audiobooks Available Now!
Posted on May 7, 2015
SYNC Audiobooks Available Now!

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads — a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title — each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in …

Summer Reading Programs: Register Now!
Posted on May 7, 2015
Summer Reading Programs: Register Now!

Escape the Ordinary and read this summer with the Lafayette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Win prizes for reading and enjoy a full lineup of free entertaining and educational activities. Register here or at any of our libraries starting Monday, May 18.

SPARK Lab Classes
Posted on May 7, 2015
SPARK Lab Classes

Open Lab
Wednesdays: July 1, July 15, August 5
1:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library
Open Lab for library patrons who have completed the Intro to 3D Design and 3D Printing or one of the computer programming classes.  …

Who’s Your Hero?
Posted on May 7, 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 …

Green Screen Movie Magic with AOC
Posted on May 7, 2015
Green Screen Movie Magic with AOC

Acadiana Open Channel staff walk teens through the art of faking it with one of the most commonly used visual effects in television and movies, chroma key. From virtual sets to motion capture, the ability …

Summer Sweets for Teens
Posted on May 7, 2015
Summer Sweets for Teens

Chocolate goes with everything, particularly fruit! Learn how best to pair chocolate with fruit and other goodies. Registration begins Monday, June 8.
Wednesday, July 8
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Main Library

10Drop-In Gaming for Teens
Posted on May 7, 2015
10Drop-In Gaming for Teens

July 23, August 15 
3:00 – 4:30 pm
South Regional

July 13, July 27
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Jefferson Street Branch

Drop in to the library and play some games! Bring board/card games from home or play Super Smash Bros. Registration …

Teen AniManga Club
Posted on May 7, 2015
Teen AniManga Club

Watch and discuss anime and manga favorites while enjoying refreshments. Open to teens ages 12 – 18.
Monday, July 13
1:00 – 2:30 pm
South Regional Library
Wednesday, July 22
6:00 – 7:30 pm
East Regional Library

Dragonfly Workshop for Teens
Posted on May 7, 2015
Dragonfly Workshop for Teens

Trish Ransom, “Debris Artist,” will guide teens in creating a funky dragonfly from junk materials. Registration begins Monday, June 22. Register using the links below.
Tuesday, July 14
2:30 – 4:00 pm
East Regional Library
Wednesday, July 15
2:00 – …

Teen Team-Up Challenge
Posted on May 7, 2015
Teen Team-Up Challenge

Exercise your mind and body and learn the value of teamwork in a series of fun-filled games and challenges! Please wear clothes and footwear suitable for physical activity. Registration begins Wednesday, July 1.
Wednesday, July 15
3:00 …

How to Make a Sudoku Puzzle
Posted on May 7, 2015
How to Make a Sudoku Puzzle

Wednesday, July 15
1:00 – 2:00 PM
South Regional Library 
Learn strategies for solving and creating Sudoku puzzles. Registration begins Wednesday, July 1. Open to teens ages 12 – 18.

Teen Library Corps
Posted on May 7, 2015
Teen Library Corps

Help plan children’s programs and suggest future library events. Registration begins Monday, May 18.
July 23, August 15
1:00 – 2:00 pm
South Regional Library
Saturday, July 18
2:00 – 3:00 pm
East Regional Library

What is Gelato?
Posted on May 7, 2015
What is Gelato?

Silvia Bertolazzi with Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar will discuss all things gelato and hand out samples!
Monday, July 20
3:00 PM
Main Library

Doctor Who: A Party in Time & Space
Posted on May 7, 2015
Doctor Who: A Party in Time & Space

Whovians Unite! Celebrate the time-hopping madman in a box with crafts, games and food. Costumes welcome! Registration begins Monday, June 1.
Tuesday, July 21
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Main Library

CoderDojo in the Spark Lab (Ages 9-19)
Posted on May 7, 2015
CoderDojo in the Spark Lab (Ages 9-19)

CoderDojo is a free, volunteer-led, community-based programming club for young people. Join the mentors of Lafayette’s Coder Dojo to code and develop software using programming languages such as Python, Scratch, and others. Open to ages …

Teen Performance Troupe
Posted on May 7, 2015
Teen Performance Troupe

Teen volunteers are needed for voice actors, puppeteers and behind-the-scenes help for puppet shows to be performed for families. Registration begins Monday, June 1.
Rehearsals and Performances:
Monday, July 27
9:00 – 11:30 am
South Regional Library
 
Tues., July 28 & Wed., …

Aspiring Astronaut Alyssa Carson
Posted on May 7, 2015
Aspiring Astronaut Alyssa Carson

Wednesday, July 29
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Main Library
Teen aspiring astronaut and Louisiana native, Alyssa Carson, will be discussing her extensive training and preparation to fulfill her dream of reaching Mars.

Writing Contest Winners Announced
Posted on April 7, 2015
Writing Contest Winners Announced

The Lafayette Public Library is pleased to announce the winners of the Writes of Spring writing contest.  Contest winners along with friends and family were invited to an awards ceremony and reception at the South Regional …

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 …