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Lafayette Reads Together
Posted on December 13, 2015
Lafayette Reads Together

Lafayette Reads Together is back! The Lafayette Public Library, the Lafayette Parish School System and several community organizations are collaborating for this community-wide reading and learning experience, centered around the book, Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, …

LRT: Crafts and Classes
Posted on December 13, 2015
LRT: Crafts and Classes

Build-a-Bot Craft
Build a robot good enough to eat! Use candy to create a robot-like creation to devour or display. Open to ages 5 – 12. Registration begins Monday, January 11.
Friday, February 19
4:00 – 5:00 pm
North Regional
3D Printing and …

Teen Animanga Club
Posted on December 13, 2015
Teen Animanga Club

Watch and discuss anime and manga favorites!
South Regional
Friday, February 5
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Main Library
Thursday, February 11
2:00 – 3:30 pm
East Regional
Thursday, February 25
6:00 – 7:30 pm
 

Designer Earbuds and Holder
Posted on December 13, 2015
Designer Earbuds and Holder

Jazz up a pair of earbuds with beads and create an earbud holder out of an old mint container. All supplies provided. Registration begins Monday, December 28. Open to teens ages 12 – 18.
Friday, February …

Drop-in Gaming for Teens
Posted on December 13, 2015
Drop-in Gaming for Teens

Teens are invited to drop-in and play Super Smash Bros. or bring board/card games from home.
Main Library
Mondays: February 15, 29
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Monday, February 8
2:00 – 3:00 pm
South Regional
Saturday, February 13
2:30 – 4:00 pm
East Regional
Saturday, …

Snack Attack Cooking for Teens
Posted on December 13, 2015
Snack Attack Cooking for Teens

Teens! Learn to create some easy and delicious no-bake recipes! Registration begins Monday, December 28.
Wednesday, February 10
4:30 – 5:30 pm
North Regional Library
Wednesday, February 17
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Main Library

LRT: Movie and Documentary Showings
Posted on December 13, 2015
LRT: Movie and Documentary Showings

Documentary and Talk
View Underwater Dreams (2014, 44 min, Not Rated) and then discuss the book, Spare Parts.
Thursday, February 11
Movie: 6:30 pm
Talk: 7:15 pm
South Regional Library
Thursday, February 18
Movie: 6:00 pm
Talk: 6:45 pm
East Regional Library
Thursday, March 3
Movie: …

Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!
Posted on December 13, 2015
Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!

Read or listen to 100 books between January 1 and December 31, 2016, and you will become a member of the 100 Book Club. Earn cool prizes and the bragging rights to say you accomplished something few others will! Complete rules are available …

Makerspaces & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs
Posted on December 13, 2015
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 and textile arts, electronics and fabrication, as well as open access time. For more information about …

Writes of Spring Writing Contest
Posted on December 13, 2015
Writes of Spring Writing Contest

Entries Due Thursday, March 24.  Students in grades K – 12 who reside in Lafayette Parish or in the surrounding parishes: St. Landry, Acadia, St. Martin, Vermilion, and Iberia can submit original pieces of short fiction, nonfiction, …

Teen Read and Feed
Posted on December 13, 2015
Teen Read and Feed

Discuss the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld and more great Steampunk reads, while enjoying tasty treats.
Thursday, February 11
noon – 1:30 pm
South Regional
Wednesday, February 24
4:30 – 5:30 pm
North Regional

Teen Screen
Posted on December 13, 2015
Teen Screen

Join us for a feature film!
Friday, February 12
3:00 – 4:45 pm
South Regional
Pixels (2015, PG-13, 106 min.)

Friday, February 5
3:00 – 4:55 pm
East Regional
Ant-Man (2015, PG-13, 117 min.)

Teen Library Corps
Posted on December 13, 2015
Teen Library Corps

Help plan library programs and suggest future events. Open to teens ages 12 – 18.
Saturday, February 13
1:00 – 2:00 pm
South Regional

Family Game Night
Posted on December 13, 2015
Family Game Night

Join us in the Children’s Department at the Main Library for GAMES! Families are invited to come and play games like “Ticket to Ride” or “Sushi Go!” Open to all ages.
Monday, February 22
6:30 – 7:30 …

LRT: Author Joshua Davis
Posted on December 13, 2015
LRT: Author Joshua Davis

Tuesday, February 23
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Main Library Meeting Room (Second Floor)Meet and ask your questions of the man who first brought attention to the Spare Parts story.

Joshua Davis is the author of several books, including the Lafayette …

Chess Club
Posted on December 13, 2015
Chess Club

A chance to practice your chess moves on others. All playing levels (including beginners) welcome. Ages 8 and up.
Wednesday, February 24
6:00 – 7:00 pm
East Regional Library
Registration begins Monday, January 25.

Read Across America!
Posted on December 13, 2015
Read Across America!

Read Across America is making a stop at the Main Library! Sponsored by Lafayette Parish Association of Educators, there will be stories to tell and crafts to make, the Cat in the Hat, and even …

LRT: Robotics Day
Posted on December 13, 2015
LRT: Robotics Day

Local robotics teams and businesses will demonstrate what their machines can do. This event is co-hosted by the UL College of Engineering. To submit an application to participate in Robotics Day, click here.
Saturday, February 27
1:00 – …

Les Cenelles Tour and Presentation
Posted on December 13, 2015
Les Cenelles Tour and Presentation

Les Cenelles (published New Orleans 1845) is one of the most important publications of both Franco-Louisiana and Afro-American history.  Under the direction of Armand Lanusse, seventeen Louisiana poets (all French-speaking free men of color), contributed to this, …

LRT: ROVs in Real Life
Posted on December 13, 2015
LRT: ROVs in Real Life

Tuesday, March 8
6:30 – 7:15 PM
South Regional Library
Graduate of USL and first female ROV Supervisor in the world, Leah Hebert from Oceaneering International Inc. will be talking about the world of ROVs, and also how she played a …