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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 Teen Volunteers
Posted on May 7, 2015
Summer Reading Teen Volunteers

Teens! Looking for a great volunteer opportunity this summer? The Lafayette Public Library is inviting teens to apply for our Summer Volunteer Program beginning May 4 through May 28. The application can be downloaded here. …

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 …

Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration This Friday!
Posted on May 7, 2015
Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration This Friday!

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.

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 …

Make Your Own Paracord Bracelets
Posted on May 7, 2015
Make Your Own Paracord Bracelets

Teens are invited to come and make a cool paracord bracelet! Ages 12 – 18. Registration begins Monday, May 18.
Wednesday, June 3
2:30 – 3:30 PM
East Regional Library
Monday, June 8
1:00 – 2:00 PM
South Regional Library
Wednesday, June 10
2:30 …

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 …

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

 
3D Print an ID Tag
Thursday, June 11
1:00 – 2:30 PM
South Regional Library
Learn the basics of 3D design and printing by making a an ID tag for yourself or your pet. Open to ages 9 and …

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.
Thursday, June 4
3:00 – 4:00 pm
North Regional Library
June 11, July 23, August 15
1:00 – 2:00 pm
South Regional Library
Saturdays, June 13 & July 18 …

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

June 11, July 23, August 15 
3:00 – 4:30 pm
South Regional

June 15, July 13, July 27
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Main Library
Drop in to the library and play some games! Bring board/card games from home or play Super …

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.
June 15 & July 13
1:00 – 2:30 pm
South Regional Library
June 24 & July 22
6:00 – 7:30 pm
East Regional 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.
Wednesday, June 17
2:00 – 4:00 PM
East Regional Library
Tuesday, July 21
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Main Library

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.
Monday, June 22
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Milton Branch
Wednesday, June 24
1:00 – 3:30 pm
South Regional
Thursday, June …

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.
Rehearsal:
Monday, June 22
10:30 am – noon
South Regional Library
Rehearsals and Performances:
Monday, July 27
9:00 – 11:30 …

Get the Facts
Posted on May 7, 2015
Get the Facts

Tuesday, June 23
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Main Library
Teens and parents are invited to a question and answer session with Cpl. Paul Mouton of the Lafayette Police Department. This is a great opportunity to get the facts!

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.

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

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.