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Suggest Your Favorite Book Titles for West Regional Library
Posted on August 2, 2018
Suggest Your Favorite Book Titles for West Regional Library

The new West Regional Library in Scott is taking shape! We are already busy working on the furniture, equipment, and shelving for the building in anticipation of opening early 2019. We would like your input …

Check out musical instruments from the M.I.Brary!
Posted on August 2, 2018
Check out musical instruments from the M.I.Brary!

Check Out the Musical Instrument Library (M.I.Brary)!
You can now check out a guitar, keyboard, or even an accordion the same way you would a book at the Chenier Branch of the Lafayette Public Library!
Who knows — …

Book Clubs at the Lafayette Public Library
Posted on August 2, 2018
Book Clubs at the Lafayette Public Library

The Lafayette Public Library is pleased to offer multiple book clubs for its patrons at various libraries. We offer book clubs at the Main Library, South Regional Library, North Regional Library, and East Regional Library.

Enhancing Brain Development for Your Baby
Posted on August 2, 2018
Enhancing Brain Development for Your Baby

Jody S. West, LCSW-BACS, with Project LAUNCH, will provide tools and hands-on guidance to positively enhance your child’s brain development. Recommended for Ages birth – 3 years and a caregiver.
Wednesday, August 22
9:30 – 10:30 am
East …

Explore a World of Art with Your Library Card!
Posted on August 2, 2018
Explore a World of Art with Your Library Card!

The Hilliard University Art Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System are thrilled to announce a partnership that allows members of the community to check out a free family admission pass.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month!
Posted on August 1, 2018
September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Get a LIBRARY CARD and Check Out Something INCREDIBLE!
This September, the Lafayette Public Library is joining forces with The Incredibles, the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month. This initiative is …

LABOR DAY: ALL LIBRARIES CLOSED
Posted on August 1, 2018
LABOR DAY: ALL LIBRARIES CLOSED

All library locations will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Red Beans, Rice and Reading
Posted on August 1, 2018
Red Beans, Rice and Reading

The evening will include storytelling, free books thanks to Friends of the Lafayette Public Library, and a meal of red beans and rice. We’ll have a special guest reader and red beans by a local …

Friends of the Library – Fall Book Sale
Posted on August 1, 2018
Friends of the Library – Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will take place from September 14 – 16 at the Heymann Convention Center Ballroom (1373 S. College Rd).  Buy gently used hardcover and paperback books, sold by the inch.

Hospice Provides Hope
Posted on August 1, 2018
Hospice Provides Hope

 What exactly is hospice care? Many people think of “doom and gloom” when they think of hospice, or they feel like they are “giving up.” Hospice sees things differently. It is meant to provide the …

Animal Tales
Posted on August 1, 2018
Animal Tales

Practice your reading-aloud skills with trained therapy animals from Pet Partners of Acadiana! Ages 5-10. Registration begins Tuesday, September 4. Call 981-1028 to schedule a time slot.

FULL STAFF MEETING – ALL LIBRARIES OPEN AT 1:00 PM
Posted on August 1, 2018
FULL STAFF MEETING – ALL LIBRARIES OPEN AT 1:00 PM

Due to a staff inservice, all Lafayette Public Library locations will open at 1:00 pm.

Mouton House Lecture Series: Maurice Heymann – Leader and Visionary
Posted on August 1, 2018
Mouton House Lecture Series: Maurice Heymann – Leader and Visionary

Sunday, September 30
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Alexandre Mouton House (1122 Lafayette Street)
Speaker Jan Swift wears many hats, but the latest is serving as host and producer of Discover Lafayette, a podcast and television production focused on the people and …

Rocks, Crystals and Minerals
Posted on August 1, 2018
Rocks, Crystals and Minerals

Learn how to collect and identify rocks, crystals, and minerals from a demonstration presented by Tim O’Bryan and Chris Raby from the Acadian Gem and Mineral Society.
Wednesday, October 3
6:00-7:00 pm
Main Library

Star Wars Reads Celebration
Posted on August 1, 2018
Star Wars Reads Celebration

Calling all Jedi! Let’s party like we’re in a galaxy far, far away at East Regional Library’s annual Star Wars celebration! Drop by for fun activities, photo ops, snacks and Star Wars themed-crafts. May the …

Tech-Free Family Night
Posted on August 1, 2018
Tech-Free Family Night

Turn off your technology and come to the library for a night of family fun! Play a board game, listen to a story, make a craft or explore the other activities on this special night …

Storybook Pumpkin Patch
Posted on August 1, 2018
Storybook Pumpkin Patch

Transform a pumpkin into your favorite book character! Paint or decorate it at home (no carved pumpkins, please), then bring it to the South Regional Library to be displayed in our pumpkin patch. Submissions can …

Small Business 101
Posted on August 1, 2018
Small Business 101

Explore the feasibility of a business idea! The discussion will include startup fundamentals, marketing and business planning, financing, licenses, business structures, and more. Hosted by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the University of …

NaNoWriMo Kickoff
Posted on August 1, 2018
NaNoWriMo Kickoff

Come “write” in! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun approach to creative writing for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. Participants begin working toward the goal of writing a 50,000-word …

Caturday
Posted on August 1, 2018
Caturday

Cat-a-palooza at the Main Library! Make a cat castle out of old boxes and hear from an expert about how to care for your cat. Lafayette Animal Control will be on site to offer cat adoptions, so …