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AR Information Now Shown in Catalog
Posted on October 9, 2017
AR Information Now Shown in Catalog

School is back in session and Accelerated Reader (AR) requirements will be here before you know it. The Lafayette Public Library now has AR information displayed within card catalog search results. Patrons will now be …

Student Support Sundays
Posted on October 9, 2017
Student Support Sundays

Need help getting started on a school project? Sign up for a one-hour slot for one-on-one help from a librarian. Open to all ages. Call to reserve your time slot. Children/Teens: 261-5778; Adults: 261-5787.
Sundays:
October 29
November 5, 12, …

Friends Annual Author Dinner
Posted on October 9, 2017
Friends Annual Author Dinner

Join the Friends of the Library for their Annual Author Dinner featuring local author Dianne Dempsey-Legnon. She is the author of Belair Cove and A Louisiana Soldier: Willis A. Fontenot.
Thursday, November 2
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Petroleum …

East Regional Library Health Fair
Posted on October 8, 2017
East Regional Library Health Fair

UL Lafayette nursing students and Minute Med Urgent Care Clinic will offer a variety of free health screenings: blood sugar, blood pressure, pulse oxygen, body composition, stroke screening, vision and hearing. All ages welcome.
Wednesday, November …

NaNoWriMo Write-In
Posted on October 8, 2017
NaNoWriMo Write-In

Take the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel in one month! We’ll help by providing a space. For more information or to sign up, visit nanowrimo.org.
Write-Ins:
Saturdays: November 4, 11, 18, 25
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
South Regional …

“My Love Affair with Food – My Culinary Journey” by Marcelle Bienvenu: Alexandre Mouton House
Posted on October 8, 2017
“My Love Affair with Food – My Culinary Journey” by Marcelle Bienvenu: Alexandre Mouton House

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum presents
Guest Speaker: Marcelle Bienvenu
Sunday, November 5
2:00 – 3:00 PM (doors open at 1:30 PM)
Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum
1122 Lafayette Street, Downtown Lafayette

Author’s Alley
Posted on October 8, 2017
Author’s Alley

Join the Library and the Writers’ Guild of Acadiana to meet and support local authors as they gather to sell and sign their books. Authors may reserve a table beginning Monday, October 23 by calling …

Red Beans, Rice and Reading
Posted on October 8, 2017
Red Beans, Rice and Reading

Hosted by the Lafayette Public Library System, Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center, Inc., and Mccomb- Veazey Neighborhood Coterie, this free event is open to all ages and will highlight the connection between reading and health.
The evening will …

Diabetes: Truths and Myths
Posted on October 8, 2017
Diabetes: Truths and Myths

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. Join Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator Lanah J. Brennan for this seminar on diabetes and the myths that make managing diabetes more difficult.
Tuesday, November 14
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Main …

Railroads in America
Posted on October 8, 2017
Railroads in America

Join us for showings of short documentaries that explore the history and development of railroads in the United States.
Wednesday, November 15
6:30 – 8:00 PM
South Regional Library

Fall Fest
Posted on October 8, 2017
Fall Fest

Celebrate fall at the library with autumn-themed games, crafts, and treats. Fun for the whole family!
Friday, November 17
4:00 – 5:30 PM
East Regional Library

Thanksgiving Day & Acadian Day: Closures
Posted on October 8, 2017
Thanksgiving Day & Acadian Day: Closures

All library locations will close at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. They will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday) and Acadian Day (Friday) and will reopen on …

Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Posted on October 8, 2017
Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Don’t miss Santa’s visit to the library. Children will be able to sit on Santa’s lap for a picture–don’t forget your camera! There will be candy canes and a craft. No registration necessary; Ages Birth to …

Christmas at North Regional Library
Posted on October 8, 2017
Christmas at North Regional Library

Free fun for the whole family! Visit the library while enjoying the Carencro Country Christmas at the the Carencro Community Center and the Children’s Christmas Parade. Holiday Craft for ages 5-12 (while supplies last). Open to all ages.
Saturday, December 2
10:00 …

First Cousins: Cajun and Creole Music in South Louisiana
Posted on October 8, 2017
First Cousins: Cajun and Creole Music in South Louisiana

Join us for a showing of First Cousins: Cajun and Creole Music in South Louisiana (55 minutes), a documentary that explores the rich musical heritage of Cajuns and Creoles, South Louisiana’s multi-ethnic, French-speaking people who have danced …

Holiday Wrap Up
Posted on October 8, 2017
Holiday Wrap Up

Don’t face those presents alone! Bring your gifts, wrapping paper and ribbon. We’ll bring the cocoa and craft supplies.
Tuesday, December 19
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Main Library

Christmas Eve Observed: Closures
Posted on October 8, 2017
Christmas Eve Observed: Closures

All library locations will close on Friday, December 22 at 1:00 pm in observance of the Christmas Eve holiday. They will reopen with normal business hours on Saturday, December 23.

Christmas Holiday: Closures
Posted on October 8, 2017
Christmas Holiday: Closures

All library locations will be closed on Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. They will reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday, December 26.

Family Gaming Night
Posted on October 8, 2017
Family Gaming Night

Bring in the family for some friendly competition as we set up our online and offline games for serious family fun.
Thursday, December 28
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Main Library

New Year’s Holiday: Closures
Posted on October 8, 2017
New Year’s Holiday: Closures

All library locations will close on Sunday, December 31 at 5:00 PM in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. They will remain closed on New Year’s Day (Monday) and reopen with normal business hours …