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Introducing RENEW DAT
Posted on February 15, 2018
Introducing RENEW DAT

Introducing our new service! RENEW DAT – Automatic renewals for your non-digital library items! Here’s how it works:
* No more late fees [but we still have late fees] – your non-digital items will automatically renew before they …

Writes of Spring 2018
Posted on February 14, 2018
Writes of Spring 2018

 

Thank you to all the students that entered the Writes of Spring Writing Contest! Winners of the 2018 Writes of Spring Writing Contest will be posted here  Wednesday, April 25. The  awards ceremonies will be in …

Make a Wooden Spring Plaque
Posted on February 14, 2018
Make a Wooden Spring Plaque

Design a crafty hanging sign using paints, markers and a recycled jar top. Registration starts Monday, March 26.
Wednesday, April 18
2:00 – 4:00 PM
South Regional Library

Book Clubs at the Lafayette Public Library
Posted on February 14, 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.

Little Scientists
Posted on February 14, 2018
Little Scientists

Explore and discover with hands-on experiments and activities. Ages 3-5. Registration begins Monday, March 26.
Wednesday, April 18
4:00 – 5:00 PM
East Regional Library

Make a Terrarium
Posted on February 14, 2018
Make a Terrarium

Get your hands dirty and celebrate Earth Day 2018 by creating a mini-ecosystem. Registration begins Monday, March 26.
Thursday, April 19
1:00 – 2:30 PM
East Regional Library

Makey-Makey Some Music!
Posted on February 14, 2018
Makey-Makey Some Music!

Get in the mood for Festival International by building an instrument to hook up to a Makey-Makey to play music. Registration begins Monday, March 26.
Thursday, April 19
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library

In the Mind of the Maker with Guest Speaker C.E. Richard: Alexandre Mouton House
Posted on February 14, 2018
In the Mind of the Maker with Guest Speaker C.E. Richard: Alexandre Mouton House

Sunday, April 22
2:00 – 3:00 PM (doors open at 1:30 PM)
Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum
Limited seating and admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
C. E. Richard is a writer and filmmaker specializing in the history, culture, and ecology …

Festival International: Main Library Closures
Posted on February 14, 2018
Festival International: Main Library Closures

The Main Library will be closed on the following dates and times due to Festival International:
Wednesday, April 25th, the Main Library will close at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 26th, the Main Library will close at 4:00 …

Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be with You
Posted on February 14, 2018
Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be with You

Celebrate the rich universe of Star Wars with various games, activities, trivia and fun. Wear your best costume or make one with us. May the Force be with you!
Friday, May 4
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Main Library

Star Wars Day: Revenge of the Fifth
Posted on February 14, 2018
Star Wars Day: Revenge of the Fifth

Calling all rebels and Sith lords! Join us for a fun-filled day of Star Wars-themed crafts and activities for the whole family.
Saturday, May 5
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
North Regional Library

Red Beans, Rice & Reading
Posted on February 14, 2018
Red Beans, Rice & Reading

The evening will include an interactive storytime, with special guest readers, free books thanks to the Friends of the Lafayette Public Library, special prizes and a meal of red beans and rice provided by sponsors.

Tissue Paper Flowers
Posted on February 14, 2018
Tissue Paper Flowers

Learn how to use tissue paper & pipe cleaners to make a unique, colorful floral display!  All supplies provided. Registration begins Monday, April 23.
Monday, May 14
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Chenier Branch

Animal Tales
Posted on February 14, 2018
Animal Tales

Practice your reading-aloud skills with trained therapy animals from Pet Partners of Acadiana! Ages 5-10.
Call 504-5489 to schedule a time slot.

Tuesday, May 15
4:30 – 6:30 PM
South Regional Library
Registration begins Monday, April 23

 

Pine Needle Basketry
Posted on February 14, 2018
Pine Needle Basketry

Learn the ancient art of pine needle basket making. Taught by Kim Hollier, Louisiana State Arboretum naturalist. All materials supplied. Registration begins Monday, May 8.
Wednesday, May 23
1:00 – 4:00 PM
East Regional Library

Memorial Day closures
Posted on February 14, 2018
Memorial Day closures

All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The branches will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 29.

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program
Posted on February 14, 2018
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program

The 2018 Summer Reading Program (SRP) theme is music, with the slogan Libraries Rock! Participate by reading books throughout the summer and attending library programs. Reading fosters self-confidence and creates lifelong readers.
Kickoff for Children:
Saturday, June 2
10:00 – 3:00 …

Notes from the Library Director: Many Happy Returns
Posted on December 6, 2017
Notes from the Library Director: Many Happy Returns

Never be late again. Although we can’t do much about your tardiness for school or other appointments, we hope you never have a late library book or DVD again. In November, we started an automatic …

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 …

New! Lynda.com @ LPL
Posted on June 19, 2017
New! Lynda.com @ LPL

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to announce that patrons now have free access to Lynda.com, a customized learning center that provides access to a vast subscription library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials …