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AR Information Now Shown in Catalog
Posted on August 22, 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 …

Chenier Branch Renovations
Posted on August 14, 2017
Chenier Branch Renovations

The Chenier Branch will be closed until Tuesday, September 5 due to renovations. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage patrons to visit our Main Library during the closure.

Free Audiobooks with SYNC
Posted on August 4, 2017
Free Audiobooks with SYNC

SYNC Audiobooks are now available to download, and they’re completely free! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens ages 13 and up. It runs April 27 through August 17th, with two audiobooks available …

Full Staff Meeting – All Libraries Open at 1:00 PM
Posted on August 3, 2017
Full Staff Meeting – All Libraries Open at 1:00 PM

Due to a staff inservice, all LPL locations will open at 1:00 pm.
Thursday, August 31
All LPL Locations

Library Card Sign-up Month
Posted on August 3, 2017
Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month and we have two limited edition library cards to celebrate! If you do not have a library card, you can sign up at any of our branches to receive …

Labor Day: All Libraries Closed
Posted on August 3, 2017
Labor Day: All Libraries Closed

All libraries will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Student Support Sundays
Posted on August 3, 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.
Sundays:
September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, …

Friends Book Sale
Posted on August 3, 2017
Friends Book Sale

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will take place from September 13 – 16 at the Heymann Convention Center Ballroom (1373 S. College Rd).  Buy gently used hardcover and paperback books, sold by the inch.

Citizenship Information Session
Posted on August 3, 2017
Citizenship Information Session

Are you or someone you know interested in the United States Citizenship process? Anne M. Hackett, Community Relations Officer for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in New Orleans, will present information on …

Star Wars Reads Celebration
Posted on August 3, 2017
Star Wars Reads Celebration

Calling all Jedi! Drop by for fun activities, photo ops, snacks and Star Wars themed-crafts. May the Force be with you! All ages are welcome.
Saturday, September 30
2:00 – 4:00 PM
East Regional Library

“Dr. Lippi Leonpacher – The Flying Vet”: Alexandre Mouton House
Posted on August 3, 2017
“Dr. Lippi Leonpacher – The Flying Vet”: Alexandre Mouton House

Leslie Leonpacher will talk about her amazing grandfather, Dr. Lippi Leonpacher, a German immigrant who settled in Lafayette.
Dr. Leonpacher, one of the first licensed veterinarians in the area, specialized in large animals and would fly …

Friends Annual Author Dinner
Posted on August 3, 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 …

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 …

Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!
Posted on January 16, 2017
Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!

Read or listen to 100 books between January 1 and December 31, 2017, 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 …

State & Federal Documents
Posted on October 19, 2016
State & Federal Documents

State and Federal Documents of Local Interest
The Lafayette Public Library System has print copies of some State and Federal documents, of interest to the local community, available for review on the third floor of the …

Introducing Playaway Launchpad
Posted on October 18, 2016
Introducing Playaway Launchpad

The Lafayette Public Library has recently added Playaway Launchpads to our collection! These pre-loaded tablets have everything your child needs to challenge their minds and increase their brain power! Launchpads are a secure way to …

Water Damaged Materials
Posted on October 18, 2016
Water Damaged Materials

Water/Flood Damaged Books
If you can return your water damaged items, do so in person. Do not put wet items in the book drop or items will damage other items. Place items in plastic and bring …

Speck Air Quality Monitors Available for Checkout
Posted on October 1, 2016
Speck Air Quality Monitors Available for Checkout

Learning about the quality of the air you breathe should be as easy and inexpensive as borrowing a book from a library. And in Lafayette Parish, it now is! Thanks to Carnegie Mellon University researchers, …

Create Professional Resumes with Cypress Resume
Posted on October 18, 2015
Create Professional Resumes with Cypress Resume

The Lafayette Public Library now offers Cypress Resume, an online tool that helps you easily create professional-looking resumes in just a few minutes with little-to-no help, regardless of your computer or writing skills. With Cypress Resume, there …

New Online Catalog Now Available!
Posted on October 17, 2015
New Online Catalog Now Available!

The Lafayette Public Library is online with our new catalog upgrade!
If you have a bookmark to the old catalog, please click “ONLINE CATALOG” above and update your bookmarks accordingly.