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LPSS Student IDs Now Serve as a Library Card!
Posted on October 5, 2018
LPSS Student IDs Now Serve as a Library Card!

Your Student ID Card now serves as one of your most important school supplies: A Lafayette Public Library Card.
The Lafayette Public Library and the Lafayette Parish School System have teamed up this year to provide …

LPL Rolls Out New BiblioBike
Posted on October 5, 2018
LPL Rolls Out New BiblioBike

The Lafayette Public Library is debuting its new pedal-powered mobile library – the BiblioBike! This eco-friendly tricycle brings library resources in a new and exciting way to public venues in the community. As a new …

Check out musical instruments from the M.I.Brary!
Posted on October 5, 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 — …

Small Business 101
Posted on October 5, 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 October 5, 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 October 5, 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 …

Mouton House Lecture Series
Posted on October 5, 2018
Mouton House Lecture Series

October: Speaker Buz Bullock will talk about El Cazador, a Spanish brig that sank in the Gulf of Mexico in 1784. The ship was carrying 450,000 Spanish reales (unit of currency), and never reached its destination …

Explore a World of Art with Your Library Card!
Posted on October 5, 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.

Storybook Pumpkin Patch
Posted on October 5, 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 …

Rumors, Traitors & Disorder
Posted on October 5, 2018
Rumors, Traitors & Disorder

Franco-Ontarian historian Joseph Gangné will discuss spies and espionage in Louisiana during the Seven Years War. Funding Provided by the Centre de la Francophonie des Ameriques and co-sponsored by the Center for Louisiana Studies with …

Animal Tales
Posted on October 4, 2018
Animal Tales

Practice your reading-aloud skills with trained therapy animals from Pet Partners of Acadiana! Ages 5-10. Registration begins Monday, October 22. Call 981-1028 to schedule a time slot.

Classic Cars Under the Stars
Posted on October 4, 2018
Classic Cars Under the Stars

Let the Lafayette League of Exceptional Motoring rev your engines! Join us for a car show in the Main Library parking lot, and see classic models from 1979 and earlier. All Ages.

Director’s Message: RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)
Posted on October 4, 2018
Director’s Message: RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)

After a very long wait for our patrons and staff, we hope to have new state-of-the-art self-check stations in place at all regional library locations after the first of the year. What does that mean …

Thanksgiving Day: All Libraries Closed
Posted on October 4, 2018
Thanksgiving Day: All Libraries Closed

All library locations will close at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 21 in observance of the Thankgiving Day holiday. They will remain closed on Thursday, November 22 (Thankgiving Day) and Friday, November 23 (Acadian Day). …

Acadian Day: All Libraries Closed
Posted on October 4, 2018
Acadian Day: All Libraries Closed

All library locations will be closed on Friday, November 23 in observance of the Acadian Day holiday.

Christmas Kids Alive!
Posted on October 4, 2018
Christmas Kids Alive!

Open to all ages! Sponsored by the Sigma Alpha Iota musical fraternity, this fun family event features performances by local music students and a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Mrs. Claus.
Saturday, December 8
10:00 …

A Visit from Hugo Kringle, Santa’s Younger Brother
Posted on October 4, 2018
A Visit from Hugo Kringle, Santa’s Younger Brother

A fun, interactive Christmas show where Hugo Kringle tells stories of growing up with the boy who would become Santa Claus. He will also be singing secular holiday songs. For Ages 3 – 8.

Christmas Holiday: All Libraries Close at 1:00 PM
Posted on October 4, 2018
Christmas Holiday: All Libraries Close at 1:00 PM

All library locations will close at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 24 in observance of the Christmas Eve holiday. They will remain closed on Tuesday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas Day holiday. All …

New Year’s Holiday: All Libraries Close at 5:00 PM
Posted on October 4, 2018
New Year’s Holiday: All Libraries Close at 5:00 PM

All library locations will close at 5:00 PM on Monday, December 31 in observance of the New Year’s Eve holiday. They will remain closed on Tuesday, January 1 in observance of the New Year’s Day …

Fishing Clinic
Posted on October 4, 2018
Fishing Clinic

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be on hand to introduce young anglers to the skills necessary to tie tackle, identify fish, and know their reel. Open to families.
Thursday, January 3
1:00 – 2:00
Main Library