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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 …
Friday, February 24 (parades)
Main Library closes at 5:00 PM.
Saturday, February 25 (parades)
Main Library closed all day.
Writes of Spring Writing Contest
The contest is open to students in grades K-12 who reside in Lafayette Parish or in the surrounding parishes: St. Landry, Acadia, St. Martin, Vermilion, and Iberia.
Students can submit original pieces …
Author Linda Thurman discusses her book on the rise and subsequent corruption of movie making in Louisiana.
Saturday, March 4
11:00 AM – noon
South Regional Library
Need a spot to study, work on a group project or write that paper you’ve been putting off? We’ll provide the space and snacks! Ages 12 – 18.
Gain a better overall understanding of Medicare, how and when to enroll and the insurance options available to you. Adults only, please.
Tuesday, March 14
6:00 – 7:00 PM
East Regional Library
The Friends of the Library’s Spring Book Sale will take place from March 15 – 18 at the Heymann Convention Center Ballroom (1373 S. College Rd).
All library locations will be closed on Friday, April 14 in honor of the Good Friday holiday. Libraries will reopen Saturday, April 15 at their usual times. All library locations will be closed on Monday, …
All libraries will be closed on Sunday, April 16 in honor of the Easter holiday.
In collaboration with Townfolk and the Urban Naturalist, you can learn about community gardening and enjoy outdoor Spring activities! All ages welcome.
Wednesday, April 19
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Bring your gardening tools and dig in! Help us weed, water and plant (weather permitting) in the Carencro Community Garden located behind North Regional Library. All ages welcome!
Saturday, April 22
10:00 AM – noon
North Regional Library
The Main Library will close early on the following dates due to Festival International taking place in downtown Lafayette:
Wednesday, April 26
closes at 5:00 PM
You’ve survived another school year! Celebrate with food, activities, and video games. You’ll also learn about volunteering at the library and the great summer programs we are planning! Ages 12 – 18.
Friday, May 26
3:00 – 4:00 …
All libraries will be closed Monday, May 29 in honor of the Memorial Day holiday.
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 …
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/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 …
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, …
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 May 5th through August 17th, with two audiobooks available …
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 …