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LPSS Student IDs Now Serve as a Library Card!
Posted on February 5, 2019
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 …

Lafayette Reads Together Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Finding Gobi
Posted on February 5, 2019
Lafayette Reads Together Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Finding Gobi

 Lafayette Reads Together (LRT) is a community-wide reading program from the Lafayette Public Library, the Lafayette Parish School System and many local organizations to get the community reading, sharing and discussing the same book. Free …

Mardi Gras Closures
Posted on February 5, 2019
Mardi Gras Closures

Below are the following library closures due to Mardi Gras related parking and access issues:
Saturday, February 23 – Main Library and North Regional Library will be closed all day.

Animal Tales (LRT) *CANCELLED*
Posted on February 5, 2019
Animal Tales (LRT) *CANCELLED*

Practice your reading-aloud skills with trained therapy animals from Pet Partners of Acadiana! Ages 5-10. Registration begins Monday, February 11. Call 445-3168 to schedule a time slot.
Saturday, February 23
1:30 – 2:30 pm
East Regional Library

Marathon Running by Dr. Damien Chaisson (LRT)
Posted on February 5, 2019
Marathon Running by Dr. Damien Chaisson (LRT)

Join Dr. Damien Chaisson of the Cajun Road Runners Club as he discusses the training, nutrition, travel, and recovery involved with marathon running. Ages 10 & up.
Monday, February 25
6:00 – 7:00 PM
South Regional Library

Dog Man: The Dick Russell Story (LRT)
Posted on February 4, 2019
Dog Man: The Dick Russell Story (LRT)

This captivating documentary details the legacy of world-renowned Baton Rouge dog trainer Dick Russell, who is estimated to have trained more than 30,000 dogs during his career. Ages 14 & up.
Thursday, March 7
6:00 – 7:00 …

Make a Pet Treat (LRT)
Posted on February 4, 2019
Make a Pet Treat (LRT)

Show your pupper or doggo some love with a pet treat that you make yourself. Ages 14 & up. Registration begins Monday, February 25.
Thursday, March 7
5:30 – 6:30 pm
North Regional Library

Chinese Paper Lanterns (LRT)
Posted on February 4, 2019
Chinese Paper Lanterns (LRT)

Teens will learn how to make a Chinese paper lantern in celebration of Chinese culture at this craft. Ages 12–18. No registration required.
Friday, March 8
3:00 – 4:00 pm
South Regional Library

Exotic Cars & Coffee
Posted on February 4, 2019
Exotic Cars & Coffee

Let the Lafayette League of Exceptional Motoring rev your engines! Join us for a car show in the South Regional Library parking lot to get up close to some rare exotic cars! All ages.
Sunday, March …

Lafayette Mini Maker Faire
Posted on February 4, 2019
Lafayette Mini Maker Faire

Celebrate the maker movement with us at the Lafayette Science Museum. The Lafayette Mini Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. Make …

Poetry Workshop: Main
Posted on February 4, 2019
Poetry Workshop: Main

Get in touch with your “inner poet” for National Poetry Month! This workshop will be led by poet and teacher Jude Marr from UL Lafayette. For Ages 18 & up.
Monday, April 15
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Main …

Good Friday: All Libraries Closed
Posted on February 4, 2019
Good Friday: All Libraries Closed

All library locations will be closed on Friday, April 19 in observance of the Good Friday holiday. They will reopen with normal business hours on Saturday, April 20.

Easter: All Libraries Closed
Posted on February 4, 2019
Easter: All Libraries Closed

All library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 21 in observance of the Easter holiday. They will reopen with normal hours on Monday, April 22.

Festival International de Louisiane: Main Library closures
Posted on February 4, 2019
Festival International de Louisiane: Main Library closures

The Main Library will be closed on the following dates due to Festival International de Louisiane related parking & access issues:
Wednesday, April 24: The Main Library will close at 5:00 PM.

Memorial Day Closures
Posted on February 4, 2019
Memorial Day Closures

All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. They will reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28.

LPL Rolls Out New BiblioBike
Posted on November 29, 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 …

Library Museum Pass Expands to Include Five Local Museums
Posted on November 29, 2018
Library Museum Pass Expands to Include Five Local Museums

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to offer a newly expanded museum pass program that provides free family admission to five museums and historic sites in Lafayette Parish. Due to the success of the library’s …

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 — …

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 …

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 …