Virtual Write with Us
February 10, 2021 – 8:14 am | Comments Off

Get into creative writing with our biweekly workshops, meeting virtually over Zoom. We offer support and guidance in your writing efforts. Ages 18 & up.
Wednesdays (except holidays)
April 14, 28; May 12, 26
6:00 – 7:30 pm
 

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Snack Attack
Snack Attack

Learn to create some easy recipes! Amaze your friends and families with the snacks you can make. Ages 12-18.
Wednesdays, on Youtube

Virtual Needle Arts
Virtual Needle Arts

Do you have an interest in crochet, knitting, sewing, or other needle arts? Join us online for a Zoom meet up where you can show off and discuss any current projects you are working on …

Classics Book Club
Classics Book Club

Join us at 11:30 am on the first Thursday of each month for a lively discussion of a great classic.

History Book Club
History Book Club

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss history books on a variety of topics and eras.
On May 11, we’ll discuss Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by …

Library Closures: Memorial Day
Library Closures: Memorial Day

In observation of Memorial Day, all Lafayette Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 31. Regular operating hours will resume on Tuesday, June 1.

Library Elf Replaced by Direct Messaging
Library Elf Replaced by Direct Messaging

The Library Elf service, which previously helped patrons keep track of their holds and checked out items while managing multiple library cards on a single account, has been retired.
We now have the ability to send …

Grow with Google Webinar Series
Grow with Google Webinar Series

Learn how can Google can help your small business succeed! The Grow with Google Programs for Libraries series are self-guided tutorials that you can access at your own pace to learn about Google applications, how to apply for …

Take the 100 Book Club challenge!
Take the 100 Book Club challenge!

Read or listen to 100 books between January 1 and December 31, 2020, 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 …

YA Virtual Book Club
YA Virtual Book Club

Do you love young adult books? Join our group LPL YA Virtual Book Club on Goodreads to discuss a new book each month. Also, join us monthly for a Zoom chat with a moderator!

Romance Book Club
Romance Book Club

Love to read romance? Join us on Zoom for our virtual Romance Book Club.In March we’ll be discussing “Spoiler Alert” by Olivia Dade, April will be “The Red Hot Cajun” by Sandra Hill and May …

Library Board 2021 Meetings

All meetings are scheduled to be held in the Library Board Room, on the 3rd floor Administrative Offices of the Main Library, located at 301 W. Congress Street, Lafayette, LA 70501. Any location change will …

Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning
Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning

What if you could learn photography, Photoshop, animation, web development, marketing, graphic design, and video production all in the same place? How about mastering Microsoft Office and Adobe suites? What if all the courses were …

Lafayette Public Library’s Mobile Branch
Lafayette Public Library’s Mobile Branch

The Bookmobile is 32 feet long, handicap accessible, and outfitted with a mobile hotspot. The vehicle is stocked with a diverse collection of books, DVDs and audiobooks available to check out as part of its outreach services. It …

“RENEW DAT” Auto-renewal Service
“RENEW DAT” Auto-renewal Service

RENEW DAT  automatically renews 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 are overdue letting you return …

AR Information in Catalog
AR Information in Catalog

The Lafayette Public Library has AR information displayed within card catalog search results. Patrons can find all pertinent AR info when they search for a specific book, including interest level, reading level, points, and even …

Playaway Launchpad
Playaway Launchpad

The Lafayette Public Library has Playaway Launchpads in our collection! These preloaded tablets have everything your child needs to challenge their minds and increase their brainpower! Launchpads are a secure way to let your child …

Water Damaged Materials
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
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, …

Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Statistics

November 2020 Statistics
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January 2021 Statistics
First Quarter 2021 Statistics
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Create Professional Resumes with Cypress Resume
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 …