Mardi Gras Closures
December 13, 2015 – 7:14 am | Comments Off

Friday, February 5 (parades)
Main Library drive-thru closes at noon. Main Library closes at 5:00 PM.
Saturday, February 6 (parades)
Main Library closed all day (including drive-thru).

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Kappa Delta Pi Storytime
Kappa Delta Pi Storytime

Come and enjoy these special storytimes by our future educators! Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society will host this storytime, followed by a craft. Storytimes will be held at the South Regional Library at 11:00 AM.
Saturdays:
February …

Teen Library Corps
Teen Library Corps

Help plan library programs and suggest future events. Open to teens ages 12 – 18.
Saturday, February 13
1:00 – 2:00 pm
South Regional

Needle Arts Club
Needle Arts Club

Specific Instruction:
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
East Regional Library
Crochet: February 16
Learn more about an ancient craft and join us for stitching fun! An experienced stitch artist will be on hand to assist you. Registration begins Monday, October …

The Desegregation of Southwestern Louisiana Institute (SLI)
The Desegregation of Southwestern Louisiana Institute (SLI)

Local writer Ruth Foote will explain how what’s now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette became the first state-funded college in the South to accept African-American students.
Tuesday, February 16
6:30 – 7:30 pm
South Regional Library

SRL Sleuths Mystery Book Club
SRL Sleuths Mystery Book Club

Join us on the third Tuesday of every month for the SRL Sleuths Mystery Book Club! We read mystery favorites each month. All meetings take place at 6:30 PM at the South Regional Library.
Tuesday, February …

Glowing Volcano
Glowing Volcano

Light up the dark by building and erupting your own glow-in-the-dark volcano! Open to ages 7 – 12. Registration begins Monday, January 25.
Wednesday, February 17
4:00 – 5:00 PM
East Regional Library

North Regional Library Book Club
North Regional Library Book Club

Join us for the North Regional Library Book Club, held on the third Wednesday of every month at 2:00 PM.
Wednesday, February 17
Spare Parts by Joshua Davis

“Under a Southern Sky”: Paintings by Andrea Schellman
“Under a Southern Sky”: Paintings by Andrea Schellman

Exhibit Dates: January 8 – April 7, 2016
Main Library

Recently transplanted to Louisiana from Virginia, Andrea Schellman is exploring the similarities and particular differences in the two states’ coastlines, waterways and back roads, as well as …

Vintage & Custom Automobilia Display
Vintage & Custom Automobilia Display

A collection of die cast vehicles paired with cost of living information from their corresponding time periods.

February 1 – 29
Main Library

Cat in the Hat Craft
Cat in the Hat Craft

Make an adorable decoration in the style of the famous Dr. Seuss character to celebrate Read Across America! Open to ages 5 – 12. Registration begins Monday, January 25.
South Regional Library
Friday, February 19
4:00 – …

Small Folk Studio
Small Folk Studio

Toddlers can create and explore art… and maybe get a little messy! Open to ages 18 months – 3 years. Registration begins Monday, December 28.
Friday, February 19
10:30 – 11:15 AM
Main Library Craft Room

French Fun Day
French Fun Day

Saturday, February 20
10:30  AM – 12:30 PM
Main Library Story Castle

Venez nous rejoindre à la bibliothèque de Lafayette pour une journée d’activités en français pour toute la famille!
Join us at the Lafayette Public Library (Main …

Family Game Night
Family Game Night

Join us in the Children’s Department at the Main Library for GAMES! Families are invited to come and play games like “Ticket to Ride” or “Sushi Go!” Open to all ages.
Monday, February 22
6:30 – 7:30 …

LRT: Author Joshua Davis
LRT: Author Joshua Davis

Tuesday, February 23
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Main Library Meeting Room (Second Floor)Meet and ask your questions of the man who first brought attention to the Spare Parts story.

Joshua Davis is the author of several books, including the Lafayette …

East Regional Library Book Club
East Regional Library Book Club

Join us on the fourth Tuesday of each month for the East Regional Library Book Club!  The ERL Book Club meets at 2:00 PM.
Tuesday, February 23
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Chess Club
Chess Club

A chance to practice your chess moves on others. All playing levels (including beginners) welcome. Ages 8 and up.
Wednesday, February 24
6:00 – 7:00 pm
East Regional Library
Registration begins Monday, January 25.

Read Across America!
Read Across America!

Read Across America is making a stop at the Main Library! Sponsored by Lafayette Parish Association of Educators, there will be stories to tell and crafts to make, the Cat in the Hat, and even …

LRT: Robotics Day
LRT: Robotics Day

Local robotics teams and businesses will demonstrate what their machines can do. This event is co-hosted by the UL College of Engineering. To submit an application to participate in Robotics Day, click here.
Saturday, February 27
1:00 – …

Computer Classes at Lafayette Public Library
Computer Classes at Lafayette Public Library

Martin Cooperson, Electronic Resources Librarian, will conduct free classes for adults at several public libraries in Lafayette. For a complete list of programs and times click on the following link. Registration information will be also …

Les Cenelles Tour and Presentation
Les Cenelles Tour and Presentation

Les Cenelles (published New Orleans 1845) is one of the most important publications of both Franco-Louisiana and Afro-American history.  Under the direction of Armand Lanusse, seventeen Louisiana poets (all French-speaking free men of color), contributed to this, …