Festival International: Main Library Closure
February 14, 2017 – 5:22 am | Comments Off

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

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Coloring for Adults
Coloring for Adults

Your focus and creativity will be your utensils, while we provide a plethora of prints and colored pencils. Adults only, please. No registration required.
Wednesday, May 10
1:30 – 2:30 PM
North Regional Library

“Just Cuttin’ Up” Exhibit
“Just Cuttin’ Up” Exhibit

Just Cuttin’ Up
Fiber Art by Ellen Caillouet
March 10 through June 8, 2017
Main Library

Wildflowers of Louisiana
Wildflowers of Louisiana

Explore the many native wildflowers of Louisiana with Dr. Charles Allen, a native plant expert, for a discussion of Louisiana’s many native wildflowers.
Thursday, May 11
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Main Library 

“quilts Quilts QUILTS” Exhibit
“quilts Quilts QUILTS” Exhibit

quilts Quilts QUILTS
Fiber Art by Sheri Martin
March 10 through June 8, 2017
Main Library

Teen Snack Attack
Teen Snack Attack

Teens will create delicious and easy no-bake recipes. In April, make salsa with the LSU Ag Center’s Tiffany Williams. Ages 12 – 18. Registration begins Monday, February 20.
Friday, May 12
4:30 – 5:30 PM
South Regional Library 

Beyond Black History Month Lecture Series
Beyond Black History Month Lecture Series

Wednesday, May 17
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Main Library

Join noted historian, LaGuana Gray of UT-San Antonio’s History Department as she speaks about African-American Women’s lives and labors, highlighting her book entitled “We just keep running the line: …

French Fun Day
French Fun Day

Stories, activities and special guests presenting en français. Open to all ages.
Saturday, May 20
10:30 AM – noon
Main Library
* Prairie Elementary’s musical group, Mardi de Music, will perform live.

Chess Club
Chess Club

Learn the rules and practice your moves. All levels welcome, including beginners! Ages 8 and up. Registration begins on Monday, March 6.

Wednesday, May 24
6:00 – 7:00 PM
North Regional Library  

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

Our libraries offer free classes for adults at several public libraries in Lafayette Parish. For a list of the types of classes we offer, and to see dates, times and registration information, click here.

School’s Out for Summer!
School’s Out for Summer!

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 …

Memorial Day Library Closures
Memorial Day Library Closures

All libraries will be closed Monday, May 29 in honor of the Memorial Day holiday.

Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!
Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!

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 …

Introducing Playaway Launchpad
Introducing Playaway Launchpad

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 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 …

Free Audiobooks with SYNC
Free Audiobooks with SYNC

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 …

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 …

New Online Catalog Now Available!
New Online Catalog Now Available!

The Lafayette Public Library is online with our new catalog upgrade!
If you have a bookmark to the old catalog, please click “ONLINE CATALOG” above and update your bookmarks accordingly.

iPads for Children Available at Main!
iPads for Children Available at Main!

The Lafayette Public Library Children’s Department at  the Main Library is now checking out ipads to be used in the Children’s department. In an effort to provide early and equal access to digital resources, iPads will …

Renew on OverDrive!
Renew on OverDrive!

Did you know that you can renew your ebooks and audiobooks that you have checked out on OverDrive? If there isn’t a hold placed on the item you have checked out, simply log into your …

Download Your Favorite Magazines
Download Your Favorite Magazines

The Lafayette Public Library offers two digital magazine services that allow patrons to check out and read magazines on mobile devices, tablets or computers. You see the same material you get in print. Some of the available magazines …