Pronunciator is here!
September 22, 2014 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to introduce its newest service: Pronunciator. This service offers patrons the ability to learn 80 languages at their own pace. There is also a mobile app that lets patrons …

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SRL Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club
SRL Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club

Join us for the South Regional Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club, held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.
October 14
Silver by Rhiannon Held

SPARK Lab Classes Returning
SPARK Lab Classes Returning

Classes are back in our SPARK Lab! These classes are open to ages 9 and up (teen and adults, too).
Wednesday, October 15
4:00 – 5:30 PM
South Regional Library
Using LEGO Mindstorms, participants will program a LEGO robot …

Spooky Songs & Stories with Mike Anderson
Spooky Songs & Stories with Mike Anderson

Ages 5 & up
The wind blows, the moon comes out, it gets very quiet… BOO! Mike Anderson has a bunch of spooky songs and stories to thrill the listener.
Saturday, October 18
10:30 – 11:15 AM
North Regional
2:30 …

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 …

Sunken Pumpkin & the Trembling Ghost
Sunken Pumpkin & the Trembling Ghost

Come and make some spoooooky crafts for Halloween! We’re making an awesome “sunken” pumpkin, along with a ghost that would be great to hang on your door to welcome trick-or-treaters. Register using the links below beginning …

SRL Sleuths Mystery Book Club
SRL Sleuths Mystery Book Club

Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm to discuss mystery favorites! All meetings take place at the South Regional Library.
October 21
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

Lawyers in Libraries
Lawyers in Libraries

Thursday, October 23
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Jefferson Street Branch
The Lafayette Public Library is hosting “Ask-a-Lawyer” sessions that will allow patrons to ask legal questions in a one-on-one setting. These sessions will last approximately 15–20 minutes per …

Arachnopunk-LED Creature for Teens
Arachnopunk-LED Creature for Teens

Get ready for the Steampunk and Makers Fair (scheduled for November 15 in Downtown Lafayette) by coming to this mini-maker program. You can make an awesome creepy arachnopunk spider that lights up! Registration begins Thursday, October 9.
Thursday, …

Lego Club
Lego Club

Children will build different Lego structures based on a theme. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 7 and up. Registration is required.
Youngsville Branch
Monday, October 27
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Registration begins Monday, October 20.
NOTE: There …

Gaming @ Your Library for Teens
Gaming @ Your Library for Teens

Show off your skills in a Just Dance competition (South Regional only) or Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Registration begins Tuesday, September 2.
Monday, October 27
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Jefferson Street
Monday, October 27
3:00 – 4:30 pm
South Regional

Wartless: A Puppet Show
Wartless: A Puppet Show

The Teen Performance Troupe will perform this tale of the very popular Wicky as she helps a new witch become the beauty that lies inside, while figuring out her own life and love! Ages 5-12.
All performances take …

NaNaWriMo Kickoff Event
NaNaWriMo Kickoff Event

Wednesday, October 29
6:30 – 8:00 pm
South Regional Library Meeting Room
Refreshments provided.
Join us for our annual National Novel Writing Month kick-off to learn about the worldwide writing challenge and how you can write a novel by …

Friends Annual Author Dinner
Friends Annual Author Dinner

The Friends of the Library will be hosting its annual Author Dinner on Thursday, October 30.  This year’s event features award-winning columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson. The dinner will take place at the Petroleum Club from …

Medicare 101
Medicare 101

Thursday, October 30
10:00 am
South Regional Library
Representatives from LA SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program), a federally regulated organization that provides objective information about Medicare, will answer questions on the following topics:
• What is Medicare?
• Components of A and B
• …

Halloween at the Library
Halloween at the Library

Friday, October 31 (while supplies last)
All Library Branches
Looking for a safe place to Trick-or-Treat, rain or shine? Come in costume to any Lafayette Public Library location on Halloween!

FUN-tastic Art
FUN-tastic Art

Ages 7-12. Use exciting art techniques and materials to create unique works of art.
Tuesday, October 14
4:00 – 5:00 pm
North Regional Library
Registration begins Monday, October 6.

Bayou State Book Talks
Bayou State Book Talks

Meet authors and fellow readers, explore the writing process and discover new books in this series from the Center for Louisiana Studies.
South Regional Library 981-1028
Thursday, October 9
6:30 pm
Marcia Gaudet & Reggie Young
This Louisiana Thing That …

eBooks and Audiobooks Enhance Summer Reading
eBooks and Audiobooks Enhance Summer Reading

Did you know you can read eBooks and listen to audiobooks as part of our Summer Reading Programs? Our programs give you the chance to win prizes for any book you read, even if it’s …

Teen Summer Reading Winners
Teen Summer Reading Winners

Congratulations to all of our Teen Summer Reading Program winners! We gave out lots of great weekly prizes, as well as a grand prize. The winner of the grand prize is Lauren P., a patron …

Lafayette Teens Win 2014 CSP Teen Video Challenge
Lafayette Teens Win 2014 CSP Teen Video Challenge

The State Library of Louisiana announced the Louisiana winners of the Spark a Reaction Teen Video Challenge 2014 held by the Collaborative Summer Library Program. Teens Ian MacFadyen, John Warner Leblanc, Garrett Bueche, James Holland, Stewart …