Community Outreach Seminar Series
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How does insurance work? How does court work? How does immigration work? Please join us for these seminars and learn about immigration, insurance and the court system. Seminars will be translated in Spanish.
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The French Table/La Table Française
The French Table/La Table Française

Join these table sessions to improve your Cajun and standard French speaking skills through casual conversation, film viewing, basic instruction, and personal testimony. Adults only, please. Registration begins Monday, September 19.
Saturdays: October 1 and October 15
9:30 …

Voter Registration at the Main Library
Voter Registration at the Main Library

Saturday, October 1
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Main Library Conference Room
It’s almost election time! Are you registered to vote? Adults are invited to learn about absentee voting options, see a voting machine and register to vote.

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

The Lafayette Genealogical Society presents “Genealogy 101″ on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 AM. Anyone interested in genealogy or local history may attend these presentations.
Lafayette Genealogical Society monthly meeting
The Lafayette Genealogical Society …

Lego Club
Lego Club

Kids will build unique Lego Creations based on a given theme. Open to ages 7 and up. Register online for each session.
East Regional Library
Saturday, October 1
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Main Library
Saturday, October 8
2:00 – 3:00 PM
South …

Monster Paper Bag Puppet
Monster Paper Bag Puppet

Kids ages 5-12 can pick up a craft kit, while supplies last, during the week of October 24-28. No registration required for take-and-make crafts.
Tuesday, October 4
4:00 – 4:45 pm
North Regional Library
Tuesday, October 11
4:00 – 4:45 pm
South …

Meet a Firefighter
Meet a Firefighter

Kids will have a chance to meet a firefighter and tour a fire truck.
Tuesday, October 4
11:00 – 11:30 AM
Main Library
Thursday, October 13
11:00-11:30 AM
South Regional Library
Thursday, October 20
11:00-11:30 AM
East Regional Library
Friday, October 21
11:00-11:30 AM
North Regional Library

Citizen Planner Guide
Citizen Planner Guide

Inspired by PlanLafayette and other planning efforts, we’ve hand-selected books that tell the story of how cities are building places people love and how ordinary citizens can shape our city’s planning efforts. From bike lanes …

Allons à Lafayette: Recording Artist, Joe Falcon
Allons à Lafayette: Recording Artist, Joe Falcon

The Southern Louisiana accordionist’s family will discuss his music.
Wednesday, October 5
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Main Library

Science of Slime
Science of Slime

Learn about the science of slime followed by some hands-on exploration of different slimes. Ages 5 – 12. Registration begins Monday, September 19.
Wednesday, October 5
4:00 – 5:00 PM
East Regional Library
Wednesday, October 26
4:00 – 5:00 PM
North Regional Library 

Call of Cthulhu Showing
Call of Cthulhu Showing

In observance of Halloween, the film Call of Cthulhu (2005, 45 min., Not Rated) based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft will be shown.
Wednesday October 5
7:00 – 8:00 PM
South Regional Library
Thursday October 13
7:00 – 8:00 …

Fall Fabric Pumpkins
Fall Fabric Pumpkins

Learn how to make fun fabric pumpkins that are perfect decorations for fall! Registration begins Monday, September 19. Adults only, please.
Thursday, October 6  
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Main Library Conference Room

Snack Attack
Snack Attack

Teens, learn to create some easy and delicious no-bake recipes! Registration begins Monday, August 29.
Thursday, October 6
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Main Library
Friday, October 14
4:30 – 5:30 pm
South Regional 

Small Folk Studio
Small Folk Studio

An opportunity for toddlers to create and explore art mediums. Caregivers be warned…dress for mess! Ages 18 months – 3 years.  Register online beginning August 29.
Fridays: October 14
10:30-11:30 AM
East Regional Library
Fridays: October 7
10:30-11:30 AM
Main Library

World Smile Day
World Smile Day

Celebrate World Smile Day! Need something to smile about? Then come by the library to sample popcorn from It’z Pop-a-Licious, plus receive a bag of plain popcorn (while supplies last).
Friday, October 7
4:00 – 6:00 PM
South Regional Library

Getting Started with Ancestry.com
Getting Started with Ancestry.com

Set up a free guest account, build your basic family tree, and search genealogical databases. An active email address is required, and please have the names and birthdates of your parents and grandparents. Registration begins Monday …

Star Wars Reads Day
Star Wars Reads Day

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon at the East Regional Library celebrating the 5th Annual Star Wars Reads Day! Activities will include photo ops, snacks and Star Wars-themed crafts. Open to ages 7 – 12.
Saturday, October …

“Out of the Shadow of Leprosy”
“Out of the Shadow of Leprosy”

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum Present:
Claire Manes, author of “Out of the Shadow: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family”, will talk about the history of leprosy treatment at the public hospital in …

Teen Read Week
Teen Read Week

Read for the fun of it! Take a photo or video of yourself reading and email it to christina.clark@lafayettepubliclibrary.org during the week of October 1 – 8. Your photo may get shared on the Library’s Facebook page during Teen Read Week (October 9-16) and …

Friends of the Library Author Dinner
Friends of the Library Author Dinner

Join us for the annual Friends of the Lafayette Public Library Author Dinner, featuring guest author Dixie Poché. The UL journalism graduate is the author of “Classic Eateries of Cajun Country.” She will be signing …

Altered Book Purse
Altered Book Purse

Celebrate National Handbag Day by converting a book into a purse! Adults only, please. Registration starts Monday, September 19.
Monday, October 10
2:00 – 4:00 PM
South Regional Library