Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration Today!
May 7, 2015 – 11:56 am | Comments Off

Escape the Ordinary and read this summer with the Lafayette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Win prizes for reading and enjoy a full lineup of free entertaining and educational activities. Register here or at any of our libraries starting Monday, May 18.

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FUN-tastic Art
FUN-tastic Art

Ages 7-12. Use exciting art techniques and materials to create unique works of art.
Tuesday, June 9
2:00 – 3:00 PM
North Regional Library
Registration begins Monday, June 1.
Tuesday, July 14
2:00 – 3:00 PM
North Regional Library
Registration begins Wednesday, July …

Green Screen Movie Magic with AOC
Green Screen Movie Magic with AOC

Acadiana Open Channel staff walk teens through the art of faking it with one of the most commonly used visual effects in television and movies, chroma key. From virtual sets to motion capture, the ability …

Superhero Training Camp
Superhero Training Camp

Calling all future superheroes! Children ages 7 – 12 are invited to come and train to become a superhero. Registration begins Monday, June 1. Register using the links below.
Thursday, June 11
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Jefferson Street …

SPARK Lab Classes
SPARK Lab Classes

 
3D Print an ID Tag
Thursday, June 11
1:00 – 2:30 PM
South Regional Library
Learn the basics of 3D design and printing by making a an ID tag for yourself or your pet. Open to ages 9 and …

Superhero Photo Shoot
Superhero Photo Shoot

Make your own superhero cape and get photographed “flying through the air!” Registration begins Monday, June 1. Register using the links below.

Wednesday, June 10
2:00 – 3:00 pm
South Regional Library
Saturday, June 13
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Jefferson Street …

Teen Library Corps
Teen Library Corps

Help plan children’s programs and suggest future library events. Registration begins Monday, May 18.
Thursday, June 4
3:00 – 4:00 pm
North Regional Library
June 11, July 23, August 15
1:00 – 2:00 pm
South Regional Library
Saturdays, June 13 & July 18 …

“The World is Your Oyster” Art by Cezanne Nails
“The World is Your Oyster” Art by Cezanne Nails

Art by Cezanne Nails
Exhibit Dates: April 28 – June 29, 2015
Galerie Lafayette
“The World is Your Oyster” will be featured at ArtWalk on June 13. For more information, call 261-5787.

Second Saturday ArtWalk
Second Saturday ArtWalk

Stop in at our Jefferson Street Branch to check out what’s being displayed in the Galerie Lafayette. ArtWalk takes place from 5:30 – 8:30 PM.
June 13: “The World is Your Oyster” Art by Cezanne Nails

Author’s Alley Book Sale and Signing
Author’s Alley Book Sale and Signing

Meet and support local authors as they gather to sell and sign their books. Authors may reserve a table at the South Regional Library by calling 981-1028 by Friday, June 5. Space is limited.

Sunday, June …

LGBT Pride Month Display
LGBT Pride Month Display

June is LGBT Pride Month, a time to commemorate the beginning of the modern gay civil rights struggles: June 1969. To learn more, visit our display of books by
prominent gay/lesbian authors.
June 15 – 30
Main Library

Drop-In Gaming for Teens
Drop-In Gaming for Teens

June 11, July 23, August 15 
3:00 – 4:30 pm
South Regional

June 15, July 13, July 27
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Main Library
Drop in to the library and play some games! Bring board/card games from home or play Super …

Teen AniManga Club
Teen AniManga Club

Watch and discuss anime and manga favorites while enjoying refreshments. Open to teens ages 12 – 18.
June 15 & July 13
1:00 – 2:30 pm
South Regional Library
June 24 & July 22
6:00 – 7:30 pm
East 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.
June 16

The …

Tinkering Lab at NRL
Tinkering Lab at NRL

Squishy Circuits:
Tuesday, June 16
2:00 – 3:00 pm
North Regional Library

Build play dough sculptures that light up, power motors and sound buzzers. Open to ages 7 to 12. Register beginning Monday, June 1.

From Lafayette to Northern Lights
From Lafayette to Northern Lights

Alaska’s fiddling poet Ken Waldman will perform Appalachian music, poetry, storytelling and more. Ages 6 and up.
Tuesday, June 16
10:30 – 11:15 am
North Regional
2:30 – 3:30 pm
South Regional

Super Simple Book Making
Super Simple Book Making

Design an easy-to-make sewn art journal. Registration starts Monday, June 1. Register using the link below.

Wednesday, June 17
1:30 – 3:30 pm
South Regional Library 

Kitchen Catchall Craft
Kitchen Catchall Craft

Wednesday, June 17
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Main Library
Recycle old books into useful utensil holders! Participants should bring a hardback book (to be deconstructed) and craft knife (and a cutting mat, if possible). Registration starts Monday, June 1.
 

NRL Book Club
NRL Book Club

Join us for the NRL Book Club, which meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM.
June 17

Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

July 15
Still Alice by Lisa Genovese

August 19
Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

NRL Book Club
NRL Book Club

Join the North Regional Library’s newly formed book club! The club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM.   Be sure to attend for lively afternoon discussions on a wide range …

Think Big with Nanotechnology
Think Big with Nanotechnology

Wednesday, June 17
3:30 – 4:30 PM
Main Library
Ages 5 – 9. Small hands, big ideas! Dig into the science of small stuff. Registration begins Monday, June 1.