Celebrating Ernest J. Gaines
August 14, 2014 – 9:56 am | No Comment

October marks 50 years since the publishing of Ernest Gaines’ first book, Catherine Carmier, and together with the Ernest J. Gaines Center on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, we are celebrating his works! Join us for …

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Become Money Smart
Become Money Smart

Do you live paycheck to paycheck? Is debt dragging you down? Learn how to become money smart in this free two-session workshop sponsored by United Way of Acadiana. Register using the links below beginning Monday, …

Popcorn Theater
Popcorn Theater

Join us for free popcorn and drinks! Popcorn theater takes place at the South Regional Library. Ages 7-12.
Thursday, October 9
4:00 PM
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
107 min, PG

Star Wars Reads Day
Star Wars Reads Day

Celebrate National Star Wars Reads Day at our libraries! Costumes are welcome. Ages 6-12. Registration is required for the Intergalactic Party.
Saturday, October 11
Intergalactic Party (crafts, games)
2:00 – 3:30 pm
North Regional Library
Registration starts Saturday, September 27.
Story …

ArtWalk/Bad Art Fête
ArtWalk/Bad Art Fête

Judging will take place for our annual Bad Art Fête! Patrons can vote for their favorite piece of bad art during ArtWalk.
This month’s ArtWalk features art by Caroline Goodman in the Galerie Lafayette.
Saturday, October 11
6:00 …

The Irony of Politics
The Irony of Politics

Morgan Goudeau, III, Guest Speaker
Former District Attorney for St. Landry Parish and the first D.A. elected to the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame, Morgan Goudeau has been involved with Louisiana politics since he opened his …

Learn About Tarot
Learn About Tarot

Monday, October 13
7:00 – 8:00 PM
South Regional Library
Professional intuitive tarot reader Sean Rutherford will discuss the history and misconceptions about tarot, along with the meaning of individual cards. This program is open to teens and …

Boorific Milk Jug Ghosts
Boorific Milk Jug Ghosts

Tuesday, October 14
4:00 pm
South Regional Library
Get your Halloween decorations started with these cute milk jug ghosts. Each jug comes with a light that makes it a perfect porch decoration! Register beginning Wednesday, October 1.

Shelfies Unite!
Shelfies Unite!

October 14 – 16
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Jefferson Street, North Regional, South Regional
This event will be taking place at the Jefferson Street Branch, North and South Regional Libraries. In honor of Teen Read Week, help us …

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

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 …

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

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, …

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 …