LRT Children and Tween Programs
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The Science of Superheroes
Holy gadgets and gizmos, Batman! Test out the science behind superpowers! Register starting Tuesday, December 27. Ages 9–12.
Tuesday, January 17
4:30 – 5:30 PM
North Regional Library

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Operation Invention
Operation Invention

Come play with Makey Makey kits! A banana piano? A play dough game controller? The sky’s the limit! Ages 9 – 12. Registration begins Tuesday, December 27 for January dates and Monday, January 23 for February …

Superhero Training Camp
Superhero Training Camp

Participate in super fun activities and crafts that will test your superpowers and bring out the superhero in you! Ages 5-12. Registration online begins Monday, January 9.
Thursday, February 2
4:30 – 5:30 PM
North Regional Library
Wednesday, February 15
4:30 – …

Teen Animanga Club
Teen Animanga Club

Watch anime clips and discuss manga favorites in this fun teen gathering! Refreshments provided. Ages 12 – 18.
Friday, February 3
5:00 – 6:30 PM
South Regional Library

Lafayette Read Together Fest and More
Lafayette Read Together Fest and More

Lafayette Reads Together Fest
Adults and kids will love this Ms. Marvel-inspired afternoon with Indian performer Mehnaz Hoosein, henna artists, Indian dance and more! Join us for an afternoon of fun that will get you in the spirit for …

LRT Teen Programs
LRT Teen Programs

Mehndi Henna Tattoos
Learn the art of henna skin tattoo from expert Leila Khansa. Open to teens ages 12 – 18. Registration begins Tuesday, December 27.

Tuesday, February 7
4:30 – 5:30 PM
North Regional Library
Saturday, February 11
3:00 – …

Homeschool Hangout
Homeschool Hangout

An afternoon of learning stations for Homeschooling Families revolving around different themes! Ages 5 – 12 years. Register online beginning Tuesday, December 27.
February: Keepin’ It Cool
Tuesday, February 7
1:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library
Wednesday, February 8
1:00 – …

Family Movies
Family Movies

Join us at several branches for Family Movies! Open to all ages.
Wednesday, February 8
1:00 – 2:30 PM
South Regional Library
The Secret Life of Pets (2016, PG, 90 minutes)
Wednesday, February 8
2:00 – 4:00 PM
East Regional Library
Pete’s Dragon (2016, PG, …

Snack Attack
Snack Attack

Learn to create some easy and delicious no-bake recipes! Open to teens. Registration begins Tuesday, December 27.
South Regional
Friday: February 10
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library
Tuesdays, February 14
4:30 – 5:30 PM

“My World Through Art and Photography” Exhibit
“My World Through Art and Photography” Exhibit

My World Through Art and Photography
by Margaret Melancon
January 13 through March 9, 2017
Main Library

“Kay Richoux: The Evolution of an Artist” Exhibit
“Kay Richoux: The Evolution of an Artist” Exhibit

Kay Richoux: The Evolution of an Artist
January 13 through March 9, 2017
Main Library 

Holiday Sign Away
Holiday Sign Away

Enjoy a fun hour of winter holiday-themed signs presented by the UL American Sign Language Club. No sign language experience needed. Fun for All Ages!
Saturday, February 11
10:30 – 11:30 AM
East Regional Library 

Lafayette Mardi Gras Indians
Lafayette Mardi Gras Indians

Big Chief Zydeco Mike and guests will discuss the history and art of masking. Kids will have a chance to create their own beaded and feathered creation.
Saturday, February 11
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Main Library Story Castle

Darwin Day Celebration
Darwin Day Celebration

In celebration of Darwin Day, the Darwin Day Roadshow, from the University of Michigan, will be presenting an overview of evolution and Darwin. They will also speak on different avenues of science and discuss job …

Bayou State Book Talks
Bayou State Book Talks

Meet local authors in this series from the Center for Louisiana Studies.
Tuesday, February 14
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Shane Bernard: Teche: A History of Louisiana’s Most Famous Bayou
Main Library
Tuesday, March 14
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Janet Allured: Remapping Second-Wave Feminism: The Long Women’s …

Louisiana Zydeco: Black History Month Book Discussion
Louisiana Zydeco: Black History Month Book Discussion

Join local author, Sherry Broussard, as she discusses her book, Louisiana Zydeco, and shares stories of Zydeco musicians who live in the area, complete with some pictures and some music.
Thursday, February 16
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Main …

Mardi Gras Library Closures
Mardi Gras Library Closures

Saturday, February 18 (parades)
Main Library and North Regional Library closed all day.
Friday, February 24 (parades)
Main Library closes at 5:00 PM.
Saturday, February 25 (parades)
Main Library closed all day.
Monday, February 27 (parades)
Main Library closes at 5:00 PM.
Tuesday, February 28 (Mardi Gras)
All …

Le Courir du Mardi Gras
Le Courir du Mardi Gras

Learn how to celebrate Mardi Gras in Cajun Country from author and storyteller Cheri Armentor. Ages 5 – 12. Register online beginning Monday, February 6.
Saturday, February 18
10:30 – 11:15 AM
East Regional Library

Teen Library Corps
Teen Library Corps

Meet friends, earn volunteer time and help plan library events. Open to ages 12 – 18.
Saturday, February 18
1:00 – 2:00 PM
South Regional Library
 
 

Design a Gourd Birdhouse
Design a Gourd Birdhouse

The Cajun Country Gourd Society’s Margaret Brinkhaus will demonstrate how to decorate gourd birdhouses prior to you making your own.  Supplies provided. Adults only, please.
Wednesday, February 22
1:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library

Mardi Gras Mambo
Mardi Gras Mambo

Let the good times roll with Mardi Gras themed books, crafts and a Second Line around the library! Ages 3 – 12.
Monday, February 27
2:00 – 3:00 PM
North Regional Library