Drop-In Gaming
February 14, 2018 – 4:39 am | Comments Off

Play Switch or PS4 games, or bring board/card games from home! Ages 12–18.
Wednesday, April 18
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Main Library

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Tech Assistance
Tech Assistance

Drop in for one-on-one help with your mobile device or learn how to access the library’s collection of eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines! No registration required.

Tuesdays, May 8
2:00 – 4:00 PM
East Regional Library

American Girl Club
American Girl Club

Meet a new American Girl each month and enjoy activities based on her interests and era. Dolls welcome! (American Girl or other). Ages 7-12. Registration begins Monday, February 19.
Tuesday, May 8: Grace Thomas
4:30 – 5:30 PM
South …

Homework Hangout
Homework Hangout

Looking for resources to help with homework? Join us for Homework Hangout to get homework assistance using library resources. Open to Ages 7 – 18.
Tuesdays:
May 8
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Chenier Branch

Altered Book Purse
Altered Book Purse

Take a book and create a unique purse! All supplies and instructions will be provided. Adults only, please. Registration begins April 23.
Tuesday, May 8
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Main Library

Handmade Hershey Roses
Handmade Hershey Roses

Give the best kind of Mother’s Day gift: handmade roses! Learn how to make beautiful roses using Hershey’s Kisses and craft supplies. Registration begins Monday, April 23.
Wednesday, May 9
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Main Library

Tissue Paper Flowers
Tissue Paper Flowers

Learn how to use tissue paper & pipe cleaners to make a unique, colorful floral display!  All supplies provided. Registration begins Monday, April 23.
Monday, May 14
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Chenier Branch

Fuse Bead Creations
Fuse Bead Creations

Melt colorful fuse beads into a work of art! Use patterns or create your own design. Registration begins Monday, March 26.
Tuesday, May 15
4:30 – 5:30 PM
East Regional Library

Animal Tales
Animal Tales

Practice your reading-aloud skills with trained therapy animals from Pet Partners of Acadiana! Ages 5-10.
Call 504-5489 to schedule a time slot.

Tuesday, May 15
4:30 – 6:30 PM
South Regional Library
Registration begins Monday, April 23

 

Schools Out For Summer!
Schools Out For Summer!

Party with us to celebrate the end of another school year!
Friday, May 18
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Main Library

Pine Needle Basketry
Pine Needle Basketry

Learn the ancient art of pine needle basket making. Taught by Kim Hollier, Louisiana State Arboretum naturalist. All materials supplied. Registration begins Monday, May 8.
Wednesday, May 23
1:00 – 4:00 PM
East Regional Library

Memorial Day closures
Memorial Day closures

All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The branches will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 29.

Teen DIY Crafts
Teen DIY Crafts

We’ll provide the craft. You provide the creativity! Come in and make something amazing! Registration online beginning February 26.
Wednesday: May 30
2:00 – 3:00 pm
South Regional Library 

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program

The 2018 Summer Reading Program (SRP) theme is music, with the slogan Libraries Rock! Participate by reading books throughout the summer and attending library programs. Reading fosters self-confidence and creates lifelong readers.
Kickoff for Children:
Saturday, June 2
10:00 – 3:00 …

Notes from the Library Director: Many Happy Returns
Notes from the Library Director: Many Happy Returns

Never be late again. Although we can’t do much about your tardiness for school or other appointments, we hope you never have a late library book or DVD again. In November, we started an automatic …

Introducing Playaway Launchpad
Introducing Playaway Launchpad

The Lafayette Public Library has recently added Playaway Launchpads to our collection! These pre-loaded tablets have everything your child needs to challenge their minds and increase their brain power! Launchpads are a secure way to …

Water Damaged Materials
Water Damaged Materials

Water/Flood Damaged Books
If you can return your water damaged items, do so in person. Do not put wet items in the book drop or items will damage other items. Place items in plastic and bring …

Speck Air Quality Monitors Available for Checkout
Speck Air Quality Monitors Available for Checkout

Learning about the quality of the air you breathe should be as easy and inexpensive as borrowing a book from a library. And in Lafayette Parish, it now is! Thanks to Carnegie Mellon University researchers, …

Create Professional Resumes with Cypress Resume
Create Professional Resumes with Cypress Resume

The Lafayette Public Library now offers Cypress Resume, an online tool that helps you easily create professional-looking resumes in just a few minutes with little-to-no help, regardless of your computer or writing skills. With Cypress Resume, there …

New Online Catalog Now Available!
New Online Catalog Now Available!

The Lafayette Public Library is online with our new catalog upgrade!
If you have a bookmark to the old catalog, please click “ONLINE CATALOG” above and update your bookmarks accordingly.

iPads for Children Available at Main!
iPads for Children Available at Main!

The Lafayette Public Library Children’s Department at  the Main Library is now checking out ipads to be used in the Children’s department. In an effort to provide early and equal access to digital resources, iPads will …