Summer Reading Program 2015: Register Now!
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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Doctor Who: A Party in Time & Space
Doctor Who: A Party in Time & Space

Whovians Unite! Celebrate the time-hopping madman in a box with crafts, games and food. Costumes welcome! Registration begins Monday, June 1.
Wednesday, June 17
2:00 – 4:00 PM
East Regional Library
Tuesday, July 21
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Main Library

The Magic Yo Yo
The Magic Yo Yo

Matthew Noel, the Magic Yo Yo, will perform two special shows for patrons. Ages 3 and up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Public Library.
Thursday, June 18
10:30 – 11:15 am
Main Library
2:30 – 3:15 pm
South …

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Ages 3 and up. Wear pajamas and enjoy some night-time stories. After this special edition of Pajama Party storytime, children can leave a stuffed animal at the library for a super fun sleepover! Pick up the …

Summer Sweets for Teens
Summer Sweets for Teens

Chocolate goes with everything, particularly fruit! Learn how best to pair chocolate with fruit and other goodies. Registration begins Monday, June 8.
Monday, June 22
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Milton Branch
Wednesday, June 24
1:00 – 3:30 pm
South Regional
Thursday, June …

Teen Performance Troupe
Teen Performance Troupe

Teen volunteers are needed for voice actors, puppeteers and behind-the-scenes help for puppet shows to be performed for families. Registration begins Monday, June 1.
Rehearsal:
Monday, June 22
10:30 am – noon
South Regional Library
Rehearsals and Performances:
Monday, July 27
9:00 – 11:30 …

A Hero is a Hero, No Matter How Small
A Hero is a Hero, No Matter How Small

Animated storyteller David Novak brings stories of little heroes to life. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Public Library. Ages 5-12.
Tuesday, June 23 
10:30 – 11:15 am
East Regional Library
2:30 – 3:15 pm
Milton Branch

Get the Facts
Get the Facts

Tuesday, June 23
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Main Library
Teens and parents are invited to a question and answer session with Cpl. Paul Mouton of the Lafayette Police Department. This is a great opportunity to get the facts!

Kick it up a Notch: Life Coaching Workshops
Kick it up a Notch: Life Coaching Workshops

Local life coach and author Sue Schleifer will help you explore ways of being, doing and thinking that contribute to a full, balanced, energetic life.
Wednesday, June 24
6:00 pm
North Regional Library
Tuesday, June 30
6:00 pm
South Regional Library
Wednesday, …

Star Wreath Craft
Star Wreath Craft

Join us for a Star Wreath craft, cute and patriotic enough to hang on your door to celebrate the Fourth! Registration begins Monday, June 1. Register using the links below.
Milton Branch
Wednesday, June 24
2:00 pm
Chenier Branch …

“What My Camera Sees”: Photography by Bob Adams
“What My Camera Sees”: Photography by Bob Adams

Exhibit Dates: June 30 – August 25, 2015
Main Library
 

Modern War Stories Book Club
Modern War Stories Book Club

Join us for the newly formed Modern War Stories Book Club. This book club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Main Library at 6:00 PM.
July 1
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben …

National Ice Cream Month
National Ice Cream Month

July 1 – July 31
Main Library
A sweet display about this favorite frozen treat.
What is Gelato?
Silvia Bertolazzi with Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar will discuss all things gelato and hand out samples!
Monday, July 20
3:00 pm
Main Library

Libraries Closed: Independence Day
Libraries Closed: Independence Day

In honor of Independence Day, all Lafayette Public Library locations will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.

Main Movie Matinee
Main Movie Matinee

Ages 5-12. Join us at the Main Library for a matinee!
Monday, July 6
Annie (2014) 118 min, PG
2:00 pm
Main Library

Superhero Cartooning Workshop with Mike Artell
Superhero Cartooning Workshop with Mike Artell

The workshop will include tips for drawing superheroes and methods to add excitement to your superhero cartoons! Ages 7-12. Registration begins Monday, June 22.
Tuesday, July 7
9:30 – 10:30 am
North Regional Library
11:00 am – 12:00 …

The Art of Herbal Syrups
The Art of Herbal Syrups

Wednesday, July 8
6:00 PM
North Regional Library
Bring summer flavor to your kitchen! Master Gardener and herbalist Lanier Cordell will show simple ways to make unique herbal syrups that bring surprising flavor to iced drinks, cakes and …

Technology for Tots
Technology for Tots

Wednesday, July 8
11:00 – 11:30 AM
Main Library
Ages 3 – 6. Stick around after Story Castle to get hands-on experience with positive and productive apps and activities handpicked for young ones.
 

Super Reader Graphics Fun with Chuck Galey
Super Reader Graphics Fun with Chuck Galey

Kids ages 7 – 12 are invited to come and create some Super Read Graphics with artist Chuck Galey! Create your own superhero, superdog or supercat, and design your own superhero costume! Registration begins Monday, June …

Recipe Swap
Recipe Swap

What are you making in your kitchen? Bring multiple copies of your favorite recipes and swap with others!
Thursday, July 9
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Main Library

Wild Goose Chase
Wild Goose Chase

Ages 3-12. Matt Sandbank presents his shadow puppet show. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Public Library.
Thursday, July 9
10:00 – 10:45 am
Carencro Community Center next to North Regional Library

3:00 – 3:45 PM
Main Library

Friday, July 10 …