March Madness Teen Book Tournament
February 21, 2015 – 10:32 am | Comments Off

Round 1: Vote March 1 – 17 for the Sweet Sixteen- Voting open
Round 2: Vote March 19 – 24 for the Elite Eight
Round 3: Vote March 26 – 31 for the Final Four
Round 4: Vote April …

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Drop Everything and Read Day
Drop Everything and Read Day

Ages 7-12. Party with Ramona and Beezus! Enjoy activities followed by a movie presentation.
Thursday, April 9
2:00 – 4:30 pm
South Regional Library
Friday, April 10
2:00 – 4:30 pm
North Regional Library

What is a Rain Garden?
What is a Rain Garden?

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22. Get closer to nature with this program! Bayou Vermilion District’s Margot Addison will explain the benefits of a rain garden.
Saturday, April 11
10:30 AM
North Regional Library

Family Spring Break Anime
Family Spring Break Anime

LouisiANIME is bringing anime fun for the whole family! Anime fans of all ages can enjoy games, crafts and food tasting during the event. Registration starts Monday, March 16 using the link below.
Saturday, April 11
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Beekeeping Basics
Beekeeping Basics

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22. Get closer to nature with this program!
Tuesday, April 14
6:00 – 7:00 pm
South Regional Library
Learn about beekeeping from the Acadiana Beekeepers Association’s Michael Smith, including a demonstration with live bees (enclosed in a glass case) and …

Making Medicine: Finding Health in Your Kitchen
Making Medicine: Finding Health in Your Kitchen

Sunday, April 19
2:00 – 3:00 pm (doors open at 1:30 pm)
Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum (located at 1122 Lafayette Street in downtown Lafayette)
Local author, Master Gardener and medicinal herb enthusiast Lanier Cordell will explain how ordinary kitchen items can help …

Recycled Book Wreath
Recycled Book Wreath

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22. Get closer to nature with these programs!
Tuesday, April 21
1:00 – 3:00 pm
South Regional Library
Use book pages and ribbon to make a beautiful wreath. All supplies will be provided. Registration starts Monday, April …

Festival International Closures
Festival International Closures

Due to Festival International in downtown Lafayette, the Jefferson Street Branch will operate at an amended schedule. For details about Festival, click here.
Wednesday, April 22: Jefferson Street closes at 5 pm.
Thursday, April 23: Jefferson Street closes at …

Teens Go Green with Recycled Crafts!
Teens Go Green with Recycled Crafts!

Thursday, April 23
6:00 – 7:00 PM
North Regional Library
Celebrate Earth Day by re-purposing old magazines and wall calendars into unique coasters and envelopes. Registration begins Sunday, April 12.

“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 the ArtWalks on May 9 and June 13. For more information, call 261-5787.

Who’s Your Hero?
Who’s Your Hero?

All Ages
May 1 – June 30
South Regional Library
Every hero has a story, and every person has a hero. We want to honor yours! Adults may bring photos (4” x 6” or smaller), momentos and short bios depicting their hero …

Summer Reading Program 2015
Summer Reading Program 2015

Summer Reading Program
Ages Birth–12 years old

Dates to Join
May 18 – July 24, 2015

Receive Awards
June 1 – July 31, 2015
Escape the Ordinary and read this summer with the Lafayette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Win prizes for reading and enjoy …

Memorial Day Closures
Memorial Day Closures

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all locations of the Lafayette Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 25.

Computer Classes at Lafayette Public Library
Computer Classes at Lafayette Public Library

Martin Cooperson, Electronic Resources Librarian, will conduct free classes for adults at several public libraries in Lafayette. For a complete list of programs and times click on the following link. Registration information will be also …

100 Book Club
100 Book Club

Make a New Year’s resolution to read more! Vow to read 100 books in 2015. Online registration for the 100 Book Club 2015 is open (patrons can also register in person at any Library location). …

City Transit to Begin Servicing the South Regional Library
City Transit to Begin Servicing the South Regional Library

Lafayette Transit System announced today that it will begin servicing South Regional Library with its Route 25 on Monday, December 1.
“We are thrilled that the Lafayette Transit System has agreed to offer our South Regional …

Flat Stanley Contest Winner!
Flat Stanley Contest Winner!

Our Flat Stanley contest has come to an end and we’re proud to announce our winner! Alexandra C. was the big winner, with her picture of Flat Stanley and Evangeline in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia! …

Holds and Overdue Notifications
Holds and Overdue Notifications

Please note that our automated PHONE notification system for holds and overdue items is not in operation. Patrons with overdue materials will no longer receive automatic notifications by phone, but will receive notices in the …

LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit
LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit

Whether you’re heading back to school this fall, need new job skills or just want to improve your mind, the Lafayette Public Library has many free tools to help you out!
Most of these resources will …

Discover Genealogy
Discover Genealogy

The Lafayette Genealogical Society presents “Genealogy 101,” a series of presentations for the research novice and expert alike. The group also holds monthly meetings featuring guest speakers. Anyone interested in genealogy may attend either event. …

Pronunciator is here!
Pronunciator is here!

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to introduce its newest service: Pronunciator. This service offers patrons the ability to learn 80 languages at their own pace. There is also a mobile app that lets patrons …