LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit
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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 …

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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 …

Ernest Gaines Books Discussion
Ernest Gaines Books Discussion

Book Discussion: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the movie by the same name, Matthew Teutsch, Ph.D., Interim Director of the Ernest J. Gaines Center, will lead a discussion about …

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, September 9
4:00 – 5:00 pm
North Regional Library
Registration begins Tuesday, September 2.
Tuesday, October 14
4:00 – 5:00 pm
North Regional Library
Registration begins Monday, October 6.

eBooks and Audiobooks Enhance Summer Reading
eBooks and Audiobooks Enhance Summer Reading

Did you know you can read eBooks and listen to audiobooks as part of our Summer Reading Programs? Our programs give you the chance to win prizes for any book you read, even if it’s …

Teen Summer Reading Winners
Teen Summer Reading Winners

Congratulations to all of our Teen Summer Reading Program winners! We gave out lots of great weekly prizes, as well as a grand prize. The winner of the grand prize is Lauren P., a patron …

Lafayette Teens Win 2014 CSP Teen Video Challenge
Lafayette Teens Win 2014 CSP Teen Video Challenge

The State Library of Louisiana announced the Louisiana winners of the Spark a Reaction Teen Video Challenge 2014 held by the Collaborative Summer Library Program. Teens Ian MacFadyen, John Warner Leblanc, Garrett Bueche, James Holland, Stewart …

Register now for 100 Book Club!
Register now for 100 Book Club!

Are you an avid reader looking for a way to challenge yourself in 2014? Register for our 100 Book Club today! This program encourages patrons to read 100 books in the calendar year. Those who …

TrueFlix: Non-fiction resource for kids!
TrueFlix: Non-fiction resource for kids!

Parents, looking for something to engage a reluctant reader or a lover of non-fiction? Check out TrueFlix! This great literary resource by Scholastic provides short videos and ebooks on a variety of non-fiction topics, including …

Kill A Watt™ Meters
Kill A Watt™ Meters

Ever wonder how much a particular appliance or electronic device affects your energy bill? You can now find out with Kill A Watt™ meters available at all Lafayette Public Library locations. These meters are provided …

Atomic Training – Hundreds of software training tutorials available!
Atomic Training – Hundreds of software training tutorials available!

We are excited to announce a new database available to patrons: Atomic Training. This learning resource makes hundreds of
training tutorials available for library card holders. Atomic Training allows access to online, on-demand video training tutorials …

Zinio – Popular Magazines available online for card holders!
Zinio – Popular Magazines available online for card holders!

Lafayette Public Library is pleased to announce our new digital magazine service, Zinio. View full digital copies of your favorite magazines with your library card. You see the exact same material you get in print, …

New Link to Search for Kindle eBooks
New Link to Search for Kindle eBooks

Due to popular demand, the Lafayette Public Library has created a link that allows users to search for eBooks in Kindle format. To perform a search for Kindle eBooks only, visit http://tinyurl.com/lplkindle.

Digital Sanborn Maps Now Available
Digital Sanborn Maps Now Available

Lafayette Public Library patrons may now access the Digital Sanborn Maps from the  Lafayette Public Library database page.  These maps can be accessed from within the library or from outside of the library with a Lafayette Public …