Mystical, Magical Mandalas
May 8, 2016 – 7:12 am | Comments Off

Learn the story of mandalas and create a personal one of your own. Registration begins Monday, June 13.
Thursday, June 30
4:00 – 5:00 PM
North Regional Library

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Fun-tastic Art
Fun-tastic Art

Use exciting art techniques and materials to create unique works of art. Ages 7–12. Registration begins Monday, June 13.
Tuesday, July 19
2:00 – 2:45 PM
North Regional Library
Meeting Room

Coloring for Adults
Coloring for Adults

Your focus and creativity will be your utensils, while we provide a plethora of prints and colored pencils. Adults only, please. No registration required.
South Regional Library
Wednesdays: July 20; August 17
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Main Library
Wednesdays: July …

Chocolate Games
Chocolate Games

Get in the game…relays, team and word games galore, all with chocolate! Ages 12–18. Registration begins Monday, May 23.
Tuesday, July 19
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Main Library 

Transformation Through Stillness: Meditation Workshop
Transformation Through Stillness: Meditation Workshop

Think you can’t meditate? You can! Our expert guide will demonstrate practices that anyone can master. Adults only, please.
Wednesday, July 20
6:00 – 7:00 PM
South Regional Library
Wednesday, July 27
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Main Library

Make Shark Binoculars!
Make Shark Binoculars!

Come make your very own scary shark binoculars for summer fun! Ages 5–12. Registration begins Monday, June 27.
Wednesday, July 20
2:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library 

Chess Club
Chess Club

A chance to practice your chess moves on others. All playing levels welcome. Ages 8 & up. Registration begins Monday, May 23.
Wednesday, July 20
6:00 – 7:00 PM
South Regional Library
Wednesday, August 24
6:00 – 7:00 PM
East Regional Library

Fuse Bead Creations
Fuse Bead Creations

Melt colorful fuse beads into a work of art! Use patterns or create your own designs. Ages 12–18. Registration begins Monday, June 27.
Wednesday, July 20
3:00 – 4:30 PM
East Regional Library

All Day Anime
All Day Anime

UL Lafayette’s Anime Club is back to host an amazing day of cosplay, anime workshops, snacks and a drawing contest. Bring a bag lunch. Ages 12–18. Registration begins Monday, June 27.  All Day Anime Art Contest …

Master Puppet Theater
Master Puppet Theater

Come see our Teen Performance Troupe perform the classic tale of the Tortoise and the Hare! Ages 5–12.
Monday, July 25 – Wednesday, July 27
10:30 – 11:00 AM
South Regional Library
Storytime Room
 

Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease: Late Stage Treatment and Care
In this second part of the series, Debra Harrington will discuss the progression of the condition and what types of medical treatments may have an impact at that stage.
Tuesday, …

Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show
Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show

Featuring Harvey Rabbit, Cecil the Orangutan, and T-Boy the Alligator with Mr. Tim and Miss Laura in a fun-filled, energetic show of puppetry, music, comedy, magic, ventriloquism, and audience participation. Ages 3–12.
Friday, July 29
9:30 – …

Lizards and Gators and Snakes, OH MY!
Lizards and Gators and Snakes, OH MY!

Ecologist Brad Glorioso with the National Wetlands Research Center will discuss native Louisiana reptiles and amphibians.
Wednesday, August 3
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Main Library

“Beyond My Imagination”: Paintings by Stephanie Warner
“Beyond My Imagination”: Paintings by Stephanie Warner

“Beyond My Imagination”
Conversing with Matisse & Picasso
Paintings by Stephanie Warner
June 24 – September 29, 2016
Main Library
This exhibition of oil paintings evolved as an exploration of thoughts about the dialogue in paintings between artists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

“Sister Cities”: Photography by Kerry Griechen
“Sister Cities”: Photography by Kerry Griechen

“Sister Cities”
Photography by Kerry Griechen
June 24 – September 29, 2016
Main Library
Artist Kerry Griechen uses everyday scenes as a study in composition, constantly striving to find the balance and relationship between people, objects and nature.

Fireside Gathering: Hearthstone
Fireside Gathering: Hearthstone

Join fellow Hearthstone players to talk about the game and enjoy a few battles. Please bring your own device for playing. Ages 12–18.
Tuesday, August 16
6:00 – 7:30 PM
South Regional Library

Free Audiobooks with SYNC
Free Audiobooks with SYNC

SYNC Audiobooks are now available to download, and they’re completely free! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens ages 13 and up. It runs May 5th through August 17th, with two audiobooks available …

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 …

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 …

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 …