Halloween at the Library
October 16, 2014 – 7:54 am | No Comment

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!

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Author’s Alley: Book Sale and Signing
Author’s Alley: Book Sale and Signing

Meet and support local authors as they gather to sell and sign their books. Signed books make great gifts! Authors may reserve a table at the South Regional Library by calling 981-1028 by Friday, November …

Surprise Book Gifts! (Ages 5 – 12)
Surprise Book Gifts! (Ages 5 – 12)

December 8 – 26
South Regional Library
Kids, looking for a holiday surprise this year? Why not check out one of our specially-chosen wrapped books? Look under our tree and pick out a beautifully wrapped
book to keep you busy during the holiday season and school break!

Christmas Mouse Ornament
Christmas Mouse Ornament

Kids ages 5–12 are invited to come and make a fun mouse ornament, complete with a candy cane tail! Registration begins Tuesday, November 25.
Tuesday, December 9
4:00 PM
South Regional Library
Tuesday, December 16
4:00 PM
Youngsville Branch
Wednesday, December 17
4:00 …

Recycled Ornaments: Adult Craft
Recycled Ornaments: Adult Craft

Use book pages and embellishments to make old ornaments new again. All supplies will be provided. Registration begins Monday, November 24 at LafayettePublicLibrary.org.
Thursday, December 11
6:00 – 7:00 PM
North Regional Library
Tuesday, December 16
1:00 – 2:30 PM
South Regional Library 

Christmas Kids Alive!
Christmas Kids Alive!

Sponsored by the Lafayette Public Library System and the Sigma Alpha Iota musical fraternity, this fun family event features performances by local music students and a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Mrs. Claus.
Saturday, December 13
10:00 am – …

Winter Break Anime for Teens
Winter Break Anime for Teens

Saturday, December 20
1:00 – 4:00 pm
South Regional Library
The Lafayette Public Library and LouisiANIME are bringing anime fun to your winter break! Registration begins December 3.

Button Wreath Craft for Tweens
Button Wreath Craft for Tweens

Kids ages 8–12 will make a cute wreath for the holidays out of buttons. Registration begins Monday, December 1.
Monday, December 22
2:00 PM
South Regional Library

Family Movie Matinee
Family Movie Matinee

Join us at the North Regional Library for a special matinee showing of The Polar Express!
Monday, December 22
2:30 PM
North Regional Library
The Polar Express (2004)
100 min., Rated G

The Christmas Spider
The Christmas Spider

Ages 5 – 12. This heartwarming holiday puppet show encourages kids to sing along to the carols throughout the show.
Monday, December 22
Tuesday, December 23
10:30 AM
South Regional Library

Reese’s Christmas Trees
Reese’s Christmas Trees

Ages 5 – 12. Make a holiday-theme edible craft using Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey’s Kisses and frosting. Registration begins Monday, December 1.
Tuesday, December 23
11:30 AM
South Regional Library 

CREATE Video Lab
CREATE Video Lab

Teens! Learn how to make a stop-motion masterpiece! We will walk you through the shooting process and provide video equipment. Participants will have the chance to enter their video creations in a statewide contest and …

Christmas Holiday Hours
Christmas Holiday Hours

In honor of Christmas Eve, all library locations will close at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 24.All library locations will be closed on Thursday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. All locations will reopen at …

“Relaxation Therapy”: Acrylics & Mixed Medium by Caroline Goodman
“Relaxation Therapy”: Acrylics & Mixed Medium by Caroline Goodman

Acrylics & Mixed Medium by Caroline Goodman
Exhibit Dates: September 24 – November 18
Galerie Lafayette
Galerie Lafayette is located in the Jefferson Street Branch at 538 Jefferson Street. For more information, call 261-5787.
Featured at ArtWalk Nov. 8.
Caroline Goodman’s colorful, …

New Year’s Holiday Hours
New Year’s Holiday Hours

In honor of the New Year’s holiday, all locations of the Lafayette Public Library will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 31. All locations of the Lafayette Public Library are closed on Monday, January 1. …

100 Book Club
100 Book Club

Make a New Year’s resolution to read more! Vow to read 100 books in 2015. Registration for the 100 Book Club 2015 starts in January. Watch this space for more details!

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 …

Our Staff Recommends…
Our Staff Recommends…

Looking for a good read, but don’t know where to start? It may not surprise you that we have some super readers on our staff who would happily suggest a few titles for you. Here …

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 …