Summer Reading Kickoff!
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Friday, May 27
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Main Library
On Your Mark, Get Set… READ! Join the Lafayette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Win prizes for reading and enjoy a full lineup of free entertaining and educational …

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Make Your Mark
Make Your Mark

Design your own stamps on Styrofoam that can be used to create wall art, cards and more. Ages 5–12. Registration begins Monday, May 23.
Tuesday, June 14
2:00 – 3:00 PM
North Regional Library
Thursday, June 16
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Main …

Comic Book Workshop with Kody Chamberlain
Comic Book Workshop with Kody Chamberlain

Learn the basics of writing and drawing comics with award-winning comic book creator Kody Chamberlain. If you have a passion for comics, webcomics, manga or graphic novels, then you won’t want to miss this exclusive …

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.
Tuesdays: June 14; August 16
6:00 – 7:30 PM
South Regional Library

Fourth of July Hat
Fourth of July Hat

Make a fourth of July hat out of red, white and blue! Don’t forget the stars – it’s the fourth of July! Ages 5–12. Registration begins Monday, May 23.
Thursday, June 16
10:15 – 11:00 PM
Milton Branch
(Note: No registration required …

“The Great Pizza Contest” with Page Turner Adventures
“The Great Pizza Contest” with Page Turner Adventures

In a Page Turner Adventure show, the entire audience is the main character, so they’re standing up, sitting down, running, jumping and moving throughout the show – exercising their bodies AND imaginations! In The Great Pizza Contest, …

Candle Making
Candle Making

You choose the color and scent, local artist Connie Boustany shows you how to make it! Ages 12–18. Registration begins Monday, May 23.
Friday, June 17
2:30 – 4:00 PM
North Regional Library
Tuesday, June 21
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Main Library
Wednesday, …

L’Opéra de Lafayette et Lagniappe: Best Loved Arias
L’Opéra de Lafayette et Lagniappe: Best Loved Arias

Think you don’t like opera? Give these arias a try! Enjoy this free concert by local, classically-trained singers.
Saturday, June 18
3:30 – 4:30 PM
South Regional Library

Teen Book Swap
Teen Book Swap

Freshen your book collection and find new faves by exchanging your books with other teens.
Saturday, June 18
11:00 AM – noon
South Regional Library

Teen Library Corps
Teen Library Corps

Teens are invited to help plan children’s programs and suggest future library events.
Saturdays: June 18; July 16; August 20
1:00 – 2:00 PM
South Regional Library

Rollicking Good Time Music for Kids
Rollicking Good Time Music for Kids

Brian and Terri Kinder perform a program of original, lively and interactive children’s music. Ages 3-12.
Tuesday, June 21
10:30 – 11:15 AM
Main Library
Tuesday, June 21
2:30 – 3:15 PM
Milton Branch
Wednesday, June 22
10:30 – 11:15 AM
Carencro Community Center
(next …

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, June 21
2:00 – 2:45 PM
North Regional Library
Meeting Room
Tuesday, July 19
2:00 – 2:45 PM
North Regional Library
Meeting Room

Choose Your Own Adventure with AOC
Choose Your Own Adventure with AOC

Make a digital choose-your-own-adventure story with staff from Acadiana Open Channel! Write diverging plot lines, shoot and edit video and let the viewers choose the ending. Ages 12–18. Registration begins Monday, May 23.
Tuesday, June 21
2:00 – …

Kiddie Drive-In Movie
Kiddie Drive-In Movie

Make a cardboard car, then climb in to watch a short movie. Ages 2–5. Registration begins Monday, June 13.
Wednesday, June 22
11:00 AM – noon
South Regional Library
Friday, July 15
10:30 – 11:30 AM
East Regional Library 

World Record Challenge
World Record Challenge

How many CDs can you balance on your finger? Find out by taking part in this and other hilarious challenges – You might set a world record! Ages 12–18. Registration begins Monday, May 23.
Wednesday, June 22
2:00 …

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, June 22
6:00 – 7:00 PM
South Regional Library
Wednesday, July 20
6:00 – 7:00 PM
South Regional Library
Wednesday, …

Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease: Recognizing Early Signs and Understanding the Basics
Learn about the progressive brain disorder from Debra Harrington of the Alzheimer’s Regional Advisory Board, who also serves as the National Alzheimer’s ambassador.
Thursday, June 23
2:00 – 2:45 …

Gravity Battles
Gravity Battles

Projects to have kids experiment with gravity. Ages 5–12. Registration begins Monday, June 13.
Thursday, June 23
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Main Library Craft Room

Family Fort Night
Family Fort Night

Build forts, hear stories and more during this special after hours event. Please bring your own fort-building materials such as blankets, pillows and flashlights. Fun for the whole family! All ages.
Friday, June 24
5:30 – 7:00 …

“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.

“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.