A Commemoration: Hurricane Katrina
August 24, 2015 – 10:45 am | Comments Off

August marks ten years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf coast. Take a look back at the newspaper headlines from the days following the storm.
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Star Wars Movie Showings
Star Wars Movie Showings

Get ready for The Force Awakens by viewing the unaltered original trilogy that started Star Wars mania. Teens and responsible adults welcome, too. All showings take place at the South Regional Library at 6:30 PM.

Thursday, October 1: Star …

Teen AniManga Club
Teen AniManga Club

Watch and discuss anime and manga favorites while enjoying refreshments. Open to teens ages 12 – 18.
Friday, October 2
5:00 – 6:30 PM
South Regional Library
Wednesday, October 14
6:00 – 7:30 PM
East Regional Library

Art Etchings with Copper & Salt Water
Art Etchings with Copper & Salt Water

Teens! Ahead of the Steampunk and Makers Fair in November, artist Kayla Steede will show a non-toxic method to create metal art. Registration begins Monday, September 21. Open to ages 12 – 18.
Saturday, October 3
2:00 – 4:00 …

Battle of Pinhook Bridge
Battle of Pinhook Bridge

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present “Battle of Pinhook Bridge.”

Presented by Dianne Mouton Landry, a descendant of Governor Mouton and a Mouton family historian.

Sunday, October 4
2:00 – 3:00 pm (doors …

The Aardvark Was My Warm-Up Act: Author Marc Brown
The Aardvark Was My Warm-Up Act: Author Marc Brown

Award-winning author-illustrator Marc Brown will talk about the world Arthur opened up for him.

Monday, October 5
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Main Library Meeting Room (Second Floor)

Zydeco Stomp Washboards
Zydeco Stomp Washboards

It’s the Zydeco Stomp! Come by and make a cool washboard to get ready for some zydeco jamming! Ages 5 – 12. Registration begins Monday, September 21.
Tuesday, October 6
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Main Library Craft Room …

Teen Read and Feed
Teen Read and Feed

Talk about favorite teen books while enjoying a book-related potluck dinner! Bring your favorite dish and your willingness to chat.

Thursday, September 17 
4:00 – 6:00 pm
East Regional
Looking for Alaska by John Green

Tuesday, October 6 
5:00 – 7:00 pm
South …

Design a Gourd Birdhouse
Design a Gourd Birdhouse

The Cajun Country Gourd Society’s Margaret Brinkhaus leads this craft. Registration begins Monday, September 21. Adults only, please.
Wednesday, October 7
1:30 – 3:30 PM
South Regional Library

Get the Facts: Learn from the ACLU
Get the Facts: Learn from the ACLU

Thursday, October 8
7:00 – 8:30 pm
South Regional

ACLU and Children’s Rights attorney Stephen Dixon will take questions on many topics, including teen rights when interacting with police. Parents are invited, too.

Teen Performance Troupe
Teen Performance Troupe

Teen volunteers are needed for voice actors, puppeteers and behind-the-scenes help for puppet shows to be performed for families and children. Registration begins Monday, September 21.
Rehearsals:
Thursdays: October 8, 15, 22
4:00 – 5:30 PM
North Regional Library

Rehearsal …

Every Bean Mosaic
Every Bean Mosaic

Make an adorable mosaic out of beans! Open to ages 5 – 12. Registration begins Monday, September 21.
Wednesday, October 7
4:00 – 5:00 pm
East Regional Library
Friday, October 9
4:00 – 5:00 pm
South Regional Library

Star Wars Reads Day Celebration!
Star Wars Reads Day Celebration!

Star Wars Reads Day is here again! Join us at the East Regional Library for a Star Wars themed craft and storytime, along with a showing of Star Wars: The Clone Wars! This celebration is open …

Teen Library Corps
Teen Library Corps

Teens! Help plan children’s programs and suggest future library events.
Saturday, September 19
1:00 – 2:00 pm
South Regional
Saturday, October 10
1:00 – 3:00 pm
East Regional
Saturday, October 17
1:00 – 2:00 pm
South Regional

Mathletics
Mathletics

Games and projects to exercise your brain! Registration begins Monday, Sept. 21. Ages 7 – 12.
Tuesday, October 13
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Main Library Craft Room (First Floor)

Learn How to Play Mexican Train Dominoes
Learn How to Play Mexican Train Dominoes

Join the Mexican Train Dominoes craze and learn how to play! Registration begins Monday, September 21. Adults only, please.
Wednesday, October 14
1:30 – 3:30 PM
South Regional Library

Latin Music Fiesta!
Latin Music Fiesta!

Ages 5-12. Make your own musical instrument! Registration begins Monday, September 21.

Saturday, October 17
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Main Library Craft Room (First Floor)

Spooky Spider Craft
Spooky Spider Craft

Join us to make a spoooookkkyyy spider craft! Ages 5 – 12. Registration begins Monday, October 5.
Tuesday, Oct. 20
4:00 – 4:45 pm
Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 21
4:00 – 4:45 pm
East Regional 
Wednesday, Oct. 21
4:00 – 4:45 pm
North Regional 
Thursday, …

SRL MakerSpace
SRL MakerSpace

Make Your Own Meme!
Tuesday, October 20
4:30 – 5:30 PM
South Regional Library 
Tweens ages 9 – 12 can make a meme, which may be posted to LPL’s Facebook page. You may even win a prize! Register beginning Thursday, October …

Yes You Can! Preserving Food Through Canning
Yes You Can! Preserving Food Through Canning

Tiffany Williams of the LSU Ag Center will show how to preserve food in your home and incorporate preserved foods into a healthy diet.
Thursday, October 22
6:30 – 7:30 pm
South Regional Library

Build Like a Boxtroll
Build Like a Boxtroll

Prepare for the Steampunk and Makers Fair by learning to build with recycled materials. Create inventions, art, or your own box befitting of a Boxtroll, to wear to the movie showing following this program. Registration begins Monday, October 5. Ages 7 …