Water Damaged Materials
August 17, 2016 – 8:27 am | Comments Off

Water/Flood Damaged Books
If you can return your water damaged items, do so in person. Do not put wet items in the book drop or items will damage other items. Place items in plastic and bring …

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Retro Video Game Night
Retro Video Game Night

Grownups game, too! Step back in time and play classic games on old school consoles. Try ours or bring your own! Adults only, please.
Tuesday, September 27
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Main Library

The Shape of Strength
The Shape of Strength

Compete to build the strongest structure. Registration begins Monday, September 19. Ages 5 – 12.
Thursday, September 29
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library

International Coffee Day
International Coffee Day

Celebrate International Coffee Day with a cup of coffee provided by Johnston Street Java.
Thursday, September 29
10:00 – 11:00 AM
South Regional Library

“Two Eyes on Nature” Exhibit
“Two Eyes on Nature” Exhibit

“Two Eyes on Nature”
Photography by Gary Meyers and Kerry Griechen
September 30 through January 5, 2017
Main Library

“In and Out” Exhibit
“In and Out” Exhibit

“In and Out”
Paintings by Susan Hamilton
September 30 through January 5, 2017
Main Library

The French Table/La Table Française
The French Table/La Table Française

Join these table sessions to improve your Cajun and standard French speaking skills through casual conversation, film viewing, basic instruction, and personal testimony. Adults only, please. Registration begins Monday, September 19.
Saturdays: October 1 and October 15
9:30 …

Monster Paper Bag Puppet
Monster Paper Bag Puppet

Kids ages 5-12 can pick up a craft kit, while supplies last, during the week of October 24-28. No registration required for take-and-make crafts.
Tuesday, October 4
4:00 – 4:45 pm
North Regional Library
Tuesday, October 11
4:00 – 4:45 pm
South …

Meet a Firefighter
Meet a Firefighter

Kids will have a chance to meet a firefighter and tour a fire truck.
Tuesday, October 4
11:00 – 11:30 AM
Main Library
Thursday, October 13
11:00-11:30 AM
South Regional Library
Thursday, October 20
11:00-11:30 AM
East Regional Library
Friday, October 21
11:00-11:30 AM
North Regional Library

Allons à Lafayette: Recording Artist, Joe Falcon
Allons à Lafayette: Recording Artist, Joe Falcon

The Southern Louisiana accordionist’s family will discuss his music.
Wednesday, October 5
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Main Library

Science of Slime
Science of Slime

Learn about the science of slime followed by some hands-on exploration of different slimes. Ages 5 – 12. Registration begins Monday, September 19.
Wednesday, October 5
4:00 – 5:00 PM
East Regional Library
Wednesday, October 26
4:00 – 5:00 PM
North Regional Library 

Call of Cthulhu Showing
Call of Cthulhu Showing

In observance of Halloween, the film Call of Cthulhu (2005, 45 min., Not Rated) based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft will be shown.
Wednesday October 5
7:00 – 8:00 PM
South Regional Library
Thursday October 13
7:00 – 8:00 …

Fall Fabric Pumpkins
Fall Fabric Pumpkins

Learn how to make fun fabric pumpkins that are perfect decorations for fall! Registration begins Monday, September 19. Adults only, please.
Thursday, October 6  
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Main Library Conference Room

World Smile Day
World Smile Day

Celebrate World Smile Day! Need something to smile about? Then come by the library to sample popcorn from It’z Pop-a-Licious, plus receive a bag of plain popcorn (while supplies last).
Friday, October 7
4:00 – 6:00 PM
South Regional Library

Getting Started with Ancestry.com
Getting Started with Ancestry.com

Set up a free guest account, build your basic family tree, and search genealogical databases. An active email address is required, and please have the names and birthdates of your parents and grandparents. Registration begins Monday …

Star Wars Reads Day
Star Wars Reads Day

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon at the East Regional Library celebrating the 5th Annual Star Wars Reads Day! Activities will include photo ops, snacks and Star Wars-themed crafts. Open to ages 7 – 12.
Saturday, October …

“Out of the Shadow of Leprosy”
“Out of the Shadow of Leprosy”

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum Present:
Claire Manes, author of “Out of the Shadow: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family”, will talk about the history of leprosy treatment at the public hospital in …

Teen Read Week
Teen Read Week

Read for the fun of it! Take a photo or video of yourself reading and email it to christina.clark@lafayettepubliclibrary.org during the week of October 1 – 8. Your photo may get shared on the Library’s Facebook page during Teen Read Week (October 9-16) and …

Friends of the Library Author Dinner
Friends of the Library Author Dinner

Join us for the annual Friends of the Lafayette Public Library Author Dinner, featuring guest author Dixie Poché. The UL journalism graduate is the author of “Classic Eateries of Cajun Country.” She will be signing …

Altered Book Purse
Altered Book Purse

Celebrate National Handbag Day by converting a book into a purse! Adults only, please. Registration starts Monday, September 19.
Monday, October 10
2:00 – 4:00 PM
South Regional Library

Political Pins Display
Political Pins Display

Visit the South Regional lobby to view an exhibit of a variety of political pins!
October 10 – November 30
South Regional Library