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.
August 15 – September 15
Main Library

Read the full story »
Programs

Adult

Teen

Child

News You Can Use

Arboretum Artifacts
Arboretum Artifacts

State Arboretum Ranger Kim Hollier presents a creepy crawly show-and-tell. Registration begins Monday, October 5. Ages 5 – 12.
Friday, October 23
2:00 – 3:00 PM
North Regional Library

Teen Halloween Spooktacular
Teen Halloween Spooktacular

Wear your costume for an afternoon of fun games and activities! Registration begins Monday, October 5. Open to teens ages 12 – 18.

Friday, October 23 
2:00 – 4:00 pm
East Regional

Family Puppet Theater
Family Puppet Theater

The Teen Performance Troupe will present a shadow puppet rendition of “Where the Wild Things Are,” followed by a roaringly wild puppet craft. Ages 5 – 12.
Tuesday, October 27
2:30 – 3:15 pm
North Regional Library

You’re a Star!
You’re a Star!

Use hand-held technology to become the star of your own music video! Registration begins Monday, October 5. Open to ages 9 – 12.
Tuesday, October 27
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Main Library Craft Room (First Floor)

NaNoWriMo Kickoff
NaNoWriMo Kickoff

Come write in! National Novel Writing Month is November. Join us to kickoff NaNoWriMo at the South Regional Library! Refreshments provided.
Wednesday, October 28
6:00 – 8:00 PM
South Regional Library
Group write-ins are scheduled throughout Lafayette Parish in …

Ask-A-Lawyer
Ask-A-Lawyer

Volunteer attorneys will be available to assist with all types of legal questions in a one-on-one setting and provide brief legal advice and/or a referral for additional help. Preregister beginning October 5.
Thursday, October 29
9:00 – …

Spooky Stories and Songs with Mike Anderson
Spooky Stories and Songs with Mike Anderson

Amazingly talented dulcimer expert Mike Anderson will be playing some spooky songs and telling some spooky stories, just in time for Halloween!
Friday, October 30
10:00 – 10:45 AM
Main Library
4:00 – 4:45 PM
South Regional Library

100 Book Club
100 Book Club

Make a New Year’s resolution to read more! Vow to read 100 books in 2015. Online registration for the 100 Book Club 2015 is open (patrons can also register in person at any Library location). …

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 …

LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit
LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit

Whether you’re heading back to school this fall, need new job skills or just want to improve your mind, the Lafayette Public Library has many free tools to help you out!
Most of these resources will …

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 …

Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice – The 5th Wave
Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice – The 5th Wave

Lafayette teens are invited to read and vote for their favorite teen book of the 10 Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice titles listed below. Teens that read at least two books from the list may vote …

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 …

Tech Tuesdays: eDevice Help Session
Tech Tuesdays: eDevice Help Session

Learn how to use those new techie gifts you got in December! Get one-on-one help to learn how to use your computer, tablet, eReader or smartphone to access FREE library eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines! All …

2015 Income Tax Information
2015 Income Tax Information

FEDERAL
The Lafayette Public Library works with the IRS to increase the availability of federal tax forms and publications by providing free tax products for the public at all library branches. The IRS is only sending …

TrueFlix: Non-fiction resource for kids!
TrueFlix: Non-fiction resource for kids!

Parents, looking for something to engage a reluctant reader or a lover of non-fiction? Check out TrueFlix! This great literary resource by Scholastic provides short videos and ebooks on a variety of non-fiction topics, including …

Kill A Watt™ Meters
Kill A Watt™ Meters

Ever wonder how much a particular appliance or electronic device affects your energy bill? You can now find out with Kill A Watt™ meters available at all Lafayette Public Library locations. These meters are provided …