Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration This Friday!
May 7, 2015 – 11:56 am | Comments Off

Escape the Ordinary and read this summer with the Lafayette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Win prizes for reading and enjoy a full lineup of free entertaining and educational activities. Register here or at any of our libraries starting Monday, May 18.

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Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show
Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show

One of our patron favorites, Harvey Rabbit and Friends will be at both the East Regional and the Main Library! This program, great for ages 3 – 12, is sponsored by the Friends of the …

Dragonfly Workshop for Teens
Dragonfly Workshop for Teens

Trish Ransom, “Debris Artist,” will guide teens in creating a funky dragonfly from junk materials. Registration begins Monday, June 22. Register using the links below.
Tuesday, July 14
2:30 – 4:00 pm
East Regional Library
Wednesday, July 15
2:00 – …

Superhero Mask Craft
Superhero Mask Craft

Children ages 5 – 12 are invited to come and make a Superhero mask! Registration begins Wednesday, July 1. Register using the link below.
Wednesday, July 15
2:00 – 2:30 PM
South Regional Library 

Teen Team-Up Challenge
Teen Team-Up Challenge

Exercise your mind and body and learn the value of teamwork in a series of fun-filled games and challenges! Please wear clothes and footwear suitable for physical activity. Registration begins Wednesday, July 1.
Wednesday, July 15
3:00 …

How to Make a Sudoku Puzzle
How to Make a Sudoku Puzzle

Wednesday, July 15
1:00 – 2:00 PM
South Regional Library 
Learn strategies for solving and creating Sudoku puzzles. Registration begins Wednesday, July 1. Open to teens ages 12 – 18.

Act Like an Animal!
Act Like an Animal!

Hampstead Stage Company presents “Act Like an Animal!” Become your favorite animal through games and other activities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Register starting Wednesday, July 1 by using the link below.

Thursday, July …

Hampstead Stage Company: Robin Hood
Hampstead Stage Company: Robin Hood

The Hampstead Stage Company presents “Robin Hood.” An adaptation of the classic folktale chronicling the adventures of the infamous outlaw with a heart of gold.
Thursday, July 16
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Main Library
3:00 – 4:00 PM
South …

What is Gelato?
What is Gelato?

Silvia Bertolazzi with Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar will discuss all things gelato and hand out samples!
Monday, July 20
3:00 PM
Main Library

Tinkering Lab: Artbots
Tinkering Lab: Artbots

Transform recycled materials into working robots that scribble and draw. Open to ages 7 to 12. Register using the link below beginning Monday, July 13.
Tuesday, July 21
2:00 – 3:00 pm
North Regional Library 

Stop Motion Film Making for Tweens
Stop Motion Film Making for Tweens

Ages 9 –12. Ever wonder how The Lego Movie was made? It’s called stop motion, and you can learn how to use this technique to make your own movie. Bring your Lego figures as props! …

Built It, Eat It
Built It, Eat It

Ages 9 –12.  Sink your teeth into science! Build machines and structures with gummy candy and maybe sample the materials while you’re at it! Registration begins Monday, July 1.
Wednesday, July 22
2:30 pm
Main Library

Master Puppet Theater
Master Puppet Theater

“Julius, the Baby of the World” (adapted from the book by Kevin Henkes). Performed by the Teen Performance Troupe. Ages 5 – 12.

July 27, 28 & 29
10:30 am
South Regional Library

Aspiring Astronaut Alyssa Carson
Aspiring Astronaut Alyssa Carson

Wednesday, July 29
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Main Library
Teen aspiring astronaut and Louisiana native, Alyssa Carson, will be discussing her extensive training and preparation to fulfill her dream of reaching Mars.

Family Friendly DVD/CD Swap
Family Friendly DVD/CD Swap

Bring unwanted (family friendly) DVDs and CDs and swap for ones you do want!
Saturday, August 1
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Main Library

(Almost) National Book Lovers Month
(Almost) National Book Lovers Month

Because our library staff is full of book lovers, we’ll display some of our favorite summer reads!
August 1 – 31
Main Library

Dance Your Way to Fitness!
Dance Your Way to Fitness!

Local dance instructor Whitney Hebert will demonstrate how hip-hop dance is a great way to burn calories while having fun! Open to adults.

Tuesday, August 4
6:30 pm
South Regional Library

A Commemoration: Hurricane Katrina
A Commemoration: Hurricane Katrina

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

Writing Contest Winners Announced
Writing Contest Winners Announced

The Lafayette Public Library is pleased to announce the winners of the Writes of Spring writing contest.  Contest winners along with friends and family were invited to an awards ceremony and reception at the South Regional …

Computer Classes at Lafayette Public Library
Computer Classes at Lafayette Public Library

Martin Cooperson, Electronic Resources Librarian, will conduct free classes for adults at several public libraries in Lafayette. For a complete list of programs and times click on the following link. Registration information will be also …

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). …