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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Family Field Day
Family Field Day

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of playing games and putting your teamwork to the test. Fun for all ages! Registration begins Monday, June 13.
Saturday, June 25
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Main Library Meeting Room
Tuesday, July 19
2:00 …

Didgeridoo Down Under
Didgeridoo Down Under

The Didgeridoo Down Under Show is a unique fusion of Australian music, culture, puppetry, comedy, reading motivation, character building and audience participation. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least …

Edible Native Plants of Louisiana
Edible Native Plants of Louisiana

Join Louisiana plant expert, Dr. Charles Allen, for a lively discussion about plants you can eat!
Tuesday, June 28
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room (2nd Floor)

Healthy Cooking Social at East Regional Library
Healthy Cooking Social at East Regional Library

Have fun eating healthy with others! Bring a fully prepared healthy dish and the recipe to share. Registration begins Monday, June 13.
Tuesday, June 28
6:00 – 7:00 PM
East Regional Library

Explore and Invent with LittleBits
Explore and Invent with LittleBits

Unlock your creativity and assemble electronic components from our LittleBits kits to make your own awesome inventions. Electronics + Engineering + Creativity = Summer Fun! Ages 7 – 12. Registration begins Monday, June 13.
Tuesday, June 28
2:00 …

Comedy Storytelling with Bil Lepp
Comedy Storytelling with Bil Lepp

Laugh out loud at the tall tales from this five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest. Recommended for adults.
Wednesday, June 29
6:30 – 7:30 PM
South Regional Library

Storytelling with Bil Lepp
Storytelling with Bil Lepp

Come listen to the hilarious storytelling of Bil Lepp, full of tall tales and witty stories about life! Ages 7–12.
Wednesday, June 29
2:30 – 3:15 PM
East Regional Library

Life Size Gaming
Life Size Gaming

Play giant versions of Hungry Hungry Hippos, Pac Man and more! Snacks and crafts provided. Ages 9 & up.
Wednesday, June 29
3:00 – 4:30 PM
Carencro Community Center
(next to North Regional Library)
Wednesday, July 13
3:00 – 4:30 PM
East Regional …

Planning Your Wedding
Planning Your Wedding

Recently engaged? Don’t know where to start planning the big day? Professional event planner Jamasie Marzell of Events & Occasions by Giovanni will discuss the basics.
Thursday, June 30
6:00 – 6:30 PM
Main Library

Mystical, Magical Mandalas
Mystical, Magical Mandalas

Learn the story of mandalas and create a personal one of your own. Registration begins Monday, June 13.
Thursday, June 30
4:00 – 5:00 PM
North Regional Library
Wednesday, July 6
2:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library 

Library Closure: Fourth of July
Library Closure: Fourth of July

In honor of Independence Day, all Lafayette Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4.

Teen Performance Troupe
Teen Performance Troupe

Teen volunteers are needed! Voice actors, behind-the-scenes help, and puppeteers for shows to be performed for children. Ages 12–18.
Rehearsal and Recording:
Friday, July 8
2:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library
Storytime Room
Rehearsal and Performance:
Monday, July 25
9:00 – 11:00 AM
South Regional …

Dance Your Way to Fitness
Dance Your Way to Fitness

Burn those calories with hip-hop dance, taught by local dance instructor Whitney Hebert.
Monday, July 11
6:30 – 7:30 PM
South Regional Library

Mike Anderson, Musician, Storyteller and Dulcimer Guy
Mike Anderson, Musician, Storyteller and Dulcimer Guy

Mike Anderson’s dynamic performance style keeps the audience, both young and old, entranced. Includes stories and five different musical instruments (including dulcimer). Ages 3–10.
Monday, July 11
10:30 – 11:15 AM
Main Library
Monday, July 11
2:30 – 3:15 PM
East …

Theatrical Play
Theatrical Play

Local theater instructor Alicia Chaisson shows how theater exercises can wake up the mind, body and voice. Ages 5 – 12. Registration begins Monday, June 27.
Monday, July 11
11:00 AM – noon
South Regional Library
Thursday, July 14
2:30 – 3:30 PM
East …

Twisty Sports Mobile
Twisty Sports Mobile

Make a twisty sports mobile and add all the sports you want to add! Ages 5–12. Registration begins Monday, June 27.
Tuesday, July 12
2:00 – 2:45 PM
South Regional Library
Thursday, July 14
10:15 – 11:00 AM
Milton Branch
(Note: No registration …

Learn to Use Your iPad
Learn to Use Your iPad

Bring your iPad and discover its amazing capabilities! Registration begins Monday, June 27.
Tuesday, July 12
9:30 – 11:30 AM
South Regional Library

Facebook Basics
Facebook Basics

Learn Facebook basics from one of our experts. Registration begins Monday, June 27.
Tuesday, July 12
2:00 – 3:00 PM
East Regional Library

Minute to Win It
Minute to Win It

Sixty seconds to complete fifteen challenges using common household items. You’ve got a minute to win it! Ages 12–18. Registration begins Monday, June 27.
Tuesday, July 12
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Main Library

Get Moving by Line Dancing
Get Moving by Line Dancing

Have fun while exercising! Learn to line dance with local instructor Sis Barras.
Wednesday, July 13
10:00 – 11:00 AM
South Regional Library