Chess Club
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Learn the rules and practice your moves. All levels welcome, including beginners! Ages 8 and up. Registration begins on Monday, June 5.
Wednesday, August 23
6:00 – 7:00 PM
East Regional Library

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National Novel Writing Month Kickoff
National Novel Writing Month Kickoff

Come write in! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. Participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel …

DIY Trick or Treat Bag
DIY Trick or Treat Bag

Have fun decorating a spooktacular trick or treat bag. Ages 5-12. Registration begins Monday, October 2.
Wednesday, October 25
4:00 – 5:00 PM
East Regional Library

Fizz Boom Pop!
Fizz Boom Pop!

There are so many ways to make things explode! Come and try out a few and learn the science behind the BOOM! Ages 5-12. Registration begins Monday, October 2.
Thursday, October 26
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main Library

Saturday Morning Retro Cartoons
Saturday Morning Retro Cartoons

Bring your family to the East Regional Library for breakfast and a selection of classic Saturday morning cartoons from the 80′s, 90′s and beyond! Be sure to weawr your pjs and bring pillows and blankets.
Saturday, …

It’s Alive! A History of Frankenstein
It’s Alive! A History of Frankenstein

Dr. William Robinson, Professor of History at Southeastern Louisiana University, presents a discussion of Frankenstein from Mary Shelley to Boris Karloff to Mel Brooks and beyond.
Monday, October 30
7:00 – 8:00 PM
South Regional Library

Friends Annual Author Dinner
Friends Annual Author Dinner

Join the Friends of the Library for their Annual Author Dinner featuring local author Dianne Dempsey-Legnon. She is the author of Belair Cove and A Louisiana Soldier: Willis A. Fontenot.
Thursday, November 2
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Petroleum …

Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!
Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!

Read or listen to 100 books between January 1 and December 31, 2017, and you will become a member of the 100 Book Club. Earn cool prizes and the bragging rights to say you accomplished something few others will! Complete rules are available …

Introducing Playaway Launchpad
Introducing Playaway Launchpad

The Lafayette Public Library has recently added Playaway Launchpads to our collection! These pre-loaded tablets have everything your child needs to challenge their minds and increase their brain power! Launchpads are a secure way to …

Water Damaged Materials
Water Damaged Materials

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 …

Speck Air Quality Monitors Available for Checkout
Speck Air Quality Monitors Available for Checkout

Learning about the quality of the air you breathe should be as easy and inexpensive as borrowing a book from a library. And in Lafayette Parish, it now is! Thanks to Carnegie Mellon University researchers, …

Create Professional Resumes with Cypress Resume
Create Professional Resumes with Cypress Resume

The Lafayette Public Library now offers Cypress Resume, an online tool that helps you easily create professional-looking resumes in just a few minutes with little-to-no help, regardless of your computer or writing skills. With Cypress Resume, there …

New Online Catalog Now Available!
New Online Catalog Now Available!

The Lafayette Public Library is online with our new catalog upgrade!
If you have a bookmark to the old catalog, please click “ONLINE CATALOG” above and update your bookmarks accordingly.

iPads for Children Available at Main!
iPads for Children Available at Main!

The Lafayette Public Library Children’s Department at  the Main Library is now checking out ipads to be used in the Children’s department. In an effort to provide early and equal access to digital resources, iPads will …

Renew on OverDrive!
Renew on OverDrive!

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Download Your Favorite Magazines
Download Your Favorite Magazines

The Lafayette Public Library offers two digital magazine services that allow patrons to check out and read magazines on mobile devices, tablets or computers. You see the same material you get in print. Some of the available magazines …

City Transit to Begin Servicing the South Regional Library
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LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit
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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!
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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 …

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

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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 …