So Bad It’s Good Movie Nights
August 2, 2018 – 2:04 am | Comments Off

A continuing series of movie nights showcasing the very best of the worst, from bad acting and horrific plot holes to deeply flawed decision making.

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
August 21: Waterworld

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Boo Bash
Boo Bash

Can’t wait until Halloween? You don’t have to! Put on your costume and celebrate early with tricks and treats at the library!
Tuesday, October 23
2:00-3:00 pm
South Regional Library
Tuesday, October 30
4:00-5:00 pm
North Regional Library

NaNoWriMo Kickoff
NaNoWriMo Kickoff

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

DIY Trick or Treat Bag
DIY Trick or Treat Bag

Have fun decorating a spooktacular trick or treat bag! Recommended for Ages 5-12. Registration begins Monday, October 8.
Thursday, October 25
4:00-5:00 pm
East Regional Library

Alter Your Ego
Alter Your Ego

Learn creepy effects and face decorations before Halloween! Feeling theatrical? Learn creepy effects to make scabs and a DIY body paint recipe to give yourself a splash of color! come and make yourself into someone …

Caturday
Caturday

Cat-a-palooza at the Main Library! Make a cat castle out of old boxes and hear from an expert about how to care for your cat. Lafayette Animal Control will be on site to offer cat adoptions, so …

Mouton House Lecture Series: The Mystery of the Shipwreck, El Cazador
Mouton House Lecture Series: The Mystery of the Shipwreck, El Cazador

Sunday, October 28
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Alexandre Mouton House (1122 Lafayette Street)
Speaker Buz Bullock will talk about El Cazador, a Spanish brig that sank in the Gulf of Mexico in 1784. The ship was carrying 450,000 Spanish …

Rumors, Traitors & Disorder
Rumors, Traitors & Disorder

Franco-Ontarian historian Joseph Gangné will discuss spies and espionage in Louisiana during the Seven Years War. Funding Provided by the Centre de la Francophonie des Ameriques and co-sponsored by the Center for Louisiana Studies with …

Trick or Trivia
Trick or Trivia

Grab some friends and join us for three rounds of trivia that will test your knowledge of all things spooky. Prizes will be awarded; costumes encouraged! Ages 12 – 18.
Wednesday, October 31
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Main …

Haunted Cave Crawl
Haunted Cave Crawl

Don your costumes and get in the Halloween spirit with a spooky cave crawl. Recommended for Ages 3-6.
Wednesday, October 31
11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Main Library

My First Book Club
My First Book Club

Join us as we read and discuss longer picture books and early readers together. We’ll finish with a fun activity and craft based on the book. Children do not need to be reading on their …

Introducing RENEW DAT
Introducing RENEW DAT

Introducing our new service! RENEW DAT – Automatic renewals for your non-digital library items! Here’s how it works:
* No more late fees [but we still have late fees] – your non-digital items will automatically renew before they …

AR Information Now Shown in Catalog
AR Information Now Shown in Catalog

School is back in session and Accelerated Reader (AR) requirements will be here before you know it. The Lafayette Public Library now has AR information displayed within card catalog search results. Patrons will now be …

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 …

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 include: Cosmopolitan, …

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 …