Raise Our Voices: Community Spoken Word Workshop and Performance
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Join us for a workshop in conjunction with the Hilliard Museum’s exhibit “Slavery, the Prison Industrial Complex” which features documentary photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick about life in Angola Penitentiary. Workshop participants can …

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How Charming
How Charming

3D print your own charms and create your own beaded charm bracelet or earrings. Give them as a Mother’s Day gift or wear them yourself. Ages 7 & up. Registration begins Monday, April 22.
Thursday, May …

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Making
Mother-Daughter Jewelry Making

For Mother’s Day, make matching jewelry with your mama! Ages 8 and up. Registration begins Monday, April 22.
Friday, May 3
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Main Library

Messy Munchkins
Messy Munchkins

Your babies and toddlers will squish and smush their way to a good time with this multi-sensory playtime. Dress for a mess! Ages birth-36 months.

Friday, May 3
10:30 – 11:30 am
East Regional Library

Mouton House Lecture Series: Louisiana Live Oak Trees
Mouton House Lecture Series: Louisiana Live Oak Trees

Speaker Dr. Hallie Dozier will talk about the history of Live Oaks in Louisiana and their influence on the tourist industry and our culture. She is currently an Associate Professor in the LSU School of …

Cookies in the Spring
Cookies in the Spring

Celebrate springtime by decorating garden-themed sugar cookies with royal icing. Ages 14 & up. Registration begins Monday, April 22.
Tuesday, May 7
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Main Library

Mini May Baskets
Mini May Baskets

Make your own shabby chic basket out of an ordinary peat pot using lace, ribbon, paint, and a vintage label. Registration begins Monday, April 22.
Wednesday, May 8
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Main Library

Wax-Dipped Tissue Flowers
Wax-Dipped Tissue Flowers

Learn about a turn-of-the-century southern tradition by making crepe paper flowers & dipping them in wax. Registration begins Monday, April 22.
Monday, May 13
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Chenier Branch

Illuminate Your Bookmark
Illuminate Your Bookmark

Using decorative paper & ingenuity, make a bookmark that transforms into a light to read by. Ages 12-18. Registration begins Monday, May 6.
Friday, May 17
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Main Library

School’s Out Blowout
School’s Out Blowout

School’s out for the summer! Start your summer off right with a party at the library after the doors are locked and everyone else has gone home. Ages 7 – 18. Registration begins Monday, May 6.
Friday, …

Semester Abroad
Semester Abroad

Considering a semester abroad? Join Tulane student Antonio Milton as he discusses his semester in Germany and gives tips for planning and surviving a
successful semester abroad without breaking the bank.
Friday, May 24
4:00 – 5:00 pm
South …

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Family Picnic
A Very Hungry Caterpillar Family Picnic

Come out and celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar with a family picnic! We will have a special outdoor storytime with activities and snacks. Please pack your own lunch and blankets! (In case of inclement weather, …

Memorial Day Closures
Memorial Day Closures

All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. They will reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28.

Ani-May Rock Painting
Ani-May Rock Painting

Teens are welcome to hang out with fellow anime fans while painting rocks and eating snacks! Ages 12-18.
Wednesday, May 29
3:00 – 4:00 pm
South Regional Library

Library’s Official Statement about Storytime Programs
Library’s Official Statement about Storytime Programs

The Lafayette Public Library hosts an average of 60 story times per month throughout the parish. Special guests at the story time are not a new concept to the program.
Our story times are designed by our …

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 …

Trivia Time
Trivia Time

Do you think you know trivia? Get a team together and test your skills against others in our monthly themed trivia contests. Let the team with the most trivial knowledge win!
March 25: SciFi Movies
May 20: …

Pokémon League
Pokémon League

Do you wanna be the very best? Like no one ever was?? Come Play Pokémon console games, do Pokémon crafts and activities, and bring your trading cards or DS to battle with other players. Ages …

Fuse Bead Creations
Fuse Bead Creations

Melt colorful fuse beads into a work of art! Use patterns or create your own design. Registration begins on Monday, March 25. 
Monday, April 15
4:30 – 5:30 pm
South Regional Library

Teen Tie Dye Workshop
Teen Tie Dye Workshop

Join us for hands-on tie-dye fun at the library! We’ll provide bandannas or tote bags to dye. Participants may also bring one plain white cotton t-shirt of their own. Ages 12 – 18. Registration begins Monday, …

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 …