Holidays Around the World
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Share your yearly holiday traditions and learn about some new ones! We will have stories, songs, snacks, and a craft. All Ages.
Thursday, December 13
6:30 – 7:30 PM
South Regional Library

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Mouton House Lecture Series
Mouton House Lecture Series

Doors open at 1:30 pm. Limited seating and admission is free. Ages 14 & up.
First Cousins: Cajun and Creole Music
This documentary explores the rich musical heritage of South Louisiana’s multiethnic, French-speaking people. Followed by filmmakers, …

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: All Libraries (Except Butler) Closed
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: All Libraries (Except Butler) Closed

All library locations will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Butler Memorial Branch WILL be open 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Pillow Your Pet (LRT)
Pillow Your Pet (LRT)

Think your pet is cute? Bring your pet’s picture to the library and we’ll make it into a tiny pillow. For Ages 18 & up. Registration begins Monday, December 31.
Tuesday, January 22
5:30 – 6:30 pm
North …

Silverbacks & Silver Screens
Silverbacks & Silver Screens

Movie showing with live comedic riffs by Silverbacks Improv Theatre. Ages 14 & up.
Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone
Tuesday, January 22
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Main Library

Snack Attack
Snack Attack

Learn to create some easy recipes! Amaze your friends and families with the things you can make in this teen program. Ages 12 – 18. Registration begins Monday, December 31.
Tuesdays: January 22 & February 26
4:30 – …

Hot Wheels Speedway
Hot Wheels Speedway

Fun ways to experience math and science concepts through creative play with tracks, ramps, and loops to create the ultimate Hot Wheels race car experience! Ages 5-12.  registration begins Monday, December 31. 
Tuesday, January 22
4:00 – 5:00 …

Sew Awesome Mittens
Sew Awesome Mittens

Hand sew a pair of mittens to keep your hands nice and warm on cold days. Supplies provided. Ages 9 – 12. Registration begins Monday, December 31. 
Tuesday, January 22
2 sessions:
2:30-3:30 pm
4:00-5:00 pm
North Regional Library

The Great Yarn Swap
The Great Yarn Swap

If you knit, crochet, or are just generally crafty, you’ll probably have lots of extra yarn hanging around. Bring in your unwanted yarn to swap with others and leave with something new.
Wednesday, January 23
6:00 – …

DIY Dog Toys (LRT)
DIY Dog Toys (LRT)

Learn to make braided dog toys that are sure to get Fido’s tail wagging! Bring them home to your own pup, or let us donate them to a local shelter. Adult participation requested for children …

Science of Speed (LRT)
Science of Speed (LRT)

Run, run, run as fast as you can…toward science! Learn the science behind running, how some people run faster than others, and proper form. Ages 7 – 12.
Thursday, January 24
4:30 – 5:30
Main Library

Snowman Fun
Snowman Fun

Enjoy fun snowman crafts and activities! Ages 5 – 12.
Thursday, January 24
4:00 – 5:00 pm
North Regional Library

Perler Bead Dog Portraits (LRT)
Perler Bead Dog Portraits (LRT)

Celebrating Finding Gobi, our selection for Lafayette Reads Together, use beads that fuse when heated to make a precious pooch portrait. Recommended for Ages 10-18. Registration begins Monday, January 14.
Friday, January 25
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Main Library Makerspace

Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival
Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival

Cinema on the Bayou is an annual eight-day film festival held throughout Lafayette featuring Premieres of high quality narrative, documentary,
animated, and experimental films. More info at CinemaOnTheBayou.com
Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, January 27
South Regional Library

Manic Monday
Manic Monday

Got a case of the Mondays? Come do homework, play games, or have a snack. We’ve got just the cure for your Monday blues.
Mondays: January 28 & February 25
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Main Library

An Evening with Author Dion Leonard (LRT)
An Evening with Author Dion Leonard (LRT)

Author Dion Leonard will talk about his journey in Finding Gobi while running an ultramarathon in the Gobi Desert. Along the way, he discovered many things about himself and China. Preceeding the author talk, Middlebrook Mandarin …

Teen Lego Lab
Teen Lego Lab

LEGO-loving teens can hangout, build original creations for display, and explore LEGO Mindstorms in this monthly meetup.
Tuesdays: January 29 & February 26
4:30 – 5:30 pm
East Regional Library

Remembering Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life & Legacy
Remembering Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life & Legacy

Join us for a discussion on Crazy Horse with Lakota Warrior biographer William B. Matson and Crazy Horse Elders Floyd Clown Sr. and Doug War Eagle, based on the oral history of the legendary leader’s family. Book …

Polar Plunge
Polar Plunge

How do polar bears survive in frigid arctic waters? Come find out! Ages 7-12. Registration begins Monday, January 14.
Wednesday, January 30
4:30 – 5:30 pm
South Regional Library

Gobi Desert Habitat To-Go (LRT)
Gobi Desert Habitat To-Go (LRT)

Learn about the desert that Dion Leonard and Gobi ran through on their ultramarathon. Make your own habitat to take a little piece of Finding Gobi home with you. Ages 5 to 12.
Thursday, January 31
4:30-5:30 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, February 1
10:30 – 11:30 am
East Regional Library