But Is It a Christmas Movie?
December 2, 2019 – 4:22 am | Comments Off

There are plenty of movies that are set during the winter holidays, but are they Christmas movies? You be the judge. Ages 18 & up.
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
December 12 – Die Hard (R, 1988)
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Leprosy in Louisiana: A Complicated Relationship
Leprosy in Louisiana: A Complicated Relationship

Join Captain John Figarola and Betsy Wilks of the  National Hansen’s Disease Program for a special presentation on World Leprosy Day. Learn about the history of Carville and the patients, stigma, and treatment of the …

Wheel of Time Book Club
Wheel of Time Book Club

“Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.” Join us as we discuss the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan in chronological order. Meets on Mondays monthly, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. East …

3D Printing for Kids
3D Printing for Kids

Kids will learn the basics of 3D printing at the library! See our printer in action, design in Tinkercad, and learn about other online resources for 3D designs. Ages 8-12. Registration begins Monday, January 13.
Monday, January …

Protect Yourself from Fraud
Protect Yourself from Fraud

Join a representative from Chase Bank to learn how best to protect yourself from financial fraud. Ages 18 & up.
Tuesday, January 28
6:30 – 7:30 pm
South Regional Library 

Chair Caning
Chair Caning

Learn how to cane a chair under the expert guidance of Bonnie Boudreaux. This class meets 2 hours once a week over a 6-week span. Please be able to attend every class when you register. …

Pipe Cleaner Animals
Pipe Cleaner Animals

Make adorable friends out of pipe cleaners! Ages 7 – 12. Registration begins Monday, January 13. 
Wednesday, January 29
4:30 – 5:30 pm
South Regional Library

Spiritual Songs: A Musical Lecture on the History of the Negro Spiritual
Spiritual Songs: A Musical Lecture on the History of the Negro Spiritual

Join Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush for a multimedia musical adventure that explores the Negro spiritual as a historical American art form. Learn the stories behind each song, tracing spirituals from their roots in West Africa to …

After-Hours Mini Golf
After-Hours Mini Golf

Families will have a “hole” lot of fun in the library after hours as they play through a multi-hole miniature golf course set up throughout the library! Ages 5 – 12.
Saturday, February 1
6:00 – 7:00 …

Mamma Griot & Her Rocking Story Bag
Mamma Griot & Her Rocking Story Bag

Dr. Naima Johnston Bush will share traditional folktales and sing songs using her Rocking Story Bag filled with items from countries all around the world. This interactive, family-friendly program is an engaging and joyous celebration …

Junior Scientists
Junior Scientists

Think like a scientist! Come explore and discover with hands-on experiments and activities! Ages 5-10.  Registration begins on Monday, January 13. 
Monday,  February 3
4:30 – 5:30 pm
East Regional Library

Fleur de Lis Hanging Craft
Fleur de Lis Hanging Craft

Make a unique decoration by painting a chipboard fleur de lis and gluing it on a decoupaged wooden plaque, all cut by our Makerspace staff. Ages 14 & up. Registration begins Monday, January 13.
Tuesday, February …

Pucci Percussion Workshop
Pucci Percussion Workshop

Experience the art of hand drumming using West African instruments and percussion techniques under the instruction of Herb “Pucci” Green. Ages 5-12. Registration begins Monday, January 27.
Tuesday, February 4
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Main Library

Community Health Fair
Community Health Fair

Get happy and healthy at the library! UL Lafayette nursing students will offer several free health screenings and provide health information. All ages.
Wednesday, February 5
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Main Library

Valentine Creation Station
Valentine Creation Station

Craft one-of-a-kind Valentines for all the special people in your life. Ages 5-12.
Wednesday, February 5
4:30 – 5:30 pm
East Regional Library
 
 

Outdoor Survival Movies
Outdoor Survival Movies

Nature can be a formidable place. Characters in these movies will be pushed to the edge of survival, while you will be safe and warm inside the library. Ages 18 & up.
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 …

Indoor Camping
Indoor Camping

Tents, a paper mache fire, s’mores trail mix, songs, and a story or two.  Come camping for this special PJ Party in the story castle! Ages 3-8.
Thursday, February 6
6:30 – 7: 30 pm
Main Library

Mardi Gras Tile Painting
Mardi Gras Tile Painting

Make a Mardi Gras keepsake with Diana Menard by learning techniques to paint decorations on tiles. Ages 18 & up. Registration begins Monday, January 27.
Friday, February 7
2:00 – 4:00 pm
South Regional Library 

‘Rasslin and Race in the Mid-South
‘Rasslin and Race in the Mid-South

Dr. Christopher Stacey, Professor of History at LSUA, presents “Rasslin’ and Race in the Mid-South Wrestling Territory,” and leads a discussion on the social and cultural impact of such legendary characters as Junkyard Dog, “The …

Tween Craft: Light-Up Circuit Valentines
Tween Craft: Light-Up Circuit Valentines

Tweens are invited to make light-up circuit Valentine’s Day cards. Ages 9-12. Registration begins Monday, January 27.
Monday, February 10
5:00 – 6:00 pm
South Regional Library

An Evening with Neal Shusterman
An Evening with Neal Shusterman

The New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman will discuss his novel, Dry, where California spirals out of control when water is no longer available. We follow Alyssa and her brother as they search for …