Second Chance Book Giveaway

Join us on the second weekend of every month at the South Regional and Main Libraries for a Second Chance Book Giveaway. Adult, teen, and children’s books removed from our ten library locations will be …

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Lafayette Reads Together: Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman

Lafayette Reads Together (LRT) is a community-wide reading program from the Lafayette Public Library, the Lafayette Parish School System and many local organizations to get the community reading, sharing and discussing the same book. Free copies of the book will be available at all library branches, donated by the Lafayette Public Library Foundation, beginning Monday, January 13. Read the full story »

Needle Arts Club
Needle Arts Club

Do you have an interest in crocheting, knitting, sewing, or other needle arts? Bring your own project and get new ideas. No registration required. All skill levels welcome, join us for stitching fun! Ages 18 …

Board Game Basement
Board Game Basement

Saunter down to the basement to enjoy board games and tabletop gaming. Feel free to bring your own games. Refreshments provided. Open to ages 14 and up.
Thursdays: December – February (except Holidays)
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Main Library

After-School Special
After-School Special

Join us for after school fun. Each week is a different surprise activity! Ages 5 – 12.
Thursdays: December 12, 19
January – February (except January 2 & February 27)
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Butler Memorial Branch

But Is It a Christmas Movie?
But Is It a Christmas Movie?

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)
December …

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wear your pajamas and bring your stuffed animal to hear bedtime stories! Leave your stuffed friend for a sleepover, and pick them back up the next day! Ages 2 & up.
Thursday, December 12
6:00 – 7:00 pm
West Regional Library

Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Bring a sweater and we’ll provide the supplies for you to make and decorate your very own ugly Christmas sweater! Ages 12 & up. No registration required.
Friday, December 13
5:00 – 6:30 PM
South Regional Library

The Book Was Better – Book Club
The Book Was Better – Book Club

Discussions on books that were DEFINITELY better than their adaptations. Meets monthly, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the East Regional Library
December 13 – Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Zumba at the Library
Zumba at the Library

Get moving and make some noise with Zumba on Friday afternoons! Licensed instructor Sahra Arabaca will lead an energetic workout for all ages.
Fridays:
December 13, 27; January 10, 24; February 7, 21
4:45 – 5:45 pm
West Regional Library

Upcycle a Cookie Tin
Upcycle a Cookie Tin

Make an ordinary cookie tin fabulous with pretty decorative paper and bling. Ages 14 & up. Registration begins Monday, December 2. 
Friday, December 13
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Main Library

Teen Lego Lab
Teen Lego Lab

Teenage LEGO-lovers can hang out, build original creations for display, and explore LEGO Mindstorms in this monthly meetup. Ages 12–18. Registration begins Monday, October 21.
Fridays:
December 13; January 10; February 7
4:30 – 5:30 pm
East Regional Library

Play-Doh Playtime
Play-Doh Playtime

Come have fun with Play-Doh! We’ll provide the tools, and you provide the creativity! Ages 2-5. Registration begins Monday, November 18. Registration for February begins Monday, January 27.
Friday, December 13
10:30 – 11:30 am
South Regional Library
 

LEGO Club
LEGO Club

Kids will build unique LEGO creations based on a given theme! Ages 5 & up.
Fridays: December 13; January 10; February 14
4:00 – 5:00 pm
South Regional Library

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Don’t miss Santa’s visit to the library! Children will be able to sit on Santa’s lap for a picture – don’t forget your camera! There will be candy canes for all. No registration necessary. Ages Birth …

Different Perspective: Mixed Media Artwork by Jamie Beck
Different Perspective: Mixed Media Artwork by Jamie Beck

Lafayette Art Association presents
Different Perspective: Mixed Media Artwork by Jamie Beck
Now through Thursday, January 9, 2020
Main Library (Second & Third Floors)

Swap It Like It’s Hot: Cookie Swap
Swap It Like It’s Hot: Cookie Swap

Do you bake the BEST Christmas cookies? Join fellow baking enthusiasts to swap and sample recipes. Ages 14 & up. No registration required.
Monday, December 16
6:00 – 7:00 pm
West Regional Library

Manic Monday
Manic Monday

Got a case of the Mondays? Come color, play games, or have a snack. We’ve got just the cure for your Monday blues. Ages 12–18.
Mondays: December – February
(except holidays, as well as January 20 & February …

Cheery Wind Chimes
Cheery Wind Chimes

Turn a terracotta clay pot into a merry wind chime by painting it white, adding a joyful face, gluing on a cozy fleece hat, and tying on jingle bells. Ages 14 & up. Registration begins …

Introduction to 3D Design & Printing
Introduction to 3D Design & Printing

Learn the basics of 3D design with a guided project using Tinkercad. Finished projects will be printed for pickup at a later date. Ages 14 & up. Registration begins Monday, December 2.
Monday, December 16
6:00 – 7:00 …

Chess Club
Chess Club

A chance to practice your chess moves on other players. All playing levels (including beginners) welcome. Ages 8 & up. Registration begins Monday, November 4.
Monday, December 16
Thursday, January 9
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Main Library

Homeschool Hangout
Homeschool Hangout

An afternoon of learning stations revolving around different themes for homeschooling families. Ages 5-12.  Registration begins Monday, October 21. Registration for January/February begins Monday, December 30.
December: Call branch for theme
January: Water Conservation (LRT Program)
February: Eat Fit Acadiana