All Library Locations Closed Thanksgiving Day and Acadian Day

All Lafayette Public Library locations will be closed for the following dates and times:
Wednesday, November 25: Close at 6:00 pm
Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day): Closed All Day
Friday, November 27 (Acadian Day): Closed All Day

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Adventure Kits!

Patrons can get ready to dig deep into tech, science, outdoors, crafts, and early literacy. We’ve collected some of the best adventures we could think of, such as going on an outdoor excursion or exploring a local farm, and created Adventure Kits, available for checkout at any Lafayette Public Library location.

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Lafayette Public Library Launches Early Literacy Bag
Lafayette Public Library Launches Early Literacy Bag

The Lafayette Public Library is proudly participating in a national campaign to boost the early learning and brain development of children from birth through age three. The “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” campaign is …

Butler Memorial Branch Closed Through November 27
Butler Memorial Branch Closed Through November 27

Butler Memorial Branch, which resides in the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center (309 Cora St., Lafayette), will be closed Friday, November 20 through Friday, November 27 due to early voting taking place in the …

DIY Squishies Tutorial
DIY Squishies Tutorial

Learn to make your own squishies with polyfoam, silicone molds, and fabric paint in this video tutorial.
Find it on Youtube, on Tuesday, November 17.

FEMA Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Delta Damage
FEMA Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Delta Damage

Lafayette Parish residents may now apply for federal disaster assistance for damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Delta (DR-4570-LA). The deadline to register is December 16, 2020. Visit disasterassistance.gov to apply or call FEMA’s toll-free …

The Results are In! Here are Your Favorite Book Characters
The Results are In! Here are Your Favorite Book Characters

Your votes have been cast! Thank you to all who participated in the Vote for Your Favorite Book Character program. The people have spoken (about 250 of them!), and the votes for your favorite book characters in a variety …

Snack Attack
Snack Attack

Learn to create some easy recipes! Amaze your friends and families with the snacks you can make. Ages 12-18.
Wednesdays, on Youtube

Digital Storytime
Digital Storytime

Lafayette Public Library will be hosting Digital Storytime on Facebook each Monday and Wednesday at 10:00 AM!  Tune in each week for stories, songs, and laughter!

Due to copyright restrictions, the videos will be removed from Facebook immediately …

Friday Trivia!
Friday Trivia!

Do you think you know trivia? Join us for Friday Trivia to test your skills. Click the link below, test yourself, then show off your knowledge by heading to our Facebook page and posting your score in …

Adult Grab & Go Crafts
Adult Grab & Go Crafts

Swing by a Lafayette Public Library drive-thru (Main Library and all Regional Libraries) and pick up a bag full of fun! Grab & Go bags will include all the supplies you’ll need plus instructions and …

Kids’ Grab & Go Crafts
Kids’ Grab & Go Crafts

Swing by a Lafayette Public Library drive-thru (Main Library and all Regional Libraries) and pick up a bag full of fun! Grab & Go bags will include most of the supplies you’ll need plus instructions …

*Virtual* LEGO Club
*Virtual* LEGO Club

Calling all LEGO lovers! We’ll post themes on Facebook at the beginning of each week, then you build your unique creations at home and share them with us in the comments of the post!
 

To Be Continued – Book Club
To Be Continued – Book Club

Join us virtually as we read the first few chapters of a story, then check it out to continue! Find us on Youtube.
Find the book in our catalog!

Ugly Christmas Sweater
Ugly Christmas Sweater

Watch and learn how to create your very own ugly Christmas sweater using various supplies and a glue gun! Ages 12-18.
Watch on Youtube on Tuesday, December 1

Tinker Tuesdays
Tinker Tuesdays

Weekly instructional videos that will get kids tinkering around the house! Check back weekly for updated links to videos. 
 

Virtual Needle Arts
Virtual Needle Arts

Do you have an interest in crochet, knitting, sewing, or other needle arts? Join us online for a Zoom meet up where you can show off and discuss any current projects you are working on …

Wild Card Wednesday
Wild Card Wednesday

Stay tuned for special activities or programs, because Wednesdays are full of surprises! Age ranges vary depending on the week’s activity. Videos will be posted to YouTube and Facebook on the dates listed.
Lafayette Winter Wonderland (December …

Classics Book Club
Classics Book Club

Join us during your lunch break on the first Thursday of each month for a lively discussion of a classic.
The Awakening and Other Stories by Kate Chopin
Thursday, December 3
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

YA Virtual Book Club
YA Virtual Book Club

Do you love young adult books? Join our group LPL YA Virtual Book Club on Goodreads to discuss a new book each month. Also, join us monthly for a Zoom chat with a moderator!
December 17 - 10 Blind …

Craft Challenge Thursdays
Craft Challenge Thursdays

Kids can look forward to a new craft challenge with a tutorial or example every Thursday! Be sure to check our Facebook page on Thursdays for a chance to post a picture of what you’ve made …

Teen Grab & Go Crafts
Teen Grab & Go Crafts

Teens– No need to be bored this summer! Swing by any of the library drive-thrus (Main Library and Regional Libraries), and grab a bag full of fun! Each bag contains supplies needed for the craft …