Writes of Spring Writing Contest

The annual Writes of Spring Writing Contest involves K–12 Grade students residing in Lafayette Parish or the surrounding parishes of Acadia, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion.

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Take Part in Lafayette Reads Together! Read. Share. Discuss.

Lafayette Reads Together (LRT) has entered its ninth year as a community-wide reading program and you are invited to be a part of it! This annual event was created to bring our community together by reading, sharing, and discussing the same book. Free copies of the book are now available (while supplies last) at all library locations, donated by the Lafayette Public Library Foundation.

The 2023 community read, Closer to Nowhere by New York Times bestselling novelist Ellen Hopkins. Read the full story »

Makerspace Grab & Go Crafts
Makerspace 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. Recommended …

Musical Melee
Musical Melee

Sure, there are charts for music, but they do not measure the fandom. This bracket will determine the community’s favorite musician. All ages.

LPL Makerspace: Open Access Hours
LPL Makerspace: Open Access Hours

Open access time allows patrons to explore and experiment as they independently work on projects of their choosing. Self-guided online tutorials are available for most applications. For more information about the Makerspaces and a list …

Drop-In Gaming
Drop-In Gaming

Join old and new friends to play on various gaming consoles or tabletop games. Ages 12-18.

Free Zumba at the Library!
Free Zumba at the Library!

 
Join licensed Zumba instructor Sahra Arabaca for an energetic hour of movement and excitement! All Ages.

Genealogy Tuesdays
Genealogy Tuesdays

Receive individual assistance while researching family history. Ages 18 & up.

DIY Cupid’s Arrow Decor
DIY Cupid’s Arrow Decor

Decorate and assemble an ornamental display piece in this fun craft. Ages 16 & up; registration is required.

Teen Snack Attack
Teen Snack Attack

Learn to create some easy recipes! Amaze your friends and families with the snacks you can make. 

To Be Continued Book Club: Virtual
To Be Continued Book Club: Virtual

Join us virtually as we read the first few chapters of a story, then check it out to continue! Find us on YouTube.
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Book Buddy Grab & Go
Book Buddy Grab & Go

Stop by East Regional Library or West Regional Library to pick up a craft based on your favorite book characters. While you’re there, be sure to grab a book or two to read with your new …

Lunar New Year Craft
Lunar New Year Craft

In celebration of Lunar New Year join us for a fun craft! It’s the year of the rabbit, hop on over! For ages 5 – 12. Registration is required.

Chess Club
Chess Club

Join us at the library for an evening of chess. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 7 & up; registration is required.

Fantasy & Sci-Fi Book Club
Fantasy & Sci-Fi Book Club

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a fantasy or science fiction novel. Ages 18 & up.

Life Writing
Life Writing

Join a life writing group led by Earlene Broussard Echeverria. Bring a writing sample to share and discuss the writing process.

AniManga Club
AniManga Club

Watch anime clips, discuss manga favorites, and argue subs vs. dubs in this fun, teen gathering! Ages 12-18; refreshments will be provided.

Heart Picture Frame
Heart Picture Frame

Visit us to make a magnetic heart picture frame. Your completed project is perfect to give to someone special! For ages 5 – 12. Registration is required. 

Throwback Theatre: Dangerous Romance
Throwback Theatre: Dangerous Romance

In February, you can join us at the Main Library for Throwback Theatre: Dangerous Romance films all month long. Ages 14 & up.

Classics Book Club
Classics Book Club

Join us at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm on the first Thursday of each month for a lively discussion of a classic! For January, we will be doing a crossover with the East Regional Library. …

Krewe of Rio Mardi Gras Visit
Krewe of Rio Mardi Gras Visit

Celebrate the carnival season with the Krewe of Rio! Krewe members will host this special storytime that will feature themed books, costumes, songs, activities, and a craft! We’ll wrap up the visit with a parade …

Beginner’s Line Dancing
Beginner’s Line Dancing

Scoot your boots over to the East Regional Library for some line dancing fun! Be sure to wear hard-soled shoes you can slide in. Ages 18 & up only; no registration required.