Survival Challenge

See if you have what it takes to complete a survival challenge (similar to a puzzle room) in 30 minutes or less! Ages 14 & up. Registration by phone or in person begins Monday, January 27.
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Milton Branch Closure

 Milton Branch will be closed for refurbishments from Monday, February 17 until Monday, March 9.
Hold items will be available for pickup at South Regional Library (6101 Johnston St., Lafayette). Please call (337) 981-1028 if you would like your pickup moved to a different branch.
Items can still be returned in the exterior drop at Milton or at any other library location.

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: February
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Main 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 …

Teen Fandom Art: DIY Decoupage Coasters
Teen Fandom Art: DIY Decoupage Coasters

Decoupage tiles with pictures and logos from your favorite franchises to create fun custom coasters. We will provide pictures, but you can also bring your own! Ages 12–18. Registration begins Monday, February 10.
Thursday, February 27
4:30 …

DIY Paper Cactus
DIY Paper Cactus

Create your own paper cactus that needs no water or sun! Ages 7 – 12. Registration begins Monday, February 10.
Thursday, February 27
1:00 – 2:00 pm
South Regional Library

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:
February 28; March 6, 20; April 17; May 1, 15, 29
5:00 – 6:00 PM
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Small Folk Studio
Small Folk Studio

An opportunity for toddlers to create and explore art mediums. Dress for a mess! Ages 18 months-3 years.  Registration begins Monday, December 30. Registration for March & April dates begins Monday, March 9.
Friday, February 28
10:30 – …

LRT Pop-Up Book Clubs
LRT Pop-Up Book Clubs

Pop in for a pop-up book discussion! Meet new friends as we explore Neal Shusterman’s Dry. Refreshments will be available for purchase at each location.
Saturday, February 29
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Carpe Diem! Gelato (812 Jefferson …

Pet Rocks
Pet Rocks

There’s no easier pet to care for! Come select, name and officially adopt your very own pet rock! Ages 7 – 12. Registration begins Monday, February 10.
Saturday, February 29
2:00 – 3:00 pm
West Regional Library

Game On!
Game On!

Join us for family-friendly video and board games. Open to all skill levels. Ages 5 – 12.
Saturdays: February 29; March 28
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Main Library

Writes of Spring Writing Contest
Writes of Spring Writing Contest

Submission Guidelines 
-The contest is open to students in grades K-12 who reside in Lafayette Parish or in the surrounding parishes: St. Landry, Acadia, St. Martin, Vermilion, and Iberia.

I Survived Book Club
I Survived Book Club

Join us for discussion, snacks, and activities based on books from the I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis. Ages 8-12. Meets on first Mondays monthly, 4:30 – 5:30 pm.
March 2- I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011
Main Library

Drought-Proof Plants
Drought-Proof Plants

As water availability becomes an increasing concern, gardens nationwide are adapting to address this issue. Join master gardener Lanier Cordell for a presentation on plants that do not require a lot of water and those …

Backyard Foraging
Backyard Foraging

Learn how to find a feast in your own backyard at this presentation by Herbalist Lanier Cordell. Ages 12 & up.
Saturday, March 14
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
North Regional Library

Drop-In Gaming
Drop-In Gaming

Join old and new friends to play on various gaming consoles or bring card/board games from home. For Ages 12-18.
Sundays: (except holidays)
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Main Library

YA Virtual Book Club
YA Virtual Book Club

Join our Goodreads group to discuss a new book each month!

March Madness
March Madness

March Madness is here, but instead of basketball, we’re all about the books! Help us pick the champion by voting to narrow down a list of popular teen authors to one grand champion that will …

Welcome to Springtime Greeting Card
Welcome to Springtime Greeting Card

Paint a floral greeting card, using our pattern, and learn basic watercolor technique. Participants will also learn about the unique and easy salt technique in painting. Ages 14 & up. Registration begins Monday, February 17th.
Monday, …

Trivia Time:
Trivia Time:

Do you think you know trivia? Jump into Trivia Time and test your skills against others in our monthly themed trivia contests. Ages 14 & up.
Monday, March 2: Basketball
Monday, April 6: Fashion
Monday, May 4: Education
6:00 …

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 (except holidays)
6:00 – 7:00 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.
Mondays: March- May (except February 24; April 13; May 25)
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Chenier Branch