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Lafayette Public Library News – June to August 2023

LIBRARY NEWS RELEASE

For Release throughout June – August 2023

BookTalk is printed with funds provided by the Friends of the Lafayette Public Library.

Save the Date!
Meet Author Kimberly Benoit

Thursday, July 20
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Visit lafayettepubliclibrary.org for updates; follow us at facebook.com/LafayettePublicLibrary

A Sample of What’s Coming Up at the Library!

Zak Morgan: Sound of Science

Zak Morgan’s science show is designed to generate excitement about science and encourage children to think about how we all use science in our daily lives. His performance is filled with musical stories, laughter and warmth as he encourages children to learn through reading, imagination, and believing in themselves. Ages 3 & up; groups must call in advance.

Monday, June 26
10:00 am
Carencro Community Center (Next to North Regional Library), 337-896-6323

Monday, June 26
2:00 pm
East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Bestie Bracelets

Learn how to make braided friendship bracelets with us! Ages 12 – 18.

Tuesday, June 27
2:00 – 3:00 pm
North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Monday, July 3
3:00 – 4:00 pm
South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Thursday, July 20
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Main Library, 337-261-5778

Tuesday, July 25
2:00 – 3:00 pm
East Regional Library, 337-445-3168


Genealogy Tuesdays

Receive one-on-one assistance from a member of the Lafayette Genealogy Society as you research family history. Ages 18 & up.

Tuesdays: June 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
9:30 – 11:30 am
Main Library 337-261-5787


Doodle Together

Teens are invited to create a collaborative masterpiece and experience the power of the doodle! Ages 12 – 18.

Wednesday, June 28
2:00– 3:00 pm
North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Monday, July 17
2:00– 3:00 pm
East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

En Garde! Fencing at the Library

Learn the basics of fencing with a group of dedicated practitioners. Protective gear provided. Ages 8 & up.

Thursdays: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
5:30 – 7:30 pm
East Regional Library, 337-445-3168


Discover American Sign Language

Learn about American Sign Language and the Deaf/DeafBlind community with UL Lafayette ASL Instructors Leah Dawsey and Katie Potier. Ages 6 – 12; registration is required.

Friday, June 30
2:00 – 3:00 pm
West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Wednesday, July 12
2:00 – 3:00 pm
South Regional Library, 337-981-1028


Mitch the Magician

Mitch the Magician offers a fun, fast-paced, interactive comedy magic show that is sure to please every age! Ages 3 & up; groups must call in advance.

Friday, July 7
2:00 pm
West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Monday, July 10
10:00 am
Carencro Community Center (Next to North Regional Library), 337-896-6323

Monday, July 10
2:00 pm
South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Friday, July 14
10:00 am
Main Library, 337-261-5779

Friday, July 14
2:00 pm
East Regional Library, 337-445-3168


Bee Awesome

Learn about bees while playing games, making crafts, and tasting honey! Bee ready to have questions for local bee expert Matt Robidoux, from Ducky’s Apiary, too! Ages 5 – 12; registration is required.

Thursday, July 13
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Main Library, 337-261-5779


Solar Ovens

Louisiana State Energy Office will show how to make solar ovens out of household items! Registration is required.

For Ages 7 – 12:
Monday, July 17
10:00 – 11:30 am
Main Library, 337-261-5779

Monday, July 17
1:30 – 2:30 pm
North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

For Ages 12 – 18:
Monday, July 17
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Main Library, 337-261-5778


Schoolhouse Safari

Schoolhouse Safari: Animal Adventure Educational Encounter will offer fun-filled, hands-on encounters with a lizard, snake, tortoise, tarantula, scorpion, beetle, and more! Guests will get a chance for a Q & A with our handlers and have the option to take an individual photo with one of our animal ambassadors! Ages 3 & up; groups must call in advance.

Monday, July 17
10:00 am
Carencro Community Center (Next to North Regional Library), 337-896-6323

Monday, July 17
2:00 pm
Main Library, 337-261-5779

Friday, July 21
10:00 am
West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Friday, July 21
2:00 pm
South Regional Library, 337-981-1028


Adult Ballet Class

The Ballet Studio will offer a beginner class for adults of all ages to increase mobility and balance while learning graceful ballet sequences. No experience necessary. Come as you are in comfortable clothing and socks or ballet shoes. Ages 18 & up; registration is required.

Wednesday, July 19
5:30 – 6:30 pm
East Regional Library, 337-445-3168


Harvey Rabbit & Friends Show

Join Miss Laura, Mr. Tim, Harvey Rabbit, Cecil the Orangutan, and T-Boy the Alligator in a fun, energetic show of puppetry, music, comedy, magic, ventriloquism, and audience participation. They’ll also promote reading, libraries, and the summer reading program. Ages 3 & up; groups must call in advance.

Monday, July 24
10:00 am
Carencro Community Center (Next to North Regional Library), 337-896-6323

Monday, July 24
2:30 pm
South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Thursday, July 27
2:30 pm
West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Friday, July 28
10:00 am
Main Library, 337-261-5779

Friday, July 28
2:30 pm
East Regional Library, 337-445-3168


Tech Assistance By Appointment

Have a technology question? Have a device and want to learn how to use it? Tech Assistance to the rescue! You can have an Electronic Resource Librarian call and set up a one-on-one session to discuss your questions. Please call 337-261-5770 and leave a message to set up an appointment.

You can find many more programs in our BookTalk. The newsletter is printed with funds provided by the Friends of the Lafayette Public Library.

More library programs and events are added each day. Dates and times can change after the printing of this newsletter. For the most up-to-date program information, or to register, please visit our website at
LafayettePublicLibrary.org.


CONTACT
Lauren Langlois
Community Relations Specialist
Lafayette Public Library
337.261.5783
lauren.langlois@lafayettepubliclibrary.org

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