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Lafayette Public Library News – March to May 2023

LIBRARY NEWS RELEASE

For Release throughout March – May 2023

BookTalk<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/booktalk> is printed with funds provided by the Friends of the Lafayette Public Library<https://www.facebook.com/LafayetteFriends/>.

Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff

Saturday, June 3

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Visit lafayettepubliclibrary.org<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/> for updates; follow us at facebook.com/LafayettePublicLibrary<https://www.facebook.com/LafayettePublicLibrary>.

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Book Clubs

Registration opens two weeks before the date of the program.

Classics Book Club<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/?p=37438>

Thursdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm; Ages 14 & up (South Regional Library & Zoom)

April 6: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Part II)

May 4: So Big by Edna Ferber

East Regional Library Book Club<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/?p=57364>

Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm; Ages 18 & up (East Regional Library)

April 6: The Searcher by Tana French

May 4: The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

Fantasy & Sci-Fi Book Club<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/?p=58957>

Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm; Ages 18 & up (Main Library)

April 3: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

May 1: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Milton Book Club<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/?p=63560>

Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm; Ages 18 & up (Milton Branch)

April 12: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

May 10: The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

History Book Club<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/?p=37434>

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm; Ages 14 & up (South Regional Library & Zoom)

April 11: Mutinous Women: How French Convicts Became Founding Mothers of the Gulf Coast by Joan DeJean

May 9: River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search

for the Source of the Nile by Candice Millard

Mystery Book Club<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/?p=37444>

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm; Ages 18 & up (West Regional Library)

March 21: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

April 18: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

May 16: The Maid by Nita Prose

Once Upon a Crime<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/?p=64555>

Mondays, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Ages 18 & up (Main Library)

March 27: The Last Stone by Mark Bowden (true crime)

April 24: All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers (crime fiction)

May 22: Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System by Chris Fabricant (non-fiction)

South Regional Library 337-981-1028

Beyond Black History Month Book Club<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/?p=50117>

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm; Ages 18 & up (Zoom)

March 28: Deep Delta Justice: A Black Teen, His Lawyer and Their Groundbreaking Battle for Civil Rights in the South by Matthew Van Meter

April 25: Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

May 30: The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Movies & General Audience

Registration opens two weeks before the date of the program.

Friday Afternoon Films presents…

Join us on Fridays at South Regional Library for various themed movies. Ages 14 & up.

Peter Sellers, 1:00-3:00 pm

March 17: A Shot in the Dark (1964, RPG, 102 min)

March 24; Murder by Death (1976, PG, 95 min)

March 31: Return of the Pink Panther (1975, G, 115 min)

Documentaries, 1:00-3:00 pm

April 14: American Factory (2019, TV-14, 110 min)

April 21: Athlete A (2020, PG-13, 103 min)

April 28: Into the Inferno (2016, TV-PG, 104 min)

Epic Journeys, 1:00-3:00 pm

May 5: Eat, Pray, Love (2010, TV-PG, 145 min)

May 12: Water for Elephants (2011, TV-PG, 121 min)

May 19: The Visitor (2008, TV-PG, 103 min)

May 26: The Straight Story (1999, G, 112 min)

South Regional Library 337-981-1028

Classic Movies at Main

Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm (Ages 14 & up)

Merry Movie Musicals

March 23: Singin’ in the Rain (1952, G, 103 min)

Romantic Suspense

May 11: Casablanca (1942, PG, 102 min)

May 25: Laura (1944, TV-PG, 88 min)

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Strange Cinema

Saturdays, 1:00-3:00 pm (Ages 18 & up)

March 18: Jeepers Creepers (2001, R, 90 min)

April 15: Cry-Baby (1990, PG-13, 85 min)

May 13: Little Shop of Horrors (1986, PG-13, 94 min)

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Throwback Theatre: April Fools

Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm (Ages 14 & up)

April 13: Clue (1985, PG, 94 min)

April 20: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985, PG, 90 min)

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Free Zumba at the Library!

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

Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

March 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

March 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

March 16, 23, 30; April 13, 20, 27; May 11, 18, 25 North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

April 6; May 4

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Fridays, 4:45 – 5:45 pm

March 17; April 14, 28; May 12, 26

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

En Garde! Fencing at the Library

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

Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

You’re NOT on Your Own, Kid

Swifties are getting an encore performance of this library program! Whether you could snag tickets to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour or not, come hang out, listen to music, and make friendship bracelets with fellow fans. Our target audience is Millennials and Gen Z, but Swifties of all “eras” are welcome. Ages 10 & up.

Monday, March 20

5:30 – 7:30 pm

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Chess Club

Chess players of all levels are welcome to come play. Registration is required. Ages 7 & up.

Wednesday, April 12<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10129027>

6:00 – 7:00 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Wednesday, May 17<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10129036>

6:00 – 7:00 pm

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Adult Programs

Registration opens two weeks before the date of the program.

Genealogy Programs

Join Lafayette Genealogical Society and explore your history! Ages 18 & up.

Discover Genealogy

Monthly meetings with a guest speaker. Ages 18 & up.

Thursdays: March 16; April 20; May 18

6:00 – 7:30 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Genealogy Tuesdays

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

Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am

March 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Genealogy 101

Experts and novices alike can learn about researching family history. Ages 18 & up.

Saturdays: April 1, May 6

9:30 – 10:30 am

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Dungeons & Dragons

Join us for one-shot sessions of Dungeons & Dragons (5th edition). Bring your own level three character, or use one of our pre-built sheets! Registration is required. Ages 18 & up.

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Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

March 21<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10208968>;

April 4<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10208969>, April 18<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10208970>;

May 2<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10208971>, May 16<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10208972>, May 30<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10208973>

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Life Writing

Join a life writing group led by Earlene Broussard Echeverria. Bring a writing sample to share and discuss the writing process. Ages 18 & up.

Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

March – May

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Mah Jongg at the Library

Players of all experience levels can join us for a game of Mah Jongg at the library. Ages 18 & up.

Thursdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

March – May

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Virtual Write With Us

Get into creative writing with our biweekly workshops, meeting virtually over Zoom. We offer support and guidance in your writing efforts. A Zoom link will be available. Ages 18 & up.

Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

March 27; April 10, 24; May 8, 22

on Zoom<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10209266>

Coloring for Adults

Relieve stress and develop fine motor skills and vision by using coloring pages. Ages 18 & up.

Fridays, 10:00 – 11:00 am

March 17; April 21; May 26

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

April 4; May 2

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am

April 13; May 11

Main Library 337-261-5787

Board Game Basement

Saunter down to the basement to enjoy board games and make new friends. Feel free to bring your own games. Ages 14 & up.

Mondays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

March – May

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

March 21; April 18; May 23

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Line Dancing

Scoot your boots over to the library for some line dancing fun! Be sure to wear hard-soled shoes you can slide in. Ages 18 & up only.

Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30 am

March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

L’ Atelier de la Table Française

The French Table provides a forum to improve your verbal skills in both Louisiana and standard French through casual conversation. Some knowledge of French is required. Ages 18 & up.

Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am

March 18; April 1, 15; May 6, 20

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Needle Arts Club

Do you have an interest in crochet, knitting, sewing, or other needle arts? Bring your own project, get new ideas, and socialize with others. Ages 18 & up.

Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

March 15; April 19; May 10

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

March 27; April 24; May 22

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Art Journaling Group

Instructor Chris Menard will guide you in combining literature and art to create amazing journal pages! Registration is required. Ages 14 & up.

Thursday, March 16<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10172758>: Your Life, Your Way! (2:00 – 4:00 pm)

Thursday, April 20<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10172774>: Rise & Shine! (2:00 – 4:00 pm)

Thursday, May 18<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10172793>: Life is Sweet! (2:00 – 4:00 pm)

Main Library 337-261-5787

Café Bibliothèque

You can join library staff every month for a cup of coffee and a side of coffee knowledge! Registration is required. Ages 18 & up.

Fridays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

March 17<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10177837>: Spring Coffee Drinks; April 21<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10177869>: Hawaiian Coffees;

May 26<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10177920>: Cold Brew Coffees

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Fabricadabra!<https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlsXPBIGPigciU8GudYs7ZNm__qaL8FK1>

Learn the “magic” of sewing by watching these YouTube tutorials and making small, beginner projects! Ages 14 & up.

Carefree Culottes for Spring (video only): This YouTube video will teach you to make an easy pair of culottes with an elastic waist & pockets!

Video will air Saturday, March 18<https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlsXPBIGPigciU8GudYs7ZNm__qaL8FK1>

Embroidered Bird Plushies (Grab & Go Craft): Swing by the Main Library drive-thru and pick up a bag full of fun! Grab & Go bags will include most of the supplies you’ll need to make an embroidered bird plushie. Makes a great gift for Mother’s Day!

Distribution begins Saturday, May 13 (Grab & Go Kits only)

Fantasy Baseball Chat

Tim McLeod, a member of top industry leagues (Tout Wars, LABR, XFL), will be here to discuss strategy tips and to bat around fantasy baseball topics for the upcoming season. A Zoom link will be available.<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10162106> Ages 14 & up.

Wednesday, March 22

6:00 –7:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Paper Quilling Flower

Learn how to make a floral design with the art of paper quilling. Registration is required. Ages 16 & up.

Tuesday, March 28<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10209100>

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Uncovering Your Hidden History: Genealogy in the Digital Age<https://www.lpb.org/press-releases/uncovering-your-hidden-history-genealogy-in-the-digital-age>

Join us as we team up with Louisiana Public Broadcasting to discover what it takes to get started uncovering your “hidden history” and learn more about free genealogy resources here at the library that make the job easier! LPB will also present excerpts from the Stanley Nelson film “Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom,” a documentary that uncovers some of the hidden history you may not know about this pivotal figure in American history. Ages 18 and up; registration is required through www.lpb.org/hiddenhistory<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uncovering-your-hidden-history-genealogy-in-the-digital-age-tickets-573245491697>.

Tuesday, March 28<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uncovering-your-hidden-history-genealogy-in-the-digital-age-tickets-573245491697>

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Pinterest Projects

Join us as we attempt small online craft projects. Registration is required. Ages 18 & up.

Wednesday, March 29<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10187009>: Decorative Home Sign (2:00 – 3:00 pm)

Tuesday, May 16<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10187156>: Table Centerpiece (2:00 – 3:00 pm)

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Trivia Time

Do you think you know trivia? Test your skills against others in our monthly themed trivia contests. Bring a team or join one when you get here. Ages 14 & up.

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

April 4: Travel

May 2: Fantasy/SciFi Novels

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Homesteading in Acadiana: Spring Vegetable Gardening Charity Phillips will provide tips for a beautiful vegetable garden, including which vegetables grow best in spring, how to manage the Louisiana heat, and how to keep your soil fresh. Ages 14 & up; a Zoom link will be available<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10427386>.

Tuesday, April 4

6:00 – 7:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

History of the Acadians

Acadian Village will present a talk on the history of the Acadians in Lafayette. Ages 18 & up.

Wednesday, April 5

10:00 – 11:00 am

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Beginner’s Acrylic Painting

Join us for an easy beginner’s acrylic painting class and leave with your own masterpiece! Registration is required. Ages 18 & up.

Theme: Paint Like Picasso

Wednesday, April 5<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10182044>

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Inflammation 101

Discover the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of inflammation. Although chronic inflammation may go unnoticed, there are diet, lifestyle, and environmental choices you can make in your everyday life that have the power to tame your internal flame and support a balanced inflammatory response. Learn how to calm the fire within with Valerie Willis, Nutritional Health Coach at Natural Grocers. Ages 14 & up; registration is required.

Tuesday, April 11<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10348109>

12:00 – 1:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Felt Floral Coaster

Create a colorful coaster with a flower design. Registration is required. Ages 18 & up.

Tuesday, April 11<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10209127>

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

DIY Shower Steamer

You’ve heard of bath bombs, but have you ever used a shower steamer? Water droplets and steam activate the aroma, creating your very own spa! Registration is required. Ages 18 & up.

Tuesday, April 11<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10402284>

5:00 – 6:00 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Mason Jar Herb Gardens

It’s spring – get planting! Drop seeds of your choice into mason jars, add a fun label, and soon you’ll be enjoying fresh herbs grown in your own kitchen. Registration is required. Ages 18 & up.

Wednesday, April 12<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10071354>

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Folded Book Art

Repurpose an old book to create a work of art; bring your own book you are willing to cut into. Registration is required. Ages 18 & up.

Tuesday, April 25<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10209144>

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Book Cover Journal

Create your own unique journal or notebook using old book covers. Registration is required. Ages 18 & up.

Tuesday, May 2<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10504441>

4:30 – 5:30 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Craft-a-Card Class

Who doesn’t enjoy receiving a hand-crafted, lovingly-made greeting card? Supplies to make two cards – Mother’s Day or birthday – will be provided. Registration is required. Ages 18 & up.

Wednesday, May 3<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10179645>

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Saturday, May 6<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10179667>

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Star Wars Bingo

A combination of trivia questions and bingo based on the Star Wars franchise. Ages 18 & up.

Thursday, May 4

6:00 – 7:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Sewn Cat Plushie

Learn to sew a cute cat stuffed plushie. Registration is required. Ages 18 & up.

Tuesday, May 9<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10209150>

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

The Power of Probiotics

I am your gut bacteria; you might be shocked to hear this, but I influence how every part of your body works: how easily you lose (or gain) weight, how your immune system functions, even your ability to focus. Knowing which supplements are essential for keeping me (and you!) healthy is easy if you attend this class led by Valerie Willis, Nutritional Health Coach at Natural Grocers. Ages 14 & up; registration is required.

Tuesday, May 16<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10348123>

6:00 – 7:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Fix It Café

Have some broken or torn items? Fix them, don’t throw them out! No-Waste Lafayette<https://www.facebook.com/Nowastelafayette> will host a Fix-it Cafe at the Main Library focusing on bike repair, clothing, textiles, furniture, electronics, and small appliances. Bring your item to be fixed and see if the helpful volunteers from No-Waste Lafayette can fix your stuff! Ages 18 & up.

Saturday, May 20

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Wood Block Lantern

Create a lantern using wood blocks and tea candles. Registration is required. Ages 18 & up.

Tuesday, May 23<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10209173>

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Makerspace & Tech

Registration opens two weeks before the date of the program.

Makerspace<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/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. Open to all ages; no registration required.

Tuesdays & Thursdays • 3:00 – 5:30 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays • 1:00 – 7:30 pm;

Saturday: March 18; April 15; May 20 • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Let’s Make series

Use various equipment in the Makerspace and learn how to make both digital and physical designs. Registration is required. Ages 13 & up.

Messy Mondrian Plaques

Come out and paint your own Mondrian-inspired wood plaque.

Monday, March 20<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10120465>

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Figurine Painting

Learn painting techniques to decorate a 3D printed tabletop figurine. We will provide the models and paint.

Monday, April 17<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10120460>

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Flower Pot Mother’s Day Cards

Make a colorful flower pot card using laser cut shapes for Mother’s Day.

Monday, May 8<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10120458>

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Makerspace Grab & Go Craft Kits

Grab & Go kits will include most of the supplies you’ll need and instructions. Available at the Main Library Makerspace during open access hours, while supplies last. Ages 13 & up.

Cryptid Woods

Create your own decorative layered woodland teeming with legendary creatures.

Distribution begins Tuesday, March 14 at 1:00 pm

Absurdism Tourism Plaques

Make an Absurdism Tourism Bureau painted wooden plaque at home with a vinyl stencil.

Distribution begins Tuesday, April 11 at 1:00 pm

Fairy Door

Create your own decorative fairy door from laser cut wood pieces.

Distribution begins Tuesday, May 9 at 1:00 pm

101 Courses

Learn how to use equipment in the Makerspace. Registration is required. Ages 13 & up.

Laser Cutting 101

Learn the basics of creating and printing on a laser cutter using CorelDraw.

Monday, April 10<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10120079>

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Vinyl Cutting 101

Learn the basics of creating, cutting, and applying vinyl sticker designs using Silhouette Studio and a Cameo Vinyl Cutter.

Monday, May 15<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10120428>

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5787

Library Computer Classes

Lafayette Public Library offers computer classes for our patrons to learn valuable skills to navigate an increasingly digital world. Ages 18 & up; registration is required.

Computer Classes at North Regional Library

Smartphones: March 20<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10177149>, 5:00 – 6:30 pm; April 17<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10177249>, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Canva: April 3<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10177208>, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Basic Email: May 1<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10177337>, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Internet Searching: May 15<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10177369>, 5:00 – 6:00 pm Basic Computing: May 22<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10177484>, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Computer Classes at Main Library

Internet Searching: March 21<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10176257>, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Basic Computing: April 18<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10176381>, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Podcasts: April 25<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10176457>, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Smartphones: May 2<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10176509>, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Video Streaming Services: May 9<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10176557>, 6:00 – 7:00 pm Basic Internet: May 16<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10176688>, 6:00 – 7:00 pm E-Books with Libby: May 23<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10176732>, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Computer Classes at West Regional Library

Basic Computing (2-part course): April 3 & 5<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10128389>, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Intro to Microsoft Word (2-part course): April 10 & 12<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10128417>, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Intro to Microsoft Excel (2-part course): April 17 & 19<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10128461>, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Integrating Word & Excel (2 part course): April 24 & 26<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10128563>, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Computer Classes at East Regional Library Basic Computing (2 part course): May 1 & 3<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10128712>, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Intro to Microsoft Word (2-part course): May 8 & 10<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10128739>, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Intro to Microsoft Excel (2-part course:) May 15 & 17<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10128756>, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Integrating Word and Excel (2-part course): May 22 & 24<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10128783>, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint: May 31<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10128802>, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Teen Programs

Registration opens two weeks before the date of the program.

Manic Monday

Got a case of the Mondays? Come color, play games, and have a snack. We’ve got just the cure for your Monday blues. Ages 12 – 18.

Mondays: March – May

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5778

Mondays: March 27; April 24; May 22

6:00 – 7:00 pm

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Teen LibCrate

Sign up to receive a free Teen LibCrate from the Main or Regional Libraries! You’ll receive a themed box containing a library book, a snack, a craft, and more! When you’re done with the book, return it with the box, and the rest is yours to keep! Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Spring Theme: Louisiana Teen Reader’s Choice Books

Distribution begins Monday, March 13

Tiny Art Project

Pick up kits and instructions to contribute an artwork for display at WRL. Return your work of art where it will be exhibited and entered to win prizes. Ages 12 – 18.

March Theme: Collages;

April Theme: Bad Art;

May Theme: Portraits

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Distribution begins at the start of each month, while supplies last.

AniManga Club

Watch anime clips, discuss manga favorites, and more! Refreshments provided. Ages 12 – 18.

Wednesdays: March 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 24

5:30 – 7:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Mondays: March 20; April 24; May 22

4:00 – 5:30 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Beyond Bullet Journaling

Join our new club for aesthetic bullet journaling! Use our supplies to get started, or bring your own and create with us. Ages 12 – 18.

Mondays: April 10; May 8

6:00 – 7:00 pm

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

YA Snapshots

Join us virtually Tuesdays, March 7, April 4 and May 9, as we read an excerpt from a popular teen book, then check it out so you can see what happens next! Ages 12 & up.

March 7: I’ll be the One by Lyla Lee

April 4: Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

May 9: Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar

VR Playground

Immerse yourself in the magic of virtual reality. Enter alternate worlds created by game designers or build your own! Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Mondays: April 17<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10172660>; May 15<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10172661>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Teen Snack Attack

Learn to create some easy recipes! Amaze your friends and family with your culinary skills. Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Wednesdays: March 22<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10177833>; April 26<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10177840>; May 24<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10177843>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Wednesdays: March 22<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10172652>; May 17<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10172653>

5:00 – 6:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Thursday, March 23<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10165588>

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5778

Thursdays: March 30<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10261237>; April 27<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10261238>

3:00 – 4:00 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

*Note: Registration is not required for the North Regional Library’ Snack Attack programs.

Drop-In Gaming

Join old and new friends to play on various gaming consoles. Ages 12 – 18.

Tuesdays: March 28; April 11, 25; May 9, 30

3:00 – 4:00 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Fridays: March – May (except April 7 & 28)

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5778

Wednesdays: March 22; April 26; May 24

4:00 – 5:30 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Fridays: March 24; April 21; May 5, 19

4:45 – 5:45 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

St. Paddy’s Day Charms

Don’t get pinched! Join us to make St. Patrick’s Day themed safety pin charms. Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Thursday, March 16<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10261088>

3:30 – 4:30 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

DIY–Day

Learn new art techniques using different mediums each month. Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Fridays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

March 17<file:///Z:/Shared/Keith/PRESS_RELEASES_lafayette_public_library_2017/v>: Block Printing; April 21<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10172441>: Silhouette Yourself; May 19<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10172455>: Paper Quilling

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

ACT Practice Test

Take the Princeton Review’s practice ACT test with us as we mimic the process as closely as possible. Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Saturday, March 18<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10174883>

9:30 – 1:30 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Saturday, April 1<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10187471>

9:30 – 1:30 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5778

Freestyle Art

Use our extra craft supplies or bring your own to create a masterpiece. Ages 12 – 18.

Thursdays: March 23; April 20; May 11, 25

3:00 – 4:00 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Teen Drawing Round Table

Calling teen artists of all skill levels! Come meet at the library to exchange ideas, techniques, and banter while you draw. Some art supplies provided. Ages 12 – 18.

Fridays: March 31; April 28; May 19

3:30 – 4:30 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

West Regional Art Collective (WRAC)

Come share your art and learn new skills, techniques, and tools. Ages 12 – 18.

Fridays: March 31; May 5

4:00 – 5:30 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Easter Egg Bath Bombs

Use plastic Easter eggs to make bath bombs. Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Wednesday, April 5<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10176475>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Origami Bookmarks

Perfect your folding skills as we make colorful origami bookmarks. Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Wednesday, April 5<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10153187>

5:00 – 6:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Teen LEGO Lab

LEGO-loving teens can hang out, build original creations for display, and explore various LEGO-themed activities in this monthly meet up. Ages 12 – 18.

Thursdays: April 6; May 4

3:00 – 4:00 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Wednesdays: May 3

5:00 – 6:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Saturday, May 13

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5778

Rocket, Yeah!

Make a rocket from a plastic bottle, then launch is using vinegar and baking soda. Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Thursday, April 13<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10305201>

2:00 – 3:00 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Super Smash Bros Tournament

Test your merit against other Smash Bros experts in an epic tournament! Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Friday, April 14<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10174804>

4:30 – 5:45 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Table Read

Practice your voice acting skills as we do a table read of the movie Shrek (2001, PG). Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Wednesday, April 19<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10166092>

5:00– 7:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5778

Teen Terrariums

Celebrate Earth Day by making a closed terrarium using recycled jars, found mosses, and rocks. Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Friday, April 21<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10260961>

3:30 – 4:30 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

The Craft is Strong with This One

Calling all Star Wars fans! Spend May the 4th creating a Star Wars-themed craft.  Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Thursday, May 4<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10176687>

3:30 – 4:30 pm

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Mother’s Day Reed Diffuser

Make a reed diffuser with your choice of scented oil for a nice Mother’s Day gift, or keep it for yourself! Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Monday, May 8<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10157542>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Painted Picture Frame

Come paint a floral, wooden picture frame with us. Whether you gift it to Mom, a friend, or keep it yourself, this frame is sure to brighten anyone’s day. Registration is required. Ages 12 – 18.

Thursday, May 11<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10176884>

3:30 – 4:30 pm

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Decades: Music Trivia

Do you know your music? Think you can test it against multiple decades of music? Come out and try our music video trivia night. Ages 12 – 18.

Friday, May 12

4:45 – 5:45 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Dog Day Afternoon

Feeling stressed out? Join us at the library and let the dogs from Acadiana Animal Aid wag, lick, and cuddle your end of school year stress away. Ages 12 – 18.

Thursday, May 18

3:30 – 4:30 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Children’s & Family Programs

Registration opens two weeks before the date of the program.

After-School Special

Join us for afternoon fun! Each week is a different surprise activity. Ages 5 – 12.

Mondays: March – May (except May 29)

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Chenier Branch, 337-291-2941

Wednesdays: March 15; April 19; May 17

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Duson Branch, 337-873-3521

Book Buddy Grab & Go

Stop by the children’s departments of East and West regional libraries to pick up a craft based on your favorite book characters. Ages 3 – 8.

Tuesdays:

March – May

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Wednesdays:

March – May

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Game On!

Join us for family-friendly video and board games. All skill levels are welcome! Ages 7 – 12.

Fridays:

March 17, April 21, & May 19

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Milton Branch, 337-856-5261

Tuesdays:

April 4 & May 2

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Duson Branch, 337-873-3521

LEGO WeDo Workshops

Explore the basics of robotics engineering with LEGO WeDo kits. Take building to a new level! Registration is required. Ages 7 – 12.

Saturday, March 18<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10145929>

2:00 – 3:00 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Wednesday, April 12<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10137469>

2:00 – 3:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Wednesday, April 19<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10235627>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Wednesday, May 10<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10174911>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Small Folks Studio

An opportunity for toddlers to create and explore art mediums. Dress for a mess! Registration is required. Ages 18 Months – 3 Years.

Monday, March 20<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10174983>

10:00 – 10:45 am

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Friday, March 31<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10145564>

10:00 – 10:45 am

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Thursday, April 13<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10239107>

10:00 – 10:30 am

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Friday, April 14<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10209395>

10:00 – 10:45 am

Main Library, 337-261-5779

Friday, April 21<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10137477>

10:00 – 10:45 am

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Little Gym at the Library!

The Little Gym invites children and their parents to bounce, hop, dance, and roll at the library! Registration is required. Ages 10 months – 5 years.

Monday, March 20

Session 1 (Ages 10 months – 2.5 years)<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10177968>: 10:30 – 11:00 am

Session 2 (Ages 2.5 – 5 years)<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10178011>: 11:00 – 11:30 am

West Regional Library 337-232-9321

Monday, March 27

Session 1 (Ages 10 months – 2.5 years)<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10306650>: 10:30 – 11:00 am

Session 2 (Ages 2.5 – 5 years)<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10306639>: 11:00 – 11:30 am

South Regional Library 337-981-1028

Thursday, March 30

Session 1 (Ages 10 months – 2.5 years)<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10178203>: 10:30 – 11:00 am

Session 2 (Ages 2.5 – 5 years)<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10178288>: 11:00 – 11:30 am

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Playdough Playtime

Have fun with Playdough! We provide the tools and you provide creativity! Registration is required. Ages 3 – 5.

Monday, March 27<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10209406>

10:00 – 11:00 am

Main Library, 337-261-5779

Thursday, May 4<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10239171>

10:30 – 11:15 am

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Little Scientists

Explore the wonders of science with a themed story and activity. Dress for a mess! Registration is required. Ages 3 – 5.

Friday, March 31<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10211972>

10:30 – 11:15 am

Main Library, 337-261-5779

Friday, April 21<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10175683>

10:30 – 11:15 am

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

To Be Continued

Join us virtually every Tuesday as we read the first few chapters of a book. Then, check out the book to read the rest of the story. Ages 7 – 12.

March 14<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuVp0OYw0OU>: Trapped in a Video Game by Dustin Brady

March 28<https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlsXPBIGPigc8KcgsqLmy-NuPOFQX7CFA>: Leonard (My Life as a Cat) by Carlie Sorosiak

April 11<https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlsXPBIGPigc8KcgsqLmy-NuPOFQX7CFA>: Stella by McCall Hoyle

April 25<https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlsXPBIGPigc8KcgsqLmy-NuPOFQX7CFA>: Just Harriet by Elana K. Arnold

Junior Chef

Earn the title of Top Junior Chef in our cooking challenge and wow the judges with your cooking chops! Registration is required. Ages 7 – 12.

Wednesday, March 15<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10133839>

4:30 – 5:30 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

LEGO Club

Build unique LEGO creations based on a given theme. Ages 5 – 12.

Wednesdays: March 15, April 12, & May 10

4:00 – 5:00 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Saturdays: March 18, April 22, & May 20

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Fridays: March 24, April 28, & May 26

4:00 – 5:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Saturdays: March 25 & April 22

10:00 – 11:00 am

Main Library, 337-261-5779

Saturdays: April 1 & 29; May 27

2:00 – 3:00 pm

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Thursday, April 13

2:00 – 3:00 pm;

Thursday, May 11

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Milton Branch, 337-856-5261

Little Artists

Preschoolers will explore open-ended art activities and different art mediums while learning about color, texture, and more. Registration is required. Ages 3 – 5.

Friday, March 17<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10211843>; Thursday, April 6<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10211844>

10:30 – 11:15 am

Main Library, 337-261-5779

Friday, March 17<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10239118>

10:30 – 11:15 am

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Friday, March 31<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10137463>

10:30 – 11:15 am

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Monday, May 22<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10160532>

10:00 – 10:45 am

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Crafternoon

Join us for an afternoon of crafting fun. Ages 5 – 12.

Tuesdays: March 21 & May 16

4:00 – 5:00 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Saturday, April 15

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5779

Friday, May 5

2:00 – 3:00 pm

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Hot Wheels Speedway

Use math and science concepts to construct tracks and loops for the ultimate Hot Wheels race car experience! Registration is required. Ages 5 – 12.

Wednesday, March 22<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10211942>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5779

Wednesday, April 12<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10158737>

3:00 – 4:00 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Make and Munch

Let’s make no-bake snacks! We’ll be making fairy bread and edible rainbows! Registration is required. Ages 7 – 12.

Thursday, March 23<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10182998>

4:30 – 5:30 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

English Garden Tea

Join us for a garden-themed tea time with treats, stories, and a craft! Registration is required. Ages 2 – 6.

Friday, March 24<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10159644>

10:00 – 10:45 am

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Creative Builders

Calling all junior engineers! What can you build using straws, mini design shapes and structure sticks? Join us to find out! Registration is required. Ages 5 – 12.

Wednesdays: March 29<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10242390>; May 17<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10242391>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Sew Awesome

Use a sewing machine to create a special project. All supplies provided; registration is required. Ages 8 – 12.

Thursday, March 30<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10141936>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Wednesday, April 5<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10239241>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Wednesday, April 26<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10177946>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Code Ninjas Video Game Design Basics

Learn how to create your own video game that you can access at home! No coding experience is needed. Registration is required. Ages 8 – 12.

Saturday, April 1<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10175348>

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Sensory Studio

Help develop your baby’s creative thinking with specific art activites that relate to their senses, such as touch, sight, sound, smell, and taste. Dress for a mess! Registration is required. Ages Birth –18 Months.

Monday, April 3<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10175494>

9:30 – 10:15 am

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Butterfly Storycraft

Learn about butterflies and make a beautiful butterfly craft! Registration is required. Ages 5 – 12.

Tuesday, April 4<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10239295>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Egg Shaker Art

Paint your own egg shaker, then hunt for eggs in the library! Registration is required. Ages 3 – 6.

Wednesday, April 5<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10209123>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5779

Thursday, April 6<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10162564>

10:00 – 10:45 am

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Recycled Jar Planter

Prepare for Earth Day with a DIY planter made from a recycled jar that you get to paint before adding soil and seeds! Registration is required. Ages 5 – 12.

Monday, April 10<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10209672>

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5779

Parachute Play

Up, down, and all around! Join us for a magical morning of songs and games around our colorful parachute. Registration is required. Ages 18 Months – 36 Months.

Tuesday, April 11<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10381972>

10:00 – 10:30 am

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Monday, April 17<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10219523>

10:00 – 10:30 am

Main Library, 337-261-5779

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! Registration is required. Ages 7 – 12.

Tuesday, April 11<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10381921>

2:00 – 3:00 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Bunny Hop

Engage your child’s gross motor skills and come hop along with us for a morning of dance and fun movement! Ages 18 Months – 4 years.

Thursday, April 13

10:00 – 10:30 am

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

A Visit with LARC’s Acadian Village

LARC’s Acadian Village<https://acadianvillage.org/> will conduct a crafting activity related to early Acadian heritage, including stories of the time and the people. Registration is required. Ages 5 – 12.

Friday, April 14<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10175934>

10:00 – 10:45 am

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

Life-Sized Candyland

Play life-sized Candyland with us! Ages 3 & up; registration is required (in-person or by phone at 337-981-1028 only).

Friday, April 14

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

South Regional Library, 337-981-1028

Shrinky Dinks Boutique

Design and create your own earrings, necklace or charm using Shrinky Dinks! Registration is required. Ages 6 – 12.

Friday, April 14<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10159247>

3:00 – 4:00 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Silly Slime Science

Come make slime with us and learn how chemical reactions create your favorite ooey gooey putty! Registration is required. Ages 6 – 12.

Monday, April 19<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10209049>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5779

Wildlife Wonder

Learn about wildlife rehabilitation in Louisiana and see a wildlife animal up close with Letitia Labbie, founder of Acadiana Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation<https://www.acadianawildlife.org/?fbclid=IwAR2YjMd7Kd905uUrKMlm4pnrfKPIwkPQCfHTFbT2bE58tLi_lsRA271akKE>. Ages 5 & up.

Wednesday, April 19

4:30 – 5:30 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Ollie Robot Lab

Meet your need for speed with the Ollie racing robot! Navigate obstacle courses, execute tricks and take on other fun challenges. Registration is required. Ages 8 – 12.

Wednesday, April 26<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10242334>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Picket Fence Planter

Build a planter with a picket fence design, then plant some seeds and watch the flowers grow! Registration is required. Ages 6 – 12.

Thursday, April 27<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10160677>

4:30 – 5:30 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Storytime and Yoga with Rana DiOrio

Rana DiOrio is an award-winning author of children’s picture books from San Francisco, CA. Her What Does It Mean to Be..?® series is designed to spark important conversations betweens kids and their caring adults about topics that matter. Come get your little ones into the Festival International spirit with this guest stoytime that will include child-friendly yoga! Ages 3 – 6.

Friday, April 28

10:00 – 11:00 am

Main Library, 337-261-5779

Mother’s Day Flower Craft

Surprise your mother with a paper flower bouquet that you made yourself! Registration is required. Ages 5 – 12.

Tuesday, May 9<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10242745>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

North Regional Library, 337-896-6323

Thursday, May 11<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10162116>

4:30 – 5:30 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Draw with Jaylee

Learn pencil drawing techniques as taught by Jaylee LeDoux! We’ll be creating art with a patriotic theme. Registration is required. Ages 7 – 12.

Thursday, May 18<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10133842>

4:00 – 5:00 pm

West Regional Library, 337-232-9321

Saturday Morning Retro Cartoons

Wear your PJs, grab your blankets and pillows, and make it a fun-filled family morning by watching a selection of throwback cartoon classics! All Ages.

Saturday, May 20

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

East Regional Library, 337-445-3168

DIY Stickers

Make your very own stickers! Registration is required. Ages 7 – 12.

Wednesday, May 31<https://lafayettela.libcal.com/event/10219580>

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Main Library, 337-261-5779

 Upcoming Closures<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/?page_id=2561>

Friday, April 7 (Good Friday)

All libraries closed.

Saturday, April 8 (Holy Saturday)

All libraries closed.

Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day)

All libraries closed.

BookTalk<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/booktalk> is printed with funds provided by the Friends of the Lafayette Public Library<https://www.facebook.com/LafayetteFriends/>.

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<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/>.

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