The Lafayette Public Library will be holding a number of great events in September. For a complete list of upcoming programs and a calendar of events, visit

Happily Ever After

Saturday, September 6
11:00 – 11:45 AM
South Regional Library, Ages 4-12.
Hear stories from folk and fairy tales as told by the Bayouland Storytellers Guild of Southwest Louisiana. Canned fruits and vegetables will be collected to assist the Council on Aging-Meals on Wheels Program.

Friends of the Library Book Sale & Silent Auction

The Friends of the Library will hold their bi-annual sale at the Heymann Center on the following dates. Both paperback and hardback books will be sold by the inch.
Wednesday, September 10 (Members Only Preview): 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 11: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, September 12:  9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, September 13: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Friends of the Library members are invited to the preview night of the Friends Book Sale from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 10 at the Heymann Center. Please bring your Friends postcard to enter and get first pick of the selection.  Friends memberships will be available at the door.

The Friends of the Library are also holding a silent auction for the only the most special and unique items. Bidding will begin on September 1 and end on September 26. Bids may be placed at the South Regional Library.

Skin Care Awareness for Teens

Tuesday, September 16
6:00 – 7:00 PM
North Regional Library

September is Skin Care Awareness Month. Carolyn Ward of Paradisus Oasis will offer tips for skin care and treatment. Registration begins Tuesday, September 2.

iPad Basics: Free Computer Class

Tuesday, September 16
9:30 – 11:30 am
South Regional Library

This session will help you discover the full potential of your iPad. Topics include email, web browsing, installing apps, music and more. Our experts will answer any other questions you may have as well. Registration begins Monday, August 25 is required.

Celebrating Ernest Gaines

Ernest Gaines’ first book, Catherine Carmier, was first published 50 years ago this October. We are celebrating his various works in partnership with the Ernest J. Gaines Center on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus.

Film Series:

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
South Regional Library

September 17:
An Obsession of Mine: The Legacy of Ernest J. Gaines
15 min, Not Rated
The Sky is Gray
46 min, Not Rated

September 24:
A Lesson Before Dying
105 min, PG 13

Gaming @ Your Library for Teens

A Just Dance competition and Super Smash Bros. Brawl will be held at the South Regional Library only. Registration begins Tuesday, September 2.

Monday, September 22

2:00 – 3:30 pm
South Regional

Monday, September 22

2:00 – 3:30 pm
Jefferson Street

Lego Club

Participants will be required to build different Lego structures based on a theme. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. . Ages 7 and up.

Youngsville Branch

Monday, September 22
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Registration begins Monday, September 15 and is required.

Bad Art Fête

The most awful, tacky, eccentric, shabby, and absolute worst art imaginable is encouraged for the Fall Bad Art Fete. All art must be original, suitable for all ages, and not exceed the dimensions of a poster. Art may be created at home or with the supplies available at the Jefferson Street Branch. Only one entry is allowed per person. Voting by patrons will be open during the October ArtWalk and winners will be awarded with special prizes. All ages are welcome to participate.

Jefferson Street Branch 261-5787

Create/Submit Bad Art:
Monday, Sept. 29 – Friday, Oct. 10