2014 Reading Programs
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, September 15, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson will teach computer classes. Spreadsheets Prerequisite: Introduction to Computing Using Windows classes Material covered: This course will introduce students to spreadsheet terminology and concepts. Specifically, students will learn how to enter text and numbers, use mathematical functions and create formulas, and develop some basic charts.
Library
Milton Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 15, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Registration begins Monday, September 8 at LafayettePublicLibrary. org. Please register for each date you are interested in attending.
Library
North Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Bring your iPad and learn how to use it. Discover all your
tablet’s amazing capabilities, including email, web browsing,
installing apps, music and more. Bring any questions you
may have about your device, and we’ll answer those, too!
Registration is required and begins Monday, August 25.
Register online at LafayettePublicLibrary.org.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson will teach computer classes. Spreadsheets Prerequisite: Introduction to Computing Using Windows classes Material covered: This course will introduce students to spreadsheet terminology and concepts. Specifically, students will learn how to enter text and numbers, use mathematical functions and create formulas, and develop some basic charts.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
eDevice Help Session
Get one-on-one help to learn how to use your computer, tablet, eReader or smartphone to access FREE library eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines!
Library
North Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm to discuss mystery favorites!

September 16
Eye of the Needle
by Ken Follett

October 21
The Physick Book of
Deliverance Dane
by Katherine Howe
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson will teach computer classes. Spreadsheets Prerequisite: Introduction to Computing Using Windows classes Material covered: This course will introduce students to spreadsheet terminology and concepts. Specifically, students will learn how to enter text and numbers, use mathematical functions and create formulas, and develop some basic charts.
Library
Milton Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
October marks 50 years since the publishing of Ernest Gaines’ first
book, Catherine Carmier, and together with the Ernest J. Gaines
Center on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, we are
celebrating his works! Join us for these special events honoring one
of Louisiana’s literary greats.

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

October 1:
A Gathering of Old Men
91 min, PG

October 8:
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
110 min, PG
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson will teach computer classes. Spreadsheets Prerequisite: Introduction to Computing Using Windows classes Material covered: This course will introduce students to spreadsheet terminology and concepts. Specifically, students will learn how to enter text and numbers, use mathematical functions and create formulas, and develop some basic charts.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
The Lafayette Genealogical Society presents “Genealogy 101,” a series of presentations for the research novice and expert alike. The group also holds monthly meetings featuring guest speakers. Anyone interested in genealogy may attend either event. All meetings are held at the South Regional Library.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Attorney Valerie Gotch Garrett will offer free informational sessions and answer frequently asked questions on this topic.
North Regional Library 896-6323
Saturday, Sept. 13 10:30 - 11:30 am
Saturday, Sept. 20 10:30 - 11:30 am
Library
North Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Material covered: This class focuses on a conceptual understanding of the Internet and those components necessary to acquire connectivity. The class then deals with browser functions and the various techniques for finding information on the World Wide Web.
Library
Milton Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Registration begins Monday, September 8 at LafayettePublicLibrary. org. Please register for each date you are interested in attending.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson will teach computer classes. Prerequisite: Word Processing and Spreadsheets.
Material covered: Learn how to integrate spreadsheets and charts into word processing documents
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Acrylics & Mixed Medium by Caroline Goodman
Exhibit Dates: September 24 - November 18
Galerie Lafayette

Galerie Lafayette is located in the Jefferson
Street Branch at 538 Jefferson Street.
For more information, Call 261-5787.
Featured at ArtWalk Oct. 11 & Nov. 8
Library
Jefferson St Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Material covered: This class focuses on a conceptual understanding of the Internet and those components necessary to acquire connectivity. The class then deals with browser functions and the various techniques for finding information on the World Wide Web.
Library
Milton Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
October marks 50 years since the publishing of Ernest Gaines’ first
book, Catherine Carmier, and together with the Ernest J. Gaines
Center on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, we are
celebrating his works! Join us for these special events honoring one
of Louisiana’s literary greats.

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

October 1:
A Gathering of Old Men
91 min, PG

October 8:
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
110 min, PG
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson will teach computer classes. Prerequisite: Word Processing and Spreadsheets.
Material covered: Learn how to integrate spreadsheets and charts into word processing documents
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Thursday, Sept 25
7-8pm
South Regional Library

Guest Speaker: Mike Hollier, Planning Manager, Lafayette Consolidated Government Learn about a new approach to saving lives along our Louisiana Highways and Interstates in Lafayette. How can we, as citizens, help protect our loved ones and beautify our highway simultaneously? Come learn about a possible new approach as Mr. Mike Hollier discusses this possibility of decreasing mowing and increasing landscaping to help save lives!
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Prerequisite: Introduction to Computing Using Windows classes
Material covered: Learn how to develop PowerPoint slide presentations using various backgrounds, charts, and text animations.
Library
Milton Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Registration begins Monday, September 8 at LafayettePublicLibrary. org. Please register for each date you are interested in attending.
Library
North Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Prerequisite: Introduction to Computing Using Windows classes
Material covered: Learn how to develop PowerPoint slide presentations using various backgrounds, charts, and text animations.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
October marks 50 years since the publishing of Ernest Gaines’ first
book, Catherine Carmier, and together with the Ernest J. Gaines
Center on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, we are
celebrating his works! Join us for these special events honoring one
of Louisiana’s literary greats.

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

October 1:
A Gathering of Old Men
91 min, PG

October 8:
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
110 min, PG
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
The Lafayette Genealogical Society presents “Genealogy 101,” a series of presentations for the research novice and expert alike. The group also holds monthly meetings featuring guest speakers. Anyone interested in genealogy may attend either event. All meetings are held at the South Regional Library.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 06, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Registration begins Monday, September 8 at LafayettePublicLibrary. org. Please register for each date you are interested in attending.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
No prerequisite.
Material covered: Basic computer components and architecture; use of the mouse and keyboard; instruction on working with windows, toolbar, and command menus; running multiple Windows applications; and more.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
eDevice Help Session
Get one-on-one help to learn how to use your computer, tablet, eReader or smartphone to access FREE library eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines!
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Do you live paycheck to paycheck? Is debt dragging you down? Learn how to become money smart in this free two-session workshop sponsored by United Way of Acadiana. Register beginning Monday, September 22.

Tuesday, October 7 & Thursday, October 9
5:30 - 7:30 pm
North Regional Library 896-6323
Library
North Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
No prerequisite.
Material covered: Basic computer components and architecture; use of the mouse and keyboard; instruction on working with windows, toolbar, and command menus; running multiple Windows applications; and more.
Library
North Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
October marks 50 years since the publishing of Ernest Gaines’ first
book, Catherine Carmier, and together with the Ernest J. Gaines
Center on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, we are
celebrating his works! Join us for these special events honoring one
of Louisiana’s literary greats.

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

October 1:
A Gathering of Old Men
91 min, PG

October 8:
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
110 min, PG
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
No prerequisite.
Material covered: Basic computer components and architecture; use of the mouse and keyboard; instruction on working with windows, toolbar, and command menus; running multiple Windows applications; and more.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Do you live paycheck to paycheck? Is debt dragging you down? Learn how to become money smart in this free two-session workshop sponsored by United Way of Acadiana. Register beginning Monday, September 22.

Tuesday, October 7 & Thursday, October 9
5:30 - 7:30 pm
North Regional Library 896-6323
Library
North Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Meet authors and fellow readers, explore the writing process and discover new books in this series from the Center for Louisiana Studies.

South Regional Library 981-1028

Thursday, September 11
6:30 pm
Jason Theriot
American Energy, Imperiled Coast: Oil
and Gas Development in Louisiana’s
Wetlands

Thursday, October 9
6:30 pm
Marcia Gaudet & Reggie Young
This Louisiana Thing That Drives Me: The
Legacy of Ernest J. Gaines

Thursday, November 13
6:30 pm
Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith
The Land Baron’s Sun: The Story of Lý Loc
and His Seven Wives
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Morgan Goudeau, III, Guest Speaker
Former District Attorney for St. Landry Parish and the first D.A. elected to the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame, Morgan Goudeau has been involved with Louisiana politics since he opened his law office
in 1952. Sponsored by the Lafayette Public Library System and the
Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum.

Sunday, October 12
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum (doors open at 1:30 pm)
Location
Alexandre Mouton House
Library
Jefferson St Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 13, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Registration begins Monday, September 8 at LafayettePublicLibrary. org. Please register for each date you are interested in attending.
Library
North Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 13, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Monday, October 13 7:00 – 8:00 pm South Regional
Professional intuitive tarot reader Sean Rutherford will discuss the history and misconceptions about tarot, along with the meaning of individual cards. This program is open to teens and adults.
Library
South Regional Library

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Weekly prize drawings June-July for Summer Reading Program participants and a grand prize drawing at the end of July for a Nook HD+.

To enter, log each book (novel, nonfiction, manga, or comic) you read or listen to this summer.

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Author
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