2014 Reading Programs
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, October 20, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Veterans Day Memorabilia Display
Bring your family’s military memorabilia to
the library for a special Veterans Day display.
October 20 - November 6
North Regional Library 896-6323
Library
North Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 21, 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, October 21, 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, October 21, 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, October 22, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Book Discussion: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the movie by the same name,
Matthew Teutsch, Ph.D., Interim Director of the Ernest J. Gaines Center, will lead a discussion about Gaines’ most popular novel and its cultural significance.

Wednesday, October 22
6:30 pm
South Regional Library

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.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Thursday, October 23
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Jefferson Street Branch

The Lafayette Public Library is hosting "Ask-a-Lawyer" sessions that will allow patrons to ask legal questions in a one-on-one setting. These sessions will last approximately 15–20 minutes per person. This special program is presented by Blake R. David, Attorney at Law, on behalf of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Library
Jefferson St Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Thursday, October 23
9:00 – 11:00 AM
South Regional Library
981-1028
Presented by Becker & Hebert and Davidson, Meaux, Sonnier, McElligott, Fontenot, Gideon & Edwards

The Lafayette Public Library is hosting “Ask-a-Lawyer” sessions that will allow patrons to get free, one-on-one legal help from local lawyers. These sessions will last approximately 15–20 minutes per person. Call 981-1028 to register for a session at the South Regional Library.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 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, October 28, 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 29, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Wednesday, October 29 6:30 - 8:00 pm
South Regional Library Meeting Room
Refreshments provided.

Join us for our annual National Novel Writing Month kick-off to learn about the worldwide writing challenge and how you can write a novel by the end of November! Group write-ins are scheduled throughout Lafayette Parish in November. For more information on National Novel Writing Month or to sign up, visit nanowrimo.org.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Representatives from LA SHIIP (Senior
Health Insurance Information Program), a
federally regulated organization that provides
objective information about Medicare, will
answer questions on the following topics:
• What is Medicare?
• Components of A and B
• Original Medicare
• What is a Supplement?
• Components of C and D
• Assistant Programs
Thursday, October 30 10:00 am
South Regional Library 981-1028
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
NaNoWriMo, the world’s largest writing challenge,
encourages aspiring writers ages 13 and up to
write a 50,000-word novel in one month. Group
write-ins will be held at the South Regional Library
every Saturday and Sunday in November. Refreshments provided.

For more information on NaNoWriMo or to sign up, visit nanowrimo.org.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 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
Saturday, November 01, 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.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Sunday, November 02, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
NaNoWriMo, the world’s largest writing challenge,
encourages aspiring writers ages 13 and up to
write a 50,000-word novel in one month. Group
write-ins will be held at the South Regional Library
every Saturday and Sunday in November. Refreshments provided.

For more information on NaNoWriMo or to sign up, visit nanowrimo.org.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 03, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Why keep those unused holiday cards?
Exchange them or leave them for others
to use this year! Bring your unwanted
cards to our library, and walk away with
some you really like!
November 3 - December 24
South Regional Library
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
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, November 04, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Get one-on-one help to use your computer,
tablet, eReader or smartphone to access FREE
library eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines!
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to manage your personal finances in this free twosession
workshop sponsored by United Way of Acadiana. Register at
LafayettePublicLibrary.org beginning Monday, October 20.
Tuesday, November 4 & Thursday, November 6 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us for the annual Carencro Veterans Day Celebration, held next door to the North Regional Library at the Carencro Community Center. This special event begins at 11:00 AM.
Location
Carencro Community Center
Library
North Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
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, November 06, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to manage your personal finances in this free twosession
workshop sponsored by United Way of Acadiana. Register at
LafayettePublicLibrary.org beginning Monday, October 20.
Tuesday, November 4 & Thursday, November 6 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
NaNoWriMo, the world’s largest writing challenge,
encourages aspiring writers ages 13 and up to
write a 50,000-word novel in one month. Group
write-ins will be held at the South Regional Library
every Saturday and Sunday in November. Refreshments provided.

For more information on NaNoWriMo or to sign up, visit nanowrimo.org.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
NaNoWriMo, the world’s largest writing challenge,
encourages aspiring writers ages 13 and up to
write a 50,000-word novel in one month. Group
write-ins will be held at the South Regional Library
every Saturday and Sunday in November. Refreshments provided.

For more information on NaNoWriMo or to sign up, visit nanowrimo.org.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Bring a
yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Register online at
LafayettePublicLibrary.org beginning Monday, November 3.
Please register for each date you are interested in attending.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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, October 27.
Register online at LafayettePublicLibrary.org.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Get one-on-one help to use your computer,
tablet, eReader or smartphone to access FREE
library eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines!
Library
Jefferson St Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 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, November 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
2nd Tuesday, 6:30 pm
November 11
The Age of Miracles
by Karen Thompson
Walker
The Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club
will not meet in December.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 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, November 13, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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, October 27.
Register online at LafayettePublicLibrary.org.
Library
North Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Bayou State Books Talks is a free series offered by the Center for Louisiana Studies in partnership with the Lafayette Public Library System.
November 13
Genaro Ky Ly Smith
The Land Baron's Sun: The Story of Ly Loc and His Seven Wives -
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
NaNoWriMo, the world’s largest writing challenge,
encourages aspiring writers ages 13 and up to
write a 50,000-word novel in one month. Group
write-ins will be held at the South Regional Library
every Saturday and Sunday in November. Refreshments provided.

For more information on NaNoWriMo or to sign up, visit nanowrimo.org.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
NaNoWriMo, the world’s largest writing challenge,
encourages aspiring writers ages 13 and up to
write a 50,000-word novel in one month. Group
write-ins will be held at the South Regional Library
every Saturday and Sunday in November. Refreshments provided.

For more information on NaNoWriMo or to sign up, visit nanowrimo.org.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Free classes taught by certified yoga instructors. Bring a
yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Register online at
LafayettePublicLibrary.org beginning Monday, November 3.
Please register for each date you are interested in attending.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson will teach this new class on Microsoft Access, teaching students all the basic information they need to get started making their own databases. Prerequisite: Basic Computing
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Get one-on-one help to use your computer,
tablet, eReader or smartphone to access FREE
library eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines!
Library
North Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Join us for the South Regional Sleuths Mystery Book Club on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

November 18
The Old Buzzard Had It Coming
by Donis Casey

December 16
Mrs. Jeffries and the Feast of St. Stephen
by Emily Brightwell
Library
South Regional Library

Enter your library card number and pin and click on the Login button.
Sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program today!

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.

Summer Reading Program Rules
Reviews
The Chinese alchemist
Title
The Chinese Alchemist
Author
Lyn Hamilton
Rate this book: 5 is highest
Go for the gold, Atalanta!
Title
Go For The Gold, Atalanta
Author
Kate McMullan
Review
Cute, campy series retelling Greek myths from Hercules' point of view. Great for my 6th graders.   Go for the gold, Atalanta!
Rate this book: 5 is highest
Twilight
Title
Twilight
Author
Sherryl Woods
Rate this book: 5 is highest
The world's greatest lion
Title
The World's Greatest Lion
Author
Ralph Helfer
Rate this book: 5 is highest
Lean mean thirteen
Title
Lean Mean Thirteen
Author
Janet Evanovich
Rate this book: 5 is highest