2014 Reading Programs
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Upcoming Events
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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

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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

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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

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 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
Jefferson St Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson will teach Word Processing classes. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computing Using Windows classes. Material covered: The composition and editing of documents; basic page formatting; converting documents created in different applications; creating headers, footers, footnotes, etc.; utilizing views and styles, spelling and grammar checking and more.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
2nd Tuesday, 6:30 pm
September 9
Bone Season
by Samantha Shannon

October 14
Silver
by Rhiannon Held
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
9:30 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
North Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson will teach Word Processing classes. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computing Using Windows classes. Material covered: The composition and editing of documents; basic page formatting; converting documents created in different applications; creating headers, footers, footnotes, etc.; utilizing views and styles, spelling and grammar checking and more.
Library
South Regional Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 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
Monday, October 20, 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 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
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

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Reviews
Lean in: women, work, and the will to lead
Title
Lean in
Author
Sheryl Sandberg
Rate this book: 5 is highest
Growing up Duggar: it's all about relationships
Title
Growing Up Duggar
Author
Jana Duggar, etc
Review
Good book with practical advice on relationships!  Growing up Duggar: it's all about relationships
Rate this book: 5 is highest
Hard as you can
Title
Hard as You Can
Author
Kaye, Laura
Rate this book: 5 is highest
A planet of viruses
Title
A Planet of Viruses
Author
Zimmer, Carl
Review
interesting and informative. everything you didn't know about viruses.  A planet of viruses
Rate this book: 5 is highest
Mafia Princess. Part 2, Married to the mob: a novel
Title
Mafia Princess 2
Author
Deja joy King
Rate this book: 5 is highest