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Lafayette libraries release summer program schedule

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Various Lafayette Public Library locations have announced the following summer programs:

How? Why? Stories of Scientific Inquiry with Storyteller Sherry Norfolk

In her uniquely engaging style, Sherry will explore how islands were made, why opossums have naked tails, how chipmunks got their stripes and so much more! Ages 3-10.

Friday, June 6
Youngsville Branch 856-9385
10:30 – 11:15 am

South Regional Library 981-1028
2:30 – 3:15 pm

 

When Opelousas Was the State Capital of Louisiana

Presented by the Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System. Civil War re-enactor John Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862, after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, and the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor Thomas O. Moore.

Sunday, June 8
2:00 – 3:00 pm (doors open at 1:30 pm)
Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum located at 1122 Lafayette Street in downtown Lafayette

 

Film Animation Workshops by AOC for Teens

Film Animation Workshop 1: Cutout animation is makes flat images appear like they're moving or flying, resulting in a marionette effect.
Film Animation Workshop 2: Participants will learn how to use everyday objects and live actors to create a fun art form with endless possibilities.
Participants will create an animated film project in both workshops. Registration begins Friday, May 30. This program is open for teens ages 12 – 18.


Workshop 1

Tuesday, June 10
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Milton


Thursday, June 26 
1:00 – 3:00 pm
South Regional


Workshop 2

Tuesday, June 17
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Jefferson Street


Thursday, July 17 
1:00 – 3:00 pm
South Regional

 

Tech Tuesdays: eDevice Help Sessions

Get one-on-one help to learn how to use your computer, tablet, eReader or smartphone to access FREE library eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines!

Tuesdays

South Regional Library 981-1028
June 3, July 1, August 5 1:00 – 3:00 pm


Jefferson Street Branch
 261-5787
June 10, July 8, August 12 1:00 – 3:00 pm


North Regional Library
 896-6323
June 17, July 15, August 19 10:00 am – noon

 

Zoo Zoom: The Little Zoo on Wheels

Tuesday, June 10 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
North Regional Library

All ages. Not just a petting zoo, Zoo-Zoom includes a collection of both exotic and native Louisiana animals, including wallabies, snakes, rabbits, lizards and more!

 

Bayou State Book Talks

The Center for Louisiana Studies presents this series that allows you to meet authors and fellow readers, explore the writing process and discover new books.

South Regional Library Auditorium

Thursday, June 12
6:30 pm
Dennis Paul Williams & Philip Gould
Soul Exchange: The Paintings of Dennis Paul Williams

Thursday, July 10 
6:30 pm
Michael Marshall
Gallant Creoles: A History of the Donaldsonville Cannoniers

Thursday, August 14
6:30 pm
Marty Mulé
Game Changers: The Rousing Legacy of Louisiana Sports

 

I Geek Antiques!

Local estate saleswoman and "Antiques Roadshow" volunteer, Cheryl Cockrell, will share the tricks of the trade and how to discover great finds at your local antique stores, garage sales and estate sales. Attendees are encouraged to bring one small item to be assessed, free of charge, at the end of the presentation. Registration is required for appraisals. Register using the links below or by calling the library location beginning Monday, June 2. No buying or selling will be allowed at the event.


Thursday, June 12

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Carencro Community Center (located directly next to the North Regional Library)

Saturday, June 14
1:00 – 3:00 pm
South Regional Library

 

Video Game Design with AIE for Teens

Do you have what it takes to be a future game designer? Test out your skills and learn new ones with this workshop by Academy of Interactive Entertainment. Registration begins Friday, May 30. Ages 12–18.

Thursday, June 12
1:00 – 4:00 pm
North Regional

 

Thursday, June 19
1:00 – 4:00 pm
South Regional


Tuesday, July 15

1:00 – 4:00 pm
Jefferson Street


Thursday, July 17

1:00 – 4:00 pm
Youngsville

Eric Herman and His Invisible Band

Bursting with comedy, creativity, audience participation and outrageously fun songs, Eric's show will have you dancing from limb to limb and smiling from ear to ear!

Friday, June 13
10:00 – 10:45 am
Jefferson St. Branch

Friday, June 13
3:00 – 3:45 pm
Milton Branch

 

Rollicking Good Time Music for Kids

Brian and Terry Kinder will perform a program of original, lively and interactive children's music. Combining his guitar-playing talents and his whimsical song writing skills, they amuse, entertain, and engage children of all ages. Ages 3–10.

Tuesday, June 17
Chenier Branch: 10:30 – 11:15 am
South Regional Library: 2:30 – 3:15 pm

 

Origami Tales

Ages 3-10. Using folded paper shapes, called origami, mixed in with music and audience participation, storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto provides a magical entry into Japanese culture.

Thursday, June 26
10:00 – 10:45 am
Carencro Community Center (next to North Regional Library)

3:00 – 3:45 pm
South Regional Library

 

Mr. Buster Time

Ages 3–10. Mr. Buster loves to make music that kids have fun with!

Monday, June 30
10:30 – 11:10 am
North Regional Library

2:30 – 3:10 pm
South Regional Library

 

Once Upon a Shoe

Ages 3 – 10. Meet a very stubborn pig, a tiger with bad breath and a really big bad wolf in fun-filled tales brought to life by storyteller Rose Anne St. Romain.

Thursday, July 10
10:30 – 11:15 am
North Regional Library

2:30 – 3:15 pm
Jefferson St. Branch


Friday, July 11

10:30 – 11:15 am
Youngsville Branch

2:30 – 3:15 pm
Milton Branch

 

Mountain Dulcimer with Mike Anderson

One of the country's premier dulcimer players, Mike Anderson, will perform a wide variety of music, ranging from traditional to modern folk to soft rock, at this special ArtWalk performance.

Saturday, July 12
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Jefferson Street Branch

 

Harvey Rabbit and Friends

Ages 3-10. Mr. Tim and Ms. Laura perform a fun-filled, energetic show of puppetry, music, magic, and fun, featuring Harvey Rabbit, Cecil the Orangutan and T-Boy the Alligator.

Monday, July 14
10:00 – 11:00 am
Carencro Community Center (next to North Regional Library)

3:00 – 4:00 pm
South Regional Library

 

All Day Anime for Teens

UL Lafayette's Anime Club is back to host an amazing day of cosplay, anime-related workshops and a drawing contest. Bring a bag lunch! Registration begins Tuesday, July 1. Register using the link below.

Saturday, July 19
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
South Regional Library

 

For more information on these and other programs, visit http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/.

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