March 24 Senior Survival Day _ SRL

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                                                 April is National Poetry Month, and the Lafayette
         Mar– May                          Public Library is commemorating poetry month with a
             2010                          visit from Louisiana’s Poet Laureate, Dr. Darrell Bourque.
                                           Since his appointment as state Poet Laureate, he has
                                            traveled extensively, bringing his poetry and the works of
          Photo Info                        other promising writers to citizens across the state. The
Dr. Darrell Bourque                         return of South Louisiana’s native son gives library
    Louisiana’s Poet                        patrons the opportunity to meet Dr. Bourque and hear
            Laureate       his presentation, “Poems: Where They Come From and Where They Go”.
           Photo Credit:
            Philip Gould
                           Bourque will read from his works and answer questions about the art
                           and value of poetry. He will speak on
                           Tuesday, April 27, at 7:00 PM at the South
          LAFAYETTE        Regional Library. Don’t miss this special
   GENEALOGICAL            opportunity to hear one of Louisiana’s finest
SOCIETY MEETINGS           poets. For more information, call 981-1028.
          Thursdays,       This program is funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities,
 Mar 18, Apr 15, and       the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
             May 20
     6:00 - 8:00 pm                                              • • •
         Main Library

                           March 24: Senior Survival Day @ SRL
     Saturday, May 1       CITIZENS   AGE   55         can get
                                                 AND OLDER              and will be accessible throughout
  9:30 - 12:00 noon        information on issues important to           the day.
         Main Library      seniors during the next Senior
                                                                        At 11:00 AM, Danielle Bacque with
                           Survival Day, to be held on
                                                                        the Alzheimer’s Association will
                           Wednesday, March 24th at the South
                                                                        give a one-hour presentation
                           Regional Library. Informative talks
                                                                        entitled “The Ten Warning Signs of
                           are planned throughout the day,
                                                                        Alzheimer’s Disease”. Other physi-
                           beginning with a presentation at
                           9:30 AM by Lt. Craig Stansbury of            cal and mental health programs
                           the Lafayette Sheriff's Office. Lt.          are planned for the afternoon, along
                           Stansbury will be talking up self-           with Wii gaming and a light lunch.
                           protection, home security, and               The TRIAD/S.A.L.T. Council, the
                           neighborhood crime prevention.               Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, and
                           The Sheriff ’s Office is also                the Lafayette Public Library
                           providing a “Crash Course” trailer           sponsor the program. Admission is
                           that allows persons to experience            free but registration is required.
                           impaired driving. The trailer will be
                           located in the library parking lot           To preregister, call 981-1028.
                              FREE PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
       CLUB                       UFO Sightings vs Identifiable Flying Objects
O   n the third Thursday of
    every month, mystery
lovers gather at the South
                                  KAREN BRAVATA, LA state Director of MUFON
                                  (Mutual UFO Network), will describe the scientific
                                  study that MUFON performs on reported UFO
Regional Library to discuss       sightings. She will talk about case histories,
specific works. Join the          MUFON’s online reporting system, and will teach
group for a food fest in          participants how to discern the difference between
March as they discuss             an actual UFO and an identifiable flying object...
Diane Mott Davidson’s             of which there are many.
work, Sweet Revenge.              Saturday, March 27, 11:00 AM Main Library downtown
Bring a dish created from
a recipe in any of her
books and taste and judge
the dishes. The cook
providing the best judged
                              Edible and Useful Plants
                                             DR. CHARLES ALLEN, retired Professor of Biology from the University of
dish wins a door prize.
                                             Louisiana at Monroe and Senior Research Associate with Colorado State
Thursday, March 18
6:30 - 7:30 PM                               stationed at Fort Polk, will give a presentation consisting of instructive
South Regional                               commentary about edible plants and show fresh and dried samples of some of
Conference Room                              these plants. Participants will sample salad plants and freshly brewed teas.
                                             Saturday, March 6, 10:30 - 11:30 AM South Regional Library
The following novels will
be discussed in April and
May at 6:30 PM in the South   Propagating Plants: Air Layering
Regional Conference Room:                    LEE DOTSON, a knowledgeable and avid local gardener, will demonstrate
Thursday, April 15                           how to propagate plants by air layering. Some lucky participates might
What Angels Fear by C. S.                    also win a door prize.
                                             Saturday, March 20 10:30 - 11:30 AM North Regional Library
Thursday, May 20
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective
Agency by Alexander
McCall Smith                  Pressed Flowers Art Demonstration
                                             CAROLYN BROWN, avid gardener and member of the Louisiana Craft Guild,
                                             will demonstrate the process and stages involved in the art of flower
ASSESSING                                    pressing. She will show participants how to create beautifully framed works
YOUR                                         of art with pressed flowers.
RISK FOR                                     Tuesday, April 13 10:00 - 11:00 AM Milton Branch Library
DR. BRIAN BARNETT, an         Understanding Climate Change and Its Implications
oncologist who specializes                   AUSTIN ALWARD, Assistant District Manager–LA with The Climate
in breast cancer, will                       Project, will present a slide presentation that is a variation of Al Gore’s
review screening guide-                      documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, which explores the science behind
lines and offer strategies                   our changing climate, its implications for life around the world, and
for assessing and reduc-                     courses of action that could keep our planet out of harm’s way.
ing your risk of develop-                    Saturday, April 17 1:00 PM South Regional Meeting Room
ing breast cancer.
Wednesday, March 17
6:00 PM S R e g i o n a l
Library Auditorium
LYNETTE ROBINSON, a                                  Dates
                                                                    Book Sale
                                                                 Thursday March 11               8:30 - 7:30
licensed midwife practi-                                         Friday, March 12                8:30 - 5:30
tioner, will present an                                          Saturday, March 13              9:00 - 3:00
overview of the natural
birthing experience.                                 Place       Lafayette Public Library Meeting Room
Questions are welcomed.                                          301 West Congress St.
Thursday, March 18
6:00 PM S Regional
Meeting Room                                         Info        Books sold by the inch. (337) 501-9209
              Secrets to Success
                   in the Music Industry
                GABRIEL FARAGO, owner of The Gabriel Music
                 Group, has been involved in the Nashville
                    recording scene since 1978. Initially a
                      recording artist, the Hungarian-born
                       entertainer and promoter has 30                                              M ARCH IS W OMEN ’ S
                        years of “hands-on” experience as a                                         HISTORY MONTH and the
                        performer, musician, songwriter,                                            library system is cele-
                       and producer. With an extensive knowledge                                    brating the occasioin by
                     of publishing, promoting, and marketing as well,                               hosting a number of
                    Gabriel offers a thorough and diversified “know-how” few within                 displays at several of its
                  the music industry can equal. He had several of his own records chart             library locations. The Main
                   in the “Country Top 100” and received outstanding reviews from                   Library downtown will
                   Billboard and CashBox magazines.                                                 showcase Louisiana women
                                                                                                    of the past and present:
This free program is definitely a must for any aspiring musician who wants to get the               Sarah Walker, Mary Alice
scoop on how to break into the entertainment industry.                                              Fontenot, Clementine Hun-
Tuesday, April 13           6:00 - 7:30 PM        Main Library                                      ter, Helen Gindrat, and
                                                                                                    others. The staff will also
Wednesday, April 14 6:00 - 7:30 PM                South Regional Library Auditorium
                                                                                                    display books about
                                                                                                    famous American women,
Acadiana’s Spring and Summer Blooming Shrubs and Trees                                              along with a yo-yo quilt, a
                                                                                                    cast-iron clothes iron, an
                     ANN JUSTICE, gardening columnist, author, and plant expert, will talk on       enamel coffee pot, and
                     flowering trees and shrubs of the coastal South and will show color            miscellaneous vintage
                     photographs which focus on local spring and summer shrubs and trees.           items from southern homes.
                     Justice’s presentation will help area gardeners plan landscapes that           Louisiana Women Display
                     provide year-round color. Admission is free.                                   March 8 - 31, 2010
                     Saturday, April 24 10:30 AM North Regional Library                             Main Library, 2nd floor
                                                                                                    during library hours
                                                                                                    Throughout March, South
Behave Yourself Job Interview Etiquette
       Yourself:                                                                                    and North Regional

     earn how to put your best self forward in                                                      Libraries will also display
       your next job or promotion interview by                                                      books and posters about
                                                                                                    famous American women.
      attending this informative presentation
by LYNLEY JONES, who was an Etiquette
Instructor for the Lake Charles Cotillion for
more than ten years. In her one-hour skills
building presentation, Jones will review basic
business and job interview etiquette to help
job and promotion seekers land that special
position. The following are someof the subjects
that Jones will address: the art of conversation; how to
                                                                                                    An Introduction to
answer personal questions well; the use of respectful language; avoiding
interview blunders; knowing the “image builders”; and recognizing self-defeating behaviors.
                                                                                                    Digital Photography
                                                                                                    May is National Photo Month.
For more information, call the Lafayette Public Library at 261-5787.                                In celebration, the South
Wednesday, April 28 6:00 - 7:00 PM Main Library                                                     Regional Library is hosting
                                                                                                    RICHARD WALLIS, owner
                                                                                                    of the Camera Center, who
Quilting: A Historical Perspective                                                                  will help you learn to take
                                                                                                    great summer vacation
                    RENEE-CLAIRE BORNE, owner of The Borne Quilter, will use both video             photographs. The Power-
                    and live media to present the history and art of quilting. Quilt samples will   Point presentation he has
                    be on display. The hands-on demonstrations are fun. To participate, call        prepared will outline how
                    the South Regional Library at 981-1028 beginning Tuesday, April 20th.           to get the best results from
                    Tuesday, May 4 6:30 - 7:30 PM South Regional Meeting Room                       your digital camera. Starting
                                                                                                    Thursday, April 29, adults
                                                                                                    may preregister by calling
               Break! Thirty million teens are our children, troublesome. As licensed
Give Teens aare not aliens and should not be viewed asstudents, neighbors,aand fellow
citizens. They
                                                                                                    Thursday, May 13
psychologist, DR. JOHN MORELLA has been an advocate of children and adolescents for more            6:30 - 7:30 PM
than 35 years in his role as an educator, consultant, and parent. His experience adds special       South Regional Library
insights into the psyche of teens, their behavior, and the myths and misconceptions about           Meeting Room
teens that go unchallenged in today’s culture.
Wednesday, May 12 6:30 - 7:30 PM South Regional Library Auditorium
Popcorn Theater presents                                                                                 Family Puppet
                         The Princess and the Frog
                         For ages 3 and up, Rated: G , 95 min

                         A beautiful girl named Tiana finds a frog prince who
                         desperately wants to be human again. A fateful kiss leads
                                                                                                    @ NORTH REGIONAL
                         the pair on a hilarious adventure through the mystical                     The Billy Goats Gruff
                         bayous of Louisiana. Free refreshments.                                    Thursday, March 18 4:00 PM
                         Wed., March 24 4:00 - 5:50 PM Main Library Meeting Room
                         Friday, April 23 3:00 - 4:50 PM S Regional Meeting Room                    Goldilocks
                         For the showing at South Regional Library children are                     Thursday, April 29   4:00 PM
                         encouraged to come dressed as a princess or as one of the                  Participants will also make an easy
                         characters.                                                                craft related to the show.
                          Planet 51 2009
                          For ages 5 and up, Rated: PG, 90 min
                          When American astronaut Captain Chuck Baker lands on                      @ SOUTH REGIONAL
                          Planet 51, he believes it to be uninhabited. To his surprise,
                          he discovers a planet populated by creatures living in a time             Clovis Crawfish & Etienne
                          much like the 1950s in America. Their only fear is being                  Escargot
                          overrun by alien invaders–like Captain Chuck. Refreshments.               Wednesday April 14      6:30 PM and
                          Tuesday, March 30 4:00 - 5:30 PM S Regional                               Saturday, April 17 10:00 and 3:00
                          Monday, April 5       3:00 - 4:30 PM Main Library
 Ponyo        2009 For ages 3 and up, Rated: G, 90 min
 This animated film is an imaginative retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen’s classic
 fairy tale, “The Little Mermaid”. Free refreshments.
 Wednesday, May 19 4:00 - 5:30 PM Main Library Meeting Room                                Craft Time
 The Spy Next Door 2010 For ages 5 and up, Rated: PG, 94 min                               My Funny Bunny Craft Begin the Easter
 Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his         season with children 5-12 years creating a magnetic
 girlfriend’s three kids, who haven’t warmed to their mom’s new friend. When one           Easter Bunny decoration. To preregister, call the
 of the kids accidentally downloads a top-secret forumla, Bob’s longtime enemy pays        library nearest you beginning Monday, March 8th.
 a visit to the family.                                                                    Main            Mar 17         4:00      261-5779
 Friday, May 21 4:00 - 5:35 PM South Regional Library Meeting Room                         Milton          Mar 18         3:30      856-5261
 98765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                 Youngsville     Mar 24         3:30      856-9385
 98765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                 S. Regional     Mar 25         4:00      981-1028
 98765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                 There will be a “Take It and Make It” craft at the
                                                                                           Broussard, Butler, Chenier, North Regional, Duson,

               Fun Times @ the Library                                                     and Scott libraries the week of March 22 - 26.

                                                                                           Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft
      Moving Tales            For ages 3 - 12 years                                        Students ages 5 - 12 will enjoy making this spring
      Young ones will awaken the storyteller in themselves at this special story           craft. To preregister, call the South Regional
      dramatization session where they will listen to a story, act it out, and             Library, 988-3412 beginning Monday, March 15th.
      retell the story. Multi-cultural folktales will be used in the session.              S. Regional    April 5        2:00    Meeting Room
      Thursday, March 11 and April 15 4:00 PM North Regional Library
      Tea for You and Me                For ages 6 - 12 years                              Breezy Rainbow Fish Windsock
                                                                                           This windsock craft is a perfect craft for ages 5 - 12.
      Come dressed in a big hat, fancy shoes...bring a doll if you choose, and
                                                                                           To preregister, call the library nearest you beginning
      come to a tea party at the Main Library. Some of the activities include
                                                                                           Monday, March 8th.
      napkin folding and tea and table etiquette. Tea and cookies will be served.
      Making tissue paper flowers will also be part of the fun. Students must be           Main            April 14        4:00     261-5779
      accompanied by an adult. Preregistration begins on Wednesday, March 17th.            Milton          April 15        3:30     856-5261
      To preregister, call the Children’s Department at 261-5779.                          Youngsville     April 21        3:30     856-9385
      Wednesday, March 31 2:00 - 3:15 PM and 4:15 - 5:30 PM
                                                                                           S. Regional     April 22        3:00     981-1028
      Main Library Meeting Room
                                                                                           There will be a “Take It and Make It” craft at the
      Lego Club         For ages 7 and older                                               Broussard, Butler, Chenier, North Regional, Duson,
      If you love to build with Lego blocks, here’s your chance to meet and                and Scott libraries the week of April 26 - 30.
      build with other Lego lovers. Children 7 years and older will build projects
      based on a theme. A parent must accompany the child. Your child must                 Can Anyone Say Chia Pet?
      be preregistered to participate. Call 896-6323 beginning Saturday, April 17th.       Make a Chia Pet that you can take home and watch
      Saturday, April 24 2:00 PM North Regional Library                                    it grow hair. Students ages 7- 12 who want to
                                                                                           participate should call 261-5779 beginning
 98765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                 Monday, April 5th.
 98765432121098765432109876543210987654321                                                 Main          Apr 26         2:30    Meeting Room
                   March Story Time Calendar
 Sunday    Monday             Tuesday        Wednesday          Thursday          Friday             Saturday
          1              2                   3                 4                 For 9 – 18 months
          STORY TIME     BABY TIME          BABY TIME          STORY TIME   BABY TIME is designed to introduce
          Chenier        S.Regional 9:30    S.Regional 9:30    Youngsville
          10:30                                                             mothers, fathers, or caregivers and
                         STORY TIME                            9:30         babies ages 9-18 months to nursery
                         Scott  9:30        STORY CASTLE       Milton
                                            Main Library       10:30        rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and early
                         Duson 10:30                                        literacy information. To preregister or
                         TODDLER TIME                          FAMILY TIME  for info, call 988-3412.
                         S.Regional 10:30   TODDLER TIME       S.Regional
                                            S.Regional 10:30   10:00        For 18 - 35 months
                         PAJAMA TIME
                         Main Library       STORY TIME         TODDLER TIME TODDLER TIME
                         6:30               N.Regional 10:30   Main 10:30   These 15-minute story sessions are
                                                                                geared to children 18-35 months.
 7        8               9                  10                11               Toddlers must be 18 months by
                                                                                Monday, February 1st to participate.
          STORY TIME     BABY TIME          BABY TIME          STORY TIME       Adults must accompany toddlers.
          Chenier9:30,   S.Regional 9:30    S.Regional 9:30    Youngsville
          10:00, 10:30   STORY TIME                            9:30             For 3 - 6 years
                         Broussard 10:00    STORY CASTLE       Milton
                                            Main Library       10:30            STORY CASTLEBegin your child’s
                         TODDLER TIME       10:30                               literacy education early with a star
                         S.Regional 10:30                      FAMILY TIME
                                            TODDLER TIME       S.Regional       studded line up of storytelling, music,
                         PAJAMA TIME        S.Regional 10:30   10:00            fingerplays, and other educational
                         Main Library                                           activities. Sessions are open to
                         6:30               STORY TIME         TODDLER TIME
                                            N.Regional 10:30   Main 10:30       children ages three through six
                                                                                years.Sessions are held on
                                                                                Wednesdays in the Children’s
14        15             16                 17                 18               Department of the Main Library at
          STORY TIME     BABY TIME          BABY TIME          STORY TIME       10:30 AM. For more information call
          Chenier        S.Regional 9:30    S.Regional 9:30    Youngsville      the Children’s Dept. at 261-5779 after
          10:30          STORY TIME                            9:30             8:30 AM.
                         Scott  9:30        STORY CASTLE       Milton
                         Duson 10:30        Main Library       10:30            PAJAMA TIME is a night-time
                                            10:30              FAMILY TIME      version of the Story Castle program.
                         TODDLER TIME
                         S.Regional 10:30   TODDLER TIME       S.Regional       Held on designated Tuesdays at
                                            S.Regional 10:30   10:00            6:30 PM in the Children’s Dept.
                         PAJAMA TIME
                         Main Library       STORY TIME         TODDLER TIME     Includes storytelling, music,
                         6:30               N.Regional 10:30   Main 10:30       fingerplays, and educational activities.
                                            BEDTIME STORIES                     No preregistration required.
                                            S.Regional 6:30
                                                                                 All Ages
21        22             23                 24                 25                FAMILY STORY TIME Held on
                                                                                 Thursdays at 10:00 AM at the South
          STORY TIME     BABY TIME          BABY TIME          STORY TIME        Regional Library. Includes
          Chenier9:30,   S.Regional 9:30    S.Regional 9:30    Youngsville       storytelling, music, and educational
          10:00, 10:30                                         9:30
                         STORY TIME
                                                               Milton            activities. No preregistration required.
                         Broussard 10:00    STORY CASTLE
                                            Main Library       10:30
                         TODDLER TIME       10:30                               BEDTIME STORIES Held on
                                                               FAMILY TIME
                         S.Regional 10:30
                                                               S.Regional       designated Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
                                            TODDLER TIME                        at the South Regional Library.This is
                         PAJAMA TIME        S.Regional 10:30   10:00
                         Main Library                                           a night-time version of Family Story
                         6:30               STORY TIME         TODDLER TIME     Time. No preregistration required.
                                            N.Regional 10:30   Main 10:30

28        29             30                 31
          STORY TIME
                         BABY TIME
                         S.Regional 9:30
                                            BABY TIME
                                            S.Regional 9:30                 March
                         TODDLER TIME                                     Lafayette Public Libraries
                                            STORY CASTLE
                         S.Regional 10:30   Main Library         
                         PAJAMA TIME        10:30
                         Main Library
                         6:30               TODDLER TIME
                                            S.Regional 10:30
                             April Story Time Calendar
    Sunday       Monday          Tuesday        Wednesday            Thursday          Friday            Saturday
                                                                   1              For 9 – 18 months
                                                                   STORY TIME     BABY TIME is designed to
                                                                   Youngsville    introduce mothers, fathers, or
                                                                   Milton         caregivers and babies ages 9-18
                                                                   10:30          months to nursery rhymes, songs,
                                                                                  fingerplays, and early literacy
                                                                   FAMILY TIME
                                                                   S.Regional     information.To register or for info,
                                                                   10:00          call 988-3412.
                                                                   TODDLER TIME   For 18 - 35 months
                                                                   Main 10:30     TODDLER TIME These 15-minute
                                                                                  story sessions are geared to children
4            5               6                  7                  8              18-35 months. Toddlers must be
                             BABY TIME          BABY TIME          STORY TIME     18 months by Monday, February
                             S.Regional 9:30    S.Regional 9:30    Youngsville    1 st to participate. Adults must
                                                                   9:30           accompany toddlers.
                             TODDLER TIME       STORY CASTLE       Milton
                             S.Regional 10:30   Main Library       10:30          For 3 - 6 years
                             STORY TIME         10:30
                                                                   FAMILY TIME    STORY CASTLE Begin your child’s
                             Broussard 10:00    TODDLER TIME       S.Regional     literacy education early with a star
                             PAJAMA TIME        S.Regional 10:30   10:00          studded line up of storytelling, music,
                             Main Library                          TODDLER TIME   fingerplays, and other educational
                             6:30                                  Main 10:30     activities. Sessions are open to
                                                                                  children ages three through six years.
11           12              13                 14                 15             Sessions are held on Wednesdays
             STORY TIME      BABY TIME          BABY TIME          STORY TIME     in the Children’s Dept. of the Main
             Chenier 9:30,   S.Regional 9:30    S.Regional 9:30    Youngsville    Library at 10:30 AM. For more
             10:00, 10:30    STORY TIME         TODDLER TIME       9:30           information call the Children’s Dept.
                             Scott  9:30        S.Regional 10:30   Milton         at 261-5779 after 8:30 AM.
                             Duson 10:30                           10:30
                                                STORY TIME       FAMILY TIME      PAJAMA TIME is a night-time
                             TODDLER TIME                                         version of the Story Castle program.
                             S.Regional 10:30   N.Regional 10:30 S.Regional
                                                                 10:00            Held on designated Tuesdays at
                                                                                  6:30 PM in the Children’s Dept.
18           19              20                 21                 22             Includes storytelling, music,
                                                                                  fingerplays, and educational activities.
             STORY TIME      BABY TIME          BABY TIME          STORY TIME
                             S.Regional 9:30                       Youngsville    No preregistration required.
             Chenier 10:30                      S.Regional 9:30
                                                                   9:30           All Ages
                             TODDLER TIME       STORY CASTLE       Milton
                             S.Regional 10:30   Main Library       10:30          FAMILY STORY TIME Held on
                             STORY TIME         10:30                             Thursdays at 10:00 AM at the South
                                                                   FAMILY TIME
                             Scott  9:30        TODDLER TIME       S.Regional     Regional Library. Includes
                             Duson 10:30        S.Regional 10:30   10:00          storytelling, music, and educational
                             Broussard 10:00                                      activities. No preregistration required.
                                                STORY TIME
                             PAJAMA TIME        N.Regional 10:30
                             Main Library                                         BEDTIME STORIES Held on
                             6:30               BEDTIME STORIES                   designated Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
                                                S.Regional 630
                                                                                  at the South Regional Library.This is
                                                                                  a night-time version of Family Story
25           26              27                 28                 29             Time. No preregistration required.
             STORY TIME      BABY TIME          BABY TIME          STORY TIME
             Chenier9:30,    S.Regional 9:30    S.Regional 9:30    Youngsville
             10:00, 10:30    TODDLER TIME
                             S.Regional 10:30
                                                STORY CASTLE
                                                Main Library
                             PAJAMA TIME                           FAMILY TIME
                             Main Library       TODDLER TIME       S.Regional            Lafayette Public Libraries
                             6:30               S.Regional 10:30   10:00        
                                                STORY TIME
                                                N.Regional 10:30
                                 Just for Teens
                                                        Ages 12-18

Teen Advisory Board Meeting                                         Poems:
Wanted: Teens interested in volunteering to be on a Teen            Where They Come From and Where They Go
Advisory Board. Teens will create book displays for the             Poetry lovers, aspiring writers, and interested teens will be
teen area and create a podcast about good reads.                    introduced to the poetry of Dr. Darrell Bourque, Louisiana’s
Applications are online at
                                          .                         Poet Laureate. Dr. Bourque will read excerpts from his books
Saturday,                1:00-2:00
Saturday, March 20 1:00-2:00 PM                                     and discuss his works. Join us for a unique evening
Saturday, April 10       1:00-2:00
                        1:00-2:00 PM                                celebrating poetry and writing of our local talent.This event
      Regional Teen
South Regional Teen Area                981-1028                    follows the Teen Writing Contest Awards ceremony.
                                                                    Tuesday, April 27         7:00 PM
Thursday, March 4
Thursday,                  5:30-6:30     PM   SECOND FLOOR                 Regional
                                                                    South Regional Library                    981-1028
Thursday, April 1          5:30-6:30     PM   SECOND FLOOR
Main Library                                  261-5787              Cooking Made Easy
                                                                    Teens will create and enjoy delicious no-bake appetizers with
Video Editing Class with LITE
                                                                    a variety of fillings. Call the location nearest you to register
Teens are invited to help create PSAs for the Library’s
                                                                    for this fun program. Registration begins March 1st for the
Summer Reading Program. Teens will participate in
                                                                    North Regional program and April 1st for all other locations.
multiple roles in the video editing process, from
                                                                    Wednesday, March 17 6:00 PM
developing the story, to filming, starring in, and editing
                                                                    North Regional Library                       896-6323
the PSA. All participants will be mentored by individuals
in the industry and recieve hands-on experience. Select             Monday, April 26
                                                                    Monday,                11:00      AM
videos made during these classes will be used for publicity.              Regional
                                                                    South Regional Library                      981-1028
Bring your creativity and help us “Make Waves” at your
                                                                    Monday, April 26
                                                                    Monday,                2:00 PM
library. Registration begins February 1st and a photo
                                                                    Main Library Browsing Room                  261-5787
consent form is required. Visit for details.
Tuesday, March 9         4:00-7:00 PM                               Wednesday, April 28
                                                                      ednesday,                 4:30 PM
Main Library             261-5787                                   Youngsville Branch                          856-9385

Open Acoustic Jam                                                           - NRL Teen Book Club -
Teen guitarists of all levels are invited to bring their acoustic
guitar to a new monthly jam session. Experienced guitarists         Teens ages 13-18 are invited to join an exciting new teen
                                                                    book club at the North Regional Library in Carencro! Author
will lead the group and help with questions.
                                                                    visits, poetry slams, book blogs, and writing tips are in store
Saturday, March 20 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
                                                                    for teens who love to read. Meets on second Tuesday of
Saturday, April 10           11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
                                                                    each month. For details, call the North Regional Library at
South Regional Library                          981-1028

Teen Writing Contest-                                                                        uesday,
                                                                    W r i t i n g T i p s - Tuesday, March 9 6:00 P M
   Writes of Spring                                                 In preparation for the LPL Teen Writing Contest, the NRL
                                                                    Teen Book Club will have a special guest who will offer
Througout the month of March, teens are invited to submit
                                                                    writing tips. Books that break boundaries will also be
an orginal piece of short fiction, non-fiction, drama, or
poetry, along with a completed entry form to ANY LPL
location by March 31st. First, second, and third place                                       uesday,
                                                                    P o e t r y S l a m - Tuesday, April 13 6:00 P M
awards will be given. Winning submissions will be                   In celebration of National Poetry Month, the NRL Teen Book
notified by phone. An award ceremony will be held.                  Club will host a poetry slam featuring great poetry and
Tuesday, April 27
 uesday,               6:30 PM                                      special guests. Refreshments will be served.
South Regional Library                    981-1028

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                                Free Computer Classes at North Regional Library
                                MARTIN COOPERSON, Electronic Resources Librarian, will conduct two-session classes
                                for adults at the North Regional Library to teach Basics Computing and Basic Internet.
                                Preregistration begins on Tuesday, March 30, at 9:00 a.m. for walk-ins and 10:00 a.m.
                                for call-ins for April classes. For May classes, preregistration begins on April 27, at 9:00
                                a.m. for walk-ins and at 10:00 a.m. for call-ins. To preregister by phone, call the North
                                Regional Library at 896-6323.

                                Lafayette Public Libraries                                       North Regional in Carencro
                                                                                                 5101 North University Ave.
                                MAIN LIBRARY                        Chenier Center               896-6323
        BASIC COMPUTING         301 West Congress                   220 W. Willow, Bldg. C       Mondays – Thursdays
                                                                    291-2941                     9:00 – 8:00
        Tuesday, April 6 and    Mon – Thurs      8:30 – 8:00
                                                                    Mondays – Thursdays          Fridays 9:00– 6:00
        Thursday, April 8       Fridays          8:30 – 6:00                                     Saturdays 10:00 – 5:00
                                                                    9:00 – 7:00
                                Saturdays         9:00 – 5:00                                    Sundays 1:00 –5:00
        10:30 - 12:30                                               Fridays
                                Sundays          1:00 – 5:00        9:00 – 6:00                  Scott Branch
        Tuesday, May 4 and      PHONE NUMBERS
                                                                    Saturdays                    5808 West Cameron St.
                                                                    11:00 – 3:00                 232-9321
        Thursday, May 6         24-hour Renewal       261-5771
                                                                    Duson Branch                 Mondays
        10:30 - 12:30           Info. Services and
                                                                                                 10:00 – 7:00
                                  Requests            261-5787      708 First St.
                                                                    873-3521                     Tuesdays – Fridays
        BASIC INTERNET          Children’s Dept.      261-5779
                                                                                                 9:00 – 6:00
        Tuesday, April 13 and                                       10:00 – 2:00 & 3:00 – 7:00
                                Butler Memorial                                                  South Regional
        Thursday, April 15      Martin Luther King Center
                                                                    Tuesdays – Fridays           6101 Johnston St.
        10:30 - 12:30                                               8:00 – 12:00 noon and        981-1028
                                309 Cora St., Lafayette
                                                                    1:00 – 5:00                  Mondays – Thursdays
        Tuesday, May 11 and     Mondays – Thursdays                 Milton Branch                9:00 – 8:00
        Thursday, May 13        3:00 – 7:00                         Cedar Village, Hwy. 92       Fridays 9:00– 7:00
                                Fridays                             856-5261                     Saturdays 9:00 – 5:00
        10:30 - 12:30           3:00 – 6:00                         Mondays                      Sundays 1:00 –5:00
                                                                    10:00 – 7:00
        Both classes will be    Broussard Branch                    Tuesdays – Fridays           Youngsville Branch
        held at the North       100 West Main St.                   8:00 – 5:00                  506 Lafayette St.
                                837-3936                                                         856-9385
        Regional Library in     Mondays                                                          Mondays
        Carencro.               10:00 – 7:00                                                     10:00 – 7:00
                                Tuesdays – Fridays                                               Tuesdays – Fridays
        For info: 896-6323      9:00 – 6:00                                                      9:00 – 6:00

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 Lafayette, LA
  PAID                                                                           Lafayette, LA 70501
 U. S. Postage                                                                   301 West Congress St.
  Non-Profit                                                                     Friends of the Lafayette Public Library

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