Friends of the Lafayette Library is holding a library book sale at the Heymann Convention Center Ballroom Wednesday through Saturday.

Friends members will get first choice from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The public can make purchases from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. Paperback books cost 50 cents per inch, and hardbacks cost $1 per inch.

For information on how to join the Friends of the Lafayette Library, call (337) 501-9209 or visit friendsof

Register for AOC workshop

AOC Community Media is taking applications for free workshops teaching basic television production used to create shows for AOC’s two channels: Cox Communications channels 15 and 16, and LUS Fiber channels 3 and 4.

The workshops will focus on preproduction and Apple Motion. The free monthly workshop Tidbits, which introduces producers to specialized information that is not covered in other workshops, also will be held.

For class times and other particulars, log on to or email

Library seeks young writers

The Lafayette Public Library is seeking young writers in kindergarten to 12th grade to turn in original works of short fiction, nonfiction, drama (high school students only), or poetry for the library’s “Writs of Spring” contest. The submissions can be in English or French.

For a list of guidelines and to apply, log on to lafayette Students in kindergarten to sixth grade can turn in nondigital submissions and drop off the applications at any library branch.

Relay for Life Wednesday

St. Martin Parish’s Relay for Life will be from 6 p.m. until midnight Wednesday at Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge.

The relay begins with cancer survivors walking the first lap. Later is the Luminary Ceremony to honor loved ones who have died from the disease.

Teams and individuals may sign up at

Group hosts testing forum

PPEL: Power of Public Education Lafayette, will hold a forum Wednesday at the Cecil Picard Center, 200 E. Devalcourt St., Lafayette.

Starting at 6 p.m., the forum, “What Tests Do Our Children Take: Understanding State and District Mandated Assessments,” will offer assessments on the tests public school children take.

Entry into the forum is free. PPEL says assessments are critical tools that guide teachers and improve instruction.

For information, call (337) 739-5969 or (337) 739-2470.

Chamber recital Saturday

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will hold a free piano performance in the Angelle Hall Choral Room at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Faculty and guest artists will perform the Piano Trio in E Minor and Piano Quartet in C Minor.

The musicians are Michael Blaney, violin; Jennifer Cassin, viola; Molly Goforth, cello; and Susanna Garcia, piano.