Virtual Author Talk Series: Victoria Aveyard

Tuesday, December 5 at 6 p.m. – Join us as the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen and Realm Breaker series, Victoria Aveyard, chats with us about YA fantasy fiction, a strange darkness grows in Allward; even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it in her small town at the edge of the sea. The long lost heir to an ancient lineage, Corayne meets a rag-tag group of companions that teaches her how to wield the magic slumbering in her blood-and how together they might stop what’s coming. Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning fantasy series promises breakneck adventure and impossible thrills! Register now to join the adventure. Register here for this virtual author talk.

The 2nd Annual Listening Room Film Festival

Join musician Henry Turner Jr.  for The Annual Listening Room Film Festival at the Main Library at Goodwood on Sunday, December 10, 2-9 p.m. and at the River Center Branch on Saturday, December 16, 2-8 p.m. Enjoy

  • Film screenings
  • Live music performances
  • Food and craft vendors
  • Film panels
  • Music videos and more!

The Film Festivals held at Library locations are free to the public. For a full schedule of events, visit here.

Manship Theatre Family Shows: A Very Electric Holiday

Join the Manship Theatre in November for two exciting shows for the whole family! Purchase your tickets here. Stop by the Children’s Room at your local Library to learn more about these fun shows!

Follow the story of a young bird named Max and his family as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole….his adventure begins! Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms, and performing poinsettias light up the stage. Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship, and hope set to timeless holiday hits, including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey, and Tchaikovsky. This show is presented by Lightwire Theater and is recommended for all ages.

Baton Rouge Concert Band

Join the Baton Rouge Concert Band for their annual Christmas Concert at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, 401 Main St., on John Pastorek will emcee and present the timeless story of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with accompaniment from the band. Also enjoy traditional music like “Gesu Bambino,” the best Santa songs, medleys of familiar Christmas tunes and carols, and even the story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The band will end the night with their usual finale, Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.” Celebrate the holiday season with us!

EBR Schools’ Talented Music Winter Concert

Come hear the students of EBR School’s Talented Music Program, led by Dr. YongHao Pan and Dr. Kimberly Costanza, as they perform their Winter Concert at the Main Library at Goodwood on Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m. Enjoy pieces such as “Prelude” from Bach Cello Suite, No. 1; String Symphony No. 10 in B minor by Felix Mendelssohn; music selection from “Messiah,” HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel; and more!

Earn Your Makerspace Badge

Get creative with Makerspaces at these Library locations! Adults and teens are invited to attend a badging class to learn the basics of safely operating our Makerspace equipment, including professional microphones and soundboards, 3D printers, sewing machines, button makers, Cricuts, and more! Once you have completed a badging class, you may reserve the equipment for personal use! Registration is required. To register, call the branch directly or visit here. See opportunities below.

GUGL! The Grown- Up Gaming League

Calling all adult gamers in the Greater Baton Rouge area! Join us for GUGL! The Grown-Up Gaming League at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch. GUGL is a monthly games program open to all adult of all skill levels, ages 18 and older. Sessions may feature games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Catan, Ticket to Ride, Arkham Horror, Five Minute Dungeon, Risk, Munchkin, Magic the Gathering (TCG), and over 200 more to choose from! BYOG – Bring your own games or play using GUGL’s sets.

Upcoming dates: 

  • Saturday, December 2 at Noon: Tabletop RPG Saturdays: Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons, and other TTRPGs
  • Wednesday, December 6 at 6 p.m.: Open Board Game Night (Beginners – Intermediate)
  • Wednesday, December 13 at 6 p.m.: Introduction to Magic the Gathering  (Beginners – Intermediate) 
  • Saturday, December 16 at Noon: Tabletop RPG Saturdays: Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons, and other TTRPGs
  • Wednesday, December 20 at 6 p.m.: Big Board Game Night (Choose from the group’s 250+ games or bring your own to share)
  • Saturday, December 30 at Noon: Tabletop RGP Saturdays: Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons, and other TTRPGs