Lady Chops Presents: Drumroll Please!

Elizabeth “Lady Chops” Vidos is a professional percussionist who performed in the Off-Broadway show STOMP for ten years. Kids ages 4-11 are invited to the Library to enjoy her exciting show, which is an interactive journey of sound exploration! Hear beats and melodies from local and international instruments, buckets and body percussion. You won’t believe your ears! Here’s the schedule:

  • 10 a.m. Monday, July 1, Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, Central Branch
  • 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, Delmont Gardens Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, Jones Creek Regional Branch
  • 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, Fairwood Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, Pride-Chaneyville Branch
  • 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, Zachary Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, Main Library at Goodwood
  • 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, Scotlandville Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, Eden Park Branch
  • 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, Baker Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, Bluebonnet Regional Branch
  • 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, River Center Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, Carver Branch

Popular Lynda Courses for June

Stuck inside trying to beat the heat this June? Check out the top ten courses on and take the opportunity to learn a new skill in the nice, cool air conditioning! You can create a free account with your East Baton Rouge Parish library card any time of the day or night, anywhere you can get an internet connection. Find Lynda in the Digital Library.

  1. Cert Prep: Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (100-105)
  2. Customer Service Foundations
  3. Photoshop CC 2019 One-on-One: Fundamentals
  4. Writing Customer Service Emails
  5. Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
  6. Managing Office Politics
  7. Interpersonal Communication
  8. Time Management Fundamentals
  9. Learning Bentley MicroStation
  10. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals

Look Up to the Stars with Astronomer Kevin Manning

Astronomer and former NASA consultant Kevin Manning will be at the Main Library at Goodwood from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday, June 23, to lead a special presentation for all ages on the size and scale of the universe. Manning has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement! Attendees will learn about the stars and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and a variety of visuals. After the program, we’ll go up to the Library’s third floor terrace at 8 p.m. for a whole hour of viewing the sky with a telescope. Stick around to find out what it takes to check out the Library’s professional grade telescope for viewing at home!

Book Buds & Math Buds Training

Launch your mission to make your community a better place by volunteering this summer! As a volunteer, you’ll help prepare programs, listen to younger children read as a Book Bud, help kids sharpen their math skills as a Math Bud, put books in order and more. It’s also an opportunity to make new friends, gain experience and earn service hours. If this sounds like fun, you’ll want to register to attend one of the required general training sessions. Please bring your summer schedule with you so we can put you on the volunteer calendar. Be sure to pick up a volunteer application as soon as possible from the Teen Services Desk. Each session begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood. For more information, call (225) 231-3770. Here’s the training schedule:

•Tuesday, June 18
•Monday, July 1
•Wednesday, July 3
•Monday, July 8
•Wednesday, July 10

Mango Languages

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? Start today with Mango Languages! With more than 70 languages available, you’ll be conversing with confidence in no time. Find Mango in the Digital Library wherever you access the internet – you can set up a free account with your library card to keep track of your progress, or use Mango as a guest while you explore. Check out their most popular languages:

Chasing the Moon: Preview and Discussion

The Countdown has begun…join Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the Louisiana Space Grant Consortium and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Main for a special one-hour preview of the ALL-NEW documentary Chasing the Moon from PBS and American Experience Monday, June 17th. The evening begins with refreshments at 6:30 followed by the screening and a panel discussion.

Chasing the Moon, a film by Robert Stone, reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing a visual feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material — much of which has never before been seen by the public — the film features a diverse cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events. Among those included are astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Frank Borman and Bill Anders; Sergei Khrushchev, son of the former Soviet premier and a leading Soviet rocket engineer; Poppy Northcutt, a 25-year old “mathematics whiz” who gained worldwide attention as the first woman to serve in the all-male bastion of NASA’s Mission Control; and Ed Dwight, the Air Force pilot selected by the Kennedy administration to train as America’s first black astronaut.

Adult Coloring

Need to decompress from a long day at the office? Maybe you’re just looking for a way to get creative and relieve stress. Either way, we’re here to help! Adults are invited to join us at the Library this month for FREE coloring sessions. We’ll provide the coloring sheets and colors, but you should feel free to bring your own. Here’s the schedule:

•2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, Main Library at Goodwood
•3 p.m. Monday, June 3, River Center Branch
•4 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, Scotlandville Branch
•2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, Main Library at Goodwood
•10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, Delmont Gardens Branch
•2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, Main Library at Goodwood
•11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, Central Branch

ReferenceUSA Lunch and Learn

Join us at the Main Library on Goodwood this Thursday, June 6th, for a Lunch and Learn session with ReferenceUSA! If you’re looking for ways to identify new sales prospects, find lists of potential customers, locate your competition (even home-based businesses), and more, ReferenceUSA is a great tool for your small business. It’s rare, but every now and then, there IS such a thing as a free lunch – and a great free resource! We’ll start at 11:30 AM in Conference Room 102. Email us at to register.