1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Sign up today for East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!

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Reading to your child is a great way to encourage literacy from an early age, and this program provides extra incentive for reluctant readers. There are neat prizes available for every 250 books read, and the library will provide reading logs to help you keep track:

  • 250 books – A special sticker and a book bag
  • 500 books – A special sticker and a decal of Off We Go! by Will Hillenbrand
  • 750 books – A special sticker and a poster of Off We Go!
  • 1,000 books – A special sticker and a certificate of merit, a copy of the book Off We Go! by Will Hillenbrand and an invitation to a special party to be held every August at the Main Library at Goodwood for those who complete the program.

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Does your little one have a favorite that they want to hear over and over again? You can count it every time. Reading the same book several times lets kids get familiar with the story, and they’ll start to get an idea of the way stories work. Books read at daycare, pre-k, Head Start, and library storytimes count, too!

Check out the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten guidelines or call your friendly neighborhood children’s librarians for more information!

April is National Poetry Month

April may be cruel, but add some verse and it’ll clear right up! Join a poem-a-day challenge with National Poetry Writing Month, or just read some of your favorite poet’s favorite works – browse through call number 811 to find poets from now to Shakespeare and beyond.

Have a favorite poem you want to learn more about? Check out LitFinderLitFinder provides access to the full text of poems, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. It also provides biographies, images, and critical essays for people interested in the context of their favorite works.

Whether you’re a poet or a person looking to read outside of their comfort zone, poetry has a place for everyone. Write a haiku on your break, or stop by the Eclectic Truth Grand Slam Finals on April 13th for some spoken word in our very own town – the possibilities are endless.

Authors After Hours: Kate Moore

We’re celebrating the One Book One Community selection Hidden Figures with a look at some other little-known women in history. Adults are invited to the Main Library at Goodwood at 7 PM Saturday, March 24, for a free book talk on The Radium Girls:
The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women with author Kate Moore. In the book, Moore traces the lives of more than a dozen American women who were employed as luminous watch-dial painters as early as 1917. She tells how these women, some barely in their 20s, were enchanted by high pay and the allure of the paint’s luminescent substance: radium. Carefully researched, the work will stun readers with its descriptions of the glittering artisans who, oblivious to health dangers, twirled camel-hair brushes to fine points using their mouths, a technique called lip-pointing. By the end of 1918, one out of six American soldiers owned a luminous watch, but the women who made them that way didn’t experience such glowing results. Copies of the book will be sold at the event. Stick around after the discussion to have your book signed by the author!

Careers in Multi-Level Marketing

Find out the good, bad, and ugly about multi-level marketing (MLM). For many people, it is a good second income, and a few even earn large incomes, but some lose money working in MLM. Come discover whether you have what it takes to be successful in direct sales.

Our panel will consist of representatives with Primerica, Mary Kay, and Plexus Worldwide, who will tell their MLM journeys, discuss what one needs to be successful, and provide information about their companies.
This free seminar will take place at the Main Library on Thursday, March 22nd, from 6-8 PM. Registration is required; you can do so online or by calling the Career Center at (225) 231-3733.

AtoZ World Food

Who’s hungry? If you’re a live human, you’re going to need to eat at some point. But how can you choose? Find new recipes from all over the planet with AtoZ World Food!

There’s so much to learn! Every day, a new country is featured at the top of the page, and you can click there to learn about food culture, recipes, and ingredients common to that part of the world. If you’re looking for something specific, the lower part of the page has links to recipes and food culture for all countries, all kinds of ingredients, and reference materials if you want to learn more about something specific. (There’s a full glossary of words that have to do with coffee. What a gift on a pre-caffeinated morning!)

When you create a free account with your library card, you can save all kinds of recipes and later sort them by country, title, or category (the site breaks recipes down into appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and snacks).

Learn more about the world we live on in the most delicious way possible with AtoZ World Foods.

State & City-Parish Civil Service

If you’re interested in getting a civil service job with the state or city-parish government, you won’t want to miss this seminar.  Our panel will feature a representative from the Louisiana State Department of Civil Service, as well as a representative from the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of EBR Recruitment Division. Each of them will discuss the types of career paths offered within their organization, the openings they’re seeking to fill at the moment, and the proper procedures for applying.

Please note that this is an information seminar, not a job fair. To register, visit the Career Center online or call (225) 231-3733.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

We’ve added loads of new titles to the Gale Virtual Reference Library – investigate it today!

With Gale Virtual Reference Library, there’s no checking out and no waiting – every title can be fully accessed at any time, from any device that lets you access the internet. If you want to come back to something later, you can easily email a citation to yourself, or even save it to a cloud storage service like Google Drive or OneDrive.

The full text of every book and article is completely available, so start your research today on Gale Virtual Reference library – another resource that comes free with your library card.