Comics Plus Library Edition

Did you know you can catch up on some of your favorite comics titles for free, without leaving your house? Comics Plus Library Edition brings you single issues from publishers like Archie, Peanuts, Dark Horse, IDW, and more!

That means awesome titles like Hellboy, Sarah’s Scribbles, Star Trek, and Adventure Time can be yours for only the click of a button and the presence of a library card number. Comics Plus Library Edition works with your RBDigital account, so if you’ve ever trained with Hoonuit, flipped through RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio), played video games with OnePlay, jammed on Qello Concerts, screened a film with IndieFlix, or read or listened to anything on One Click Digital, you’re all ready to go – all of RBdigital’s services can be accessed with the same account.

If you don’t have an RBdigital account, getting set up is quick and easy – check out this illustrated guide!

If Black Panther has got you itching to dive in to the wide and wonderful world of graphic storytelling, Comics Plus Library Edition is a great place to start!

Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility by Aquila Theatre

Do you like Jane Austen? Do you like theatre? Do you like it when things you like come together so you can enjoy both of them at the same time? Don’t miss Aquila Theatre‘s production of Sense and Sensibility on its one-night stop at the Manship on Friday, February 23rd, at 7:30 PM!

Aquila Theatre is a New York-based company dedicated to bringing classics like this one to the stage. Adapted productions tour the country to bring classic stories to the greatest number of people. Tickets are available online or by calling the Manship Theatre’s ticket office at 225-344-0334. Check out a copy of the book, or any of Jane Austen’s other works or adaptations, at the library before you go!

2018 AARP Tax-Aide Schedule

Horrifyingly for all of us, it’s that most dreaded of seasons again. It’s time to pay the piper (if the piper’s day job is in the Internal Revenue Service). That’s right, treasured friends – it’s tax season. Please note that the following schedule of AARP volunteer tax aide hours does list library addresses, but is in no way run by library staff.

In addition to the following dates and times, check out Super Tax Day next Saturday, February 3rd, from 9 AM – 3 PM at the Main Library! VITA (a separate volunteer-tax-help program) will be here to get you through your taxes. You can find your full schedule, and a printable version of the AARP schedule, at the bottom of this post.

East Baton Rouge Main Library-7711 Goodwood Blvd., B.R. La. 70806
E-File 8:00am-noon

  • Tuesdays February 6th through April 10th
  • Wednesdays February 7th through April 11th
  • *Closed on EBR Parish Holidays

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library-9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, La. 70810
E-File 9:00am-11:45am

  • Mondays February 5th through April 9th
  • Wednesdays February 7th through April 11th
  • *Closed on EBR Parish Holidays

Central Branch Library-11260 Joor Road, Baton Rouge, La. 70818
E-File 9:30am-12:00pm

  • Tuesdays February 6th through April 10th
  • Wednesdays February 7th through April 4th
  • *Closed on EBR Parish Holidays

*Broadmoor United Methodist Church – 10230 Mollylea Dr., Baton Rouge, La.

  • Mondays February 5th through April 9th 8:00am-11:00am
  • Tuesdays February 6th through April 10th 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesdays February 7th through April 11th 8:00am-11:00am
  • Thursdays February 8th through April 12th 8:00am-11:00am
  • *Closed February 13th for Mardi Gras

Click the following links for printable versions of the AARP and VITA tax volunteer schedules:

2018 Tax-Aide Schedule 2018 VITA Schedule

Good luck, everybody!

LASM’s Discovery Dome

This year, it’s not just for kids! LASM’s Discovery Dome holiday laser light show will have a special, one-time-only performance for adults and teens on Wednesday, December 20th, at the Main Library. You can register by calling the circulation desk at (225) 231-3740.

If you’ve got kids, there are lots of chances to bring them to see it for themselves! Check out this year’s schedule:

  • Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch: Monday, December 4, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • Eden Park Branch: Monday, December 4, 3-6 PM
  • Delmont Gardens Branch: Tuesday, December 5, 3-6 PM
  • Bluebonnet Regional Branch: Wednesday, December 6, 3-6 PM
  • Fairwood Branch: Thursday, December 7, 3:30-6:30 PM
  • Carver Branch: Monday, December 11, 10 AM-1 PM
  • Jones Creek Regional Branch: Monday, December 11, 5-8 PM
  • Central Branch: Tuesday, December 12, 3-6 PM
  • Zachary Branch: Wednesday, December 13th, 10 AM-1 PM
  • Scotlandville Branch: Wednesday, December 13th, 3:30-6:30 PM
  • Main Library at Goodwood: Thursday, December 14th, 2:30-5:30 PM
  • Pride-Chaneyville Branch: Monday, December 18, 3-6 PM
  • Baker Branch: Tuesday, December 19, 1:30-4:30 PM

You can sign up for your branch’s event by calling them directly. Let it at least pretend to snow, EBR!

Healthy BR

The day after Thanksgiving is a great time to think about getting healthy! The Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative (Healthy BR) is working on a community health needs assessment for our parish. They’ve identified the top 10 health issues for Baton Rouge, including access to care; cancer; cardiovascular disease and stroke; diabetes; infant care; healthy living; injury prevention; mental health; sexually transmitted infection, including HIV; and substance abuse, but they need your help to figure out how the community prioritizes these concerns.  Click here to take the survey and make Baton Rouge a healthier place!