If you have construction questions, please join UREC at the library’s Delmont Gardens Branch on Saturday, January 14th, from 12-2 PM to learn about choosing a contractor, avoiding price gauging and contractor fraud, and finding resources on construction and financing. Registration is available online. To learn more about the Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation (UREC), please visit their website.
2016 is finally over! We’re free!
How are you going to make this year better than the last? With the library, of course! All of our physical branches (except Greenwell Springs Road) are open today for regular hours.
We’ve collected the ten most popular titles for adults, teens, and children to help you pick out something great in this last week of the year.
- Stedman, M. L. The light between oceans
- Hannah, Kristin. The nightingale
- Murray, J. J. You give good love
- Hiaasen, Carl. Razor girl
- Woods, Stuart. Smooth operator
- Coulter, Catherine. Insidious
- Morgan, Sarah. Lost to the desert warrior
- Steel, Danielle. Rushing waters
- Moyes, Jojo. Me before you
- Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a wimpy kid
- Kubo, Tite. Bleach
- Mashima, Hiro. Fairy tail
- Yancey, Rick. 5th Wave
- Kawahara, Kazune. High school debut
- Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows
- Alexander, Kwame. The crossover
- Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay
- Patterson, James. Maximum Ride
- Toriyama, Akira. Dragon Ball Z
- Park, Barbara. Junie B., first grader
- Dean, James. Pete the cat
- Brown, Marc Tolon. Arthur’s Halloween
- Seuss. Hop on Pop
- Bridwell, Norman. Clifford’s first Halloween
- Bridwell, Norman. Clifford’s Halloween
- London, Jonathan. Froggy’s Halloween
- Bridwell, Norman. Clifford’s day with Dad
- Carle, Eric. Little cloud
- Holm, Jennifer L. Babymouse
All library branches will be closed tomorrow, for Christmas Eve, and Sunday, for Christmas Day. We’ll reopen on Monday for regular hours. The Digital Library is always open!
If you’ve built up some fines, but know that the library is awesome and incidentally a great way to save money that you can use on your loved ones (you can check movies out for free!), December is your time to give back to the community while you get back the use of your library card.
With Food for Fines, every non-perishable food item you bring in gets you one dollar off your library fines. Non-perishable foods include:
- canned vegetables!
- canned soups!
- dried beans!
- canned meats!
- peanut butter!
- corn meal!
- protein bars!
- and so on!
The program starts on December 1st, ends on December 30th, and will entirely benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Let’s go!
If you’ve been holding on to plastic grocery bags just in case you ever found a use for them, we’ve found you an escape route!
The Crocheting for a Cause program turns plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless. Each 3′ x 6′ mat is made of plarn, a “plastic yarn” made of recycled grocery bags. It takes about 500 bags to make enough plarn for one mat. The preparation takes about eight hours, and crocheting a bag takes about six to eight hours. When they’re finished, the mats are donated to Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless.
Sunday’s program at the Main Library will feature a presentation from Gerry Stark on how to make the plarn and the pattern for the sleeping mats. You’ll be able to take that knowledge home, and use it to make your own mats to donate.
Join us this Sunday, November 27th, at the Main Library on Goodwood, from 3-5 PM, to learn more about this excellent program, and how you can get involved.
All branches of the library will be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving Day. We will also close at 6:00 tonight to celebrate the holiday. Of course, the digital library is always open! Happy Thanksgiving, EBRPL!
The first Veterans Day was held in 1926 based on a declaration from Congress that World War I had finally come to an end. An armistice, or cease of fighting, for “the Great War” was called on November 11th, 1918. The holiday was actually called Armistice Day until 1954, when it turned out that “the war to end all wars” would be followed by World War II and United States involvement in the Korean War. The holiday is now intended to honor all members of the United States military that have served in conflict.
Many of our branches have developed book displays and exhibits to mark the holiday. You can also visit the National World War II Museum’s website to see and hear oral histories conducted with United States veterans from all over the country.
We thank you for your service.
Forget what’s in your wallet! What’s in your attic? Bring your collectibles, antiques and other treasures for expert review at the 16th Annual Attic Treasures & Collectibles event at the Main Library at Goodwood 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, November 12. It’s very similar to what you see on Antiques Roadshow, which runs on LPB TV. Hundreds of people lined up with their treasures at last year’s event. This is the time to raid your attic, closets and garages for that interesting or antique art, old toys, pottery, jewelry, rifles, war artifacts, small furniture or other item of interest and have them evaluated by skilled professionals. There is a limit of three items per person at the event, and experts will be on hand to look at your collectibles and antiques.
Come for the antiques viewings, but bring your Library card to stay and visit our facilities! For more information on the Attic Treasures event, call (225) 231-3740 or go online to the Library’s website at www.ebrpl.com.
If you have something you think might be valuable, use the p4A Antiques database to do some research! It’s free with your library card!