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!

Food for Fines 2017

Get ready! Food for Fines, the library’s non-perishable food items fine repayment program, will start again on December 1st. 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!
  • flour!
  • rice!
  • peanut butter!
  • pasta!
  • corn meal!
  • cereal!
  • 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!

Book Tasting for 20somethings

20somethings are invited to a “book tasting” at the Zachary Branch Library! Selections of books from different genres will be available at different tables.  Participants will get five minutes at each table to read, or “taste,” a particular selection of books.  It’s a great way to experience new genres. Call the Zachary Branch at 225-658-1850 for more information, or go on down on November 17th at 4 PM for literary tapas.