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.

Dates, times and locations are listed below – registration is required for some.

Main Library at Goodwood

  • 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18
  • 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 22
  • 7 p.m. Monday, March 27

Eden Park Branch

  • Thursday, March 2

Bluebonnet Regional Branch

  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15

River Center Branch

  • 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 6

Authors Row

It’s that time again! Everyone is invited to the Jones Creek Regional Branch at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, to meet local Louisiana published authors. Writers will be in attendance to discuss their works and sign their books. Many new authors participate in this program, and they just may be tomorrow’s bestsellers! For a full list of participating authors, contact the Jones Creek Library at 225-756-1180.

Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch is NOW OPEN

Library staff have worked with Architectural Services to make sure the branch is once again safe for public use.

Coincidentally, the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch was already slated for major renovations; therefore certain portions of the building have been left in a less finished state so as not to spend time doing work that will soon have to be undone. This was a key decision to advance the timeline for reopening. Architects Bradley – Blewster & Associates have been selected to design and oversee the renovation project. We anticipate several months of design and will be soliciting input from citizens throughout the community, many of whom have been working through their own “flood story”. We want to hear your ideas about the newly imagined Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch. Just like the rest of the community, we are rebuilding together. The best is yet to come!

For now, though, it’s great to be home!

Baton Rouge’s Human Library

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is holding a Human Library event in April as part of the Arts Council’s Ebb and Flow Festival, and again in May at the Main Library on Goodwood. The Human Library is a program in which readers can check out Living Books – people who share the story of their lives, in a fascinating and thought-provoking one-on-one conversation. Everyone has a story; what is yours?


We are now accepting applications for Living Books. If you are part of a group which is frequently misunderstood or marginalized, or if you feel qualified to represent any of the following life experiences, you may be an excellent candidate!

  • Minority ethnicity
  • Life with a physical or mental disability
  • Non-traditional family structure
  • Military or police service
  • Religious background or beliefs
  • Community activist

Please fill out the online application for an opportunity to make your voice heard. We will respond to all applicants by email.

For more information, contact Ned Denby at 225-231-3750.

Choosing the Right Contractor Seminar


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.

Finish the year with a good book!

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
We love you!