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.
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.
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!
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!
Life with a physical or mental disability
Non-traditional family structure
Military or police service
Religious background or beliefs
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.
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.