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!

Mid City Micro-Con: Welcome to Wakanda

Don’t miss the first-ever East Baton Rouge Parish Library micro-con! Our very first in-house convention will feature comics creators, artists, and professional cosplayers based everywhere from right here in Baton Rouge to – well, all over the country. We’ll have everything from panels on diversity in media, to documentary screenings, to art workshops, and more! Want to dress up like your favorite character? Come in full costume and compete in our cosplay contest! Want to meet some of Louisiana’s best comics artists? Check out the Comics and Arts Market!

The very first Mid City Micro-Con will happen on Saturday, February 10th, from 10 AM-5 PM. This year’s theme is “Welcome to Wakanda,” so if you’ve already got your tickets to Black Panther, there’s no better place to get ready for the February 15th release date. Come be super with us!

Job Fair Success

Job fairs can be a great place to make connections with employers. . .but only if you know how to do it well. If you’d like to improve your job-fair know-how, please join us for a free seminar Monday, January 29th, from 10AM – 2PM. Career Center staff will discuss what to expect at job fairs, how to prepare, how to make a good first impression, and how to avoid common mistakes.

You can register online, or by calling the Career Center at 225-231-3733.

This seminar is a great chance to prepare for the upcoming Job Fair on February 1st at BRCC, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, hosted by EmployBR and Capital Area Re-Entry Coalition. Attending the Career Center’s seminar will make you a VIP for the fair!

Background Check 101

Okay, you went to the Online Job Search seminar, so you learned how to find a great new job! And then you went to the Resume Seminar, so your shiny new resume was ready to send to all the awesome jobs you found. Maybe you’ve gotten an offer already, and maybe you haven’t – but you surely will soon, and what better way to prepare than making sure you’re ready for your background check? Come to the Main Library on Wednesday, January 24th, from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, to get some tips from an expert on presenting your past in the best possible light. Call the Career Center at (225) 763-2250, or visit the event website, to register.

Beneath the Weight: Free Workshops to End Stress Eating

Don’t miss the second session of Beneath the Weight, tomorrow at the Main Library on Goodwood! Participants can get in touch with what is happening in their minds when overeating, become mindful eaters, and design and implement their own long-lasting healthy eating lifestyles. The second and third sessions will be held January 13th and January 20th, both from 9:30 AM – 12 PM. Registration is available online.

The Artist’s Way – 13-week Program

Practice The Artist’s Way with other artists and creatives who want to set fire to their spark with the Career Center’s 13-week program! Sessions are every Tuesday (except Mardi Gras) from January 23rd-April 24th, 2018, from 6-8 PM, at the Main Library on Goodwood. You can register for this excellent program by calling the Career Center at (225) 231-3733 or visiting the event website.

Qello Concerts

It’s still really, really cold out there, so why leave your house when you can bring concerts to you? With Qello Concerts, you can stream hundreds of recorded concerts and music documentaries to any digital device by setting up an account with your library card. Rock out in your jim-jams with your favorite metalheads, or keep your mind off the state of your pipes with some nice relaxing Mozart; they’ve got dozens of genres, or you can search by time period or artist’s name:

There’s no better time to let music soothe the savage breast – or you can use it to celebrate tomorrow, when it’s supposed to get up out of the forties! Finally! FINALLY.