EBR Schools Talented Music

Join EBR Schools’ Talented Music for a musical performance at the Main Library at Goodwood on Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. Students from Glasgow Middle School’s and Baton Rouge Magnet High School’s Talented Woodwind Ensembles will entertain with music from Brave, “Kingdom Dance” from Tangled, “Simple Gifts,” Chaconne and Intermezzo from Holst’s “First Suite in E-Flat,” plus assorted other piano, violin, and woodwind solos.

Press Start

East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s Press Start! Ready, Set, Read! program equips children ages 2-4 with early literacy skills that will enable them to enter kindergarten with confidence! Parents and caregivers can stop by the Children’s Room of any Library location to pick up a booklet full of
fun activities that focuses on beginner reading and math concepts. Children start with Booklet One, work their way through the program at their own pace, and earn rewards along the way. Each monthly Press Start booklet:

  • Features a new letter, number, color or concept
  • Follows state curriculum guidelines for children ages 2-4
  • Includes simple activities to incorporate into your daily routine
  • Highlights community events for kids
  • Offers helpful parenting tips
  • Recommends books for reading to your child
    This month’s Press Start! booklet is brought to you by the letter U; the number 18; and the concepts, Soft/Hard!

2024 One Book One Community Pick: Tasting History by Max Miller

Come explore the past through 4,000 years of recipes! From Babylon, circa 1740 BC, all the way to 20th century U.S.A, immerse yourself in cultures and cuisine! Join us this spring in reading our 2024 One Book One Community selection, Max Miller’s Tasting History! The 18th annual One Book One Community initiative will highlight Miller’s book as well as many other culinary and historical programs for all ages throughout the Library system. It all begins with a FREE Kickoff Party for the whole family on Friday, March 8, 5-7 p.m., at the Main Library at Goodwood, featuring live
music by RJ & Zydeco Smoove, free food, children’s activities, community organizations, and more!
The six-week celebration will culminate in a special presentation by Max Miller at the Main Library at Goodwood in April. For more information, please visit here.

Virtual Author Talk Series: Kim Scott

The Library continues its Author Talk Series with three new authors in February! Each live, virtual event features a different bestselling author, along with an interactive Q&A session where participants can ask questions directly to the author. See February selections and dates/times below.
Visit here to register for these virtual events, learn about other upcoming conversations with bestselling authors, and view previous author talk recordings. For more information about these and other virtual events, visit here.

Wednesday, February 28 at 1 p.m. – Why is feedback so difficult, and how can we make it easier? The idea is simple: You don’t have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss
Without Losing Your Humanity,
will explain the Radical Candor feedback framework and how you can practice it today. She’ll offer practical, tactical tips for how to solicit criticism, give praise and criticism, gauge how what you’re saying is landing, and build a culture of Radical Candor. She’ll also discuss ensuring that bias, prejudice, and bullying don’t masquerade as feedback. Radically
Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities: creating a culture of compassionate candor, building a cohesive team, and achieving
results collaboratively. Keep your humanity while living your life with Radical Respect and Radical Candor. Register now to start your practice!

George Washington Carver

Celebrate African American Read-In with the Carver Branch on Tuesday, February 27 at 4:30 p.m. by listening to George Washington Carver by Katie Marsico. Afterwards, we’ll talk about other famous African Americans, then ply bingo to reinforce what we learned. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. To register, please call 389-7440.

Group Tai Chi Classes

Join us for free, hour-long Tai Chi sessions and meet friends through group practice. Together with the Tai Chi Club, we will explore the yin and yang of mind-body and find the way of nature in Tai Chi. By the end of the series you will have learned a full Tai Chi routine to practice on your own and share with people around you. This month’s sessions will take place on Sunday, February 25 at 6 p.m. Wear flat shoes and comfortable clothes!

Write Time! with Boo Milton

Join us on Monday, February 26 at 6 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood for Write Time!, a FREE poetry and general creative writing session for adults ages 18-33. Beginners and seasoned writers will enjoy creating poems and spoken word pieces while connecting with other creatives. This event is hosted by media personality Boo Milton with a live DJ and refreshments. And mark your
calendar for next month’s Write Time! session on Monday, March 25 at 6 p.m.! Register for any or all of these monthly sessions here or by emailing programs@ebrpl.com.

Books and Music with the Kids’ Orchestra Feb. 24

Collect new musical skills! Discover new library books! Learn new dance steps! Kids’ Orchestra invites children, ages 5-11, to an experiential program that combines library books with music education. Each month, children will explore a theme as they learn about an instrument, sing a song, explore a dance, and play a game – all inspired by a book in the East Baton Rouge Parish Library collection. Books & Music is celebrating this carnival season by placing a spotlight on “When the Saints Go Marching in,” a traditional spiritual that you are very likely to hear during February in Louisiana. You might also hear it at a New Orleans Saints football game. Brass bands in parades often play this melody. Come see Ashley Bryan’s beautiful illustrations in the book Let It Shine. Also, play a partner song game, meet a professional musician, and practice solfege syllables and hand signs. What are those? Come and fi nd out!! See below for opportunities to attend this fun program! All children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

Saturday, February 24 at 11 a.m. – Jones Creek Regional Branch