Louisiana Authors, Two Weeks Left!

Calling all Louisiana authors – there are just TWO WEEKS LEFT to submit your self-published novel to the Louisiana Author Project!

Any self-published adult or young adult fiction work is eligible to win great prizes:

  • $500 each in adult and young adult categories
  • Honors at the Public Library Association Conference 2020 reception in Nashville
  • Opportunities to promote your book(s) at Louisiana public libraries
  • Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal

Already self-published through a platform like CreateSpace or Amazon? No problem! All independently published works in EPUB or PDF format are eligible for entry by May 31st.

Not sure your manuscript will format correctly outside of your word processor of choice? No problem! The library’s partnership with Biblioboard will help you CREATE new, perfectly formatted works with Pressbooks, SHARE them with Self-e (this is how you submit your books for the contest, too!), and DISCOVER your own books or indie authors just like you with Biblioboard.

You can submit your book at the following link: https://indieauthorproject.librariesshare.com/louisiana/

Mastering the Job Interview

Are you searching for a new job? Your performance during an interview can land you – or cost you – your dream job. The Career Center will present tips for a great interview, common traps and pitfalls to avoid, and interactive demonstrations for answering the most common interview questions.

Join us at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, May 18th, at 10 AM. Registration is required. Please call (225) 231-3733 or register online here.

RBDigital Comics

Were you at the Mid City Micro-Con? Do you love comics as much as you love things like breathing? Has the whole Marvel deal made you curious about what other storylines might be out there for your favorite characters? RBDigital now has comics!

With everything from Black Panther, to Jessica Jones, to Runaways, there’s something for everyone. Find RBDigital in the Digital Library anywhere you have an internet connection. It’s free with your library card!

Popular Lynda Courses for May

Get started on a free online class from Lynda, available in the Digital Library! Programming is very popular this month, so get your free account with your library card, and start learning a new software skill today. Here are the most popular courses in East Baton Rouge this month:

  1. Cert Prep: Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (100-105)
  2. Customer Service Foundations
  3. Writing Customer Service Emails
  4. Maya 2018 Essential Training
  5. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals
  6. Working with Upset Customers
  7. Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
  8. Serving Customers Using Social Media
  9. Managing Office Politics
  10. Git Essential Training

How to Buy or Expand Into a Franchise

Have you ever thought about what it takes to own a franchise? Could buying a franchise be your way to entrepreneurship? Come learn from two of the best Franchise owners in the Baton Rouge area as they provide valuable information and tips for those interested in or seeking to buy a franchise.

This program will take place Wednesday, May 8th, at the Main Library on Goodwood, starting at 6PM. Registration required. Please call (225) 231-3733 or register online here.

A Universe of Stories – Summer Reading 2019

Summertime means fun time! Your East Baton Rouge Parish Library has planned a Summer Reading Program for every age group, so the whole family can participate. This summer is sure to be packed with great books, exciting programs and fabulous prizes for adults, teens and children! We’re heading into outer space to celebrate this year’s theme, A Universe of Stories, with a special focus on the 50th anniversary of the very first moon landing!

Parents/guardians can pick up registration materials for kids ages 0-11 in the Children’s Room at any Library location starting Tuesday, May 28, through Wednesday, July 31. Children who reach their reading goals by Wednesday, August 15 will receive a reading certificate, a FREE book and other cool prizes, plus have their name entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate. Each child must read a minimum of five books to complete the Summer Reading Program.

Did you know that participating in the Summer Reading Program can help you develop high levels of literacy that are needed for higher education and future employment? It also helps you prepare for the reading comprehension portions included in most standardized tests. Teens going into grades 6-12 are invited to join the Teen Summer Reading Program by signing up in the Teen Section at any Library location and picking up their reading log starting Tuesday, May 28. Teens can submit their reading logs though Thursday, August 15. To complete the program, read any six regular books and you’ll receive six Library Bucks, a drawstring backpack, a stylish alien keychain, and a mini rocket launcher! Plus, if you keep reading, you’ll be entered into the weekly prize drawing. Every three regular books you read, three programs you attend, or line of Summer Reading Bingo you complete gets you an entry into the drawing for cool prizes like autographed books, virtual reality headsets and more! Read as much as you can because the top reader across East Baton Rouge Parish will receive a Kindle Fire Tablet bundle!

Why should kids and teens have all the fun this summer? We’ve got a Summer Reading Program designed just for adults ages 18 and older that will get your pages turning! You’ll enjoy programming on a variety of topics that will enrich your Library experience. Adults are asked to read three books to receive a summer prize pack. For more information about the 2019 Summer Reading Program for all ages, contact your Library location directly, or visit us online!

Staffing Agencies and the Job Search

Learn how staffing and temp agencies work and how they can help you in your job search. Representatives from Flexicrew Technical Services and Kelly Services will be present to discuss what jobs they need to fill, which fields they work in, and what they look for in candidates.

This is an informational seminar, not a job fair! Registration required. Please call (225) 231-3733 or register online here.