Self-Publishing Workshop: How to Pitch Your Novel

Do you struggle to pitch your book to potential readers? Join us at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch on Monday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. to hear from local professional authors Lindsey Duga and David Armand as they walk through their methods of creating a sales pitch. There will be time to write and receive feedback on a pitch of your own, followed by the opportunity to speed pitch to fellow writers. Registration is required. Register here.

EBRPL Closes the Book on Fines

All locations of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library no longer collect fines for overdue items. Children’s materials and items checked out by senior citizens were already fine free, but as of August 1, EBRPL reduced barriers for teens and adults that need the Library’s resources whenever and wherever they are. In addition, amnesty is now available for patrons who have outstanding items. Whether the items are 5 days or 50 years overdue, bring them back and your current fines will be waived. Former Interim Library Director Kristen Edson explains, “We are joining many peer libraries across the country to further our commitment to providing access for all and being a place that inspires lifelong learning and personal economic advancement. Our new fine free policy supports the Library’s Mission to ‘provide access and connect people to information,
resources, materials, technology, and experience to make a positive difference in their lives.’” The Library will continue to set return dates for materials and send
reminders for items not checked back in or renewed by those dates. Patrons
will still be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. For more information on our fine free policy, please visit or call (225) 231-3740.

Write Time! with Boo Milton

Join us on Tuesday, October 3 at 6 p.m. at the River Center Branch 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. Register for any or all of these monthly sessions here or by emailing

Break N2 Tech

Futures fund invited you to Break N2 Tech, FREE digital literacy workshops that train you for tech success! Join Teressa Calligan, Professional Cybersecurity Analyst, and Joshua Newbins, Professional Developer, at the Carver Branch on Saturday, September 16 at 1 p.m. for talks on Intro to Cybersecurity and Web 3.0: Understanding VR, AR, Crypto, and the New Internet. A second set of presentations by Ms. Calligan and Nina Tran, Professional Developer, will take place at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, September 30 at 1 p.m. Topics will include Designing Your Mock Website and Becoming a Developer Without a Degree. Please register here.

Special Collections Offers New CD and DVD Copy Service

Do you have a CD or DVD full of special family photos, videos, or important documentation that you would like a copy for yourself or to share with others? The Library’s Special Collections Department is now offering to copy any CD or DVD (that does not contain copyrighted material) onto a DVD or thumb drive, free of charge! If you would like to copy to a thumb drive, please bring on with you or purchase one for $4 at the Library’s circulation desk. DVDs will be provided. Visit the Special Collections Department on 2nd floor of the Main Library at Goodwood on Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., to take advantage of this great new service!

New in the Digital Library: Mometrix

You’ve worked hard and are well on your way to your dream career. Only one thing stands in your way…a test. Mometrix can help! Their database includes thousands of study guides, practice tests, and flashcard titles for 1,500 exams making Mometrix the most comprehensive test preparation company in the world. Their Product Development Department works hard to keep the materials aligned with the latest exam standards. Mometrix offers test prep in fields such as business, construction, law, healthcare, and real estate, just to name a few. You can also find test guides for K-12 students and college admissions! Access to this invaluable resource is FREE; all you need is your Library card! Visit here to invest in your future, today!

‘Queer’ History Film Series

‘Queer’ History Film Series is an exploration into the LGBTIQA+ history influence, politics and gaiety throughout the ages. In partnership with Baton Rouge Pride, this series will feature a different film on the last Sunday of each month, continuing this month at the Main Library at Goodwood on Sunday, September 24 at 6 p.m. with The Same Difference Gender Roles in the Black Lesbian Community (2105, Unrated). “A compelling documentary about lesbians who discriminate against other lesbians based on gender roles. Director Nneka Onuorah takes an in-depth look at the internalized hetero-normative gender roles that have become all too familiar within the African American lesbian and bisexual community.” -Kanopy

Adult topics will be discussed so we ask that no children attend and viewer discretion is advised.