Ask-a-Lawyer December 2023

Adults can come to the Library to take advantage of FREE, individual counseling sessions offered by the Pro Bono project of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. Area attorneys will be available for one-on-one, 15-minute sessions for legal advice on a first-come, first-served basis for advice on non-criminal matters involving Family, Consumer, Housing, Social Security, Employment, Education, and Succession law on the following Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.:

  • December 9 – Jones Creek Regional Branch
  • December 16 – Main Library at Goodwood

Can’t make it in person? The Baton rouge Bar Association also provides assistance anytime through our Online Intake Application. Just visit here, complete the application, and a dedicated attorney will contact you shortly afterwards. For more information about this program, email or call 225-214-5564

Crotchet (and Knit) for a Cause

Crocheters and knitters will meet at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, November 25 at 3 p.m. and work on projects to benefit those in need, which will include hats for premature babies, hats for cancer patients, waterproof sleeping mats for the homeless, and “knitted knockers,” which are soft comfortable prosthesis alternatives for breast cancer survivors. Patterns and some supplies will be provided, though participants are encouraged to bring their own knitting needles and crochet hooks. (Knitting needles DPN or circular size 4, crochet hook size 4.5 or G7)

Want to help but don’t know how to knit? No problem! Come stuff the knockers with filler or make “plarn” from shopping bags for sleeping mats.

We want to hear from YOU! – Website Redesign Questionnaire

We are thrilled to announce that we’re in the process of redesigning our website to enhance your online experience with us.. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we believe your feedback is invaluable in shaping the new look and functionality of our website.

This survey is designed to gather your insights and preferences, helping us understand what works well and what can be improved. We want your voice to be heard! To access the survey click here. The survey will close on December 31st.


Around The Town: The Dailey and Vincent Christmas Show

Join the Manship Theatre on Friday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. for The Dailey and Vincent Christmas Show. The Dailey and Vincent Christmas Show is a heartwarming holiday musical event that showcases the talents of James Dailey and Darrin Vincent, renowned bluegrass and country musicians. Through their exceptional vocal harmonies, instrumental prowess, and festive repertoire, the duo brings the spirit of Christmas to life. Purchase your tickets here.

Around The Town: Toddler Thursday: Handprint Holiday

Children ages 5 and under, with their caregivers, are  invited to Toddler Thursday on Thursday, December 7 at 10 a.m. on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center. Come create a unique mixed-media handprint Christmas tree craft project. Free admission for Toddler Thursday is sponsored by the Junior League of Baton Rouge.

Virtual Author Talk Series: Victoria Aveyard

Tuesday, December 5 at 6 p.m. – Join us as the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen and Realm Breaker series, Victoria Aveyard, chats with us about YA fantasy fiction, a strange darkness grows in Allward; even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it in her small town at the edge of the sea. The long lost heir to an ancient lineage, Corayne meets a rag-tag group of companions that teaches her how to wield the magic slumbering in her blood-and how together they might stop what’s coming. Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning fantasy series promises breakneck adventure and impossible thrills! Register now to join the adventure. Register here for this virtual author talk.