Hey, Baton Rouge! Finished with this year’s One Book, One Community read? Just starting? There’s still a whole month’s worth of chances for you to visit your local library branch to discuss Dr. Richard D. White, Jr.’s Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long, watch a movie inspired by the man himself or that period of Louisiana history, play a politically-themed game, and more!
It’s a great month to see movies like All the President’s Men, All the King’s Men, 61 Bullets, Watership Down, Huey Long, and O Brother, Where Art Thou? Click over to the “Events” tab of the OBOC 2016 infoguide to learn more about showtimes and places to watch. Watch this space for more information on the Frank X. Mullens Chautauqua performance happening April 10th!
We’ve got another new craft: amigurumi Huey! What can’t be done with yarn? Come to the Main Library at 10:00 on Monday, April 11th, to get started on a friend for your Cubeecraft. If you’re artistically inclined, don’t forget – the month of April, we’re running an Instagram 30-Day challenge! We’d love to see what you love to photograph.
If parties and games are more your thing, check out what’s happening at Fairwood and Eden Park! Everyone is invited to a 30s-style party with snacks and music at the Fairwood Branch at 6:00 PM on April 11th, and teens should go see what kinds of prizes they can win at Eden Park’s Louisiana-themed Minute to Win It game on April 21st at 3:30 PM. Then everyone‘s welcome to try your hand at Jones Creek’s themed bingo night, the same day at 6:30 PM.
April 23rd will see a special edition of “Authors After Hours” with the author. Head over to the Main Library at 7 PM to join in. Come back on the 27th at the same time for a program on the Long family genealogy!
We’ll be reading well into May, but you don’t want to miss any of these great April events! See you there, Baton Rouge!