Join us at the Main Library for an old-timey festival to kick off One Book, One Community 2016!
If you’ve been carefully avoiding library resources because your reading list has gotten ridiculous and you just can’t add another book to it (…not that we can relate), you may not know that this year’s book is Kingfish by local historian and dean of the E.J. Ourso College of Business, Dr. Richard D. White, Jr. The book is a biography of notorious Louisiana governor Huey P. Long. It begins with his beginning, and ends with a thoughtful analysis of the long-lasting effects of his political machinations. The middle is full of all kinds of scandals. So you should read it anyway! Everything else you’ve got checked out can totally be renewed until later!
But first you should come to the party, this Saturday, February 20th at 6:30 PM on the plaza at the Main Library, on Goodwood! We’ll have all kinds of food, music, games, and activities, including a sing-along of the LSU fight song “Every Man a King” (which Governor Long helped write); soap-box debaters; mock voting; and at least one of our dear librarians will be dressed up in a seersucker suit!
Raising Cane’s, Taylor Made Concessions, and Bertrand Bailey’s Down Home Country Cooking will all be providing free concessions! There will be performances by the Greater Baton Rouge Barbershop Quartet and the Michael Foster Project! There will be free face painters, caricaturists, and a cakewalk, to name just a few of the entertainment options. You can even win something, like a party pack from Raising Cane’s!
With this much going on, I mean, we’re not saying we’ll think badly of you if you don’t come, but we WILL be very sad. For you. For missing out. So when you think better of it and show up, don’t forget to use the hashtag #readEBR on Twitter and Instagram to let us know what a fabulous time you’re having!