Resume Seminar at Carver Branch

A trained resume writer from the Career Center will lead a workshop on how to write a great resume.

  • Learn to structure your resume so that it showcases your most valuable skills
  • Learn formatting techniques that will make your resume look clean and professional
  • Learn the biggest red flags employers look for on resumes and how to avoid them

Registration is required for this event. Please call (225) 389-7450 to register.

November Household Hazardous Materials Day

Do you have hazardous materials you’d like to get rid of? Bring them to the new location of the fall Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on November 16th, between 9 AM and 1 PM, to safely dispose of things like used car oil and oil filters, bug sprays, batteries, and more! See the flier above for a full list of accepted materials. You can drop off your materials at the LSU Touchdown Village parking lot at 4000 S. Quad Drive during the collection hours. Check out the Facebook event to learn more!

How to Start a Non-Profit, Part 3: Legal, Financial, Accounting Issues

This is the third session in our How to Start a Nonprofit series, hosted by the EBRPL Career Center in cooperation with the Middleburg Institute. Join us Tuesday, November 5th, at the Main Library on Goodwood, from 6-8 PM to learn which legal, financial and accounting issues are involved in founding a non-profit and how to avoid potential pitfalls.

The workshop is presented by Joyce James, MBA, Founder of The Middleburg Institute. Registration is required. Please call 225-231-3733 or register online here.

Cell-Ed

Learn or improve your English with Cell-Ed, a free program that turns your cell phone into a comprehensive education program. Just search your app store for “Cell-Ed” and use PIN code 5274, or call them at 818-423-5533 (using the same PIN code), to talk and text with a coach. Choose from courses like “English on the Go,” from high beginner to advanced levels; “Work Ready,” focused on job applications and work communication; “Civics and Citizenship,” for the U.S. naturalization exam; and “Skill Builder,” to improve reading, writing, social studies, and math skills. Start today!

Louisiana Book Festival 2019

The 2019 Louisiana Book Festival will take place on this very Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM! Come to the State Library of Louisiana to celebrate books, authors, and literacy with tons of fun events for kids and adults alike. Attend one of their WordShops to polish your personal writing craft. The East Baton Rouge Parish Library will announce this year’s One Book, One Community read. Visit their website to learn more!

19th Annual Attic Treasures & Collectibles


Mark your calendar now! Bring your collectibles, antiques and other treasures for expert review at the FREE 19th Annual Attic Treasures& Collectibles Event at the Main Library at Goodwood from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, November 9! It’s very similar to what you see on Antiques Roadshow, which runs on LPB TV. Hundreds of people lined up with their treasures at last year’s event, and everyone in the community is welcome.

This is the time to raid your attic, cupboards, closets and garages for that interesting or antique art, old toys, pottery, jewelry, rifles, war artifacts, small furniture or other item of interest and see what the story is behind it and possibly more. There is a limit of three items per person at the event, and experts will be on hand to look at your collectibles and antiques.

Come for the antiques viewings but bring your Library card to stay and visit our facilities and checkout some of our resources. Library staff will be available to demonstrate the use of the P4A Antiques Reference Database, frequently used by experts on Antiques Roadshow and available in-house and remotely to all patrons with an East Baton Rouge Parish Library card. For more information about the 19th Annual Attic Treasures & Collectibles Event, call (225) 231-3740. Get more information about Library resources dealing with antiques and collectibles online.

Libraries Transform Book Pick

For the first time ever, OverDrive and the American Library Association’s Libraries Transform program have gotten together to create the Libraries Transform Book Pick program! From October 7th-21st, join readers around the country in downloading and reading After the Flood by Kassandra Montag. Described as “a compulsively readable novel of dark despair and soaring hope,” After the Flood is the story of a mother who would do anything to find her daughter and keep her family together. Start reading it today through your Libby app!

Día de los Muertos Display at the Main Library

Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico to remember and pray for family and friends who have died. Traditions include building altars, called ofrendas, at the gravestones of the dead, and filling them with favorite treats and photographs, as well as decorating with sugar skulls and marigolds. The Main Library is displaying an ofrenda constructed by Monica Santaella and others. You can visit it through November 12th.