Job Fair Success

Job fairs can be a great place to make connections with employers. . .but only if you know how to do it well. If you’d like to improve your job-fair know-how, please join us for a free seminar Monday, January 29th, from 10AM – 2PM. Career Center staff will discuss what to expect at job fairs, how to prepare, how to make a good first impression, and how to avoid common mistakes.

You can register online, or by calling the Career Center at 225-231-3733.

This seminar is a great chance to prepare for the upcoming Job Fair on February 1st at BRCC, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, hosted by EmployBR and Capital Area Re-Entry Coalition. Attending the Career Center’s seminar will make you a VIP for the fair!

Background Check 101

Okay, you went to the Online Job Search seminar, so you learned how to find a great new job! And then you went to the Resume Seminar, so your shiny new resume was ready to send to all the awesome jobs you found. Maybe you’ve gotten an offer already, and maybe you haven’t – but you surely will soon, and what better way to prepare than making sure you’re ready for your background check? Come to the Main Library on Wednesday, January 24th, from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, to get some tips from an expert on presenting your past in the best possible light. Call the Career Center at (225) 763-2250, or visit the event website, to register.

Beneath the Weight: Free Workshops to End Stress Eating

Don’t miss the second session of Beneath the Weight, tomorrow at the Main Library on Goodwood! Participants can get in touch with what is happening in their minds when overeating, become mindful eaters, and design and implement their own long-lasting healthy eating lifestyles. The second and third sessions will be held January 13th and January 20th, both from 9:30 AM – 12 PM. Registration is available online.

The Artist’s Way – 13-week Program

Practice The Artist’s Way with other artists and creatives who want to set fire to their spark with the Career Center’s 13-week program! Sessions are every Tuesday (except Mardi Gras) from January 23rd-April 24th, 2018, from 6-8 PM, at the Main Library on Goodwood. You can register for this excellent program by calling the Career Center at (225) 231-3733 or visiting the event website.

Qello Concerts

It’s still really, really cold out there, so why leave your house when you can bring concerts to you? With Qello Concerts, you can stream hundreds of recorded concerts and music documentaries to any digital device by setting up an account with your library card. Rock out in your jim-jams with your favorite metalheads, or keep your mind off the state of your pipes with some nice relaxing Mozart; they’ve got dozens of genres, or you can search by time period or artist’s name:

There’s no better time to let music soothe the savage breast – or you can use it to celebrate tomorrow, when it’s supposed to get up out of the forties! Finally! FINALLY.


Happy New Year!

Fireworks viewed from the roof of the Baton Rouge River Center Library, 1993.

Happy New Year, East Baton Rouge Parish! The library is closed today, but will reopen tomorrow at all branches for regular hours.

In the meantime, the Digital Library (and the Digital Archive, where this great picture of 1993 fireworks over the Mississippi was found) are always open! You just need a library card.

We’re proud to be your local library, and we look forward to making this year even better than the last! Here’s to a fabulous 2018!