Virtual Author Talk Series: Jason Mott

The Library continues its Author Talk Series with three new authors in February! Each live, virtual event features a different bestselling author, along with an interactive Q&A session where participants can ask questions directly to the author. See February selections and dates/times below.
Visit here to register for these virtual events, learn about other upcoming conversations with bestselling authors, and view previous author talk recordings. For more information about these and other virtual events, visit here.

Tuesday, February 20 at 3 p.m.  – You’re invited to join us as we talk to New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott about his recent novel, Hell of a Book. This magnificent work of fiction is deeply honest, at times electrically funny, and is a book that goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans and America as a whole. In Hell of a Book, a Black author sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives Hell of a Book and is the scaffolding of something much larger and more
urgent: Mott’s novel also tells the story of Soot, a young Black boy living in a rural town in the recent past, and The Kid, a possibly imaginary child who appears to the author on his tour. Unforgettably told, with an electrifying plot and characters who burn into your mind, Hell of a Book is the novel Mott has been writing in his head for the last ten years. And in its final twists, it truly becomes its title. Register now!

Meet the Breeds

Meet the Breeds with the Louisiana Capital City Obedience Club! LCCOC was established in 1963 and is the oldest ongoing American Kennel Club dog club in Baton Rouge. Join us on Sunday, February 18 at 3 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood to learn about a wide variety of dog breeds.
All ages are welcome! Some of the dogs will perform pet tricks, agility exercises, and obedience activities. The members of the club will share about their experiences with their dogs in competitive events, pet therapy, tracking, and just enjoying a well-trained family pet. For more information, visit here.

Resume Writing Seminar

Adults are welcome to join us at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, February 17 at 2 p.m. for a free Resume Writing Seminar. A Certified Professional 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 that employers look for on resumes and how to avoid them.
    Registration is required. To register, visit here or call 231-3733

Free Saturday Tutoring

The Baton Rouge Magnet High School Beta Club will be offering FREE tutoring services on Saturdays, February 17 & 24, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the Main Library at Goodwood. Beta members will offer help to elementary, middle, and high school students. See subjects offered below. Only 60
spots are available each Saturday. Registration is required. Register online at here or call 231-3770.

  • Elementary students: English, Math, Science, and Reading
  • Middle schoolers (6th grade – 8th grade): English, Math, and Science
  • High schoolers: English, Math (9th – Calculus), and Science
  • Upon advanced request, they will provide tutoring in French, Spanish, and Latin

EBRPL Small Business Presents: Building a Basic Website with WordPress

Do you need a website for your small business? EBRPL Small Business presents a beginner-friendly
class on building a basic website with WordPress, an online web content management system. Come join us at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, February 17 at 2 p.m. as we walk through the steps to build a free website dedicated to your small business or personal brand. For more information, call 231-3750.

Book Premieres: Learning the Language of Positivity

Join author Nicholas Davis for the premiere of his book, Learning the Language of Positivity, at the Main Library at Goodwood on Sunday, February 18 at 7 p.m. Learning the Language of
Positivity
is like a daily roadmap to new beginnings. It’s a starting point of rebuilding and reconstructing to remove the things and people that won’t allow you to reach your next
positive dimension in life. In this 365-day journal, you will find daily inspiration and positive quotes, plus you will also be able to read and meditate on prayers connected to the affirmations and quotes on each page.

Edible Book Festival

The Edible Book Festival is an international celebration of books, food, and bad puns! In conjunction with the Library’s 2024 One Book One Community selection, Tasting History, the 3rd annual Edible Book Festival will be held during the One Book One Community Kickoff Party on Friday, March 8, 5-7 p.m., at the Main Library at Goodwood. Participants are invited to choose a book and create an edible representation of its title or a wordplay on its title. Join us as we gather to view the bookish fare concocted to amuse, amaze, or, yes, even disgust onlookers and fellow participants. Vote for
your favorites in categories such as Best in Show, Wittiest Wordplay, Least Appetizing and more! Winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. and prizes will be awarded! To submit an entry, just bring your punny, edible creation to the Library  on Friday, March 8 between  4 and 4:30 p.m. to be displayed! Here are a few previous winners. Can you “beet” them? Come on, “cake” a chance! Give us something to “taco” ‘bout! “Gouda” luck!