Summer Reading Kicks Off Today

Join us at the library to make sure your summer is packed with great books, fun programs, and fabulous prizes. With a program for every age group, everyone can participate! All locations of the Library will have reading logs for each age group (Children, Teens, and Adults). These logs will be available until the end of July. While each group has a different theme and guidelines, the goal is the same: READ!

Every Hero Has a Story is this year’s theme for the Children’s Summer Reading Program. Summer activities will feature events that spotlight the performing arts, visual arts, literature, and science – all showing children how to tap into their creative sides. Children will receive a free book and special incentives just for reading! Ages Birth-11. For more information, call 231-3760.

The theme for the Teen Summer Reading Program this year is Unmask! Once you read six books, you’ll get a prize pack which includes includes a backpack, mason jar mug, a superhero rubik’s cube, and a superhero footbag. Prize packs will be available while quantities last, and winning tickets are drawn each Monday for cool prizes. The top reader in the parish will receive an iPad mini, donated by OverDrive! Teens grades 6 to 12. For more information, call 231-3770.

The Adult Program, Escape the Ordinary, for ages 18 and up, will be filled with a variety of interesting events. Adults are asked to read three books in order to receive a summer prize pack which includes a library tote, and there will be weekly drawings for various prizes. One of the three books can be substituted by attendance to any adult summer program. The last day of Adult Summer Reading is July 31. At the end of the program, a special drawing will be held for all participants. Call 231-3740 for more information.

Are you as excited as we are? Pick up a reading log at your local branch starting today and check our newsletter The Source or our events calendar to see all the great events coming up! Share with us on social media what you’re reading this summer using hashtags #readBR and #ebrpl. srp

20Somethings Events in May

Adults aged 18-30ish are invited to these great 20Something events this month!

  • 20-Somethings Game Night: Tuesday, May 5 (tomorrow night)game-night. Join us for game night at the Jones Creek Regional Branch at 6:30 p.m. Gaming enthusiasts can choose between board games like Catan, 7 Wonders, and Forbidden Island. Game night is a great way to meet new people and try out new games without dropping any cash!
  • Comic Book Modge Podge Pencil Holder Craft Comic book art really pops! Visit the Eden Park Branch at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, to make a Modge Podge pencil holder. We’ll use old comic books in a new way to make this ordinary object extraordinary with glue, comic books and plastic cups.
  • Indie Short Film Screening: Everyone’s a critic. You can be one too! Come to the River Center Branch at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, to screen independent short films.
  • Can’t get enough games? Join us at the Main Library at Goodwood at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, to enjoy refreshments while you play.

Brace Yourselves: Game of Thrones Trivia is Coming

Baton Rouge 20somethings, compete head to head at our 4th Game of Thrones Trivia Challenge! Join us this Thursday, April 9, at 7:00 pm at the Jones Creek Regional Branch Library. Don’t worry about spoilers – questions will only cover the first four books and the first four seasons of the show. If you’re between 19 and 30ish, don’t miss it!


November 20Somethings Programs

Here are some cool programs lined up this month for 20Somethings, starting with Game Night tonight!

20Somethings Game Night 20somethings color
Calling all 20-Somethings! Join us for a free night of fun and games at the Zachary Branch tonight at 7. Bring a friend and your favorite game to share with the group or play one of ours. Choose from Bananagrams, Set, Trivial Pursuit, Wii games, and much more!

An Introduction to Micro RPG with Cthulhu Dark
Come to the Library this month to hang out with other 20-Somethings 19-30ish and enjoy a role playing game (RPG). Head over to the Main Library at Goodwood at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 13, to choose one of 12 investigators and risk your sanity to uncover the truth in this one-shot Cthulhu Dark Game. No experience is necessary, and newcomers are welcome for this very rules light system. Simply choose a name and occupation to start playing!

Get Your Game On!
If you enjoy video and board games and are looking for a way to meet other gaming enthusiasts ages 19-30ish, come to the Main Library at Goodwood at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, to play free board games such as Settlers of Catan and 7 Wonders and video games including Rock Band and Minecraft.

Introduction to Investing for 20Somethings
Calling all individuals ages 19-30ish looking to start investing for the first time! Financial advisors Bennett Blackledge and Patrick Talamo from Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company will be at the Main Library at Goodwood at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 29, to give a free brief overview into the wide world of investing. You’ll find out the difference between bonds, mutual funds and trusts, why getting into the stock market might be beneficial, how you can make the most of your money, and more!

October 20Somethings Events

Here’s the line-up of 20Somethings events planned this month. Want more info? Head over to our 20Somethings Facebook page!

Get Your Game On! If you enjoy video and board games and are looking for a way to meet other game enthusiasts ages 18-30ish, join us at the Main Library at Goodwood tonight, October 14, and Tuesday, October 28, at 6 p.m. to play board games such as Settlers of Catan and 7 Wonders and video games such as Rock Band and Minecraft.

Halo Day: Sometimes you just need to kick back and enjoy an aw20somethings coloresome video game. Come to the Baker Branch Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, and get together with other 20-somethings to chill out with Halo on the Xbox.

Crafternoon: Wire-Wrapped Jewelry  Come hang out with other 20-somethings at the Main Library at Goodwood at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 19, to create wire-wrapped marble necklace pendants and button flower rings. All supplies provided.

We had a great time at Horror Movie Night last weekend and we have one more Halloween-themed event coming up:

‘Buffy’ Buffs Night  Are you a “Buffy” Buff? Then head over to the Main Library at Goodwood at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 23, to test your knowledge of all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We’ll be playing a trivia game covering all seven seasons of the popular television series.