Kids, ages 6-11, are invited to the Delmont Gardens Branch on Monday, November 20 at 1 p.m. for a presentation by the State Energy Office! Learn about solar energy and make a cyanotype paper “sun print” and a solar bead bracelet. Registration is required. To register, call 354-7060.
Do your plant babies need a new home? Come decorate terracotta pots with us on Wednesday, November 15 at 6 pm. at the Main Library at Goodwood. These weather-sealed pots will be safe for indoor and outdoor use.
Get creative with Makerspaces at these library locations! Adults and teens are invited to attend a badging class to learn the basics of safely operating our Makerspace equipment, including professional microphones and soundboards, 3D printers, sewing machines, button makers, Cricuts, and more! One you have completed a badging class, you may reserve the equipment for personal use! Registration is required. To register, call the branch directly or visit here. See opportunities below:
Jones Creek Regional Branch
- Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. – Sewing Class
- Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. – Serger Class
- Monday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. – 3D Printing Class
- Wednesday, November 29 at 6 p.m. – Cricut and Heat Press Class
River Center Branch
- Wednesday,, November 1 at 4:30 p.m. – Beginner Heat Press Class
- Tuesday, November 7 at 4:30 p.m. – Beginner Sewing Class
- Tuesday, November 14 at 4:30 p.m. – Laser Cutter: Personalized Wooden Spoons
- Tuesday, November 28 at 4:30 p.m. – Beginner Laser Cutter Class
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge closes out the year with an extraordinary exhibition of works by Charles Smith, who has continuously made powerful figural sculptures expressing aspects of the African American experience since 1986. His sculptures are not created for, nor directed to, the mainstream “art world” but are rather gifts for his communities and those who encounter them. The theme was chosen by Smith as a tribute to African Americans who have made significant cultural contributions to the country. Honoring Our Own: Dr. Charles Smith opens Tuesday, October 24 in the Shell Gallery at the Cary Saurage Community Arts Center and remains on view through Dec. 31. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join us for a Night At The Capital Featuring The Radio Bird Quartet, an unforgettable evening of live music and entertainment. Reminisce as your favorite songs play through the beautiful sounds of the string’s quartet. Performance starts at 7:00pm at the house of chambers located inside the old state capitol in Baton Rouge. Get tickets at here.
Get creative with Makerspaces at these Library locations! Adults and teens are invited to attend a badging class to learn the basics of safely operating our Makerspace equipment, including professional microphones and soundboards, 3D printers, sewing machines, button makers, Cricuts, and more! Once you have completed a badging class, you may reserve the equipment for personal use! Registration is required. To register, call the branch directly or visit here. See opportunities below:
Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch
- Monday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. – Audio Equipment Class
Jones Creek Regional Branch
- Monday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. – 3D Printer Class
- Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. – Serger Class
- Tuesday, October 24 at 3:30 p.m. – Cricut and Heat Press Class
River Center Branch
- Wednesday, October 11 at 3 p.m. – Intermediate Laser Cutter Class
- Monday, October 16 at 3 p.m. – Cricut: Spooky Halloween Decals
- Thursday, October 26 at 3 p.m. – Beginner Audio (Recording Studio) Class
- Monday, October 30 at 3 p.m. – Beginner Cricut Class
It’s been “Ten Years in the Making” for the Baton Rouge Maker Faire! Join us in celebrating a decade of curiosity and creativity at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for “makers” to demonstrate hobbies, experiments, projects, and more! Don’t miss this family-friendly showcase of invention, ingenuity, and resourcefulness, from people who enjoy learning and love sharing what they do! 2023 Maker Faire headliner is Burt Fleming, chainsaw carver and owner of WoodBCreations. Throughout the day, he will carve three wood sculptures with a chainsaw! Enjoy Burt’s quick wit and personable style as he takes a blank piece of log and turns into a work of art!
The Library has partnered with the LSU College of Art + Design to bring you Finding Grounding, rotating exhibitions and artist-led workshops that offer connection to our shared environment, ecology, and histories through nature experiences. Using Renee Royale and Heather Bird Harris’ creative practices as an opening, this project invites connection with place and self through grounded creative and reflective practices.
Harris’ exhibit will be on display at the Fairwood Branch on October 2-22 and at the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch on October 24 – November 9. You’re invited to a workshop on Saturday, October 14, 9:30 a.m. – Noon, with Harris and Lilia Kapsali-Grant entitled Earth Pigment and Nature Connection at Flannery Road Park.
You can view Royale’s exhibit at the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch on October 2-22 and at the Fairwood Branch on October 24-November 9. Join Royale and Kapsali-Grant at the Frenchtown Conservation Area on Saturday, October 21, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, for a workshop on Photographic Matter and Nature Connection. For more information about this project, please visit here.
Make beautiful art representing a wide variety of countries while learning the basics of acrylic painting. Join Martha Whittington at the Jones Creek Regional Branch on Wednesday, September 27 at 12:30 p.m. Registration is required. To register, call 756-1140.