Whether you are new to the art of crochet, want to improve your skills, or just want to enjoy the company of adult fellow crafters, the Pride-Chaneyville Branch is where you need to be! Come to the Library at 1 p.m. every Thursday in May, to crochet comfort shawls. Items made through this program will be created for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge to benefit their many charitable programs, along with organizations like The Leprosy Mission in Anandaban Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal; War Veterans Hospital; Pregnancy Problem Center; St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; Hope House; and the Battered Women’s Shelter. Donations of supplies or finished items also are welcome. Also, check out our Source newsletter online or at any branch for more information on other crafting events.
The Criterion Collection is a selection of what are considered some of the greatest films from around the world, in new editions of the highest technical quality, with supplemental features that enhance the appreciation of the art of film. We’re so excited to announce that you can now stream the Criterion Collection movies through our Digital Library! Discover classic films from such legendary directors as Charlie Chaplin, Jean Renoir, Michelangelo Antonioni, and John Cassavetes, to name a few, as well as a handful of recent films too. You can try searching by title, director, decade, genre, even by country or awards. Check out the Criterion Collection and you just might find your next favorite flick. Movie night, anyone?
Are you interested in a career in film but don’t know where to start? If so, then join us at the Main Library this Tuesday, April 21, at 6 p.m. for a free presentation by New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) Executive Director Darcy McKinnon and Baton Rouge Program Coordinator Elizabeth Hutchison. You’ll get an overview of the south Louisiana film industry and the resources NOVAC offers to help get a film career started. Call 225-231-3733 to register.
Did you know? The EBRPL Digital Library includes The Vogue Archive, a searchable archive of American Vogue magazine from its premiere issue in 1892 to the current month, available in high-resolution color! Preserving the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists, and photographers, The Vogue Archive is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture, and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.
Every page, advertisement, cover, and fold-out is included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer, and brand name. You can even search by editor (e.g., Diana Vreeland, Anna Wintour), photographer (e.g., David Bailey, Richard Avedon), or other contributors (including such world-renowned artists and writers as Georges Lepape, Kate Chopin, and Evelyn Waugh). The Vogue Archive is an invaluable resource for those interested in fashion history, art, and photography, as well as modern American culture. The world of fashion is now at your fingertips so check it out today!
Just in time for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s 75th Anniversary and the Library’s
celebration of all things historical that make up Baton Rouge, we will be hosting the 14th Annual Attic Treasures & Collectibles Event at the Main Library at Goodwood this Saturday, November 22. Now’s the time to raid your attic, closets, and garages for that interesting or antique art, toy, pottery, jewelry, rifle, war artifact, small piece of furniture, or other item of interest and see what the story is behind it and possibly what its value might be.
The free event will run 9 a.m.-1 p.m. this Saturday. Come for the antiques viewings, but stay for several other big events going on at the Main Library that day (more on that on our website and this blog later this week)! There is a limit of three items per person. Experts including Jack and Ann Hood – Jewelry; Bill Lee – Paper and Advertisements; Laurann Marino – Louisiana Gold and Coins; Pauline Robertson – Native American Items; Florence Crowder – General Items; Danny Brown – Civil War/ Military items; and Mark Denham – Armaments will be on hand to look at your collectibles and antiques. Call 231-3750 or visit our website and Facebook page for more information. Don’t forget to check our antique resources like the p4A Antiques Database (as used by the Antiques Roadshow), our Antiques InfoGuide, and the library catalog too. See you Saturday!
The Monument Quilt Tour is coming to Baton Rouge this Tuesday, August 12. Meet at North Boulevard Town Square downtown from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a special interactive event welcoming art/activist collective FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture for an art display of the national Monument Quilt, a public healing space by and for survivors of rape and abuse. A crowd-sourced collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse, the Monument Quilt offers a public space and platform to not only tell survivors’ stories but to work together to forever change how Americans respond to rape. Contact STAR Baton Rouge at (225) 615-7093 for more information.
Here’s a line-up of some great events at Eden Park Branch Library this month. Check the June Source for more info on these and other programs across the parish.
A Stitch in Time Sewing Club: This club meets twice a month at Eden Park Branch Library, and has a wonderful time planning and working on projects. Bring your ideas and projects and socialize with fellow thread lovers. Sewing machines available. Wednesday, 6/4, and Wednesday, 6/18, at 5:00 pm
Eden Park’s Adult Book Club: We have a list of books we’d love to read and discuss, and we always love new members! Drop by and join us discussing each month’s selected read and socialize with fellow bookworms! Tuesday, 6/17, at 5:00 pm
Eden Park’s Poetry Club: Have a poem waiting to come out? Love poetry reads? Want to get started in poetry? Come by and join our poetry club which meets once a month at Eden Park Library. Wednesday, 6/18, at 6:00 pm
Eden Park Art Club: We meet once a month to share our artwork, discuss ongoing projects, help newcomers get started, and display our artwork on the library wall. Thursday, 6/19, at 5:00 pm
Eden Park Garden Club: We swap seeds, talk about container gardening, help each other solve plant problems, and generally get a kick out of everything that started out as a seed in a pot. Bring plants to swap, stories to tell, and advice to share! We meet once a month at Eden Park. Thursday, 6/19, at 5:00 pm
Writers’ Club: Have a story inside waiting to come out? Have you written one and need help proofreading? Want to discuss publishing or self publishing for print or ebooks? Come by Eden Park once a month for our writers’ club meeting. We discuss our projects, battle writer’s block, play writing games, and discuss all aspects of writing. We share tips and do some in-house writing with peer support. Saturday, 6/28, at 3:30 pm
Address: 5131 Greenwell Springs Road, 70806
Call (225) 231-3240 for more information.
Are you stuck in your career, overwhelmed by life’s many choices, or searching for a creative outlet? If you need to find focus, rediscover your creativity, and become your authentic self, join us at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library for a workshop that will closely follow Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. Artistic and unartistic types alike will benefit from this hands-on program.
This workshop begins this coming Tuesday, January 21, at 6:00 p.m. and will meet each Tuesday at this time for 12 consecutive weeks. Registration is required. Call (225) 381-8434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register. This is a free workshop presented by the Career Center, a service of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.