Collectibles Price Guides

If you collect something, there is a good chance we have the price guide for it here at the library. Some examples of price guides that we have include:

Antiques, Baseball Cards, Coins, Comic books, Disney and Coca-Cola Memorabilia, Stamps.

There are too many to list here, so try searching the catalog. One of the great things about the majority of these price guides is that they are updated yearly so you can get the most accurate pricing.

If you’re looking for antiques information we also have a database you can access from home p4A Antiques Reference.

Poor Man’s Provence

The summer title for the One Book/One Community program is:
Poor man’s Provence: Finding Myself in Cajun Louisiana by Rheta Grimsley Johnson.

Come and get your copy and join in the related events over the summer. It all begins on Saturday, June 6th, 8:00am at the Red Stick Farmers Market, Fifth Street and Main, downtown. There will be live Cajun music as well as a chance to meet the author herself. To find out more and see a full listing of events please visit the Baton Rouge One Book/One Community Website

One Book

To mark the start of this program, also on June 6th, we will be having our Cajun Fest-For-All @ the Main library. There will be art, music and even dance lessons from the Cajun French Music Association.  For details check The Source

Explore Marvel Graphic Novels

You’ve seen the blockbuster movies, now check out the comics behind the movies. We have a great selection of graphic novels featuring your favorite heroes and villains.


These include Wolverine, X-Men, Iron Man, Spiderman, Hulk, Captain America and Superman to name but a few.

Take a look in the catalog or stop by the Young Adult section of your local branch.

Release Your Inner Chef!

Have you taken a look at our large collection of cookbooks?  We have books for all tastes, skill levels, nutritional and dietary needs. Every month new titles are coming in, here are some of the recent additions:

Fiore, Toni. Totally Vegetarian : Easy, Fast, Comforting Cooking for Every Kind of Vegetarian

Folse, John. After the Hunt : Louisiana’s Authoritative Collection of Wild Game & Game Fish Cookery

Rachael Ray. Yum-O!: The Family Cookbook

Torres. Jacques. Jacques Torres’ A Year in Chocolate

Wohl, Kit.  New Orleans Classic Seafood : Recipes from Favorite Restaurants


Live Long and Prosper with Star Trek

Can’t wait to see the new blockbuster Star Trek movie in theaters?

Don’t forget we have your Star Trek fix here at the library! We have the original series, Voyager, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Enterprise and the animated series on DVD as well as the big screen movies. We also have lots of Star Trek books, biographies of the stars, non-fiction and books on CD.

Boldly go to your local branch or check the catalog to see whats on offer!

Free Children’s Books Online

The International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) is a non-profit online library of children’s books. It has over 3800 books available in 53 different languages! The books come from all over the world providing insight into different cultures and are great fun for children and adults alike.

International Children's Digital Library
International Children's Digital Library

The site is easy to use, kid friendly and the pages of digital books appear as they would in print, complete with the original illustrations.  Have a browse around and you’ll find some great stories!

Occupational Outlook Handbook Online

Looking for career information? Want to find out what a specific job entails and what qualifications are needed? How much you would expect to earn?

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a great place to look. This publication from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is available online or we have print editions at the library.  It is updated every two years and is a great resource for job seekers or those looking for a career change.

New Business Titles

Time to roundup and list the latest small business titles in our collection.

The Boss Of You: Everything A Woman Needs To Know To Start, Run, And Maintain Her Own Business
Emira Mears & Lauren Bacon, c2008.

Outsmart!: Kow To Do What Your Competitors Can’t
Jim Champy, c2008.

Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide To Outsmarting, Outmanaging, And Outmarketing Your Competition
Guy Kawasaki, c2008.

Retire-And Start Your Own Business: Five Steps To Success
Dennis J. Sargent and Martha S. Sargent, c2009.

The Small Business Bible: Everything You Need To Know To Succeed In Your Small Business
Steven D. Strauss, 2nd ed. c2008.

Success 101: What Every Leader Needs To Know
John C. Maxwell, c2008.

Titles listed above are linked to the Library’s online catalog so you can see title locations and status. Once you’re in the catalog, click on the picture of the book cover for a synopsis and other information.

Desperately Seeking Yearbooks

Help contribute to the preservation of Baton Rouge history! The Baton Rouge Room is currently asking for donations of yearbooks from Baton Rouge schools. All schools are included in this search — elementary, middle, junior high, high school, and college. “While the Baton Rouge Room does already have a large collection of local yearbooks, we are looking to expand the collection as well as fill in the gaps,” says archivist, Melissa Eastin. Find out if you have a yearbook that might be of value to the Baton Rouge Room by calling (225) 389-4960.