It’s time for the 7th Annual Louisiana Book Festival presented by the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana!
On Saturday October 17, 10:00am-5:00pm, downtown by the State Capitol, meet authors, enjoy great programs, listen to live music and browse the exhibitors stalls.
It’s a great day for the whole family with fun activities for kids and teens. Of course as this is Louisiana you can guarantee there will be plenty of great food! Take a look at the official festival website for more details.
September 26-October 3rd is Banned Books Week! It’s a celebration of the freedom to read under the protection of the First Amendment. You can read all about it here on the American Library Association website.
You might be surprised at some of the titles that have been challenged (a formal written request made to remove a book from library shelves). Here is a fascinating list of the top 100 banned and challenged classics.
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.
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
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
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:
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.
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.
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!