Crotchet is the skill and hobby of interlocking yarn using a small hook. Come join other adults at the Delmont Gardens Branch on Tuesday, February 20 at 4 p.m. to learn the basics of crochet. All skill levels are welcome and supplies are provided! Learn how to construct your first chain stitch. Registration is required. To register, call 354-7050 or visit here.
Preschoolers ages 2-5 are welcome at the Pride-Chaneyville Branch on Tuesday, February 20 at 11 a.m. for readings of Trains by Mary Lindeen and Trains Run! by George Ella Lyon and Beth Lyon. Afterwards, we’ll play with Start-Up Circuits and Mega Bloks, plus glue shapes together to make a train picture. Registration is required. To register, please call 658-1560.
Baton Rouge Rose Society invites you to grab your pruners, hat, and gloves and join them for Spring Pruning Day on Saturday, February 17, 9-11 a.m., at the Independence Park Rose Garden (adjacent to the Main Library at Goodwood). Hone your pruning skills, get advice from the experts, and do some networking with like-minded gardeners!
Join us at the Delmont Gardens Branch on Saturday, February 17 at 11 a.m. where children ages 3-6 will listen to A Super Sticky Mistake by Alison Donald and Rea Zhai and unleash their inner scientists with cool density experiments. Which liquids are heavier? Find out!
Meet the Breeds with the Louisiana Capital City Obedience Club! LCCOC was established in 1963 and is the oldest ongoing American Kennel Club dog club in Baton Rouge. Join us on Sunday, February 18 at 3 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood to learn about a wide variety of dog breeds.
All ages are welcome! Some of the dogs will perform pet tricks, agility exercises, and obedience activities. The members of the club will share about their experiences with their dogs in competitive events, pet therapy, tracking, and just enjoying a well-trained family pet. For more information, visit here.
Kids ages 8-11 are invited to join is at the Baker Branch on Saturday, February 17 at 2:30 p.m. to read Arms and Armor by Michelle Byam and make a cool Q-tip crossbow! Registration is required. To register, please call 778-5960.
Share and trade heirloom seeds and trimmings at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch on Saturday, February 17, 10 a.m.-Noon. Remember to label your seeds and plant cuttings before arrival, and please leave any invasive or noxious seeds at home.
Join author Nicholas Davis for the premiere of his book, Learning the Language of Positivity, at the Main Library at Goodwood on Sunday, February 18 at 7 p.m. Learning the Language of
Positivity is like a daily roadmap to new beginnings. It’s a starting point of rebuilding and reconstructing to remove the things and people that won’t allow you to reach your next
positive dimension in life. In this 365-day journal, you will find daily inspiration and positive quotes, plus you will also be able to read and meditate on prayers connected to the affirmations and quotes on each page.
The Edible Book Festival is an international celebration of books, food, and bad puns! In conjunction with the Library’s 2024 One Book One Community selection, Tasting History, the 3rd annual Edible Book Festival will be held during the One Book One Community Kickoff Party on Friday, March 8, 5-7 p.m., at the Main Library at Goodwood. Participants are invited to choose a book and create an edible representation of its title or a wordplay on its title. Join us as we gather to view the bookish fare concocted to amuse, amaze, or, yes, even disgust onlookers and fellow participants. Vote for
your favorites in categories such as Best in Show, Wittiest Wordplay, Least Appetizing and more! Winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. and prizes will be awarded! To submit an entry, just bring your punny, edible creation to the Library on Friday, March 8 between 4 and 4:30 p.m. to be displayed! Here are a few previous winners. Can you “beet” them? Come on, “cake” a chance! Give us something to “taco” ‘bout! “Gouda” luck!
“Bees and the Plants They Love to Need” and “It’s Time to Get Rosy” will be presented on Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch. Master Gardener Debi O’Neill is a native of Baton Rouge and has been a bee keeper since 2016. She is passionate about gardening and loves the wildflower gardens she plants in her yard that encourage and feed her bees. Come learn about the short life cycle of the bee and how their needs change with the season.
Perhaps you can help get things buzzing around Baton Rouge, too. Our second presenter is Master Gardener Carol Paine. She discovered a beautiful hidden rose garden in her first home and knew she must learn how to take care of them. She now has about 35 rose bushes in her yard and loves sharing her knowledge of them. Many people are afraid of roses because some do require special care, but today there are many varieties that are truly easy to grow. Learn about the wide variety of species, how and when to prune them, what diseases commonly affect them, and how to make them a centerpiece of your yard. These programs are free and open to the public. For more information on the 2023 Library Series and other outreach activities visit the EBRMGA website here.