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It’s the Fortieth anniversary of Woodstock, when hundreds of thousands of people attended the legendary three days of peace, love and music in New York state. The festival ran from August 15-18, 1969 and featured artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Who.
Footnote.com in partnership with the Poughkeepsie Journal have created an online archive of pictures, digitized documents, flyers, band posters and newspapers relating to the event. Take a look and you can contribute your own memories and thoughts.
Our wildly popular jazz series, Live@Chelsea’s, is back with a bang! Beginning on October 21, you can once again enjoy live jazz and great food at Chelsea’s Cafe under the Perkins Rd Overpass.
We’ll kick off the new series with a past favorite, Harry Anderson, director of the Southern University Jazz Institute, and his group of local jazz notables. Harry’s group swings and you’re guaranteed to have a great jazz experience.
Upcoming shows will feature crooner Ned Fasullo, pianist Adrian Strickland, The Southern University Big Band and more!!
Live@Chelsea’s will run through April 2010 on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 pm. All ages are welcome to attend and the shows are FREE. Get there early for a good seat — these shows are popular!!!
Didn’t make it a Live@Chelsea’s show last year? Click on the link below to see what you missed.
Twitter is a free social networking tool that you can use to find out what’s going on at the library. We post the library events of the day, important information, valuable resources, cool websites and more. It’s easy to join and follow us, take a look:
The Wayback Machine allows you to view archived web-pages preserved just as they were on the day they were published. Want to see CNN.com on August 24, 2000? EBR Library homepage on December 7, 2000? You can! It’s a trip down memory lane and it’s pretty cool to see the difference in quality of webpages from then compared to now.
There are over 150 billion pages you can look at dating back to 1996. It’s great fun, unfortunately you can’t go back and recover the time you may waste browsing around the Wayback Machine!
We’ve found this great virtual tour of historic Warwick Castle in England, built over 1100 years ago. The tour is amazing and worth a visit to explore the castle. The high definition detail on show is fantastic and the 360°viewer almost makes you feel like you’re there.
Color Chart: Reinventing Color 1950 to Today from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is a journey into the use of color in art. The works of forty-four artists including Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol are presented in luminous high quality. Each image is accompanied by a description of the piece and details of its background (also available in audio).
The collection can be browsed by timeline, artist or by medium. The mediums represented include photographs, sculptures, installations and paintings. It’s a fascinating and vivacious online exhibit. Enjoy!
In times of crisis, access to good information is critical. In the days and weeks after Hurricane Gustav blew through the Baton Rouge area, patrons turned to the library for their needs. Here are some of the questions we answered and services we provided.
Patrons wanted to know if we were open and had Internet access so they could check their email.
One patron was looking for murder mysteries to watch since their cable was out. We showed her the series we have on DVD: Inspector Morse, Miss Marple, Murder She Wrote etc.
Patrons wanted to know where they could get MREs and tarps in Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes. Information about MREs and tarps, along with a lot of other information could be found at http://emergency.louisiana.gov/.
Patrons have wanted to use our computers to apply for FEMA aid and to check on the status of their applications.
A patron who evacuated to Mississippi was traveling through Jackson to come back home. But she desperately needed to find a Chik-Fil-A in Jackson. We found two and gave her the phone numbers and addresses. (Everything doesn’t have to be an emergency, does it?)