Join the Manship Theatre on Friday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. for The Dailey and Vincent Christmas Show. The Dailey and Vincent Christmas Show is a heartwarming holiday musical event that showcases the talents of James Dailey and Darrin Vincent, renowned bluegrass and country musicians. Through their exceptional vocal harmonies, instrumental prowess, and festive repertoire, the duo brings the spirit of Christmas to life. Purchase your tickets here.
Join musician Henry Turner Jr. for The Annual Listening Room Film Festival at the Main Library at Goodwood on Sunday, December 10, 2-9 p.m. and at the River Center Branch on Saturday, December 16, 2-8 p.m. Enjoy
- Film screenings
- Live music performances
- Food and craft vendors
- Film panels
- Music videos and more!
The Film Festivals held at Library locations are free to the public. For a full schedule of events, visit here.
You’re invited to meet the authors of A Louisiana Christmas to Remember, a book including three heartwarming, interconnected stories of faith, love, and restoration brought to you by three Louisiana-native authors. Will a rare snowy Louisiana Christmas bring hope to the hometown and hearts of three women from the town’s founding family? Join Morgan Tarpley Smith, Betsy St. Amant, and Lenora Worth at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, December 2 at 10 a.m. as they discuss their stories: A Louisiana Snow, Restoring Christmas, and A Christmas Reunion. Learn about their individual journeys as authors and how this one book of three stories came together.
The Civic Orchestra of Baton Rouge will present its annual holiday concert at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m. featuring holiday favorites from composer Leroy Anderson and The Nutcracker. The concert is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and family to come ring in the season! For more information visit here or Facebook and Instagram (@CivicOrchBR).
Everyone knows how hard it is to make new friends after college. Fairwood Branch Library invites 20-somethings to a Speed-Friending event on Saturday, November 25 at 2 p.m. Speed-friending is a low-stakes way to meet new people using ice breakers to introduce ourselves in rapid fire one-on-one conversations. It’s going to be a lot of fun so invite your friends and come make some new ones!
Kids, ages 6-11, are invited to the Delmont Gardens Branch on Monday, November 20 at 1 p.m. for a presentation by the State Energy Office! Learn about solar energy and make a cyanotype paper “sun print” and a solar bead bracelet. Registration is required. To register, call 354-7060.
Bring the whole family to the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, November 18, at 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., for this all-ages, free event and see how many games you can play in one day! Go from card games to life-sized games; enjoy a board game before switching to a VR headset; join a tabletop game session; connect with local gaming groups and stores like Little Wars and more! Come to the Library for some fun and friendly competition! Learn more here.
The Baton Rouge Rose Society invites you to grab your pruners, hats, and gloves and join them for Propagation Day at the Independence Botanical Gardens (adjacent to the Main Library at Goodwood) on Saturday, November 18, 9-11 a.m. Propagation directions and advice will be available from experienced gardeners and in printed form. Learn something new about successful propagation techniques. All necessary supplies will be provided, along with refreshments.
Thursday, November 16 at 3 PM – United States Poet Laureate and winner of the 2022 Academy of American Poets Leadership Award, Joy Harjo, joins us for a chat about her most recent memoir, Catching the Light, and to discuss her rewarding lifetime as a writer and poet. In Catching the Light, Harjo examines the power of words and how poetry summons us toward justice and healing. In this lyrical meditation about the why of writing poetry, Harjo reflects on significant points of illumination, experience, and questioning from her fifty years as a poet. Harjo insists the most meaningful poetry is birthed through cracks in history from what is broken and unseen.
Do you speak or read Spanish? Perhaps you’re looking for a fun way to speak Spanish with others? If you also love reading and discussing books with others, then we have just the group for you! Join us for a club centered around reading books in Spanish! Adults can come to the Bluebonnet Regional Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15 as we discuss Diarios de Motocicleta by Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Copies are available on Libby, the library reading app. For more information, call 763-2250.