Know Your Rights: Upcoming Webinars from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services will host three free webinars to help you find out if you qualify for free legal assistance and provide you with information on topics like divorce, eviction, and domestic violence.

South Branch Open House Charrette

The Library invites the community to give their design input for the upcoming South Branch Library that will be located on Glasgow Avenue at Rouzan, off of Perkins Road. Come to the Open House Charrette at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch from 3:30 until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10. For more information, call (225) 231-3750.

What is a charrette? A charrette is a planning meeting that allows all stakeholders – in this case, Baton Rougeans, library administration, and the new branch’s design team – to work collaboratively on a project. This is an opportunity for you to suggest what you’d like to see as part of the new branch and comment on any existing designs.

Mid City Micro-Con Presents: Milton Davis

Looking for more opportunities to celebrate inclusive and diverse comics this year? Look no further than your local library! The Mid City Micro-Con crew will be highlighting comics, topics, and creators throughout 2021, leading up to the big event this summer…
Join us as we chat virtually with Atlanta-based indie author and publisher Milton Davis at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 27. Author of Amber and the Enchanted Sword, Milton Davis owns MVmedia, a publishing company that provides exciting science fiction and fantasy stories based on African/African Diaspora culture, history, and tradition. He’s also one of the hand-picked authors who contributed to this year’s new Marvel anthology, Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda, featuring original stories by authors from across the African Diaspora. To explore more of his work, visit
Register for this FREE virtual event on this webpage or call 225-231-3750 for assistance.
Missed out on the 2020 Mid City Micro-Con? View the recordings and more at

Cosplay Photoshop Crash Course with Ninja Yoyo

We’re so excited for the Mid City Micro-Con, coming at you on YouTube Live this Saturday! Because it’s all virtual this year, we’ve asked some of our excellent creators if they would be interested to make some prerecorded content to share with all of you. Veteran cosplayer and graphic designer Cheri Ayers-Small, known as Ninja Yoyo Cosplay, has a fantastic tutorial on how to use Photoshop along with some basic phone camera tricks to boost your cosplay content. Check it out!

Want more Ninja Yoyo Cosplay? Of course you do! Tune in to the Mid City Micro-Con and catch Ninja Yoyo as one of our cosplay contest judges.

One Book, One Community 2020

2020’s One Book, One Community read is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!

From the author’s website: Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.

Join us this Saturday at 6PM to celebrate our 2020 read. You’ll enjoy a live musical performance by I Am I, delicious snacks, lots of local organizations, and more!

Tax Help Schedule

Lots of organizations want to help you get your taxes done on time this year! All you have to do is bring in your tax documents (click here to get the full list!) and you’ll leave with your tax return on its way. Starting February 4th, check out these schedules to find out when your local library branch will host free tax helpers:


Main Library at Goodwood Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8 am till noon from Feb 4 through April 8
Bluebonnet Mondays and Wednesdays 9 am till 11:45 am from Feb 3 through April 8
Central various days: Feb 4,5,11,12,20,21,26; March 2, 3, 10, 11, 17,18,19; April 1,2,7,8,14 9 am till 2 pm from Feb 4 through April 14


Baker Sundays 2:30 pm till 4:30 pm on Sunday from Feb 1 through April 5
Baker Saturdays 9:30 am till 4:30 pm on Saturday from Feb 1 through April 5
Carver Thursdays from 2:30 – 7:30 pm on Thursday from Feb 6 through April 2
Fairwood Saturdays 9 am till 1pm on Saturday from Feb 22 through April 11
Greenwell Springs Saturdays 9 am till 11 am on Saturday from January 30 through April 14
Jones Creek Tuesdays, Thursdays 9:30AM – 12:30PM 1:30PM – 4:30PM 5:30PM – 8:30PM from Feb 1 through April 14
Jones Creek  Saturdays 9:30 am till 12:30 pm on Saturday from Feb 1 through April 14

And who could forget Super Tax Day, held at the Main Library on February 15th! They’ll be here till 5PM, no appointment necessary.

Grow with Google 2020

Join us at the Main Library on Goodwood for two classes on how to use the power of Google to build your business and jump-start your job search! On Thursday, January 23rd, you can take the following classes:

  • Get Your Business Online, 1PM – With a Business PRofile on Google, your business can stand out for free across Google Search and Maps. Learn about Google’s tools for customer engagement and reaching new customers.
  • Power Your Job Search with Google Tools, 3PM – Discover and keep track of job opportunities on Google Search. In this workshop, you will use collaborative tools of G Suite and Google Search to enhance your job search experience.

6th Annual Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire

The 6th annual Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire is happening in just ten short days – do you have your free tickets yet? This year, “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth” features a fashion show, an aerialist show, demonstrations by the Society for Creative Anachronism, and so much more. Our makers range from beekeepers to robotics clubs to fashion designers, with a lot of stops in between. We’ve got programs on hand sewing, virtual reality, building your own speakers, and more! There’s something for everyone, and you don’t want to miss it.

It all kicks off next Saturday, October 19th, at 10 AM, all over the Main Library on Goodwood. You can find information about the schedule and list of makers on our website. We’re thrilled to be sponsored this year by BREC, the MidCity Makers Market, Coca Cola, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Joann Fabrics. Register for a free ticket through EventBrite to be automatically entered into a drawing to win a Cricut Explore Air 2!

Grow with Google @Your Library

Grow with Google is coming to Baton Rouge! On Friday, October 11th, you can attend free workshops at the Scotlandville Branch Library and develop digital skills that will help you grow your business or find a new job. They’re even offering one-on-one coaching with a Googler to help you learn how to maximize your use of programs like G Suite, Google Ads, Google Analytics, and more. Here’s the schedule:

  • 9:30-10:30 For Nonprofits – Discover Digital Resources to Empower Your Community
  • 11:30-12:30 Reach Customers Online with Google
  • 1:30-2:30 Get Your Business Online
  • 3:30-4:30 Power Your Job Search with Google Tools
  • **9:30-4:30 1:1 Coaching Available

Registration is required, and spots are limited. Find more information about the event and register online!