Attic Treasures 2018

Bring your collectibles, antiques and other treasures for expert review at the FREE 18th Annual Attic Treasures & Collectibles Event at the Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, October 27! It’s very similar to what you see on Antiques Roadshow, which runs on LPB TV.


This East African carved gourd vase was brought to last year’s Attic Treasures & Collectibles Event.

Hundreds of people lined up with their treasures at last year’s event, and everyone in the community is welcome. This is the time to raid your attic, cupboards, closets and garages for that interesting or antique art, old toys, pottery, jewelry, rifles, war artifacts, small furniture or other item of interest and see what the story is behind it and possibly more. There is a limit of three items per person at the event, and experts will be on hand to look at your collectibles and antiques.

Library staff will be available to demonstrate the use of the P4A Antiques Reference Database, frequently used by experts on Antiques Roadshow and available in-house and remotely to all patrons with an East Baton Rouge Parish Library card.

For more information about the 18th Annual Attic Treasures & Collectibles Event, call (225) 231-3740. You can find library resources on antiques and collectibles in our Antiques & Collectibles infoguide! To learn more about the Library and any of its other free programs, events and resources, visit our homepage.


Come to the Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire!

The Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire is NEXT WEEK! Get your free tickets on EventBrite today, and scan them at the registration booth to be entered into all kinds of prize drawings!

The following Makers have generously donated prizes that YOU COULD WIN:

This year’s Maker Faire has everything from NASA, to fire dancing with the Baton Rouge Fire Guild, to – well, stop by their website and check out the presentation schedule for yourself! You won’t want to miss any of it. This event is totally free, so get your ticket so you can enter into the door prize drawings, and join us on October 6th, starting at 10 AM!

Small Business Clinics

Does your business need a boost? Join EBRPL’s business librarian for tips and tricks on how free library resources can help you jump-start or turbo charge your entrepreneurial dreams! Business clinics will be held at the following dates, times, and locations:

  • Scotlandville Branch: Wednesday, September 12, 2-4 PM
  • Delmont Gardens Branch: Wednesday, September 19th, 2-4 PM
  • Carver Branch: Thursday, September 27th, 2-4 PM

Natural Hair Support Group – first ever Hair Show!

Do you have natural hair? Do you want to show it off to the world? Join the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library’s Natural Hair Support Group for their first-ever hair show! People will model all kinds of easy, beautiful natural hairstyles that you can totally master on yourself. The show starts Saturday, September 15th, at 10 AM.

Interested in participating and modeling your own lovely locs? Contact Nicollette Davis at for more information!

Art & Addiction: Special Program by Ben Peabody

September is National Recovery Month, and its purpose is to raise awareness and celebrate the successes of people in recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders. The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is recognizing National Recovery Month by hosting Addiction: Sabotage, Sobriety, Surrender, at the Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., which is a compelling exhibition featuring the vibrantly striking works of artist and author of Art & Addiction Ben Peabody. The display will run September 1-30.

A native of Baton Rouge, Ben Peabody attended Louisiana Tech University, where he received a B.A. in Art Education. Later studies include a M.A. in Instructional Media from Southern University and additional work on a M.F.A. at Louisiana State University. Influenced by his love of the water and its mysteries and by Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Guadalupe Posada, Peabody’s work fuses figurative and expressive art with geometric, abstract art. His series, Art & Addiction, is based on personal experiences, research and stories of persons in recovery. Stories are interpreted through the symbolic use of objects, words and colors reflecting his imagination. This body of work was created over a 19-year period. Peabody has been a full-time artist since 2001 showing in group and solo shows in Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and New Mexico.

There also will be a FREE special program led by Peabody at the Main Library at Goodwood at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 16, that will feature two of the subjects of his art, as they speak about their experiences in overcoming addiction. Presenter Cory W. will discuss Higher Power, and Fred B. will talk about Shake N’ Bake. Enjoy funky blues and swamp pop tunes before the program begins by D.B. Cooper.

East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. William “Beau” Clark will share insights on the effects of addiction and the staggering statistics that reflect the toll it takes on life and longevity. Representatives from various community addiction resource groups and organizations also will be available at the program. A book signing will follow the program. Signed copies of the author’s book will be available for purchase at the event.

Additional resources and more detailed listings are available in the Mental Health & Substance Use Recovery Resources InfoGuide. Please note that inclusion of a resource in the InfoGuide or printed materials should not be considered an endorsement or medical advice.

For more information, about the Art & Addiction exhibit and special program, call (225) 231-3750. To learn more about National Recovery Month, please visit their website.


At Ask-A-Lawyer (AAL), a free service provided by the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Pro Bono Project, volunteers provide legal advice to all comers. Ask-A-Lawyer holds sessions at various social service agencies including Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, the Charles R. Kelly Community Center (formerly known as the Delmont Service Center) of Baton Rouge, the East Baton Rouge Parish Branch Libraries and the surrounding area. Ask-A-Lawyer is first-come, first-serve. Times and locations vary; dates through the end of the year are listed below.

  • 8/18/18 – Delmont Gardens Branch – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • 8/21/18 – Livingston Council on Aging – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • 9/12/18 – Donaldsonville Senior Center – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • 9/15/18 – Eden Park Branch – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • 9/19/18 – Catholic Charities – 9:00-11:30 AM
  • 10/4/18 – Charles R. Kelly Community Center – 9:00-11:30 AM
  • 10/6/18 – Baker Branch – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • 10/17/18 – Catholic Charities – 9:00-11:30 AM
  • 10/25/18 – Main Library on Goodwood – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • 11/6/18 – West Baton Rouge Parish Library – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • 11/10/18 – Zachary Branch Library – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • 11/14/18 – Catholic Charities – 9:00-11:30 AM
  • 12/1/18 – Carver Branch Library – 9:30-11:30 AM
  • 12/6/18 – Charles E. Kelly Community Center – 9:00-11:30 AM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Extravaganza

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published twenty years ago – come celebrate the best series ever with us! Kids, teens, twenty-somethings, adults, and whoever else wants to stop by are welcome to play games like quidditch, make their own wands, compete in trivia games, visit a master of divination for a peek into the future, and more! There will even be a performance of wizard rock band, Tonks & the Aurors. Don’t miss out – join us Saturday, September 1st, starting at 3PM!