African American Heroes: Frederick Douglas

In honor of Frederick Douglass, Dr. Charles Vincent will show the documentary, Frederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History, at the Baker Branch on Saturday, February 24 at 10 a.m. After the viewing, Dr. Vincent will give a short presentation discussing Frederick Douglass’s life and accomplishments. The program will end with a Q&A session open to the audience. For more information, please call 778-5940.

How to Buy or Expand a Franchise

Have you ever thought about what it takes to own a franchise? Could purchasing a franchise be your way to entrepreneurship? Join us at the Main Library at Goodwood on Wednesday, February 21 at 6 p.m. to learn from three of the most successful franchise owners in Baton Rouge as they provide valuable information and tips for those interested in or seeking to buy a franchise. Registration is required.

Breaking Barriers: A View from the Bench

As part of the Library’s Special Collections Lecture Series, join Judge Freddie Pitcher, Jr. at the Main Library at Goodwood on Wednesday, February 21 at 6 p.m. as he describes how he made history in Baton Rouge by becoming the first African American to be elected to judgeships at three different levels of the court system. His new book, Breaking Barriers: A View from the Bench, highlights his personal story of humble beginnings— from the bench outside the local grocery he and his
friends frequented as young boys— and how he rose from “the bench to the bar to the bench”—the judicial bench. Judge Pitcher will shed light on the perseverance and determination required to overcome obstacles. He is now with a nationally known law firm and a professor at Southern University Law Center.

Meet the Breeds

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.

EBRPL Small Business Presents: Building a Basic Website with WordPress

Do you need a website for your small business? EBRPL Small Business presents a beginner-friendly
class on building a basic website with WordPress, an online web content management system. Come join us at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, February 17 at 2 p.m. as we walk through the steps to build a free website dedicated to your small business or personal brand. For more information, call 231-3750.

Book Premieres: Learning the Language of Positivity

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
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.

Edible Book Festival

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!