The whole family is invited to come enjoy a day of FREE FUN at the Pride-Chaneyville Branch from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, October 28, for the 9th Annual Community History Festival! This year’s theme is ‘50s Flashback, and we’ll celebrate a blast from the past that’s loaded with vintage games, fun crafts, music, delicious food, a sock hop and more! Activities also will include a live horseshoeing demonstration, farm animals, face painting, pumpkin painting, sack races and of course, the Old-Fashioned Cake Walk. Local vendors will be available for the purchase of homemade and handcrafted items. For more information, call the Pride-Chaneyville Circulation Desk at (225) 658-1540.
Introduce your kids, or reintroduce yourself, to the best Halloween movie Disney ever created! (Not open to debate. Hocus Pocus is the absolute BEST.) Join us on the spookiest Friday of the year – Friday the 13th – for an open-air viewing of this seasonal classic, starting at 7PM. Little Caesar’s will be here to provide refreshments.
Were you or your family affected by the August 2016 floods? Did you participate in emergency response or cleanup? The Department of History at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette wants to hear your story.
Sunday, August 13th from 2-6 PM, ULL researchers will conduct short oral history interviews with flood victims, responders, and volunteers to preserve a history of the community’s response to disasters. Interviews will focus on events during and after the flood, how it affected the wider community of Baton Rouge, and how the disaster and community response compared to other events in Baton Rouge’s history.
This “History Harvest” is part of a larger study on community disaster response. For more information, please contact Dr. Liz Skilton, Assistant Professor of History, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, email@example.com.
Are you a writer? Have you wondered what to do with your work once you’ve completed it? Come listen to local authors Emily Beck Cogburn and Ashley Michel discuss the pros and cons of self- and traditional publishing. The discussion will be held Saturday, August 5th, at the Main Library on Goodwood, at 10 AM.