Teen Theater Workshop

We have an exciting program this week for teens interested in acting and theater. Dancer/storyteller/artist Roscoe Reddix will teach improvisation, theater techniques and help teens create their own stories. This is not to be missed! So come on out to one of the following sessions:

Wednesday June 23rd

Carver Branch 10:00am
Eden Park Branch 2:30pm

Thursday June 24th

Delmont Gardens Branch 10:00am
Scotlandville Branch 2:30pm

Future Baton Rouge

Have your say on how East Baton Rouge should look in the future!

“The East Baton Rouge Comprehensive Plan or “FUTUREBR” is an opportunity to shape future growth in the city and parish over the next 30 years. This project is based on an inclusive, parish-wide process to craft a new vision, policy framework, and implementation strategies that reflect the needs and aspirations of parish citizens.”

Open coffee meetings are held throughout the year, the next meetings are June 22 and June 23,  come along and share your thoughts. Visit Futurebr for more details and on how you can be involved. On the site you’ll find videos, presentations and can sign up for email updates.

East Baton Rouge Parish Bicentennial

This year our wonderful Parish of East Baton Rouge celebrates its 200th anniversary. There are some great events scheduled to coincide with the celebrations including free museum admissions, summer concerts and ice skating at the River Center! With this sweltering heat that is not to be missed!

For details see the special feature on our Baton Rouge guide.

World Cup 2010

The World Cup in South Africa is here! To get you in the mood here is the Official World Cup site and some great soccer books and DVDs in our collection!

Soccernomics

Finn McCool’s Football Club: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of a Pub Soccer Team in the City of the Dead (Your blogger’s old team!)

Outcasts United

Bloody Confused: A Clueless American Writer Seeks Solace in English Soccer

The Damned United (DVD)

Goal: The Dream Begins (DVD)

Waive It Wednesday

**The Final Waive It Wednesday is March 30 2011**

Have you heard about Waive it Wednesday?

It means no more waking up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night worrying about overdue library books, no more anxiously looking over your shoulder for librarians as you go about your daily life. You can clear your conscience painlessly!

On the last Wednesday of each month you can return your long overdue books, fine free, no questions asked! Woohoo!

Summer Reading 2010

Summer Reading is here again! There will be exciting events, games, prizes and other craziness throughout the summer, see Summer Reading for details. Reading logs are available now at all branches for you to record the books you’ve read.

Adult Program: Find Sanctuary in a Book Read three books to receive a Summer prize pack! For more information call 231-3740.

Teen Program (12-18 years): Make Waves @ Your Library For every three books read, teens get an entry into a weekly prize drawing! For more information call 231-3770.

Children’s Program (0-11 years): Make a Splash @ Your Library Lots of prizes on offer. For more information call 231-3760. The Children’s Room will kick off Summer reading on Tuesday, May 25th, 10am with a special visit from Cane the Raising Cane’s mascot! Don’t forget your camera!

LSU Sesquicentennial

This year marks the 150th (sesquicentennial) anniversary of Louisiana State University! There will be great events all year, including a very special LSU Day on April 24th. To commemorate this anniversary we’ve published a new research guide: LSU History

On the guide you’ll find information about upcoming sesquicentennial events, useful websites, historic photographs, details on our LSU vertical files as well as a look at some of the books in our collection.

Louisiana Earth Day 2010

Louisiana Earth Day is celebrated on April 18th from Noon to 8:45pm. It’s a great day out for the whole family in downtown Baton Rouge. There will be music performances from Cajun, zydeco, country, blues and rock artists. See the complete schedule of all the stages.

There are lots of activities for children and adults to join in with.  As well as all the good food, music and atmosphere you’ll also find environmental tips, information and innovations that can help us all live a bit greener! Check out the Louisiana Earth Day Official site for maps and more!

Summer Camps in Baton Rouge 2010

**Click here for Summer Camp listings for 2012**

Summer is quickly approaching which can mean long days at home with bored kids. Fear not, there is a solution!

Summer Camps in the East Baton Rouge Parish Area

The wonderful people at The Advocate have put together a list of over 40 summer camp programs for different age groups. You’ll find phone numbers and websites with registration information. There is a wide variety and sure to be something for everyone, whether sporting or educational.

Summer camps can fill up quickly so don’t delay!

Great Gatsby Events in March!

This month sees some fantastic events as part of The Big Read: One Book/One Community selection The Great Gatsby.  Here are some swinging highlights not to be missed!

White Linen Party in the Rose Garden with Zelda, Thursday March 18 7:00pm, @ the Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd.

Speakeasy: A Special After-Hours Library Event, Friday March 19 7:00pm, @ Bluebonnet Branch.

1920’s Duct Tape-Blue Tarp Fashion Show, Saturday March 20 2:00pm @ Bluebonnet Branch.

The Great Gatsby Drive-In Movie, Saturday March 20 6:30pm @ Main Library Parking Lot.

Project Runway-Gatsby Style, Sunday March 21 3:00pm @ Jones Creek Branch.

Boogie Bus Trip to Teddy’s Juke Joint, March 21 6:00pm (Depart from Main Library, registration required)

For more information on any of these events please call us at 231-3710 for more details!
Don’t forget to check out Great Gatsby Research Guide full of resources to add to your enjoyment of the book.