Ask-a-Lawyer

Take advantage of free, individual, legal counseling sessions offered by the Pro Bono Project of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. Area attorneys will be available for confidential, one-on-one, 15 minute sessions for legal advice on a first come, first served basis at the Main Library on Saturday, October 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Experts will be in the areas of Business (Collections, Consumer Transactions, Insurance Disputes, Sale/Purchase), Criminal (Felony, Traffic, Misdemeanor, Juvenile), Education (General), Employment (Unemployment Compensation, Discrimination), Family (Adoption, Custody/Visitation, Property Settlement, Divorce, Support), Malpractice (Medical), Real Estate (Litigation, Property Transfer), Torts (Negligence, Product Liability), and other specific areas of law. For more information, call (225) 231-3746.

Library Hurricane Notices

  • The Main Library and the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library are closed today (Monday, September 8, 2008) due to power outages. All other branches of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library will be open today from Noon to 8:00 p.m. The River Center Branch will close at its normal time at 7:00 p.m.
  • Beginning Tuesday, 09/09/08, through Thursday, 09/11/08, all branches of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library will open at the regularly scheduled time and will close at 8:00 p.m. One exception is the River Center Branch which will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • GREAT NEWS!!!! Storytime in the Children’s Room will be held as scheduled at each of the branch libraries. Come by and join in the fun!
  • Overdue fines will be suspended for a brief period of time due to the effects of Hurricane Gustav. Check with the Circulation Desk at your local branch library for more details.
  • Meeting room use has been suspended at all branch libraries for the remainder of this week, 09/08/09 through 09/12/08. Therefore, community organization meetings are also canceled this week. Check with your individual community organization to determine if an alternate meeting location and time has been arranged.

The 24 Hour Library

There will be a series of short one-hour seminars at the Main Library called The 24 Hour Library: Web 2.0 Tools @ Your Library. This series will cover the Library’s web-based tools, what they are and how to use them.

Free Books Online: Thursday, May 8, 7pm: Learn more about the Library’s eBook collection and how you can access it 24/7 from the library’s website.

Intro to Web 2.0 Tools: Thursday, May 15, 7pm: Learn what Web 2.0 tools are all about. The seminar will cover blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, social bookmarking, and collaborative software.

OverDrive: Thursday, May 29, 7pm: Learn how to use OverDrive, the Library’s new digital library. OverDrive allows you to check out and download audiobooks, eBooks, and videos from the comfort of your home.

They will be held in the auditorium of the Main Library at 7711 Goodwood Blvd in Baton Rouge. Call Library Information at 225-231-3750 for more information.