There will be a blogging class offered at the Main Library, this Saturday, November 29.
Blogging is one of the fastest and easiest ways to publish to the web. Learn about blogs and how to create your own blog with the free service from Blogger. In this class participants will learn how to:
- Sign up for a free blog with Blogger*
- Write a blog post and publish it to the web
- Customize their blog
- Blog responsibly and safely
Participants in this class are expected to be familiar with basic internet browsing (such as with Internet Explorer) and basic word processing.
*Participants must have an active email account in order to register with Blogger.
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2008
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Main Library
Award-winning syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson visits the library for a special presentation and book signing of her new book Poor Man’s Provence: Finding Myself in Cajun Louisiana. Rheta has covered the South for over three decades as a newspaper reporter and columnist. She writes about ordinary but fascinating people, mining for universal meaning in individual stories.
Her awards include the Ernie Pyle Memorial Award for human interest reporting, the Headliner Award for commentary, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award for commentary. In 1991, she was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
Syndicated by King Features of New York, her column appears in about 50 papers nationwide. She is the author of several books, including Good Grief: The Story of Charles M. Schulz (1989). In 2000, she wrote the text for a book of photographs entitled Georgia.
A native of Colquitt, Georgia, Rheta grew up in Montgomery, Alabama and studied journalism at Auburn University. She has lived and worked in the South all her life.
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Main Library
For more information, call 225-231-3745.
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.
Andi Abraham went onto 2une In WBRZ this morning to talk up the Library Summer Reading Program.
There’s no telling how long the link will work, but 2theadvocate.com has the whole thing on video:
EBR Library Offers Reading Program
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.