Free Saturday Tutoring

The Baton Rouge Magnet High School Beta Club will be offering FREE tutoring services on Saturdays, February 3, 17 & 24, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the Main Library at Goodwood. Beta members will offer help to elementary, middle, and high school students. See subjects offered below. Only 60
spots are available each Saturday. Registration is required. Register online at here or call 231-3770.

  • Elementary students: English, Math, Science, and Reading
  • Middle schoolers (6th grade – 8th grade): English, Math, and Science
  • High schoolers: English, Math (9th – Calculus), and Science
  • Upon advanced request, they will provide tutoring in French, Spanish, and Latin

Katrina Stokes, EBRPL Director

Join us in welcoming new East Baton Rouge Parish Library Director, Katrina Stokes! She comes to Baton Rouge from the Warren County Vicksburg Library in Mississippi, where she served as Library Director for seven years, during which she added new collections and oversaw significant renovations, among other accomplishments. Putting down roots in a new place is nothing new for Stokes, as she grew up in a military family that moved around frequently to different parts of the world. “I enjoy the adventure of exploring an unfamiliar place. There are so many things that make Baton Rouge unique and appealing. I’m really excited about living in a college town again.”
Stokes is eager to be a part of the mission of EBRPL and brings a “can-do” attitude with her. “I am a problem-solver. Whatever issues arise, I like working with others to bring about a solution.” One of her immediate goals is to get to know Library staff and strive to make the Library a truly enjoyable place to work. “Happy employees make good employees.” She also anticipates learning more about EBRPL’s Strategic Plan and how its vision can be carried out to impact the community in the most effective and positive way. “I love a challenge,” proclaims Stokes, “and I’m honored to serve as Director of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.”

Say Cheese! with Dr. Chuck Boeneke

Discover the world of cheese-making with LSU’s Dr. Chuck Boeneke at the Jones Creek Regional Branch on Saturday, January 27 at 2:30 p.m. He will present a video on cheese-making, provide a live demonstration, and read The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka. Registration is required.
To register, please call 756-1160. Following the program, there will be a drawing to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see a performance of The Stinky Cheese Man at the Manship Theatre.

LSU Geaux Science Explorations: STEM Story Time

The LSU College of Science and Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites children in kindergarten through third grade to explore the worlds of math and science through an exciting science story
time adventure led by some of the university’s top scientists and mathematicians. Each STEM story is followed by a fun, hands-on activity that allows the young scientists to feed their curiosity and take an even deeper dive into math and science discovery. Geaux Science Explorations STEM Story Time will take place on Saturday, January 27, 10:30-11:45 a.m., at the three Library locations below.
Registration is required. To register, call the branch directly at the number provided.

Main Library at Goodwood
Book: Vivi Loves Science by Kimberly
Derting and Shelli R Johannes
Read by Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty,
Biologist/Ichthyologist at LSU
To register, please call 231-3760.

LSU Geaux Science Explorations: STEM Story Time

The LSU College of Science and Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites children in kindergarten
through third grade to explore the worlds of math and science through an exciting science story time adventure led by some of the university’s top scientists and mathematicians. Each STEM story is
followed by a fun, hands-on activity that allows the young scientists to feed their curiosity and take an even deeper dive into math and science discovery. Geaux Science Explorations STEM Story Time will take place on Saturday, January 27, 10:30-11:45 a.m., at the three Library locations below. Registration is required. To register, call the branch directly at the number provided.

Bluebonnet Regional Branch
Sun! One in a Billion
by Stacy McAnulty
Read by Dr. Catherine Deibel,
Astrophysicist at LSU
To register, please call 763-2260.

LSU Geaux Science Explorations: STEM Story Time

The LSU College of Science and Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites children in kindergarten
through third grade to explore the worlds of math and science through an exciting science story time adventure led by some of the university’s top scientists and mathematicians. Each STEM story is
followed by a fun, hands-on activity that allows the young scientists to feed their curiosity and take an even deeper dive into math and science discovery. Geaux Science Explorations STEM Story Time will take place on Saturday, January 27, 10:30-11:45 a.m., at the three Library locations below. Registration is required. To register, call the branch directly at the number provided.

Eden Park Branch
Libby Loves Science by Kimberly
Derting and Shelli R. Johannes
Read by Dr. Treva Brown, Physical
Scientist at the U.S. Naval Research
Laboratory
To register, please call 231-3260.

Ballet Showcase with Jean Leigh Academy Dance

Immerse yourself in a family-friendly ballet performance on Sunday, February 25 at 4 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood, where the library will serve as a stage for a showcase of classical ballet variations. Dancers from the Jean Leigh Academy of Dance will transport the audience into a world of refined artistry and storytelling. The performance will include variations such as “Kitri” from Don Quixote, “Lilac Fairy” from Sleeping Beauty, and “Odalisque” from Le Coraire, among others, and will last approximately 45 minutes.

Crafting Corner

Attention Crafters! Need a time and a space to work on a project, but want to socialize, too? Stuck on a project? Want an idea for a new project? Got questions about our Makerspace? Grab your tools/materials and head on over to the Jones Creek Regional Branch on Tuesday, January 23, 10 a.m.- Noon! Limited/shared access to Makerspace allowed for badged patrons. Don’t know what that means? Come ask!

Books and Music with the Kids’ Orchestra

Collect new musical skills! Discover new library books! Learn new dance steps! Kids’ Orchestra invites children, ages 5-11, to an experiential program that combines library books with music education. Each month, children will explore a theme as they learn about an instrument, sing a song, explore a dance, and play a game – all inspired by a book in the East Baton Rouge Parish Library collection. Have you ever created a song? Some songs have such powerful messages that they become famous. In the year 1900, in a segregated school in Florida, 500 African American children sang a new song to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. It was called “Lift Every Voice and Sing”. Today, we know it as the Black National Anthem. Come to the library and learn about the two brothers who wrote the words and music. Sing along with illustrated books and study the beautiful poetry! Create your own moves! As an added bonus, we will do the “Rhythm Stick Dance” with some percussion instruments. See below for opportunities to attend this fun program! All children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

  • Saturday, January 6 at 3 p.m. Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch
    To register, call 274-4460.
  • Saturday, January 13 at 11 a.m. Main Library at Goodwood
    To register, call 231-3760.
  • Saturday, January 20 at 11 a.m. Bluebonnet Regional Branch
    To register, call 763-2260.
  • Saturday, January 27 at 11 a.m. Jones Creek Regional Branch
    To register, call 756-1160.