Qello Concerts

It’s still really, really cold out there, so why leave your house when you can bring concerts to you? With Qello Concerts, you can stream hundreds of recorded concerts and music documentaries to any digital device by setting up an account with your library card. Rock out in your jim-jams with your favorite metalheads, or keep your mind off the state of your pipes with some nice relaxing Mozart; they’ve got dozens of genres, or you can search by time period or artist’s name:

There’s no better time to let music soothe the savage breast – or you can use it to celebrate tomorrow, when it’s supposed to get up out of the forties! Finally! FINALLY.


The Kilted Man

Veteran performer Matthew Gurnsey will give a rousing performance of traditional Irish and Scottish music at three locations this year!

  • Main Library’s Plaza on Saturday March 4th from 11 am to Noon
  • Delmont Gardens Branch on Saturday March 4th from 2pm to 3pm
  • Jones Creek Regional Branch on Sunday March 5th from 3pm to 4pm

Everyone is invited to enjoy the FREE concerts.

If you need a Celtic music fix before then, check out his website for streaming music!

A Capella Movie Night on the Plaza!

Everyone is invited to the Main Library at Goodwood at 8 p.m. Saturday,
August 15, to watch Pitch Perfect, a musical comedy film about Beca, a freshman at Barden University who is persuaded into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. After injecting some much-needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

Bring your ears and your lawn chair to enjoy this musical explosion of a movie on the BIG screen in the Outdoor Plaza. Rated PG-13. Sponsored by Celtic Studio; Part of Red Stick International Festival.

Pitch Perfect

Upgraded Freegal Music Download Service

Freegal, our music download service that allows you to download 5 songs per week, yours to keep, no software required, has had a huge upgrade! You’ll see albums from artists like One Direction, Adele, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake and so many more!

First of all you’ll notice the new interface and search engine, which makes searching much easier.  Also due to agreements with new music labels there are now over 7 million songs available to download, yes 7 million songs!! Another new feature is that there are now over 10,000 music videos available for you to download and keep.

What are you waiting for? Check out Freegal! You don’t need to use your library card to view the collection, only to download, so have a browse around and you’re sure to find some great music!


Dance In Video

Dance in Video contains five hundred hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.

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Stream video to your mobile device! All video can now be viewed on iPhone & Android smartphones operating on 3G network or better

It’s time to face the music and enjoy Dance In Video! All you need is your library card number.

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Holiday Movies and Music

Our Sights and Sounds InfoGuide keeps you up to date with the latest audio, DVD and Blu-ray additions to the library. It’s definitely worth visiting often! For the holiday season we have a special page to help you find that perfect CD of Christmas music, or check out some old and new DVD favorites. From The Polar Express and The Muppet Christmas Carol, to a variety of festive tunes. You’ll find a great selection on Sights and Sounds!

Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame

Celebrate our state’s rich music culture by visiting the website for the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (LMHOF). On the site are interesting biographies of some of our greatest musicians, who have been officially recognized and inducted. Hall of Fame artists such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino and Mahalia Jackson. Many genres are represented from zydeco, to soul, to rock and roll.

In the Galleries Musique section of the site there are hundreds of videos. These include Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, interviews and live performances. There is also a streaming radio station to get your feet moving to some Louisiana classics.

4th of July Star-Spangled Celebration

The best place to be on Independence Day is downtown Baton Rouge. Enjoy the celebrations with good food, a wonderful selection of bands, and a breathtaking fireworks display. The annual Star-Spangled Celebration takes place on the Mississippi riverfront by the USS Kidd. Don’t miss the F-15 fighter flyby, vintage aircraft mock attack, and hot air balloons lighting up the night sky.

Events kick off at 8am and the day of patriotic entertainment culminates with ‘Fireworks on the Mississippi’ at 9pm. For a full schedule of events, head on over to the Downtown Development District website.