Ask-a-Lawyer

Adults can come to the Library to take advantage of FREE, individual counseling sessions offered by the Pro Bono Project of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. Area attorneys will be available for one-on-one, 15-minute sessions for legal advice on a first-come, first-served basis for advice on non-criminal matters involving Family, Consumer, Housing, Social Security, Employment, Education, and Succession law on the following Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

February 24 – Zachary Branch

Super Tax Day 2024

Receive FREE income tax preparation by certified VITA tax professionals at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, February 3, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Please bring the following items with you on the day of the event:

  • Photo ID (for you and your spouse, if filing jointly)
  • Social Security Card or ITN for each family member of your household
  • All W-2 forms (wages) and all 1099 and 1098 forms
  • Child Care provider name, address, and tax ID number
  • Checking and Savings account numbers
  • Last year’s tax return
  • 1095-A Health Insurance Marketplace statement (if applicable)
  • Other relevant information about income and expenses Super Tax Day is sponsored by the Capital Area United Way, the IRS, and Entergy. For more details about the event, visit VITA’s website here.
    For inquiries, call (225) 382-3380 or email at breannap@cauw.org

Break N2 Tech Workshop: Upgrading Your Business Website

If you already have or are thinking about launching a business website, Break N2 Tech wants to make sure that you have all the tools you need to put together an effective and beautiful one! Join Helena Williams, Director of the Futures Fund, at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday,
February 3, 10 a.m.-Noon, where she will guide participants through building an audience profile, addressing website needs, preparing content, and focusing on items all websites need. Elevate your business above the competition!

YouTube Roundup: Pizza Hut

Get FREE, Certified Professional Career & Job Search Help Virtually! If you need help with your job search or career, but can’t make it to the Career Center in-person, we can come to you through the power of our online videos. Our videos provide guidance on how to write resumes and cover letters, answer interview questions, complete online job applications, negotiate your salary, find
work-from-home jobs, and much more. We even have dedicated playlists for teens, Spanish-speaking citizens, and the formerly incarcerated. Whatever type of help you need with your job search or career progression, we’ve got a video for that! Check out the following videos (and more!) here:

How to Apply for a Job at Pizza Hut
In this video, we demonstrate the process of completing the online job application for restaurant chain Pizza Hut.

Ask A Lawyer January 2024

Adults can come to the Library to take advantage of FREE, individual counseling sessions offered by the Pro Bono Project of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. Area attorneys will be available for one-on-one, 15-minute sessions for legal advice on a first-come, first-served basis for advice on non-criminal matters involving Family, Consumer, Housing, Social Security, Employment, Education, and Succession law on the following Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This FREE program will be available January 27 at the Scotlandville Branch.

Can’t make it in-person? The Baton Rouge Bar Association also provides assistance anytime through their Online Intake Application. Just visit here, complete the application, and a dedicated attorney will contact you shortly afterwards. For more information about this program, email lynn@brba.org or call 225-214-5564.

EBRPL Small Business Presents: Building a Basic Website with WordPress

Do you need a website for your small business? EBRPL Small Business presents a beginner-friendly class on building a basic website with WordPress, an online web content management system. Come join us at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, January 20 at 2 p.m. as we walk through the steps to build a free website dedicated to your small business or personal brand. For more information, call 231-3750.

Protect Yourself Against Fraud and ID Theft

Have you ever been approached with a fraudulent offer or been a victim of identity theft? Join AARP Louisiana and the Better Business Bureau at the Main Library at Goodwood on Wednesday, January 17 at 10 a.m. for a fraud prevention workshop to arm you with tips and resources to help you spot
and avoid identity theft and fraud. By taking a few practical steps, you have the power to fight back against fraud. For more information, contact LaTonya Scott at lsscott@aarp.org or 225-252-1192.

YouTube Roundup

Get FREE, Certified Professional Career & Job Search Help Virtually! If you need help with your job search or career, but can’t make it to the Career Center in-person, we can come to you through the power of our online videos. Our videos provide guidance on how to write resumes and cover letters, answer interview questions, complete online job applications, negotiate your salary, find
work-from-home jobs, and much more. We even have dedicated playlists for teens, Spanish-speaking citizens, and the formerly incarcerated. Whatever type of help you need with your job search or career progression, we’ve got a video for that! Check out the following videos (and more!) here:

The ADA and the Job Search, Part 2: Accommodations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides protections for jobseekers with disabilities, including accommodations during the job search, testing, and interviewing process. In this video, we discuss what types of accommodations might be available, as well as when and how you can request accommodations.

New MyBR App

It’s here! Baton Rouge just released the MyBR mobile App for residents of East Baton Rouge parish including those in the cities of Baker, Baton Rouge, Central, and Zachary, as well as the incorporated area of the parish! This app is like any other allowing all residents to do things like pay a ticket or renew an occupational license to finding out all the latest events happening across the parish! Download it today in the Apple App store or on Google Play for android users! #MyBR #RedStickRising

Patron Website Redesign Questionnaire

We are thrilled to announce that we’re in the process of redesigning our website to enhance your online experience with us.. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we believe your feedback is invaluable in shaping the new look and functionality of our website.

This survey is designed to gather your insights and preferences, helping us understand what works well and what can be improved. We want your voice to be heard! To access the survey click here. The survey will close on December 31st.