We want to hear from YOU! – 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.


Virtual Author Talk Series: Victoria Aveyard

Tuesday, December 5 at 6 p.m. – Join us as the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen and Realm Breaker series, Victoria Aveyard, chats with us about YA fantasy fiction, a strange darkness grows in Allward; even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it in her small town at the edge of the sea. The long lost heir to an ancient lineage, Corayne meets a rag-tag group of companions that teaches her how to wield the magic slumbering in her blood-and how together they might stop what’s coming. Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning fantasy series promises breakneck adventure and impossible thrills! Register now to join the adventure. Register here for this virtual author talk.

Baton Rouge Concert Band

Join the Baton Rouge Concert Band for their annual Christmas Concert at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, 401 Main St., on John Pastorek will emcee and present the timeless story of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with accompaniment from the band. Also enjoy traditional music like “Gesu Bambino,” the best Santa songs, medleys of familiar Christmas tunes and carols, and even the story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The band will end the night with their usual finale, Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.” Celebrate the holiday season with us!

Winter Food Drive

Help your community by donating non-perishable food items at any East Baton Rouge Parish Library location during the month of December. All items will benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. For more information, call 231-3740.

What to donate:

  • Canned Vegetables
  • Flour
  • Cornmeal
  • Canned Soup
  • Rice
  • Breakfast Bars and Cereal
  • Dried Beans
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Any non-perishables (Canned foods, dried goods, chips, bottled water, nuts, etc.)

Game On! @ The Library

Bring the whole family to the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, November 18, at 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., for this all-ages, free event and see how many games you can play in one day! Go from card games to life-sized games; enjoy a board game before switching to a VR headset; join a tabletop game session; connect with local gaming groups and stores like Little Wars and more! Come to the Library for some fun and friendly competition! Learn more here.

Sock It to Me

Socks are the number one requested item at homeless shelters. That’s why the East Baton Rouge Parish Library is partnering with Baton Rouge Parents Magazine for its 19th Annual “Sock It to Me!” socks drive. Join us in sharing holiday warmth to those in need by dropping off new pairs of socks in the Children’s Room of any Library location. 2023 collection dates are November 1st – December 11th! Help Baton Rouge Parents reach their goal of 28,000 pairs of socks, and be apart of the spirit of giving this holiday season.

Earn Your Makerspace Badge!

Get creative with Makerspaces at these library locations! Adults and teens are invited to attend a badging class to learn the basics of safely operating our Makerspace equipment, including professional microphones and soundboards, 3D printers, sewing machines, button makers, Cricuts, and more! One you have completed a badging class, you may reserve the equipment for personal use! Registration is required. To register, call the branch directly or visit here. See opportunities below:

Jones Creek Regional Branch

  • Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. – Sewing Class
  • Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. – Serger Class
  • Monday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. – 3D Printing Class
  • Wednesday, November 29 at 6 p.m. – Cricut and Heat Press Class

River Center Branch

  • Wednesday,, November 1 at 4:30 p.m. – Beginner Heat Press Class
  • Tuesday, November 7 at 4:30 p.m. – Beginner Sewing Class
  • Tuesday, November 14 at 4:30 p.m. – Laser Cutter: Personalized Wooden Spoons
  • Tuesday, November 28 at 4:30 p.m. – Beginner Laser Cutter Class