YouTube Roundup: Career Planning Resources

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:

Career Planning Resources: Website Walk-Through
Need help choosing a career path? Learning a new skill? Finding out about different career options? Our website can help with all of that. There’s so much good stuff on there, in fact, that it can be a little overwhelming. In this video, we walk you through all the different career planning features so you can choose the most helpful resources for your situation.

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.

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.

Louisiana Young Heroes

Louisiana Public Broadcasting announces the 2024 Louisiana Young Heroes program and the statewide call for nominations of students to be recognized as Louisiana Young Heroes. A Young Hero is defined as an exceptional individual who has excelled in academics, given significantly of themselves through public service, overcome adversity, exhibited extraordinary heroism, or inspired others through their deeds and strength of character to become better students, persons, and
citizens. Parents, principals, teachers, guidance counselors, family members, and friends who know of high school students deserving of recognition for their tenacity, good work, and commendable deeds, are encouraged to nominate them!
Nominees must be Louisiana students in grades 9-12, enrolled in an academic institution or homeschool program, and cannot be older than 18 years of age. Nominations and supporting materials should be submitted through the online form here. The deadline for entries is Sunday, March 3, 2024. (Previous Young Heroes are not eligible.)
The 2024 Louisiana Young Heroes will be announced on LPB’s weekly news and public affairs program Louisiana: The State We’re In, on the Louisiana Young Heroes Facebook page, and at in Spring 2024. The Louisiana Young Heroes will receive special awards and recognition for their achievements.
For more information, call 800-272-8161, ext. 4274 or 225-767-4274 or email

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! Once 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, January 9 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sewing Class
  • Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m.
    Serger Class
    River Center Branch
  • Monday, January 8 at 4 p.m.
    Beginner Laser Cutter Class:
  • Tuesday, January 16 at 4 p.m.
    Beginner Laser Cutter Class
  • Thursday, January 25 at 4 p.m.
    Beginner Cricut Class
  • Tuesday, January 30 at 4 p.m.
    Beginner Sewing Class

Geaux Girls STEM

Girls ages 7-16 are invited to join Geaux Girls STEM for a fun day of exciting STEM activities! Make slime, instant ice cream, a lava lamp, dancing spiders, and more at the outdoor park at 375 W. Roosevelt St. on Saturday, January 6, 9-11 a.m. Geaux Girls STEM is a Baton Rouge-based initiative dedicated to providing free STEM programs for disadvantaged students in the Baton Rouge community. Register using the QR code provided. For more information, please contact Himangini at

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

African American Heroes: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Baker Branch Library will host African American Heroes: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m. – Noon. The program will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Justice Sunday. A video of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech will be shown, followed by a dialogue and commentary about his life with Dr. Charles Vincent, professor of history at Southern University, and Ms. Evelyn Johnson, civil rights activist. Ms. Johnson was a friend / playmate of the four young girls who were killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in September 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama. For more information, please call 778-5940.