Author-Illustrator Program: Katherine Paterson

Teachers, writers, and fans of young reader fiction are invited to the East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s 37th Annual Author-Illustrator Program. This year’s featured guest is world-renowned author Katherine Paterson, winner of the Newbery Medal and National Book Award. She’s the author of such works as Bridge to TerabithiaThe Great Gilly Hopkins, and Jacob Have I Loved. Her talk will focus on writing for a young audience, her writing process, and more. The Thursday, October 9, event at 7 p.m. is free and open to the public. Registration and a fee are required for the half-day workshop with Paterson on Friday, October 10, starting at 8 a.m. There is a question-and-answer session scheduled after the workshop, followed by an autograph session, and Paterson’s books will be sold for this purpose. This exciting two-day event will be held at the Main Library at Goodwood. Registration deadlines are fast approaching, so don’t miss out! The form is available online or by calling (225) 231-3760 or emailing parnold@ebrpl.com.PatersonAuthorIllus8-14sgTVSlide

 

Author Event: Clive Thompson

Author Clive Thompson, a longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired, will speak at 7 p.m. this Friday, September 26, at the Main Library at Goodwood. This is the Library’s first “after hours” event, and we will kick it off with a festive rebio-cliveception (on the third-floor terrace garden if the weather is good) beginning at 6 pm. His new book is Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better. It’s the perfect choice to help us celebrate 75 years of evolving Library services.

As a child growing up in Toronto in the 1970s and ’80s, Thompson became fascinated with the first “home computers”, the ones you plugged into your TV, like the Commodore 64, and programmed using BASIC. When he became a magazine writer in the 1990s, smarter-than-you-thinkthe Internet erupted into the mainstream, and he began reporting on how digital tools — everything from email to digital photography to instant messaging — was changing society.

Today, Thompson is one of the most prominent technology writers, respected for his long-form magazine stories that go beyond the headlines and harness the insights of science, literature, history, and philosophy. He specializes in writing not only on the inventors of technologies but on the often unpredictable ways in which everyday people use them. Thompson also writes for Mother Jones and Smithsonian magazines.

World of Poetry

Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry is an exciting new addition to our Digital Library. A one-stop shop for everything poetry-related, World of Poetry lets you search for a specific poem, poet, subject, region, and time period. You can find author biographies and literary criticism too. Looking for a little Keats or Whitman with your morning coffee? World of Poetry has a Listening Room where you can hear your favorite poems read out loud! Check out this database today – simply go to our Digital Library, find it in the A-Z list, and log in with your library card.

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June Events at Eden Park Branch Library

Here’s a line-up of some great events at Eden Park Branch Library this month. Check the June Source for more info on these and other programs across the parish.

A Stitch in Time Sewing Club: This club meets twice a month at Eden Park Branch Library, and has a wonderful time planning and working on projects. Bring your ideas and projects and socialize with fellow thread lovers. Sewing machines available. Wednesday, 6/4, and Wednesday, 6/18, at 5:00 pm

Eden Park’s Adult Book Club: We have a list of books we’d love to read and discuss, and we always love new members! Drop by and join us discussing each month’s selected read and socialize with fellow bookworms! Tuesday, 6/17, at 5:00 pm

Eden Park’s Poetry Club: Have a poem waiting to come out? Love poetry reads? Want to get started in poetry? Come by and join our poetry club which meets once a month at Eden Park Library. Wednesday, 6/18, at 6:00 pm

Eden Park Art Club:  We meet once a month to share our artwork, discuss ongoing projects, help newcomers get started, and display our artwork on the library wall. Thursday, 6/19, at 5:00 pm

Eden Park Garden Club: We swap seeds, talk about container gardening, help each other solve plant problems, and generally get a kick out of everything that started out as a seed in a pot. Bring plants to swap, stories to tell, and advice to share! We meet once a month at Eden Park.  Thursday, 6/19, at 5:00 pm

Writers’ Club: Have a story inside waiting to come out? Have you written one and need help proofreading? Want to discuss publishing or self publishing for print or ebooks? Come by Eden Park once a month for our writers’ club meeting. We discuss our projects, battle writer’s block, play writing games, and discuss all aspects of writing. We share tips and do some in-house writing with peer support. Saturday, 6/28, at 3:30 pm

Address: 5131 Greenwell Springs Road, 70806

Call (225) 231-3240 for more information.

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Writing Club at Eden Park

Are you an aspiring writer? Do you have a story you want to publish? The writers’ club at Eden Park is the place to be! We will bounce ideas off of each other, play writing games designed to conquer writer’s block, discuss plot points, work on our own writing projects, proofread each other’s work, and discuss regular publishing and self-publishing. Some assistance will be available from a retired English teacher. Adults and young adults welcome. Join us this Saturday, March 22, at 3:30 p.m.

Here is our schedule for future months:

Saturday, April 19, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 17, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 28, 3:30 p.m.

Call (225) 231-3250 for further details.

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