Lynda: Popular Courses for September

Do you want to learn a thing? Sure you do! Do you want to pay for classes? Of course you don’t! Check out these popular courses you can take

  • for free
  • from your own home
  • using only an internet-enabled device and your library card

through, one of the greatest online training sites around.

  1. SOLIDWORKS 2020 Essential Training
  2. Illustrator 2020 One-on-One: Fundamentals
  3. Illustrator 2020 Essential Training
  4. Online Marketing Foundations
  5. CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) Cert Prep: 4 Making TCP/IP Work
  6. GIMP Essential Training
  7. Learning Davinci Resolve 16
  8. CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) Cert Prep: 5 Securing TCP/IP
  9. 3ds Max 2021 Essential Training
  10. Maya 2020 Essential Training

Statista Webinar for Entrepreneurs

This Wednesday, September 16th, at 7pm, gather the information you need for business pitches, marketing plans, and product development with a free webinar from Statista. Statista is one of the world’s leading portals offering access to statistics and studies on 80,000 topics and 170 industries worldwide. Statista enables East Baton Rouge Public Library patrons to access relevant market and consumer data. In this webinar, Megan Guinane will walk through the various data tools available on the Statista platform and present real-life examples of how many businesses utilize their data.

Register online! Please note that you may register for this event up until one hour before it starts. You will receive an email reminder a day and an hour before the start of the webinar.

Author Illustrator 2020: Candace Fleming

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is proud to present author Candace Fleming as the featured speaker for the 43rd Annual Author-Illustrator Program, which will be held Thursday and Friday, October 1 and 2, at the Main Library at Goodwood, located at 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

Adults, teens and children are invited to attend the FREE Thursday evening program on October 1. Then on Friday, October 2, Fleming will present a program for teachers, librarians, writers, parents and lovers of children’s and young adult literature. The registration fee for this event is $25 for adults and $10 for students with a valid school I.D. Both events will include a book sale and autograph session. To register, please call (225) 231-3760.

The Author-Illustrator Program affords an excellent opportunity to hear “the story behind the story” from prominent writers and illustrators of literature for children and young adults. Some notable names in the field of literature who have been featured during these annual programs have included: Matt de la Peña, Brian Floca, Rosemary Wells, Gene Yang, David Adler, Lois Lowry, Katherine Paterson, Linda Sue Park, Avi, Jack Gantos, Patricia & Fred McKissack, and Richard Peck.

Origami Pumpkin Garland: Grab & Geaux

Fall is so very nearly here you can almost taste it, and we’ve got some great grab and go crafts coming your way! Check out these words from our Pride-Chaneyville Branch librarian, and get your supplies there starting September 1st until they run out.

“Autumn is here and I’ve got the perfect project to decorate your home with, an origami pumpkin garland. I love a garland. They’re such a simple and inexpensive way to dress up a room. And as this one is pumpkin themed it’ll work just as well for Autumn as it will for Halloween so you can leave it up all season long. Bonus. Grab one and Geaux while supplies last!”

PBS American Portrait Project

It’s your story. Have you joined in the conversation? Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) invites people across our state to take part in the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) storytelling project AMERICAN PORTRAIT. It’s a collection of stories contributed by people all over the country – a portrait designed to show and explain what it really means to be an American today.

And that story may have drastically changed over the past few weeks or months. With a health pandemic and countrywide protests, this national storytelling project is more important than ever – it’s a recorded history. So even if you took part in the project earlier, we encourage you to go back and look at some of the new prompts. If you are just getting started, it’s easy! Go to to see the simple instructions on how to upload your entry

Resolve by Nexus LA

Resolve, by Nexus LA, is a virtual event series created to provide a platform and open dialogue discussion space for the local Baton Rouge and South Louisiana community to create Equity in Entrepreneurship.  This event will also allow opportunities for entrepreneurs to learn from each other and network with experienced Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) founders and executives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resolve will kick off on September 10th with an introduction event, which will be a loose roundtable-style discussion for key community members to address key issues in the development stage of tech-enabled entrepreneurs and their businesses. As the series continues, the insights and pain-points identified by our panelists will be used to shape the content and structure of future installations in the series.

Check out the flyer at the link below for more information, or visit their website.

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Popular Lynda Courses for August

Learn something new with a digital class from Lynda! They’re free with your library card and accessible anywhere you get online. All you have to do is find it in the Digital Library. Here are August’s top ten courses from your East Baton Rouge Parish Library:

  1. Illustrator 2020 One-on-One: Fundamentals
  2. Maya 2020 Essential Training
  3. Online Marketing Foundations
  4. Learning DaVinci Resolve 16
  5. CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) Cert Prep: 4 Making TCP/IP Work
  6. Revit 2021: Essential Training for Architecture (Imperial and Metric)
  7. Learning Bash Scripting
  8. Python for Students
  9. CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) Cert Prep: 5 Securing TCP/IP
  10. 3ds Max 2021 Essential Training

Big Library Read: The Darwin Affair

Join a global virtual book club with OverDrive’s Big Library Read! You could win a Samsung Galaxy tablet by using the #biglibraryread hashtag to share your thoughts on the book. Here’s a summary of this month’s book, Tim Mason’s The Darwin Affair:

“London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later—and only a block away—Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin’s target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? And who is the shadowy figure witnesses describe as having lifeless, coal-black eyes? Soon, Field’s investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin’s controversial On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a madman named the Chorister. As the investigation takes Field from the dangerous alleyways of London to the hallowed halls of Oxford, the list of possible conspirators grows, and the body count escalates. And as he edges closer to the Chorister, he uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden. Tim Mason has created a rousing page-turner that both Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would relish and envy.”

Search for the title on the Libby by OverDrive app, or visit Overdrive in your browser, to start reading The Darwin Affair today!