Library eBooks for Kindle

Even when you can’t get your hands on a physical library book, you can still check books out for free for your Kindle! Ebook programs like OverDrive and RBDigital can deliver digital copies of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more.

New to Kindle? Here’s a video from Amazon on how to set up your device:

Even though there isn’t an OverDrive app for the Kindle Fire, it’s still really easy to deliver OverDrive ebooks to your device. Check out our “OverDrive for Kindle” infoguide to learn more!

Learn Online with Lynda

Stuck inside? Sick of it? Expand your mind with an online course from! Here are the ten most popular courses right here in EBR this month:

  1. Illustrator 2020 Essential Training
  2. Maya 2020 Essential Training
  3. Maya 2019 Essential Training
  4. Excel Essential Training (Office 365)
  5. Windows 10 November 2019 Update Essential Training
  6. Tableau Essential Training
  7. Cert Prep: Excel Expert – Microsoft Office Specialist for Office 2019 and Office 365
  8. CSS Essential Training
  9. InDesign 2020 Essential Training
  10. R for Data Science: Lunchbreak Lessons

Get Crafty

As a wise person once said, this is the time to break out the good art supplies. Here are some library resources that can help you find the perfect thing to make with the crafty goodies you’ve been saving for a rainy day. Remember, if you don’t have a library card, you can get a temporary computer use card online!

With Creativebug, you can get inspiration with thousands of video classes on everything under the sun. New videos are released every day! Patterns, templates, and recipes can be downloaded, and you can talk to other crafters in online forums or show off your work in a community gallery.
The Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center has millions of articles and diagrams with which you can beef up your knowledge of esoteric techniques, learn new patterns, or just find out something interesting about your favorite art form.
Get some inspiration from these or any of our other online arts resources, and tell us what you made in the comments!

Library Closed to Public – Give us a call!

While we’re closed to patrons for the foreseeable future, give us a call or send us an email, and we’ll answer your questions just like normal! We can put items on hold for you to pick up at the drive-through windows at the Main Library on Goodwood or the Fairwood Branch, with curbside pickup coming soon at other locations. Stay healthy out there!

Credit-Free Titles on Kanopy

Looking for something new to watch? Check out Kanopy!

Get free access to thousands of movies with your library card. Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, documentaries, award-winning foreign films, and more! You get 10 play credits per month with your library card, but they’re also offering credit-free titles. Here’s just a small sample of your options:

Why go to a movie theater when you can bring the movie theater into your own home? Log in to Kanopy today!

Dependable Strengths: Find and Grow the Best Within You

If you are ready to take your job, career, or life in a new and more fulfilling direction, come and start here. In this workshop, you will identify your own unique potential for excellence and get tips on how to develop it. You will complete exercises to identify your strengths and plan your next steps for developing them.

This workshop will be presented by Mike Cragin, Certified Facilitator by the Center for Dependable Strengths.

Join us Saturday, March 21st at the Main Library on Goodwood. The program is scheduled from 9 AM – 4 PM. Registration is required; please call (225) 231-3733 or register online.

Women’s History Month Exhibits

Special Collections is excited to invite patrons to view the special Women’s History month exhibits on display at the Main Library and online! The exhibit explores over 100 years of Baton Rouge women fighting to make this city a better place for all of its citizens. 

You’ll learn about the history of the Baton Rouge General Hospital and the Charity Ward Association ladies who, time and time again, came to the rescue of that institution; the Woman’s Suffrage Movement in Baton Rouge and Louisiana; the first women to be elected to political office in East Baton Rouge; and women educators committed to protecting the rights of their marginalized students.

The physical display will be available in Special Collections at the Main Library for the entire month of March! Access the online exhibit from the Baton Rouge Room Infoguide or the Library’s page on Google Arts and Culture!

Salary Negotiation 101

Do you feel you deserve a raise or promotion but don’t know how to ask? Are you applying for a new job and don’t know how to negotiate your salary? Come and attend this workshop on Salary Negotiation, presented by Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak. You will learn the rules governing salary negotiations, plus techniques to conquer them and ask for more money and other benefits.

Join us at the Main Library on Goodwood on Thursday, March 12th, at 11:30 AM. Registration is required. Please call 225-231 3733 or register online here.

Indie Author Project WINNERS!

We’re so thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 Indie Author Project! This project was a collaborative effort with library systems across Louisiana, and we’re proud to have done our part to promote it to all of our library users. Both winners are available through our indie ebook platform Biblioboard. Read on to find out more!

Fiction Winner – Mediterranean Sunset by Yvette Canoura

When Fatima was growing up in the affluent neighborhood of Kalorama in Washington D.C., she never imagined that her father, an ambassador, would force her into an arranged marriage that would take her across the world. After graduating from college, Fatima is thrust into the bed of a ruthless military man with revenge on his mind. Away from family and friends in a foreign country, she gradually accepts her fate… until an encounter with a handsome doctor ignites feelings and desires that jeopardize her life as she is torn between a cruel husband and a forbidden liaison. Her choices will uncover secrets that will unravel a chain of events that will change her life forever.

YA Winner – Transfixed by A. Lonergan

Freya had always wanted an escape from her life. When her senior trip to New Orleans goes haywire, she finds her escape. Witches, fairies, and other realms await her in her new life. But so does a self centered man-child with lavender eyes and a smile that might break her.

Sterling has always had everything handed to him, never told no. When he meets Freya, the spitfire red head, he is in for a challenging surprise. Things find a way of turning his world upside down, and he pushes her until she’s gone. With destruction and chaos threatening his city, will he be able to get her back?