Pumpkin Painting for 20somethings

Halloween is coming up fast, and that means it’s time to decorate! Still not totally sure you can trust yourself to use a knife and come out with all your fingers intact? Nervous about pumpkin carving, which, after all, is basically just stabbing squash over and over again? Come paint a pumpkin instead! The Zachary Branch will have pumpkin painting on Tuesday, October 23rd, starting at 6 PM. Call (225) 658-1850 to register!

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Do you have a library card? You can get one for free at any of East Baton Rouge Parish’s fourteen library branches – all you need is a photo ID and proof of residence in this parish! Having a library card gets you access to almost two million items (including a telescope!), as well as our study rooms, and two dollars of free printing every day. The library also offers absolutely oodles of programming for kids, teens, twenty-somethings, adults, and anyone else you’ve got hanging around in need of entertainment or education.

If you haven’t been by in a while, September is a great month to check out what’s new at your local library! Everybody’s going back to school, and there’s no better place to get free online homework help, check out research materials, or just kick back with a good book or movie.

DNA and Family History

Due to extremely popular demand, we have scheduled an extra session of the class DNA and Family History to be held on October 2 at 7pm in the Tech Lab! Genetic testing can reveal clues to your family history. Learn about different types of DNA tests and what they can tell us and the restrictions they present. Call 225-231-3751 to register.

To learn more about genealogy resources available through the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, visit their infoguide!

Red Stick Ready

Hurricane season is roaring up out of the gulf – are you Red Stick Ready? The Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is ready to help. Visit their website, or download their app for your Apple or Android phone.

If you would like more information, the Library also has a storm readiness infoguide full of local stormy weather resources. Stay dry this year, Baton Rouge!

Call for Makers Closes Soon!

Hey, Baton Rouge! The Call for Makers is open for just a few more days, so if you want to be part of the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, get your application in soon!

Launch Your Imagination at the 2018 Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire on October 6th! The theme this year is space, but if you’re a biologist with research to share, or a backyard inventor with something people NEED to see, we want you. The Faire is open to all comers!

Applications are accepted until August 31st, so shine up your science and send it in to us!

Ace Back to School with the Library!

Kick academic butt this year with free homework help and online resources from the library! Work on research papers and find answers to your teachers’ persistent questions from the comfort of your own home with the “Homework Help” subject list in the Digital Library. Our Kids page also has its own Homework Help section. Never get stuck again!

No library card? No problem! Homework Louisiana is totally free to all Louisiana residents, whether or not you’ve signed up for an East Baton Rouge Parish library card. The site is powered by Tutor.com, and offers live online help from qualified tutors on Sunday through Thursday from 2-10 PM. Tutoring is available to students from elementary school all the way to college, including for the GED, and is also available in Spanish and Vietnamese. Homework Louisiana also has job search help, Sunday-Thursday, 10 AM – midnight!

September 20somethings Events

So much is happening this month, and you won’t want to miss any of it! The Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Extravaganza is next weekend, so wear your best wizarding robes or your favorite Harry Potter muggle-wear and come to the Main Library on Goodwood. The event starts on Saturday, September 1st, at 3PM. Gryffindors, Slytherins, Hufflepuffs, and Ravenclaws of all ages are welcome! We will also accept wizarding students from abroad, and any muggle family members.

Exceptional Lives Webinar

Join us for an Exceptional Lives webinar next Wednesday, August 15th! It will be held in the Tech Lab at the Main Library, starting at 2PM.

Exceptional Lives Louisiana is a free resource for families who have a child with a disability. The Exceptional Lives platform is made of step-by-step guides on topics like finding and enrolling in special education, signing up for additional health insurance, and filing for Supplemental Security Income. They also maintain a comprehensive directory of disability-related services, which is searchable by zip code, child’s age, or service required.

Call for Makers 2018

Hey, Baton Rouge! The Call for Makers is open for another month – it closes at the end of August! Send in your application to participate in the greatest show (and tell) on Earth today!

Launch Your Imagination at the 2018 Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire on October 6th! The theme this year is space, but if you’re a biologist with research to share, or a backyard inventor with something people NEED to see, we want you. The Faire is open to all comers!

Are you a fashion designer? Bring your designs! Are you a musician? We’d love to have you perform! We’d especially love to see anything with an interactive component that you can do with Faire attendees.

Don’t wait – apply NOW!