Global pandemic can’t keep Baton Rouge entreprenurship down – next Tuesday-Thursday, January 19th-21st, you can join entrepreneurs, investors, founders, and more, for an incredible virtual experience you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home. Featured speakers include Jefferson Award winner and serial entrepreneur Sevetri Wilson; Lucid, LLC CEO Patrick B. Corner; and Linden Lab founder Philip Rosedale. Tickets are still available at – get yours today!

Get Organized with Alyssa Trosclair

Join Louisiana’s only Certified Professional Organizer, Alyssa Trosclair, as she discusses how the EMEND organizing method can help you! Registration for the four events is available online:

To comply with social distancing guidelines, in-person seating is limited and registration is required to attend.

Food for Fines 2020

It’s that time of year again! If you lost track of some library items during the general mayhem of this year and have some fines you’d like to take care of, you can bring non-perishable food items to any branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library to take ’em down. One dollar of late fines will be waived for each donated item, and all donations go to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The program starts December 1st and runs until the end of 2020, which sounds dramatic, but is really just the end of December.

Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire 2020 – videos available now!

This year’s Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire was completely, 100% virtual! That means that if you missed the livestream, you can still see all the panels and activities, and maybe even follow along with some of them yourself. Follow us on YouTube, or click the playlist below to see such wonders as:

  1. the full, eight-hour livestream!
  2. DIY PPE: Making Us Safe Together
  3. Building Communities: Library Makerspaces
  4. Viral Business: Business During COVID
  5. Full STEAM Ahead: Teaching for Tomorrow Today
  6. Art & Activism
  7. so many more videos of library Arduino projects and the work of local makers!

Library Closed for Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 11th, is Veterans Day, a day to remember all people who have served in the military in any capacity. It is held on the eleventh day of the eleventh month to honor the armistice that ended World War I.

If you’d like to find members of your family that served in the military, genealogy websites can be great places to start. is temporarily available outside the library with your library card. With their section on military records, you can trace your great-great-grandparents’ service history and find out more about your personal history.

Free Webinar from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

If you have questions about wills, tenants’ rights, or bankruptcy, these upcoming webinars from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services may be just what you need.

  • 11/17/20 at 12PM – Do I Need a Will or a Power of Attorney?
  • 12/15/20 at 12PM – The Eviction Moratorium Ends Soon – What Happens If I Can’t Pay My Rent?
  • 1/19/2021 at 12PM – Consumer Rights & Bankruptcy

Registration for these free webinars is available online.

You may be eligible for free legal services. Please contact Southeast Louisiana Legal Services for more information.