Día de los Muertos Display at the Main Library

Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico to remember and pray for family and friends who have died. Traditions include building altars, called ofrendas, at the gravestones of the dead, and filling them with favorite treats and photographs, as well as decorating with sugar skulls and marigolds. The Main Library is displaying an ofrenda constructed by Monica Santaella and others. You can visit it through November 12th.

Recycled Reads Used Book Sale

The Recycled Reads Gift Book Sale is held the last Saturday of every month, which means you can get gently used books, DVDs, CDs, LPs, and more for just one single dollar per item. Proceeds benefit the library, so we can be even more awesome for you! Come out to our North Boulevard location at 9 AM on Saturday, October 26th, to start bargain hunting for the holidays.

Lynda Courses for October

You can learn anything on the internet if you know where to look. Luckily, your local public library has Lynda, where you can access tons of that knowledge from the comfort of your own home with nothing but a computer and your library card number. Here’s what’s popular with the learning folks in East Baton Rouge this month:

  1. Illustrator CC 2018 Essential Training
  2. Photoshop CC 2018 Essential Training: The Basics
  3. Maya 2019 Essential Training
  4. After Effects CC 2018 Essential Training: The Basics
  5. ZBrush 2018 Essential Training
  6. After Effects CC 2015 Essential Training
  7. Illustrator CC 2018 One-on-One Fundamentals
  8. Photoshop CC 2019 One-on-One: Fundamentals
  9. AutoCAD 2018 Essential Training
  10. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals

How to Start a Non-Profit, Part 2: Grants and Business Plans

This is the 2nd Session in our Series about How To Start A Non-Profit.  Learn how to:

  • write successful grants
  • where to find possible grants
  • write a business plan
  • benefit from programs by Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and the Louisiana Association of Non Profit Associations (LANO)

The Career Center is hosting this workshop in cooperation with The Middleburg Institute.

Registration is required. Please call 225-231-3733 or register online here.

Baton Rouge Archaeology

Did you know October is Louisiana Archaeology Month? Celebrate Louisiana’s rich history with the Baton Rouge Room! On Wednesday, October 16th, a representative from the Louisiana State Division of Archaeology will discuss findings in and around the Baton Rouge Area, as well as ongoing projects. The night starts at 7 PM at the Main Library on Goodwood. Can you dig it?

Escape the Black Hole: Conquer the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Nowadays, almost all online applications use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Too often, this software resembles a big black hole, and the applicant never again hears anything about their application. We will de-mystify ATSs, show how the most common ones work and, most importantly, how to conquer them and get through to a human recruiter.

Join Brandy Cahlink, Human Resource Manager at Olin Corporation and Anne Nowak, Certified Career Coach and Head of the EBRPL Career Center at the Main Library for this free event. The program begins Friday, October 4th, at 12 PM. Registration is required. Please call 225-231-3733 or register online here.

Latinx Business Seminar – en español!

Join us next Saturday for a Spanish-language business seminar about resources you can use to improve your business. You’ll learn how to open a business, market yourself, establish a credit history, use free tools from the library, and what resources are available in Spanish! Doors will open at 8:30 AM. Register in advance by calling (225) 347-0724 or visiting our EventBrite page.


¿En busca de recursos para crecer o establecer una empresa? Participa en el Seminario Empresarial en lo cual aprenderás:

  • cuales son los pasos de iniciar un negocio formalmente
  • la importancia de mercadear tu empresa
  • como establecer un historial crediticio y
  • cuales son los recursos disponibles para empresarios por medio de la biblioteca.

La puertas abren a las 8:30am. Programacion empieza a las 9 en punto.