Background Checks for Employment

Running a background check on potential employees has become a standard part of the hiring process. Could there be something in your background that is hurting your chances of being hired? Alexis Anderson, former human resources director and founder of the nonprofit PREACH, will discuss what types of information can be found in these checks and what a job seeker can do to improve his or her situation.

This program will take place on Wednesday, January 22nd, from 11:30 AM – 1 PM, at the Main Library on Goodwood. Registration is required. Please call (225) 231-3733 or register online here.

Gardening for Hummingbirds

Photograph by Dennis Demchek

Mark your calendar now! The Baton Rouge Botanic Garden Foundation will host a FREE Garden Discoveries series at the Main Library at Goodwood at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020, led by avid bird watcher and nature photographer Dennis Demcheck. Adults are invited to enjoy Gardening for Hummingbirds, the first installment of the series which will cover how to attract hummingbirds to the home garden year round. Learn which plants provide food and shelter for Louisiana’s local bird beauties, and stick around after the presentation for a bird walk in the Botanic Garden adjacent to the Library!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, East Baton Rouge Parish! The library is closed today, but will reopen tomorrow at all branches for regular hours. In the meantime, the Digital Library is always open! You just need a library card.

Like the photo above? Find lots of primary sources like it with open access content from Biblioboard!

We’re proud to be your local library, and we look forward to making this year even better than the last. Here’s to a fabulous 2020!

Job Search Letters

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
MAIN LIBRARY AT GOODWOOD
ROOM 102, 1ST FLOOR

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

You know how to write a resume, but what about all the other letters involved in a job search?

  • What kind of cover letter will get hiring managers’ attention?
  • What needs to be contained in a thank-you letter after an interview?
  • How can you reach out to a friend and ask for help with your job search?

These questions and more will be answered in this free seminar, presented by Certified Professional Resume Writer Lynnette Lee.

Saturday Science: Einstein, gravitational waves, black holes and other matters

Science lovers of all ages are invited to learn about Brownian motion and how it limits the sensitivity of gravitational-wave detectors in a FREE discussion led by celebrated LSU physics and astronomy professor and world-renowned physicist Dr. Gabriela González at the Main Library at Goodwood at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 11.

A native of Argentina, Dr. González is a leader in gravitational wave research, including having served as the global spokesperson for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, a program that includes more than 1,000 scientists around the world. In 2017, LIGO leaders were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics after proving predictions made by Albert Einstein nearly 100 years ago!

For more information about this event, call Mimi LaValle in the LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy at (225) 578-2261.​

Bake Cookies Day

December 18th is Bake Cookies Day! Here are some neat resources to get you started on beautiful and delicious treats that might just make the perfect last-minute gift.

CreativeBug can teach you how to do basically anything crafty, including designing and decorating intricately frosted cookies.

CultureGrams has recipes from all over the world! Find something new to try this winter. The above recipe is from Czechia!

What’s your favorite cookie recipe?