Multilevel Marketing

Do you have what it takes to be successful in direct sales?  Come and check out if Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) is for you.  A few people in this field earn large incomes, and for many it is a good second income, but some people do lose money working in MLM.  Find out the good, the bad, and the ugly about MLM.   Could it be an opportunity for you?

June Lyle, Regional Vice president with Primerica; Elsa Galarza, Mary Kay Consultant; and Rachael Goff, Gold Ambassador with Plexus Worldwide, will tell their MLM journeys, discuss what it takes to be successful, and talk about their companies.

Join us Wednesday, November 15th, from 11:30 AM – 1 PM, at the Main Library on Goodwood. Preregistration is required; please call (225) 231-3733 to register, or do so online.

This event is sponsored by the Career Center.

GIS Day 2017

GIS stands for geographic information systems. GIS Day is a grassroots educational event created and promoted by the GIS company Esri that enables GIS users and vendors to open their doors to schools, businesses and the general public to showcase real-world applications of GIS. Join us for a community-based speaker event promoting Louisiana careers in geography!

This year, GIS Day will be held at the Main Library on Goodwood on Wednesday, November 15th, from 4-6 PM. Don’t miss it!

National Novel Writing Month 2017

Hello, wrimos, writers, storytellers, and people of Baton Rouge! Have you ever wanted to write a book? Well, November is the month for you.

Join the National Novel Writing Month challenge, and try to write 50,000 whole words in the thirty (30) days that make up November. It sounds impossible, or at least a little impractical – and frankly we can’t argue the latter. But it’s also a whole bunch of fun! There’s a robust local community of wrimos (a wrimo, of course, is a NaNoWriMo participant) that cheer each other on.

The library is a great place to  Come Write In! Check out the scheduled write-ins for the Main Library and the River Center Branch:

Main Library at Goodwood

  • Thursday, November 2nd, 6  – 9p.m.
  • Thursday, November 9th, 6  – 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 16th, 6 –  9 p.m.
  • Friday, November 24th, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 30th, 6 –  9 p.m.

River Center Branch Library

  • Saturday, November 25th, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 26th, 2:30 – 5 p.m.

If any more write-ins get scheduled for other library branches, you’ll be able to find them on our calendar. Check out the NaNoWriMo forums for your home region to get in touch with other local writing devotees, and announce your novel today!

Autism Society’s Safe and Sound Campaign Parent Forum

The Autism Society- Greater Baton Rouge, Inc. is pleased to offer a free parent forum in conjunction with Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC) and the Autism Society’s Safe and Sound Campaign. The 2 hour parent forum will focus on issues such as wandering, internet safety, disclosure to local first responder agencies, and tools available to parents to be prepared for emergencies. A discussion of the concerns that parents may have for their children will follow with the presenters.

Throughout our communities, children and adults with autism are living, going to school, working and enjoying recreational activities. Autism Society – Greater Baton Rouge Chapter, Inc. strives to improve the lives touched by autism in every aspect throughout the lifespan and to raise awareness and acceptance by promoting education; advocacy; and equal access to services. Autism is becoming increasingly prevalent; approximately 1 in 68 children has been diagnosed with Autism.

Presenters will be Captain William Cannata, Jr., and Sergeant Jimmy Donohoe. Captain William Cannata Jr. Retired, has been a member of the fire service for more than 30 years, and is the Program Director of “Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC)”, formed in 2003. He is also the parent of a child with an autism spectrum disorder. Sergeant Jimmy Donohoe is the creator of the “Take Me Home Program”, a database where participants who are unable to speak or properly identify themselves to police officers, register with a photo, physical description and contact information, so first responders can provide special assistance that may be required when contact with a person with autism occurs.

The program will be held Monday, October 23, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 PM, at the Jones Creek Regional Library. Please RSVP to Beryl K. Hebert at or 255-907-5292 by Friday, October 20th.

Book Discussion with Author Faye Philips

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library Special Collections Department will host a free book discussion for adults featuring Baton Rouge Cemeteries author Faye Phillips. You can learn about the history of some of Baton Rouge’s oldest cemeteries at the Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 18.

About the Author and Book

Author and historian Faye Phillips is a former associate dean of libraries at Louisiana State University, and has written several books about Baton Rouge. Phillips’ Baton Rouge Cemeteries is a part of the Images of America book series. It also is one of her more popular works.


Other Baton Rouge history titles include The LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens:  A Living History; and, as coauthor, The Golden Band from Tiger Land:  History of the Louisiana State University BandBaton Rouge, another in the Images of America series; and Baton Rouge:  An Illustrated History.  She is the General Editor of the West Baton Rouge Historical Association’s The History of West Baton Rouge Parish: People, Places, Progress.