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!

BYOB: Bring Your Own (Hated) Book

Have you ever stopped in the middle of your book to debate whether the relief of throwing it across the room would be worth the potential damage to your surroundings? Well, pick that book back up and bring it to the Zachary Branch for Bring Your Own Book: Books You Hate edition! You can talk all about why you hate it, why you thought you’d like it, and when you gave up – or why you soldiered bravely on.

This meeting of Bring Your Own Book will be held at the Zachary Branch on Tuesday, August 21st, at 6PM. Please call (225) 658-1840 for more information.

Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering

Come join us for a beginner’s introduction to Magic: The Gathering, a card game that combines strategy and fantasy! We will review the basic rules and play practice hands to help players familiarize themselves with the types of cards and how to play.

This event is geared towards those who are new to Magic, and participants will receive a starter deck to learn with, instructions, and a box in which to store your decks. Ages 14+, or ages 11+ with a participating parent.

Registration is required; please call (225) 231-3750 and ask for Ashley to register.

Exceptional Lives Louisiana

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.

Exceptional Lives also provides support for families through a phone helpline and email. Contact them by phone at  1-844-354-1212 or via email at info@exceptionallives.org.

For more information, visit their website or watch the following video: