Legends and Lore© Marker Program

Do you know a legend about your neighborhood? The Center for Louisiana Studies is partnering with the William C. Pomeroy Foundation to mark local legends and lore and preserve the mythic  history of the United States. Any legend or piece of local lore that is believed to be true, but cannot be historically verified, is eligible for inclusion in this new preservation program. For more information about what kind of stories are eligible and how to apply for a marker, visit the Center for Louisiana Studies’s website.

The Stars in the Sky Story in Motion with Yoga Liz

Yoga Liz will be at the Library this month to share an interactive story time with kids ages 4-11. Hear and act out the English fairytale The Stars in the Sky with various yoga poses and movements, after some brief warm-up exercises. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Monday, July 1 – 10am Baker Branch
Monday, July 1 – 2:30pm Zachary Branch
Tuesday, July 2 – 10am Scotlandville Branch
Tuesday, July 2 – 2:30pm Bluebonnet Regional Branch
Wednesday, July 3 – 10am Central Branch
Wednesday, July 3 – 2:30pm Greenwell Springs Regional Branch
Monday, July 15 – 10am Delmont Gardens Branch
Monday, July 15 – 2:30pm Pride-Chaneyville Branch
Tuesday, July 16 – 10am River Center Branch
Tuesday, July 16 – 2:30pm Main Library @ Goodwood
Wednesday, July 17 – 10am Fairwood Branch
Wednesday, July 17 – 2:30pm Carver Branch
Thursday, July 18 – 10am Eden Park Branch
Thursday, July 18 – 2:30pm Jones Creek Regional Branch

Look Up to the Stars with Astronomer Kevin Manning

Astronomer and former NASA consultant Kevin Manning will be at the Main Library at Goodwood from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday, June 23, to lead a special presentation for all ages on the size and scale of the universe. Manning has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement! Attendees will learn about the stars and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and a variety of visuals. After the program, we’ll go up to the Library’s third floor terrace at 8 p.m. for a whole hour of viewing the sky with a telescope. Stick around to find out what it takes to check out the Library’s professional grade telescope for viewing at home!

Book Buds & Math Buds Training

Launch your mission to make your community a better place by volunteering this summer! As a volunteer, you’ll help prepare programs, listen to younger children read as a Book Bud, help kids sharpen their math skills as a Math Bud, put books in order and more. It’s also an opportunity to make new friends, gain experience and earn service hours. If this sounds like fun, you’ll want to register to attend one of the required general training sessions. Please bring your summer schedule with you so we can put you on the volunteer calendar. Be sure to pick up a volunteer application as soon as possible from the Teen Services Desk. Each session begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood. For more information, call (225) 231-3770. Here’s the training schedule:

•Tuesday, June 18
•Monday, July 1
•Wednesday, July 3
•Monday, July 8
•Wednesday, July 10

Mango Languages

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? Start today with Mango Languages! With more than 70 languages available, you’ll be conversing with confidence in no time. Find Mango in the Digital Library wherever you access the internet – you can set up a free account with your library card to keep track of your progress, or use Mango as a guest while you explore. Check out their most popular languages:

Adult Coloring

Need to decompress from a long day at the office? Maybe you’re just looking for a way to get creative and relieve stress. Either way, we’re here to help! Adults are invited to join us at the Library this month for FREE coloring sessions. We’ll provide the coloring sheets and colors, but you should feel free to bring your own. Here’s the schedule:

•2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, Main Library at Goodwood
•3 p.m. Monday, June 3, River Center Branch
•4 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, Scotlandville Branch
•2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, Main Library at Goodwood
•10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, Delmont Gardens Branch
•2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, Main Library at Goodwood
•11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, Central Branch

ReferenceUSA Lunch and Learn

Join us at the Main Library on Goodwood this Thursday, June 6th, for a Lunch and Learn session with ReferenceUSA! If you’re looking for ways to identify new sales prospects, find lists of potential customers, locate your competition (even home-based businesses), and more, ReferenceUSA is a great tool for your small business. It’s rare, but every now and then, there IS such a thing as a free lunch – and a great free resource! We’ll start at 11:30 AM in Conference Room 102. Email us at smallbusiness@ebrpl.com to register.