The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report presents the 21st Century Business Forum, a monthly series featuring America’s top business minds and thought leaders, sponsored by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library and Home Bank.
If you’re a current or aspiring entrepreneur, we know you’ll benefit from the Library’s FREE resources for businesses including Gale Entrepreneurship articles, Newsbank, EBSCO, Sage Researcher and more! Visit the Digital Library at ebrpl.com/DigitalLibrary to explore.
Happy New Year’s Eve! All branches of the library will close at 6pm today and remain closed until Sunday, January 2nd.
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We’re proud to be your local library, and we look forward to making next year even better than the last. Here’s to a safe, fun 2022!
Need a kid-friendly outing? The children’s room at the Main Library on Goodwood is showing a children’s movie every day of the holiday break at 2:30pm. Bring your kids to the library for some wholesome family fun while school’s out!
Have you ever wondered why some gardens outshine others? Could it be their landscape design? The Baton Rouge Botanic Garden Foundation will host a FREE Garden Discoveries presentation on Saturday, January 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood led by Buck Abbey a Landscape Architect and retired professor of the LSU School of Landscape Architecture. Abbey will demonstrate in real time how quality landscape design emerges through the art of drawing. He will incorporate principles of design along with art elements of line, texture, color and form. The audience will be able to watch and see what arises from site analysis through concept development to a final plan.
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BankPlus presents Red Stick Revelry, Baton Rouge’s official New Year’s Eve celebration, partnering with the River Center Branch Library for its noon celebration for kids – Red Stick Rising. For the ninth year, a 9-foot tall LEDlighted Red Stick will rise into place 60 feet above the North Boulevard Town Square where it will sit until it descends in the countdown to midnight to ring in the New Year. Starting at 11 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, the River Center Branch Library will host storytelling, arts activities, and a special performance by Clay Achee, creator of Ziggy and the Junkyard Band and the new LPB show “Ziggy’s Arts Adventure.” Clay will perform songs with his puppets and talk with the kids about puppeteering. At noon, everyone is invited out to the Town Square to sing “Auld Lang Syne” as the Red Stick rises.
Red Stick Rising was created to give kids their own special New Year’s Eve tradition. Later that evening, entertainment kicks off in Davis Rhorer Plaza, adjacent to the River Center Branch, at 8:00 p.m. with live music by Press 1 for English and The Michael Foster Project, two all-new laser light shows and fireworks over the Mississippi River when the Red Stick drops at midnight.
Along with presenting sponsor BankPlus, both events are made possible by Visit Baton Rouge, the Office of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, the EBR Library, the Greater Baton Rouge Arts Council, Downtown Development District and others. All events are free and the public is invited.
Do you have library fines? Now is the time to knock them out because Food for Fines is back for the month of December! We will waive $1.00 of late fines for each non-perishable food item you donate. You can drop off your donation at the circulation desk at any of our 14 libraries. No fines? You can still donate too! All of the food collected goes to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Last year we collected 8,305 pounds of food! Let’s try to surpass that amount this year! Drop off your food donations today! For more information, call (225) 231-3740.