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:

Tiny Tech Talks: Dr Feng Chen

Louisiana State University (LSU) Division of Computer Sciences and Engineering Professor Dr. Feng Chen joins us for the first in a series of educational talks featuring technology educational professionals at the Main Library at Goodwood at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 11! Adults and teens will hear from educators from across the state who’ll discuss different areas of specialty including computer sciences, engineering and everything in between. You won’t want to miss it!

Baton Rouge Makers, We Want YOU

To sign up for the 2018 Mini Maker Fairethe Call for Makers is open! We’re going all the way to space this year, and there’s room for everybody on the rocket ship. If you craft, build, program, design, cook, or create in any way, we want you to get involved!

If you haven’t attended one before, the Maker Faire is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth. Cities all over the planet let creativity and innovation reign, showcasing everything from fashion to technology to delicious, delicious food – or best yet, a mashup of those and everything in between.

Sign up to be one of our very own astronauts on the creative frontier, and launch your imagination at the Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire on October 6th!

The New York Times – free with your library card!

You can now access the New York Times online for free with your library card! If you’re using the computers or wifi at one of our fourteen branches, all you have to do is create a free account or log in with an existing account, and you’ll be on your way. You can also get a 24-hour pass to access it from the comfort of your own home. Stay informed with EBRPL!

Spring Into Learning with Lynda

Spring is in the air, and it’s time to learn something new! Check out the ten most popular classes available now on Lynda, a free resource you can access from home with your library card. You can find it in the Digital Library.

  1. Git Essential Training
  2. Excel 2016 Essential Training
  3. AutoCAD 2018 Essential Training
  4. PowerPoint 2013 Essential Training
  5. Illustrator CC 2018 Essential Training
  6. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals
  7. Access 2016 Essential Training
  8. Angular 2 Essential Training
  9. CompTIA Security (SY0-501) Cert Prep: 1 – Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities
  10. Final Cut Pro X 10.3 and 10.4 Essential Training