Teen Film Festival

All summer, NOVAC and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library partnered up to give Baton Rouge teens a chance to write, direct, film, and star in their own short films.

You’ll be able to put them all in your eyes and ears (audio, you know) at the Teen Film Festival this Thursday, starting at 6:30 at the Main Library on Goodwood!

Come out to support the hard work of local teenagers, whether or not they’re related to you! Check out some of Baton Rouge’s fastest-growing talent, and be impressed – it’s all great.

It’s Not Just for Summer Anymore

End of the Summer Reading Parties start this week at most of our branches, but there’s still time to start – and finish – the program for this year! If you’re between the ages of freshly hatched and nearly spoiled (that’s birth and, you know. Well into your golden years), you can still pick up a reading log at any library in the EBRPL system, and as long as you turn it in by July 31st you’ll get a prize pack!

Books make great travel companions for those end-of-summer trips!

But you don’t have to stop reading just because summer’s winding down! We’ve got lots of ways to keep books with you everywhere you go on your smart device (like a phone or tablet):

There are events throughout the year for kids, teens, twenty-somethings, and adults – check our online events calendar so you don’t miss out.

Keep reading alive! Keep the love of books alive! We’ll see you next summer, and we will also see you (we hope) in every season until then.

Disaster Preparedness

Hurricane season seems to be kicking off a little more energetically than any of us want, so let’s go over some disaster preparedness resources!

  • The National Hurricane Center’s website is a great resource for lists of what to have on hand in a disaster and how to make sure you’re ready for anything. Check it out! (“Snacks” don’t get their own category, but it can’t hurt!)
  • Red Stick Ready, the Facebook page of the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, will keep you informed of weather events and local resources as they happen or become available. (Baton Rouge is one of only two cities in Louisiana to be certified “Storm Ready” by the National Weather Service!)
  • The library’s Hurricane Resources infoguide has lots of information on what to do to prepare for a storm, as well as what to do should your home be affected. (Tropical Storm Cindy isn’t a hurricane and is not likely to become one, though – phew!)

Stay safe! Stay dry! We’re open today for all your entertainment and information needs, especially via the Digital Library, which never closes!

Popular Lynda Learning for May

Being outside today seems like a soaking wet bummer, so if you’re staying inside and dry, entertain and train your brain with Lynda! Here are the top ten courses:

  1. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals
  2. HTML Essential Training
  3. Excel 2013 Essential Training
  4. Illustrator CC 2017 One-on-One Essential Training
  5. Project Management Foundations
  6. JavaScript Essential Training
  7. WordPress Essential Training
  8. Excel 2016 Essential Training
  9. Online Marketing Foundations
  10. Photoshop CC 2017 One-on-One: Fundamentals

Personal development is essential! And Lynda now has classes on soft skills – check out the “Career Development” section.