Lynda for February

This month, Baton Rougeans are interested in learning new computer programs for art, certification, work, and more. All these classes and so, so many more are available for free with your library card – set up your Lynda account today!

  1. Learning PCB Design with EAGLE
  2. SOLIDWORKS 2020 Essential Training
  3. Illustrator 2020 Essential Training
  4. Illustrator 2021 Essential Training
  5. CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) CertPrep: 4 Making TCP/IP Work
  6. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals
  7. SOLIDWORKS: Animations
  8. Audio Mixing Bootcamp
  9. Excel Weekly Challenge
  10. CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) Cert Prep: 5 Securing TCP/IP

Primary Sources for Black History Month

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States is a new collection of primary source documents detailing the history of African Americans from the 1790s to the 2000s, covering slavery, the abolitionist movement, the Jim Crow era, through the civil rights movement to the recent past. Documents include contemporary newspaper articles, diaries, correspondence, government publications, and more. Material is easily searchable by time period:

  • Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
  • The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
  • Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
  • The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
  • The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
  • The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)

This new resource from ProQuest is an excellent source of material for students of all ages, as well as those who want to learn more about our history as a nation through the words of those who lived it. It is available through the Digital Library.

Library Cards for College Students

New year, new semester, same old bills. If you’re a college student in Baton Rouge, get a library card and save some money! You don’t have to be an official resident as long as you’re a full-time student at a college or university in Baton Rouge.

What kind of stuff does your library card get you?

Call us at (225) 231-3740 for more information, and come by one of our fourteen branches to get your library card today!


Global pandemic can’t keep Baton Rouge entreprenurship down – next Tuesday-Thursday, January 19th-21st, you can join entrepreneurs, investors, founders, and more, for an incredible virtual experience you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home. Featured speakers include Jefferson Award winner and serial entrepreneur Sevetri Wilson; Lucid, LLC CEO Patrick B. Corner; and Linden Lab founder Philip Rosedale. Tickets are still available at – get yours today!

Get Organized with Alyssa Trosclair

Join Louisiana’s only Certified Professional Organizer, Alyssa Trosclair, as she discusses how the EMEND organizing method can help you! Registration for the four events is available online:

To comply with social distancing guidelines, in-person seating is limited and registration is required to attend.

Food for Fines 2020

It’s that time of year again! If you lost track of some library items during the general mayhem of this year and have some fines you’d like to take care of, you can bring non-perishable food items to any branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library to take ’em down. One dollar of late fines will be waived for each donated item, and all donations go to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The program starts December 1st and runs until the end of 2020, which sounds dramatic, but is really just the end of December.