Mid City Micro-Con – Cosplay Competition

If you like comics, costumes, or both, sign up for the 2022 Mid City Micro-Con’s cosplay competition today! Strut your stuff in a cosplay walk in front of professional cosplay judges and be entered to win great prizes donated from local vendors. Fill out this simple form or email answers to the following questions to midcitymicrocon@gmail.com to register.

*Required Answers

  1. *Name:
  2. *Pronouns:
  3. *Email address:
  4. *Age:
  5. Phone number:
  6. How do you prefer to be contacted?
    • Email
    • Phone
    • Text
  7. Primary Category:
    • Kids (10 & under)
    • Teens (11-18)
    • Adults (19 & over)
    • Group
  8. *Character Name(s):
  9. Source/Series of Origin or Name of Original Design (name of show, comic, anime, etc.):
  10. Please submit a brief statement about your cosplay process that the judges can read aloud if you win. You can talk about why you picked that character, how you put the costume together, what you like about comics and cosplay, or whatever else you’d like people to know.
  11. *How did you hear about the Mid City Micro-Con?
  12. Please attach any photos or videos to this email or provide a link to your files below.

Winners will be announced as part of the Mid City Micro-Con’s closing events on Sunday, August 7th!

Summer Reading 2022!

Dive right in with the 2022 Summer Reading Program, Oceans of Possibilities! Beginning Wednesday, June 1, and running through Monday, August 15, enjoy an entire summer of FREE programs, workshops, storytimes, concerts and performances for all ages, scheduled throughout the library system. Find all the program listings in the Event Calendar.

Track your reading and earn rewards! It’s easy! First, sign up at your local Library location or online at ebrpl.beanstack.org starting June 1. Then, read books and log them into your Beanstack account to earn virtual badges, as well as entries for weekly prize drawings! There are reading challenges and incentives for kids, teens, and even adults! The rules, requirements, badges and incentives vary based on the age group. In addition to online Summer Reading Challenges for all ages, there are tons of online programming for family fun with the Virtual Programming Challenge!

For more information about programs specifically designed for kids, teens, and adults, visit our summer reading website.

All Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

All branches of the library are closed today, Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal hours resume tomorrow, Tuesday, May 31st.

The Baton Rouge Concert Band will give a free concert at the Main Library on Goodwood at 7pm. Music will include selections from the Great American Songbook, big band standards, patriotic songs, and marches. The concert is free, and registration is not required.

Health Information: Infant Formula Shortage

The library has prepared an infoguide on meeting your baby’s nutrition needs during the formula shortage. You can find information on alternate sources of formula, suggestions for community groups to contact, and links to government websites on infant nutrition and resources.

If your family has been affected by the recall and you are concerned about your supply, DO NOT:

  • water down formula
  • try to make formula at home
  • feed infants with toddler formula

Instead, DO:

More information is available on the Health Information: Infant Formula Shortage infoguide.

Open Data Day and Citizen Data Academy

Each year, International Open Data Day serves as way for governments around the world to highlight the benefits of open data and engage communities in the development of data-driven solutions to common civic challenges.

The City of Baton Rouge hosted a virtual event on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, featuring “lightning talks” with City-Parish leaders who use data daily to improve programs and services and make better decisions in areas like public safety, drainage, stormwater management, blight and code enforcement, health and human services, and more. You can view the recording at brla.gov/opendataday.

Citizen Data Academy

The City-Parish Citizen Data Academy is a free, citizen-focused education and training series Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome launched in 2020. The series connects City-Parish technology and innovation subject-matter experts with Baton Rouge residents, helping participants understand and unlock the full power of City-Parish data — how to find it, what it includes, and how to use it to understand trends and improve quality of life in our community. In 2021, Mayor Broome announced the launch of an on-demand video series designed to take this same information and distill it into short, convenient YouTube video segments that residents can use to navigate the City-Parish’s vast data and GIS resources — regardless of their technical expertise. Access the series at brla.gov/dataacademy

12th Annual Community History Festival

The 12th Annual Community History Festival—At Grandma’s House will be held on Saturday, April 2, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Pride-Chaneyville Branch. The whole family will enjoy a day of FREE country fun, food, games, crafts, and entertainment. The Louisiana Lagniappe Dulcimers and the Upbeats will provide music for the event; the ever-popular, old-fashioned Cake Walk will be held every hour; and there will be an activity based on everything Grandma used to know and do from ancestry to oral histories, gardening, cooking, household hints, sewing, cleaning for company, milking the cow, words of wisdom and more. Come take a step back in time, revisiting the storied past of the Pride-Chaneyville area