Baton Rouge Summer Feeding Program

Children ages 0-18 are welcome to a free nutritious and delicious meal provided by the EBR Child Nutrition Program at locations all around the city. Meals are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and will be provided while supplies last.

Here’s the schedule for the nine branches of the library where free meals will be available:

  • Main Library – Lunch 11:45 am—12:30 pm Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
  • Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library – Lunch 11:00 am—11:30 am Wednesdays
  • Carver Branch Library – Lunch 3:45 pm— 4:15 pm Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
  • Delmont Gardens Branch Library – Lunch 11:00 am—11:30 am Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Eden Park Branch Library – Lunch 12:00 pm—12:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Fairwood Branch Library – Lunch 11:00 am—11:30 am Mondays and Thursdays
  • Greenwell Springs Rd. Reg. Branch Library – Lunch 10:45 am—11:15 am Tuesdays
  • Jones Creek Regional Branch Library – Lunch 11:00 am—11:30 am Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
  • Scotlandville Branch Library – Lunch 1:00 pm—1:30 pm Thursdays

Please call the EBR Child Nutrition Program Office at (225) 226-3768 for information about other locations.

Summer Movies on the Plaza

We’re excited because it’s finally time for the FREE Friday Night Movies on the Plaza Series to return! Everyone can come to the Main Library at Goodwood at 7 PM every Friday in June. We’ll play a fun movie on the Outdoor Plaza that the whole family will enjoy.

Feel free to bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit comfortably while you watch. We will also simulcast the film in the Large Meeting Room for those who prefer an air conditioned option. Local vendor the Lemonade Bus will be on site for the purchase of refreshments. Here’s the movie schedule and descriptions:

  • June 7 – Frozen

Enjoy the 2013 animated tale of two sisters who learn that their love for one another is what’s most important! When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa unintentionally uses her power to freeze her town in an infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a band of hilarious characters that help her save the icy kingdom.

  • June 14 – Moana

Watch what happens when a terrible curse reaches a young girl’s Polynesian island and she courageously answers the ocean’s call to help set things right in this 2016 Disney action-adventure film!

  • June 21 – Black Panther

In this 2018 adventure/sci-fi film from Marvel, T’Challa who is heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to challenge a past foe, and lead his people into a new future.

  • June 28 – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

After five peaceful years, Lego Duplo invaders from outer space come to wreak havoc on a flourishing community, in this 2019 computer-animated sequel

Cool Careers Summer Series

This session kicks off the Library’s third annual Cool Careers Summer Series! College is getting more expensive by the year, but there’s good news! This career exploration series gives teens and young adults the chance to speak to experts about different in-demand career paths – what the job is really like, the advantages and disadvantages, and the best ways to break into that industry. Career talks will happen at 11AM Wednesdays in May, June, and July, at the Main Library on Goodwood.

Here are the careers we’re investigating this summer:

  • May 29: Finding and Getting College Scholarships, featuring school counselor Megan Davenport. Details and registration here.
  • June 5: Careers in Digital Media, Film, and Entertainment, featuring Chris Stelly of LA Economic Development. Details and registration here.
  • June 12: Careers in High-Paying Skilled Trades and Aviation, featuring the BRCC Aviation Mechanic Department and Connie Fabre of the Greater Baton Rouge Industrial Alliance. Details and registration here.
  • June 19: Careers in Forensic Science and Technology, featuring Claire Shepard of LA Delta Community College. Details and registration here.
  • June 26: Careers in Animal Science, featuring the LSU Vet School Wildlife Rehabilitation Program. Details and registration here.
  • July 10: Careers in Videogame Design and STEM
  • July 17: Careers in Broadcast Journalism and Video Production, featuring Stuart Poulton and LaTangela Sherman of Cumulus Media

Registration is required. For more information, call the Career Center at (225) 231-3733. To register, go online to


Introducing a new library resource, DemographicsNow! With DemographicsNow, you can combine census data, consumer expenditures, retail spending, and Mosaic Lifestyle market segmentation groupings to look at demographic spreads wherever you want.

This fantastic market research tool is fully integrated with the Gale small Business Builder, so you can easily add information about your customer base into your business plan and advertising goals.

DemographicsNow can help:

  • Choose a business location
  • Research competitors
  • Analyze market size
  • Build direct marketing lists
  • Profile current and potential customers
  • Forecast trends
  • Uncover consumer buying patterns
  • And more!

Sign in with your library card anywhere you get an internet connection, and learn about the demographics in your area today!

Website Design 101

Are you interested in learning how to build a website for fun or work purposes? Join other adults and teens at the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, for a FREE two-hour workshop on website building led by Dr. Anjayi Anwansedo. A limited number of laptops will be provided by the Library, but attendees should feel free to bring their own.

Dr. Anwansedo formerly taught at Southern University as a computer science professor, and holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, as well as a Doctorate in Information Systems and science and math education. She introduced coding to the Boys and Girls Club of Baton Rouge, taught elementary school students during summer courses, and works as a coding instructor with local STEAM education and workforce development program the Futures Fund.

Registration is required. Please call the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch at (225) 274-4440 to register.

After the class, check out the library’s free computer programming resources to learn more: Treehouse! Hoonuit! Lynda!

Louisiana Authors, Two Weeks Left!

Calling all Louisiana authors – there are just TWO WEEKS LEFT to submit your self-published novel to the Louisiana Author Project!

Any self-published adult or young adult fiction work is eligible to win great prizes:

  • $500 each in adult and young adult categories
  • Honors at the Public Library Association Conference 2020 reception in Nashville
  • Opportunities to promote your book(s) at Louisiana public libraries
  • Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal

Already self-published through a platform like CreateSpace or Amazon? No problem! All independently published works in EPUB or PDF format are eligible for entry by May 31st.

Not sure your manuscript will format correctly outside of your word processor of choice? No problem! The library’s partnership with Biblioboard will help you CREATE new, perfectly formatted works with Pressbooks, SHARE them with Self-e (this is how you submit your books for the contest, too!), and DISCOVER your own books or indie authors just like you with Biblioboard.

You can submit your book at the following link:

Mastering the Job Interview

Are you searching for a new job? Your performance during an interview can land you – or cost you – your dream job. The Career Center will present tips for a great interview, common traps and pitfalls to avoid, and interactive demonstrations for answering the most common interview questions.

Join us at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, May 18th, at 10 AM. Registration is required. Please call (225) 231-3733 or register online here.

RBDigital Comics

Were you at the Mid City Micro-Con? Do you love comics as much as you love things like breathing? Has the whole Marvel deal made you curious about what other storylines might be out there for your favorite characters? RBDigital now has comics!

With everything from Black Panther, to Jessica Jones, to Runaways, there’s something for everyone. Find RBDigital in the Digital Library anywhere you have an internet connection. It’s free with your library card!

Popular Lynda Courses for May

Get started on a free online class from Lynda, available in the Digital Library! Programming is very popular this month, so get your free account with your library card, and start learning a new software skill today. Here are the most popular courses in East Baton Rouge this month:

  1. Cert Prep: Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (100-105)
  2. Customer Service Foundations
  3. Writing Customer Service Emails
  4. Maya 2018 Essential Training
  5. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals
  6. Working with Upset Customers
  7. Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
  8. Serving Customers Using Social Media
  9. Managing Office Politics
  10. Git Essential Training