Attic Treasures

Is your attic full of stuff you haven’t seen in you don’t remember how long? Do some fall cleaning (it’s totally a thing!) and bring what you find to the 17th Annual Attic Treasures & Collectibles event, next Saturday at the Main Library on Goodwood! Local experts in antiques and history will be there from 9AM-1PM to tell you what your items are worth.

Items are limited to three per person, but if you’re curious about more things, check out p4A Antiques in the Digital Library! You can use basic information about the maker and general age of your item to find out its potential value. Stop by and see us in person or online and find what you didn’t even know you had!

40th Annual Author-Illustrator: Rosemary Wells!

The Author-Illustrator Program is back, and features award-winning author of the beloved Max & Ruby series, Rosemary Wells! Everyone is invited to the Main Library on Goodwood at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 5, for a FREE program suitable for families and anyone who is interested in Wells’ writings.

Stick around after the program for a reception and an opportunity to have your book autographed. There will be a book signing period following the presentation. Only books that are purchased at each program are eligible for signing, so please do not bring other books. There will be pre-autographed book plates given away while supplies last.

Teachers, librarians, writers, artists and children’s literature enthusiasts are invited to come back to the Library at 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 6, for a special workshop presented by Wells. In this workshop, participants will enjoy a more in-depth look into Wells’ writing style and process. Registration and a fee of $25 for non-students and $10 for students with a valid school I.D. are required for this portion of the program. Pick up a registration form at any Library location. Doors open at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast, and other light refreshments will be served.

For more information about author Rosemary Wells, visit her website at To register for the October 6 workshop, call the Main Library Children’s Room at (225) 231-3760 to request a registration form or visit the Library’s website at You also may register the day of the program, from 8 until 8:30 a.m.

Learn Spanish for Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th-October 15th is known as Hispanic Heritage Month. You can celebrate by using one of our digital language learning resources to brush up on your Spanish!

Mango! Top languages include Spanish, French, Italian, German, and, for the whimsical among you, Pirate. Mango can also be used to learn English as a second language.

Pronunciator! With 80 language options, it’d be harder to find something they don’t have.

Mango and Pronunciator both have apps, and both are free to use anywhere, but you’ll need to enter your library card number to access them.

Don’t forget Muzzy Online, if you want to jump-start your kids’ language learning centers!

And don’t miss the chance to practice your new Spanish skills at the Latin Festival this Sunday, September 24th, at the State Fairgrounds on Airline Highway!

Call for Makers Closing Soon!

Hey, Baton Rouge creators of things! Have you heard of the Mini Maker Faire that happens every October right here in our fair city? Sure you have – you’ve probably already liked their page on Facebook so you get all the updates on projects and attendees and all kinds of stuff. But did you know that there’s a very limited amount of time to make sure you’re in on the action?

The application period to be one of Baton Rouge’s Mini Maker Faire Makers closes on September 21st. (One could say that the Call for Makers is going to…hang up.) (But one probably should not.) That’s this Thursday! If you don’t get your application in by the end of Thursday, September 21st, you’ll just have to watch the spectacles with everyone else. But if you want to be a part of the show, we absolutely want you there! Fill out your application today! (That’s enough links, right?)

We hope to see all of you there!

MOVE2042 Baton Rouge

Do you wish Baton Rouge had better public transportation? Do you, at a minimum, wish getting from point A to point B was a little less stressful? Of course you do. Come to the FINAL public open house meeting about Baton Rouge’s new transportation plan to let your voice be heard! If you can’t make it to the event this Wednesday, September 13th, from 4:30-7 PM at the Main Library on Goodwood, you should at least fill out the transportation survey to make sure your concerns are noted. Drop on by!