The Taxman Cometh – AARP Tax Help Schedules

While library workers are not able to help you with your income taxes, we are glad to be able to offer our meeting spaces to AARP volunteers to help take some of the stress of tax season off of our patrons. AARP will hold sessions at the Main Library on Goodwood, the Bluebonnet Branch, and the Central Branch this year, as well as at the Broadmoor United Methodist Church. Here’s the schedule:

East Baton Rouge Main Library-7711 Goodwood Blvd., B.R. La.  70806
E-File 8:00am-noon
Tuesdays February 5th through April 9th
Wednesdays February 6th through April 10th
*Closed on EBR Parish Holidays

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library-9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, La.  70810
E-File 9:00am-11:45am
Mondays February 4th through April 8th
Wednesdays February 6th through April 10th
*Closed on EBR Parish Holidays

Central Branch Library-11260 Joor Road, Baton Rouge, La.  70818
E-File 9:30am-12:00pm
Tuesdays February 5th through April 9th
Wednesdays February 6th through April 10th
*Closed on EBR Parish Holidays

Baton Rouge’s Top 10 Books and Movies

End of the year Top 10 lists are popping up all over – have you checked out any of the library’s most circulated items? Here are our lists of the most popular books, movies, and music at your East Baton  Rouge Parish Library!

Adults read:

  1. Hidden figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  2. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
  3. An American marriage by Tayari Jones
  4. The president is missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
  5. Robicheaux : a novel by James Lee Burke
  6. The great alone by Kathleen Hannah
  7. Origin by Dan Brown
  8. The fallen by David Baldacci
  9. Fifty fifty by James Patterson
  10. The 17th suspect by James Patterson

Teens read:

  1. The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
  2. Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney
  3. Old School by Jeff Kinney
  4. Tales from a not-so-popular party girl by Rachel Renee Russell
  5. Tales from a not-so-dorky drama queen by Rachel Renee Russell
  6. Tales from a not-so-glam TV star by Rachel Renee Russell
  7. Tales from a not-so-perfect pet sitter by Rachel Renee Russell
  8. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
  9. Double down by Jeff Kinney
  10. Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

Children read:

  1. Green eggs and ham by Doctor Seuss
  2. Dog Man unleashed by Dav Pilkey
  3. Dog Man : a tale of two kitties by Dav Pilkey
  4. Dork diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
  5. Go, dog, go by P.D. Eastman
  6. Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus by Mo Willems
  7. The Pigeon finds a hot dog! by Mo Willems
  8. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
  9. Dog man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey
  10. The adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Everybody watched:

  1. Black Panther
  2. Hidden figures
  3. Spider-man: Homecoming
  4. Wonder Woman
  5. The dark tower
  6. Thor: Ragnarok
  7. Girls trip
  8. Get out
  9. The hitman’s bodyguard
  10. Atomic Blonde

And finally, last but not least, we listened to:

  1. Wow Gospel: 2018
  2. The Rolling Stones in mono
  3. Moana : soundtrack
  4. Wow gospel: 2017
  5. Black panther: the album
  6. Queen: Greatest hits – platinum collection
  7. 50 nursery rhymes
  8. Now that’s what I call Disney 3
  9. Descendants 2 : original TV movie soundtrack.
  10. Now that’s what I call Disney

Just as a reminder, the library will close tonight at 6PM and will be closed tomorrow for New Year’s Day. While you celebrate for the first of the year, why not use the always-open digital library to check out some of the most popular books of 2018? We’ll see you next year!

Lynda for December

Gifts have been given, and it’s time to get yourself a little something – why not pick up a new skill for free with Lynda? Lynda’s online classes are self-directed, and when you’ve created a free account with your library card number, you can learn anywhere you can connect to the internet. Now offering both hard and soft skills, you can learn how to spruce up your small business’s website or become more confident in your managerial skills, all from one convenient site. Here are the most popular courses in East Baton Rouge this month:

  1. Writing Customer Service Emails
  2. Excel 2016 Essential Training
  3. Building Resilience
  4. Time Management Fundamentals
  5. Serving Customers Using Social Media
  6. Phone Based Customer Service
  7. Working with Upset Customers
  8. CISSP Cert Prep: 1 Security and Risk Management
  9. CompTIA Security+ (SYO-501) Cert Prep: 1 Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities
  10. Troubleshooting Common PC Issues for Users


Have Yourself a Crafty Little Christmas

Running short on funds and time, with people still on your Christmas list? Use one of the library’s crafting resources to make something special for your special someones!

Creativebug has free video tutorials on everything from traditional painting, to fiber arts, to handmade journals! With so many options easily sorted by difficulty and approximate length of effort, Creativebug will have you done with your Christmas gift planning in two shakes of a container of glitter.

The library’s Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center draws from popular sources of patterns for crocheted and knitted works, as well as sources for recipes – so if you accidentally make something you like too much to give away, you can find a new recipe for fancy baked goods to give them, instead! They never have to know.

Already decided you’re going to make a quick scarf or hat or something, but tired of the same old patterns? OverDrive has lots of pattern books for all kinds of things! Check out a quick sample of some of the titles available now:

Innovation Space Badging Classes

The Bluebonnet Regional Branch Innovation Space has various tools you can use to create something awesome! The Space features audio/visual (A/V) equipment like a GoPro, Sennheiser microphones, a Yamaha mixer, green screens, instrument cables and XLR cables available for patron use. If you want to learn how to use them on your own, join other adults and teens ages 12 and up at the Library for a tutorial. Another tool is the 3D printer, which can be used by patrons to print things like an iPhone case, earrings, toys and more. To learn how, adults and teens ages 12 and up can attend an informative training course. Registration is required for all sessions. To register, visit the online events calendar at For more information, call (225) 763-2250. Once you’ve completed the class, you’ll be able to reserve the room on your own. Here’s the class schedule:

• 3D Printer Class
10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 22
• A/V Class
4 p.m. Tuesday, December 18