Hampstead Stage Company Presents Stories in the Stars

Join the Hampstead Stage Company at the Library this month for a special presentation of Stories in the Stars! Children ages 5-11 are invited to soar through the stars in this compilation performance of Greek myths. Hear stories of the wind, sun and moon, and seasons, plus explore various constellations and starry legends. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly. Here’s the schedule:

  • 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, Delmont Gardens Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, Jones Creek Regional Branch
  • 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, Pride-Chaneyville Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Zachary Branch
  • 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, Scotlandville Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, Baker Branch
  • 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, Eden Park Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, Bluebonnet Regional Branch
  • 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, Fairwood Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, Carver Branch
  • 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, Central Branch

Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire 2019 – Call for Makers is OPEN!

Calling all Baton Rouge makers! Anyone who creates anything, we want to see it – and we want to see how you do it. If you own a handmade furniture store or you’re an expert on the history of textiles, we want to hear from YOU. Come show us about the costumes you make for Louisianime! Our theme this year is fashion, so bring your best outfit, and tell us how you designed it. We’d love to see anything you’ve made that incorporates technology of any kind.

Fashion designers, keep an eye out for our fashion show sign-up! Come join us on October 19th for the most stylish event of the season. The Call for Makers is open now, so submit your application today!

The Stars in the Sky Story in Motion with Yoga Liz

Yoga Liz will be at the Library this month to share an interactive story time with kids ages 4-11. Hear and act out the English fairytale The Stars in the Sky with various yoga poses and movements, after some brief warm-up exercises. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly.

Monday, July 1 – 10am Baker Branch
Monday, July 1 – 2:30pm Zachary Branch
Tuesday, July 2 – 10am Scotlandville Branch
Tuesday, July 2 – 2:30pm Bluebonnet Regional Branch
Wednesday, July 3 – 10am Central Branch
Wednesday, July 3 – 2:30pm Greenwell Springs Regional Branch
Monday, July 15 – 10am Delmont Gardens Branch
Monday, July 15 – 2:30pm Pride-Chaneyville Branch
Tuesday, July 16 – 10am River Center Branch
Tuesday, July 16 – 2:30pm Main Library @ Goodwood
Wednesday, July 17 – 10am Fairwood Branch
Wednesday, July 17 – 2:30pm Carver Branch
Thursday, July 18 – 10am Eden Park Branch
Thursday, July 18 – 2:30pm Jones Creek Regional Branch

Lady Chops Presents: Drumroll Please!

Elizabeth “Lady Chops” Vidos is a professional percussionist who performed in the Off-Broadway show STOMP for ten years. Kids ages 4-11 are invited to the Library to enjoy her exciting show, which is an interactive journey of sound exploration! Hear beats and melodies from local and international instruments, buckets and body percussion. You won’t believe your ears! Here’s the schedule:

  • 10 a.m. Monday, July 1, Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, Central Branch
  • 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, Delmont Gardens Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, Jones Creek Regional Branch
  • 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, Fairwood Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, Pride-Chaneyville Branch
  • 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, Zachary Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, Main Library at Goodwood
  • 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, Scotlandville Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, Eden Park Branch
  • 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, Baker Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, Bluebonnet Regional Branch
  • 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, River Center Branch
  • 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, Carver Branch

Popular Lynda Courses for June

Stuck inside trying to beat the heat this June? Check out the top ten courses on Lynda.com and take the opportunity to learn a new skill in the nice, cool air conditioning! You can create a free account with your East Baton Rouge Parish library card any time of the day or night, anywhere you can get an internet connection. Find Lynda in the Digital Library.

  1. Cert Prep: Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (100-105)
  2. Customer Service Foundations
  3. Photoshop CC 2019 One-on-One: Fundamentals
  4. Writing Customer Service Emails
  5. Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
  6. Managing Office Politics
  7. Interpersonal Communication
  8. Time Management Fundamentals
  9. Learning Bentley MicroStation
  10. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals

Look Up to the Stars with Astronomer Kevin Manning

Astronomer and former NASA consultant Kevin Manning will be at the Main Library at Goodwood from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday, June 23, to lead a special presentation for all ages on the size and scale of the universe. Manning has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement! Attendees will learn about the stars and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and a variety of visuals. After the program, we’ll go up to the Library’s third floor terrace at 8 p.m. for a whole hour of viewing the sky with a telescope. Stick around to find out what it takes to check out the Library’s professional grade telescope for viewing at home!

Book Buds & Math Buds Training

Launch your mission to make your community a better place by volunteering this summer! As a volunteer, you’ll help prepare programs, listen to younger children read as a Book Bud, help kids sharpen their math skills as a Math Bud, put books in order and more. It’s also an opportunity to make new friends, gain experience and earn service hours. If this sounds like fun, you’ll want to register to attend one of the required general training sessions. Please bring your summer schedule with you so we can put you on the volunteer calendar. Be sure to pick up a volunteer application as soon as possible from the Teen Services Desk. Each session begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood. For more information, call (225) 231-3770. Here’s the training schedule:

•Tuesday, June 18
•Monday, July 1
•Wednesday, July 3
•Monday, July 8
•Wednesday, July 10

Mango Languages

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? Start today with Mango Languages! With more than 70 languages available, you’ll be conversing with confidence in no time. Find Mango in the Digital Library wherever you access the internet – you can set up a free account with your library card to keep track of your progress, or use Mango as a guest while you explore. Check out their most popular languages: