Attic Treasures & D Tenth Annual

ResouRces • seRvices • events octobeR 2010
Tenth Annual
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Attic Treasures
& Collectibles
o you have something of value in your attic?
An heirloom piece of jewelry or a collection of
stamps?
Here is your chance to learn if your collectibles,
treasures, and antiques are really worth something!
The tenth annual Attic Treasures will take place from
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, at the
Jones Creek Regional Branch.
The event will feature local and regional collection
specialists who will identify items brought for evaluation.
Each person is limited to three items. Although some
collection specialists may feel qualified to offer monetary
appraisals on these items, the program is only intended to
offer identification and evaluation.
Some categories of items the collection specialists will
evaluate include: dolls, stamps, coins, jewelry, pottery,
beads, glassware, books, and paintings. Library books and
magazines on antiques, collecting, restoring, and appraising
will be available for check-out at the event.
Library staff will also be on hand to demonstrate the
use of the p4A Antiques Reference Database available for
free on the Library’s website, www.ebr.lib.la.us.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information, call (225) 756-1150.
Author! Author!
Leo Honeycutt to Speak on
Edwin Edwards Biography
Leo Honeycutt, the author
of the authorized biography,
Edwin Edwards, Governor of
Louisiana, will speak about his
book at the Main Library on
Sunday, October 10,
at 3:00 p.m.
Books will be
available for sale
at the event, and
Honeycutt
will
autograph copies.
Honeycutt
was
chosen by Edwards
to be the former
governor’s biographer
in 2005, and Honeycutt used
many interviews with Edwards
and comprehensive research to
put the book together.
He is the author of Over the
Edge and is currently working
on When Camelot Began in
Louisiana.
Honeycutt will also speak
on his book for a
program hosted by
the LSU Libraries
in
recognition
of
American
Archives
Month.
Honeycutt
will appear at the Hill
Memorial
Library
lecture
hall
on
Tuesday, October 12,
beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Both events are free and open
to the public.
For more information, call
(225) 231-3740.
Kimberla Lawson
Roby Book-Signing
New York Times bestselling author
Kimberla Lawson Roby will give a brief book
talk and hold a question-and-answer session
at the Scotlandville Branch on Saturday,
October 30, at noon.
Roby will also sign copies of her most
recently released book, Be Careful What You
Pray For. Roby is the author of numerous
novels, including the Reverend Curtis Black
Series, A Deep Dark Secret, One in a Million,
and Changing Faces.
Books will be available for purchase.
For more information, call (225)
354-7550 or visit www.kimroby.com.
Inside: Zombie Fest • Community History • Live Music • Harvest Party • And More!
Resources for Adult Learners
An information program on
adult basic education resources
in the northern part of East Baton
Rouge Parish and the Felicianas
will be held at the Zachary
Branch on Saturday, October 23, at
11:00 a.m.
Presenters
will
include
representatives from the Baker
Adult Learning Center, the Lower
Bains Adult Education Program,
and Literacy Works.
Panelists will discuss their
programs for helping adults
improve their reading skills and/or
for preparing to take the GED test.
For more information, call
(225) 658-1840.
Trey Peters
Book-Signing
and Book Talk
Community History Day
The Pride-Chaneyville Branch will host its
second Community History Day on Saturday,
October 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The day-long celebration will include a
performance by the Louisiana Dulcimer Society,
a genealogy presentation on researching Civil
War ancestors, special heritage activities for
children, a 4-H farm animals exhibit, and much
more!
Exhibits will include turn-of-the-century
antiques, old-fashioned kitchen items, a vintage
schoolroom vignette, military memorabilia, and
vintage photographs.
For more information, call (225) 658-1540.
Fall Family History Festival
The Fall Family History Festival is your chance
to share your family’s discoveries and learn from
others!
At the Bluebonnet Regional Branch
several Baton Rouge family history buffs
will share stories about their ancestors.
The speakers will discuss AfricanAmerican, Colonial, early Louisiana, and
mid-western ancestors.
Ready to start your search? Staff and
volunteers will show you the steps and print
out a census featuring one of your ancestors.
A Canary Island historical skit will give you a dramatic look at history, and
posters, family trees, photos and unique family items will be on display.
Look for family history crosswords, craft ideas and stories for kids, too, all
on Saturday, October 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, call (225) 763-2283.
Ancestry 101…Finding Your
Female Relatives
Trey Peters, a local author
and teacher, will conduct a booksigning and book talk on his
novel, Playing the Board, at the
Greenwell Springs Road Regional
Branch on Wednesday, October
13, at 2:00 p.m.
Peters’ novel is described as
a thriller and suspenseful story
about a down-on-his-luck guy from
New Orleans, whose life becomes
entangled with the New Orleans
mafia and poker.
For more information, call
(225) 274-4440.
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Cassandra Fedrick, genealogy reference librarian, will guide participants in
searching the Ancestry.com Library Edition database at the Central Branch on
Wednesday, October 13, from 11:00 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Later, Fedrick will discuss strategies on how to find your female relatives.
For more information or to register, call (225) 262-2640.
FuturEBR Survey
How should East Baton Rouge Parish look in 20 years? Make your opinions
known!
Beginning October 5, submit your input via a FuturEBR online survey, or
pick up a printed version at any Library branch.
To become a “citizen planner” and receive a link to the survey when it is
released, or for more information, visit www.futurebr.com.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Fridays in October:
Pick’n and Strum’n
at the Library
Ken Johnston and friends will play Delta Blues,
Ragtime and Mississippi Hill Country Music at the Baker Branch on Fridays,
October 15, 22, and 29 at 3:30 p.m.
If weather permits, the musicians will perform on library grounds. Bring a
folding chair or blanket, and enjoy the music! If it rains, performances will be
held indoors.
This event is suitable for all ages! Ken Johnston has performed at libraries,
festivals, restaurants and clubs, farmers’ markets, and many other venues
throughout Louisiana and neighboring states.
For more information, call (225) 778-5940.
Sugar Petite is Back!
The charming story of Sugar Petite is once again available
for sale to the public! Sugar Petite, by Mildred L. McVea, is
about the life of a young girl on a Louisiana sugar plantation in
the late 1800s. It is based on the stories told by Mrs. Charles
McVea Sr., the author's mother-in-law, to her family. Proceeds
go to benefit the Patrons of the Public Library. The Library
will reintroduce the book at Attic Treasures on October 16
at the Jones Creek Regional Branch, where copies will be for
sale for $15.
For more information, call (225) 231-3710.
Alternatives to Foreclosure
Local real estate agents who have undergone special
training to become certified distressed properties
experts will discuss with participants ways they can
avoid foreclosure and lessen damage to their credit
score at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch on Tuesday,
October 5, at 6:30 p.m.
These experts will also assist participants at the
Baker Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October
21.
Take advantage of this great, free, opportunity
to take charge of your financial future!
For more information or to register, call
(225) 763-2285.
Communicating Thru Sign:
ASL Study Sessions
This Communicating Thru Sign program is designed for people to meet in an
informal setting to practice and improve their ASL skills through conversation
and sharing knowledge and experiences.
The topics of discussion and review will include an introduction to learning
and signing alphabets, numbers, family, colors, animals, and units of time. The
facilitator is Carolyn Taylor-Eleam, president of Communicating Thru Sign.
The group will meet Saturday, October 2, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and
on Saturdays, October 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the
Carver Branch.
For more information or to register, call (225) 329-4432.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library
baker branch
“Baker Monday Morning Book
Club”
Monday, october 11, 10:30 a.m.
Two for the Dough and Three to get
Deadly by Janet Evanovich
“Baker Evening Book Club”
tuesday, october 5, 6:30 p.m. This Present Darkness
by Frank Peretti
bluebonnet Regional branch
Wednesday, october 20, 7:00 p.m.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
central branch
Last thursday of the month, 11:00 a.m.
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
Delmont Gardens branch
saturday, october 23, 10:30 a.m.
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Jones creek Regional branch
“Books into Movies”
tuesday, october 5, 7:00 p.m.
A River Runs Through It
by Norman MacLean
“Jones Creek Book Club”
tuesday, october 19, 7:00 p.m.
The Bird Artist by Howard Norman
Greenwell springs Regional branch
“Eclectic Book Club”
third thursday of every month, 10:30 a.m.
Read any book
Main Library
“Mystery Lovers Book Club”
tuesday, october 12, noon
Mysteries featuring ghosts,
Halloween, paranormal events
Pride-chaneyville branch
“Like It... Or Not Book Club”
saturday, october 23, 10:30 a.m.
Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
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October is National Archives Month!
Harvest Party
Celebrate the fall season at
the Zachary Branch with games,
crafts, a costume contest, and facepainting!
All ages are welcome to attend
this fun time on Tuesday, October
19, at 4:00 p.m. Help us make a
scarecrow to decorate the library
for the season, or just sit in our
reading corner and check out some
good fall books!
For more information, call
(225) 658-1860.
Digi-Tunes...
Digital Downloads from
your Library
Put the Library on your
playlist... check out these resources
available free (and legal) with your
library card! Just go to the Library's
online database page and select:
• FREEGAL: Free and legal music
downloads from the SONY catalog...
you can download 3 tunes per week
per card.
• MUSIC ONLINE: Streaming music
in every possible genre. Search for
a specific work, composer, or artist,
or search by genre, intrument, time
period, and more.
• OPERA IN VIDEO: Streaming
video of of the most important
opera performances, captured on
video through staged productions,
interviews, and documentaries.
Selections represent the world’s
best performers, conductors, and
opera houses and are based on a
work’s importance to the operatic
canon.
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The Society of American Archivists has named October as National Archives
Month.
Come to the River Center Branch to visit the Library’s very own archives,
The Baton Rouge Room. Here you can find maps, photographs, yearbooks, and
many more items that reflect the history of Baton Rouge and the surrounding
areas.
The Library also offers searchable digital access to portions of its archival
collection - visit our website at www.ebr.lib.la.us and click “Baton Rouge Digital
Archive.” You can also view a summary inventory of the Baton Rouge Room at
ebr.lib.la.libguides.com/BatonRougeRoom, as well as preservation resources,
“how-to” guides, and links to other resources for local history.
For more information, call (225) 389-4960.
Career Seminar – Ace
Your Next Job Interview
A lot is at stake when you go on an interview that will get
or deny you the job. Are you getting nervous just thinking
about the interview?
Come to a career seminar at the Bluebonnet Regional
Branch and learn practical tips on how to ace your next
interview! This interactive workshop aims to help job
seekers with strategies to use before, during, and after the
job interview. The workshop will be presented by Career
Counselors Ellen Bush-Miller and Michelle Waguespack of
Career Planning Services, and it is hosted by the Library’s Career Center.
Come learn some tips on Monday, October 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
For more information or to register, call (225) 381-8434, or e-mail [email protected]
careercenterbr.com.
Grant-Seeking Basics with
Foundation Directory Online
The Cooperating Collection of the East Baton Rouge Parish
Library will host a free workshop on grant-seeking basics for non­
profit organizations at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, and
Wednesday, October 20, at the River Center Branch.
The program will be led by the River Center Branch’s reference
librarian, John Hansen, and is an overview of funding research for
those seeking grants from foundations and grant-making public
charities.
Hansen will offer tips on how to best identify funding sources
for your nonprofit organizations with a focus on utilizing the
Foundation Center’s top-tier searchable database, Foundation
Directory Online, which can be accessed on any public computer
at the River Center Branch.
For more information or to register, call (225) 389-4967.
Ask a Lawyer
Take advantage of free and individual legal counseling sessions offered by
the Pro Bono Project of the Baton Rouge Bar Association.
Area attorneys will be available for confidential, one-on-one, 15-minute
sessions for legal advice on a first come, first served basis at the Main Library
from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 23.
For more information, call (225) 231-3740.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library
coMPuteR cLasses at the LibRaRy
The following computer classes will be held at the Library throughout the month of October, in addition to the daily classes held at the Main Library. Registration is required for some classes. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch.
baker branch
introduction to computers
Wednesday, october 6, 5:00 p.m.
Learn computer basics without the worry
of “breaking” anything!
online social networking:
the basics
saturday, october 16, 10:00 a.m.
Learn and understand the phenomenon
of online social networking, what it is,
privacy issues surrounding it, and how
you can join in on the fun.
bluebonnet Regional branch
introduction to Microsoft Word 2007
thursday, october 7, 10:00 a.m.
Learn to edit documents in Microsoft
Word.
introduction to Gmail from Google
thursday, october 14, 10:00 a.m.
Learn how to create a Gmail account.
intermediate Microsoft Word 2007
thursday, october 21, 10:00 a.m.
Learn how to separate text into columns,
create and modify a table, sort items in a
table, and insert headers and footers.
introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007
saturday, october 30, 10:00 a.m.
Learn how to make a flyer, pamphlet,
newsletter, and many other documents.
carver branch
computers without Fear
tuesday, october 12, 9:30 a.m.
Learn the basic parts of a computer.
Microsoft Word 2007: Level i
tuesday, october 19, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of Word 2007 with this
free full-day class offered by LANTec
through a special grant from the State
Library. Call 1-888-487-2700 to register.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library
setting up an e-mail account
thursday, october 21, 9:30 a.m.
Learn how to set up an e-mail account.
introduction to the internet
tuesday, october 26, 9:30 a.m.
Learn the basics of the Internet.
Delmont Gardens branch
Microsoft excel 2007: Level i
tuesday, october 12, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of Excel 2007 with this
free full-day class offered by LANTec
through a special grant from the State
Library. Call 1-888-487-2700 to register.
eden Park branch
Microsoft Word 2007: Level ii
Greenwell springs Road Regional branch
create a newsletter with Microsoft Word 2003
saturday, october 9, 10:00 a.m.
Learn how to create a newsletter.
introduction to online Databases
saturday, october 16, 10:00 a.m.
Patrons will be given an introduction to a
few of the online databases available to
the public on the Library’s website.
Jones creek Regional branch
introduction to excel
saturday, october 2, 10:00 a.m.
Learn to create a spreadsheet using
Microsoft Excel.
tuesday, october 5, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Learn more about Word 2007 with this
free full-day class offered by LANTec
through a special grant from the State
Library. Call 1-888-487-2700 to register.
introduction to Patron online catalog
searching the internet
tuesday, october 12, 10:00 a.m.
Learn how to create a basic slideshow.
thursday, october 7, 5:00 p.m.
Learn how to search the Internet using
various search engines, databases, and
directories.
introduction to Publisher
thursday, october 7, 10:00 a.m.
Learn the basics of the integrated library
software for patrons.
introduction to PowerPoint
introduction to Publisher
saturday, october 16, 10:00 a.m.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Publisher.
Wednesday, october 13, 5:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Publisher to
create a flier, program, calendar, card,
and more.
introduction to Gmail
Microsoft Word 2007
introduction to computers
saturday, october 23, 11:00 a.m.
Learn how to edit a document.
computers without Fear
saturday, october 30, 11:00 a.m.
Learn the basics of computers.
tuesday, october 26, 10:00 a.m.
Learn how to register for a free Gmail
account.
saturday, october 30, 10:00 a.m.
Learn basic computer terminology and
computer parts.
Pride-chaneyville branch
introduction to Microsoft excel i
thursday, october 7, 10:00 a.m.
Learn how to create a spreadsheet.
Visit a library branch
near you for free
wireless Internet!
introduction to Microsoft excel ii
thursday, october 21, 10:00 a.m.
Learn how to use some of the more
advance functions of Microsoft Excel.
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Manga club: Bleach Party!
Hey tweens and teens, come
celebrate one of your favorite
manga series, Bleach by Tite Kubo.
The Baker Branch is having a
Bleach party!
Beginning at 4:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, October 5, you can test
your knowledge of all things Bleach
through trivia contests, Bleach
character charades, and more fun
games.
For more information or to
register, call (225) 778-5960.
Game Days @ the Library
Come to your local library
branch to enjoy playing games with
other teens!
• At the Central Branch, teens
and tweens are invited to join us
for an afternoon of playing board
games including Apples to Apples,
Scrabble, and Jenga! The gaming
begins at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
October 12. For more information
or to register, call (225) 262-2660.
• Teens are also invited to test their
gaming talent with games such as
Super Smash Brothers Brawl at
the Main Library on Saturday,
October 16, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00
p.m. For more information, call
(225) 231-3770.
• Teens ages 12-17 are invited to
the Delmont Gardens Branch to
enjoy a variety of games, like Bingo,
Dominoes, and Uno on Friday,
October 22, at 3:30 p.m. Prizes will
be awarded to winners of the Bingo
games. For more information, call
(225) 354-7070.
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Zombie Fest 2010
Calling all teen zombies – get ready to rock!
This year’s Zombie Fest will take place at the
Main Library on Saturday October 23, from 3:00
p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This year’s fest will coincide with the “Thrill
the World” event, when everyone will be dancing
the Thriller dance! Don’t know how? No worries
– we’ll teach you! And it will be taped and linked
from the Library’s website!
We’ll help you with your makeup, and then
turn you loose. There will be games, food, and
fun for all you undead. Bring a non-perishable
food item (canned goods, boxed or bagged) to
feed the hungry. Donated items will go to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
For more information, call (225) 231-3770.
spook-tacular halloween Party
Get ready for an afternoon of spooky fun! Teens dressed in their awesome
costumes will sing their hearts out on the karaoke machine while we read urban
legends and munch on Halloween snacks at the Greenwell Springs Road Regional
Branch on Saturday, October 2, at 2:30 p.m.
For more information or to register, call (225) 274-4470.
Pumpkins with Pizzazz
Everybody’s
carved
a
pumpkin, but have you ever
painted one? Would you like to?
Come to the Baker Branch and
try your hand at this fun twist
on a traditional fall decoration
on Thursday, October 14, at 4:00
p.m.
We’ll supply small pumpkins,
paint and other art materials.
For more information or to
register, call (225) 778-5960.
spooky anime and origami
Teens and tweens will watch some anime episodes and then make some
spooky origami figures, like ghosts, bats, and spiders, at the Baker Branch on
Tuesday, October 19, 4:00 p.m.
For more information or to register, call (225) 778-5960.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Celebrate Spinning
and Weaving Week
Duct tape accessories
We’ll create new fall accessories out of duct tape
at the Pride-Chaneyville Branch! Come and learn how
to make wallets and purses out of colorful duct tape on
Wednesday, October 13, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information, call (225) 658-1550.
create a cool halloween Pin!
Teens ages 12-17 are invited to the River Center Branch to create your own
cool pin to wear on Halloween! Teens can choose a pumpkin, ghost, witch’s hat,
or vampire pattern and create a Halloween pin from safety pins and seed beads.
Bring a friend and enjoy some fun on Saturday, October 23, at 2:30 p.m.
For more information or to register, call (225) 389-4959.
Children ages 7 and up are
invited to join us at the Bluebonnet
Regional Branch for a weaving
demonstration and learn about
tools used in the hand-weaving
process on Monday, October 4, at
6:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 9,
at 10:30 a.m.
Children will weave a bookmark
on a cardboard loom.
For more information or to
register, call (225) 763-2260.
Learn how to Write your name in chinese
Teens are invited to come to the Scotlandville Branch and learn how to write
their name in Chinese on Wednesday, October 6, at 4:00 p.m.
For more information, call (225) 354-7500.
thrill the World – Learn the Dance
Learn the dance steps to Michael Jackson’s Thriller and get in the zombie
spirit at the Scotlandville Branch on Wednesday, October 27, at 4:00 p.m.
For more information, call (225) 354-7500.
Tell Me a Dragon
Katrina Tails
Children ages 6-11 are invited to the Baker Branch for a reading of the LYRC
nominated book, Two Bobbies by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery, on Saturday,
October 2, at 2:00 p.m.
The book tells the story about a dog and cat who help each other survive
the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Children will also meet Edward, a LSU Tiger
HATS therapy dog who is also a Hurricane Katrina survivor.
Children will take turns reading to him, and they’ll make origami cats and
dogs while they wait for their turn!
For more information or to register, call (225) 778-5960.
The Very Lonely Firefly
Children ages 3 and up will listen to
Eric Carle’s story, The Very Lonely Firefly,
and then they will make a hanging mosaic
firefly that will amaze their friends and
family at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch
on Saturday, October 2, at 10:30 a.m.
For more information or to register,
call (225) 763-2260.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Children ages 3 and up will
listen to a story by Jackie Morris
titled Tell Me a Dragon at the
Bluebonnet Regional Branch on
Saturday, October 16, at 10:30 a.m.
Children will then make a stainedglass tissue paper dragon of their
very own!
For more information or to
register, call (225) 763-2260.
Shel Silverstein’s
Birthday
October 18 is Shel Silverstein’s
birthday! In honor of this great
poet, children ages 9-11 will gather
at the Carver Branch to read some
of his work on Monday, October 18,
at 4:00 p.m.
Feel free to share your favorite
Silverstein poems or discover a
new favorite.
For more information, call
(225) 389-7460.
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Book Buffs: Who’s Your Mummy?
Hey kids, come read with the Books Buffs at the Baker
Branch on your early dismissal day! We’ll read Who’s Your
Mummy? by R.L. Stine, have cookies and lemonade
and play a fun Mummy Wrap game!
This fun program, for kids ages 8-11, will
begin at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21.
For more information or to register, call
(225) 778-5960.
Spooky Halloween Scene
Night Cat’s Tale
Children ages 5 and up will
listen to Margaret Beames’ story,
Night Cat, at the Bluebonnet
Regional Branch
on Saturday,
October 30, at 10:30 a.m.
After the story, children can
make a cute cat mask to take
home!
For more information or to
register, call (225) 763-2260.
A Halloween Family
Storytime
The Baker Branch will present
a fun Halloween Family Storytime
for children ages 3-8 and their
family members on Saturday,
October 30, at 3:00 p.m.
We’ll share stories, rhymes, and
songs with a Halloween theme and
each child will make a handprint
spider to take home! Children
are welcome to come dressed in
costume.
For more information or to
register, call (225) 778-5960.
Carver Children’s
Book Club
The Carver Children’s Book
Club will read The Mystery of the
Haunted Boxcar by Gertrude
Chandler Warner on Tuesday,
October 5, at 4:30 p.m.
Don’t worry if you haven’t
read the book – we will take turns
reading it aloud!
The Book Club is for children
ages 9-11. For more information,
call (225) 389-7460.
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Get creative with confetti in your own spooky Halloween scene
at the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch! Children ages 5 and
up will dress up their silhouette Halloween scenes with color paper confetti and
creepy crawlies, then have a howling good time listening to the story Halloween
Monster by Catherine Stock, on Saturday, October 23, at 11:00 a.m.
For more information or to register, call (225) 274-4460.
Spooky Story and Craft
Rattle your bones into the Greenwell
Springs Road Regional Branch for a spooky
story and a craft! Selected poems from the
book Two Skeletons on the Telephone and
other Poems from Tough City by Paul Duggan
will be read, and children ages 3-11 will put
together a paper skeleton to take home on
Saturday, October 30, at 11:00 a.m.
For more information or to register, call
(225) 274-4460.
Halloween Stories and a
Ghostly Craft
Get ready for a spooky Halloween! Come
to the River Center
Branch for a special
storytime with “hauntingly” fun books about Halloween
on Saturday, October 30, at 10:30 a.m.
Children ages 3-5 will also make a ghost windsock
from crepe paper and yarn to use as a decoration on
Halloween.
For more information, call (225) 389-4959.
Let’s Get Batty
Children ages 8 and up will read The
Haunted House by Erica Silverman and then
make our own bat clips on Thursday, October
28, at 4:00 p.m. at the Carver Branch.
For more information, call (225) 389­
7460.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Spooky Spider
Dog Tales
at The Library
Staff will read Up, Up, and Away by
Ginger Wadsworth, and then children
ages 8-11 will make a spider that
hangs from a lanyard hook using cord
and pony beads at the Jones Creek
Regional Branch on Saturday, October
30, at 2:30 p.m.
For more information or to register,
call (225) 756-1160.
Halloweenville
Attention little pumpkins! Join us
for a spooktacular Halloween craft at the Main Library!
Children ages 4-6 will make a ghoulish craft, listen to ghoulish music, and
enjoy a silly Halloween story on Saturday, October 23, 2:30 p.m.
Don’t forget to dress in your favorite Halloween costume!
For more information, call (225) 231-3760.
LSU Tiger HATS visits the
Carver Branch once a month with
their specially-trained dogs. These
dogs serve as excellent reading
companions to young children.
Children ages 5-8 are invited to
come and read to their favorite
dog on Sunday, October 24, at 3:00
p.m.
For more information, call
(225) 389-7460.
Monster Storytime
Staff will present a storytime featuring Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to
Dance by Frank Graves, and then children ages 6-8 will make a Count Dracula
bag puppet at the Jones Creek Regional Branch on Saturday, October 23, at
2:30 p.m.
For more information or to register, call (225) 756-1160.
Make a Halloween
Ghost
Children ages 4-6 will listen to
the story The Three Bears’ Halloween
by Kathy Duvall and then create a
small Halloween ghost at the PrideChaneyville Branch on Saturday,
October 2, at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, call (225)
658-1560.
Scary Fun
It’s Halloween month – let’s have fun being scared! Children ages 9-11 will
get to create a “scariest hand you’ve ever seen” at the Eden Park Branch on
Friday, October 29.
If that’s not enough, we’ll close with the story, There’s a Nightmare in
My Closet, by Mercer Mayer. For more information or to register, call (225)
231-3260.
Boogie Monsters
After listening to Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex at the Zachary Branch,
children ages 6 and up will make our own boogie monsters on Tuesday, October
5, at 4:00 p.m.
These wacky creatures can bend and pose in different ways to dance the
night away!
For more information or to register, call (225) 658-1860.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Five Little Ducks
Children ages 6 and up are
invited to join us at the Carver
Branch for a reading and singing
good time as we make our own
ducks and read and sing Five Little
Ducks on Wednesday, October 13,
at 4:00 p.m.
For more information, call
(225) 389-7460.
Celebrate National
Children’s Day
In celebration of National
Children’s Day, children ages
6-11 will enjoy an afternoon of fun
and games at 3:30 p.m. on Friday,
October 8, at the Delmont Gardens
Branch.
Come celebrate with us!
For more information, call
(225) 354-7060.
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and cultural center through a wide variety of
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Fire Prevention Fun!
Get ready for National Fire
Prevention Week! Children ages
3 and up are invited to come and
enjoy a visit from Patches the Fire
Dog and see a real fire truck from
the Baton Rouge Fire Department
at the Main Library on Saturday,
October 2, at 10:30 a.m.
Mr. David Sevier and his
robot partner, Patches, will share
important fire safety tips. Groups
are required to register.
For more information, call
(225) 231-3760.
Want another chance to see
Patches the Fire Dog? He will also
be at the River Center Branch to
sing his way into your heart with
songs about fire prevention and
safety on Wednesday, October 6, at
10:00 a.m.
For more information or to
register, call (225) 389-4959.
Children ages 6-11 will
select word art and pictures from
magazines, cut them out, and
paste them on a poster board to
create their own collages at the
Greenwell Springs Road Regional
Branch on Saturday, October 2,
at 11:00 a.m.
For more information or to
register, call (225) 274-4460.
Civil War Medical Tools
Children ages 6 and up will be amazed to see real Civil War medical tools
and equipment of the 1800s at the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch on
Saturday, October 9, at 11:00 a.m.
These super cool items are brought to us by the Port Hudson State Historic
Site and John O’Neal, site coordinator.
For more information or to register, call (225) 274-4460.
Rub-A-Dub-Dub-Leaves
Staff will read The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger, and then children ages
6-9 will make a rubbing with leaves, bark, stones, and shells at the Jones Creek
Regional Branch on Saturday, October 2, at 2:30 p.m.
Children will frame their rubbings with a poster board frame.
For more information or to register, call (225) 756-1160.
Balloons Around
the World Day
Balloon Artist Chris Pierce
will twist balloon animals in
celebration of Balloons Around
the World Day at the Main
Library on Wednesday, October
6, at 5:30 p.m.
Visit the Children’s Room to
receive a special balloon animal!
For more information, call
(225) 231-3760.
Guessing Game Week
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
will be the featured book for a
Guessing Game! Stop by the Main
Library during the week of October
18-25 and guess how many spiders
are in the jar.
You might win a prize!
For more information, call
(225) 231-3760.
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Hey! Listen to This Book Club
Children ages 6 and up are invited to the Pride-Chaneyville Branch for a fun
book club – the Hey! Listen to This Book Club!
Children will read and discuss excerpts from various well-known books as
presented by Jim Trelease in his book entitled, Hey! Listen to This: Stories to
Read Aloud. Also, children will make a craft related to the book selection.
On Saturday, October 23, at 10:30 a.m., we’ll read “Fish Angel” from the
book The Witch of Fourth Street and Other Stories, and make a “fish angel”
collage. For more information or to register, call (225) 658-1560.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Storytime at the Library
Storytime gives children an
excellent introduction to books and
the library, increases their attention
spans, and develops their social skills
by involving them in stories, poetry,
and songs. The Children’s Services
staff hopes Storytime will be an
enjoyable experience for each child,
leading to a lifelong love of books and
reading. You are always welcome to
attend Storytime with your child.
We offer seven different Storytime
formats. Since children develop at
different rates, you may talk with
one of our library staff members to
place your child in a younger or older
group.
For more information, call your
local library. Organized groups must
reserve a date and time other than
those listed below.
Lapsit – for babies through crawling
Bluebonnet
Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26
10:30 a.m.
Jones Creek
Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28
10:30 a.m.
Main Library
Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26
10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time – for walking children through two years old
Baker
Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26
10:30 a.m.
Bluebonnet
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
10:30 a.m.
Central
Mondays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
10:30 a.m.
Greenwell Springs
Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19
10:30 a.m.
Jones Creek
Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26
10:30 a.m.
Main Library
Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26
10:30 a.m.
Pride-Chaneyville
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
10:30 a.m.
Zachary
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime – for children three to five years old
Baker
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
10:30 a.m.
Bluebonnet
Mondays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
10:30 a.m.
Carver
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
10:00 a.m.
Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28
10:00 a.m.
Mondays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
4:30 p.m.
Central
Scotlandville Kids’
Book Club
Children ages 7-11 are invited
to join us at the Scotlandville
Branch to read a rabbit mystery
about a not-so-average bunny, and
then play some games related to
the book! The fun begins at 4:30
p.m. on Wednesday, October 20.
For more information, call
(225) 354-7560.
4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
11:00 a.m.
Delmont Gardens
Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21
11:00 a.m.
Eden Park
Wednesdays, October 6, 13
10:00 a.m.
Greenwell Springs
Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19
10:00 a.m.
Jones Creek
Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26
10:30 a.m.
Main Library
Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26
10:30 a.m.
Pride-Chaneyville
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
10:30 a.m.
River Center
Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28
10:00 a.m.
Scotlandville
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20
10:30 a.m.
Zachary
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
10:00 a.m.
Bluebonnet
Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28
Spanish Storytime
10:30 a.m.
Family Storytime
Baker
Mondays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
5:15 p.m.
Eden Park
Mondays, October 4, 11
5:00 p.m.
Night Storytime
Greenwell Springs
Jones Creek
Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Combined Age Storytime
Main Library
East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Saturday, October 23
2:30 p.m.
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On View at the Library
bluebonnet Regional branch
River center branch Rooms and Scenes in Miniature
History of the Church in Downtown
Baton Rouge
The Cajun Miniature Designers will
present an exhibit featuring rooms and
scenes in miniature.
St. Joseph’s Cathedral will exhibit pictures
and more.
National Stamp Collecting Month
The Baton Rouge Stamp Club will exhibit
a variety of stamps and stamp-collecting
materials and information in observance
of National Stamp Collecting Month.
Jones creek Regional branch
Tole and Other Decorative Art
The Magnolia Chapter of the Society of
Decorative Artists will display decorative
paintings.
Canary Islanders Club
Members of the Canary Islanders Club
exhibit prints.
Main Library
7711 Goodwood Boulevard (225) 231-3740
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Branch Libraries
baker branch Library
3501 Groom Road (225) 778-5940
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
bluebonnet Regional branch Library
9200 Bluebonnet Boulevard (225) 763-2240
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Decorative Paintings
Decorative paintings will be exhibited by
the Magnolia Chapter of the Society of
Decorative Painters.
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carver branch Library
720 Terrace Street (225) 389-7440
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m
central branch Library
11260 Joor Road (225) 262-2640
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Delmont Gardens branch Library
3351 Lorraine Street (225) 354-7040
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
eden Park branch Library
5131 Greenwell Springs Road (225) 231-3240
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Greenwell springs Road
Regional branch Library
11300 Greenwell Springs Road (225) 274-4440
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Jones creek Regional branch Library
6222 Jones Creek Road (225) 756-1140
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Pride-chaneyville branch Library
13600 Pride–Port Hudson Road (225) 658-1540
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
River center branch Library
120 St. Louis Street (225) 389-4967
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
scotlandville branch Library
7373 Scenic Highway (225) 354-7540
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Zachary branch Library
1900 Church Street (225) 658-1840
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m
Library information service
(225) 231-3750
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