FREE LIBRARY PROGRAMS SCHEDULED FOR ALL AGES IN EARLY NOVEMBER
In addition to our regular programs, the following special FREE East Baton Rouge Parish Library programs will be held virtually, in-person, or a combination of the two, for all ages throughout November. The asterisks indicate which programs require pre-registration.
For more information about or to register for all the programs listed, call the branch where the event is scheduled directly or visit www.ebrpl.com. Can’t visit any of our 14 locations, which are open seven days a week? The Library is open 24 / 7 online at www.ebrpl.com.
The Library’s Featured Events, www.ebrpl.com (225) 231-3750
The 21st Annual Attic Treasures & Collectibles
Bring your collectibles, antiques and other treasures for expert review to the FREE 21st Annual Attic Treasures & Collectibles Event at the Main Library at Goodwood from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, November 6! It’s very similar to what you see on Antiques Roadshow, which runs on LPB TV. This is the time to raid your attics, cupboards, closets and garages for that interesting or antique art, old toys, pottery, jewelry, rifles, war artifacts, small furniture or other items of interest and see what the story is behind it and possibly more. There is a limit of three items per person at the event, and experts will be on hand to look at your collectibles and antiques. Library staff will be available to demonstrate the use of the Price4Antiques Reference Database, frequently used by experts on Antiques Roadshow and available in-house and remotely to all patrons FREE with an East Baton Rouge Parish Library card. For more information about the 21st Annual Attic Treasures & Collectibles Event, call (225) 231-3740. Get more information about Library resources for antiques and collectibles online at https://ebrpl.libguides.com/antiques. To learn more about the Library and any of its free programs, events and resources, call (225) 231-3750, or visit us on the web at www.ebrpl.com.
Get Organized: Teaching Children to Organize with Alyssa Trosclair
Join Louisiana’s only Certified Professional Organizer, Alyssa Trosclair, for a workshop on teaching children ages 4-10 to organize. During this hands-on workshop, children and parents will learn basic organizational skills, including the importance of organization, editing, and maintaining an organizational system at the Main Library at Goodwood at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 21, or 1 p.m. Monday, November 22. To comply with social distancing guidelines, in-person seating is limited and registration is required to attend. Registration will be available in the Events Calendar at www.ebrpl.com or call (225) 231-3750 for registration assistance.
Here’s the remaining schedule in the Get Organized series: Organizing a Lifetime of Belongings on Sunday, December 12 at 3 p.m. and again on Monday, December 13 at 1 p.m.
Open Aire Fair presented by YPOP: Young People’s Opera Program
Opera Louisiane offers families a free, fun-filled morning of live music performances, costumed characters, arts and crafts, free activity bags, and more. The event will take place at the River Center Branch Library from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 6. Find out more at www.operalouisiane.com.
Garden Discoveries: Making Pesto from Your Garden
The Baton Rouge Botanic Garden Foundation will host a FREE Garden Discoveries series event at the Main Library at Goodwood at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 13, led by Mary Williams, Herb Society Chairperson. This garden and food prep program will feature how to make several different herbal pesto with recipes and samples to enjoy. Ever think of making pesto for your pizza or pasta from something other than basil that may be growing in your garden? Yes, there will be basil presto, but there will also be oregano pesto, parsley pesto and at least one mystery pesto made before your very eyes. The program starts inside the Library with ample time for questions, followed by a walking tour of the Herb Society’s big herbal Sensory Garden guided by Herb Society members. Who will be the first to find all the basil? To comply with social distancing guidelines, in-person seating is limited and registration is required to attend. Registration is available in the Events Calendar at EBRPL.com or call (225) 231-3750 for registration assistance. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Harvey Rabbit and Friends
Harvey Rabbit and Friends are back at select library locations! Join Harvey Rabbit, Cecil the Orangutan, Miss Laura and Mr. Tim as they bring fun and mayhem to the library with ventriloquism, puppetry, music, magic and comedy! Space is limited and registration is required. Call the individual library to register. Here’s the schedule:
- 10 a.m. Saturday, November 6, Baker Branch
- 10 a.m. Saturday, November 13, Scotlandville Branch
- 10 a.m. Saturday, November 20, Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch
- 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 20, Zachary Branch
- 10 a.m. Monday, November 22, Bluebonnet Regional Branch
- 2:30 p.m. Monday, November 22, Delmont Gardens Branch
- 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 23, River Center Branch
- 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, Fairwood Branch
- 10 a.m. Saturday, November 27, Main Library at Goodwood
Game On! @ the Library
Celebrate International Games Day by getting your game on at the Main Library at Goodwood from 1 until 5 p.m. Saturday, November 20! Bring the whole family to this all-ages, free event and see how many different games you can play in one day. Go from card games to life-sized games, enjoy a board game before switching to the virtual reality headset, connect with local gaming groups and stores like Little Wars and more … come to the Library for some fun and friendly competition!
The walk honors pet cancer survivors, those who have lost pets to cancer and those committed to find a cure to pet cancer. There will be a special recognition of East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office Canine Deputy JUMMA who was also an Army veteran, who recently passed from cancer and Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal K-9 BARRY, one of its explosive ordnance detection (EOD) K-9 officers, following a surgery to remove a large mass in his stomach.
Funds raised will benefit the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research (EIN: 55-0842410). ba
Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., (225) 763-2250
Grown-Up Gaming League
Calling all adult board-gamers, ages 18 and up! Join us for the return of the Grown-Up Gaming League (GUGL) at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 17! The Library has a variety of board games to
play, including Catan, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, King of Tokyo, Munchkin and many more as well as classic staples and favorites from years past. Feel free to BYOG – bring your own games to share, or play using the Library’s sets.
Innovation Space Badging Class
The Innovation Space at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch has various tools you can use to create something awesome! The Space features audio and video recording and editing equipment like a GoPro camera, green screen, professional microphones and mixer, and an iMac loaded with iMovie and GarageBand, all available for patron use. Another tool is the 3D printer, which patrons can use to print things like an iPhone case, earrings, toys and more. Reserve your spot by registering online on the events calendar at www.ebrpl.com. Once you have completed the class, you will be able to reserve the room and equipment for personal use on another day. Adults and teens ages 12 and up can attend a training course on one of the following days:
- 2 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 3D Printer Class
- 2 p.m. November 20, Audio Equipment Class
Delmont Gardens Branch Library, 3351 Lorraine Street, (225) 354-7050
BINGO in the Gardens
After more than a year, BINGO is finally back at the Delmont Gardens Branch! Are the numbers in your favor? To find out, join us at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, for an hour of fun in the garden. Winners will be allowed to choose from a number of small prizes!
Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Rd., (225) 274-4450
Everyone is invited to the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch at 2 p.m. Saturdays, November 13 and 27, for a meeting of the Chess Club, which now will gather indoors. Players of all skill levels and ages are welcome to join! We’ll provide the boards and an instructor; all you need to bring is an interest in chess, and prior knowledge of the game is not required. A mask is required for all players, and will be provided by the Library for those who do not bring their own. Social distancing will also be observed
Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Rd., (225) 756-1150
Acrylic Art Workshop
Adults are welcome at the Jones Creek Regional Branch at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, to make beautiful, Louisiana inspired art while learning the basics of acrylic painting, in a FREE art class led by Library staff member Martha Whittington. For more information, call (225) 756-1140.
Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., (225) 231-3750
Fall Frights! Horror Film & Book Series
Be afraid. Be very afraid. Adults, join your ghoulish librarian hosts for FALL FRIGHTS, an extravaganza of horror this month at the Main Library at Goodwood! This November will be a celebration of creature features—the things that go bump in the night. Registration is available in the Events Calendar at www.ebrpl.com, or call (225) 231-3750 for assistance. Warning: Viewer discretion advised.
- Film Screening of Killer Clowns from Outer Space (1988, Rated PG-13) – 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 3
- Film Screening of Alien (1979, Rated R) – 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 10
- Monster Makeup Demo & Bring Your Own Monster: Graphic Novel Book Discussion – 3 p.m. Sunday, November 21
- Film Screening of The Lost Boys (1987, R) – 7 p.m. Monday, November 22
Paying for College: A Roadmap for TOPS, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More
College is getting more expensive by the year. Adults and students can come to the Main Library at Goodwood at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, to learn what tools and support is out there to help them afford college. Get strategies to maximize financial awards, and find out how and where to research the right scholarships for you and how to successfully apply to get them. Registration is required. To register, call (225) 231-3733, or visit //www.careercenterbr.com/events.
River Center Branch Library, 250 North Boulevard, (225) 389-4967
November is National Novel Writing Month, and anyone interested in creating a novel is encouraged to come pick up one of our NaNoWriMo grab and geaux kits which includes a writing prompt! Come to the River Center Branch at 2 p.m. Saturdays, November 13 and 27, to enjoy themed Word Crawls, lists of library resources for the budding writer and more.
For more information about any of these October events or others, call the Library location where the event is being held directly or visit the schedule online at www.ebrpl.com. For general information about the Library, call (225) 231-3750 or visit the Library’s online calendar at www.ebrpl.com.