FREE LIBRARY PROGRAMS SCHEDULED FOR ALL AGES IN MARCH

Weekdays 3pm-7pm
Weekdays 3pm to 7pm

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 January.

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
**One Book One Community Kick-Off Party**
Welcome Aboard! Join us this Spring for our 16th Annual One Book One Community series celebrating the 2006
memoir, Atchafalaya Houseboat by Gwen Roland! Bring your whole family to a FREE Kickoff Party on Saturday,
March 5 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood for the first of many events and opportunities
for connection around the parish this March and April! Enjoy delicious food & refreshments, crafts, live zydeco
music from RJ & Kreole Smoove, plus community organizations celebrating Louisiana landscapes, nature, cultural
heritage, & more! Our community-wide celebration of Atchafalaya Houseboat will feature two discussions with
author Gwen Roland, as well as talks with Danny Heitman, author of A Summer of Birds, and Marybeth Lima,
author of Adventures of a Louisiana Birder, plus a variety of book discussions, presentations, film screenings,
music, crafts, and more! For more information about this year’s OBOC selection and a full schedule of events and
programs, visit www.ReadOneBook.org.
Community Connections with the Junior League of Baton Rouge
Join us for a FREE Community Connections session at the Main Library at Goodwood on Sunday, March 27 at 4:00
p.m. to meet speakers from the Junior League of Baton Rouge (JLBR): Tristi Charpentier, JLBR President; and
Mary Churay, Chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEIB) Committee. This session is part of the
Building a Better America Today with AMOA DEI Program, which introduces EBR community members to a
diverse array of curated online courses specializing in Empathy, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity, all available for
FREE through your East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL). This interactive program, coordinated by the
America, My Oyster Association (AMOA) & EBRPL, is designed for middle & high school students, college
students, and lifelong learners who want to enrich their understanding of the fundamentals of diversity, cultural
competency, and empathy. Learn about how you can participate this spring & summer through monthly Community
Connections sessions with community leaders and through taking self-guided courses at your own pace through
LinkedIn Learning & Gale Presents: Udemy. Participants of all completion levels will be honored by AMOA &
EBRPL at a Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, July 10 at 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood. Learn more
and register at www.theamoa.org or email americamyoysterassociation@gmail.com.

**Seed Swap**
Share your heirloom seeds and cuttings at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch’s Seed Swap on Saturday, March 5,
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. It’s not too late to grow something for your spring garden, so share your love of plants and
gardening with others as you gather to trade seeds or cuttings. Package your saved seeds or bring cuttings for
swapping. Nothing to swap? Come anyway and get a free packet of seeds (while supplies last). Label your
seeds/plant cuttings with common names and dates; additional information is always welcome. Please do not bring
invasive or noxious seeds or cuttings.
Story Walks with author/illustrator Will Hillenbrand
Literacy and exercise go together! Take a walk and read some wonderful stories on outdoor story walks at three of
our libraries! March’s stories are all written and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand who will be joining the story walk
and reading the stories to the children on Saturday, March 5! See below for times, branches, and story titles:
• Saturday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. – Baker Branch: Down by the Station
• Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. – Carver Branch: Spring is Here!
• Saturday, March 5 at 3:30 p.m. – Main Library at Goodwood: Off We Go!
Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., (225) 763-2250
Grown-Up Gaming League
Calling all adult gamers! Join us for the Grown-Up Gaming League (GUGL) at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch.
• Wednesday the 9th, at 6 p.m: Introduction to Catan
• Wednesday the 16th, at 6 p.m: Virtual Reality
• Wednesday the 23rd, at 6 p.m: Open Board Game Night – Choose from any of our games.
o Featured Board Games: Betrayal at House on the Hill & Vampire the Masquerade: Rivals
Delmont Gardens Branch Library, 3351 Lorraine St., (225) 354-7050
Crochet Basics
Come join other adults at Delmont Gardens on Monday, March 7th at 4:00 p.m. to learn the basics of crochet. All
skill levels are welcome, and supplies are provided! Learn how to construct your first chain stich or crochet a basic
granny square. Registration is required. To register, call (225) 354-7050, or visit the Events Calendar at
www.ebrpl.com.
Salute to Sidney Poitier
Patrons are invited to a showing of A Raisin in the Sun on Friday, March 11th at 3:00 p.m. at the Delmont Gardens
Branch. It will be played in memory of Sidney Poitier, a prominent African-American actor, having passed away at
the beginning of the year. Captions will be offered for those who are hearing-impaired.
Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Rd., (225) 274-4450
Greenwell Springs Chess Club
The Greenwell Springs Chess Club welcomes players of all skill levels and ages to join them on Saturdays, March 5
and 19, 2:00-4:30 at the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch. We’ll provide the boards, and if you don’t know
how to play, we’ll teach you!
Cricut Card Making
Join the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch for a presentation and instruction on using the Cricut machine,
followed by hands-on card making at the dates and times below:
• Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m.
• Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m.
• Thursday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m.

**3D Printing**
Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Rd., (225) 756-1150
Patrons ages 10 and up are welcome to view a demonstration of the Jones Creek Regional Branch’s 3D printer on
Wednesday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m.
Acrylic Art (Pelican)
Make beautiful, Louisiana-inspired art while learning the basics of acrylic painting on Wednesday, March 30 at 1:00
p.m. at the Jones Creek Regional Branch. Registration is required. To register, call (225) 756-1150.
Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., (225) 231-3750
Get Organized!
Are you clueless about clutter? Join Louisiana’s only Certified Professional Organizer, Alyssa Trosclair, as she helps
you Get Organized in 2022. Registration for these FREE programs is available in the Events Calendar at
EBRPL.com or call 225-231-3750 for assistance. This month’s topics at the Main Library at Goodwood include:
• Five Steps to Getting Organized – Monday, March 7 at 1 p.m.
Do you struggle with organization? Learn the five-step EMEND process that teaches the organizational
skills necessary to maintain an organized space, work environment, and lifestyle. Learn realistic ways to
declutter, find the best home for items, and set up systems to make sure the clutter and disorganization
never return.
• Why Am I Disorganized? – Monday, March 21 at 1 p.m. Explore the reasons why you are disorganized.
This presentation goes beyond tips and tricks to get organized and focuses on why you are disorganized in
the first place and what might be holding you back from reaching your organizing goals.
Garden Discoveries
The Baton Rouge Botanic Garden Foundation will host a FREE Garden Discoveries series event Saturday, March 12
at 10 a.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood led by Anne Milneck, chef and proprietor of Red Stick Spice Company.
Learn how to make the most of hearty, late winter herbs including rosemary and tarragon. Anne will cover the
culinary history – plus a little folklore – of robust herbs. The presentation includes a cooking demonstration
recording of Anne creating Tarragon Chicken Salad – plus a tasting. Participants will also learn about the vast world
of herbal teas, their benefits and taste native Yaupon tea. After Anne’s presentation join us for a tour of the
Sensory/Herb Garden behind the library. To comply with social distancing guidelines, in-person seating is limited
and registration is required to attend. Register in the Events Calendar at EBRPL.com or call 225-231-3750 for
registration assistance.
Crochet Compassion
Join us at the Main Library at Goodwood on Thursday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. or the Jones Creek Regional Branch
on Saturday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m. for Crochet Compassion. We will make plarn and crochet it into plastic sleeping
mats for the homeless. We will also be participating in Knitted Knockers to make handmade, soft, and adjustable
breast prosthesis for people who have undergone mastectomies. More information about Knitted Knockers can be
found at www.knittedknockers.org. Crochet experience is not necessary.
Open Air Fair with Opera Louisiane
Come one, come all to Opéra’s Open Air Fair! Experience the wonder of music, art, and dance at this FREE family
friendly event on Saturday, March 26, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood. Attendees will enjoy
a live performance of “Hoffmann’s Infinite Imagination” featuring costumed characters and beautiful ballet dancers.
You can also create your own art projects, meet a musician, participate in a storytelling event, and challenge your
wits on a scavenger hunt!
**Press 1 for English**
Put on your boogie shoes and join us for live music at its finest and most fun with Press 1 for English! They will
perform an outdoor concert on Saturday, March 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood. Press 1 for
English is a unique collection of musicians, each bringing their own individual style and expertise to the
table. United with years of experience in playing live music, the band is able to connect with audiences of all ages
by performing a wide variety of classics and current favorites. Don’t miss it!
Leaving a Legacy – Writing Your Life Story
Take the next step with your Genealogy by writing a book! Learn how to preserve your life story for future
generations through self-publishing. This class will be held at the Main Library at Goodwood on Thursday, March
10 at 3:00 p.m. and will cover how to get started, tips and tricks to help you through the writing process, and how to
self-publish. Seating is limited to 10 in-person and 15 virtual participants. Registration is required. To register
online for this class, go to http://ebrpl.co/genclass or call 225-231-3751.
How to Master the Job Interview
Are you searching for a new job? Your performance during an interview can land you – or cost you – your dream
job. Learn to perfect your job interview skills through this seminar. The Career Center will present tips for a great
interview, common traps and pitfalls to avoid, and interactive demonstrations for answering the most common
interview questions. The workshop will be held at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at
10:00 a.m. Registration is required. Please call (225)231-3733 or visit www.careercenterbr.com/events to register.
Saturday Science
Join us for LSU’s Saturday Science at the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m. This month
Dr. Richard Kurtz will present CAMD – A Source for Light. We will discuss how light is used to identify atoms,
molecules and compounds as well as the ways that light interacts with matter and how LSU’s synchrotron on
Jefferson Highway is allowing us to understand the environment, discover new materials, and study everyday things
around us.
In-Person ACT Practice Test
Give yourself an ACT advantage! On Saturday, March 12 at 9:30 a.m., library staff at the Main Library at
Goodwood will proctor a free ACT practice test for teens. Can’t make it? Visit Learning Express or Homework
Louisiana in the Digital Library for free, online practice tests.
Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary, (225) 658-1850
EBR Master Gardeners Series
The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association (EBRMGA) will present talks on Raised Bed Gardening with
Louisiana Master Gardener (LMG) Lyn Hakeem and Native Flowering Shrubs by LMG Bob Dillemuth on
Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Zachary Branch. The Library Series is an avenue for LMGs to help extend
the LSU AgCenter’s mission to share research-based educational information with the people of Louisiana and
promote a love of gardening. The talks are free, and open to the public. Seating is limited.

 

For more information about any of these March 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 click HERE for the
Library’s online calendar