One Book One Community Celebrates Louisiana Blues Music

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

East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s 17th annual One Book One Community initiative will highlight Chris
Thomas King’s book, The Blues: The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Culture. as well as many
other blues-inspired programs for all ages throughout the Library system. We will explore such topics as
blues music; Baton Rouge and Louisiana’s music culture/history; songwriting and poetry; black history;
and the lives of music legends.

To kick off six weeks of programs, book discussions, and other opportunities for community connection,
we’ll have a FREE Kickoff Party at the Main Library at Goodwood on Sunday, March 19, 4-6 p.m.!
Attendees will enjoy live music from The Michael Foster Project, a special appearance by author Chris
Thomas King, delicious local food, crafts, games, and engagement with community organizations. It will
be an outdoor celebration for all ages on the Plaza!

** In the case of inclement weather, it will be held inside the Library.

For more information about One Book One Community, please visit

To check out  all the free upcoming Library programs scheduled for all ages and to register for any of the programs visit