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Harry Potter Book Club and Birthday Party

July 28, 2014

Join us this Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library for our last meeting of the Harry Potter Book Club! We’re throwing Harry a 34th birthday party and having a trivia contest and costume contest with prizes. Muggles welcome.

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Shapeoko Event a Success

July 25, 2014

Our Shapeoko build event was a great success! Check out these photos from July 19 of members of our staff and some of our patrons collaborating on building this new 3D milling machine that we will be adding to our Makerspace soon.

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Teen End of Summer Reading Events

July 23, 2014

Baker Branch: Thursday, July 24, 2:30 p.m. It’s the end of summer and we’re going to celebrate it with a mess! Come outside with us and play on the messy side of science with questions like what happens when you put Mentos in Diet Coke or what is elephant toothpaste?

Pride-Chaneyville Branch: Monday, July 28, 11:00 a.m. A Program “Fur” Nature Lovers: Our last program of the summer is a special presentation from the Waddill Outdoor Education Center with examples of fur and hands-on interaction.

Main Library: Wednesday, July 30, 10:00 a.m. Summer reading is over! Celebrate with pizza, snacks, gaming, and crafts!

Jones Creek Regional Branch: Wednesday, July 30, 2:30 p.m. Say farewell to the summer the right way—by playing games on the Wii-U and eating pizza!

Carver Branch: Wednesday, July 30, 3:30 p.m. Snap, Crackle, POP! Come celebrate the end of summer by using science to make a sweet treat. We’ll make our own homemade butter from scratch, blow up marshmallows in the microwave, and then combine them for a delicious edible concoction.

Eden Park Branch: Thursday, July 31, 2:00 p.m. End of Summer Reading Party: It’s the last day for Teen Summer Reading! Have you turned in your reading log yet? Come to the library for one last hurrah! Memorialize your summer by decorating a large puzzle piece, make your very own lava lamp, and enjoy the company while you eat pizza and drink lemonade. Goodbye, summer!

Bluebonnet Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:00 p.m. French Bulletin Boards: Let’s say goodbye to summer by decorating your own French bulletin board to get yourself ready for school! Registration required.

Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:00 p.m. End the summer with a fun book charm jewelry craft day. Have a favorite book or two or three? Then come and make tiny replicas that can be used to create a unique set of jewelry.

Scotlandville Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:00 p.m. Send the summer reading program out with a party! Eat pizza, shoot Nerf darts at targets, color a picture, and compete against friends for prizes in a series of science-themed challenges.

Central Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:30 p.m. Mad Scientist End of Summer Party – It’s alive! It’s time for some mad scientist fun at the Central Branch end of summer party! Compete in a mad scientist relay race, perform some wacky experiments, and more!

Delmont Gardens Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:30 p.m. Pizza Night – Chat & Chew: Let’s end the summer on a low key note! We’ll have a chat and chew session in the Gardens meeting room and talk about the stuff you did this summer, especially the books you read and the programs you came to!

Fairwood Branch: Thursday, July 31, 4:30 p.m. Come enjoy some pizza while viewing a slideshow of pictures from the 2014 Summer Reading programs. And remember, today’s your last chance to turn in your Summer Reading Program book logs!

Zachary Branch: Thursday, August 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Kick back one last time with your friends before school starts. We’ll have games, food and plenty of fun. For grades 7 & up. Light refreshments provided.

 

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End of Summer Reading Children’s Parties

July 22, 2014

Games! Spacewalk! Clowns! Face painting! Refreshments! Prizes! There will be tons of fun to celebrate the end of summer! Children ages 3 and up are invited to the library to enjoy our always popular end of Summer Reading parties! All children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult or responsible adolescent. For more information, call the individual branch.

Central Branch: Monday, July 21, 10:00 a.m.
Bluebonnet Regional Branch: Monday, July 21, 6:30 p.m.
Carver Branch & River Center Branch: Tuesday, July 22, 10:00 a.m. (at Carver Branch)
Fairwood Branch: Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m.
Zachary Branch: Wednesday, July 23, 10:00 a.m.
Jones Creek Regional Branch: Wednesday, July 23, 6:30 p.m.
Delmont Gardens Branch: Thursday, July 24, 10:00 a.m.
Eden Park Branch: Thursday, July 24, 3:00 p.m.
Scotlandville Branch: Monday, July 28, 10:00 a.m.
Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch: Monday, July 28, 6:30 p.m.
Baker Branch: Tuesday, July 29, 10:00 a.m.
Pride-Chaneyville Branch: Tuesday, July 29, 3:00 p.m.
Main Library: Wednesday, July 30, 10:00 a.m.

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Multi-Cultural Festival at Greenwell Springs Branch

July 18, 2014

The Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch will host its Fourth Annual Multi-Cultural Festival tomorrow, Saturday, July 19, from noon to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Many Drums, Different Beats, One Song”. Everyone is invited to join us at the Library for an afternoon of dancing and demonstrations from the Baton Rouge Belly Dancers, Lion Dancers, North Baton Rouge Dance Project, and the Yang Guang (Sunshine) Chinese Dance Troupe. We’ll also have bagpipe music from the Baton Rouge Caledonian Society. Come and enjoy free food, fun, and festivities!

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PolicyMap

July 18, 2014

The Library has a wonderful new resource available called PolicyMap, a powerful mapping platform that displays a wide variety of data brought together from a number of agencies. You can choose statistics for a given area that will be displayed on a map. Multiple data points can be layered over each other to identify patterns as well. There are pre-created reports that can be quickly accessed and printed for patrons. This is a bit different from our usual resources as it can only accessed by staff, but patrons can request information from PolicyMap from the Reference Department of their local branch. Staff can research a request and print information from PolicyMap for any patron for free. Some of the data you’ll find in PolicyMap includes: • Demographics • Incomes & Spending • Housing • Lending • Quality of Life • Jobs • Education • Health • Federal Guidelines median age of baton rouge midcity screenshot policymap

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Build a Shapeoko 3D Milling Machine

July 16, 2014

Join us this Saturday (July 19), at 1 p.m. at the Main Library for an afternoon of “making”! You’ll be able to get hands-on experience helping us build our brand-new Shapeoko 3D milling machine that we’ll be adding to our Library Makerspace. Call 231-3750 for more information.

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