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We are excited to announce the return of Food For Fines! You can bring a non-perishable, unopened, food item to the library to donate to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and for each item you bring, $1 will be waived from late fee fines! This program will run November 1-30.
Here are some examples of acceptable food types:
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Soups
- Dried Beans
- Canned Meats
- Peanut Butter
- Corn Meal
- Breakfast and Cereal Bars
- Any Canned, Bagged or Boxed Non-perishable Food
The 10th Annual Louisiana Book Festival is November 2nd! It’s a fabulous day out, packed fulled of events for all ages, and featuring hundreds of authors. All this wonderful entertainment is FREE! The festival is taking place at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol, the Capitol Park Museum, Capitol Park Welcome Center and nearby locations (see map).
For much more information and details about the many events, visit the Louisiana Book Festival website. You can also be sure that your friendly neighborhood East Baton Rouge Parish Library will be there, so come and say hello!
A Democracy of Images is an online collection of stunning photographs, and a real visual treat, all taken from the Smithsonian Art Museum photograph collection. They represent the American experience and are grouped into four categories: American Characters, which contains photographs of people; Spiritual Frontier, which focuses on the wonders of the natural landscape; America Inhabited, which looks at industrialized America; and Imagination At Work, which presents more abstract pieces. The site also features an extended collection which features eight other categories.
My personal favorites are in the America Inhabited section with some amazing black and white photographs of big city nightlife. Clicking on an image will provide more information on the picture’s origin and also allows you to see an enlarged version.
Verb: Form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances; construct; create.
You can find so many creative projects through library resources. One of the most interesting resources we have is MAKE Magazine. It is full of ideas and projects of all kinds!
Here is our Make of the Month courtesy of the good folks at Makezine.com. If you try this project please let us know and we’d love to see pictures! If you have ideas for other projects post them too!
Here’s how you can build your own sonic screwdriver at home using just a few cheap parts. See the full project at Makezine.com