Archive for the ‘EBRPL Food’ Category

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We Geek Food Week!

October 18, 2013

We geek Food Week! Baton Rouge Food Week is October 18-26, and includes Food Day, a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainable food held annually on October 24.

This year, HealthyBR has organized a week-long schedule of events that spotlight the exciting food work being done right here in Baton Rouge! Some of those events include a Healthy Cooking demonstration with Chef Eric Arceneaux, fundraising initiatives featuring local celebrity chefs, a film screening and panel discussion, and even an appearance of the library’s Bookmobile!

For more information and a complete list of events, visit www.HealthyBR.com, or call (225) 205-4124. Information can also be found on our Food InfoGuide

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Your Favorite Magazines on Zinio

July 3, 2013

If you haven’t tried Zinio yet, you’re missing out. With just your library card, you can access the latest digital issues of your favorite magazines for free. There are hundreds of magazines to choose from and no limit to how many you can download.

You can read them directly on your computer, or you can download them for offline reading on your smartphone or tablet. They look fantastic! To find out more information about using Zinio, take a look at our Zinio Guide.

Head over to the library’s Zinio catalog and see the collection.  You can either search for a specific title or browse magazines by genre. Magazines you can read include Consumer Reports, Cosmopolitan, ESPN The Magazine, Food Network magazine, Maxim, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and hundreds more! Go and take a look and I guarantee there will be something that interests you!

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Red Stick Farmers Market Goes Mobile

June 9, 2013

The Red Stick Farmers market offers the healthiest, freshest, local produce, and it’s now going mobile! Every Wednesday morning from 9:00am to 11:00am it will be at the Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Hwy. On Wednesday afternoons, the mobile market will be at Star Hill Baptist Church, 1400 North Foster Drive, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

You can still catch the regular markets on Thursdays at 6400 Perkins Rd (Behind Pennington @ Kenilworth) from 8:00am to noon, and Saturdays, 5th and Main Streets Downtown 8:00am to noon. Check out Fresh Beginnings from HealthyBR.com and the Red Stick Farmers Market website for more information. Give your taste buds a treat!

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Take The Bon’App Survey and Win!

March 24, 2013

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is partnering with Bon’App in an effort to help learn how to make healthier food choices. Everyone is encouraged to sign up for this free, healthy eating program. Those who register will be asked to complete a short survey, and use Bon’App each day for the next few months. Participants will receive weekly nutrition newsletters, and have the chance to win great prizes, including a tablet PC!

Click here to take the quick survey, sign up and have a chance to win big!  

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You can track your food using the Bon’App website or by downloading the app for Apple or Android devices:

Get the free app for Apple devices from the iTunes Store

Get the free app for Android devices from the Google play Store

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Celebrating Poe

March 22, 2013

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There will also be live performances from The Michael Foster Project, AnotherStar and the Dunham Highschool jazz ensemble. Plus enjoy delicious free food (while it lasts) All this entertainment and it’s completely free!

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Bon’App Healthy Eating Program

March 2, 2013

Do all those confusing nutrition labels leave you scratching your head? Register with Bon’App – A Better Calorie Counter! Bon’App, a mobile app (on iPhone or Android) and website, provides personalized nutritional information in a simple language to help you understand what’s in your food.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is partnering with Bon’App in an effort to help members learn how to make healthier food choices. Everyone is encouraged to sign-up for this free, healthy eating program. Those who register will be asked to complete a short survey, and use Bon’App each day for the next few months. Participants will receive weekly nutrition newsletters, and have the chance to win great prizes.

Registration is now open via the EBRPL website. Find out more on our Bon’App InfoGuide and take the survey.

After registering, participants may access Bon’App via their homepage.

Get the free app for Apple devices from the iTunes Store

Get the free app for Android devices from the Google play Store

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Food for Fines Totals

January 30, 2013

In the month of December, we ran a program where for each item of food donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, a dollar would be taken off a person’s library fines. Thanks to everyone who participated!

The grand total from this year’s Food for Fines food drive is 15,482 pounds, which is equivalent to 12,901 meals. Below is the breakdown per branch:

· Baker: 857 pounds

· Bluebonnet: 1,664 pounds

· Carver: 668 pounds

· Central: 807 pounds

· Delmont: 948 pounds

· Eden Park: 685 pounds

· Main Library: 4,091 pounds

· Greenwell Springs: 1,317 pounds

· Jones Creek: 1,852 pounds

· Pride-Chaneyville: 227 pounds

· River Center: 228 pounds

· Scotlandville: 514 pounds

· Zachary: 1,624 pounds

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