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Save the Date – Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire

August 13, 2014

We’re excited to announce the Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire on September 20, 2014.  This free, family-friendly event will be held at the Main Branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, and everyone is invited!

If you are a Maker – that is, if you have a hobby that involves creating, crafting, or otherwise “making” – we’d love to have you involved. To join our Faire as a Maker, visit this page.

Stay tuned for more information such as event details and Maker profiles. See you September 20th!




August 11, 2014

We’re excited to announce the arrival of FastPencil, a great digital resource for do-it-yourself publishing! Log in to FastPencil today on our Digital Library site and start writing today. You can write, edit, and publish your own book or ebook. Check out our FastPencil InfoGuide and this video from our YouTube channel for more details.


Scotlandville Branch’s 40th Anniversary

June 30, 2014

Join us tomorrow afternoon at 1 to celebrate the Scotlandville Branch Library‘s 40th anniversary! We’re having an open house celebration with music, refreshments, and more. Call 354-7540 for details.



Summer Reading Begins Tomorrow!

May 26, 2014

This summer is sure to be packed with great books, exciting programs, and fabulous prizes. With a program for every age group, the entire family can participate!

Fizz, Boom, READ! is this year’s theme for the Children’s Summer Reading Program. Summer activities will feature events that spotlight the performing arts, visual arts, literature, and science – all showing children how to tap into their creative side. Ages Birth-11. For more information, call 231-3760.

The theme for the Teen Summer Reading Program this year is Spark a Reaction. Teens ages 12 to 18 may start their journey by signing up at any library location to begin their quest. For more information, call 231-3770.

The Adult Program, Celebrating 75 Years of Service, for ages 18 and up, will be filled with a variety of interesting events. Adults are asked to read three books in order to receive a summer prize pack. One of the three books can be substituted by attendance to any adult summer program. There will be weekly drawings for various prizes. The last day of Adult Summer Reading is July 31. At the end of the program, a special drawing will be held for all participants. For more information, call 231-3740.

What are you waiting for? Pick up a reading log at your local branch starting tomorrow and check our newsletter The Source or our events calendar to see all the great events coming up!summer-reading-14



May 19, 2014

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Treehouse, a great tech resource that offers a fast, easy way to learn how to code, make apps, and start a business. You can learn how to create apps for iPhone and Android devices and create web apps using PHP and Ruby on Rails. The Treehouse Course Library contains over 100 courses and hundreds of hours of video. Filter by topic, search keywords, or see what’s new. There are courses on:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • WordPress
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PHP
  • App Development for iOS and Android
  • Web Design

There are also different tracks you can follow, perfect for preparing for a job in the tech industry. The tracks are guided sets of content that will help you become a web designer or design an iPhone app. If you thrive by a more structured environment, this would be a good option for you.

You can always browse the Library to learn about a specific skill or program. Another fun feature is the points! You earn points as you complete Code Challenges, Quizzes, Courses, and Tracks. You can keep track of your points on your dashboard.

Signing up is quick and easy: simply click the Treehouse link from our Digital Library and then click “sign up” in the top right corner. Fill in your information including your library card number (all 14 digits, no spaces), create a password, and you’re in!

Check out our Treehouse InfoGuide for more information on this exciting new resource.

Treehouse Logo


Library Survey

March 12, 2014

We posted a survey on our website and we’d love to hear from you. The link will be up through next Monday, March 17, and the survey only takes less than ten minutes to complete.

Your responses will remain confidential and will only be used to improve the services of the Library. We value your feedback and look forward to hearing from you.



#ebrpl on Social Media

February 24, 2014

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