Teachers, writers, and fans of young reader fiction are invited to the East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s 37th Annual Author-Illustrator Program. This year’s featured guest is world-renowned author Katherine Paterson, winner of the Newbery Medal and National Book Award. She’s the author of such works as Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, and Jacob Have I Loved. Her talk will focus on writing for a young audience, her writing process, and more. The Thursday, October 9, event at 7 p.m. is free and open to the public. Registration and a fee are required for the half-day workshop with Paterson on Friday, October 10, starting at 8 a.m. There is a question-and-answer session scheduled after the workshop, followed by an autograph session, and Paterson’s books will be sold for this purpose. This exciting two-day event will be held at the Main Library at Goodwood. Registration deadlines are fast approaching, so don’t miss out! The form is available online or by calling (225) 231-3760 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow’s the big day! Join us at the Main Library at Goodwood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a free day of fun for all ages. Offering a mix of high tech and low tech creativity, come see our featured “makers” demonstrate everything from 3D printing and robot technology to crocheting, painting, demonstrating music and crafting. Come visit and learn how to “make” all kinds of things. For more information, call (225) 231‑3712 or visit the official Maker Faire Baton Rouge website. You can also register for tickets in advance here (tickets are free but a bonus to registering online is you’ll be entered to win some great door prizes). Demonstrators with “making” booths include: an Occulus Rift developer, a graphic artist / designer on wearable technology, woodworkers, an upcycled book artist, a costume designer and prop maker, a creator of Arduino-controlled firing cannons, artists, crocheters and much more!
Tomorrow is Read an eBook Day! Get ready for a celebration of eBooks on an international scale. On Thursday, September 18, library patrons and students will take part in the largest digital reading event to show appreciation and raise awareness for eBooks. Throughout the day, OverDrive will participate by giving away tablets and devices every hour through social media to readers who tell their eBook story on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #eBookDay. Readers can also comment directly on www.readanebookday.com. Did you know that since EBRPL first added eBooks to our catalog back in 2005, our patrons have downloaded over 725,000 ebooks? Check out an eBook and join the fun tomorrow! Don’t forget to tag us #ebrpl and #eBookDay to show us what you’re reading.
The first ever Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire is two weeks from tomorrow! Join us Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood for a family-friendly day celebrating creativity and resourcefulness. Click here to register. Tickets are free! Visit the official Maker Faire site or call 231-3750 for more information. We hope to see you on the 20th!
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!