Are you a voracious reader? Do you fly through books and then wonder which one to read next? We have just what you need. Check out our infoguide, Find A Good Book, which includes new books but also books on other topics and from various genres that you may have missed the last time you were at the library. We add new books all the time so be sure to visit this guide from time to time to discover your next favorite book. This guide also includes links to sites, podcasts and other resources that may also be of interest to avid readers. Happy reading!
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We are pleased to announce a new and exciting resource, The Vogue Archive, a searchable archive of American Vogue magazine from its premiere issue in 1892 to the current month, available in high-resolution color images. Preserving the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists, and photographers, The Vogue Archive is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture, and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.
Every page, advertisement, cover, and fold-out is included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer, and brand name. You can even search by editor (e.g., Diana Vreeland, Anna Wintour), photographer (e.g., David Bailey, Richard Avedon), or other contributors (including such world-renowned artists and writers as Georges Lepape and Evelyn Waugh). The Vogue Archive is an invaluable resource for those interested in fashion history, art, and photography, as well as modern American culture. The world of fashion is now at your fingertips so check it out today!
The River Center Branch Library houses a specialized Grants Resource Center that serves as a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. Called Cooperating Collections until October 2013, Funding Information Network (FIN) partners serve nonprofits by funding information about grantmakers, offering training and programs related to fundraising and nonprofit management, and actively reaching out to underserved organizations within their community to connect them to these key resources. Network partners also provide resources for artists and students. The Foundation Center program manager Katie Artzner recently remarked that the new name of Funding Information Network partners “now accurately captures how our partner organizations function as a network, and it also reflects more concretely the types of resources and services they provide.”
Head over to the River Center Branch Library and take advantage of these free services or call (225) 389-4964 for more information.
Check out our Grants InfoGuide for more on the resources related to grant-writing and nonprofits available at the library, including online education courses and library databases. Our Learn4Life online learning database offers several courses on nonprofit management and grant-writing, including A to Z Grant Writing, Get Grants!, and Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials. And don’t forget to check the library catalog for a wealth of books on grant-writing and nonprofits.
EBRPL is officially on Tumblr! What in the world is Tumblr, you might ask? It’s a social media/blogging platform (think WordPress + Twitter) and we’re excited to unveil our official East Baton Rouge Parish Library Tumblr here!
If you’re interested in creating an account, it takes less than a minute and you’re in! Then you can use the handy search engine to find Tumblr sites that might interest you by searching topics you love. For example, searching for the tags #lit, #libraries, or #librarians will lead you to books- and library-related Tumblrs. You don’t need an account to check us out on Tumblr – just click here or follow the link from our homepage – but if you do have one, follow us for the latest on EBRPL and other topics we love!
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!