Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry is an exciting new addition to our Digital Library. A one-stop shop for everything poetry-related, World of Poetry lets you search for a specific poem, poet, subject, region, and time period. You can find author biographies and literary criticism too. Looking for a little Keats or Whitman with your morning coffee? World of Poetry has a Listening Room where you can hear your favorite poems read out loud! Check out this database today – simply go to our Digital Library, find it in the A-Z list, and log in with your library card.
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Did you know the library is on Instagram? We’ll be posting pictures of events, displays and other interesting photos from around the library system. If you have an Instagram account, follow us or you can visit instagram.com/ebrpl!
If you take any Instagram pictures at the library, tag them with #ebrpl so we can see them!
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.
The Career Center, located in the River Center Branch Library, offers valuable resources to job-seekers and those looking for a career change. At the Career Center you’ll find books on careers, resumes, cover letters, and interviewing. The Career Center also holds workshops on a variety of topics and a professional career counselor is available to help you by appointment.
On the Career Center site itself, you’ll find self-assessment tests, job fair event information, job postings, quality employment websites, and information about different careers. Head over to the Career Center and take advantage of these free services or call (225) 381-8434 for more information.
Check out our Jobs & Employment InfoGuide which highlights more resources available from the library including online education courses and library databases. Also check the library catalog for employment related books available all over the library system!
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!