Women’s Week

EBRPL Business Tip, EBRPL Events

The Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge (WCGBR) is celebrating its 20th anniversary with Women’s Week, an annual celebration that kicks off tomorrow (Friday, September 19th) and runs through September 28th. This empowering event includes over 150 activities, workshops, and classes around the city. Check the schedule below to find out what events are being offered at Library branches! For more information, including complete activity listings and locations, click here or call (225) 302‑8018. Reach out on social media using #BRWW14 for Women’s Week and #WCGBR for the Women’s Council and of course #ebrpl.

• Career Inspiration: Online Job Hunting

If you are between 18 and 60 years old, you are likely spending around 2,000 hours per year at work. That’s a lot of hours if you don’t do something you enjoy. Come get inspired to learn about different career exploration techniques from noon‑1:30 p.m. on Monday, September 22, at the Main Library at Goodwood.

• Stuff Buster: De‑Clutter to De‑Stress

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the stuff you’ve accumulated over the years? Your Library has the perfect program to get you started and on your way to simplifying your space! Local professional organizer Teresa Taylor will give you tips, techniques and products at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 22, at the Scotlandville Branch. Registration is required.

• Social Media for the Job Search

Want to learn more about how social media can assist you in a job search? Then you should meet us noon‑1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, in the Main Library at Goodwood’s second floor Tech Lab to learn how LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter can help you find your next job.

• Let Food Be Thy Medicine

This special nutrition, health and inspiration workshop will be presented by Janel Chatman 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, September 22, in the Main Library’s Large Conference Room 102. For information, call (225) 252-6688.


Read an eBook Day

EBRPL eBooks/Audiobooks, EBRPL Events, EBRPL Homepage Feature

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.


True Crime Book Club

EBRPL Book, EBRPL Events

Join us Wednesday, September 24, at 7 p.m. for the first meeting of the True Crime Book Club! We’ll be meeting each month at the Main Library at Goodwood for a discussion of, you guessed it, a true crime book. Next week’s selection is a classic in American crime writing, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. For those who like to plan ahead, the October meeting will actually be an exciting author event instead of a book discussion (stay tuned for details). We hope to see you next Wednesday!



EBRPL Online Resource, EBRPL Something New

We’re pleased to highlight a new addition to our Digital Library: Press Display, an online newspaper database that offers instant access to 2,000 newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages! There’s no special software required or downloading involved. Simply search for a newspaper by title, country, or language, and you can skip right to your favorite section (Front Page, Entertainment, Sports, you name it). You can then read the articles in full color on your computer or even download, print, or email them as desired. PressDisplay is available from any computer with your library card, so click here and start exploring news stories from around the world today.