14th Annual Attic Treasures & Collectibles Event

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Just in time for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s 75th Anniversary and the Library’s
celebration of all things historical that make up Baton Rouge, we will be hosting the 14th Annual Attic Treasures & Collectibles Event at the Main Library at Goodwood this Saturday, November 22. Now’s the time to raid your attic, closets, and garages for that interesting or antique art, toy, pottery, jewelry, rifle, war artifact, small piece of furniture, or other item of interest and see what the story is behind it and possibly what its value might be.

The free event will run 9 a.m.-1 p.m. this Saturday. Come for the antiques viewings, but stay for several other big events going on at the Main Library that day (more on that on our website and this blog later this week)! There is a limit of three items per person. Experts including Jack and Ann Hood – Jewelry; Bill Lee – Paper and Advertisements; Laurann Marino – Louisiana Gold and Coins; Pauline Robertson – Native American Items; Florence Crowder – General Items; Danny Brown – Civil War/ Military items; and Mark Denham – Armaments will be on hand to look at your collectibles and antiques. Call 231-3750 or visit our website and Facebook page for more information. Don’t forget to check our antique resources like the p4A Antiques Database (as used by the Antiques Roadshow), our Antiques InfoGuide, and the library catalog too. See you Saturday!


Monument Quilt Tour


The Monument Quilt Tour is coming to Baton Rouge this Tuesday, August 12. Meet at North Boulevard Town Square downtown from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a special interactive event welcoming art/activist collective FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture for an art display of the national Monument Quilt, a public healing space by and for survivors of rape and abuse. A crowd-sourced collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse, the Monument Quilt offers a public space and platform to not only tell survivors’ stories but to work together to forever change how Americans respond to rape. Contact STAR Baton Rouge at (225) 615-7093 for more information. 

June Events at Eden Park Branch Library

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Here’s a line-up of some great events at Eden Park Branch Library this month. Check the June Source for more info on these and other programs across the parish.

A Stitch in Time Sewing Club: This club meets twice a month at Eden Park Branch Library, and has a wonderful time planning and working on projects. Bring your ideas and projects and socialize with fellow thread lovers. Sewing machines available. Wednesday, 6/4, and Wednesday, 6/18, at 5:00 pm

Eden Park’s Adult Book Club: We have a list of books we’d love to read and discuss, and we always love new members! Drop by and join us discussing each month’s selected read and socialize with fellow bookworms! Tuesday, 6/17, at 5:00 pm

Eden Park’s Poetry Club: Have a poem waiting to come out? Love poetry reads? Want to get started in poetry? Come by and join our poetry club which meets once a month at Eden Park Library. Wednesday, 6/18, at 6:00 pm

Eden Park Art Club:  We meet once a month to share our artwork, discuss ongoing projects, help newcomers get started, and display our artwork on the library wall. Thursday, 6/19, at 5:00 pm

Eden Park Garden Club: We swap seeds, talk about container gardening, help each other solve plant problems, and generally get a kick out of everything that started out as a seed in a pot. Bring plants to swap, stories to tell, and advice to share! We meet once a month at Eden Park.  Thursday, 6/19, at 5:00 pm

Writers’ Club: Have a story inside waiting to come out? Have you written one and need help proofreading? Want to discuss publishing or self publishing for print or ebooks? Come by Eden Park once a month for our writers’ club meeting. We discuss our projects, battle writer’s block, play writing games, and discuss all aspects of writing. We share tips and do some in-house writing with peer support. Saturday, 6/28, at 3:30 pm

Address: 5131 Greenwell Springs Road, 70806

Call (225) 231-3240 for more information.


The Artist’s Way Workshop


artist's-wayAre you stuck in your career, overwhelmed by life’s many choices, or searching for a creative outlet? If you need to find focus, rediscover your creativity, and become your authentic self, join us at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library for a workshop that will closely follow Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. Artistic and unartistic types alike will benefit from this hands-on program.

This workshop begins this coming Tuesday, January 21, at 6:00 p.m. and will meet each Tuesday at this time for 12 consecutive weeks. Registration is required. Call (225) 381-8434 or email anowak@ebrpl.com for more information and to register. This is a free workshop presented by the Career Center, a service of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.

Enjoy Streaming Movies

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Have you tried our free streaming film service IndieFlixIndieFlix brings the Film Festival home. Watch award-winning independent movies, shorts, documentaries, and web series from around the world.

Your library card gives you unlimited access to the IndieFlix streaming library:

  • Thousands of films available wherever and whenever you have time to watch.
  • Watch on your computer or on your mobile device.
  • There is no software to download; the movies stream directly in your browser.

Visit our IndieFlix InfoGuide to find out how to sign up!