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!
We’re excited to announce we are restarting our 3D printing demonstrations at the Main Library
at Goodwood! What’s 3D printing? It’s the process of creating solid objects based on a digital design. You can choose a preselected model from the available options, from Thingiverse.com, or submit your own design on our website. There’s a minimal cost. Here are the remaining dates for 2014:
• 6 p.m. November 12
• 7 p.m. November 20
• 6 p.m. December 10
• 7 p.m. December 18
• 2 p.m. December 27
Here’s the line-up of 20Somethings events planned this month. Want more info? Head over to our 20Somethings Facebook page!
Get Your Game On! If you enjoy video and board games and are looking for a way to meet other game enthusiasts ages 18-30ish, join us at the Main Library at Goodwood tonight, October 14, and Tuesday, October 28, at 6 p.m. to play board games such as Settlers of Catan and 7 Wonders and video games such as Rock Band and Minecraft.
Halo Day: Sometimes you just need to kick back and enjoy an awesome video game. Come to the Baker Branch Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, and get together with other 20-somethings to chill out with Halo on the Xbox.
Crafternoon: Wire-Wrapped Jewelry Come hang out with other 20-somethings at the Main Library at Goodwood at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 19, to create wire-wrapped marble necklace pendants and button flower rings. All supplies provided.
We had a great time at Horror Movie Night last weekend and we have one more Halloween-themed event coming up:
‘Buffy’ Buffs Night Are you a “Buffy” Buff? Then head over to the Main Library at Goodwood at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 23, to test your knowledge of all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We’ll be playing a trivia game covering all seven seasons of the popular television series.
October is American Archives Month! Established by the Society of American Archivists in 2006, it is a collaborative effort by professional organizations and repositories across the country to highlight the importance of records of enduring value. Archivists are information professionals who assess, collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to information that has lasting value. Archives are similar to libraries, but instead of focusing primarily on books, archives hold a number of different types of documents and records, which can include photographs, directories, correspondence, scrapbooks, tickets, and all sorts of memorabilia.
Did you know the East Baton Rouge Parish Library has an archive? The Baton Rouge Room Archives, located on the second floor of the Main Library at Goodwood, is a repository of historic and modern pictures, maps, papers, oral history tapes, and memorabilia representing life in Baton Rouge. We also have a digital archive of photos, documents, and maps online you may access at any time.
In celebration of American Archives Month, the Baton Rouge Room is sponsoring a historical quiz on our website. Enter to win prizes by taking the quiz on our website. All the answers can be found in our digital archive so start exploring today!
Call 231-3752 or visit the Baton Rouge Room InfoGuide for more information.
Arduino is an electronics kit that anyone can use, and we’ll show you how at a series of workshops planned this month at different branches around the parish. Designed by engineers for artists, this easy-to-learn platform is powerful and will get you into making your own projects. Join other Makers at the Library to get started creating attractive displays, fun gadgets, robots, wearable lights, and more! Kits will be provided to adults for use during the program. Here’s the schedule:
River Center Branch: 3 p.m., this Wednesday, October 8
Fairwood Branch: 3 p.m., Saturday, October 11
Zachary Branch: 4 p.m., Tuesday, October 21
Eden Park Branch: 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 22
There will also be a Teen Robotics Club meeting at the Main Library at Goodwood at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, where you can come join other teens to tinker with Arduino. Kits will be provided for use during the program.