Check this month’s Source newsletter for more information on the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day events planned at EBRPL. All branches will be closed on Monday, January 19, for MLK Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 20.
The Women’s Wear Daily Archive is now available through our Digital Library! Women’s Wear Daily, or WWD, is widely considered the “bible” of the fashion industry. The WWD Archive is the only digitized source of the entire run of this publication, from its first issue in 1910 to issues from the past twelve months, all reproduced in high-resolution images. Every page, article, advertisement and cover has been included, with searchable text and indexing. The Women’s Wear Daily Archive preserves one of the fashion industry’s most influential reads, covering key moments in the history of the industry, as well as major designers, brands, retailers, and advertisers.
Founded in 1910 by Edmund Fairchild, Women’s Wear was launched as a small weekly sister publication to the Daily News Record, a menswear journal founded in the late nineteenth century. Moving to daily publication in 1927, Women’s Wear Daily covered the news behind the manufacturing of women’s clothing, including sales and acquisitions, production costs, and personnel moves within the industry. In later years, under the editorship of John Fairchild, WWD began featuring social commentary, tracking the personal lives of high-society. It soon became the most powerful and influential fashion journal in the US, and subsequently released W magazine. They were purchased by Condé Nast in 1999, and WWD continues to publish breaking news and is widely considered the primary fashion publication by industry insiders.
Access the Women’s Wear Daily Archive from our Digital Library – all you need is a library card!
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.
Teachers, writers, and fans of young reader fiction are invited to the East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s 37th Annual Author-Illustrator Program. This year’s featured guest is world-renowned author Katherine Paterson, winner of the Newbery Medal and National Book Award. She’s the author of such works as Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, and Jacob Have I Loved. Her talk will focus on writing for a young audience, her writing process, and more. The Thursday, October 9, event at 7 p.m. is free and open to the public. Registration and a fee are required for the half-day workshop with Paterson on Friday, October 10, starting at 8 a.m. There is a question-and-answer session scheduled after the workshop, followed by an autograph session, and Paterson’s books will be sold for this purpose. This exciting two-day event will be held at the Main Library at Goodwood. Registration deadlines are fast approaching, so don’t miss out! The form is available online or by calling (225) 231-3760 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow’s the big day! Join us at the Main Library at Goodwood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a free day of fun for all ages. Offering a mix of high tech and low tech creativity, come see our featured “makers” demonstrate everything from 3D printing and robot technology to crocheting, painting, demonstrating music and crafting. Come visit and learn how to “make” all kinds of things. For more information, call (225) 231‑3712 or visit the official Maker Faire Baton Rouge website. You can also register for tickets in advance here (tickets are free but a bonus to registering online is you’ll be entered to win some great door prizes). Demonstrators with “making” booths include: an Occulus Rift developer, a graphic artist / designer on wearable technology, woodworkers, an upcycled book artist, a costume designer and prop maker, a creator of Arduino-controlled firing cannons, artists, crocheters and much more!