Learn something new with free courses from the EBRP Library starting January 2022


BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL) launched its free course program starting January. Classes are aimed at all ages and cover a wide range of topics from arts to business. Some programs include; Cartoons, fiction and resume writing seminars.

Classes take place virtually and in person. If you are interested in a library card Visit here.

The short schedule of the EBRP library program is listed below – or visit ebrpl.com for more informations;

Abe Lincoln in the library

Visit us at the Main Library in Goodwood on Wednesday, January 12th at 7:00 pm to hear firsthand a report from Abraham Lincoln on the history of the United States of America. Mr. Lincoln is portrayed by Kevin Wood, a professional Lincoln presenter who bears a remarkable resemblance to the “Great Emancipator” and is very familiar with his life and time.

Basic cartoons for the artistically challenged

Learn how to liven up your PowerPoint slides with writer, illustrator, and business consultant Mike Artell! In this free workshop on Tuesday, January 11th at 6:30 pm at the Main Library in Goodwood, Mike will teach you the skills you need to “get your point across”. No artistic skills? You don’t need them. But you need to be able to think funny and think quickly. Literally be. Exaggerate. Simplify.

Jump-start orientation: Build a better America today with AMOA!

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that each of us has the ability to create the America we deserve to live in, that each person has value and the power to do what is right. Understanding diversity, inclusion, and justice is a fundamental building block in making a better America for all of us. Take an orientation session at the Main Library in Goodwood on Saturday, January 15th at 3:00 p.m. to learn more about how to attend this spring through monthly lunches and study sessions with local speakers and by taking self-guided classes can at your own pace. Find out more and register at www.theamoa.org or send an email to [email protected]

On the way to greater freedom: Ten years of civil power are organized with Together Baton Rouge

The Toward a Larger Freedom exhibit will be on view in the Main Library in Goodwood throughout January. It’s an installation of oral traditions from local civil rights activists, paired with portraits by photographer Lily Brooks. The exhibition underscores the vital role everyday citizens play in strengthening democracy and honors Together Baton Rouge leaders who spent a decade improving the quality of life in their city, town and state. An exhibition panel discussion will also be held at the Main Library in Goodwood on Sunday, January 16 at 3:00 pm.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremonial reading

As part of the community-wide celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and his passion for literacy, community members of all ages are invited to come and read in the library on Saturday, January 15 or Sunday, January 15. 16. Readers can choose from a selection of books and poems or they can bring their own. No registration is required.

The locations in relation to the press release are as follows.

Saturday, January 15 at 10:30 am Baker Branch, Carver Branch, Central Branch, Eden Park Branch, Fairwood Branch, Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library

Saturday, January 15, 3:00 p.m .: Delmont Gardens Branch, Scotlandville Branch, Zachary Branch Library

Sunday, January 16, 3:00 p.m. Goodwood Main Library, Bluebonnet Regional Branch, Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch, Jones Creek Regional Branch Library

This event was modeled after the National African American Read-In, a pioneering effort to encourage communities to read together, with a focus on African American books and authors. It was founded in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy an important part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world, according to the press release.

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., (225) 763-2250

Innovation room badge class

The Innovation Space in the Bluebonnet Regional Branch has a variety of tools you can use to create something great! The space has audio equipment, including professional microphones and a soundboard for recording songs and podcasts. The space also has a 3D printer that customers can use to print things like figurines, smartphone cases, earrings, toys, and more! Adults, teenagers and children aged 10 and over can take part in a training course on how to use objects in the Space in December. After completing the course, you can reserve the space and equipment for personal use. Reserve your place by registering online in the events calendar at //ebrpl.co/calendar.

Saturday, January 8th at 2:00 p.m. – 3D printer class

Saturday, January 15th at 2:00 p.m. – Button Making Class

Saturday, January 19th at 2:00 p.m. – Audio Equipment Class

Adult gaming league

Calling all adult players! Participate in the Grown-Up Gaming League (GUGL) in the Bluebonnet Regional Branch.

Wednesday, January 12th, 6:00 p.m. Theme evening: Introduction to Catan

Wednesday, January 19, 6:00 p.m. Theme evening: Virtual Reality Headsets

Wednesday, January 26th at 6:00 p.m. Open Board Game Night

Baton Rouge Film Club

Film buffs can join the Baton Rouge Film Club in the Bluebonnet Regional Branch on Monday, January 10th at 6.15pm. The club is hosting a number of films starring legendary actor Robert Mitchum. This month they will watch and discuss the crime drama Eddie Coyle’s friends.

Fiction workshop

Local writers can attend the Fiction Writers Workshop for feedback on their fiction stories. Email Jordan Courtney at [email protected] to get started. We’re hosting a face-to-face meeting at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch on Monday, January 24th at 6:30 pm to meet other local writers and discuss story ideas.

The vinyl sub-floor

Adults interested in collecting records can head to the Bluebonnet Regional Branch for The Vinyl Underground on Monday January 3rd at 6:30 PM! Participants can meet other vinyl enthusiasts, listen to records and discuss albums.

Delmont Gardens Branch, 3351 Lorraine St., (225) 354-7050

Share the hope presentation

The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) will present “Sharing Hope” Understanding and Treating Mental Health on Friday, January 14th at 4:00 pm in the Delmont Gardens Branch. Participants will also learn about mental health resources in the community.

Art stained glass

Adults can create their own fine art glass paintings on Monday, January 10th at 10:00 AM at Delmont Gardens Branch. All materials are provided and registration is required. Call (225) 354-3050 to sign up.

Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Hwy., (225) 924-9385

Writer rendezvous

Local writers can join our monthly writing group in the Fairwood Branch on Tuesday, January 11th at 6:00 PM. This is an informal group where people can meet, exchange ideas, and get feedback on current projects.

Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Rd., (225) 756-1150

Crochet compassion

The Crochet Compassion Group is back in the Jones Creek Regional Branch! Anyone can join this group to make plastic bag sleeping mats for the homeless in our community. The group will also take part in Knitted Knockers to create handmade, soft, and adjustable breast prostheses for people who have undergone mastectomy. Visit us on Saturday, January 22nd at 3:30 p.m. and give something back to your community!

Introduction to Yoga

Yoga can be intimidating at times, but this class will make it easy for you! Grab a yoga mat or towel and join us for an introduction to yoga at Jones Creek Regional Branch on Monday, January 10th at 10:00 AM.

Main Goodwood Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., (225) 231-3750

Garden discoveries

Have you ever wondered why some gardens overshadow others? Could it be your landscaping? The Baton Rouge Botanic Garden Foundation is to host a FREE Garden Discoveries presentation on Saturday, January 8th at 10:00 am at the Main Library in Goodwood, led by Buck Abbey, a landscape architect and retired professor at the LSU School of Landscape Architecture will.

Crochet (and knit) for a good cause

Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting and want to give something back to the community? Visit us at the Main Library in Goodwood on Thursday, January 13th at 7:00 pm to work on projects that will benefit those in need. Samples and some materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own knitting and crochet hooks.

CV writing seminar

Learn how to make your resume look great in the Main Library in Goodwood on Saturday, January 15th at 10:00 AM. This seminar covers everything from formatting techniques to avoiding the red flags employers are looking for. Registration is required. Register at https://www.careercenterbr.com/events or call (225) 231-3733.

Historic Louisiana Newspapers at LSU

The Special Collections division is launching a complimentary program on the historic Louisiana Newspaper Collection at LSU on Wednesday, January 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library in Goodwood. The presentation will be led by Hans Rasmussen, Head of Technical Services at LSU Hill Memorial Library.

Review of professional and financial background

Performing a background check of potential employees has become a standard part of the hiring process. Could there be something in your background that is affecting your chances of getting a job? Take part in a free program at the Main Library in Goodwood on Wednesday, January 19 at 11:30 am. Alexis Anderson, former HR director and founder of the nonprofit PREACH, will discuss what information is included in these background checks and what a job seeker can do to improve their situation. Registration is required. Register at https://www.careercenterbr.com/events. For more information, call (225) 231-3733.

Science on Saturday: Physics in Fiction

Dr. Shane Stadler from LSU will report on the presentation of physics in literature on Saturday, January 29th at 1:00 p.m. at the presentation of Physics in Fiction.

River Center Library, 250 North Boulevard, (225) 389-4967

Explore our grant resources

Are you looking for funding for a non-profit organization? Interested in funding for further education? Visit us at the River Center Branch on Saturday, January 22nd at 2:30 pm to learn more about the scholarship resources we have in the library!

For general information about the library, call (225) 231-3750 or visit the library’s online calendar at www.ebrpl.com.


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